IA 3.0 hours Personal Safety Course Syllabus
3.0 Elective Hours
The key for representing sellers is great communication. A discussion of the common items that thieves seek out in open houses and showings are important. The key is not to cause the seller to become upset or paranoid, but rather to exhibit your knowledge of seller representation, showing properties and open houses. Homeowners selling their house need to remember that strangers will be walking through their home.
Sellers should be counseled on protecting their valuables before a property is listed and before any photographs used for marketing purposes are taken. Providing a checklist of measures the seller can take to discourage theft will also show that you have their best interests in mind and you care about their home and possessions. Discuss this list with them and tailor it to their individual needs. Some items that need to be removed or locked away are jewelry, medications, cash, keys, small electronics, collectibles, guns, and knives to name a few.
This course offers tips to not only keep the real estate professional safe but advice on discussing ways to keep your client safe from stolen or damaged personal property. Upon completion of this course, the real estate professional will be able to describe certain measures a seller can take to reduce the threat of theft.