AGENTS: It’s YOUR responsibility to ensure that the house is secure at all times…
Always have a Text/Scan sign for your Open House!
Scan or Text
For Home Security purposes, we need your identity prior to entering our Open House. We require all visitors to sign-in before being shown the house. This gesture is important for security purposes. If you refuse to sign-in (scan or text), you cannot see this house at the present time, unless you meet this condition. Please make an appointment with the agent to meet at their office to preview this property at a later date.
As obvious as this sounds, it’s very important. Homeowners want to know who’s been through their home and God forbid something goes missing, you better know who’s been through the open house. It’s our responsibility to keep names of the people walking through. It’s good professional practice.
Some people may not want to sign in or try to use a fake name. Yes, this happens frequently, or they do not leave their full information. Here are two things you can do…
- Explain to them for security reasons the owner has instructed you that nobody is to go through the home without signing in.
- If you need to check some type of photo Identification at the door then so be it. If someone really wants to view the home then they should be willing to understand this security request.
Another thing I have heard one of my agents doing is using a tablet to have them sign in. Many people enjoy seeing technology being used and having them sign in using an iPad or any other Tablet may help as well. Whatever it takes to get them to give you some information the better.
Make sure you tell your Homeowners to have all valuables moved to a locked safe or off premises at a friends or relatives house. Walk the house quickly before you hold it open, removing any obvious valuable like jewelry, video games, laptops, and tablets.