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While out showing homes, what would you do once ascending the stairs to the basement to find a dirt floor, mounds of earth piled up at least 5 feet high in several places and exposed underground boulders?


Then, there's the locked door to the only room in the humongous cavernous space and the horrible smell assaulting everyone...not to mention coming face-to-face with a message like this?!



I'd be reluctant to stay there, instead, wanting to soar up the stairs, squealing with every leap like a little girl. Remaining steady is the best solution to keeping clients unflustered. Thankfully, it was vacant.


Plan ahead with escape routes. Upon entering a property for the first time, check each room and determine exit scenarios. Make sure all deadbolt locks are unlocked for easy access to the outside.


Human nature has a built-in fight or flight reflex when it comes to precarious situations. Carrying mace or a concealed weapon is assuring if one knows how to use them and is willing to do so when / if necessary.


Stay safe out there fellow professionals. Your clients are counting on it and your family and friends even moreso!




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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Saftey is an important topic of discussion and each Realtor must develop a plan that works best for them.  Thank you for keeping us thinking - 

Dec 29, 2016 07:33 AM #1
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the reminder. It is a scary photo.

Dec 29, 2016 07:44 AM #2
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Good morning, Wanda --- even in the best of circumstances and regardless of neighborhood, things can and do happen.   Be careful and be mindful.   

Dec 29, 2016 07:52 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Wanda,

As you said be safe and not sorry.

Looks like you have been watching  aStephen King thriller.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Dec 29, 2016 08:50 AM #4
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I probably would have called the police after I left if they had all kinds of dirt mounds down there after seeing the painted "HELP" on the window.

Dec 29, 2016 10:24 AM #5
Cody Carmen
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

What a lovely property...but on a positive note, what a great way to make the safety message feel "real" for your readers!

Dec 29, 2016 04:09 PM #6
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

My first ten years in real estate, I was pretty relaxed when it came to safety issues.  But, increasingly, it has become foremost in my mind.

Dec 29, 2016 04:55 PM #7
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I always have my safety in mind and my clients also

Dec 29, 2016 05:22 PM #8
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Wanda.  In my former profession that would be just another day at the office.  Now however, I have to take into consideration the safety of my clients. 

Dec 30, 2016 02:38 AM #9
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