Raising the Bar of Realtor Safety.

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Hamm Homes

We had a incident the other week in our area at a open house where a guy came in and had bear spray and a knive and made a move on the Realtor.  Lucky she had a gun and fired it one and he ran out.  The police caught him this past week.

September is coming and it is safety month for Realtors but to be real , we need to practice safety all the time.  Sometimes it is wise to do a open house with a lender or a second agent to be safe.  

Make sure you are always close to your phone and have something you can use such as a pen or know from self defense at all time.

 

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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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And then people "wonder" when I say I don't do open houses because of security concerns! Fortunately, I've yet to have a client who wanted one. But at the end of the day, we are sitting ducks when in an open house letting strangers in.

Aug 14, 2019 08:31 AM #1
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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It's so unfortunate that this has become a priority in our industry.

Aug 14, 2019 08:34 AM #2
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is really scary, I am glad she is safe and that he was caught.  It is pretty sad that we have to have self-defense when holding an open house.

Aug 14, 2019 09:07 AM #3
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Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Wow that is scarey Will Hamm .  Good thing she was able to defend herself. 

Aug 14, 2019 01:47 PM #4
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good aftrnoon Will Hamm -  I can see why agents do not want to do open houses.

Aug 14, 2019 02:19 PM #5
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
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I'm so glad that realtor is safe Will Hamm and yes I agreed with you we need to practice safety all the time

Aug 14, 2019 02:22 PM #6
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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This is important advice, Will Hamm. We need to be cognizant of trouble.

Aug 14, 2019 05:37 PM #7
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Kathy Streib
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Will- I too am glad that the agent is safe. It seems I'm reading of more and more agents holding Open Houses with at least 2 agents. 

Aug 14, 2019 06:10 PM #8
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Realtor safety is a topic that needs to be perpetually kept in the minds of all real estate professionals.  

Aug 18, 2019 12:49 AM #9
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