NAR has a wealth of resources to help agents, brokers, and associations better understand and educate each other about the safety risks they face.
From planning your safety strategy to extensive safety resources including apps, products, and educators, NAR has many useful items for all real estate professionals including regularly-scheduled safety webinars, numerous articles organized by category, videos, and a safety alert program.
NAR further offers the Safety Matters: Safe Business = Smart Business course free of charge to state and local REALTOR® associations. More information on the course and how to license it can be found here.
Information about NAR's Safety Program Reimbursement Grant for Associations is also available.
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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
How to Stay Safe from Coronavirus While on Planes, Trains, and Buses (Consumer Reports, May 6, 2020)
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Advice for the Public (World Health Organization, Apr. 29, 2020)
What Not to Do When You Reopen Your Business (Inc., Apr. 24, 2020)
Protect Yourself and Others from Coronavirus (Consumer Reports, Jun. 2020) E
Coronavirus: Safety Tips for You (American Red Cross, Apr. 28, 2020)
How Do You Sell a Home Safely during the COVID-19 Crisis? Here are the Steps to Take (realtor.com®, Apr. 14, 2020)
4 Ways Real Estate Agents Can Protect Themselves during COVID-19 (Millionacres, Apr. 12, 2020)
COVID-19 Update: Real Estate Practitioners Overcome Challenges, Share Success Stories (RISMedia, Apr. 2, 2020)
How to Disinfect a Home Correctly (REALTOR® Magazine, Mar. 17, 2020)
Sellers Adopt Showing Procedures to Minimize Coronavirus Spread (REALTOR® Magazine, Mar. 12, 2020)
REALTOR® Safety Forms, Guides, Handouts & Videos
Coronavirus: A Guide for REALTORS® (National Association of REALTORS®, March 24, 2020)
REALTOR® Safety Reimbursement Grant Program (National Association of REALTORS®, 2019)
2019 Member Safety Report (National Association of REALTORS®, Sep. 12, 2019) This report details how REALTORS® feel about their safety and what steps they are already taking to protect themselves.
3-Hour Safety Course for REALTOR® Associations (National Association of REALTORS®)
- This course is an essential primer on how real estate professionals can limit risk to preserve safety and facilitate positive business outcomes.
- Available classroom materials for this course will allow REALTOR® associations to submit the course to their respective state licensing authority for CE approval. Please note that CE approval is not guaranteed.
- Materials for a 1-hour presentation are also provided.
Safety Resources for NAR Members (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.
General Safety Tips
Four Safety Tips for a Real Estate Agent (It’s Public Safety, Apr. 30, 2020)
Workplace Warning Signs and Getting Coworkers Help (Fox 11, Feb. 27, 2020)
7 Smart Safety Tips to Empower Real Estate Agents in the Field (HomeLight, Dec. 30, 2019)
Safety Tips for Real Estate Professionals Meeting with Buyers or Showing Houses (Multibriefs, Mar. 5, 2019)
How Agent Deaths Spawned REALTOR® Action (REALTOR® Magazine, Feb. 19, 2019)
'The Danger is Real': Killing of Utah Real Estate Agent Sparks Safety Discussions (KSL.com, Jan. 21, 2019)Downloadable Resources (The Beverly Carter Foundation)
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)
Dangerous Personalities (Kindle, eBook)
A Guide to Improvised Weaponry (Kindle, eBook)
Health & Safety at Work Essentials (Audiobook, eBook)
Knack Self-Defense for Women (Kindle, eBook)
Practical Self-Defense (Kindle, eBook)
Protect Yourself (eBook)
No Second Chance (Audiobook, eBook)
Safety at Work (Audiobook, eBook)
Staying Alive (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)
Stay Safe (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)
The Tao of Survival (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)
Watch Your Back (Kindle, eBook)
Workplace Safety (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)
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