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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

There are parts of town I wouldn't be caught dead in because if I went there I would be dead. As for a farm... why would I farm a neighborhood I was afraid of? My precautions? Always be aware, always have an exit strategy, and don't go where I don't "belong."

Dec 20, 2016 04:25 AM
Rainmaker
791,333
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

There are some areas within our market that require EXTRA vigilence.  I use the tactics for personal safety that we're all reminded of & will not put my safety ahead of a sale (i.e. will refer as neeeded).  As a reminder to us all:  NO AREA is absolutely safe.  WE ALL live & work in a potentially dangerous area.  Our complacency can make us victims... Don't give them the opportunity folks!  

Dec 20, 2016 04:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Paul being an Airborne Ranger Infantry guy... in my younger days it did not matter where I was and it brought me business from areas one would not expect me to fit in:).... now that we do everything on the Internet well just about... this is not an issue for me:)Endre

Dec 19, 2016 11:06 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

What Nina Hollander said.  There was an area of LA that was semi gentrifying at the time, and we had a listing right accross from a very popular and hip restaurant.  On either side it was hinky, so I showed it with our Tai Kwan Do 3rd degree black belt...LOL.

What is really scary to me is the new emerging trend in websites of brokers who have these personal profiles of their agents, including their pets, children,personal photos of spouses, etc...foods they like.  I worry for their safety even though they farm in good areas...The cyber village can easily target these people!

Dec 20, 2016 07:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,141,607
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

There is no place which is unaffected by potential of crime and or physical harm. The awareness should be everywhere you go and whatever you may do. It's sad to say this feeling will not dissipate any time soon.

Dec 20, 2016 06:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Nope, not afraid at all - my 9mm is always with me

Dec 20, 2016 06:37 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't know if afraid is the right word but I am more cautious. I take someone with me or my husband goes.

Dec 20, 2016 06:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Afraid? There is some areas that I take extra caution in and only travel in during daylight hours.

Dec 20, 2016 05:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Most likely there are areas I might skip in Chicago, but there is so much to cover, never gave it a thought!

Dec 20, 2016 05:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do not farm the areas i am not comfortable in. Most often it is multi family homes in the center city and investors buying the, Day time showings and accompanied. There is not really any area I would not go to, but always better to be cautious. 

Dec 20, 2016 05:03 AM
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Paul.  With the world the way it is now no place is a safe place.  One thing for sure, no-one except me knows when I'm packing.  I'll leave it at that...

Dec 20, 2016 04:39 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Know thy area before entering

Dec 20, 2016 04:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Lucky to live where no bad neighborhoods, gangs, drive by shootiings. But taking a listing like a couple hundred acre wood lot in an unorganized township, making sure lots of gas, leaving word where I am going to be and a trail of bread crumbs makes sense. Dress warm, prepare for break downs makes sense anywhere the mercury dips low in the tube... Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington !

Dec 20, 2016 03:42 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. However, those working in the District of Columbia need to be very careful.

Dec 20, 2016 03:18 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - actually I am afraid to knock any door - other than that of someone I know....

Dec 20, 2016 03:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I don't live in that kind of town.... we can travel on any street and there is no danger....

Dec 20, 2016 12:58 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

There are some areas I will not go to ... period.  I do not feel safe and there are no precautions I can take that will change that.

Dec 20, 2016 12:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, I'm not afraid to go into any part of town.  There are some areas I need to be a little extra vigilant, but nothing major.  Of course, I am trained and I do carry...

Dec 20, 2016 11:43 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

The scariest moments of my real estate career have happened at open houses in upper middle class neighborhoods.  So I think we should take precautions, and be aware of our surroundings WHEREVER we go.

Dec 20, 2016 09:37 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Bad things happen in good neighborhoods.  I was just watching a Forensic Files program yesterday about a REALTOR® that was murdered in an upscale development while doing a showing.   NEVER NEVER go alone to meet a stranger and NEVER do an Open House alone.  

And, yes, there were parts of town I avoided doing business in.  

Dec 20, 2016 08:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington Great advice from Nina Hollander . We have to be vigilant.

Dec 20, 2016 06:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

There are areas where you need to observe your surroundings.  I would not say we farm those areas; however, at times we will to a mail blast to those areas.

Dec 20, 2016 06:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

No not at all. I am very lucky.

Dec 20, 2016 04:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Even though I'm in Connecticut there are scary places here too. I've taken listings in some questionable areas. I will only go there in the daytime & I am in & out when I do!

Dec 20, 2016 04:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

In certain areas I will be like James Dray 

Dec 20, 2016 04:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Luckily, I only sell executive type rental homes so I don't go to dangerous areas. I would never go alone if I did.

Dec 20, 2016 04:11 AM
Rainer
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Yes-especially renting homes in some areas...

Dec 20, 2016 03:14 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Dec 20, 2016 12:23 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We live and work in a rather safe area.

Dec 20, 2016 12:08 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have a couple of area in a farther town taht I bring my buddy Smith with

Dec 20, 2016 08:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

In my farm area..no I do not take any precautions. I don't go to all areas of town..I specialize and keep very busy so no need to go out of my safe environment.

Dec 20, 2016 07:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Anytime I feel uncomfortable, I take my husband. 

Dec 20, 2016 05:43 PM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No.  There aren't any areas I'm not willing to go to.

Dec 20, 2016 05:42 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Tallahassee has the highest murder rate per capita of any city in Florida. including Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando.   Democrat mayor, Democrat city commissioners, the usual.  

     Those murders occur in just a few neighborhoods.   The rare occasions that I go into those areas, I am armed and ready.

Dec 20, 2016 04:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Not my town, no.

Dec 20, 2016 03:34 PM
Rainmaker
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Our town is pretty safe.  However, the first time meeting a new client needs precautions. Meeting them in a public location - better yet our office - where they can be introduced to several people helps with any potential issues in showing them property.

Dec 20, 2016 11:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Never been afraid but if I have a problem I may pack in the area.

 

Dec 20, 2016 11:45 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

DC proper has become so gentrified that there is almost no such thing as an uber-scary neighborhood anymore.  And there is a security camera every few feet.  It's safer, but every time you scratch your nose, lots of people will see it.

Dec 20, 2016 09:09 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not in the areas I generally service. But I am always vigilant!

Dec 20, 2016 08:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not at all

Dec 20, 2016 07:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I don't have any scary neighborhoods around here. 

Dec 20, 2016 07:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No. I navigate my areas in great confidence. One may say I am risk oblivious. After all, Sasquatch, my mobile security force, tends to intercept all threatening situations.

Dec 20, 2016 04:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Dec 20, 2016 04:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Nope!

Dec 20, 2016 04:16 AM