When it comes to
When it comes to real estate, safety should always be a top priority for both realtors and clients. Here are some essential safety tips for realtors:
- Pre-screen potential clients: Before meeting with a client, gather as much information as possible, including their full name, contact details, and any relevant identification. Consider using an online system for initial screening to ensure their legitimacy.
- Inform colleagues or family members: Always let someone know about your appointments, including the time, location, and details of the client you’ll be meeting. Share this information with a trusted colleague, friend, or family member.
- Meet in a public place first: For initial meetings, arrange to meet clients in a public setting such as your office or a coffee shop. This helps establish a professional connection while ensuring safety.
- Trust your instincts: If something feels off or makes you uncomfortable, trust your intuition. If a situation or client raises red flags, it’s okay to decline or end the meeting.
- Have an exit strategy: Plan an exit strategy in case you feel unsafe during a showing or meeting. Establish a code word or phrase with a colleague or friend that signals you need assistance or an emergency exit.
- Maintain personal space: Be mindful of personal space boundaries during meetings or property showings. Keep a comfortable distance from clients, and be cautious if they invade your personal space.
- Avoid sharing personal information: Protect your personal information, such as your home address or personal phone number. Use a dedicated business phone number and consider using secure communication apps for client interactions.
- Keep your phone charged: Ensure your mobile phone is fully charged before meeting clients. This allows you to stay connected and call for help if needed.
- Stay aware of your surroundings: Stay vigilant and aware of your surroundings during property showings or open houses. Familiarize yourself with emergency exits and always lock doors behind you.
- Take self-defense precautions: Consider taking self-defense classes to equip yourself with basic techniques and strategies. Additionally, carry personal safety devices such as pepper spray or a personal alarm.
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– Tanya Cosmini