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What are brokers and agents doing about their safety?

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03/09/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

If a buyer you've never met asks to see one of your listings, do you meet him at a neutral location first? That simple action could keep you from being the victim of a crime. Read about other safety issues encountered by your colleagues in the NAR 2015 Member Safety Report.  

Good and bad news 
Ninety-six percent of respondents said they haven't been the victim of a crime on the job; however, 40% said they had experienced a situation that made them fear for their personal safety or the safety of their personal information.

Survey respondents meet 50% of prospective buyers they don't know in a real estate office or neutral location before first viewing a home.  

4 common situations that cause fear
Respondents most commonly cited holding open houses, showing vacant or model properties, showing unlocked or unsecured properties, and working in remote areas as fearful situations.

Put a plan in place
Forty-six percent of REALTORS® said their brokerage has standard procedures in place for agent safety ... but the remainder of respondents either don't have them in place (27%) or don't know (27%). 

Visit texasrealestate.com/safety to check out safety-related articles in Texas REALTOR® magazine and several resources from NAR. 

Categories: Research
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