Thursday, May 17, 2012

Safety Tips for Leasing Agents


Los Angeles Property Managment Company shares
Safety Tips When Showing a Vacant Unit

Don't let this happen to anyone you know:

Woman Raped While Showing Apartment to Prospective Renter   http://www.click2houston.com/news/Woman-raped-while-showing-apartment-to-prospective-tenant/-/1735978/7651518/-/nsphvwz/-/index.html

1)      Always get ID from the perspective lessor and let them know they will get it back after the showing.  Then lock it up in a safe place (safe, filing cabinet, or desk drawer) where someone will find it if need be.

2)      Opening the windows in a vacant unit each morning is a good habit to get into.  It not only allows fresh air and natural sunlight in, it allow noise to travel and should a confutation of any sort arise allow neighbors to more easily hear a struggle.

3)      Whenever possible use the buddy system.  If you are on-site alone, get in the habit of letting your owner or office know when you are stepping out to show a vacancy and when you return.

4)      Always leave the front door open and let your prospect enter first.  Walking behind and allowing  a clear exit path.

5)      Carry a bottle of mace or whistle with you.

3 comments:

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    REO Rockstar

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