The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has awarded a $2,500 safety grant to the Greater Providence Board of REALTORS® (GPBOR) to create and host a new course entitled Identifying and Responding to Violence for Real Estate Professionals.

Real estate agents attending the event on September 20, 2022, at the Radisson Airport Hotel will learn how to be situationally aware and develop effective plans to prevent and report abuse and sex trafficking by the knowledgeable staff of Day One, Rhode Island’s sexual assault and trauma resource center. Additional hands-on safety training and self-defense drills will be taught by former police officer Stephen Lombardi of Lombardi Investigations & Consulting. September is NAR’s REALTOR® Safety Month.

The cost of the program (approved for 3 CORE continuing education credits) is $10 for association members and $55 for non-members and includes continental breakfast. Details and registration can be found here.

“We have developed this safety program to help educate our members about the potential dangers they could face on the job,” said Suzanne Silva, CAE, RCE, Chief Executive Officer.  “Real estate agents can often be found in unfamiliar territory, and we wanted to help provide them the information they need to stay safe. And given their service to communities far and wide combined with the mobile nature of their profession, they can be extremely valuable allies to some of our most vulnerable citizens – those in who may be in an abusive situation or being sex trafficked.”

Offered as a cooperative program between GPBOR, NRIBR, and KWAOR.

Click here to register.