Great article on real estate safety. We often tell our new (and experienced) agents to use the theory of CITO (Come Into the Office) when meeting new clients. My wife and I are a team and if at all possible, she does not show houses alone with a client until they are verified. I have even made our new clients come in before we go to a single house. Now I know the sign calls can be the siren song, especially if our closings need a boost. If you must do the pop-by, make sure someone knows where you are, who you are with, and what time you are expected to be done. Make a phone call and keep the line open. Write down the license plate number of the car you are meeting and text it to your accountability partner. Never let your car be blocked in a driveway. Never let a customer block your escape from a house. I could go on, but I think you get the idea. Let's be safe out there.
To your success,
The Goodwin Team
Dan and Shelda
If our previous post taught us anything, it is that Active Rainers are definitely passionate about their Smartphones! Smartphones, no matter what platform you are on, are great because of their apps; whether they allow you to upload a video, check in your location or e-mail a client. Considering there are over 200,000 apps in the Apple AppStore alone, it is no wonder many of us spend endless hours searching for the right apps.
But how about safety apps? Having safety apps downloaded on your Smartphone can create great peace of mind for both you and your loved ones. As we mentioned in our previous blog “Amber Alerts on ActiveRain & Tips on How to Stay Safe”, being a Realtor can sometimes mean putting yourself in vulnerable situations. That is why it is important to have the right tools and attitude to empower your safety!
To continue promoting safety within the Active Rain community we created a customized infographic that lists essential safety apps for Realtors. Rather than talk about the uses of Moby as a personal safety app, we decided it would be useful to take a look at other Smartphone apps that can come in handy during emergencies. Please feel free to share, reblog or print this however you would like to.
We created this list as a reference for our fellow ActiveRain members, and in no way are we associated with any of the apps that we have listed.
If you use any other app for your safety please share them with us in the comment section bellow.
Take care and be safe everyone!
YOUR personal safety service