Through the REALTOR® Safety Program, NAR offers resources to help agents, brokers, and associations better understand the potential risks REALTORS® face on the job.
NAR Library & Archives has already done the research for you. References (formerly Field Guides) offer links to articles, eBooks, websites, statistics, and more to provide a comprehensive overview of perspectives. EBSCO articles (E) are available only to NAR members and require a password.
Real Estate Agent Safety Tips
- Meet new clients in public
- Don’t wear expensive jewelry
- Let your office know where you are
- Bring a buddy to a showing
- Use safety technology
Source: Why Safety Needs to Be Top-Of-Mind for Real Estate Agents (Ripple Safety, Jan. 11, 2019)
Safety and COVID-19
Coronavirus Resource Center (Harvard Health, Apr. 30, 2021)
Workplaces and Businesses (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Apr. 22, 2021)
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Advice for the Public (World Health Organization, Apr. 9, 2021)
How to Protect Yourself & Others (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mar. 8, 2021)
Should You Wear Two Masks? With New Contagious COVID-19 Variants, Some Experts Say Yes (Detroit Free Press, Jan. 31, 2021) E
Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace (U.S. Department of Labor, Jan. 29, 2021)
The Real Estate Guide to Safety (Item 141-347) - The Real Estate Guide to Safety gives you practical advice about how to increase your awareness of surroundings and what might be suspicious.
REALTOR® Safety Forms, Products, Guides, Handouts & Videos
Window to the Law: Safety Best Practices for Real Estate Professionals (National Association of REALTORS®, Mar. 1, 2021)
Coronavirus: A Guide for REALTORS® (National Association of REALTORS®, Jan. 19, 2021)
Pivot in Place: REALTOR® Safety (National Association of REALTORS®, Sep. 23, 2020)
2020 Member Safety Report (National Association of REALTORS®, 2020) This report details how REALTORS® feel about their safety and what steps they are already taking to protect themselves.
Resources for Personal Protection (National Association of REALTORS®)
REALTOR® Safety Reimbursement Grant Program (National Association of REALTORS®, 2020)
Safety Course for REALTOR® Associations (National Association of REALTORS®)
Episode 1: Why REALTORS® are Targeted (REALTOR®SafetyFirst.com)
REALTOR® Safety Alert Submission Form (National Association of REALTORS®)
The Little Red Book: Safety Rules to Live By for REALTORS® (Item 135-109) - The guide is broken down into seven sections with focus on safety philosophies, open house safety and protecting your reputation online with cyber safety. This guide is a great conversation starter.
56 Tips on Safety Best Practices - Digital Download (Item E135-159) - These tips cover a variety of topics including client meetings, safety during open houses and at showings, cyber security, and more.
REALTOR® Safety Program Poster-Download (Item E145-01) - Promote the benefits of NAR's REALTOR® Safety Program to your members and agents with this informative poster.
General Safety Tips
‘Everything Changed the Minute I Opened the Door’ (REALTOR® Magazine, Apr. 30, 2021)
All Things Real Estate: How to Hold a Safe Open House (The Island Now, Apr. 18, 2021)
Assaults Fourth Leading Cause of Workplace Deaths (National Safety Council, Jan. 25, 2021)
Real Estate Agents 'Doubling Down' on Safety Precautions After Fatal Shooting (Omaha World-Herald, Jan. 11, 2021)
Omaha Realtors Address Safety Options Following Murder of Local Agent (WOWT, Dec. 30, 2020)
Can Virtual Showings Help Keep Agents Safe? (HomeRover, Dec. 17, 2020)
Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Warning to Real Estate Agents (Action News Jax, Oct. 8, 2020)
Tips for Real Estate Agent Safety (Millionacres, Sep. 23, 2020)
Real Estate Agents Personal Safety: Navigating the Risks (Velocity Title, Sep. 21, 2020)
National Association of Realtors Promote Safety Days After Attempted Abduction (WKYC, Aug. 28, 2020)
Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Offering Safety Tips, Support for Local Realtors (WXFR, Aug. 15, 2020)
Realtor Launches Series of Safety Videos After Attack (KDVR, Aug. 3, 2020)
Attack on Real Estate Agent Prompts Discussions of Safety Practices (The Roanoke Times, Jun. 23, 2020)
Four Safety Tips for a Real Estate Agent (It’s Public Safety, Apr. 30, 2020)
The Importance of Agent Safety (The CE Shop)
eBooks & Books
The resources below are available for loan through the NAR Library. Up to three books, tapes, CDs and/or DVDs can be borrowed for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Call Member Support at 800-874-6500 for assistance.
Be Alert, Be Aware, Have a Plan (eBook)
Be a Hero (Kindle, eBook)
Coping with Coronavirus (Kindle, eBook)
Dangerous Personalities (Kindle, eBook)
A Guide to Improvised Weaponry (Kindle, eBook)
Knack Self-Defense for Women (Kindle, eBook)
Practical Self-Defense (Kindle, eBook)
Protect Yourself (eBook)
No Second Chance (eBook)
Safety at Work (eBook)
Staying Alive (eBook)
Stay Safe (Kindle, eBook)
The Tao of Survival (Kindle, eBook)
Watch Your Back (Kindle, eBook)
Workplace Safety (Kindle, eBook)
The Workplace Violence Prevention Handbook (Kindle, eBook)
The Gift of Fear (New York, NY: Random House, 1997) HV 7431 D35
Strong on Defense: Survival Rules to Protect You and Your Family from Crime (New York, NY: Simon & Shuster, 1996) HV 7431 St8 M31
Bug Off! : 50 Simple Ways to Protect Yourself from Burglars, Thieves, Muggers, Con-Artists, and Other Lowlifes (Evanston, IL: Walnut Grove Publishers, 1992) HV 7431 M31
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