How real estate agents can help their clients during an open house

I am sure all of you saw the news last week where a husband and wife were arrested and charged after they attended a number of open houses in the GTA and stole items from peoples homes.  This can create a liability for the agent who is hosting the open house if items are stolen. One of the things that i suggest is for agents to advise their clients to remove any valuables such as jewellery, cash, cameras etc and place them in a safety deposit  box. Thieves will look for items that they can easily put into their pockets and not usually target larger items to steal . Agents should also be aware of their own property, ie wallet , purses and keys and leave their own valuables locked in their cars.