Another Real Estate Sales Lady Attacked at Model Home in VA

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA

 

       It's only been a couple of weeks or so since agent Beverly Carter was attacked and murdered when she met someone at an vacant home. Realtor safety is on eveyone's mind lately. This latest assault took place in Glen Allen VA at a model home. Note that this model home is in a neighborhood with houses all around it, so agents can never assume they are safe in a vacant home no matter how many other homes are nearby. This incident is just another reminder for agents to constantly be on alert. I'm beginning to think that these ladies hired to sell new home construction should always work in pairs, and consider setting up some type of sales booth in the front yard visible to neighbors and passing traffic where people must sign in before touring vacant model homes. Safety measures need to be reviewed on a regular basis. If you have to, arm yourself with whatever type of weapon you feel comfortable with using. Gun, knife, mace, pepper spray, taser, whistle, etc. Even a can of Raid wasp and hornet spray that sprays a stream 20' can be used to spray an attacker in the eyes. Throw something through a front window if possible to attract attention of neighbors. Park your car close enough so you can activate your car alarm from inside the house if you feel like you're in trouble, but never park where you can be blocked in by another car.

 You get the picture, know ahead of time how you're going to react if you find yourself in trouble inside of a vacant house, or even out on a vacant lot somewhere.

 

http://wtvr.com/2014/10/09/model-home-sex-assault/

 

http://www.wbtv.com/story/26747232/stolen-vehicle-found-henrico-police-still-searching-for-suspect-in-sexual-assault

 

 

 

 

                                                                       

 

 

  Jeff Pearl / Lic in VA

Remax Distinctive - McLean VA

703-727-4876

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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Jeff. I hate that this happens but there are always bad people who prey on those they view as vulnerable. It can be a guy too. Be careful and be aware.

Oct 11, 2014 01:01 AM #1
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Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
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As a female agent with 16 years in the business, this is very frightening

Oct 11, 2014 01:14 AM #2
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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#1- Hi Sheila, So true, a male agent was robbed and murdered in a basement in MD 2-3 years ago. All agents, male and female, need to stay alert, especially when showing vacant homes.

#2- Hi Nicole, It's probably good to be frightened sometimes. I think it helps people keep the senses on alert. Thanks.

 

Oct 11, 2014 02:49 AM #3
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John Pusa
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Jeff - This is very sad news to learn that another RE sales lady agent attacked.

Oct 11, 2014 08:56 AM #4
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Jeff Pearl
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#4- Hi John, Yes, very sad. This is happening too often. Agents need to always  be alert. Thanks.

Oct 12, 2014 01:02 AM #5
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