Realtor safety is always an important issue. It’s always a good time to revisit steps to prevent tragedy. Realtors can be put in dangerous situations during Open Houses and showings and need to be aware of steps to take to keep themselves safe. Here are some tips for common realtor situations.
Make sure at least one personal contact and your office knows where you are at all times. You should let them know where you will be and when you feel you will be done. Check in when you move on.
Meet new clients at the office first before any private showings. Have them complete a client information sheet and copy their driver’s license and vehicle information.
Open Houses: Have another realtor or co-worker share the duties with you and set up a sign in sheet with client’s information.
During open houses and showings, let your client proceed you through the house, especially when going down into the basement or upstairs. Keep them in your line of vision at all times.
Park on the street to be able to leave easily. Do not let a client block you in the driveway. Drive around the neighborhood and acquaint yourself with the layout, be aware of the easiest and fastest exit routes.
Know all the exits to the home and make sure they are all unlocked.
Leave your purse and valuables in the trunk of your car and have your cell phone in your hand. Leave the expensive jewelry at home.
Never allow a client into your car unless you know them very well and feel very comfortable.
Check out the safety apps for your phone. Have the local police department saved on your phone and have them ready to respond at the touch of a button.
Last but not least, trust your gut. If a situation makes you uncomfortable or makes you uneasy, remove yourself and reschedule. Your job is not worth your safety.
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