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Rainmaker
4,095,786
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Unfortunately bad things happen.

Apr 09, 2019 03:50 PM
Rainmaker
508,283
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Safety is very important and having a lender or another agent during an open house is very important.  Anyone can drop in during an open house and we don't know their intention.

Apr 09, 2019 03:43 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

She is not okay and will never be the same person prior to this monster's attempt to disable and rape her. He was recently released from serving a lengthy prison sentence. She was attacked for simply doing her job!  

Apr 09, 2019 06:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,228,059
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

Why do agents do them at all in the days of virtual tours, Google maps, matterport, 3-D walk throughs, photos, property websites and a private tour with a REALTOR that has a pre-approved buyer? 

It's an out dated methodology that gets people robbed, raped and or dead.

Apr 09, 2019 06:18 PM
Rainmaker
757,886
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I am glad she is ok but she will be a different person now, loss of trust is hard to regain 

it can happen anywhere, any time and its just part of the world we live in now but we all have the right to defend ourselves If you cant defend yourself have someone with you who can and will.....

Apr 10, 2019 12:07 AM
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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!

Safety is key in everything we do - not just open houses!

Apr 09, 2019 08:29 PM
Rainmaker
1,722,350
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes I just posted this in AR Peeps. I was so shocked because this is 20 miles away from me or so.

Apr 09, 2019 04:55 PM
Rainmaker
4,111,553
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

You are singing my song, Jeff. And I've been singing this song for years. I'm not even certain that if there was someone else with that agent that this could have been prevented.

Apr 10, 2019 04:01 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I missed this!! So sad, and scary, to hear;  thankfully it turned out as it did.

Apr 09, 2019 05:54 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I rarely do opens.  I read about that.  I wonder if that agent will continue to do them or if that was the wake-up call. The outcome could have been worse. 

Apr 10, 2019 08:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

There are reasons why an agent might need to do an Open House alone. It's a shame that agents who do open houses have to deal with this kind of human behavior.

Apr 09, 2019 04:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

So sad to see this type of story, stay safe...

Apr 09, 2019 04:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

A woman alone today I am sorry to say goes against common sense. So sad

Apr 09, 2019 04:34 PM
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

What a horrible story!  It's been circulating throughout the real estate social media stream all day long - 

Apr 09, 2019 03:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Personal safety should always be a priority.

Apr 09, 2019 03:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I don't host open houses very often any more, Sometimes, I will ask the sellers to stay  for safety reasons so I am not alone and ask them wander around when someone comes in.   Visitors don't have to know they are the Sellers.  

Apr 10, 2019 06:00 AM
Rainmaker
4,038,074
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

So sad we must always be on guard.

Apr 10, 2019 03:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Thankfully it did not end badly for her. We all need to start taking our personal safety more seriously. 

Apr 09, 2019 09:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Heard about this situation.  So glad the agent wasn't hurt.  I hope they throw the book at this man.

Apr 09, 2019 09:13 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Important to always have another agent with you.

Apr 09, 2019 07:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeff,

I have no idea why some people insist on being stupid...A

Apr 09, 2019 04:24 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

OMG.....there are no words. I hope this gal has a strong support system around her as she's going to need it.  Never EVER do open houses alone - NEVER.  Gary and I do go to some opens in our area and it always suprises both of us to see agents there by themselves. Usually they are new agents trying to pick up buyers. And BTW this can happen to guys as well.

Apr 10, 2019 11:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Stuff happens.  Can happen if you have multiple agents too.

Apr 10, 2019 11:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,639,426
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

In our 'wild west' society today, vigilance is never understated.

Apr 10, 2019 08:14 AM
Rainmaker
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

What a terrible experience for that agent.

Apr 10, 2019 08:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

that happens.

Apr 10, 2019 06:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I saw this and it is getting scary. No matter the protection and precautions one takes, if alone and you get surprised, it could be trouble.

Apr 10, 2019 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
742,650
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

So sad. Hate to hear of this.

Apr 10, 2019 05:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

You need to let everyone know where you are and keep your cell on you

Apr 10, 2019 04:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The days of solo open houses appear to be over! Sad state of affairs! 

Apr 10, 2019 04:46 AM
Rainmaker
4,008,996
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I tell female agents if they want a second person there to call me ot their lender.

 

Apr 11, 2019 04:41 PM
Rainer
281,989
Dusty Rhoton SRS, MRES, ABR, SRES, GRI
RE/MAX Fine Properties - Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Real Estate

If an agent really wants to do an Open House, it would be advantageous to invite their favorite lender or title officer to join them and even host the Open House so there is always 2 folks in attendance.   

Apr 11, 2019 11:44 AM
Rainmaker
1,044,339
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

You only need one reason as long as its the one that is important to you

Apr 11, 2019 07:54 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,826
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

life will never be the same for that woman....

Apr 10, 2019 01:13 PM
Rainer
306,537
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

In this day and age, I would never work one alone. I don't think men OR women should. 

Apr 10, 2019 12:13 PM
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Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

I only do open houses in 55+ gated communities and you still have to be careful.

May 09, 2019 03:45 PM
Rainmaker
4,935,194
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We are sitting ducks at an open house and best when we have company.

Apr 24, 2019 03:42 PM