MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2012) - September is Real Estate Agent Safety Month, and that means ensuring that all real estate agents are well-aware of the precautions they should take in order to stay safe on the job. As a certified house inspector, AmeriSpec is here to offer some valuable safety tips to help keep real estate agents safe while they work.
Before you leave for a showing, be sure that you are prepared. Ensure that you have your cell phone with you and that it is fully charged. An associate at your office should always know where you are and with whom you are meeting; you should also arrange for them to call you at regular intervals simply to check in and ensure that everything is going well.
When visiting a property, equip yourself with some simple safety devices. It can prove beneficial to carry protective items, such as pepper spray or a whistle. A flashlight and a pair of sturdy shoes will also come in handy when you're visiting homes that are under construction.
While showing a property, be sure that you stay in public areas that are close to exits while the prospects are touring the basement, bedrooms and other locations in the house. It is also wise to meet with prospects in a public place before showing them a property in private.
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AmeriSpec is dedicated to the safety of real estate agents, buyers and sellers. Offering inspections by licensed home inspectors, we aim to keep you and your client informed about the safety of a home. In addition to ensuring that the property is safe to live in, a home inspection offers a number of benefits, including: reduced liability, maintenance of a professional image and less negotiation.