3.0 hours Personal Safety – Course Syllabus

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Course Syllabus:

3.0 Elective Hours

Prevention is the best self-defense. Attackers, whatever their objectives, are looking for unsuspecting, vulnerable people. Be sure to follow general safety tips like being aware of your surroundings, only walking and parking in well-lit areas, keeping your keys in hand as you approach your door or car, varying your route and times of travel.

Look where you're going and be aware of your surroundings - check out your environment even before you walk into a situation or get out of your vehicle. When something shocks us, we typically freeze, and that's what the attackers often rely on. The key to not freezing is having a plan.

Stop and wait - if you think someone is following you stop and wait for the person to pass. If you see a suspicious person nearby watching you, change your route and walk in the opposite direction.

If you can defuse a situation, handing over your money is better than fighting. It is not worth more than your life or health.

It's easier to stop something from happening in the first place than to repair the damage after it has happened. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Our Personal Safety course provides basic tips for the real estate professional to stay safe when working in the field. Real life examples are included to aid in understanding.

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