A savvy female Pennsylvania real estate agent managed to avoid a horrific tragedy by following her instincts. When a potential client wanted to meet her at a model home but showed strange behavior and didn’t seem to interested in facts about the house (such as the price), she let her gut guide her and told the client he could go visit the property by himself. He returned to her office less than an hour later and insisted she come with him to see the property because he had found a water leak. Instead she asked a male colleague to go check on the property and when he entered the room the other man left abruptly.
The agent notified the police with a description of the man and authorities were able to match that to descriptions other agents had reported with similar circumstances. Upon searching the man’s car, police found duct tape, chains, a padlock, two handguns, and ammunition. Plus, written descriptions of how he planned to carry out his attack. He has since been sentenced to at least ten years in prison so luckily no one was harmed.
Go here to read the full story and please pass the message around about how important it is to take precautions while doing something as seemingly innocent as showing a home. If you have any tips you follow please share them in the comments so other agents can learn from them. There are several mobile phone apps that can show your location to people you choose as well as provide emergency alerts. Here are a few that we found, but please let us know of others we might have missed.
Note: The links to the above mobile apps are provided for your information only and not as an endorsement. MRIS is not affiliated with the companies responsible for any of the above applications.
Thanks to Inman News for the link to the original story.