Plan Your REALTOR® Safety Strategy
REALTORS® work long hours and often may find themselves working alone in the office or meeting with clients. Use the information and materials available from NAR’s website to develop a strategy for your office, or incorporate them into your current programs, to improve the safety of your real estate professionals. The training is designed so that you can present all the information in a single session, or divide it into the following segments:
– Safety at the Office
– Safety with Clients
– Safety at Home
Three formats that are very effective for ongoing safety awareness efforts include:
1) Three-Hour Training Session – Plan an organization-wide training session. Use all or a combination of the presentation materials located on the REALTOR® Safety Pesentation page of the NAR Website.
2) Three One-Hour-Long Trainings – Schedule three quarterly, shorter training sessions on different days, and cover each part separately. The presentation is broken out by section for you to easily present one topic at a time.
3) Independent Study – All materials, including the video, can be accessed on these pages and used by individual REALTORS® throughout the year.
You can adopt the video, presentation and other tools into a new REALTOR® orientation session or sales meeting. And consider adding a regular REALTOR® Safety column in your newsletter.
NEW in 2016 – REALTOR® Safe Harbor
REALTORS® often need a simple way to find safe, public locations to meet prospective clients. REALTOR® Safe Harbors are locations who have agreed to allow REALTORS® to meet at their office.
REALTORS® can simply CLICK HERE to quickly find all Safe Harbor locations in their area. The location can be quickly forwarded to a client with a few clicks. Mobile apps are available for iOS and Android and can be found by searching for “REALTOR® Safe Harbor” on the App Store or Google Play. To sign your office up to become a safe harbor, go to http://REALTORSafeHarbor.com.
REALTOR® Safe Harbor is a partnership between NAR and Real Agent Guard: We’re safer together.
Click on the links below to launch various safety videos:
NAR REALTOR® Safety (2011)
GAR REALTOR® Safety Awareness Video
Social Media and Cyber Safety Strategies
Safety at the Office
Safety at Home
Safety with Clients
Safety at Conventions
NAR Safety Page, for a variety of links to Web sites, downloadable forms and more safety tips from Associations and defense instructors from across the country.
NAR Field Guides to Realtor® Safety, Statement From 2015 President Chris Polychron on Beverly Carter Tragedy, as well as Forms, Guides, Handouts and Videos.