Realtor Safety

Realtor safety is a growing concern.

The nature of the business for real estate agents can put you at risk. A recent report by the National Association of REALTORS® showed:

  • 33% of realtors experienced a situation that made them fear for their personal safety or safety of their personal information
  • The typical realtor reported feeling unsafe less than once a year (54%) in terms of personal safety, but unsafe in terms of personal information every few months or more often (61%)
  • 5% of realtor said they had been a victim of a crime while working as a real estate professional
  • 44% of members choose to carry self-defense weapons
  • 35% of men and 49% of women carry a self-defense weapon or tool
  • 53% of members use a smartphone safety app to track whereabouts and alert colleagues in case of an emergency.

Often working alone and meeting strangers in isolated properties can make you a target for robbery and assault. In the past years, statistics show a sharp increase in real estate agent homicides, attributed to their job requiring them to be alone with random members of the public. You make scheduled appointments to show homes and advertise when you will be hosting open houses. This makes it easy for a potential attacker to pinpoint where you will be and when you will be there.

We can show you steps to take to mitigate the risks inherent in your chosen profession. We give you the methods necessary to ensure that you don’t present an easy target thereby discouraging the likelihood of an attack.

We will show you various devices that can be used to discretely call for help along with tactics and tools you can employ to protect yourself until help arrives.

In our four hour class you will learn:

  • Pre-appointment Steps
  • Two Person Team Showings
  • Reading Verbal and Non-Verbal Cues
  • Situational Awareness
  • Devices For Self-Defense
  • Software\Hardware Solutions For Summoning Aid


Your cost for this class is $50.00 per person. We can conduct it at your place of business, at our home classroom at the SkipJ Range in Anderson, SC, or at a different venue with additional costs applying. (We do offer large group discounts. Contact us for pricing.) Click here to register.