The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has dedicated September as REALTOR Safety Month. Employing the components of knowledge, awareness and empowerment, the organization and members of it understand the importance of offering professionals of the industry safety materials and information.

NAR has created a checklist for realtors that formulate a “crisis communication plan.” The checklist gives a rundown of issues that may occur and how to address them. Their “Homeowner & Security Toolkit” is a how-to guide for best practices and the NAR website has pre-designed safety forms that realtors can customize for use in their own offices.

As with any profession, safety is paramount. Helen Hudson, a realtor in the Lowcountry invented an app in April 2019. The app, SafeShowings, is another safety tool for realtors. Hudson’s app, as a business, was recently selected to participate in Charleston’s Harbor Entrepreneur Center’s Accelerator Program, a selective process that is competitive in the local startup and tech industry.

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