An alert sent out by the St. Paul Area Association of Realtors:
Recently, a seller in the Twin Cities was approached by a man posing as an agent, asking to preview her home. She allowed him into her home and was assaulted and raped.
We urge you to consider your safety and the safety of your clients during every transaction.
Let your clients know that they should never allow a stranger into their home without having made prior arrangements.
Also remind your clients that you will contact them directly to confirm a time for another agent to preview or show the home.
We cannot stress enough how important safety is. There have been increased crime activity related to open houses, etc. These crimes can be prevented or avoided with the right safety precautions.
Read some safety tips on Bonnie Erickson’s blog.