Why does my Real Estate Agent asking for my ID and contact information, I just want to see this property:
When people think of Real Estate agents they have this starry-eyed vision that we’re all rich making millions of dollars a year. When, actually, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the average agent makes $53,210 per year. Many people don’t think about the dangers of the profession. Meeting strangers at properties miles away from towns with no neighbors or cell reception. Hosting Open Houses with many different people coming into the home you may not know, and have probably never have spoken to, in your life. Getting into vehicles with strangers and driving around with them. All things as children we were told NOT to do.
In lieu of recent events, with the kidnapping and murder of Beverly Carter a Real Estate agent from Arkansas is shining light on the safety and well being of Real Estate agents everywhere.
So next time you want to look at the home and the agent asks you to meet at the office; meet them at the office, let them make a copy of your identification and get contact information. Be nice, they are being cautious and many times it’s company policy to obtain that information, because in the long term it’s just a couple of extra minutes but it could save a life.