New Jersey Real Estate Continuing Education - NEW JERSEY School Organization ID: P1000137
NJ 3.0 hours Personal Safety Course Syllabus
3.0 Elective Hours
On the first meeting with a new buyer client, always meet them at your office, never at a property. ID and pre-qualify at your first meeting. Get as much personal information as possible. A copy of the driver's license is a good start not only for safety but also for a client database. Also, it is to your benefit that a potential client buying a home is pre-approved or pre-qualified. Someone who is pre-approved or pre-qualified by a lender and meets you at the office is less likely to be a predator.
During this first meeting, if you have any suspicions or uneasiness about a client, do not go to the showing alone. Ask another person to accompany you. If you are at an open house and you feel that you are in danger, leave the home and seek assistance. If you are at an open house and you feel that you are in danger, leave the home and seek assistance.
Upon completion of this course, the real estate licensee will be able to discuss the steps an agent should take when meeting buyers for the first time and identify when to trust your "gut." Remember, if you have any suspicions or uneasiness about a client, seek assistance!