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Safety Tips to Share with Sellers

03 Aug 2010
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and this organization have worked hard to keep REALTOR® Safety foremost in everyone’s minds. But what about your clients? They, too, face some dangers in allowing strangers into their homes or visiting other people’s properties. Share this valuable advice with everyone, and you’ll help them learn to protect themselves against crime: • Remind your clients that strangers will be walking through their home during showings or open houses. Tell them to hide any valuables in a safe place. For security’s sake, remember to remove keys, credit cards, jewelry, crystal, furs and other valuables from the home or lock them away during showings. Also remove prescription drugs. Some seemingly honest people wouldn’t mind getting their hands on a bottle of Viagra, uppers or downers. • DON’T leave personal information like mail or bills out in the open where anyone can see it. Be sure to lock down your computer and lock up your laptop and any other expensive, easy-to-pocket electronics, like iPods, before your showing. • Tell your clients not to show their home by themselves. Alert them that not all agents, buyers and sellers are who they say they are. Predators come in all shapes and sizes. We tell our children not to talk to strangers. Tell your sellers not to talk to other agents or buyers, and to refer all inquiries to you. • Instruct your clients that they are responsible for their pets. If possible, animals should be removed during showings. Make clients aware that buyers and agents are sometimes attacked, and the owner will be held liable. • At an open house, be alert to the pattern of visitors’ arrivals, especially near the end of showing hours. In some areas, a group of thieves will show up together near the end of the open house and, while a string of “potential buyers” distracts the agent, the rest of the group walks through the house, stealing any valuables they come across. • Finally, when you leave a client’s property, whether after an open house or a standard showing, make sure that all doors and windows are locked. Thieves commonly use open houses to scout for valuables and possible points of entry, then return after the agent leaves. • Let your clients know that you will take all of the above safety precautions, but that when they return home, they should immediately verify that all doors are locked and all valuables accounted for. (Source: REALTORSafety911.com; Realty Times; ThinkGlink.com) Visit NAR’s REALTOR® Safety Web site at www.REALTOR.org/Safety This article is part of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ REALTOR® Safety Resources Kit.

14 Simple Steps for Safeguarding Your Office

03 Aug 2010
By now, you are aware of potential dangers that face real estate agents when they are meeting clients, showing properties or hosting open houses, and in their cars. There is one more place to consider: the office where you work. You can help safeguard your business’s (and your personal) property, and the safety of all who work in the office, with a few procedures and precautions: 1. Know staff in other nearby businesses and be aware of their schedules. 2. Ensure that all doors other than the main entrance are secured. 3. Make certain windows are not obscured so that passersby can see in. 4. Make sure there is a clear exit route from the service desk to the door. 5. Never allow visitors to wander freely about the business. Have the person whom they want to see come to the front office area and escort the individual to the meeting area. 6. Have a visitor log book and policy on issuing visitor tags that limit access to certain areas and hours of the day. 7. If you encounter an individual while working late or alone, indicate to that person that you are not alone. Say something like, “My supervisor will be right with you and should be able to assist you.” 8. Keep personal information private. Avoid discussing where you live, after-work or vacation plans in front of customers, new coworkers or anyone in general with whom you are not comfortable. 9. Never leave valuables, purses or wallets tucked behind counters or on desks. 10. Lock away personal letterhead and business cards to avoid use by unauthorized people. 11. Mark equipment for easy identification in the event of theft or damage. Maintain an inventory of all marked items. 12. Lock up audio/visual equipment when not in use. 13. Secure spare and master keys in locked cabinets. 14. Protect client information. Most offices keep sensitive personal information on their computers and/or in paper files—names, Social Security numbers, credit card or other account data—that identifies customers or employees. If this sensitive data falls into the wrong hands, it can lead to fraud or identity theft. (Source: Sonoma County Crime Crushers) Visit NAR’s REALTOR® Safety Web site at www.REALTOR.org/Safety This article is part of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ REALTOR® Safety Resources Kit.

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