GA 3.0 hours Personal Safety - Course Syllabus
3.0 Elective Hours
Criminals focus on men and women. In fact, men may not be as cautious as women and can easily be targeted. Men should follow the same advice as women on taking self-defense classes and taking daily precautions to reduce their risk of safety. A predator can sense when a person is more concerned about their perception than of their safety.
The criminal isn’t always a man, police have also seen an increase in crimes where a woman sets up a victim. Women real estate professionals tend to be much more trusting of another female and let down their guard. Until you really know a prospect, keep on your guard, regardless of the gender, appearance, attire or charisma.
For real estate professionals, violence can be a problem in the field. One of the reasons for this is attributed to the fact that many agents work by themselves. One key point to remember is to always ask to meet at your office or a public place after office hours. Take a partner along with you. Never fall for the excuse that the client is too busy to meet you in the office. Convenience always takes a "back seat" to safety.
This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge to stay safe when showing a property. The risk of danger cannot be eliminated, however, specific steps can be taken to reduce these risks.