Many real estate agents hardly spend more than a few hours a week in their offices. Much of your business occurs on the road: on the way to showings, open houses, and meetings with clients. Having items that ensure real estate success in your car is a must. From personal hygiene items to real estate marketing collateral, there’s a lot you’ll need to be ready for any issues that arise.
There are basics every driver should keep in their car, like spare tires, a tire iron, jumper cables, and a first-aid kit, as well as personal safety items for emergencies — especially with recent events related to violence against agents. (The National Association of Realtors offers several much-advised safety tips all real estate agents should take to heart.) But, what we’re talking about are things that can make your lives easier while out and about and conducting business away from offices and homes.
With that in mind, here are 18 essentials all successful real estate agents should have in their cars when hitting the road — whether it’s a meet-up right down the street, a closing an hour away, or a conference the next state over.