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REALTOR® safety is an important area of concern for the real estate profession. BCREA advises its members to take precautions and help ensure their safety in their day-to-day business. Here are a few of the Association’s recommendations to help ensure your safety in your real estate practice:

  • when meeting clients, especially for the first time, meet in your office or a public space;
  • have more than one person at meetings and open houses;
  • always have a cell phone at your side;
  • ensure that a colleague, friend or family member knows where you are at all times and when you will be back;
  • don’t publicize personal information; and
  • always trust your instincts.

For more information on REALTOR® safety, from the Canadian Real Estate Association, click here. For a one-page printable REALTOR® Safety Checklist to help prepare for open houses, which can also be posted in your brokerage as a reminder, click here.

In support of the Saanich police's ongoing investigation and the victim's family, BCREA continues to post a reward of up to $25,000 for information that leads directly to the apprehension and conviction of the perpetrator in the unsolved 2008 murder of REALTOR® Lindsay Busiak. Please contact the Saanich Police with any information relating to the case at 250.475.4356 or [email protected], or by contacting Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477(TIPS).