NAR: 2022 Member Safety Report for residential real estate

by Emily Marek

The NAR’s 2022 Member Safety Residential Report reveals just how safe residential Realtors feel while on the job.

While 23% of residential Realtors claim they have feared for their safety while on the job, 98% reported that they have never been the victim of a crime while at work.

Of the over 2,000 NAR members who were surveyed, 73% shared that they follow personal safety protocols when meeting with clients. Sixty-six percent say they meet new clients in their office or in other “neutral” locations.

Additionally, 43% of male Realtors carry a self-defense weapon of some kind, such as pepper spray, firearms or pocket knives. The number was notably higher among women, where 54% reported carrying self-defense weapons.

Forty percent of Realtors reported participating in a self-defense class, while 20% attended NAR-sponsored Realtor safety courses. Of the Realtors who participated in these safety courses, 75% reported feeling more prepared for unsafe situations after completing the course.

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