BPO (Broker Price Opinion) Safety Interior OrdersBPOs 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 homeDon't go into dark basements, even with a flashlightHave a mask available in case there is moldDon't allow your vehicle to be blocked in, have a path to escapeIf you must go alone, always have someone aware of where you areIf at all possible invest in an ear piece for your phone: have someone on the phone with you while going through the home taking picturesWatch 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 byMost of the time doing these orders is simple, but it is important to take safety measures in every order you complete.March 31 2011 - US00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.