How REALTORS® stay safe

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09/22/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Have you ever felt afraid for your personal safety during open houses, vacant or model home tours, or showing properties that were unlocked or in remote areas? You’re not alone: These are some of the common situations that caused fear for REALTORS®, according to NAR’s 2016 Member Safety Report. See a few other highlights of the survey in this infographic, then get tips to stay safe on the job at and

Infographic with data from NAR's 2016 Member Safety Report

Categories: Members, Research
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Michael Brownstead on 12/27/2016

A few good open house safety tips: During the open house, try to position yourself so that you have a clear window view of the front of the street so you can see who pulls up outside and intends on entering; if you get a bad feeling, lock the front door and let them know the open house has just been cancelled; you do not need to let anyone in the home if you feel uncomfortable and I am sure the owners of the home will agree and back you on this. I always keep all back doors (secondary entry doors) locked, once a visitor leaves, I go around the home to ensure the back doors and re-locked if left unlocked.

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