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A Moorpark Property Manager is on the go.  Any real estate agent or property manager showing properties to potential applicants will tell you there is always a risk.  Our industry is on the list of hazardous jobs.

When we were kids, we were consistently being told not to speak to strangers.  I tell my daughter this all the time.  What I am telling her and what I am doing are two different things.  Within the real estate industry, talking to strangers on a daily basis is how we make our living.

I hope these safety tips will be useful for all, not just our industry.

Download A Personal Safety App

Moorpark Property Managers recommend downloading a personal safety app.  Circle of 6 and Scream Alarm are just a couple but there are several for smartphones and iPhones.   These apps are great when you have to host an open house or just show a property.  Even though you have pre screened and pre qualified your potential applicants, there is nothing wrong with being extra careful.

It is important to note that you can download a security app for your local emergency departments.

Know Your Client

Moorpark Property Managers say it is critical to prescreen everyone over the phone.  Asking the right questions, will help you determine if they are serious or if they are considering moving but not really sure.  I have had my fair share of driving around showing properties only to find out I was spinning my wheels.  If you need help putting together strong but sensitive questions, email me at arlenetgn@gmail.com.

Setting the expectation 

Once you have pre screened and pre-qualified them, ask for a picture of their photo ID.  They can text it to you.  I have asked potential applicants to send me a picture of their ID.  I also ask them to bring all their supporting documents, pay stubs, tax records (if they are self-employed), and I send them applications and request that they have them filled out.   I let them know that I do not make the final decision on whether they get the property or not.  This takes pressure off me and sometimes helps them put their guard down.  There are also times were I will take an associate with me.

Steer Clear of Maintaining Money

Like a modern Moorpark Property Manager, you should be conservative with the cash you take at a showing.  I always leave my purse in the car and carry business cards.  When I can, I do as much of the transaction via the internet as I can.  With todays technology, you can do almost if not all of the final transactions.

Count on Surveillance Products

Moorpark Property Managers say it is also good practice to have CCTV cameras in your vacant properties.  Landlords will also appreciate the recommendation of installing the temporary cameras.

I invested on a few cameras and signs that I place at my vacate properties and I have to say it does work.

A Moorpark Property Manager is on the go.  Any real estate agent or property manager showing properties to potential applicants will tell you there is always a risk.  Our industry is on the list of hazardous jobs.

When we were kids, we were consistently being told not to speak to strangers.  I tell my daughter this all the time.  What I am telling her and what I am doing are two different things.  Within the real estate industry, talking to strangers on a daily basis is how we make our living.

I hope these safety tips will be useful for all, not just our industry.

Download A Personal Safety App

Moorpark Property Managers recommend downloading a personal safety app.  Circle of 6 and Scream Alarm are just a couple but there are several for smartphones and iPhones.   These apps are great when you have to host an open house or just show a property.  Even though you have pre screened and pre qualified your potential applicants, there is nothing wrong with being extra careful.

It is important to note that you can download a security app for your local emergency departments.

Know Your Client

Moorpark Property Managers say it is critical to prescreen everyone over the phone.  Asking the right questions, will help you determine if they are serious or if they are considering moving but not really sure.  I have had my fair share of driving around showing properties only to find out I was spinning my wheels.  If you need help putting together strong but sensitive questions, email me at arlenetgn@gmail.com.

Setting the expectation 

Once you have pre screened and pre-qualified them, ask for a picture of their photo ID.  They can text it to you.  I have asked potential applicants to send me a picture of their ID.  I also ask them to bring all their supporting documents, pay stubs, tax records (if they are self-employed), and I send them applications and request that they have them filled out.   I let them know that I do not make the final decision on whether they get the property or not.  This takes pressure off me and sometimes helps them put their guard down.  There are also times were I will take an associate with me.

Steer Clear of Maintaining Money

Like a modern Moorpark Property Manager, you should be conservative with the cash you take at a showing.  I always leave my purse in the car and carry business cards.  When I can, I do as much of the transaction via the internet as I can.  With todays technology, you can do almost if not all of the final transactions.

Count on Surveillance Products

Moorpark Property Managers say it is also good practice to have CCTV cameras in your vacant properties.  Landlords will also appreciate the recommendation of installing the temporary cameras.

I invested on a few cameras and signs that I place at my vacate properties and I have to say it does work.