September has been designated REALTOR® Safety Month. Since agents meet frequently with strangers in one-on-one situations, during off hours including weekends and evenings, often in remote or unoccupied homes, personal safety practices are vital.
According to the National Association of REALTORS® 2018 Member Safety Report, nearly a third of agents experienced a situation that made them fear for their safety, and almost half (43%) carry a self-defense weapon. You can read the full report here.
We encourage all agents to be prepared, be vigilant and to take advantage of the safety information provided below, courtesy of NAR.