REALTORS® Safety Alert

Realtors must keep safety in mind.  Recently, Agent 1 contacted the association to report she had been working with a male in his mid 20s.  Described as "eccentric," he appeared to only be interested in seeing vacant homes.  Agent 2 in the same office agreed to help out and show the male properties on a day when Agent 1 was unavailable.  During one of the showings with Agent 2 the male retrieved a knife from his pocket and commented that he wanted to show Agent 2 what he was carrying.  Although no direct threat was made against Agent 2, she was shaken by the incident.  Agent 1 and the firm's broker released the male and told him they would no longer work with him.  Always be careful when showing properties and follow office safety procedures.  Do not hesitate to report threatening incidents to the police or local authorities.