Bottom line, something is worth only what someone else will pay for it. Sale prices have dropped, true, but that also means the home you are buying will be lower priced, too. Good for you for resisting the high pressure realtor. When your house is on the market, your valuables should be stored elsewhere. People often pose as buyers to "case the joint", or outright steal items while the realtor is distracted (if he even cares). I'm not trying to add to your stress, but that's a fact of life today. Case in point: My MIL (86 years old) got a high pressure call yesterday for someone to come over today to clean her chimney. She buckled and said yes. We notified the police, and they will be looking for these guys. Dirtbags are everywhere, just looking for an opportunity. So, all of your valuables, including prescription drugs, should be secured.