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Being the Good News in the Face of Bad News: The Role of a REALTORĀ® in Disasters

California Career Enhancement Online Course

Learn how to prepare yourself and your clients to respond to natural and human-made disasters

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Video Course Downloadable Workbook Printable Certificate

Video Course

The course content is presented in an online video format.

Downloadable Workbook

Downloadable workbook includes worksheets and exercises.

Printable Certificate

Download and print your own certificate.

Disaster-type events appear to be more and more common every year. This course is designed to help teach what REALTORS® can do to help prepare themselves, their families, clients, staff, team, and every other community they're a part of in a disaster scenario. In addition to preparedness, each type of disaster will be looked at to determine what REALTORS can do when disaster strikes to help themselves, their clients, others around them and their communities.


Price: $148.00 (USD)
Category: Real Estate > Professional Development > California
Purpose: Learn how to prepare yourself and your clients to respond to natural and human-made disasters
Features: Video Course, Downloadable Workbook, Printable Certificate

Courses Provided By:

California Association of REALTORS
525 S Virgil Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 739-8200

The Role of a REALTOR® in Disasters

This is a non-credit course. Not for license renewals.

It's been observed that in the aftermath of various disasters communities band together to help one another. Neighbors who have often never spoken find themselves helping and sharing with each other. This course is designed so that real estate professionals can be prepared for a disaster scenario in both their personal life and in business so they know what part they can play if needed. The lessons and knowledge learned here can be passed along to clients and the community.

Disasters we will be looking at include:

  • Fire
  • Flooding
  • Earthquakes
  • Mudflows and landslides
  • Drought
  • Tsunamis
  • Civil disruption

How You Benefit from Taking this Course

You will learn: 

  • what to do to prepare for a disaster
  • how to help during recovery
  • the most common disasters in California
  • what qualifies as a disaster
  • what qualifies as a state of emergency
  • when disasters have been declared in the past 50 years

Who Should Attend 

Real estate professionals that are safety-conscious that would like to offer their clients preparedness expertise along with home buying and selling knowledge.


This course will remain available to students for 365 days after enrollment.