5 Common Real Estate Safety Myths
Friday, April 28, 2017
Written By: NAR

Most professionals believe these ideas will improve their personal security in the field. Sometimes, they’re wrong.

Real estate brokers and agents have hyped certain safety protocols in an effort to beef up personal security in the field, but some of the ideas that have become popular in the industry don’t necessarily make you less vulnerable to attack.

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Police Hunt for Texas Man Posing as Agent
Monday, June 20, 2016
Written By: WCREALTORS

A man posing as a real estate agent is being accused of stealing $20,000 from a potential home buyer who thought she was making a down payment on house, the San Antonio Police Department report. 

You can find all of NAR’s safety resources on realtor.org.

Police allege Chris Hinojosa, 29, has been acting as a broker without a license in the city. They have issued multiple arrest warrants for Hinojosa, who remains at large.

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Safety Checklist for Showings - Before the Appointment
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Written By: Kent Prickett

September is REALTOR® Safety month at NAR. Within the past year, we have heard horrific stories of malicious people targeting REALTORS®, both male and female. NAR has released many safety tips that WCREALTORS will be sharing with you throughout the month of September. This week, we will focus on things you can do before a showing appointment to help you be safer!

First and foremost, no deal is ever so important that you should drop everything you are doing to meet a stranger at a property, especially a vacant property. Always stress to the potential client that you always meet in a public place first. This could be your office, a local coffee shop, etc. When there, get information about this person. Don’t be afraid to take a photo copy - or snap a photo with your cell phone - of their driver’s license. Send this info to someone you trust.

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