Safety Situations

Below are five steps we have established to help protect real estate agets and their customers. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

  1. Emergency? Call 9-1-1 now.
    1. Anytime you are immediately threatened, or even if you feel uneasy about a situation, always call 9-1-1 immediately.
    2. Is there a suspect possibly still in the area? Do you have injuries? Is there physical evidence present? Call 9-1-1 immediately.
  2. Report non-emergency incidents to law enforcement.
    1. Real estate agents should always report to non-emergency incidents to law enforcement. In Omaha, you can complete an incident report at (402) 444-4877 or the city of Omaha’s website↗. If the incident occured outside of Omaha, report to the proper jurisdiction↗.
    2. If an awkward situation makes you or another individual feel uneasy, the correct move is to report the incident. There may not be an immediate response; however, your peers appreciate your effort.
    3. Reports will tie together similar incidents and determine a pattern or identify an individual with a history of problems. Without the report, law enforcement is unaware of a developing situation.
  3. Internet-based crimes, including email scams, should be reported to the FBI. Start the process here↗.
  4. Additional information. Continually update law enforcement with new information. Do not post sensitive information on social media unless law enforcement consents. Social media sharing can sometimes jeopardize an investigation or spread unverified or sensitive information to the wrong individuals.
  5. Ensure your broker knows the situation, and if you feel other agents might be at risk, inform the OABR office as well. Unfortunately, OABR is not set up to respond quickly to safety situations. OABR is also limited in what information can be made available. Email the OABR office 24/7 at↗.

Note: OABR will assess each situation and, if deemed warranted, will create safety messaging advising members of the danger. Communication requests from law enforcement will be honored to the greatest extent possible; however, please understand that safety messages might exclude specific names or other identifiers (phone number, license number, etc.) unless law enforcement requests those details to be released. OABR will not knowingly publish false or unverified information. In some cases, details are not available to be circulated.

About Safety

The Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® provides members with access to the latest safety information. Our goal is to keep REALTORS® safe, following safety guidelines and using good judgement when meeting with unknown individuals.

It’s true. REALTORS® face more on-the-job risks than most other business professions. 

How To Get Involved

All OABR Members are welcome and encouraged to sit in on a Safety Committee Meeting! Meeting times are listed below and on the OABR Calendar. 

REALTOR® Safety Contacts

Deda Myhre

2024 Vice Chair Professional Development

Nebraska Realty
(402) 319-1568

Donna Shipley

Staff Liaison

Omaha Area Board of REALTORS®
(402) 619-5551