We all have our habits and routines that develop over time.  It’s easy to get comfortable in these actions and not give them a second thought.  However, even if you don’t think about it, parts of your daily routine could be putting you in an unnecessary danger. Here are 3 things many REALTORS® do that aren’t safe as you may think.

Leaving Your Belongings Unattended

Whether you’re at an open house or in your office, it’s easy to get distracted or busy and leave your valuable belongings unattended.  Whether it’s a purse or briefcase, phone or tablet, or even jewelry, these can present a golden opportunity for thieves.  You should always keep your small electronics with you.  Lock your other valuables in a drawer or in the trunk of your car.

Sharing Technology

Whether you are passing your phone around or logging into a company computer, there are a lot of things that can happen to yours or your client’s information.  Forgetting to log out, responding to suspicious emails, and visiting unsecure sites can all result in identity theft and other cyber dangers.  With all of the sensitive information involved in real estate transactions, protecting this data needs to be a top priority.

Not Having Emergency Equipment in Your Car

Much of your day is spent running the roads.  Visiting clients, going to meetings, back and forth from the office.  It’s important that you are prepared should something happen to your car.  A flat tire or a dead battery can totally derail your schedule.  This is why it’s important to be equipped with emergency equipment like jumper cables, a jack, an air compressor, and even a first aid kit. 

These are only a few habits that increase your risk of finding yourself in an unsafe scenario.  While you’re first responsibility to be a knowledgeable, professional REALTOR® for your clients, it’s also important to take a close look at your daily routine to ensure that you make each day a safe one.