10 Commandments of Agent Safety

Hi there friends!

Today I am posting something for my fello real estate agents (sorry clients, I still LOVE ya).

There is a HUGE need for publications such as these; especially for those newbie agents. Some of my coaching students have heard the wrath from me about this topic. They will thank me one day! I remember being a new agent and wanting business so desperately and being willing to do just about anything to make that dream a reality. Looking back I definitely made some poor decisions and I am just VERY thankful that my choices did not end badly.

Here is my list of commandments (yes I dare use that word because this is IMPORTANT stuff here folks) :

1. Have a showing itinerary and share it with your office or business partner.
2. Do not ever meet a stranger at any property!
3. Take your car (this should be a given).
4. Avoid working after dark. The client and business will still be there in the A.M. if they are legit.
5. Dress appropriately and for safety.
6. Use prospect ID form that is sent prior to any appointments are even made for a potential client.
7. Make sure your office knows the make of your car and license plate number.
8. If you feel something is off; leave!
9. Have your cell phone armed to call for help if need be. Use a speed dial button for your office or broker too.
10. Try to take someone with you. I am lucky enough to be married to a lender and therefore it works out VERY nicely. In my single days I took my cousin and promised him ice cream afterwards 😀 I highly encourage the buddy system.