On Sept. 9, 2015, four webinars were presented by five noted safety experts as part of REALTOR® Safety Month. Read more about the contributors below or listen to an archived recording.
Safety Webinar Summit
Sept. 9, 2015, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST
Don't Get in the Pen With the Bull - and Other Safety Tips for Rural Land Professionals
Instructor: Terri Jensen
11 a.m - 12 p.m. CST
Being safe means being aware of your surroundings, and for land professionals, that includes interacting with humans and animals, and responding to fast-changing weather and road conditions, to name a few. Learn how to be safe in the rural environments.
Terri Jensen is the 2015 National President of REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI). She is a real estate investor relations manager and appraisal manager with Farmers National Company, and holds Nebraska and Minnesota broker licenses, a Minnesota appraisal license, and a past Minnesota auctioneer license, in addition to the prestigious ALC Advanced (Accredited Land Consultant Advanced) designation. Terri has assisted landowners with their real estate, appraisal or auction needs since 1984. She is also involved in legislative issues at the local, state and national levels, most recently educating legislators on how 1031 exchanges are utilized and the impact of repeal, WOTUS (Waters of the U.S.) and the use of drones/UAVs for commercial use.
REALTOR® Safety: Everyday Actions That May Compromise Safety
Instructor: Adrian Manzaneres
12 p.m - 1 p.m. CST
Every day, we make decisions that can put us in danger, from fumbling with your keys in a parking lot to meeting a stranger at a property. Learn more about these situations and how you can be smart about your safety, personally and professionally.
Adrian Manzanares is a REALTOR® in Colorado with more than 20 years of law enforcement experience. Prior to leaving law enforcement, he was a certified instructor in Field Training, Interview & Interrogation, and Firearms. In addition to being an active producer, Adrian provides REALTORS® across the state with safety training. With his unique perspective of both law enforcement and real estate, the information he shares is essential to your day-to-day activities.
Discover REALTOR® Safety Through Technology and Change Management
Instructors: Mike Becker and Adam Havey
1 p.m - 2 p.m. CST
Technology has become one tool REALTORS® use to stay safe. In this webinar, we will examine technologies that you can use right now to give you more confidence to go about your work safely, knowing you’re doing everything to protect yourself, your co-workers and your clients.
Mike Becker is a growth strategist, serial blogger and entrepreneur with more than a decade of digital marketing experience. Prior to starting and selling his first digital marketing agency, he was a cryptological linguist in the United States Marine Corp and has run more than a dozen reconnaissance missions around the world. Before becoming the chief marketing officer for Guard Llama, Mike worked heavily with technology startups, executing business growth strategies through digital marketing. In addition to combat experience, Mike extensively studied terrorism and human behavior. After experiencing first-hand human potential for violence, Mike has dedicated his career to developing safety programs and courses that support Gaurd Llama's mission to advancing personal security.
Adam Havey is a life-long entrepreneur with over a decade of leadership experience in sales and marketing. As head of sales for Guard Llama, Adam focuses on strategic planning, personnel management, and account management. Prior to founding Guard Llama, Adam was the co-founder of a security system monitoring center. He helped grow the business to over 135,000 paying clients and 30 employees. Guard Llama’s service holds a special place in Adam’s heart as he has seen first-hand the faults in the current 9-1-1 system. As a Rape Crisis Intervention Counselor for the YWCA, Adam dedicates his free time to counseling survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and educating Chicago’s youth on sexual assault prevention education.
Online Thievery: What to Do If You Experience a Data Breach
Instructor: Melanie Wyne
2 p.m - 3 p.m. CST
You do everything you can to protect your data and your clients’, but what happens when there is data breach? This webinar will explore the ways you can recover from the breach and what you can do to prevent it from happening again.
Melanie Wyne is the senior policy representative at the National Association of REALTORS®. She has been a technology policy advocate for over a decade. At NAR, Melanie’s policy portfolio includes telecommunications/Internet policy, data privacy and security and intellectual property issues. Prior to joining NAR, Melanie was the director of public policy for a global technology trade association where she lobbied in Washington and in foreign capitals for the technology industry. She has also been a policy advocate for Bank of America where she handled the bank’s technology portfolio, including data privacy and security issues. Melanie‘s professional background also includes stints as a software startup executive and a commercial litigation attorney.
Data Security and Cyber Safety
Are You & Your Data an Easy Target?
Safety expert Andrew Wooten provides tips on how to keep you and your data safe while at the office. Topics covered in this free NAR webinar include workplace personal safety, how to keep your office from becoming exposed to risk, and how to create an office plan with safeguards.
Identity Theft: Protecting You & Your Clients
The second in the series of NAR's REALTOR® Safety Webinars led by industry expert Andrew Wooten, "Identity Theft: Protecting You and Your Clients," offered several suggestions and precautions you should take to keep your personal information and property secure, and what you should do if you are a victim of identity theft. The session also provides great information to can share with your clients, including brief instructions on how to keep your clients' information protected.
Social Media & Cyber Safety
In this session, safety expert Andrew Wooten, provides social media and cybersafety safety tips. Learn how today's criminals are using your social media information for illegal activities, and discover how you could be tracked through geotags.
Open Houses, Foreclosures, Vacant Houses
Every Agent's Five-Step Plan for Open Houses
There are many risky situations real estate professionals put themselves in every day as part of their on-the-job duties. Among those are hosting open houses, going on listing appointments and visiting vacant properties. But there are certain steps and procedures to follow to decrease the chances of bad things happening to you while performing these necessary components of your job.
Learning to Remove Dangers & Work Safely at REOs and Foreclosures
This free NAR webinar, presented by safety expert Tracy Hawkins, provides strategies and contingency plans to maximize safety while showing properties, hosting open houses, or evaluating REO, foreclosures, and distressed properties.
Open House & Listing Appointment Safety
Safety expert Andrew Wooten presents a one-hour webinar, "Open House and Listing Appointment Safety," highlighting what to do during an open house and listing appointment to maximize your safety and the safety of your clients.
Safety at Open Houses
Safety at Open Houses, led by industry expert Andrew Wooten, kicked off REALTOR® Safety Week and offered several safety tips and precautions you should take when hosting an open house, including warning signs you should pay attention to, 'what to do if' pointers and several easy-to-implement steps to keep you safe.
Top 10 Ways to Keep You & Your Clients Safe at Open Houses
This 30-minute session, "Top 10 Ways to Keep You & Your Clients Safe at Open Houses," offers the best techniques to increase the safety of REALTORS®, their clients, and their clients' property during an open house.
Holiday Season Safety Tips
Don't miss safety expert, Andrew Wooten as he presents a webinar, "Holiday Season Safety Tips," highlighting practical tips and techniques to help you, your members, and their clients stay safe during the busy holiday season.
How to Detect & Redirect Unwanted Attention From Past, Present Or Potential Clients
This free NAR REALTOR® Safety Webinar, presented by Sergeant Preston Taylor, provides strategies on how to make it harder for these types of people to obtain personal information about you, and how to try to avoid such individuals now and in the future.
Personal Safety Is All About You
This free NAR REALTOR® Safety webinar discusses personal safety as it relates to work, home, and travel. Even though you cannot eliminate all possibility of becoming a victim, there are steps you can take to reduce the odds.
REALTOR® Safety From a Law Enforcement Perspective
As a REALTOR®, it’s important to develop and maintain a personal safety protocol for your business. In this free safety webinar from NAR, you’ll learn to look at safety from the perspective of a law enforcement professional. Adrian Manzanares has more than 20 years of experience as an officer and criminal investigator. Now, he’s a real estate broker and he’ll share his years of knowledge with you so you can apply simple safety strategies into your business that will help you stay alert and safe while on the job.
Safe Selling in the Most Dangerous Season
Safety expert, Andrew Wooten, leads you through tips you can use for yourself on the job and ideas to share with clients on how to avoid common summertime crimes, reduce exposure, and increase your safety and the safety of your clients.
Working With Clients
First Meetings — How to Lay the Groundwork for Safety
The third in the series of NAR's REALTOR® Safety Webinars was led by industry expert, Andrew Wooten, and focused on first meetings. Wooten offers several suggestions to help establish good safety practices when meeting new clients. Attendees learned what to do, how to effectively check backgrounds, what danger signs to look for, and more.
Safety Tips to Share With Sellers
The National Association of REALTORS® has worked hard to keep REALTOR® Safety foremost in everyone’s minds. But what about your clients? They, too, face some dangers in allowing strangers into their homes or visiting other people’s properties.
During this free NAR REALTOR® Safety webinar, Sergeant Preston Taylor discussed valuable advice and steps to share with your clients to help protect them against crime.
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