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.


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Safety Webinars

Avoiding REALTOR® Danger Zones

September is REALTOR® Safety Month, and with the ups and downs of the last year, the importance of keeping safety at the forefront of your mind is clear. Join former police officer and 35-year REALTOR® veteran, Janet Judd, as she details why safety matters and how implementing safety best practices is not only good for you, but ultimately good for your business.

REALTORS® encounter job-related risks every day. Whether you are new to the industry, or a seasoned REALTOR®, it is easy to miss warning signs or become complacent in your practices. Learn proven tactics on how to spot danger and how to navigate dangerous situations and key takeaways that you can share with friends, family, clients, and co-workers.

Join us the following day in this two-part session to continue the conversation. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, speak about your experiences, and hear stories from fellow REALTORS®. All are encouraged to participate in this interactive and open conversation about REALTOR® danger zones.

Date: September 15, 1:00pm – 2:00pm CT
Register for Day 1: Avoiding REALTOR® Danger Zones

Date: September 16, 1:00pm – 2:00pm CT
Register for Day 2: Avoiding REALTOR® Danger Zones


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.