REALTOR Safety Resources

Safety of our Members, their families and their clients is of paramount importance to the National Association of REALTORS, the Wisconsin REALTORS Association and the Northwoods Association of REALTORS.  To help provide our Members with the knowledge and tools you need to stay safe whether at the office, showing a property or while at home, we have compiled the following resource links below.

It goes without saying that the most important safety tool is your brain.  Here is a quick list of key safety tips:

  1. Trust your instincts and avoid situations that don't feel right
  2. Always meet customers at your office and record their info:  driver's license, license plate and contact info
  3. Always make sure a buddy knows where you are going, who you are with and when you should be back
  4. Make sure your cellphone is charged and carry it on you - have emergency numbers or apps on the ready
  5. Establish a danger word with your buddy to text or say if you need help and have your buddy check in with you at regular intervals
  6. Keep your purse and any valuables locked in your trunk (or leave them at home) and keep your car locked at all times
  7. You know your neighborhoods, so avoid going to areas that you perceive as unsafe
  8. Let the customer enter before you and leave the front door wide open, keeping a clear path between yourself and the door
  9. Park near the curb instead of the driveway so you cannot be blocked in
  10. Lock your office doors after hours and/or get a door that unlocks with a buzzer

REALTOR Safety Links:

NWAR REALTOR Safety Lunch & Learn (PDF):http://goo.gl/juDGDx

SentriSmart Mobile Agent Safety Feature: https://www.sentrilock.com/help/choose-platform/sentrismart-android/android-agent-safety/

NAR REALTOR Safety Page:  https://www.nar.realtor/topics/realtor-safety/safety-resources
NAR Presentations: https://www.nar.realtor/topics/realtor-safety/safety-presentations
NAR Videos:  https://www.nar.realtor/topics/realtor-safety/safety-videos
NAR Webinars:  https://www.nar.realtor/topics/realtor-safety/safety-webinars

Safety Reference Materials:

Agent Identification Form (DOC: 26 KB)
Agent Itinerary (DOC: 33 KB)
Office Safety Action Plan (DOC: 35 KB)
Prospect Identification Form (DOC: 31 KB)

Safety Alert Resources:

Severe Weather Alerts (text or email):  http://www.emergencyemail.org/Default.asp
WI Radio Reference (VHF Frequencies): http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?ctid=3095

Wisconsin Crime Alert Network:  http://www.wisconsincrimealert.gov
Wisconsin Emergency Management:  http://emergencymanagement.wi.gov

Code Red Mobile Alert (all counties):  http://ecnetwork.com/coderedmobilealert

Forest Co Emergency Alerts: http://www.co.forest.wi.gov/alerts.asp?locid=145
Oneida Co Emergency Alerts:  http://www.co.oneida.wi.gov/alerts.asp?locid=135
Price Co Sheriff's Alerts:  http://www.co.price.wi.us/government/countysheriffsoffice/Alerts.htm
Vilas Co Sheriff's Alerts:  http://www.co.vilas.wi.us/dept/VCSD/pressrelease.html