Safety Archive

3 Actions to Take After You Receive a Bogus Email

You may recall a previous post about Sue Dietz, an Iowa real estate agent whose identity was being used by scammers to send fraudulent emails to other real estate professionals all over the country. The emails, which were sent...
March 16, 2017

10 Articles You Found Most Useful in 2016

We at REALTOR® Magazine are always looking for tips and insights into the real estate business to share with you in hopes of improving your odds of success. This year, we hit a nerve with a few interesting stories...
December 21, 2016

5 Safety Tips When an Attack Is Imminent

I attended a safety seminar at the National Association of REALTORS® building in Chicago on Monday, expecting to hear the same old thing: pay attention to your surroundings, keep your head out of your phone, watch people’s microexpressions, yadda...
September 14, 2016

Would You Know What to Do If Your Elderly Client Was Being Abused?

Ginni Field was aghast at the tragedy that befell a family friend in the last year and a half. The man, a veteran who fought alongside Field’s father in World War II, died with nothing — no money, no...

Video Explains to Consumers Why You’re Taking Safety Precautions

No one’s going to come to my office first before going to a showing. They’re going to think I’m invading their privacy if I ask to make a copy of their photo ID. If I tell them to drive...
October 22, 2015

Since When Are Safety Concerns Only for Women?

Hey, fellas, you’re not immune to danger When the National Association of REALTORS® debuted its “Real Estate Safety Matters” course for associations and brokerages, the newest addition to the REALTOR® Safety Program, at the 2015 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings &...
May 14, 2015

REALTOR® Safety When Meeting Strangers: 12 Tips

It’s unfortunate, but as a real estate professional you put yourself at risk when you meet someone for the first time. That’s why you should always meet a new customer at the office, not at the property. It’s also...
December 24, 2014

How I Stopped Being a Victim After I Was Attacked

With safety issues still top of mind for real estate professionals across the country since the tragic death of Arkansas agent Beverly Carter in September, we’ve received tons of emails from readers who speak heroically about their own harrowing...
October 20, 2014

Beverly Carter: She Was ‘an Angel on Earth’

The day Beverly Carter disappeared after meeting a supposed prospective buyer at a vacant home in rural Scott, Ark., will be remembered by REALTORS® around the nation as a horrible one — a day when the real estate industry...
October 1, 2014

REALTOR® Safety Month: Do You Carry a Safety Device for Added Protection?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine REALTOR® Safety Month is a reminder to real estate professionals that safety needs to be a priority. Everyday situations can be potentially dangerous: You’re meeting with strangers all of the time...
September 23, 2010