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Realtors urged to take safety beyond their smartphones

Apps are nice, but not the only option
Brena Swanson
When in danger, most people turn to this one device to stay safe. The only problem is that it can easily be turned into a weapon against you. So how much are you relying on your cell phone for safety when showing houses?
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Here are the top 20 for-sale-by-owner markets

Realtors? They don’t need ‘em
Ben Lane
Some of the nation’s most expensive markets are also the ones where homeowners are choosing to eschew the traditional methods of real estate and sell their homes without the help of a Realtor, real estate agent or broker.
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Question to Realtors: Do you have what it takes to pull the trigger?

That's meant both figuratively and literally
Trey Garrison
Dear real estate agents: You can't delegate one of the most basic functions of your life, and you really shouldn't halfway it either. Self-defense isn't something to just dabble in.
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Armed Realtor freezes during sexual assault

But she is not giving up the fight
Brena Swanson
A real estate agent from the suburbs of Phoenix was attacked and groped during an open house on March 12 after the suspect walked in and claimed to be a prospective homebuyer. Now she is fighting back to make sure it doesn't happen to anyone else.
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Realtor's client murdered during home showing

Gunman walks into home during showing
Brena Swanson
A gunman walked into a home and opened fire while a real estate agent was showing a home to a married couple, killing the husband. This tragic event is not the first attack on real estate agents but continues to remind agents that they must take care and precautions to protect themselves.
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This is why it's a great time to be a real estate agent

But how long will it last?
Brena Swanson
The housing crisis put a significant dent in the number of registered real estate agents, leaving the ones who stuck around a good-looking paycheck.
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Internet search volume reveals housing demand

Cleveland Fed researchers see searches tracking market metrics
Trey Garrison
A new study of Internet search terms related to housing reveals some surprising facts about housing demand. Here's what they found.
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New risk in being a real estate agent

Fickle buyers, unforeseen structural risks, financing
Brena Swanson
There is a high risk for real estate agents that they put in long hours of upfront work to never see any financial rewards if the buyer backs out. And now there is a new deal breaker going around for borrowers, causing them to be weary of buying a home.
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Serial stalker of Realtors settles in San Antonio

Agent creepers getting more active nationally
Trey Garrison
A serial stalker of Realtors has moved to San Antonio and is creeping on real estate agents. But it doesn't end there. Realtors in Massachusetts and Virginia are also being asked to go on high alert, with similar suspicious phone callers targeting agents.
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Maryland woman sent to prison for stealing from open houses

Searched for expensive houses and posed as buyer
Ben Lane
According to local authorities, Sally Spaisman, 58, would search the Internet for expensive homes that were on the market, show up at the open houses pretending to be a buyer and use her free reign of the house to steal expensive jewelry from the owners.
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