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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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You don't know, do you?

Goddess bless the great state of Arizona!

Mar 15, 2019 05:51 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Wow - no telling what would have happened IF they did not have guns on them.  

Mar 15, 2019 04:22 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

You bet your sweet bippy! 

Mar 15, 2019 10:13 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

The world is going whacky. I don't carry but maybe I should. Best bet is to carry a small container of pepper spray

Mar 16, 2019 04:15 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

More and more agents are Conceal & Carry now ... better to be Safe than Sorry

Mar 15, 2019 06:26 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I had not seen this...it is a jungle out there! If the house was broken into as the article states, what puzzles me is why they did not request a police officer to be present to file a report. He would have been able to deal with the intruder as well so the agents did not have to put themselves in jeopardy.

Mar 15, 2019 07:33 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I haven't heard about it. It's always smart to meet at an office then others also see who you are dealing with, when you don't know them.

Mar 15, 2019 05:34 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Why are people in our industry constantly putting themselves at risk?  Call the police and let THEM be the first point of contact with this nut job. 

The problem with stories like this is that it allows people to think that guns are a solution and make them bigger than life, therefore, putting themselves in stupid situations with a false sense of security.   I'm not anti-gun at all either.  I'm just anti-stupidity.  

As for if I would carry a gun?  Only if I was trained, stress trained, to use it when necessary.  I'm not sure I would be able to pull the trigger which is why I don't carry one.  No sense bringing a gun into a situaiton if I am unsure I'd actually fire it.  

Mar 16, 2019 07:15 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Far too much of this type of thing happening.

Mar 15, 2019 06:58 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I hadn't heard about this. Scary stuff.

Mar 15, 2019 05:06 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I had not heard of this specific event. I don't see anything wrong with real estate professionals being armed, as long as they know how to use!

Mar 16, 2019 02:54 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

More and more realtors do carry.  I personally do not but practice safety when showing homes.

Mar 15, 2019 09:00 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I experienced strange incidents, for those reasons I interview clients carefully and rarely hold open houses.

Mar 15, 2019 08:41 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Everybody needs to be alert and have personal safety as a priority.

Mar 15, 2019 05:39 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I do carry a gun and damn right I'd shoot an attacker Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I wouldn't shoot to kill but I guarantee you I'd empty the chamber at non-vital areas below the belt and then consider reloading.

Those two agents showed far more restraint then I would have. He never would have punched me.

Mar 16, 2019 01:57 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

They should offer the Gun Permit License to you when you go for your Real Estate License. There are sickos out there who target woman Agents & if you hear all these stories you'd feel like it's Open Season on Agents. 

Me personally, I'm built like a bear. I have absolutely no fear. I show homes to all our call-ins so my wife doesn't have to do it. 

Mar 16, 2019 08:24 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Wanda,

Why did they not call the police prior to visiting the home?  That is what I would have done.  What did the agent feel the need to be there without the police?  A

Mar 16, 2019 06:57 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I did see this story very scary.  We have open carry in Texas; however, I still carry concealed.  If I were to enter a home as described in this article I would have done so with gun in hand.

Mar 16, 2019 05:42 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I would have no compunction about carrying a gun if it meant saving my life or someone else's.

Mar 16, 2019 04:48 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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No one ever knows when I'm packing.  One thing for sure I won't hesitate

Mar 16, 2019 02:59 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I don't like to hear this kind of stories......sad.

Mar 16, 2019 08:42 AM
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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 would not. A knock on the head means someone else has my gun. There is NO SUBSTITUTE for not going alone.  There is no level of personal protection that saves an agent from STUPID.

But, Sasquatch makes for an excellent armed guard.

Mar 16, 2019 05:19 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Yes and shoot every week.

Mar 16, 2019 04:36 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I did not hear of this.  Very rarely do I not carry when legally allowed to.

Mar 16, 2019 01:56 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Carrying a gun is one thing and knowing how and when to use it another...The law is harsh when it comes to taking a life. I would do whatever it took at that time as necessary...I pray I am delivered from evil

Mar 16, 2019 05:58 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Everyone must do as they see fit.

Mar 16, 2019 05:49 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

I own a bunch of guns but if i had to carry one of them for protection i would move to some place safe like where i live now. Life is too short.

Mar 16, 2019 05:47 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do carry.   I am very proficient and yes I could shot someone to save my life or others

Mar 16, 2019 07:53 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 Some municipalities require you to have your bullets separated from your gun while in the car. This might be a problem in an emergency...

Mar 16, 2019 05:01 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I loved the story. All another reason to keep current on your target practice.

Mar 16, 2019 03:50 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I do not own guns.

Mar 16, 2019 03:33 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Carry or not, that situation could have turned out badly.

Mar 16, 2019 12:46 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

You just never know about people you do not know so yes.

 

Mar 18, 2019 03:24 PM