About: When putting your house up for sale, you not only need to make your house look its best, you need to make sure to secure your personal information. Identity theft is a very real threat when you are selling your home. If you leave your personal financial data lying around, strangers can easily go through it. Before you show your home, put all of your mail and personal items in a locked safe or a locked file cabinet hidden at the back of a closet. This video is courtesy of Ilyce Clink, ExpertRealEstateTips. and YouTube.