Northeast Ohio Real Estate Safety Concerns
You've probably heard the multitude of stories involving crimes against real estate agents or houses being robbed by criminals. A recent blog on Inman News, by J. Philip Faranda 'It’s time to tell agents they can no longer meet with complete strangers in empty houses,' has me thinking about several scary moments during my own career selling Northeast Ohio Real Estate. In the past year alone, I've had to call another agent for help regarding my own personal safety and have called the police department to check on a house after I caught a person unlocking one of the ground level bathroom windows several times.
I am well aware that I've been in questionable circumstances and that often, the things we are asked to do, put me at risk, but now that my son works with me, his safety is a glaring red light.
Just the other day, he was working with new buyers and I called to check on him. He did not answer. Of course, I got worried. Several hours passed and my worry increased. Right when I was going to map out his showings and go looking for him, he walked in and let me know his phone had died.
It's sadly funny that when it was just me, I had this invincible thought that I could handle anything, but when it comes to my son, oh, no, not going to happen. But, really neither of us should put ourselves in situations where our personal safety is compromised.
It's also our responsibility to watch out for the best interest of our clients, and having a bunch of people milling around your Northeast Ohio Home for Sale at one time during an open house is not necessarily an ideal situation for you.
As the above mentioned article notes, the general real estate public has been conditioned by years of the same old practices that were at one time effective in the Northeast Ohio Real Estate Market. The web and social media has drastically reshaped our industry and many of these older practices are no longer relevant or able to compete against the strength of the internet.
Team Pappas is committed to our safety and the safety of our Northeast Ohio real estate clients. We've removed unsafe practices that are no longer relevant and are using the most current and effective tools available to make our client's housing moves the best they can be.
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