Whether it’s protecting your electronic files from hackers, your customers’ valuables during showings or your team from physical harm, preparation can help prevent injuries or mitigate damages.

So before office files are compromised, jewelry disappears from a seller’s home or a broker is threatened, use the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Safety Resources to prepare your colleagues and yourself for scenarios that other REALTORS® have been victimized by in the past. The NAR offers 80 safety tips that every real estate professional can benefit from, such as today’s message: “Let potential buyers walk in front of you when exploring a home, and always keep the front door open in case a quick escape is needed.”

In addition to the safety tips, the NAR offers webinars, videos, apps and safety planning strategies. For more details, go to: www.nar.realtor/safety.