When I decided to go into the real estate sales business last year, I knew that my new career would include certain risks. A big interest-rate run-up could send sales tumbling, for example, or I could get sued if I screw up a deal. The thought that I could get killed, however, never crossed my mind–until I read about the recent murders of two different agents in separate parts of the country. As Inman News reported earlier this month, a suspect has already been arrested in the shooting of Garland Taylor, an Albuquerque Realtor who was found dead in a luxury home where he had held an open house earlier in the day. Just a few weeks earlier, the body of L.A.-area Realtor Julia Buchanan "Deede" Keller was found in San Diego, wrapped in a yellow blanket and stuffed inside the trunk of ...
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