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Realtor Safety: Opening a Lockbox and Door
We're re-running this popular agent safety video series from Real Safe Agent on our broker channel to highlight the importance of safety on the job. Brokers, please feel free to share and/or reuse this content on your own blog, website, social media account, internal communications, and beyond! In-person showings are fraught with potential dangers for real estate agents. So how can agents stay safe on the job? Today, we're introducing a weekly video series that shows agents all the subtle things they need to know to stay safe on the job--while still presenting themselves as a friendly professional. In this week's video, Realtor Jason Ralston of Conway Real Estate demonstrates how to open a lockbox or property door without turning your back on your prospect--a vulnerable position for Realtors alone in the field. Watch this short video to learn: How to subtly position yourself while chatting up your client in a friendly manner How to deal with tricky situations, like homes with an outside door that swings out and an inside door that swings in How to stay safe while treating your client in a warm, welcoming way If you found this video helpful, please share it with your colleagues--and be sure to tune in next week for more Realtor safety tips!
3 Reasons Fannie Mae's Lockbox Requirement is Good News
You've probably heard the news. As of July 1, Fannie Mae will be requiring lockboxes for all of their properties. But what does this mean for you as a broker? Well, it's far from catastrophic. Instead of looking at this new requirement as just another logistical headache, you might want to see it as an opportunity for growth. After all, to put it simply, electronic lockboxes are good. It's important to clarify that Fannie Mae's requirement is also better for real estate professionals and consumers as well. Why? Well, we spoke with Greg Sheldon, National Sales and Marketing Manager of SentriLock (a leading company that provides electronic lockbox solutions for many of our readers) to get a better understanding of the "plusses" for brokers.