Meeting and being alone with strangers is central to working as a real estate agent. While threats and attacks against realtors are unusual, they do happen. NAR’s most recent survey, which included more than 3,200 agents, found that while just 4 percent of agents reported actually being the victims of a crime, 38 percent of respondents said they felt unsafe in the last year. While safety is a concern for both sexes, it’s something female agents need to especially consider. While just 25 percent of male agents in the NAR survey reported feeling unsafe, 44 percent of female agents reported feeling unsafe.
In order to help ensure the safety of real estate agents The National Association of Realtors has stepped up its efforts on safety awareness. It named September agent safety month and is working to gather solid data on the types of dangers that brokers face. Mirador is participating in agent safety month to ensure safety during showings by continuing to provide safety training courses to all agents.
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