Real Estate Tip of the Week: Agent Safety
Being diligent and attentive as a real estate agent should be a top priority.
So, what are some safety tips you can apply to your daily routine? Check out our tips below.
This doesn’t necessarily mean to be available at all times – rather ,we suggest letting your coworkers and teammates know where you will be and who you will be with during the day. Let someone in your office know if you’re meeting a client at a coffee shop, or if you’re preparing for a showing. Think about sharing your calendar with your colleagues.
Yes, it is important that you’re available to your clients. But make sure you’re taking into consideration of the times you want to meet. If you feel uneasy meeting out after dark, be upfront and list your hours clearly in any marketing materials you have.
Meet in the Office First
If it’s possible, meet your clients in your office first. This way, you can make a copy of your client’s driver’s license and have them fill out a Prospect Identification Form. This little extra step of filing a name into the system might stop a potential criminal from committing to a form of action.
When they do meet you in the office, introduce them to someone. The more eyes on them, the less likely they are to make an attack.
Have your phone with you during any meet up and make sure it is fully charged. Think about installing a security app that allows you to easily call for help in a secretive manner.
These are just a few of the many safety tips available for real estate agents. The National Association of Realtors has an entire page dedicated to protecting agent’s safety.
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