In our office meeting this morning, we discussed agent safety. It is pretty common sense stuff, but it is good the remind ourselves that we are in one of the most potentially dangerous businesses because we meet people we do not know in sometimes less than safe environments on a regular basis.
One of our agents stepped forward to reiterate how important those tips are and shared with us that she was very certain she came very close to being a victim this past week. In showing a listing she set multiple appointments to meet potential buyers at a vacant home. The first group was just leaving when the 2nd party showed up. He was a rather unsavory looking man, and the first group offered to hang around for her. They did for about 10 minutes out in the front yard but then left. The minute they drove off the man closed the front door and blocked the agent