Illinois Real Estate Continuing Education Courses - ILLINOIS School License: 562.000257
IL 3.0 hours Personal Safety - Course Syllabus
3.0 Elective Hours
Sure, it's common sense, but bears repeating. At the first suspicious sign stop working with the prospect. These signs might include an unwillingness to answer questions, inconsistent answers, or abnormal behavior. Always trust your intuition and "gut" feelings. An embarrassing moment or a lost sale is better than the alternative of being a victim of a crime.
Agents should be aware that, even with a partner, touring properties after dark poses a greater insurance and safety liability. Agents and their clients have a better chance of falling or tripping over something when an area is not well lit on the exterior of the house and in the yard. It is also always a good idea to end an open house well before dark. Driving after dark poses its own set of problems, especially in inclement cold, wet or freezing weather. Not only is safe driving an issue, but it is difficult to see the house numbers on structures in the dark.
This course offers various tips to keep you safe when showing properties. We're not suggesting that you be paranoid, just careful. Be aware of your surroundings and those in it. Incorporate safety measures into your daily routine. Don't let your guard down. Better to be safe than sorry!