Real Estate Safety: Protect Yourself and Your Clients


Statistically speaking, real estate is a very safe profession. However, there are many potential dangers that agents and their clients are exposed to. While the number of work-related deaths and injuries in the real estate profession are relatively low, they do exist. Female real estate agents are more likely to become victims than men; however, men are not immune. Buyers and sellers also face risks from cyber theft to personal property damage and theft, to assaults.

Think about it: real estate licensees often meet complete strangers by themselves, in vacant properties, at odd hours, with little or no background information on the prospect. When you think about our profession in this way, the job can sound dangerous. We can reduce this risk with some basic safety protocols. Even if your brokerage has a set of security procedures, there are additional steps you can take to keep yourself and your clients safe. The truth is that many brokerages rely on individual agents to establish their own safety measures