September is REALTOR® Safety Month, and this designated month is always a crucial time to refocus ourselves and make safety a priority. With the way the world is today, it’s now more important than ever to take the necessary steps to protect yourself as a REALTOR®.
While safety can sometimes be a scary topic to approach, the most dangerous thing that someone in real estate can think is that nothing could ever happen to them – you should always be prepared.
The first and most important step in your journey to making safety a focus: talk about it! Make sure it’s a conversation at your company, and then take the steps to educate yourself and others with safety resources.
One valuable resource for navigating your safety as a REALTOR® is NAR’s REALTOR® Safety Program.
As NAR says on their website, their goal is to educate you so that you are aware and prepared “to keep yourself safe and reduce the risks, so you come home safety to your family every night.” One way to do this is by making a safety plan for yourself, a “Safety Strategy that you follow every day, with every client, every time.”
Part of this plan could be meeting new clients at the office or in a public setting, or sharing your schedule with people you trust so that someone always knows where you are.
It is easy as a REALTOR® to place yourself into potentially dangerous situations, and setting a “Safety Strategy” that you follow every day will help make sure that you are keeping that in mind and making safe decisions.
This month, take active steps to invest in your safety education. On September 15th and 16th, NAR is hosting two REALTOR® Safety Webinars about “Avoiding REALTOR® Danger Zones.” We encourage you to register for these webinars and take the time to attend them – you matter, and your safety should be a priority.