September is REALTOR Safety Month

September is REALTOR Safety Month

More than a decade ago, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS launched the REALTOR Safety Program to educate REALTORS on the potential risks they face while on the job.  As part of NAR’s ongoing efforts to keep members safe, and to strengthen the REALTOR Safety Program, resources are added annually and September is dedicated as REALTOR Safety Month.

Are you keeping personal safety top of mind when you’re out in the field? Crime against real estate professionals remains rare, but concerns about safety come up often. A new report from NAR found that nearly 45 percent of female agents say they’ve been in a situation—an open house, a vacant home, a model home—where they felt fear.

To help protect themselves, almost half of all female agents say they use a safety app on their phone—these are mainly apps that let others know where they are—or they take other steps, including carrying a safety device with them. For women, it’s mostly pepper spray.

You can get more on NAR’s 2017 Member Safety Report, which just came out, at

Also, sign up for two FREE Safety Month webinars on September 20 and 27, with expert tips to keep you and your business safe. Go to to register.

While this month helps remind us of the importance of REALTOR Safety, be sure to use safety materials from NAR throughout the entire year, and share them with fellow Realtors.

Remember, you can access materials and tools ANYTIME at

We would like to say a special thanks to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department for presenting our Safety Seminar on September 14th. Thanks to Sheriff Chad McBride, Captain Darrell Hill, Lieutenant Todd Caron, and Lieutenant David Baker.