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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Many years ago I wrote a post citing a NAR(not NRA) story about an agent carrying firearms.  I remember a comment on that post that stated some agents can't be trusted with a lockbox key...  I think of that post and that comment on occasion.  And once again...  

Aug 05, 2019 12:14 PM
Rainmaker
696,762
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

THAT is how you do it!

When crooks FINALLY figure out that being crooks is less profitable than it is hazardous to their health . . . that's a deterrent.

Aug 05, 2019 12:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

So Candice A. Donofrio was up in CO doing business Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 

Aug 05, 2019 02:06 PM
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671,169
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Brave? Certainly fortunate that she did not end up in a very bad way.

Aug 05, 2019 01:45 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Rogers, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I read the article.  In my former profession all I can say is: tow the body, one to the head.  I'llleave it at that

Aug 05, 2019 04:00 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

Kudos to that agent! She was prepared and it probably saved her life. 

Aug 05, 2019 01:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

She needs more practice. 

Aug 05, 2019 12:50 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Now that is my kind of woman! This story is also a perfect example of why I choose not to do open houses.

Aug 05, 2019 12:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

So you really don't bring a knife to a gun fight.

Aug 06, 2019 03:40 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! she is a brave agent, glad she was okay. 

Aug 05, 2019 08:39 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I had not heard this story until now. Glad she is ok and I hope they find this guy.

Aug 05, 2019 07:08 PM
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365,088
Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Good for her.  That's why open house can be dangerous.  Here in my area, what I heard most often is theft.  A few keep the agent busy with questions and the rest rob the house.

Aug 05, 2019 03:09 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Yep, shoot 'em up.

Aug 05, 2019 03:05 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I saw that today too.  Sad how they won't approve any of my comments on that article or the one about the fire listing photo.  And they were complimentary to everyone too.

Aug 05, 2019 02:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Wanda,

Yes, I read it now. 

Aug 05, 2019 12:55 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

Never bring a knife to a gunfight, may have been a lesson I could have shared in the previous question.

Aug 05, 2019 12:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

NJ is not an open carry state like Colorado, and we do not possess firearms.  Pepper spray is another story.

Aug 05, 2019 12:27 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Never do open houses along - never. And yes, being prepared to defend oneself is important.  My first year in the business an agent was brutally mudered while showing a home - at an open. I never forgot that and we all knew parnering up was the best way to prevent horrific situations. If I evern had an ingling something was 'off' about someone, I PAID ATTENTION and probably kept myself out of harms way a few times.

Aug 06, 2019 09:59 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

The outcome could have played out differently ... glad this one ended with her returning to her family. 

Aug 06, 2019 09:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I heard about it... bet that little turd fled looking for a toilet because he done messed in his pants (and with the wrong Realtor!).

Aug 06, 2019 05:08 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

Good for her. As agents we're sometimes in risky positions. I hope that guy learned a lesson and never attempts to rob someone again. 

Aug 06, 2019 04:39 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Hopefully the knife weilding person shows up at ER needing a bullet removed.

Aug 05, 2019 07:39 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Not sure shooting someone in that case would qualify as "equal threat."  Give him your shit and call the police.  

Aug 05, 2019 04:26 PM
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Ken Jones
Ken Jones Real Estate Advisor - Toms River, NJ
Real Estate Training & Coaching

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!!!

This why all agents should carry a firearm at all times.

Aug 05, 2019 01:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

She’s a lucky lady that she wasn’t seriously hurt.

Aug 06, 2019 05:28 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'd say she needs more practice at the range.  I'm not going to "not know if I hit the man or not"

Aug 07, 2019 11:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Love it!

Aug 06, 2019 04:50 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

What a story. 

Gosh, I don't know, how I'd react. 

Good, we sell condos.

Aug 17, 2019 09:28 AM
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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

Yes, sad to see this in our market.

Aug 16, 2019 03:29 PM