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September is REALTOR® Safety Month!

REALTORS® are encouraged to keep safety top-of-mind every day to avoid job-related risks. Seattle King County REALTORS® is joining National Association of REALTORS® to bring awareness of potential dangers and to encourage REALTORS® to take precautions to stay safe on the job.

Information and resources to raise safety awareness and keep you safe!

Safety Tips for REALTORS®

Show properties before dark. If you are going to be working after hours, advise your associate or first-line supervisor of your schedule. If you must show a property after dark, turn on all lights as you go through, and don’t lower any shades or draw curtains or blinds.
Always let someone know where you are going and when you will be back; leave the name and phone number of the client you are meeting and schedule a time for your office to call you to check in.
Open house: it ain’t over till it’s over. Don’t assume that everyone has left the premises at the end of an open house. Check all of the rooms and the backyard prior to locking the doors. Be prepared to defend yourself, if necessary.
When showing a home, always have your prospect walk in front of you. Don’t lead them, but rather, direct them from a position slightly behind them. You can gesture for them to go ahead of you and say, for example, “The master suite is in the back of the house.”
  • Is there any questionable activity in the area?
  • Are you parked in a well-lit, visible location?
  • Can you be blocked in the driveway by another vehicle?

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About the NAR REALTOR® Safety Program

Knowledge. Awareness. Empowerment.

These are the core components of REALTOR® Safety. And helping our members understand the risks they face can mean the difference between life and death.

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Upcoming Webinar

FREE! Selling Safely: Because It Can Happen to You

September 23, 2020, 11 AM – 12 PM (Pacific)
Instructor: Jen Stanbrough, REALTOR®

Free Safety Courses

FREE! Business Unusual: Safe Real Estate Practice in a Pandemic World

COVID-19 changed everything. Let’s take a look at best practices now and moving forward to increase safety and peace of mind for yourself and those you interact with as a real estate professional.




FREE! Doing Business During COVID-19

Is the COVID-19 pandemic going to be a rehash of 2008? How do I keep transactions on track if I’m under a shelter-in-place order? Is real estate considered an essential service? What if there’s a lockdown? Can I still do showings? What about open houses? This brief course is designed to help you answer these questions so you can conduct business safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, and so you can put clients’ minds at ease. Business as usual? Nope. But it’s still business.




FREE! Agent Essentials: Staying Safe

This course reviews studies and statistics that are somewhat unique to the real estate profession, and the methods and practices that best promote personal safety.




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