National REALTOR® Safety Month – Tips

Here are tips REALTORS® can follow to ensure a safer environment while working:

  1. Meet any new clients in public and do your research ahead of time.
  2. Make sure someone from your office or family know when and where you are meeting a client.
  3. Consider using apps such as Life360 or Apple’s Find My to allow someone you trust to follow your location.
  4. Keep the expensive jewelry at home while on the job.
  5. Host open houses with a friend or coworker.
  6. Ensure you have quality phone coverage in the area you are showing a home at.
  7. Encourage clients to keep prescription medications and valuables locked away and out of sight during home showings and open houses.
  8. Attend REALTOR® Safety Courses offered nationally or at the local level.
  9. Show houses before dark.
  10. Always stay in between the door and the client at all times, allowing them to enter a room first when showing homes.

 

This year presents another layer of safety measures with the widespread COVID-19 pandemic as REALTORS® are focused on how to stop the spread of the virus and keep themselves, home buyers and seller safe while continuing to keep the economy moving in Oklahoma. Many REALTORS® have transitioned to virtual open houses, homes tours and client meetings while also ensuring homes are safe and sanitized between each visit.