3 safety tips every real estate agent should know

Here at Big Block Realty, we want all our agents to excel and do their best for the client, but we want them to make certain they stay safe while they do it.

We want to share some tips with all our new agents so they stay safe in their new careers. Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success.

Building a reputation for a 100% commission real estate business is about more than just making sales. It’s about keeping our agents safe in everything they do.

Keep some simple rules in the forefront of your mind and you won’t have any problems.

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Statistically, real estate agents have a very dangerous job. We routinely put ourselves in potentially very dangerous situations involving strange people and places.

Unfortunately, doing these things are a necessary and unavoidable part of the job. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take precautionary measures in order to keep ourselves safe.

Here are a few ideas to make sure you get through your work day as safe as possible.

1. Meeting A New Client-

Always do this at the office first. Make sure at least one of your coworkers also meets them and make a copy of their driver’s license.

If they are a legitimate client, they won’t be offended by you taking precautions. Even if they are, you can apologize for the inconvenience, but never apologize for thinking of your safety.

2. Entering An Empty Or Foreclosed Property-

Empty houses can attract squatters and be used for a variety of nefarious purposes. You could also encounter the disgruntled former owner lurking inside.

If the property is in a rural area, you may even walk in on potentially dangerous wildlife. Take a walk around the house to look for forced entry such as broken locks or windows before entering.

If you find these conditions, call the police immediately. You’ll need to file a report anyway, and the police will be happy to do a walk through to make sure it’s safe.

3. Open Houses/Showing Properties Solo-

Try to avoid going it alone. Take a coworker, a spouse, or a friend. If you have to fly solo, avoid letting the client get behind you or in a confined space.

Always maintain an escape route. If you start to feel uncomfortable, immediately excuse yourself and get out of there. Don’t worry about hurting feelings.

Our bodies send us signals for a reason. Trust your gut and get away from potential danger.

These are just a few ideas to keep you safe on the job. Remember, there’s people who need you. Be sure you get home to them at the end of the day.

Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the helpful tools that will increase their success.

Want to begin a rewarding career with an integrity driven, 100% commission real estate brokerage?

Then Big Block Realty might be the place for you!

A career in real estate utilizes your interpersonal skills like no other field.

If you’d like to learn more about Big Block Realty, give us a call today!

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