Inside this issue
  The safety talk you need to have with clients  

REALTOR® Magazine: Keep all parties safe in a transaction by offering buyers and sellers important tips.

Have you had the safety talk with your clients yet? It's not only for their safety but for yours too. It's a conversation far too many real estate professionals omit from their discussions with home sellers and buyers.

September is REALTOR® Safety Month, and most real estate safety information mostly centers on how to keep you safe when meeting new clients during showings or at open houses. But safety from your clients' perspective presents an entirely new set of issues.

Make a good checklist for agents to use as they walk through homes with sellers, looking for items to tuck away during showings like those prescription medications and gaming systems and checking the adequacy of the home's lighting and door locks. Safety is an important conversation to have with home buyers prior to viewing homes for sale, particularly vacant homes like distressed properties where squatters could be present or maintenance issues may pose added dangers. Click here and read the full article.



  The 10-Second Rule  

One of the most common reasons that people find themselves in dangerous situations is that they were not paying attention. Take a few precious seconds during the course of your day to assess your surroundings.

Take 2 seconds when you arrive at your destination.

  • Is there any questionable activity in the area?
  • Are you parked in a well-lit, visible location?
  • Can you be blocked in the driveway by a prospect's vehicle?

It takes just 10 seconds to scope out your surroundings and spot and avoid danger. Click here to read the full "ten-second scan," a habit you can use in  everyday work as a real estate professional. Then share it with someone else.



  Safety First  


  RALI coalition addressing opioid addiction  
Nevada REALTORS® joins group to combat growing crisis

A coalition of community leaders and organizations, health care stakeholders and business representatives has formed the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) of Nevada to address opioid misuse and addiction across the state.
One of RALI Nevada's first efforts is to focus on common ways to safely dispose of unused medications, including using everyday household items or specialized drug disposal pouches. As a result of this initiative, RALI partners are distributing 50,000 pouches to residents across the state. More than 655 Nevada residents died from drug overdoses in 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

RALI Nevada comprises more than a dozen local, state and national organizations representing healthcare stakeholders, veterans, industry leaders, REALTORS® and others. For more information about RALI Nevada, please visit NVR members interested in sharing the RALI disposal pouches with their clients can email


  Deadline nears for annual award submissions  

Nevada REALTORS®  is accepting nominations for 2018 Distinguished REALTOR® Award (NDRA) and REALTOR® Active in Politics award (RAP). The deadline for the NDRA and RAP awards is Monday, Oct. 1. Nominate a deserving REALTOR® today! Click here to submit a nomination.