The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) designates September as REALTOR® Safety Month and offers the following year-round tips about safety on the road:
- Save serious discussions for a time when you are not driving. It’s important that you do not get distracted by stressful thoughts or serious conversations when you’re on the road. Distracted driving puts your life and the lives of others at risk.
- If you feel like you are being followed, don’t step on the gas. Instead, stay calm and drive to a public place or police station. Do not drive home until you are completely sure you are alone.
- Lock your purse in your car trunk before arriving at an appointment. Carry only non-valuable business items and your cell phone. Do not wear expensive jewelry or watches.
- When returning to your vehicle in a parking lot, keep your keys in hand to avoid having to look for them and walk with a purpose. Once in your car, lock the doors immediately.
- When traveling to properties in remote locations, always keep an atlas in your car in case you lose cell reception or your battery dies.
The NAR offers numerous safety resources to help real estate professionals safeguard client data and to protect themselves from attack or injury.