3.0 hours Safety for Real Estate Professionals Course Syllabus
3.0 Elective Hours.
This course describes safety tips for holding an open house, and how the real estate professional can stay safe.
Upon entering a house for the first time, unlock all door locks and deadbolts. Know where all the escape routes are in a home. Make sure that if you were to exit by the back door, you could escape from the backyard. When you initially approach the property, check out the neighborhood and look for anything out of place, something that doesn't seem right. If there is any doubt, seek assistance.
Also, set up a special time that you will call the office or someone to let them know all is well so they can check on you if they don't hear from you. You should keep your cell phone with you as you tour with prospects. You might need to make a hasty exit and call for help.
There are many actions that should be taken before, during and after holding an open house. Many of these actions are intuitive, some are not intuitive at all. Real estate professionals should be versed in these activities and practice them regularly. While not every suggestion applies to every open house, this course offers good practical advice on keeping safe while holding most properties open to the public.