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September 2021 Newsletter


September is REALTOR® Safety Month, so we've dedicated this month's issue of the MARIS newsletter to providing you with wide array of safety tools and tips that we've collected from your fellow members as well as our trusted partners and the National Association of REALTORs®. Your safety is and always will be our highest priority. While the products and features provided in this newsletter are just a few of the many available, we hope this newsletter provides you with a few new tools or insights to take with you out into the field. Stay safe!


Of the many products included in your MARIS membership, there are several that offer features designed to help you feel safe in the field. We know that weighing the options can be time consuming, so we've laid out some of the major differences between a few of the safety timer applications to which you have access.



When it comes to REALTOR® safety, there's no one that can relate more to your experiences than your fellow agents, brokers, appraisers, and members. In last month's issue of the MARIS monthly newsletter, we asked for member feedback about safety tips and tricks. We received quite a few tips, which you can read below or download by clicking HERE.

Have office procedures in place to record clients

Use one of the several safety timer applications available through your MARIS membership, displayed in the image above.

Agree on an office distress code

Create a voice distress code, a secret word or phrase that is not commonly used but can be worked into any conversation for cases where you feel that you are in danger. Use this if the person you are with can overhear the conversation but you don’t want to alarm them. Example: “Hi, this is Jennifer. I’m with Mr. Henderson at the Elm Street listing. Could you email me the Blue File?”


Plan ahead with escape routes

Upon entering an open house property for the first time, check each room, and determine at least two “escape” routes. Make sure all deadbolt locks are unlocked for easy access to the outside. 


Indicate you are not alone

If you encounter an individual while working late or alone in your office, indicate to that person that you are not alone. Say something like, “Let me check with my supervisor to see whether she’s able to see you now.”


Have a lifeline, look engaged 

If you find yourself to be the last one in an open house and your car is not in the immediate vicinity of the venue, then make a phone call as you walk. Assailants will be less willing to attack if you are in mid conversation with another person. Give your best friend a call; they would love to hear about your day.


Rely on good neighbors

There is always that one neighbor that watches all the activity on the street. Inform a neighbor that you will be hosting an open house, and ask if he or she would keep an eye and ear open for anything out of the ordinary.


Don’t get blocked-in 

When showing property or meeting someone, park your car in front of the property rather than in the driveway. You will avoid having your car blocked in, you’ll have an easier time escaping in your vehicle, and you will attract lots of attention running and screaming to your car at the curb area.


The National Association of REALTORs® has a regularly updated resource page dedicated to safety on the job. With dozens of informative links, training videos, news articles, resources for personal protection, and more, we highly recommend bookmarking this page for quick access. In addition to resources and information, there's also a place to report an incident through the NAR should you need to. As always, if you find yourself in a state of emergency, call 9-1-1. Otherwise, know that you can report REALTOR® safety related issues directly to NAR by way of this form or to MARIS by calling 314.984.9111.

Visit the NAR Safety Resource Page!

Homesnap Pro: A Mobile Solution for MARIS Members

On your computer or on your phone, Homesnap helps you stay connected to your MLS data and your client. 

In this webinar, you will learn how to search for listings, view agent only MLS data, schedule a showing, set up a safety timer, walk the parcel lines, and more!

Sept 28, 2021

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Client Collaboration: Matrix Auto Email

In this webinar, you will learn how to print a quick CMA through the print button, how to create a full CMA using the CMA wizard, and you'll learn what other CMAs you have at your disposal.

Sept 30, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Beyond Matrix: CMAs

Discover the CMAs available beyond Matrix. 

In this webinar, you will learn how to use the CMAs available in Remine, Homesnap, Realist, and RPR.

Sept 30, 2021

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


MARIS New Member Orientation

Identify where to find education and support through, recognize business solutions provided with your membership, and receive a how-to on collaborating with your clients through MARIS products. 

Oct 5, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Matrix Listing Input

Are you new to listing input or want a refresher? 

In this webinar, you will learn how to input a listing from incoming to close and how to edit it along the way.

Oct 7, 2021

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


MATRIX CMAs: Print Button & Wizard

In this webinar, you will learn how to print a quick CMA through the print button, how to create a full CMA using the CMA wizard, and you'll learn what other CMAs you have at your disposal.

Oct 7, 2021

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


There are NINE more webinars happening in the month of October! Please visit our event calendar HERE or by clicking on the image below:

Event Calendar

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