10 Safety Tips for Real Estate Investors

August 20, 2013 in Investing In Real Estate

 

10 Safety Tips for Real Estate Investors

 

 

It’s pretty easy for folks in real estate to get complacent when it comes to safety. Our natural inclination is to trust people.  But I believe that real estate investors are actually at much more risk than the average Realtor.

 

Realtors Have an Edge

If you are a real estate agent, you can have clients meet you at your office. By meeting these folks in advance, you can “pre-screen” them before you ever begin the process of showing them property.  Some of the steps you can take would be to copy their driver’s license, have them fill out some basic customer/client information and introduce them to a co-worker. Realtors are able to verity their client’s identity to some extent

The vast majority of real estate investors don’t have an outside office, so this is much tougher to do.

More often than not real estate investors will be meeting someone at a property, and they have no way of pre-screening this person ahead of time except on the phone. Women are especially at risk in this business, so it pays to take some simple precautions.

 

So How Can You Stay Safe? Here are 10 Safety Tips for You

 

Safety tips for real estate investorsI have some simple procedures that I always follow. This is by no means a foolproof system, but it helps me to feel safer just by taking these simple precautions.

Just by being more aware and taking a few precautions you can help ensure your safety. Read the rest of this entry →