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
Help! What Are the Best Precautions When Traveling by Car? (The New York Times, Sep. 1, 2020)
Not Ready to Return to Work? (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Sep. 1, 2020) E
Worker Safety and Support (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Aug. 28, 2020)
Virginia Becomes the First State to Adopt COVID-19 Workplace Safety Mandates (JDSupra, Jul. 21. 2020)
Reopening to the Possibilities (REALTOR® Magazine, Jul.-Aug. 2020)
Should Employers Test for COVID-19? (REALTOR® Magazine Daily News, Jul. 7, 2020)
What Should Stay and What Should Go Post-Pandemic (REALTOR® Magazine, Jun. 30, 2020)
How to Reopen the Housing Market (Forbes, Jun. 8, 2020)
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Advice for the Public (World Health Organization, Jun. 4, 2020)
Who Guarantees Your Workplace is Safe for Return? (Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, Jun. 3, 2020)
REALTOR® Safety Forms, Guides, Handouts & Videos
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)
REALTOR® Safety Reimbursement Grant Program (National Association of REALTORS®, 2020)
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
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)
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)
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)
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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