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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

There is no place safe anymore.  We just have to be aware of our surroundings and have a plan.  We have video cameras around outside the office.

Aug 16, 2015 10:56 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

First of all, I'm in Canada.  I live in a tiny town where everyone knows everyone's business.  However, we are 5 minutes away from the International Bridge to the US, we have a major highway that brings people in from Toronto and Montreal, both international destinations. 

At any time on any given day there could be 1000's of strangers around us wanting to do us harm.   I don't choose to live with that fear.  I listen to my gut and take normal precautions to stay safe.

Aug 16, 2015 10:39 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Although there are never any guarantees...I do make it a point to only work in neighborhoods where I feel relatively safe.

Aug 16, 2015 09:00 AM
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Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

Has not been much of a concern, but we do use safety precautions.

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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

other than a crazy random person I feel very safe but two young men (which I clearly am not) were killed in the last two months in DC - one in an unrelated gun battle as he got off our subway system in a gentrified area and the other young man was stabbed by a crazy on the 4th of July on the subway - Life is random. 

Aug 16, 2015 08:47 PM
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Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

No real problem here except for the alligators.

Aug 16, 2015 07:22 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning William. Extremely important topic, doing business in the number of states that I do, I have interacted with many Realtors about this topic, most do a very good job others not so much.

Make it a great week!

Aug 16, 2015 06:58 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

William Feela  it is pretty saft out here. No bears for sure....lol!

Aug 16, 2015 05:21 PM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Men have a hard time understanding that women always feel unsafe.

Aug 16, 2015 02:09 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

William,

I have always felt safe, and I have always trusted my instincts, when I did not.  We worked in good areas, and when I was showing something that I had doubts about that,  there was always someone to come along, and since we worked in commercial zones, plenty of people also.  A

Aug 16, 2015 01:54 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

There are sections of Denver I will not show after dark, my choice.  Otherwise, I don't really worry too much.

Aug 16, 2015 12:48 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I feel like it is fairly safe but we still do not need to let our guards down whether we are male or female.

Aug 16, 2015 12:23 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Each of us work from our own homes.  When I worked at Prudential I had an issue with someone hiding on the other side of my car and came around to driver door once I was in. Luckily I hit the lock button.  He still tried to get me to roll down my window. I did not such thing.

Aug 16, 2015 12:17 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Most of our market is considered to be safe.

It is a different story for agents working in some areas of Washington, DC.

Aug 16, 2015 11:05 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i usually just fear other predatory agents. :)  but this week i found a deer (doe) good size, taken by a mountain lion and well.... finished. I might rather faces the street violence of Beverly Hills than my pack of Mt. lions

Aug 16, 2015 10:16 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

William, I'm located in Valencia, California and work exclusively with the City of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley.  Our community consists of Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Saugus, Newhall, Castaic & Canyon Country.  We are an intimate valley surrounded by mountains.  There are only 3 ways in and out of our Valley.  We are one of the safest communities in Southern California, California & all of the USA for our size.  I have zero concern for safety.  I'm a 64 year old man so not your target group anyway.  My daughter is quite beautiful and licensed.  I do worry about her safety as I do for all women out there.

Aug 16, 2015 09:10 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

90% of where I go is considered safe. Other places require some type of weapon or self defense product, someone needs to keep an eye on the cars while you're inside, and I have to explain to buyers sometimes about what to say or not say. One complex has a lot of crime, drug, gang, and police activity for example. I hate it when a single females call and want me to show condo units in that neighborhood.

Aug 16, 2015 09:07 AM
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Julia van Mook
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services - Pittsburgh, PA

Any area could be unsafe at anytime, its just a matter of being smart, prepared & careful

Aug 17, 2015 12:47 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

William Feela Larry Johnston is right. You have to on your toes and vigilant at all times.

Aug 17, 2015 12:29 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Not worried, but definitely aware of our surroundings. 

Aug 17, 2015 12:17 AM
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

Although there have not been any issue so far, it only takes once.

Aug 17, 2015 12:09 AM
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Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

I honestly do feel safe but it's not really about the area. Some high-scale areas are prone to robberies, etc.

You have to listen to your gut. Ask questions before meeting up with anyone and let people know where you are.

Aug 16, 2015 10:35 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Attacks on agents is increasing on the St Pete/Tampa area.

ALWAYS a solo agent knowingly crossing the boundaries of common sense.

Those pretty smiley faces on those yard signs are as good as a Craigslist hookup advertisement.

How worried am I? Sasquatch has adequately solved that problem, and many others, for me. Bold, big and not too sweet.

Aug 16, 2015 10:21 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Here there are a few areas to take precautions and training years ago always makes me aware of my surroundings.

Aug 16, 2015 10:03 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have never felt danger; however I will meet clients at the office prior to showing properties.

Aug 16, 2015 09:51 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I've always followed "stay safe" practices, but really don't worry a lot about being attacked. So much of my businss is referral, it's not really an issue.

Aug 16, 2015 09:30 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Monday morning William. There are some sections of Nashville that are seedie.  For the most part, Williamson County Tennessee is much safer.

Aug 16, 2015 07:07 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I think the attack can happen in any area, not necessary in a bad one. I just try to make sure I never alone and my family can see where I am any time(Iphone).

Aug 16, 2015 03:50 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No,

Occasionally an issue with attacks comes up, folks with guns, drug dealers, neighbors, and other nuts you find in the woods.

Less frequently a critter makes us nervous, but most of these run away as soon as we all get over being startled.

But the big dangers involve environmental hazards like cliffs, rivers, swamps, and stuff that falls out of the sky.

Being safety conscious is always important.

Aug 16, 2015 02:36 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

For the most part I do live and work in one of the safest towns in my state. But I am still very precautious.

Aug 16, 2015 01:21 PM