January 11, 2017 at 12:06 pm #10922Charlotte FParticipant
We have an under-utilized group on this site for Realtors, real estate agents, brokers, property managers and agency owners. If you’re just checking in to this site or just catching up and you fall into this category, we could use your participation in this group!
Those of us who represent clients/the public in the myriad areas encompassed in the real estate industry, have inherent dangers in our jobs. The very performance of our jobs can place us in harm’s way – meeting strangers, showing vacant properties, declining prospects as clients/tenants, performing property management duties, hosting open houses to people we don’t know, even arriving at or locking up after showings.
I have just been invited to help moderate this group, so I will strive to build the topic/discussion base over the next several days and in coming months. Ours is a vital industry and sharing info in the area of self-defense, so we can pursue our roles with confidence, should be exciting. Heck, hopefully we’ll network/refer to each other in the future!
My brief bio: Florida Real Estate Broker and Agency Owner of boutique agency specializing in cashflow investment property and REO’s (foreclosures) since the ’90’s. Owner/landlord/property manager of 21 rental properties. I’ve been held up at gunpoint, had my car broken into, had to threaten to bodily remove non-performing and addicted tenants, and ventured into more than one foreclosed property as crackheads were running out the back door.
CWP holder for 2 decades and found IWB or purse carry absolutely impossible in my day-to-day activities! See Realtor group topics for more on that!
So please join our group and let’s share to solve and prevent problems we experience in our role!
February 26, 2017 at 12:08 am #11030Kari KingParticipant
Thank you for this specific site. I am a broker & a PM, I have found myself in more than one dangerous situation this year due to work. I recently got a group of female brokers together to participate in a women’s shoot night at a local indoor range. We had a great time and we are looking forward to the next shoot night.
March 1, 2017 at 7:03 pm #11059Charlotte FParticipant
Thank you, Kari. I agree we need a Realtor-specific group, however ours is grossly underutilized due to format issues. It doesn’t appear you joined the Realtor group, which I encourage you to do! Until the venue is improved and others join us, you/I and the other 2 moderators could certainly start some discussion topics. I would enjoy that.
Your broker shoot night is a great idea! I’m considering joining a local gal’s shooting club for now.
May I ask what market you work in? I’m in South Florida, specifically Palm Beach/Broward counties.
May I also ask which holster/conceal carry position you’ve found works best for you? I’ve settled on Flashbang Marilyn’s side/bra holster and Gun Tote’N Mama conceal carry bag for now.
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