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Third of agents have felt unsafe on the job

Sep 07, 2017
September is REALTOR Safety Month, and data from the National Association of REALTORS’ recently released 2017 Member Safety Report shows that 38 percent of members have experienced a situation that made them fear for their personal safety or the safety of their personal information. Common situations that caused fear included open houses, vacant and model homes, properties that were unlocked or unsecured, and properties in remote areas.

Of the 3,277 survey respondents, 44 percent of women compared to 25 percent of men said they’ve experienced concern for their own safety. When it comes to location, 40 percent of real estate professionals in suburban areas said they’ve been in a situation that caused them fear, followed by 39 percent of practitioners in urban areas and 35 percent in rural areas.

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Empire State housing market stays hot in January

New York State home sales remained strong to start the new year with 8,698 closed sales, falling just shy of the 2017 record for January, according to the annual housing market report released by the New York State Association of REALTORS. The January statewide median sales price of $266,000 represented an increase of 8.4 percent from a year ago. Click here to read more.