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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Stay in good physical condition, appear confident, remain aware of your surroundings.  Know how to quickly draw and use whatever weapon(s) you are carrying.

Apr 04, 2017 08:50 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

We can never be too careful.  Yes I practice safety. 

1.  My office always knows where I am going

2.  I get a call in the first few minutes of arrival so that I am able to alert of any trouble

3.  We use a buzz word so that they know

4.  I do not park in a driveway where I can be blocked in

5.  I never go in the basement with a client I've met for the first time (if it is a man)

6.  I never take clients in my car

7.  I stay very attentive to body language

8.  I trust my gut

Apr 04, 2017 11:14 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I trust no one and my husband accompanies me on all showings now.  I've had too many close calls and having him shadow me saved me, even from clients I worked with previously and with their wives and family in tow!!

Apr 04, 2017 08:28 PM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Meet them in the office and creep them prior to first meeting

Apr 05, 2017 03:15 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

LOL who works with unknown buyers??? Oh no, no, no..LOL!

I know every buyer I show property to.

I have their preapproval, their info and I've met with them at least once in my office.

LOL that is a funny question though, bravo!

 

Apr 04, 2017 07:50 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Well again I am reminded that something can happen from reading an AR post just this weekend. I do the best that I can & if you gut says it's wrong - it probaby is.

Apr 05, 2017 04:44 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

ALWAYS. Even as a man, i bring a 2nd person to some vacant properties. I always back in so i can pull out. I always walk behind people or so that i can see them. I test doors before walking into a vacant home. I have pepper spray and a license to carry. It is not over kill as some one did try to rob me with a knife once in a 15 unit building, it didnt end well for them. Always better to be safe

Apr 05, 2017 05:57 AM
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Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

The only thing I do is that if my client is a woman I keep my distance and never close any doors.

Apr 05, 2017 05:01 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Everybody needs to be alert.

Apr 05, 2017 04:44 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Yes, but best not to get into too many details here.

 

Apr 05, 2017 12:36 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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It's a great question and a reminder to always be thinking about safety when showing property - it's too easy to forget. And hopefully there will be lots of good ideas shared here!

Apr 04, 2017 09:52 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have a number of precautions I take...

Apr 04, 2017 08:32 PM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
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Yes, I usually work with referrals. In the event I work with a new buyer that is a stranger, I bring another agent with me.

Apr 04, 2017 08:17 PM
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Ruth Grainger-Starr
Grainger Realty - Cripple Creek, CO
providing AWESOME real estate adventures

Yes I do. If I feel uncomfortable at the first meeting (which is never at the property) I make sure I have my father go with me or another broker. I always let two or more people know who am I with or where I am going. Being a smaller stature woman I refuse to make myself an easy target! 

Apr 05, 2017 09:54 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Basically what Fred Griffin said.

Apr 05, 2017 09:08 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Always.  I am mindful of my surrounding. When I entered a home I lock the door behind me. I never show homes to people I don't know.  PERIOD. 

Apr 05, 2017 08:14 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

some of those stories are frightening.... nothing like that happens in "cow country" so we're good....my team members are listing agents, so I don't worry too much about that topic.... 

Apr 05, 2017 06:04 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't ever meet with strangers away from my office. I never park in a driveway where someone can obstruct my ability to get away. I always lock the front door behind me once I enter a home with clients. I don't sit open houses where strangers come through who have not been vetted... and the list can go on.

Apr 05, 2017 05:24 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

You bet.

Never go alone. (Does this instruction need to be repeated?)

Have Sasquatch clear house first.

Sasquatch, after clearing, stays in sight but out side during showings.

Apr 05, 2017 04:53 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Fred Griffin nailed this one!

Apr 05, 2017 04:44 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Yes, having a partner at open house, taking spouse to evening showings and a few other precautions. 

Apr 04, 2017 09:39 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes - either partnering with another agent to show for the first time or meeting them in the office first...after they've provided pre-approval also.

Apr 04, 2017 08:01 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

YES. I'm always closest to the exit in any room, phone in hand with my RealAlert app open, usually with a buddy present or I make phone contact during the showing and after.

Apr 08, 2017 03:03 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

If I don't know the "buyer" I listen to the conversation and if the hair on my neck stands up, I take someone with me, or decline the showing.

Apr 07, 2017 07:49 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I do and I let other memebers know that if in doubt with a new buyer and a vate home to call me, and I will go along.  

Apr 06, 2017 08:38 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Probably not as safe as I could, but I do take some precautions. -Kasey

Apr 05, 2017 11:17 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I highly recommend for everyone who has an iphone  to keep Find Friends on, so your loved or trusted people know where you are at any moment. Also, research about a new client EVERYthing, use pipl, google, etc. etc. 

Apr 05, 2017 10:30 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I am a man in an already incredibly safe community.  There has been no need for concern on my part for over 20 years. Thank God

Apr 05, 2017 10:18 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Always have

Apr 05, 2017 05:41 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Always

Apr 05, 2017 05:40 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
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I don't work with strangers. Almost all over our business is by referral.  And if it's not we make sure to vet the buyer extremely well before we show any homes.

Apr 05, 2017 04:19 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Anthony - I do the best I can to be safe, and someone always knows where I am going.

Apr 05, 2017 04:01 PM
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Century 21 Leading Edge Realty
Century 21 Leading Edge Realty - Manassas, VA
Residencial, Commercial&Investments

Yes 

Apr 05, 2017 01:54 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

A SWAT van follows closely, but I won't publish that......lol

Apr 05, 2017 01:14 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

always and without fail - yes!

Apr 05, 2017 12:16 PM
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Peggy Elliot
Keller Williams Realty - San Diego, CA
Helping buyers, sellers, investors achieve goals.

Yes, yes! Always meet buyers at office first, if I have not met them before. Copy ID, tell office where I'm meeting them, drive my own car. Go with another agent, if I am still anxious. Set timer in HOMESNAP app.

Apr 05, 2017 11:35 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I enjoy a bit of a challenge in this sport. Sure; always watching for threats.

Apr 05, 2017 09:43 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes

Apr 05, 2017 08:28 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sometimes I can get a little lax!

Apr 05, 2017 06:42 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Always.

Apr 05, 2017 06:39 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Not a problem for my business plan...

Apr 05, 2017 06:30 AM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Always.

Apr 05, 2017 06:14 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM Absolutely! Being viligent at all times.

Apr 05, 2017 06:14 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I try to practice safety at all times.

Apr 05, 2017 06:06 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

ok all the time

Apr 05, 2017 05:57 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I do the best I can.

Apr 05, 2017 05:51 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I practice safety everywhere.

Apr 05, 2017 05:29 AM
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emily millercs
Free lancer - Adams, IL
Belive you can and you're halfway there!

If the client is referral are new client, these things follow, clearly mention your office mates which place going for  , don't allow your client in your car, speak clear and brief,if you are going for late evening or early morning , made long place just take one of your officemates are your friends or spouse.Always alert when you are going out for home visit buyer.Last but not least clearly analyze your buyer needs and intension.

Apr 05, 2017 05:15 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM - not in particular.

Apr 04, 2017 10:40 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I believe I do I am fairly common sense with most everything

Mar 17, 2018 08:36 AM