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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!

Real Estate Safety Courses

In-person training!

Making Selling Safer

Presented by Seattle King County REALTORS®
September 30, 2021 @ 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Pacific)

What can you do about Safety? Selling real estate can be a fun and rewarding profession, but it can also be extremely risky due to the large number of strangers that you may have to meet alone.

  • Identify situations that may put the property, client, and broker at risk.
  • Practice safer methods of dealing with unknown clients.
  • Know some basic ways to deter crime from identity to property theft.
  • Understand the importance of reporting incidents.

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Upcoming Webinars

SafeShowings App

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Resources for Virtual Showings and Tours


Personal Safety Tips for Real Estate Professionals

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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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Planning your Safety Strategy

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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