BPO (Broker Price Opinion) Safety Interior Orders

BPOs are a major source of income for many agents today, and situations have gotten increasingly dangerous when getting photos of the subject property. These dangers go for both Interior and Exterior orders.

Interiors:

  • Never go alone, even if the owner is home
  • Don't go into dark basements, even with a flashlight
  • Have a mask available in case there is mold
  • Don't allow your vehicle to be blocked in, have a path to escape
  • If you must go alone, always have someone aware of where you are
  • If at all possible invest in an ear piece for your phone: have someone on the phone with you while going through the home taking pictures
  • Watch for the dangers of holes in the floor, door trim sticking out, etc.
  • Carry mace or an air horn with you for defense: these are meant for distraction to buy you time to get away and/or alert others close by


Most of the time doing these orders is simple, but it is important to take safety measures in every order you complete.

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Once again, why do you care what other agents do? Are you writing this advice for yourself? Or just to have dozens of posts all over zillow and look busy? 

"watch for holes in the floor..." REALLY?? wow thanks for that incredible groundbreaking advice! Next you will no doubt tell me not to touch exposed electrical wires!
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Carry a gun

Wear a bullet proof vest

Invest in body guards

Ask the police for protection

Shoot a couple rounds in the air 'just in case'

Wow. Colorado Springs sure has gone down hill since I was last there.
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Roberto, if you don't like my advice you don't have to keep reading it. Many agents have shown appreciation for advice and posts I've made on several sites. While you might not benefit from this information someone else will.

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