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Safety Mistakes That are Putting You & Your Clients in Danger: How to Avoid Them with Tracey Hawkins

podcast Nov 29, 2022

Real estate is surprisingly one of the most dangerous professions in the world - we are the only professionals that meet complete strangers at a property and often find ourselves behind closed doors with people we don’t know.

There are so many safety details we overlook, endangering our lives and the lives of our clients in the process, but this can be avoided with a few changes and decisions.

Can we win more clients by making safety a prominent part of our service?

What are some of the safety mistakes agents make?

In this episode, I’m joined by “Tracey, the Safety Lady” Hawkins. She shares her expertise on steps we can take to keep ourselves, our clients, and their possessions safe throughout the entire transaction.


Don’t judge a book by its cover, stop making generalizations, whether it’s about neighborhoods or who you’re working with. Do your homework and know who you’re dealing with from the start.  - Tracey Hawkins


Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • Surprising ways thieves gain valuable information from real estate clients
    How do we ensure that our sellers and their private information are protected as dozens of people walk through their homes?

  • How to do your homework on everyone you work with
    Why do we need to vet sellers the same way we do buyers?
  • How to instantly become more valuable
    Can focusing on safety make more buyers and sellers choose us over other agents?


Guest Bio-

“Tracey, the Safety Lady” Hawkins has taught thousands of professionals across the country to live and work safely for over 27 years. Hawkins is the safety writer for The Close and a safety expert/contributing writer for the National Association of REALTORS® REALTOR® Magazine, (she wrote the most-read article of the year in 2017), contributing writer for the National Association of Residential Property Managers/NARPM, Houston’s REALTOR Magazine, and RIS Media.

For more information, head to ​​ and contact Tracey directly to get her safety tip for FSBOs.

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