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.