10 Showing and Open House Tips to Ward Off Mischief

HDC-Saftey-Tips-Blog-2597Have you ever been locking up after an open house and felt a chill run down your spine? Perhaps you wondered if one of your guests had less than honest intentions. Maybe you simply felt that something was off. Trouble is the last thing you want at an open house or showing, so we’ve compiled the following tips to prevent it from ever appearing. Continue reading

Top Tips for Creating a Strong Safety Plan

Top Tips for Creating a Strong Safety PlanThe tragic news of the death of Beverly Carter has led many real estate professionals to question, “Could it happen to me?” In an industry that often requires meeting with strangers in vacant houses, it is important to keep your safety in mind when you’re on the job. In fact, NAR stresses the importance of developing a strong safety plan whether you are meeting with a new client, showing a property, or hosting an open house. Here are four important situations to consider when creating your own safety plan.

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Staying Safe in Real Estate

Be Proactive with your Safety in Real Estate!

As a real estate agent you get to see the world. You get to interact with tons of interesting people and go to exciting places. Unfortunately, that also means that your safety can sometimes be compromised. In recent years, the number of agents who have fallen victim to violence during a showing is growing, but being proactive could keep you out of harm’s way.

Your safety as a real estate agent should be your number one priority. Here are some tips on staying safe while on the job.

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Realtor Safety Month

Homes.comSeptember signifies all kinds of wonderful things: a new school year, the start of football season, the end of the dog days of summer, and the transition into fall. But for Realtors, it also signifies safety.

The National Association of Realtors has declared that September is Realtor Safety Month. As we know, pursuing a career in real estate can be exciting, fun, and inspiring. However, being a real estate agent has its risks. Sadly, the safety of real estate professionals is being violently threatened by physical attackers on a much more dangerous level lately. According to a recent report by Agent Genius and Realtor safety expert Andrew Wooten, the past year has been the most violent for the estate industry, with a noticeable increase in assaults, murders, and suicides of real estate professionals. Continue reading