How We’re Working to Keep Agents Safe

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Safety 6 Comments

By Alyssa Hellman

Most people don’t consider real estate to be a dangerous industry;  however, the frequency of crimes against real estate agents – including the horrific murder of Beverly Carter last year – is a chilling reminder of the dangers we potentially face.

In the excitement of meeting a prospective client, agents sometimes agree to meet at questionable locations …

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REALTORS® Discuss Safety on Today Show

Erica Christoffer Customer Service, Helpful Tools, Safety, Young Pros in the Spotlight, YPN News 8 Comments

Tamara Suminski, 2011 California YPN chair and 2014 president of the South Bay Association of REALTORS®, appeared on Today with 2015 NAR President Chris Polychron to discuss safety precautions REALTORS® are taking in wake of the horrifying kidnapping and murder of Arkansas-based real estate practitioner Beverly Carter. Among the changes to how Suminski conducts business, she has committed to never hosting an …

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Stop, Drop, and Roll … Or Something Like That

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Helpful Tools, Safety 2 Comments

By Toby Boyce I rolled up on the house like I always do, peering at addresses to verify the location with where the GPS was placing the destination. However, this time I missed the house. And that’s where this story took a possibly tragic detour. With four years of experience processing broker price opinions I’ve developed a safety routine that …

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How Well Do You Know Your ‘Client?’

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Working with Clients 4 Comments

By Subhi J. Gharbieh Many times agents are quick to use the “client” title for someone they are working with or representing in a real estate transaction.  There are so many people out there nowadays trying to scam others, and it happens every day in our industry. My friendly advice to real estate professionals: Get to know the person you …