September is REALTOR® Safety Month
The National Association of REALTORS® has designated September as REALTOR® Safety Month. What is your association doing for Safety Month? One great way to mark this important event is with a free and informative education course.
To recognize this, RealEstateCE has designated September 24th through September 28th as Agent Safety Awareness Week. During that week, Associations will be able to provide their members with a personal safety course for free.
A major concern for real estate professionals is their personal safety and the safety of their clients. Many times the agent is working alone while showing a property, holding an open house or manning a model home in a new subdivision. This situation can make an agent particularly vulnerable with respect to danger and safety issues. Busy agents sometimes forget to take some basic steps to reduce their risk of being prey to criminals.
Don't Let Your Members Become A Statistic
Often working alone and showing properties to strangers makes them a target for violence and crime. The real estate industry has seen steady increases in work-related fatalities with 40 fatalities in 2015 and 65 in 2016.