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REALTOR® Safety Month Resources

REALTOR® Safety Month: NAR's REALTOR® Safety Program

September is REALTOR® Safety Month, and Washington REALTORS® is teaming up with the National Association of REALTORS® to ensure our members are properly educated and utilizing the safety resources available to you through your membership.  

The goal of NAR's 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.

The reality in real estate is that there are some real threats when working in the field, and it's crucial to be prepared. The 2022 REALTOR® Safety Survey highlights alarming statistics of the potential dangers REALTORS® face while on the job:

○ 45,000 REALTORS® were victims of a crime while performing their duties.
○ 300,000 REALTORS® felt fear for their safety while on the job.
○ 400,000 REALTORS® don’t have safety protocols in place to protect themselves

Here's how NAR's REALTOR® Safety Program can make a significant difference in your safety:

○ Resources, tools and tips: proven techniques from field professionals to stay aware and prepared, ensuring your safety at all times.
○ Boost confidence: empower yourself with information and tools to handle challenging situations in the field effectively.
○ Free Live Webinars: join our REALTOR® Safety Month webinar on Sept. 13th, 12:00 pm CT, and learn how to detect threats through situational awareness. 

NAR REALTOR® Safety Program Resources 

1. Plan Your Safety Strategy
2. Tips and Best Practices
3. Training Videos
4. Webinars 
5. Articles 
6. Personal Protection Resources
7. Take the REALTOR® Safety Pledge

REALTOR® Safety Network

The National Association of REALTORS® is committed to the safety of our members. Through the REALTOR® Safety Network, NAR will deploy REALTOR® Safety Alerts via social media when a physical or cyberthreat to REALTORS® warrants national attention. For example:

• A REALTOR® or the immediate family member of a REALTOR® goes missing
• NAR learns that the association name or the names of its programs are being used fraudulently to attempt to collect money or information from REALTORS® or others
• A physical threat to REALTORS® warrants national attention
For incidents that don’t meet the criteria for a national alert, the REALTOR® Safety Team will ensure the local association is informed.

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