As a Real Estate Professional, your job is to match your client to the perfect home and the perfect mortgage for them. But we feel that there is so much more that you can offer to your clients.
Reviewing invitational hazards with clients is a great way to learn more about their situation, and also set yourself up as an expert. Invitational hazards are any product or location that invites (intentionally or not), people to that attraction, which then has the ability to harm them.
Some examples include:
• Pools. We all love our pools and they often times are a necessity in the desert.
• Trampolines. These are fun to use and can be enjoyed for years when properly maintained.
• Zip lines and/or large playground equipment. Fun for kids, but often dangerous when in disrepair.
As a firefighter, I have responded to many scenes that involved the above mentioned items. Many times, the outcome was less than ideal and occasionally fatal. The problem has gotten so bad, that some insurance companies will cancel or charge you a super premium just for having these attractions. This is because the potential for an issue is extremely large and costly were an accident to occur. This leaves you, the property owner, open for litigation. For the doubters that tell me their friends would never sue them, or their insurance would cover the cost; I implore you to see how good your friendship is after a life-altering accident to a child is, or if your insurance would truly cover you. Worst of all, these invitational hazards and accidents could happen without your permission to be used. Meaning that you are still liable, whether the victim had permission to use your items (even if trespassing!).
The potential for lawsuits is huge; and you as a Real Estate Professional can really step up here and help your clients find their dream home by learning more about their specific needs- and addressing invitational hazards. As always, we cover this and more, when you hire us to give a complete safety program on your behalf, when given as a closing gift to your clients. This will also help increase you reputation and referrals, by showing your clients that you really do care about them and their family. And we all want more referrals and money in the bank!
Be sure to contact Home Hazard Prevention for any of your personal or family safety needs. From mobile CPR training to car seat education to infant safety (and much more!), HHP is here to help! Remember, a complete safety program does not have to be expensive or time-consuming. As a group of professional firefighters, there is no one more qualified than us to help keep your family safe! (480) 719-1551 or BeSafe@HomeHazardPrevention.com