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First rule - Don't ask!!!! If they tell you they are pregnant, fine, but don't assume!
If you've never been pregnant or had kids, these may make no sense to you, but I promise it will mean a lot to your client! I once won a client who was using two Realtors, they picked me because of how I treated her!
Smells = puking! Pregnant women generally are very sensitive to smells. The slightest whiff of some things can make them gag or even start puking. Not what you want to have happen when showing homes! Preview your homes if possible to check for odors and warn her so she can decide if she wants to go in or not. Even if it's just air freshener or good cooking you smell, just let her know. I love my hubby's cooking, but the smell of meat cooking always made me throw up!
Bathroom breaks - Yes, pregnant women pee a lot. You would too if you had a watermelon sitting on your bladder! If the homes you are in do not have utilities, make sure to know where the nearest bathroom is (gas station or whatnot), just in case. Have TP in the car just in case the home does not have any.
Food = Happy - Most of the time. Always carry snacks with you just in case. She might have some anyway, but the thought will make her feel good. Good things to carry - peanut butter cracker sandwiches, snack bags of ruffles, fritos, or trail mix. If she seems woozy, mentions being dizzy, she may need a quick bite to stave that off to finish the showings. Alternately, leave time in the schedule for a lunch break.
Drinks - Duh, if you give a girl a peanut butter cracker, you better have something to drink! Stick with water. It's a good idea to have bottled water in your car at all times for any clients.
Scheduling - Check with her - she probably knows what time of day is best for her. Morning sickness really doesn't stick to just the morning! She may feel better in the morning, mid-day, afternoon, etc. If you schedule them during her good time, you'll have a better chance of completing the showings without incident, and in them having a positive memory of the homes and you!
Emergency Supplies - Make sure you have your emergency showing kit with you. It should have toilet paper for bathroom breaks, cleaners and paper towels in the event of accidents, flashlights in case there's no power, etc. This way you are prepared just in case she does puke!
And enjoy! I love being involved when there's a new little one on the way! You're helping find a home for a special moment in their lives! It's a wonderful feeling. And hopefully these tips help you keep your clients comfortable, yourself looking good, and makes everyone happy!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.