As a REALTOR®, you’re not just responsible for your own data and information. You need to protect your clients’ personal data, too. Former REALTOR® Jack Lindberg helps real estate pros address many of the gaps in technology you use every day that cyber criminals take advantage of in his class… Read more
Pictured: Instructor Amit Baruch, right, pulls class participant Wolf Puls for a quick demonstration. Your job as a real estate professional means that you often break common-sense safety rules. You get into cars with strangers, you meet people you don’t know at vacant houses, you’re often working alone. Real Estate… Read more
Personal safety should be top of mind for every real estate professional today. An attack on a Snohomish REALTOR® at an open house earlier this summer makes that point clear. Staying safe on the job takes ongoing effort; REALTORS® have access to resources and tools designed for the unique safety… Read more
Earlier this month, a Snohomish real estate agent was assaulted by a group of men pretending to be interested in the property during an open house. The incident is an unfriendly reminder that all agents should be prepared to handle dangerous situations. Seattle King County REALTORS® is offering two Real… Read more
WARNING: If you receive an email with the subject “NAR: Urgent Update” from firstname.lastname@example.org, it is not from NAR. The email uses the phrase “all registered realtors are hereby advised to view the recent publication released” with a link. Do not click any of the links, which may ask for passwords. Please… Read more
Washington REALTORS® along with the Department of Licensing, NWMLS, and others, have created a brochure (“Call Before You Wire!”) to help REALTORS® and consumers prevent this from happening going forward. You can find the brochure and other resources on wire fraud here >
In this video, NAR General Counsel Katherine Johnson explains a how scammers are using a common scheme to steal money from your clients and offers tips for your customers to protect themselves.
The following event took place in the Seattle area, but it is alleged that this suspicious person has looked at properties in four different states. It was brought to the attention of SKCR today that there is a suspicious man, who allegedly goes by the names or pseudonyms Aaron White or GM Goodrich,… Read more