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Showing Properties the Safe Way

03 Aug 2010
When you are showing an empty property, you can take these simple steps to empower yourself against attack or theft. • Be sure to use the lockbox property-key procedure that has been established to improve real estate agent safety. A reliable, secure lockbox system such as those made by REALTOR Benefits® Program partner SentriLock (www.sentrilock.com) ensures that keys don’t fall into the wrong hands. • Show properties before dark. If you are going to be working after hours, advise your associate or first-line supervisor of your schedule. If you must show a property after dark, turn on all lights as you go through, and don’t lower any shades or draw curtains or blinds. • Try and call the office once an hour to let people know where you are. • If you think it may be some time before a property sells (and you may, therefore, be showing it often), get acquainted with a few of the immediate neighbors. You will feel better knowing they know your vehicle, and they will feel better about the stranger (you) who frequently visits their neighborhood. • Prepare a scenario so that you can leave, or encourage someone who makes you uncomfortable to leave. Examples: Your cell phone or beeper went off and you have to call your office, you left some important information in your car, or another agent with buyers is on his way. • In showing a property, always leave the front door unlocked for a quick exit while you and the client are inside. As you enter each room, stand near the door. • It is better to not display purses while at a property. Lock your purse in the car trunk before you arrive. Carry only non-valuable business items (except for your cell phone), and do not wear expensive jewelry or watches, or appear to be carrying large sums of money. • Park at the curb in front of the property rather than in the driveway. You will attract much more attention running and screaming to the curb area. It is much easier to escape in your vehicle if you don’t have to back out of a driveway. Besides, parked in a driveway, another vehicle could purposefully or accidentally trap you. (Sources: Louisiana REALTORS® Association; Washington Real Estate Safety Council; City of Albuquerque, NM; Nevada County Association of REALTORS®; City of Mesa, AZ) 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.

8 Steps for Staying Safe at ATMs

03 Aug 2010
Consider how vulnerable you are when you stop to withdraw cash from an ATM. Whether you’re in your car at a drive-up machine, on the street or in a building’s lobby, you may be marked as a target by a criminal—a target with cash in hand. Follow these simple steps each time you head to the ATM, and reduce your risks: 1. Try to plan your visits to automatic teller during the day, rather than after dark. 2. Choose an ATM location in a busy public place. 3. If possible, take along a friend who can watch the surroundings while you are conducting your transactions. 4. Pre-plan your transaction carefully, and don’t spend too much time at the machine. 5. When you make a withdrawal, quickly place the money in your purse or wallet and leave as soon as you finish your transaction. 6. Watch out for suspicious-looking people waiting around an ATM – they may not really be customers. If someone offers to let you go ahead of them, decline politely and leave. 7. When visiting a drive-through ATM, keep your doors locked and be prepared to drive away quickly. If anyone approaches your car on foot, roll up your window and drive off. 8. If you have not finished your transaction, and a suspicious character approaches you, press the CANCEL button, receive your card and leave quickly. (Source: Louisiana REALTORS) 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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