As a REALTOR® association, we pledge to promote REALTOR® Safety in communications, media, governance, and action(s). We strive to ensure the safety of our members and the public.


Due to frequent contact with strangers in various public and private locations, REALTORS® face more on-the-job risks than many other business professionals. One of our goals is to provide members with access to updated safety information.


Know who you are doing business with! Offices across the nation are now asking for photo identification and information from clients before going to view property. The Prospect Identification Form is quick and easy to fill out and asks for name, address, employer and automobile information. Not only does this procedure identify the person you are working with, it helps qualify a prospect and aids police if something happens to you. This simple form may be the best preventative safety measure you and your office can take. We have found that customers are very understanding regarding why we need this information and there has been little or no resistance to providing the identification. If a customer does object, that in itself, should raise a red flag.


If there was an accident or an agent did not check in when they were scheduled to, you or the police would need this information quickly. We recommend placing the Agent Identification Form collectively in a separate folder that anyone can access. The information must be updated at least once a year. You may want to schedule an annual review of the information during September, which is REALTOR® Safety Month.


The Agent Itinerary Form helps you find an agent when there is a problem at home and gives you a place to look when an agent is missing. Many agents print out an additional “show list” and attach the form to it. Your front office people will appreciate having this information if they need to contact an agent.

Activate your complimentary FOREWARN app

Directions on activating and downloading the app can be found under the Member Info Tab titled “FOREWARN”


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