Level 1 Firearms Training LLC. provides Idaho Real Estate Agents and Brokers Class home inspectors, door-to-door salespersons, and anyone else who is alone with strangers when working alone.
Have you ever shown a home and have been uncomfortable with the client(s)? Don’t know what to do? How to handle yourself? This class is for you. You need to know how to protect yourself in case of an attack legally.
This course is for anyone whose job places themselves within the harm’s reach of an attacker. While primarily focused on real estate professionals, other professionals can benefit from this highly sought-after class.
There are several steps a real estate agent can take to protect themselves. The most obvious is never to meet a new client at the property before meeting them at the office or someplace public. Insist on seeing their identification and explain it’s for insurance reasons. Take a snapshot of their identification and send it to your broker, a friend, or a family member.
Other steps you can take to protect yourself include:
- Social Media Research: Always make time to do a quick lookup at your client’s social media activity.
- Perform a Google Name Search: You’ll be surprised how much information is on the web.
- Show Properties During the Day: This is for your and your client’s protection. Most criminal activities occur in the evening under the cover of the night. Why risk it?
- Always Tell a Friend or Associate Where you Are: Tell a friend or two where you are headed and when they should expect to hear back from you.
- Have your cell phone in your hands: You never know when you will have to make an emergency phone call.
- Conceal Carry a Firearm: Even if it’s against “company policy.” No one will know if you are concealing properly.
- Do Get Firearms Training: Often, a concealed carry class is insufficient to understand the law completely. Attend a class or two that focuses on the proper way to conceal and use a firearm.
- Don’t List a House as “Vacant”: This invites criminals to go by and see if there is anything they can steal.
- Always Visit the House Beforehand: This allows you to look for escape routes if necessary.
- Show the Outside First: This allows you to observe suspicious activity, such as a ladder that is not supposed to be there, a jarred door, or a broken window.
- Look for Signs of “Squatters”: If you suspect the house may be occupied by someone homeless, this allows you the opportunity to call the police.
- Always Have Clients Walk Ahead of You: This allows you to control the situation while keeping an eye on the client. Never turn your back on a client!
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These are just a few examples of what is covered in our real estate agent and broker course. Although the course is geared toward real estate agents, it has many other practical applications for any profession that requires home visitations.
This class is an essential reminder of what you have been taught and what you may have forgotten. Don’t risk your safety when there are steps you can take beforehand. Attend one of our Real Estate classes today.