The goal of NAR’s REALTOR® Safety Program is to educate members about the potential dangers you face on the job, so you are not only aware, but also prepared to keep yourself safe and reduce the risks, so you come home safely to your family every night. This is done by creating and implementing a Safety Strategy that you follow every day, with every client, every time.
Plan Your REALTOR® Safety Strategy
Follow Best Practices
NAR has compiled tips and best practices from subject matter experts, law enforcement, and industry veterans to help keep REALTOR® safe. View the resources on the REALTOR® Safety Tips from NAR webpage.
- Always meet new clients at the office or in a neutral location, like a coffee shop
- Share your schedule with a colleague, assistant, or family member
- Communicate safety concerns on your listing (poor cell phone signal, etc.)
- Do not overshare about your personal life
- Do not host open houses alone
- Check your cell phone battery and signal before heading to an appointment
- Direct clients to walk in front of you when touring a property, do not lead them
- Never go into attics, crawl spaces, or garages where you could be trapped
Always follow the safety protocols put in place by your state or local REALTOR® Association and brokerage.
If you aren’t sure what protocols are in place, ask your broker and call your local REALTOR® Association Executive and ask for an update on safety best practices.
Make a Year-Round Commitment to Your Safety
Invest Time in Ongoing Safety Education
Schedule time every month for REALTOR® Safety training and education. NAR offers numerous webinars, videos, and articles to educate REALTORS® on a variety of topics, including working with clients, open house safety, safety at the office, cyber security, and more.
Stay Up-to-Date With Resources From NAR
Check the REALTOR® Safety Program website regularly for new information and materials.