Realtor Safety Week

By
Real Estate Agent with Sun Real Estate, Inc

This is Realtor Safety Week. Visit www.realtor.org/safety for safety tips every Realtor should know.

Brokers, have you reviewed you company policy regarding safety precautions? Does it need updating? Take time this week to go over your company's policy and then review it with your agents. During these tough times it's easy to get anxious for a sale and forget to put safety first, especially new agents.

Agents, do you know your company's safety policy. If not, speak with your broker.

New agents talk with other more experienced agents about their personal policies.

Do you have a code word to let the office know there is a problem? Do you always let someone know where you are going, how long you expect to be there and whom you are meeting? Have a plan!

Remember...trust your instincts! No commission is worth the risk to your health and safety.

 

Bob Wall

www.sunrealestateinc.com

bob@sunrealestateinc.com

Comments (3)

Kathy Fey
Fey & Associates - Dacula, GA

This is such an important topic that many agents take too lightly.  Everyone needs to be careful out there. Your safety is not worth a sale!

Sep 15, 2008 11:14 AM
John Walters
Frank Rubi Real Estate - Slidell, LA
Licensed in Louisiana

Robert all good points we get in a hurry to make some money and we get careless.

Sep 15, 2008 11:17 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

As a real estate licensee, you put yourself in danger every time you give a stranger a ride in your car, or meet a stranger at an empty house. Practice the following guidelines to minimize risks to your safety:

  • Ask callers to meet you in your office or a public place prior to showing them a house or meeting them at a house. If something about them seems off, don’t meet them alone.
  • Check the strength of your cell phone signal in the house you are going to show before it opens.
  • Carry an extra, fully charged cell phone battery.
  • Program emergency numbers to speed dial.
  • Keep your cell phone and car keys handy at all times.
  • Lock your handbag in your car trunk.
  • Ask the local police to place a squad car on patrol in the neighborhood during your open-house hours.
  • Establish multiple “escape” routes before the open house begins.
  • Guarantee that you can escape the backyard.
  • Release all deadbolts and locks.
  • Open all curtains and turn on all lights.

 

Sep 15, 2015 06:54 PM