CT 3.0 hours Personal Safety - Course Syllabus
3.0 Elective Hours
A major concern for real estate professionals is personal safety and the safety of their clients. Often an agent is working alone in showing a property, holding an open house, or manning a model house in a new subdivision. Often on a daily basis, agents interact with strangers and put themselves at risk. The more isolated the situation, the greater safety risk. The nature of showing real estate makes agents vulnerable to attack.
The real estate, rental, and leasing industries have seen an average of 77 work-related deaths a year from 2008 to 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The best way to protect yourself is to arm yourself with a solid level of mistrust and an intelligent approach to safety. Most agents are so busy and don't take the time to properly protect themselves. They may also lack the formal security training to realize when they might be in a potentially dangerous situation. Many agents don't believe that crime can happen to them and are unprepared for an attack.
This course is designed to help you understand why the real estate profession faces specific risks in their daily operations. Once you understand the risk, you will be able to develop strategies to avoid them.