As a real estate agent, you are vary to a lot of unique situations and different individuals every day and it is very important to keep in mind that you have a safety talk with both your home sellers and prospective buyers as well.
It is important to ensure that a business deal takes place in a safe environment and there is not any kind of bad blood between any of the parties. Many real estate agents don’t have this talk but it is very important because it will set you apart and let more clients approach you.
So, let’s look at the top 3 things you need to keep in mind in terms of safety and security and ensure it at all times.
1. Protect Valuables – Remind clients you aren’t responsible.
When you are hosting open houses for home-sellers, it is important to keep in mind to warn them of possible theft of their belongings and advice them to stow away all valuables.
As an agent, it is also your responsibility to make sure not to capture any of the valuables in pictures, videos or virtual tours.
Not only that, also ensure that you remind them that you many not be present at all times and cannot take any guarantees.
2. Remove all Family Photos/Memorabilia
This world is filled with a plethora of different individuals who can cause harm to your clients if they see their photos/personal items. It could be a stalker or pedophile and you don’t need that for your clients.
Hence, always advice your clients to remove all photos and personal items.
3. Remove/Hide Prescription Drugs
It has been a huge issue in a lot of homes wherein prospective clients steal many prescription drugs and this can become a major issue for the home-sellers and also the real estate agent.
So, it’s a good idea to store or hide the prescription drugs, as it will be a safer option.
We hope you will take these tips into consideration and always ensure the safety of your clients and prospective ones so that a great work ethic can be followed by one and all.