As illustrated by the 2011 Realtor Safety Report, attacks against real estate professionals have been on the rise. We aim to shed light into these attacks to ensure that real estate professionals across the nation can take the necessary safety precautions and scout out the current trends used by criminals who attack agents.
This past week Akron, Ohio real estate agents were warned of a sexual predator who disguised himself as a client who pretended he was interested in viewing properties. Read full article.
Even more tragic was the news that a real estate agent from Myrtle Creek, Oregon was caught up in a revenge shooting rampage that ended with the attacker being fatally shot by police. The attacker is believed to have carried out the shooting as revenge against the agent who sold him a house that caused him marital troubles. Read full article.
Attacks against real estate agents come in all shapes and forms. They can be motivated by burglary, sexual assault or personal vendettas. This is why we have to make sure we are cautious while on the job, regardless of our location, gender or previous experience’s.
Safety and ActiveRain
Throughout our blogging time here on ActiveRain we have been actively promoting safety within the real estate industry, from safety presentations, safety tip sheets to safety news updates. We will continue our efforts in this field, as we believe even making one real estate agent safer at their job is enough of a motive to keep blogging and writing. We know that many of you feel the same way, and we hope that we will see more safety articles hitting the home pages of ActiveRain.
Real Estate Resources
If you have not had the time to check out our September REALTOR® Safety Month articles, please be sure to do so now. You can download our 2011 Real Estate Safety toolkit for free by visiting our real estate safety-month page.
We would also like to take this time to bring awareness into our free real estate safety app. Moby allows you to stay in contact with your friends/family/colleagues throughout the day. Share your location throughout your appointments with your chosen contacts. Check-in with loved ones while at open houses. Best of all, with a touch of a button you can send an alert to your chosen contacts, along with a map of your exact GPS location. To find out more about Moby and download it onto your smartphone simply visit our website.
How Can Your Smartphone Keep You Safe?
You can download Moby onto your smartphone by simply searching for Moby by Contigo from your App Market. For more information simply visit our website.
As always, we welcome any questions or suggestions you may have regarding Moby or real estate safety in general, in the comment section below.
Take care and be safe everyone!
The Moby Team