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In recognition of September as National Preparedness Month, Virginia REALTORS® are encouraging people to ready themselves by making plans for how to stay safe and communicate during an emergency. Preparedness Month reminds us all to collect supplies and make and … Continue reading
Being safe starts at home, and by now we’re familiar with most of the usual safety measures homeowners take – deadbolts, window locks, even basic security systems. But, in this brave new world of technology, what about smart home devices? … Continue reading
The National Association of REALTORS® established the REALTOR® Safety Program more than a decade ago to empower and inform members of the potential risks they face in this profession and how to navigate them safely. The entire month of September is … Continue reading
The Chesterfield County Police Department has bought the following alert to the Virginia Association of REALTORS® attention. There has been a recent trend in the theft of prescription medications from homes that are for sale. Opportunists are attending open house events, … Continue reading
Last week, thousands of Virginians were affected by severe thunderstorms and tornadoes that damaged homes and property and cost four lives in the Commonwealth. REALTORS® are devoted to the safety of their communities and to the recovery from this severe … Continue reading
With the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan at the forefront of national news, we have come to realize water contamination is a possible threat to all of us. It could happen to any home, in any state. Many are wondering what … Continue reading
Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet … Continue reading
In light of the recent verdict, Beverly Carter’s attacker is found guilty placing safety in the national spotlight. NAR has created a number of resources encouraging safety awareness year around. Consider adding a personal safety protocol, such as smartphone apps … Continue reading
Help increase awareness about holiday fires in your community with these messages and free materials. Facts about home holiday fires One of every three home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems. Although Christmas tree fires are not common, … Continue reading