Each year, the real estate industry promotes Realtor Safety Month. However, as several recent high profile crimes against Realtors have made clear (here and here), Realtor safety needs to be a priority 24/7, 365 days a week. We sometimes let safety concerns fall to the background as new clients, showings and other day-to-day demands shift our focus. But there are a number of easy steps you can take to ensure your own safety and that of your colleagues.
The National Association of Realtors has a Realtor Safety section on their web site with lots of great resources and tips. Take a moment to check it out. It includes this recent article with seven safety tips from brokers and safety trainers.
Though incidents tend to be isolated, they can happen to anyone. Reduce your risk by always thinking safety first in everything you do.