A major concern for realtors is personal safety. Many times the realtor is working alone in showing a property, having an open house, or manning the model house in a new subdivision. Some personal safety issues should include:
On the first meeting of a client, have them meet you at the office. Get as much personal information as possible. A copy of the drivers license is a good start not only for safety, but also for the client database.
If you have a strange feeling about the client, dont show property by yourself. Ask a co-worker to go with you; at worst you might have to split the commission. If you are manning an open house and you feel that you might be in danger, leave the property and call for help.
Always drive your own car to the property as this might be the only means of escape. On the way make notes on the type of car, color, and license plate number and call the office with this information. Once at the property make sure your car is not blocked and you have an easy escape (no backing-up).
As you are showing the property, always have the client lead you; this allows the property to present itself and keeps the client where you can see...