RISMedia Survey Results: How Do You Stay Safe?

Posted on Sep 28 2015 - 9:00am by Nick Caruso

Though REALTOR® Safety Month is coming to a close, safety is an issue that should remain top of mind year-round, and be everyone's number one priority, regardless of bottom lines and the allure of new prospects. Real estate agents should never forget the importance of staying safe and real estate brokerages should never stop reminding their staff that there is nothing more valuable than their well-being.

In support of NAR's efforts to promote safety in the industry, RISMedia recently polled readers and industry practitioners about how they stay safe in the field. With 99 percent of respondents claiming safety is "extremely" or "moderately" important, it's clear safety should be an ongoing topic for discussion and examination throughout the entire year.

For the rest of our findings, please view the infographic below:

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  1. Dan Campbell October 5, 2015 at 12:26 pm -

    By knowing the area where i work i adjust my safety concerns accordingly. I always have some sort of weapon with me from a pocket knife to a handgun. I usually research a person through tax records as much as possible. For someone I don’t know or have the slightest suspicion of, I don’t go to the home at the exact time i say I will be there. Which I have only done once in a marginal area. I am a large man too which probably helps change someone’s potential idea about causing harm. If the customer has been referred to me, and most are, I don’t have have much concern. There has only been one instance where someone was killed or injured in my MLS area and that was quite a distance from where i work and several years ago but I am always aware of my surroundings no matter where i go period. I learned that in Vietnam.I probably should have been a cop.