Did You Know 25% of Male Real Estate Professionals and 44% of Female Real Estate Professionals Have Experienced a Fearful Situation on the Job?
Like most people, real estate professionals generally think they’ll never fall victim to violence. So they often don’t even consider learning violence-prevention skills.
But people in the real estate industry are at greater risk than most others since they work with people they don’t know, often at isolated locations or on vacant properties.
When crimes against real estate professionals do occur, the majority of them tend to be violent and, in many cases, have resulted in hospitalization and, in some cases, loss of life. To a criminal, a real estate professional is often a soft target.
The mobile SAFE International™ Real Estate Professional Violence-Prevention program directed by Rob Andress addresses all the probable risks and threats a real estate professional may encounter.
Have you ever asked yourself the following questions?
As a real estate professional, why would I want this training?
Most crimes against real estate professionals are violent crimes.
Why would I be the target of an attack?
Because real estate professionals are often soft targets who meet the criteria an attacker looks for. You’re often alone and isolated, possibly on a vacant property, where the attacker can set the time and day for the attack with time to plan. Successful real estate professionals are high-profile with the appearance they may have valuables that may appealing targets.
What would an attacker want from me?
There are three things your attacker may want from you. Your valuables, your body, or your life! Our training addresses all these areas and your options.
Will martial arts training help?
There is a misconception that martial arts training is the same as self-defense and violence-prevention training.
With martial arts, you learn an art that doesn’t address how actual violence takes place. Our program teaches you how to recognize and avoid violence foremost by understanding the most common threats a realtor may face.
We also introduce effective verbal de-escalation strategies created to end the confrontation or set up your physical response. And last, the physical component of our program demonstrates gross motor concepts and principles that can be learned in hours, not years, such as in martial arts.
Will a real estate professional safety app on my phone protect me?
Relying on gadgets often gives individuals a mistaken sense of security. Before introducing any safety devices, one should understand how to use their minds and bodies since phones or other external devices may drop or be taken. This might even cause an escalation of violence.
Most people are not aware that 911 does not always determine your exact location. When you look at the average response time for police, it can be anywhere from 8 to 18 minutes, depending on where you live. In other words, calling 911 does little to prevent an attack.
How could my promotional material affect my safety?
A necessary part of the job is to publish your photos, phone numbers, and online access. The use of other social media platforms to promote yourself provides criminals with valuable personal information, sometimes including the time and location for open houses. The criminal will have the ability to monitor and scope the area, giving them a massive advantage in planning any attack.