RISMEDIA, August 19, 2009-The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) annual REALTORS® Safety Week will be observed September 13-19, 2009. Real estate professionals face a greater level of risk than most other professions. Law enforcement and criminologists identify working with the public and isolation as major risk factors. “Real estate is the only legitimate business where you use your glamour shot in an ad to tell everyone where you’ll be alone in an unlocked building,’ says author, Joe Rosner.
“Realtor® Safety Week is a great time to remind all of us to know the dangers we face everyday, to be aware of our surroundings, and empower ourselves with precautions and preparations so that we can avoid risky situations,” states Charles McMillan, NAR President.
“The Real Estate Safety Book” informs agents and brokers how to recognize and avoid dangerous people and situations and how to survive if you find yourself in a threatening confrontation. Open house safety, precautions for meeting new clients and prevention concepts are stressed. Simple, easy, but effective self defense techniques are illustrated for when prevention fails.
“The Real Estate Safety Book” is available at real estate board and association stores or at amazon.com. Discounts on bulk orders available at 888.439.1411
Joe Rosner is the Director of Best Defense of Illinois, and a nationally recognized expert on safety and self defense. The author of “Street Smarts & Self Defense for Children”, he is a highly regarded speaker and writer on the subject of crime prevention and self defense for real estate and home health care professionals. He has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Realtor Magazine, and other publications, as well as on numerous radio and TV programs.