Realtor Safety Kit

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Mortgage and Lending with George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages NMLS #65149

 

With so many concerns about Realtor safety and the Spring Market coming up, I have decided to put together a Realtor Safety Kit above to hand out to my Realtor Partners consisting of:

Key Ring Flashlight

Key Ring Whistle

Realtor Safety Tips Card

OH yes I forgot my business card, so if all else fails my picture on the card will scare the assailant away.  These Realtor Safety Kits were easy to put together, and very affordable.

Is anyone else doing anything to address Realtor safety?  If you are share your gift idea here in the comment section below.

 

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George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Originator who can assist you with all your #FHA, #CHFA, and #Conventional #mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes #Middletown, #Middlefield, #Durham, #Cromwell, #Portland, #Higganum, #Haddam, #East Haddam, #Moodus, #Chester, #Deep River, and #Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 or gsouto@mccuemortgage.com

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George Souto
NMLS# 65149

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I am a Mortgage Loan Officer who can assist you with all your mortgage & refinancing needs in
CT, RI, MA, NH, and a FL Licensed Lender

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FHA, CHFA, VA, USDA, & 203K loan programs.

I reside in Middlesex County which includes Middletown, Middlefield, Durham, Cromwell, Portland, Haddam. E. Haddam, Higganum, Chester, Essex, Deep River.

 

Comments (17)

Tamara Elliott-Deering
Central Metro Realty - Austin, TX

Thanks for thinking of our safety, I'm sure your picture will be an attractant not a deterrent. Seriously though the key chain flashlight is a great thing even if the only threat is my own clumsiness on a dark uneven surface. 

Feb 17, 2016 02:49 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

George, It seems like this subject comes up when a Realtor has been attacked or killed.  It is talked about for a while then it dies down.   All talk and no action.  At least that's my take on it.  

I think there may need to be some significant changes in the way business is conducted.  

Feb 17, 2016 03:54 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi George, violence is all around us, we're not immune to it whether we have a safety kit or not. It's always good to meet buyers in a public place prior to previewing a home or take someone with us.

Feb 17, 2016 03:58 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

George, I do have a system in place as do most agents in the office. My broker has an app on her phone that when she runs the app knows it and calls police or a predetermined contact. Oh....and nice touch throwing your business card in with the safety kit - would you send me one....then I could leave my 45 Colt at home :)

Feb 17, 2016 06:50 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

George Souto This is an important safety kit for Realtors to carry.

Feb 17, 2016 07:26 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I can see it now.  An agents gets knocked down and that kit is stolen.  The thief wants to get a mortgage and they call you and then you ask them how they found you and they reply.........

Feb 17, 2016 10:03 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

These are needed items to have around George. I like Ed Silva comment.

Feb 17, 2016 11:14 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi George Souto ,  i guess it wouldn't hurt to have some pepper spray.

Feb 17, 2016 11:15 AM
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Great idea!  We all need to look out for each other.  

Now as for Ed Silva  and Noah Seidenberg you two can just do a skit to show up how all this works!

 Larry Johnston I am laughing because my husband, The Professor, gave me some pepper spray to carry with me at all times.  

Feb 17, 2016 12:14 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning George. Hope you give lots of them out and it benefits all that take the gift. You just never know when it has the intended result.

Feb 17, 2016 06:23 PM
Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

HI George:

When do I get this kit from you? Great marketing idea. Thanks for keeping the Realtors in mind.

Feb 17, 2016 08:37 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

George, this is a great idea, and lets your REALTOR partners know you care about their safety!  

Feb 17, 2016 09:38 PM
Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

Great idea George, just today not a Realtor but a jogger in a very high end neighborhood was attached, luckily for her another jogger was their to scream which scared him off. Sick people out there....

Feb 18, 2016 08:03 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto 

This is a brilliant idea! Time and time again, you proved that you are someone people know, like and trust. Your thoughtful and kind. 

The agents who receive your package will be thrilled! I wish you were licensed in Texas too!

Feb 18, 2016 08:19 AM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi George.  So your picture is better than a loaded pistol?  Too funny.

Feb 18, 2016 10:50 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

REaltor Safety is an important subject.  I remember when I was first licensed in 1981, we didn't think about it as much.  But, increasingly, there seems reason to be more concerned!

Feb 18, 2016 10:33 PM
DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

Realtor safety is ALWAYS an important concern George Souto 

Feb 22, 2016 04:52 PM