REALTOR 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

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

Cyber Crime: Why You’re an Easy Target

With recent headlines focusing on data breaches at big-box retailers such as Home Depot and Target, you may think hackers are only after large-scale businesses. But that’s what scammers want you to think — because then you won’t see...
November 14, 2015

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

Check Out Recent and Upcoming NAR Webinars

As many of you know, REALTOR® Magazine regularly offers webinars on some of the hottest trends in real estate, for free. (For example, we have one on how to use your knowledge of real estate to make investment decisions...
February 5, 2010