September is REALTOR® Safety Month

Aug 31, 2021

In an ongoing effort to help protect our members and keep safety top-of-mind, Long Island Board of REALTORS® (LIBOR) and NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) dedicate September as REALTOR® Safety Month. REALTORS® face job-related risks every day. The goal of REALTOR® Safety Month is to bring awareness of these potential dangers and reduce the number of industry-related safety incidents.

To accomplish this goal, LIBOR will work together with our members to improve the safety culture in the industry by raising awareness, educating on safety protocols, and encouraging all REALTORS® to stay vigilant on the job.  To get started, LIBOR has made available an assortment of tools focused on agent safety that brokers and agents can use to establish a strategy that can also be incorporated into current office safety protocol.

Available to all LIBOR members as a FREE member benefit, is the Real Safe Agent (RSA) program. RSA is more than a personal safety app; it is a crime prevention system built specifically for the real estate industry. Based on behavioral science, the system empowers our real estate community to cooperate and collaborate for the purposes of keeping each other safe. We implore all members to take advantage of this free benefit. The more members using the system, the safer everyone becomes. Beginning this month, RSA will unveil new and enhanced features that will aid in user protection. LIBOR will communicate and highlight these new features once live.

In 2019, LIBOR established a REALTOR® Safety Alert Network to notify members of local safety concerns and emergencies. Alerts will be issued in situations when a REALTOR® or a REALTOR®’s immediate family member goes missing, an association name is being used fraudulently to dupe consumers, or a physical threat to REALTORS® is deemed to warrant national attention.

Additionally, here are NAR’s Top 5 Safety Action Items for REALTORS®:

  1. Plan Your Safety Strategy

  2. Tips and Best Practices

  3. Training Videos

  4. Personal Protection Resources

  5. Take the REALTOR® Safety Pledge

Throughout REALTOR® Safety Month LIBOR will offer a variety of resources, including daily Safety Tips and weekly Safety Webinars, to empower members to take action and stay safe.

For more information on safety tools and resources, visit LIRealtor.com/safety.