Agent Safety Awareness Month &
Beverly Carter Who Tried to Do It Right
Each year September is Agent Safety Awareness Month. Real Estate agent Beverly Carter - Who Tried to Do It Right - followed Agent Safety Awareness precautions and called her husband to give the address where she was going to show a vacant property still encountered danger.
Unfortunately, for her and her family and friends, Beverly's body was found during the night on September 30, 2014. Sad to say, she was targeted because she was an agent. The now convicted murderer, A. Lewis, targeted her because she worked on her own.
When a Real Estate Professional, Agent, Broker, Appraiser, Surveyor, or Home Inspector leaves to meet a prospective Client out of the office or to show a property, AGENT SAFETY AWARENESS is a primary factor to consider.
In REALTOR® magazine, all year long, we are provided with Safety Suggestion articles. Some of those articles include steps to take to ensure one's safety. Here are links for your convenience.
- Real Estate's 6 Most Dangerous Everyday Situations
- Stop Crimes of Opportunity
- Open House Safety Tips
- The Safety Talk You Need to Have With Clients
- 'Safety Lessons That Saved My Life ...'
In addition, we may review the REALTOR® Safety Month Resource Page.
Let's remember that Beverly Carter - Who Tried to Do It Right lost her life this week. Protect yourself and protect those in your office by following the AGENT SAFETY AWARENESS guidelines at all times.
Some details from REALTOR®: "The last anyone has heard from Carter was Thursday, when she phoned her husband to tell him the address of where she’d be. She was meeting an unidentified prospective buyer at a vacant bank-owned property around 5:30 p.m. She was to show two other properties that day but never made it to the other appointments.
Carl Carter later reported his wife missing on Thursday, after not hearing from her for several hours. He'd also gone to the address she'd provided him and found her brown Cadillac still parked outside, with her purse inside. The door to the residence was left open, but she was not inside."
In Beverly's memory - please be careful out there! Bring yourself home to your family each day!