Lets say your on desk, answering incoming calls from potential buyers and someone wants to see a vacant property. You've never worked with the person before and although they sound nice enough, the hair stands up on the back of your neck with a warning! Whats a girl to do?
You could ask them to come in to the office, but okay, they come to the office then what - you'll still be alone with them and people can give out bogus info. You could grill them for info and ask for a copy of their license, although some may think you're nuts. I actually try to get someone to go with me. If I can't find anyone, I try to arrange the showing for a time when I can have someone else with me. A cell phone sometimes helps, but statistics show that more women in nyc are attacked when using cell phones because they aren't paying attention - not to mention signals aren't always reliable, batterys go dead, and well, you can't call if you're knocked out.
How about open houses? Does anyone really consider safety issues for those?
When you have home phone numbers on listings, there are reverse phone number directories - you have to beware of that too.
How many of you have taken self defense classes and how many office have had them?