October is Crime Prevention Month

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Real Estate Agent with The KER Group 306650

When we think of the month of October, Im sure most of us think of Halloween. However, there are other noteworthy things that we should be aware of.  Did you know that October is Crime Prevention month?  Saftey for ourselves and our loved ones is very important to us all. As Halloween rolls around this year and all the gools and goblins are out, may we all be thinking safety- Not just for that night, but for our constantly changing work enviroment as realtors.

 As a realtor, saftey has to be a top prioirity. How often do we find ourselves in situations that we second guess our safety. Vacant homes, first meets with new clients, or flat tires on the side of a road?  Its ok for us as Realtors to be cautious, and take measures to protect our own safety. If we dont, no one else will. New or old clients that can not understand this and want to push us out of our feeling of safety are not worth working with.  May all our clients respect our need to remain safe and cautious.

 

Here are some tips for agents to keep safe as we work:

  • Use your own common sense and follow your personal instincts.
  • Carry a whistle, mace or pepper spray.
  • Always meet first-time clients in your office.
  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • Use the buddy system when showing a property, especially vacant property.
  • Always tell someone at the office of where and with whom your appointments will be.
  • Keep your car well-maintained to avoid breaking down in remote areas.
  • When receiving an inquiry by phone at your office or at home, get the name and number of the person calling and ask if you can call that person back in a few minutes. By making a couple of phone calls or searching on google, you may feel more comfortable about meeting a prospect.

 

The National Crime Prevention Councel strives to help people remain safe.  You can visit their website at www.ncpc.org to check out the latest tips in crime prevention, with topics like cell phone safety, firearm storage, school safety and vacant property crime safety and so much more. 

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