It’s an unfortunate reality—as REALTORS®, your agents are faced with potentially risky situations every day. Meeting new clients, showing homes, and even walking to your car at night can be dangerous. It’s essential that you and your agents develop and maintain safe office procedures to make safe decisions and know how to react when confronted with trouble.
With knowledge, awareness and empowerment as the basis for its ongoing efforts to keep members safe, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) designates September as REALTOR® Safety Month, and offers REALTOR® Safety materials for use throughout the year, highlighting safety at the office, with clients, and online.
Here’s a sampling of some of the many strategies that will help keep you and your agents safe in a variety of settings.
Safety at the Office
Office hours vary for everyone. Sometimes you or your agents will be in the office alone. Precautions can be taken at the office to not only safeguard your business’ personal property but your own personal property as well.