REAL ESTATE AGENT SAFETY
Due to frequent contact with strangers in various public and private locations, Real Estate Agents face more on-the-job risks than many other business professionals. It is
our goal to provide access to updated safety information, including details of criminal
or suspicious activity.
The Safety Manual and office forms below were designed by agents for agents. Law enforcement officials were also consulted in the development of the forms.
The purpose of these forms is as follows:
- To deter assaults by positively identifying the people we are working with.
- To have emergency information for everyone in the real estate office.
- If a crime occurs - to know where the agent was going so the police can help.
- Every client wanting to meet with an agent should expect to be asked for identification.
Think Act Be Safe Agent Safety Brochure
this Safety Brochure and distribute to your co-workers, agents and members of your local Boards and Associations.
Who needs Safety training? Everyone!
this short handout contains true-to-life cases of attacks on REALTORS®. This handout is useful for brokers and association executives when discussing safety tips and crime prevention with their agents/members.
You may also click here to read additional stories of individuals who found themselves in suspicious or dangerous circumstances, and
how they handled it.
Client Identification Form
Know who you are doing business with!
Offices across the nation are now asking for photo identification and information from clients before going to view property.
the forms, quick and easy to fill out and asks for name, address, employer and automobile information. Not only does this procedure identify the person you are working with, it helps qualify a prospect and aids police if something happens to you.
this simple form may be the best preventative safety measure you and your office can take. We have found that customers are very understanding regarding why we need this information and there has been little or no resistance to providing the identification. If a customer does object, that in itself, should raise a red flag.
Agent ID Form If there was an accident or an agent did not check in when they were scheduled to, you or the police would need this information quickly. We recommend placing the Agent Identification Forms collectively in a separate folder that anyone can access. The information must be updated at least once a year. You may want to schedule an annual review of the information during Real Estate Safety Week, the first week in October.
Agent Itinerary Form helps you find an agent when there is a problem at home and gives you a place to look when an agent is missing. Many agents print out an additional "show list" and attach the form to it. Your front office
staff will appreciate having this information if they need to contact an agent.
Office Safety Action Plan
your own version of the Office Safety Action Plan with this worksheet.
Offices across the nation are now
addapting and implementing agent safety plans.
Click on the links below to launch various safety videos:
REALTOR Safety (2011)
Social Media and Cyber Safety Strategies
Safety at the Office
Safety at Home
Safety with Clients
Safety at Conventions
NAR Safety Pagee
for a variety of links to Web sites, downloadable forms and more safety tips from Associations and defense instructors from across the country.