Your safety should always be the priority for you in your real estate career.
Realtor® Safety Month is September, and this is the month to reevaluate and make sure you are doing everything possible to keep yourself safe.
Realtor® Magazine recently published a piece on common practices that you may do without realizing you are putting yourself in danger. Do you take clients into rooms with one exit? Author Graham Woods suggests you encourage clients to examine rooms like basements and attics on their own. If you park your car in the driveway, someone can block you in, making it hard to escape. Putting your technology on display may make you the target for a robbery. Also, some agents aren’t as strict with relocation clients. Make sure to always use your typical safety precautions, regardless of clients.
These aren’t the only ways to protect yourself, and the National Association of Realtors® has a variety of tools and materials to use not only during Realtor® Safety Month but throughout the year, including:
And don’t miss out on learning even more. NAR will offer a free safety webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m., titled “Get Smart About Smart Homes and Your Safety,” presented by Tara Christianson. The webinar will help Realtors® like yourself better understand smart home technology and what you need to know to protect both yourself and your clients.