Discover how to prioritize safety in your communications to members and onboarding processes. Explore NAR's REALTOR® Safety Toolkit for educational resources, ready-to-use marketing materials, and tools you can utilize at your association to help create a safer real estate landscape in your community.

How to Create Your Own Safety Program

REALTORS® face job-related risks every day—working alone, meeting with strangers in unfamiliar places and sharing personal information. Having your own Safety Program can help mitigate risks and ensure that every member comes home safely every night.

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Safety Program Roadmap

For associations that are interested in creating their own Safety Program—NAR recommends starting with the Safety Program Roadmap.

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Association Safety Programs
Find examples of state and local REALTOR® Association Safety Programs.
REALTOR® Safety Pledge

To inspire REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations to keep safety top of mind and implemented into daily business protocols, NAR encourages making a pledge to REALTOR® Safety.

REALTOR® Safety Reimbursement Grant

Provides funding assistance to state and local REALTOR® Associations to help implement a Safety Program or specific feature for their members, and to encourage ongoing awareness of REALTOR® Safety.

Examples of how to use the grant money include:

  • Hiring a professional speaker to present to members;
  • Creating a safety manual or marketing materials;
  • Creating a safety webinar for members.

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Do You Currently Have a Safety Program in Place?

Turn to NAR’s REALTOR® Safety Program for hundreds of resources, tools, and tips to continue adding content to your Safety Program.

Educational Resources

Make safety a top priority for members and a prominent part of your onboarding process, ongoing training, regular meetings and communications.

Safety Course

Offer your members NAR’s Putting REALTOR® Safety First: Safety Strategies for the Modern REALTOR® course, which is designed to instill safety awareness and habits as second nature. REALTOR® associations, proprietary schools, and real estate franchises that have a license with the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC) may, and are encouraged to, offer this course. For REALTOR® Associations that do not have a license with REBAC, the $1,000 single-course license agreement fee is waived.

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Mental Wellness

In NAR’s Mental Wellness Toolkit, your members will discover a supportive community, expert guidance, and practical tools for stress management and self-care, all aimed at nurturing their mental health.

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Safety Webinars & Videos

Encourage your members to register for NAR’s free REALTOR® Safety Webinars, held annually in September, and share the Safety Videos by providing the links in emails, newsletters, or on your social media pages.

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Safety Presentations

Presentations and materials include everything you need to educate members about the three keys to staying safe on the job: knowing how to react appropriately to a dangerous situation, being aware of your surroundings, and empowering yourself with careful precautions.

Presentation times depend on audience size and interaction. NAR offers materials for sessions that could last from 30 minutes to three hours.

Download our comprehensive REALTOR® Safety training presentations, including guidelines for the presenter.

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Prepare the Presentation

Once you've decided which time frame you'll use for presentations, take these steps to get ready:

  1. Go to the presentation page to find all the materials you need for a comprehensive REALTOR® Safety training course.
  2. Select the training schedule that works best for your association or office, and adjust it to the amount of time you have allotted for the presentation.
  3. Choose the format for your training. You can incorporate the video with or without interactive quizzes, and/or the PowerPoint presentation.
  4. Use the REALTOR® Safety Presentation Guidelines to prepare for each presentation.
  5. Consider getting copies of the REALTOR® Safety Tips Card, or safety-specific publications from NAR. Visit the REALTOR® Store to purchase.

Recommended Safety Presenters

NAR provides a list of recommended REALTOR® Safety Presenters to further educate members. See below for more information, including the referring organization and contact details.

Safety Presenters

Kimberly Allard-Moccia

Recommended by Peggy Duffy-Shea of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®.

Donny Allen

Donny has a passion to serve and protect his REALTOR® family and others by educating and training them in the areas of safety and security for more than 20 years. He’s an approved NAR Safety Instructor at The Center for Specialized REALTOR® Education where he brings his skills from mixed martial arts, NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, NRA Certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor, USCCA Certified Concealed Carry Firearms Instructor, and ALICE Training Institute Certified Instructor to add personal insight to the NAR Safety Course.

Highlights include Chairman of Missouri REALTORS® Leadership Development Output Group in 2014, MR Strategic Planning, MR Executive Committee, Chair of MR Grievance Forum 2016, MR Advocacy Committee 2016, MR Budget and Finance Committee, MR RPAC Trustee 2013-2016, 2017-2018, Golden R President’s Circle, and the NAR RPAC Hall of Fame in 2017.

John Bieber

Bieber Enterprises

Recommended by Ashley Wheeler of the Orlando Regional REALTORS® Association.

Carl Carter, Jr.

Carl Carter, Jr., is a REALTOR® and the Founder of the Beverly Carter Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to improving agent safety. His mom, REALTOR® Beverly Carter, lost her life at the hands of a couple posing as clients in 2014. Since his mother's passing, Carl has dedicated as much time as possible to spreading the message of safety. He serves as a Delegate to the National Safety Council, where he advocates for the safety of lone workers. He has a Master and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from the University of AR in Little Rock, AR, and an Executive Masters in Public Service from the Clinton School of Public Service. Carl also served as the 2020 Immediate Past Chair of NAR’s REALTOR® Safety Advisory Committee.

Carl presented the National Association of REALTORS®’ most highly attended webinar in June 2020, where he shared valuable safety tips learned since the tragic death of his mother.

Jim Haisler

Recommended by Sharon Smith of Quad City Area REALTORS®, and Deb Frazier of the REALTOR® Association of Southwestern Illinois.

Jim is the CEO of the Heartland REALTOR® Organization in far northern Illinois. He is a licensed/practicing CE instructor with 25 years in real estate. He has a master’s degree in real estate, seven other industry designations, and is an NAR-certified Professional Standards Administrator.

Tracey Hawkins

Safety & Security Source

Since 2013, Tracey has authored several safety articles for NAR and hosted webinars.

Joshua Hill


Recommended by Brenna Burkhalter of Keller Williams Holt & Associates, and Jason Wilson of Wilson Realty Group, Keller Williams Realty Partners.

Specializes in operational security, antiterrorism, physical security, specialized tactics, interrogation techniques, emergency management, and more.

Janet Judd

Safety is near and dear to Janet’s heart and that is why she is here to raise awareness about it. She started her career in 1985 as a part-time real estate agent and full-time Police Officer. After 5 years with the department, she married a police officer and went into real estate full time. She has several designations from the National Association of REALTORS®, CIPS, CRS, GRI, ABR, SRES, RENE. She also served as president of Missouri REALTORS® in 2021.

Janet served on NAR’s 2020 REALTOR® Safety Advisory Committee.

Dave Legaz

After a successful career as one of New York’s Finest, Dave Legaz retired as an NYPD Police Sergeant in 2002 after responding to the 9/11 World Trade Center tragedy and losing his partner. As a Real Estate Instructor, he combines his years of law enforcement with real estate as he teaches Agent Safety classes across the country. He is the 2019 NYS Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) Secretary/Treasurer and was the 2017 Long Island Board of REALTORS® President. He has been an NAR Director since 2013 and a NYSAR Director since 2012. Dave is also on the Board of Directors of the Beverly Carter Foundation, and served as the 2020 Chair of NAR’s REALTOR® Safety Advisory Committee.

Dave presented a REALTOR® Safety Webinar for that National Association of REALTORS® in September 2019 about the importance of recognizing the difference between a prospect and a predator.

Adrian Manzanares

In 2015, Adrian hosted the spring NAR webinar and consulted on several safety projects. Adrian is a REALTOR® and a former law enforcement professional.

Pili Meyer

Recommended by Steve Klaniecki of the Washington REALTORS® Association.

“She’s a good safety instructor.”

Paula Monthofer

Focus School of Real Estate

Recommended by Lee Cooley, Arizona Association of REALTORS®.

Linda O’Connor

LUX Realty North Shore

Recommended by Eric D. Berman of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®.

“She is a REALTOR® and teacher who is great and does a lot of teaching on open house safety.”

Michael Puente

Recommend by Sue Flucke of West USA Realty in Arizona.

“They were terrific; especially, the information on open houses.”

Robert Siciliano

Recommended by Eric D. Berman of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®.

“He’s a national expert on safety…he’s done sessions at our conference and other training classes.”

Tamara Suminski

Tamara Suminski presented the NAR Safety Webinar in September 2017. 

Preston Taylor

Grand Traverse Protection

From 2013-2014, Preston hosted three NAR webinars and consulted on safety projects.

Andrea Tolbert

Recommended by Ashley Wheeler of the Orlando Regional REALTORS® Association.

Monthly Discussion Topics

Include safety in your monthly meetings with members and keep safety top-of-mind year-round. Download this booklet to discover monthly safety tips, additional resources, and tools.


Homeowner Safety & Security Toolkit

Use this toolkit to learn more about best practices on homeowner safety and security


Marketing Resources

NAR provides materials for associations to promote REALTOR® Safety year-round. Resources include flyers, posters, web banners, and social media graphics.

Marketing Materials

Communicate the importance of REALTOR® Safety to your members with ready-to-use resources such as flyers, posters, banner ads and social media graphics.

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Ready-to-Use Safety Messages

Take advantage of NAR resources to build upon your current Safety Program. Follow tips and best practices, read helpful articles and include them in your newsletters throughout the year.

Association & Office Resources

Download ready-to-use safety forms and checklists for your office and check out a list of personal protection resources members can add to their day-to-day safety protocols.

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REALTOR® Safety Network

Notify NAR of any critical REALTOR® Safety-related issue involving your association or a member. A response team will evaluate the submission to confirm it meets the criteria for a nation-wide REALTOR® Safety Alert.

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Crisis Communication Checklist

A crisis at your Association can take several forms, such as a data breach or a situation involving a member, to name a few. As a first step in creating a crisis communication plan, download the Crisis Communication Checklist for Associations.

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Personal Safety Products
There are a variety of tools REALTORS® can add to their personal safety plans, such as smartphone apps and safety products. For informational purposes, NAR provides resources for members to explore and research on their own to determine what works best for them personally.

Tools You Can Use Today

A variety of pre-designed safety forms that you can customize and use in your office.