September is safety month at SPAAR!
This year, SPAAR is focusing on increasing safety awareness in real estate, providing resources to grow your knowledge as a real estate professional, and providing you with resources to share with your clients. To start the month off, here are 4 Safety Action Items For REALTORS®.
1 - Plan Your Safety Strategy
Creating a safety strategy is important for any Realtor®, especially if you are working alone. By having a plan in place, you can keep yourself safe in potentially dangerous situations. Start by following best practices such as: Always meet new clients at the office or in a neutral location, like a coffee shop, and share your schedule with a colleague, assistant, or family member. See more tips and best practices here. Don’t forget check with your broker on any safety protocols that might be in place for our office.
Increase your knowledge by reviewing the REALTOR® Safety Tips document with 56 safety tips to help you stay safe while working. The tips cover a wide range of topics, from personal safety to safety when showing properties. Take some time to review the safety tips and incorporate them into your safety strategy.
3 - Training Videos
The National Association of REALTORS® offers a variety of safety training videos to help you identify and avoid dangerous situations. The videos cover a range of topics, including personal safety, cyberscams, working with clients and more. Whether you're a new agent or a seasoned veteran, these videos can help you stay safe on the job. You can review the training videos on NAR’s website.
Review the person protection resources put together by NAR! There are a variety of tools you can add to your personal safety protocol, such as the smartphone apps and safety products. You can find these resources here.
Be sure to check eNews, E&E, and SPAAR social media and visit the safety page through the month of September to get weekly safety resources and more!