Real Estate Agent Safety Tips
In every profession there are certain occasions for hazards in all forms. The Real Estate business is no different. There are specific safety tips for all our friends in the Real Estate profession.
Most of you are aware of these but may need a quick refresher course. Keep in mind, not all these tips work all the time. The best thing to do is to maintain contact with your office and never put yourself in a dangerous situation. Approach all encounters with caution and try to anticipate what may go wrong. That will help problems from even occurring!
Quick Tips For Realtor Safety
- Let at least one personal contact and your office know where you are at all times.
• Don’t agree to a private showing unless you’ve already met the client in your office.
• Have clients complete an information form (name, copy of driver license, and vehicle information) during open houses or prior to scheduling a private showing.
• Bring along a co-worker if possible.
• Don’t leave a client in your blind spot. Let the client proceed in front of you during a private showing.
• Drive through the neighborhood prior to a private showing or open house. Be on the lookout for possible safety concerns.
• Identify each of the exits prior to a showing or open house. Keep all exit doors unlocked.
• Take a self-defense class.
• Don’t allow a client to ride in your car unless you know them well.
• Don’t wear expensive jewelry.
• Leave your purse in the trunk of your car.
• Dress professionally.
• Buy a personal security app for your cell phone, and always keep the phone in your hands.
• Be ready to defend yourself. Travel with a defensive device, i.e., pepper-spray.
• Trust your instincts. If something doesn’t feel right, remove yourself from the situation. Don’t worry about offending a client. Your safety is paramount.
‘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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