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The goal of the REALTOR® Safety Program is to reduce the number of safety incidents that occur in the industry, so every REALTOR® comes home safely to his or her family every night. We will accomplish this goal together with our members by improving the Safety Culture in the industry: Talk about safety; create a safety plan and follow it; and encourage your fellow REALTORS® to do the same.

Top 5 Safety Action Items for REALTORS®

  1. Plan Your Safety Strategy
  2. Tips and Best Practices
  3. Training Videos
  4. Personal Protection Resources
  5. Improve Safety Culture

NAR Announces 2020 REALTOR® Safety Grant Recipients

This year, NAR awarded grants to more than 20 associations to fund projects that keep safety awareness top of mind for REALTORS®. See the full list of recipients.

REALTOR® Safety Tip

Check back every week for a new tip.

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Real Estate Safety Matters Course

This course aims to instill safety awareness and habits so that real estate professionals and their clients/customers will always remain safe.

Member Safety Report

Report
This report details how REALTORS® feel about their safety and what steps they are already taking to protect themselves.

REALTOR® Security Product Bundle - Download

REALTOR® Store Security Bundle

Price: $29.95
Member Price: $13.90
Member Savings: $16.05

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Safety In Your Home eProduct Bundle - Download

Safety In Your Home eProduct Bundle - Download from the REALTOR® Store

Price: $22.85
Member Price: $14.85
Member Savings: $8.00

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The Little Red Book: Safety Rules to Live By for REALTORS®

REALTOR® Safety Rules Book from the REALTOR® Store

Price: $19.95
Member Price: $9.95
Member Savings: $10.00

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More REALTOR® Safety Products

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The REALTOR® Store has an entire array of products, books, and downloads on REALTOR® Safety, many with member discounts.

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Overview

Through the REALTOR® Safety Program, NAR offers resources to help agents, brokers, and associations better understand the potential risks REALTORS® face on the job.

Safety Topics

References

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, Jan. 6, 2021)

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Advice for the Public (World Health Organization, Jan. 6, 2021)

Workplaces and Businesses (Centers for Disease Prevention, Jan. 5, 2021)

Serving You with Safety (Santa Barbara Independent, Dec. 1, 2020)

How to Protect Yourself & Others (Centers for Disease Protection, Dec. 31, 2020)

10 Expert COVID-19 Tips to Follow in 2021 (Michigan Health, Dec. 29, 2020)

Coronavirus Resources (U.S. Department of Labor)

REALTOR® Safety Forms, Products, Guides, Handouts & Videos

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.

Coronavirus: A Guide for REALTORS® (National Association of REALTORS®, Jun. 22, 2020)

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

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)

Health & Safety at Work Essentials (eBook)

Knack Self-Defense for Women (Kindle, eBook)

Practical Self-Defense (Kindle, eBook)

Protect Yourself (eBook)

No Second Chance (eBook)

7 Safety Habits That Could Save Your Life (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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