7 Must Have Items
IS YOUR CAR YOUR OFFICE ON WHEELS? Real estate agents spend just as much time (if not more) in their car than behind a desk. So, here are a few things that will just make life a little easier. It goes without saying that everyone needs a cell phone and charger, but here are ideas of some other things that could really save you in a pinch or just help your day go a little better.
FLASHLIGHT – For those times when the electricity may not be on or you are looking in a dark closet or unlit basement. Make sure to get one that works well and will really light the area. While the flashlight on your smartphone could work, it will also drain your battery and may not be bright enough.
DENTAL HYGIENE ITEMS – Going from a lunch meeting with one client to show a home to another client? It’s definitely a good idea to have a few dental hygiene items with you. Having some floss, a toothbrush and toothpaste, and mouthwash can keep your smile clean and your breath fresh.
DOG TREATS – Don’t let a rowdy or distracting dog keep you from having the showing your clients deserve. Providing a treat could keep them busy long enough to enjoy seeing the house. If the dog happens to be your clients’, accommodate them by providing a small treat making both the dog and owners happy.
COMFORTABLE SHOES – Keep a pair of comfortable shoes in your car for those times when you have to walk through something that is less than ideal. Or those times your feet just need a break from the dress shoes or heels. While driving you can slip on the comfy shoes then switch back before your appointment.
FIRST AID KIT – Make sure that whatever first aid kit you get for your car is well stocked with a variety of items. From Band-Aids, gauze pads, and antibiotic ointment to tweezers, Ace bandage, and instant ice packs. Most of the items you may never need but don’t find yourself unprepared in the event of an emergency.
AREA MAPS – Has your smartphone ever taken you to a wrong location? Sometimes technology fails us or is just not available. Having a backup option is always a good idea. A printed map can be your backup and allow prospective buyers to orient themselves to the area. Additionally, it allows you to highlight points of interest and landmarks are close by.
HEALTHY SNACKS – Ever have a day when you’re moving from place to place, appointment to appointment, without a moment to spare? Sometimes you don’t even have a chance to grab some lunch. Bring some snacks along with you. Pack a few healthy snacks to give you energy and help you maintain that energy throughout your busy day.
You’re busy, so block a little time to round up a few helpful things for your car to make sure you have them ready and available when the need arises.