Credits will be provided by Interactive Real Estate Academy. School Code: 7559
If you are visiting this page then you are looking for ways to keep you, your team, your clients and your community safe. You are stepping "outside of the box" to offer an opportunity to raise awareness, strengthen safety protocols, and train important people how to better equip themselves when faced with a possible threat.
"As we know, pursuing a career in real estate can be exciting, fun, and inspiring. However, being a real estate agent has its risks. Sadly, the safety of real estate professionals is being violently threatened by physical attackers on a much more dangerous level lately. According to a recent report by Agent Genius and Realtor safety expert Andrew Wooten, the past year has been the most violent for the estate industry, with a noticeable increase in assaults, murders, and suicides of real estate professionals. The study was conducted in order to try to find some insight to help agents better protect themselves. However, no tangible conclusions were drawn as to the types of Realtors targeted, which means anyone is at risk. Still, a few common threads were discovered in the study:
Most attacks took place on Thursday or Friday afternoons.
Roughly 30% of attack victims are men.
Most attacks didn’t take place inside major metropolitan areas.
About half of attacks involved guns.
Several attacks resulted in murder even though robbery was the original intention.
To read the rest of the article by Agent Genius and to view the full and detailed Realtor Safety report, click here. Even though the findings of this study aren’t exactly fun to read about, they serve as a great reminder to us all. We encourage you to evaluate your security and safety practices and precautions to ensure that your safety is in check." Homes.com
The information and training received in these classes will not only help with better FIRST decisions while on the job, but during personal time as well. You never know, the knowledge received in these 6 Continuing Education credits just might save a life......
Both 3 hour classes are approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission = 6 CE Credits!
These classes can be HOSTED, and sponsored, by anyone for active REA. Multiple sponsors are popular
You can take either class first
In some classes, we do require a minimum headcount
Please make note that September is Realtor Safety Month so the months of August and September are busy for us. Please plan ahead.
We can come to your location (within reason) or you can come to our training facility located in Dahlonega, Ga.
This 3 hour seminar focuses on our reaction to danger, and how we can maximize our decision process. Establishing baselines, recognizing intuitive messages of danger, deselection and avoidance, pre-need planning and decision making. Developing a comprehensive plan of action, including a focus on strategies, tactics, techniques, and their differences. Please feel free to visit our Proactive Mindset page for the general public to get a "feel" for this unique 3 hour clinic.
We will cover the concepts of fear management, visualization, and modeling to improve our response when faced with a threat. We will discuss understanding the “law of self defense” and honing in on pre-assault cues.
Each class will have "MINDSET" and “hands on” drills that will make you think like a predator, a victim and even the law! This class is very unique and might not be what you might think a self defense class would offer since there is NO physical contact involved.
The primary focus is on the practitioner’s response to danger.
We can set this class up as a "per person" or a "flat rate" class
Intro to Pepper Spray: Effective Personal Protection for Real Estate Agents
In this 3 hour “Intro to Pepper Spray: Effective Personal Protection for Realtors” course we will help realtors prepare an effective protection plan using Pepper Spray and thinking ahead. Please feel free to visit our Intro to Pepper Spray page for the general public to get a "feel" for this outstanding 3 hour clinic.
Our guests can expect a fast paced, well rounded course focusing on personal protection using a classroom style setting plus same day “hands on” application using inert (NO LIVE EXPOSURE) training canisters.
This course will not only teach realtors the proper application of Pepper Spray but we will also dive into the many layers of personal protection like SEEING danger, making DECISIONS sooner, ACTING on that decision with confidence and getting to SAFETY. We will also spend time on how you can better prepare for a showing, different APPS that can save lives and strengthening the office protocol so safety comes FIRST.
You can also go that "extra mile" and purchase INERT practice units and LIVE Pepper Spray from us and gift them to your guests. We ONLY recommend POM, IND and Sabre Red. Contact Shelley Hill for bulk purchase discounts.
Intro to Pepper Spray focuses on layering your personal protection through a classroom style presentation and "hands on" partner drills:
What IS pepper spray or OC?
Weighing pros and cons
Draw/deploy of pepper spray
Hands on application of the different "delivery systems"
PRACTICE accuracy and measure distance with inert/practice units (water)
Preparing YOU mentally for unwanted contact....never stop fighting
We can set this class up as a "per person" or a "flat rate" clinic