This past weekend, an agent in my local market was holding a new construction home open when two men arrived, said they worked for the builder and were there to pick up materials. As they loaded their truck, she became suspicious and called the police, who arrested the men for theft. That agent should count herself lucky, because she was alone in a vacant house with criminals who turned out to be mere thieves and not murderers or rapists. The news is filled with unfortunate stories about our industry colleagues being attacked, beaten, raped and killed. Even beyond the news, many of us recall instances where we felt uncomfortable or in some sort of danger with a new prospect. Those incidents don’t make the news, but there is a common thread we need to address: In almost every eve...
May 20, 2014 by Inman