Lynn B. Friedman - Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty: It's NOTHING personal…

It's NOTHING personal…

Dear Readers -

Wanda Kerbat-Nerdin's comments remind us of safety concerns.
Every agent must be vigilant when meeting strangers.
We must always remember Beverly Carter - an agent who did let others know where she was and still did not live to see her family again.


Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, upbeat and positive when she writes, offers an important set of ideas in this post about SAFETY. Read some of her other posts for more good information: Online Comments and Issues, Proper Planning for Clients, and Explore-Dream-Discover.

 

For me, the benefits of ActiveRain membership include being able to read others' posts and increase my knowledge. I love learning new ideas and following good suggestions! BE SAFE OUT THERE!!!!
All the best - Lynn

PS  If I haven't thanked you personally for reading my Blog, let me do so right now! I really appreciate your stopping by and (perhaps) commenting! L.

It's NOTHING personal…

 

When meeting and greeting new clients or prospects, be friendly but maintain a professional stance. Avoid any mention of where you live, your after-work or vacation plans, and similar details. You never know when a potential buyer may be more interested in you and yours than actually purchasing a home.

 

 

 

A real estate industry instructor once told the class to avoid wearing expensive jewelry when meeting new clients. This is the story she had to tell...She was meeting a buyer couple for the first time. They went to look at several homes, then took a break. The woman phoned, wanting to write an offer and asked her to meet at their hotel room.

 

She shows up, they take all of her jewelry, gag and tie her to a chair. The two leave in her car to withdraw money from her bank account, knowing when they return, most likely they will kill her. Somehow she manages to get to the hotel phone and call 911. The police arrange to hide in the bathroom and upon their return, arrest the couple without incident.

 

Sounds like a made for TV movie, right?! Unfortunately, it is not.

 

She is an extremely lucky woman to be alive to tell that story. I got chills just listening to the details of that day her life changed forever. The public's misled perception is that we are all wealthy, drive expensive cars, travel to exotic locales often, live a lavish life and have oodles of money sitting in several bank accounts.

 

Some opportuniists will act on that information. Be proactive with your own safety. Meet at the office, get driver's license information and have a photo taken if necessary, drive seperately, have another agent join you, carry a weapon because though some people say it isn't personal, it sure can end up that way. Happy sales all!

 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsLynn B. Friedman • September 16 2016 07:02PM

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I personally know agents that now carry concealed weapons daily at work.  

I have said many times, make me choose between who is going home to their family tonight and I know I am and won't lose a second of sleep.

#floridatolbertteam #searchforsouthfloridahome.com #portstluciehomesforsale

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) over 2 years ago

I heard the managing Broker of Beverly Carter speak at the NAR owner/broker conference in Seattle last year. Beverly followed all office protocal and still ended up murdered. Such a horrible thing. We must all remember safety first and no potential commission is worth your life!

Posted by Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate) over 2 years ago

Be safe and cary an UZI my friend, or at least a Sig Sauer, maybe I should take my own advice, but you know it is easier to give advice than follow one :))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 2 years ago

I hope all agents will read this post and learn. Thank you for the reminder.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 2 years ago

Good morning Lynn. Wanda's blog is terrific and a wonderful choice for a re-blog.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 2 years ago

Lynn, thanks for this reminder, and Wanda is a great writer. Chilling stories, and we need to be mindful all the time. I remember when I got into the car with a big man, his son and pitt bull. I texted my whereabouts, I took copies of their drivers licenses and sent to my boss with the license plate number and description of the car. He was more than understanding of why I was doing that. By the way, he purchased a home for over 400,000, we closed within 3 weeks. But that is not the norm. 

The only thing that happened to me was that the dog had a horrible gas issue, LOL. Driving in the car was.... full of all sorts of smells. 

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 2 years ago

Thank you so much for the re-blog Lynn! The more we spread the word about Realtor safety the better off we all are now and in the future.

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South) over 2 years ago

Lynn B. Friedman Great choice for a reblog!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

Safety is increasingly becoming an important concern for real estate professionals.  I agree with others who have commented.  This is a great choice for a reblog.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 2 years ago

It's not just agents that must be concerned, Lynn B. Friedman ... Lenders .. anyone that meets with clients, in or out of the office, woman or man ... must practice these safety tips.  In this day and age, we just can't take too many safety precautions ...

Gene

Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 2 years ago

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