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Keep safety first in real estate work

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The Internet is an interesting place. We can be anyone we want to be, and so can the people we meet online. About a year ago I met with a prospective buyer who found me on the Internet and he turned out to be more than a little scary. He wasn't at all interested in buying real estate. He wanted to meet me because of something that he found on the Internet about me. We met in a coffee shop where I often meet with clients and write contracts. I ended the meeting but he didn't want to leave, and even after he did he sat in the parking lot in his car watching the coffee shop. I left about 10 minutes after his car left the lot. He was seriously creepy and maybe a little crazy. Most of the people I meet through the Internet are wonderful. It is like we have known each other for years the first time that we meet. I couldn't ask for better clients and friends. There are some crazy people on the Internet, too. Having a Web presence like mine is a bit like standing in a well-lit room ...