Stay safe during open houses and showings!

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Realtors here are some great tips on how to stay safe during open houses and showings.

Original content by Kathleen Luiten REALTOR Broker #21673

It's important for every agent to remember there are risks when we are meeting customers or clients out in the field. Ginger Harper posted a question recently in our Q&A section about office safety procedures. I replied that our office - like so many - leaves it to the individual agent.

Ginger asked what my plan is. That was a great question and reminded me to review that plan.

This might be a good time to remind yourself of your own plan for your safety out in the field. Here's my answer.

  1. I take a buddy with me whenever possible, and it usually is possible.
  2. When showing a property I always research the client unless I know them. I can't do that for open houses though so I really try to have another person with me for those. Even if personal safety isn't a problem it helps to have another pair of eyes safeguarding the owner's personal property.
  3. I make sure I have someone to call who knows where I'll be in case of emergency.
  4. I keep my phone in hand with the RealAlert app open, ready to push if there is any problem.
  5. I always follow rather than precede the client into a room, and I stay near the exit.
  6. Last but not least I took a killer defense class. Really, if the attack is severe some of these moves could seriously impair the attacker. Not your standard martial arts moves, this is defense for ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. 

Hopefully we will never need to implement our safety plans but I do hope you have one. 

Do you have any good tips or thoughts to share that can help us all stay safe?


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Kathleen Luiten, REALTOR Broker                                                                         


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David Shamansky
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Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

No doubt safety should be at top of list and I know there are apps to help with this as well as making sure others know where you are and who you are with as well as meeting them PRIOR to just arriving at an empty house.

Good choice for reblog

Sep 04, 2015 02:02 AM #1
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Thanks for the reblog, Lina! Have a great Labor Day weekend. 

Sep 04, 2015 02:30 AM #2
Morris Real Estate Marketing Group
Morris Real Estate Marketing Group - Toronto, ON
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You are very welcome Kathleen Luiten and have a nice weekend as well. David Shamansky safety is very key, I couldn't agree more.

Sep 04, 2015 05:26 AM #3
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Lina - I agree, for safety reason, I prefer holding open house with another person.

Sep 04, 2015 06:25 AM #4
Morris Real Estate Marketing Group
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That's safe and smart John Pusa 

Sep 04, 2015 06:30 AM #5
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Lina Poka, MBA ,  Great information to have, just in case!  Have a great weekend.

Sep 04, 2015 07:02 AM #6
Morris Real Estate Marketing Group
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Thank you Larry Johnston Have a great weekend as well.

Sep 04, 2015 07:05 AM #7
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