What Works Better Than Real Estate Office Protocol?

In the heat of an attack, typical real estate agent safety procedures are mostly useless — except this one. Beverly Carter followed the typical real estate safety protocols of many offices. The day she disappeared in late September, the Arkansas agent called her husband, Carl, to tell him the address of the vacant bank-owned home…

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Online, Safety Is Your ‘Social Responsibility’

Dangerous situations for real estate agents don’t only present themselves in person. Criminals can determine whether you’re a good target by finding out about you on your social profiles. Here’s what to be careful sharing online. Social media has changed the landscape for everyone. For you, it’s made it easier to target clients. And for criminals,…

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When Pepper Spray Doesn’t Work for a Real Estate Agent

It’s the most popular weapon among REALTORS®, but it’s not reliable in every situation.   If you needed something to help you stay safe in the field, what would be your weapon of choice? Some real estate professionals are calling for practitioners to keep guns on them at appointments, but whether that’s a good idea…

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Real Estate Safety Checklist for Showings

Real estate agents, no matter how well you think you know the prospect you’re meeting, follow these guidelines when taking them to a property. The company I work for, Cobra-Defense, was founded by a veteran law enforcement officer who, in nearly a decade of active service in the streets, fought, arrested, and interviewed hundreds of…

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Real Estate Agent Safety Tips

Real Estate Agent Safety Tips Let your prospective client enter the property first. You can say, “I always like for guests to enter first so they can visualize coming home after work.” Give them 30 seconds alone in the home so you can watch their level of interest. If they’re more focused on you than…

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Which Self-Defense Tool Works Best for a Real Estate Agent?

Would you be able to handle a gun, or are you more comfortable with something nonlethal like pepper spray? Follow these guidelines to decide what kind of weapon you could use most effectively in a dangerous situation. JUNE 2017 | BY JOHN GRADEN Many real estate professionals choose a self-defense tool based on recommendations from…

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