Long-Term Thinking & Don’t get Parked In | REALTOR® Safety

Tip #21 - Long-Term Thinking 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 … [Read more...]

Thwart Thieves & Be in Charge | REALTOR® Safety

Tip #19 - Thwart Thieves 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, … [Read more...]

Have your Excuse Ready & Nothing Personal | REALTOR® Safety

Tip #17 - Have your Excuse Ready Part of being prepared to deal with a threatening situation is having “an out.” Prepare a scenario in advance so that you can leave – or you can encourage someone who makes you uncomfortable to leave. Examples: … [Read more...]

Your E-Mail is Public & Agree on an Office Distress Code | REALTOR® Safety

Tip #15 - Your E-Mail is Public Don’t send any vital or private information via e-mail. Keep in mind that unlike Web sites, e-mail is never secure. Tip #16 - Agree on an Office Distress Code Create a voice distress code, a secret word or phrase … [Read more...]

Your Trash is Another Man’s Treasure and Hide Personal Information | REALTOR® Safety

Tip #13 - Your Trash is Another Man’s Treasure Just bought a new entertainment system? A bunch of empty boxes out by the curb triggers an alarm to would-be thieves. Instead of putting boxes out in plain sight, cut them down, and stuff them in … [Read more...]

Have a Lifeline and Choose Flight Over Fight | REALTOR® Safety

Tip #11 - Have a Lifeline If you find yourself to be the last one in an open house and your car is not in the immediate vicinity of the venue, then make a phone call as you walk. Assailants will be less willing to attack if you are in … [Read more...]

Bring Up the Rear and Got Cell Service Everywhere? | REALTOR® Safety

Tip #9 - Bring Up the Rear When showing a home, always have your prospect walk in front of you. Don't lead them, but rather, direct them from a position slightly behind them. You can gesture for them to go ahead of you and say, for example, "The … [Read more...]

Wear Your REALTOR® ID and Be Prepared: Pre-Program | REALTOR® Safety

Tip #7 - Wear Your REALTOR® ID Always wear visible company identification such as a badge. It is also best to drive a vehicle clearly marked with your company name. These will be invaluable for identification if you need to get assistance. Tip #8 … [Read more...]

Stranger Danger and Keep Track of Your Colleagues | REALTOR® Safety

Tip #5 - Stranger Danger 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. … [Read more...]

Legal Hotline FAQ’s | June 2014

Legal Hotline Attorney Vern Jarboe answers frequently asked questions from Kansas REALTORS® about their transactions. REBR Legal Hotline will keep you and your entire firm in touch with Vern Jarboe, the REBR Legal Hotline Attorney all year long! To … [Read more...]

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