Communications

Spring Into Safety

Spring is here and HAR reminds members to always make safety your top priority during showings and open houses, especially at vacant listings. That means knowing your surroundings, using the buddy system and making sure a coworker, spouse, friend or relative knows where you are and that you have a charged cell phone in your possession that is turned on. HAR has been informed of suspicious activity at vacant open
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Responsible Real Estate: Putting Safety First

September is REALTOR® Safety Month. Like many jobs that involve interaction with the public, selling real estate involves various risks. The Houston Association of REALTORS® is committed to protecting its members and maintaining their personal safety as well as the safety of their clients—not just every September, but all throughout the year. By educating REALTORS® about potential threats and providing them with resources to protect themselves, HAR can help REALTORS®
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Beware of Drug Thieves at Showings and Open Houses

HAR has been alerted to a second incident in as many weeks involving the theft or attempted theft of prescription drugs during a home tour. The most recent incident took place at a showing in the Villages of Cypress Lakes in Cypress. A female guest was caught on video removing a medication bottle from a kitchen cabinet and placing it in her purse. She drove away in a white, late
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September Professional Development

September is REALTOR® Safety Month! HAR will host the NAR Safety Series at a location near you… This course will provide you with: Safety protocols for showing properties and listing appointments Understanding physical and instinctual response to threats or attacks Conceal and carry considerations Check out HAR TV and the new “Risk Reduction for Realtors® Playlist” to learn how to reduce liability for you and your clients. Check out the
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HAR Safety Alert: Foot Fetish Creep is Back

HAR serves its members in many ways. We believe the most important way is by sharing information about your safety. Without exception, safety should come first in all that you do. The real estate profession involves interaction with consumers who, in most cases, are complete strangers. It is therefore recommended that when meeting a prospective buyer at a property, conducting an open house or any other meeting between REALTOR® and