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September is Safety Month!

Check out these upcoming educational events that will help you keep you and your clients safe:

Consumer & REALTOR® Safety, September 13, 9am – noon

Learn a common-sense approach to REALTOR® Safety at this RI REALTOR® course held at the Newport County Board of REALTORS®.

How many times have we heard, “The world has changed. It’s not as safe as it used to be.” And, the nightly news is a constant reminder that safety is harder and harder to ensure for any of us as the crime rates increase.

We are in an industry that needs to protect our consumer and ourselves. What do we need to be aware of? How can we best serve our consumer and provide the safety necessary to conduct the real estate business?

You will learn how to become aware of potential problematic situations, how to recognize them, how to deal with them, and how to keep safety as a priority in all of our professional (and personal) instances. Space is limited. Register today. 3 CEH

NAR Webinar, September 17, 2 pm
Join NAR on September 17 at 2pm ET for a free REALTOR® Safety webinar, “Prospect or Predator? Reduce the Risk of Being Targeted” from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR). Hear from Dave Legaz, REALTOR® and Retired NYPD Police Sergeant, as he explains how real estate professionals can reduce the risk of being targeted by predators.

Register today for this free webinar presented by NAR’s REALTOR® Safety Program to learn about various predatory behaviors, and steps agents can take to reduce the likelihood of getting into an unsafe situation while on the job. Visit NAR.realtor/Safety for additional details and to view other REALTOR® Safety resources.

Meet the speaker:
After a successful career as one of New York’s Finest, Dave Legaz retired as an NYPD Police Sergeant in 2002 after responding to the 9/11 World Trade Center tragedy and losing his partner.
As a Real Estate Instructor, he combines his years of law enforcement with real estate as he teaches Agent Safety classes across the country. He is the 2019 NYS Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) Secretary/Treasurer and was the 2017 Long Island Board of REALTORS® President.

He has been an NAR Director since 2013 and a NYSAR Director since 2012. Dave is also on the Board of Directors of the Beverly Carter Foundation.
Once registered for the webinar, you will be able to tune-in to the live event on September 17 at 1pm CT, or view the recording of the webinar later at your convenience.

CSI Protection, September 19, 9am – 3 pm

The RI REALTORS® Professional Development Center is proud to offer this valuable certification course, offered for the first-time ever to a REALTOR® association. This certification for agents and brokers promotes proactive strategies to enhance safety and security. Instruction and training offer the latest best practices and client-centered approaches to prevent cybercrime, identity theft and social media intrusions to your daily transactions.

You will also receive a complimentary Ripple Safety Button to keep you safe from personal assault. The Ripple Button easily and discreetly connects you with help in uncomfortable and emergency situations. Find out more and register today!

Safety Matters: Safe Business = Smart Business, September 24, 1 – 4 pm

This is a three-hour course brought to you at RI REALTORS by the National Association of REALTORS® and the REALTOR® Safety Program. Instructor Kevin Dumont will show you how you can easily keep business risks low while increasing opportunities for growth. Find out more and register here.

Cyber Security and eClosing, October 16,9 am –2 pm

This course provides an update on cyber-attacks affecting the industry, popular methods used by cybercriminals and an overview of some approaches to minimize risk to real estate licensees and clients.
eClosings -Become familiar with eClosings (Electronic Real Estate Transactions) and remote online notarization (or “RON”) as this emerging market trend will impact the buying and selling of real estate. The ability for lenders and title agents to offer an electronic closing will radically change the way consumers buy and sell real estate. Register now for this class which will be held at the Newport County Board of REALTORS.

Online Safety Education Offered Throughout September

The CE Shop has partnered with the Beverly Carter Foundation to present you with tips and advice on how to keep safe this National REALTOR® Safety Month! Offered free throughout September, this course reviews studies and statistics unique to the real estate profession, and the methods and practices that best promote personal safety. Register now! (No CE’s)

Click here for a full list of Rhode Island Continuing Education Courses available through the CE Shop.