I try to stay conscientous whenever I am in a house showing it to people I dont' know very well.
I am not a small dainty lady so I dont' worry too much, but you can never really be too careful, either.
Yesterday was the strangest thing though. I had an online ad for a property, that these folks called me on. The house was not going to work for them, so I went ahead and set a few appts. to show them other properties. At the last home we were going to see, the Husband went in, then the Wife, followed by myself. Once I walked in, the Wife headed back to the front door and locked the scree, then the dead bolt. ummmmmmmmmmm. Excuse me, but I have to say, it scared the hell out of me. I pleasantly smiled and got as close to the window as possible. As soon as the Wife stepped away from the door, I went directly over and unlocked it. I just wonder what would have happened if I had been busy in another room and not noticed the door. What could the end results have been? I will say that it could have been a fluke. She may just be very security conscience, but the other oddity is that when I asked them to first fill out a lease application, they were fine with that. I told them I normally check ID whenever I accept an ap and could they let me see their drivers license, both of them had mysteriously forgotten it,
If I were to breath a mere breath of this to my Husband, that would be the end of my real estate career. He would lock me in a box if he thought he could get away with it. As it is, he is always trying to get me to take the dog or someone with me to show houses. I am open for all suggestions on how to stay safe in these situations.
psst - just dont' say anything to my Husband! :-)