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I’m not sure if most of you are aware, but recently a Realtor® in Arkansas was found dead after she didn’t return home from showing property. I’m not going to provide too much background regarding the story, since that’s not my job, but it got me thinking about just how seriously I take my personal safety since I too am a Realtor®.
There are a few things that I’ve implemented in my business to limit my chances of becoming a victim.
- The first of which is I schedule an initial consultation, at my office, with all my buyers during which I introduce myself, get to know them and their needs, get them pre-approved, and also make a copy of their drivers license(s) to keep on file. It’s mostly a formality, but it also serves as keeping me safe because the more people that see who I’m working with and will be showing empty properties to, the better.
- When I make an appointment to show properties to my clients, I create an itinerary that I use that has details as to which properties I will be showing to them that day and the times we’re scheduled to view the property. I keep a copy of the itinerary to keep me on track, my clients on track, and I share it with my support team at the office so they know my whereabouts at any given time.
- Finally, in the event that things go awry, there is a button I can push on my ActiveKey, Supra lockbox key, that will send an email alert to the people I’ve designated, my support team, to send assistance and to see the itinerary for the property I’m at.
Those are just a few of the things I do to ensure that I stay safe doing what I love. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with Beverly Carter’s family at this time as they continue to move forward.
Every channel you flip to, primarily news sources, everywhere you go, there’s talk about the Ebola outbreak going on in Liberia and/or the patient that recently passed away in Dallas because of the disease. Over the weekend a nurse that assisted with performing care to the patient that died has too contracted the disease.
Do you think that we are on the brink of an outbreak here in the United States? I believe that we are not as long as people educate themselves on how the disease is contracted and take preventative measures. Let’s all be proactive and not reactive.
I’m a firm believer in Mercedes Benz’s The Best or Nothing. So much so it’s a way of life for me. I figure that may also be why I love the brand so much. Not because of the attention to detail their automobiles possess, but because if they can’t do something their way, the right way, then why do it at all? That’s how I live my life. I’d much rather do something correctly, and to the best of my ability, the first time than be faced with the same problem six months down the road. My way isn’t necessarily the right way, or the best way, because what’s best for me may not be best for you and vice-versa. You need to analyze your situation and make a decision that works best for you and will benefit you in the future.
I once had an issue where I would keep my personal, private thoughts private and that caused even bigger issues. I’ve gotten a lot better expressing myself and have made great strides at becoming 100% transparent. There are some things that are better left unsaid and I’m able to filter those things out, but I think it would be fun to record everything on here, like I used to, and be able to review things I have posted
in the future and see how much I’ve grown as a person. The posts will contain content of value so it’s not like you’ll be scrolling down your dashboard, stumble across a post by me, and be reading a bunch of nonsense. I can’t make any promises though. (:
Love you long time.
“Sometimes we don’t reach for the stars, sometimes we are satisfied with what people tell us we’re supposed to be satisfied with and I’m just not going for it.”