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Realtor Shaking Hands

September is REALTOR® Safety Month

Real estate professionals face a variety of dangers every day. For example, you often meet strangers in isolated locations at odd hours, leaving them open to potential attack.

In honor of Safety Month, check out these tips and tricks for staying safe while dealing with unpredictable situations.

  1. Keep your work and personal social media presences separate. 
    Setting up separate work and personal accounts will make it harder for potential attackers to find personal information or photos that may give hints about where to find you off the job.
  2. Take time to evaluate your surroundings in new locations
    If you are viewing a property for the first time, make sure you are familiar with exit routes and areas where you could easily be trapped.
  3. Do not give prospective home buyers rides
    While it is somewhat common practice to provide rides for clients, it is much safer to drive separate. Avoid parking in areas where you could be blocked in.
  4. Learn self-defense tactics
    This one is a given. Learning self-defense will increase your ability to defend yourself at work and at home. Certified Training Institute offers a 4-hour Online Self Defense Class designed with real estate professionals in mind.

 

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