As a Real Estate Professional, your job is to match your client to the perfect home and perfect mortgage for them. Home Hazard Prevention feels there is so much more that you can offer your clients.
Reviewing invitational hazards with your clients is a great way to learn more about their situation and set yourself up as an expert. Invitational hazards are any product or location that invites (intentionally or not) people to that attraction, which then could 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 if 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 coverage or charge a super-premium just for owning these attractions. This is because the potential for an issue is extremely large and costly were an accident to occur. This leaves the property owner open to litigation. For the doubters that say friends would never sue them, or insurance would cover the cost; I implore you to imagine how good a friendship is after a life-altering accident to a child, or if homeowner insurance would truly cover the cost of such a disaster. Worst of all, these invitational hazards could be used, and accidents could happen without the homeowner’s permission to be on the property. That means the homeowner is still liable, whether or not the victim had permission to use the items, even if trespassing!
The potential for lawsuits is huge. As a Real Estate Professional, you help your clients find their dream home by learning more about their specific needs. Why not address invitational hazards as well? Or better yet, hire us to give a complete safety program on your behalf. When given as a closing gift, you show your clients you really do care about them and their family. This will also help your reputation and increase referrals. That’s what it really is all about: referrals!
‘Safety Nick’, as he is affectionately known, is the owner and operator of Home Hazard Prevention, LLC (HHP). As a professional firefighter in the Valley since 2005 with an extensive background in responding to and preventing emergencies, Nick felt that it was time to help the citizens of Maricopa and Pinal Counties learn how to be safe and protect their loved ones in a proactive manner. In 2012, HHP was launched. With the support of his wonderful (and understanding!) wife and two beautiful children, Nick works tireless hours, not only to help save your family’s lives, as a firefighter and a community safety expert, but also to be able to spend quality time with his family. Nick moved to Arizona over 20 years ago and enjoys exploring our great state with his family.
Be sure to contact Home Hazard Prevention for any of your family or business 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. There is no one more qualified than a group of professional firefighters to keep your family safe! (480) 448-0266 or Nick@HomeHazardPrevention.com
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