Following several recently reported incidents of crimes against Realtors, the Houston Association of Realtors and the Houston Police Department have partnered to create, "Project: Sold on Safety," teaching Realtors basic safety practices to use in their business. Realtor security is a cause for concern because Realtors regularly show open houses and meet with clients alone whom they have little or no information about. One example of a potentially dangerous situation occurred last month, when a female Houston Association of Realtors member reported that a potential male client contacted her by phone and asked if she was single. He insisted the agent come alone to show him potential properties, but the Realtor reportedly went with her instincts and decided against meeting him. H...
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