it's easy to not recognize a relationship between real estate and prescription drug theft and abuse. But the truth is that beyond the enormous preparation Realtors® go through to ensure a house is ready for sale, there could be a danger lurking in the bathroom cabinet.
Take the initiative to educate clients about the proper ways to dispose of prescription medication before opening a house to potential buyers.
Just as you would advise clients to lock up any valuable like jewelry—prescription drugs, regardless of what they are prescribed for, should be locked away and inaccessible long before a house is ready for showing.
There are a number of safe, dependable ways to dispose of unwanted or expired medication. You can find a list of approved drop boxes with the American Medicine Chest Challenge.