Third of agents have felt unsafe on the job
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.