Roy Kelley (Retired)

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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Mace works well Roy. Just make sure the sprayer is turned away from you when it is pushed.

Apr 21, 2022 11:55 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The cops have moved to a gel, less blowback related issues.  I'd get what they use.

Of course, if they're on drugs (painkillers, PCP, etc.) they won't be phased by anything.

Apr 21, 2022 03:09 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Roy - we have many of the same issues here. Pepper spray is good as long as you make sure that you're now downwind of it when you have to use it. 

Apr 21, 2022 11:28 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Bear spray at Walmart is easy to find. The pink one is not useful.

Apr 21, 2022 04:52 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Crime of all kinds continues to increase.  Pepper Spray will not cure the issues our Nation is facing.  

Apr 21, 2022 01:31 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

9mm spray or 45 caliber spray. 


Apr 21, 2022 03:12 PM
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


Apr 21, 2022 11:20 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

One that works. When you dispense go for the eyes then run. When had a local firearms instructor give a 2-hour class on self-defense who has a store where people can purchase. Pepper spray is legal in MA

Apr 22, 2022 07:15 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I think that using your witts and staying out of dangerous situations is more important than fumbling for a weapon that may be used against you when it really counts.

Apr 21, 2022 09:19 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

wow - thankfully, we have no need for it here (and, none are legal other than maybe bear repellent?)

Apr 21, 2022 03:09 PM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

Business cards :p


Apr 21, 2022 12:10 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I bought one online - American Defender, was pretty reasonable.

Apr 22, 2022 06:47 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

HI Roy... can't say I've ever given this any thought and have never carried anything in the 30 years I've been a real estate agent. The best defense is awareness and following safety protocols up front. I've never come even close to an incident that would require defensive spray as a Realtor. Car jackings and assaults are up in many places regardless of whether one is a real estate agent or not.

Apr 22, 2022 05:17 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I am clueless on this one!

Apr 22, 2022 03:52 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I'm guilty of carrying pepper spray, but never having tried it.  We should all know how far it sprays and how to aim it appropriately if we are going to carry it.

Apr 22, 2022 08:55 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have investigated this in depth. The police grade spray is effective with everything else being less effective when applied. However, it has to do with hitting the face for it to go to work right away. Unfortunately, criminals don't stand still and fight back. Stun guns (high quality), cattle prods and the like are more effective. The sound of a stun gun crackling electricity even deters animals and the stunning shock does not disappoint. Of course, in a struggle, it can be taken away from you or dropped. The gun remains the bottom-line defense item with your I am no victim stance

Apr 22, 2022 06:06 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have carried pepper spray.  Currently not.  The best defense is "awareness" to your surroundings ... a practice I adhere to daily.

Apr 22, 2022 09:23 AM