REALTOR Safety

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.


Invest in a secure hotspot to ensure you are always connected. Hotspots are helpful when cellular service and wi-fi are spotty.

Safety Resources

Here are five Safety Action Items for REALTORS®:

  1. Plan Your Safety Strategy
  2. Tips and Best Practices
  3. Training Videos
  4. Personal Protection Resources
  5. Take the REALTOR® Safety Pledge


Prospect Identification Form

  • This form tells not only you, who your client is but can be used by law enforcement officials to find a possible perpetrator if you are victimized.

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 Report2021 Member Safety Report

Highlights:

  • The typical respondent meets prospective clients whom they’ve never met before either at their office or in a neutral location 65% of the time.
  • 72% have personal safety protocols in place that they follow with every client. This is more likely among females (75%) than among males (64%).
  • 38% of REALTORS® said that they have participated in a self-defense class.
  • Among those who participated in a REALTOR® safety course, 39% said they feel more prepared for unknown situations after taking a REALTOR® Safety course.