Safety Tips for Realtors
Exposure means a lot in the Real Estate Industry. You meet lots of people in the real estate business—some nice and some not so nice. Learn how to protect yourself at open houses and in your car.
As a real estate professional, you put yourself at risk every day — you just might not realize it.
Meeting new clients, showing properties, holding open houses, letting strangers get into your car, and even your marketing may be jeopardizing your personal safety.
Such everyday tasks seem harmless, but as some real estate professionals have learned the hard way, these situations can expose you to danger.
We’d like to share with you our Top 3 Essential Tips for our beloved Realtors to stay safe wherever they are and whatever they’re doing. These tips give you practical advice about how to increase your awareness of surroundings and what might be suspicious. This will also help you be better prepared to protect yourself, other agents, and your clients in highly vulnerable situations.
#1 Make sure someone knows where you're going and who you plan to meet there-including the client's name and phone number.
#2 Always schedule First Meetings with New Clients in the Office. Verify their identity and introduce them to a colleague.
#3 Always keep a charged mobile phone with you. Whether you're in the office, on the road or at property showings.
Remember that the biggest asset to your business is you. You can't serve your customers if you don't protect yourself. Safety first!