How do you keep safe during showings?

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I know this probably isn’t the first blog written about safety in our line of work, but it crossed my mind and I wanted to get some feedback from everyone.

If you really think about it, we put ourselves in a potentially dangerous situation every time we show a home. Most of my agents are very attractive women (and a couple of attractive men), and while we always keep tabs of who is going where, once the Agent is alone with the Buyer, anything is possible.

We obviously can’t do a background check on every potential Buyer, so how do you protect yourselves?

 

 

 

 

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Pam Jank
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Patty, let your instincts be your guide.  If it doesn't feel right.... flight!

October 19, 2011 03:37 PM
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I really like the Bee. 

Yikes this what we mean when someone talks about being over regulated. 

October 25, 2011 01:25 AM
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Greg Gillespie
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During Open Houses, I always carry a tazer.  Its a little bulkier than a firearm, but the benifit of a tazer, the way I see it, I can shoot first, and apologize later.  Here is the link where I bought it. http://www.taser.com/products/self-defense-products/taser-c2

November 02, 2011 05:18 PM
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Greg Gillespie
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Another Idea for Open Houses, ask your lender to hold the home open with you...

November 02, 2011 05:19 PM
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Kristin Hamilton
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Hi Patty,

This was a great article. Agents should always be careful at open houses, showings, putting out signs or piicking up. Even at ATM's, gas stations or stopping for a drink at an AM-PM or cafe since most of us have signs on our cars. Going home at night is our most important consideration.

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