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Noah Seidenberg
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contraceptive? no need, I am in a long term relationship. Not interested in fooling around on the job

Feb 13, 2015 08:01 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
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We lost an male agent in Washington about six years ago. At the time we were told by police that attacks on women end up in sexual assaults. With attacks on males usually end up in serious injuries or death. Not a good choice either way!  

Feb 13, 2015 12:41 PM
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Vanessa Griffin
Griffin Real Estate Group - Tyler, TX

Yes! Always! .45 in my console, and a .380 that can easily fit in my waisteband.  My agents and I also use "Find My Friends" App and keep each other in the loop as far as who and where we are meeting.  

Feb 13, 2015 11:18 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

At this time I don't, but I plan to get a concealed carry permit in the future.  In the meantime I think I will purchase pepper spray!

Feb 14, 2015 02:22 AM
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Bryan Tobiason
Keller Williams Partners, Inc. - Gardner, KS

Yes I do... and I recommend everyone learn self defense tactics and carry a firearm or other weapon. With the right training you can not only protect yourself, but others too. I carry a concealed firearm not only on showings but 92.3% of the time. 

Feb 14, 2015 01:16 AM
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William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Perhaps the best protection out there is not doing the Open House alone and being in contact with others that know where you are and use the cell phone to check in with your office more than once. Having some of the neighbors over for l-o-n-g visits is also fun and the time just vanishes. The key is that there is greater safety in numbers.

Feb 13, 2015 05:34 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Some very cute answers mixed in mix.  Got a chuckle from Noah Seidenberg .

Feb 13, 2015 02:33 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Hank Dugie never thought of nor do I think I'll need it. I usually show homes to only people who I know.

Feb 13, 2015 02:22 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Almost every time!  I am proficient at everything I carry and they are close at hand.

Feb 13, 2015 12:50 PM
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Christine Poirier
Real Estate Market Place - Greenville, SC
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No and I'm not sure I should.  Afraid the perp would be able to get it from me and shoot me.  I'm thinking of pepperspray would be better.  Does anyone have any ideas on this

Feb 13, 2015 12:31 PM
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Sharon Shepherd
Century 21 Olde Tyme - Norco, CA
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Yes, if I am showing vacant homes to someone I don't know or feel uncomfortable about, I am armed.  Also if I am sitting an vacant open house, I carry.  I am a decent shot and have had small arms training, I must as far as I am concerned.  My 10 and 12 year old grand daughters know how to handle a gun and are very very accurate with it.  I was raised around guns and taught how to defend myself.  I may not win at my age, but my attacker will know he has been in a fight.

Feb 13, 2015 10:56 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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You bet, pepper spray and a 9. Listing and selling REO is not always for the faint of heart or those wanting a safe envoronment every day, 

Feb 13, 2015 08:39 AM
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Frank Cash
Frank Cash, Realtor (Sole Proprietor) - Kamuela, HI
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Only when I was in Highschool, Trojans...in the wallet    why?

Feb 13, 2015 06:52 AM
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Bob Crane
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Yes, I do.

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Dipti Thakkar
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I don't show homes.

Jun 23, 2018 10:23 PM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

No.

Feb 09, 2018 07:35 PM
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Gabe Sanders
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Stuart Florida Real Estate

Typically, my situational awareness.

Jan 08, 2018 05:22 AM
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Hank Dugie
Brockway Realty, LLC - League City, TX
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William Johnson Sharon Shepherd Robert Smith Nina Hollander Bill Dandridge I agree it's more about having a good process than anything else. Thank you for the comments! Happy Monday!

Feb 15, 2015 09:18 PM
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Hank Dugie
Brockway Realty, LLC - League City, TX
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Frank Cash Noah Seidenberg Sham Reddy Andrew Mooers I should have known someone would think the "other" kind of protection, lol. Thanks for the comments, y'all. Happy Monday!

Feb 15, 2015 09:16 PM
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Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - http://www.RealEstateMich.com - Brighton, MI
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Yes, but more worried about dogs than people. Good processes weed out the bad guys most of the time. Fax of a pre-approval/checking nmls #/talking with agent.  They should have complete personal info.  Long gone are days of jumping in a car to meet a 'buyer'.  I discourage open houses but if necessary I always have another guy with me.

Feb 14, 2015 12:25 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Really not... but then I don't show homes to anyone I don't know, so it's never been an issue for me.

Feb 13, 2015 11:04 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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I don't carry him. He is able to walk all by himself. I have not ask what may be beneath that sport jacket.

Feb 13, 2015 10:35 PM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

I like this thread and Noah Seidenberg and Frank Cash 's comments. No funny business, mixing business with pleasure. Dipping the pen in company ink. The only protection is blank purchase and sale agreements on hand to fill out on the fly, or listing forms when your computer is not there to generate them in the willy wags. Live in the 4th lowest crime state. What is a locked door and strangers don't stay that way beyond a few hours.

Feb 13, 2015 10:06 PM
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Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
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Really funny answer....the contraceptive!!!!

Feb 13, 2015 07:59 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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No I do not.  I be nervous and probably hurt myself.

Feb 13, 2015 02:30 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I don't carry a gun, if that's what you mean. Pepper spray or stun gun is a bit safer for the agent.

Feb 13, 2015 12:25 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is difficult to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon in many areas.

I did carry when I was doing VA appraisals years ago in Virginia.

Feb 13, 2015 10:06 AM
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Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
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Just my wits...

Feb 13, 2015 09:42 AM
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Frank Cash
Frank Cash, Realtor (Sole Proprietor) - Kamuela, HI
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oh, that kind of protection...  I carry pepper spray.  and a bat in the trunk Thats the only thing legal to carry in Hawaii

Feb 13, 2015 06:54 AM