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SEP 2018

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128 September 2018 RISMedia's REAL ESTATE {re: Real Estate} Brokerage owners and managers play a particularly im- portant role in establishing safety protocols and sharing resources with their agents. Talk to them about safety on the job, and tell them about the safety tools and op- tions available to them. Emphasize the importance of implementing safety protocols with every client, every day, every time. Beneficial Safety Resources To simplify and support brokers' efforts to educate agents about safety, NAR developed a wealth of materials, all compiled in one convenient location: NAR.realtor/safety. Below are four steps you can take to spread the im- portance of REALTOR® safety with your agents, and to learn more about the resources available from NAR. 1. Attend NAR's 2018 REALTOR® Safety Webinar A Day in the Life: Habits to Keep You Safe on the Job Presented by: Cheryl Knowlton, REALTOR® When: Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. CST In this free webinar, an industry expert explains how to minimize risks and stay safe in your day-to-day busi- ness interactions. For more details and to register, visit NAR.realtor/safety/safety-webinars. 2. Watch and share NAR's newest safety video Videos are a great tool for raising agent safety aware- ness and educating consumers about your safety proto- cols. NAR has compiled over a dozen videos on a wide variety of safety issues, including the newest topic, "Personal Safety Tips for Real Estate Professionals," which can be viewed at NAR.realtor/safety/videos. In three short minutes, this new video quickly and effectively highlights safety procedures that every real estate professional should incorporate into their daily routine and follow with every client. Be sure to watch it and share it with your agents. 3. Utilize customizable safety tools for brokers NAR has compiled several safety-related forms you can tailor to your office: • Agent Identification Form • Agent Itinerary • Office Safety Action Plan • Prospect Identification Form To access these and other materials for brokers, visit NAR.realtor/safety/resources-for-associations-and- brokerages. 4. Check out additional tips and tools NAR offers many additional safety resources at NAR.realtor/safety. Find help on: • Planning your safety strategy • Finding safety educators for in-person training • Locating safety articles, organized by category • Identifying more webinar recordings and videos And follow us (@NARdotRealtor) on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to repost our weekly safety tips and keep safety top of mind. Continue the Conversation However you decide to talk about safety with your agents, it's important to keep the conversation going beyond REALTOR® Safety Month. Together, we can help real estate professionals understand and learn how to avoid the risks we face—steps that can mean the dif- ference between life and death. Start today by sharing this article with your agents and help ensure safety is always top of mind. RE M ore than a decade ago, the National Asso- ciation of REALTORS® (NAR) launched the REALTOR® Safety Program to educate its members on the potential risks they face while on the job. While September is dedicated as REALTOR® Safety Month, this topic deserves attention every day of the year. For real estate professionals, staying safe requires knowledge, awareness and empowerment on many different fronts. REALTOR ® Safety: Every Client, Every Day, Every Time Keep your agents safe year-round! Learn more and access all of NAR's REALTOR® Safety resources at NAR.realtor/safety.

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