It is with great sadness that I read an artlcle this morning that a Greater Cleveland-Akron REALTOR, Andrew VonStein, was found dead in a vacant home he was selling yesterday.
My heart goes out to the VonStein family, as well everyone who knew Andrew.
The Portage County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death as a homicide.
Andrew VonStein was an accomplished, long-time REALTOR and was active on on many local boards, charities and his local association, including serving as president of many of these institutions.
Please review the NAR's REALTOR Safety page.
Jane Peters on ActiveRain recently wrote a post about MyMoby.com as an additional safety tool for smart phones. I am installing MyMoby.com on my phone as just one of many safety practices I implement.
Please pass this post along to all your colleagues.
9/24/10 Update: The Portage County Sheriff's Office has stated this death is a homicide and is pursuing a person of interest.
If this were not tragic enough, there was a strangulation and murder of another prominent real estate agent, Vivian Martin, in the Youngstown, Ohio area ealier this week. The home where the crime occurred was also set on fire. An arrest of two brothers in this Youngstown murder case occurred yesterday.
It appears the two crimes are not related.