September is Realtor Safety Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the safety measures real estate agents must take while on the job. Monica Smith, a realtor and 7th-degree black belt, recently taught a self-defense class for realtors in Pulaski County, Arkansas. Smith emphasized the importance of being proactive and aware of one’s surroundings in order to stay safe.
Realtors often find themselves in uncertain and potentially risky situations, such as hosting open houses or showing properties to potential buyers. Smith understands these adversities and stressed the need for realtors to be prepared and capable of taking care of themselves if necessary.
The class comes in light of the ninth anniversary of the tragic kidnapping and murder of Beverly Carter, a former Arkansas realtor. Carter’s shocking death served as a wake-up call for realtors nationwide, highlighting the paramount importance of safety in their profession.
Ensuring safety as a realtor is not just a physical game but also a mental one. It involves being observant of one’s surroundings, identifying potential exits, and thinking ahead. Inviting a lender or another affiliate to accompany realtors during open houses provides an additional layer of security, as well as an opportunity to establish new contacts.
Monica Smith encourages realtors to be proactive in their self-defense and safety preparations. By being prepared and willing to fight back if confronted with danger, realtors can help prevent future incidents and protect themselves on the job.
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