As a real estate agent, it is important to keep your safety in mind when showing homes. Here are some tips to apply when meeting up with a client: 

  1. Be careful not to trust a new client.
  2. Make sure to meet with your clients before agreeing to a private showing.
  3. Ask for documentation to confirm your client’s identity.
  4. Let a trusted friend know before leaving for a showing.
  5. Let someone you trust know the address of the property and tell them who you’re going with.
  6. Be careful when letting a new client ride with you in your car. don’t get too comfortable unless you know them well.
  7. Always remember to trust your instincts. If you feel something is off, figure out an alternative or ask a friend to accompany you.

“No agent should feel unsafe when they are doing their job, but that’s the unfortunate reality of many agents in communities nationwide,” – Carl Carter Jr.