REALTOR Safety

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REALTOR® Safety

As a REALTOR®, your safety should be top-of-mind all the time. Use these safety tips and resources to develop and implement your own, personal safety strategy. Take steps to keep you safe before, during and after showings. Communicate your strategies and reasons for safety protocols to your clients. Most importantly, if you feel uncomfortable, trust your instincts and don’t be afraid to reschedule or cancel appointments.



Beverly & Beyond: The Best Tips Learned Since Losing My Sweet Mom

Carl Carter, Jr. shares the importance of following safety protocols and best practices while working in the real estate industry.


Safety Resources

Personal Safety Tips for Real Estate Professionals

  • This video highlights safety protocols that all REALTORS® should implement into their daily routine and follow with every client, every day, every time.

Real Estate, Safety, and You

  • Learn about the potential safety protocols they may encounter when working with a REALTOR®.

Cyberscams and the Real Estate Professional

  • Tips and information to help industry professionals and their clients stay protected.

Implementing Office Safety Measures: Legal Considerations

  • Former NAR Associate Counsel Jessica Edgerton presents legal tips and best practices for brokerages when implementing safety programs and policies.

REALTOR® Safety

  • This video suggests steps you can take to stay safe at home, in the office, on the road, and with clients.

REALTOR® Safety at Home

  • This video suggests steps you can take to stay safe at home.

REALTOR® Safety at the Office

  • This video suggests steps you can take to stay safe at the office.

REALTOR® Safety With Clients

  • This video suggests steps you can take to stay safe with clients.

Social Media and Cyber Safety Strategies

  • Watch this REALTOR® Safety video to learn social media and cyber safety strategies.

Staying Safe While Meeting Strangers

  • There is always a level of risk to your personal safety when meeting an unknown person. Discover a few simple steps you can take to decrease that risk.

Safety Resources for NAR Members:

As a REALTOR®, it’s important you have a personal safety protocol in place that you use every day with every client, like when meeting new clients, showing properties or sharing information online. There are a variety of tools you can add to your personal safety protocol, such as the smartphone apps and safety products listed here.

Member Safety Report2020 Member Safety report

Highlights:

  • 23% of REALTORS® experienced a situation that made them fear for their personal safety or safety of their personal information.
  • 31% of REALTORS® felt unsafe during an open house.
  • 5% of REALTORS® said they had been a victim of a crime while working as a real estate professional.
  • 38% of REALTORS® have participated in a self-defense class
  • 49% of members choose to carry self-defense weapons.
  • 46% of men and 50% of women carry a self-defense weapon or tool.
  • 58% of members use a smartphone safety app to track whereabouts and alert colleagues in case of an emergency.