MARlink – February 8, 2021
NAR REALTOR® Safety Program
The goal of the REALTOR® Safety Program is to reduce the number of safety incidents that occur in the industry, so every REALTOR® comes home safely to his or her family every night.
Plan your safety strategy following Best Practices compiled by experts including law enforcement and industry veterans.
- Always meet new clients at the office or in a neutral location, like a coffee shop
- Share your schedule with a colleague, assistant, or family member
- Communicate safety concerns on your listing (poor cell phone signal, etc.)
- Do not overshare about your personal life
- Do not host open houses alone
- Check your cell phone battery and signal before heading to an appointment
- Direct clients to walk in front of you when touring a property, do not lead them
- Never go into attics, crawl spaces, or garages where you could be trapped
- Utilize Association resources such as Forewarn, which MAR offers free to members
- Invest time in ongoing safety education utilizing NAR resources:
A notice from DoRA regarding audio and video surveillance in properties.
Questions arise as to the Seller’s use of audio and video surveillance in homes during property showings. Security devices are justifiably used in homes for security purposes, however, should they be used as a means of obtaining information on prospective buyers and their real estate brokers, or to acquire confidential information about a prospective buyer? The improper use of these devices could possibly result in civil or criminal liability. Read more >>>