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Staying Safe as a Realtor® This Year
I hate it when I see articles like this in the news. First of all I hate it because I hate seeing women targeted at any time, especially when they are being professionals and running a business.
Secondly, I hate it because it gives men a sense that they are not at risk as Realtors®. Yes, some criminals target women specifically, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take safety precautions as well.
It’s unfortunate we live in a world where we have to talk about preventing crime while we do our jobs, but here we are. Here are some ways you can stay safe this year – whether you’re a man or a woman.
First Meetings Should Always Be At Your OfficeI’m a huge advocate of “know before you show.” Your first meeting with someone should never be alone or in a private place, no matter how urgent they insist the situation is. There is no situation in which they cannot first come to your office during business hours.
When they do come to the office, be sure you get to know their situation thoroughly, as you would do with any prospect. Pay attention to any red flags or oddness about their story.
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