WFG News
March 4, 2015

13 tips on how to be a street-smart and safe real estate agent

I have been part of the real estate industry for many years, both in Canada and now in France, and I have many friends and family who are working or have worked in the industry. As an agent, I know we take risks in our daily work, and I was…
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WFG News
March 2, 2015

Less than half of agents say their broker has safety procedures

More than half of the nation’s Realtors say their brokerages don’t have safety procedures in place to help protect them from the dangers of meeting strangers in empty houses — or that if they do have such procedures, they don’t know what they are. That’s according to a survey by…
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WFG News
March 2, 2015

Safety app turns smartphone into security camera

The latest app aimed at protecting real estate agents in the field, “Agent.Watch,” turns your smartphone into a security camera. When a real estate agent activates the app from an iPhone or Android device, their smartphone begins capturing videos and photos. That media is uploaded in real time to the cloud where…
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WFG News
February 24, 2015

Foot fetishist sending real estate agents creepy text messages

A Beaverton, Oregon, real estate agent who contacted police after receiving a creepy text message demanding pictures of her feet appears to be just one victim of a foot fetishist who’s targeted agents in other states, KPTV Fox 12 reports. “This is not a joke,” read the message sent to…
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WFG News
February 12, 2015

Agent who survived brutal attack will tell her story Friday

ABC News’ “20/20″ will air the story Friday of San Antonio real estate agent Janice Tisdale, who barely escaped with her life four years ago after she was attacked by a client wielding a “tire thumper” in a $750,000 listing. Today, Tisdale gives monthly safety lectures to new agents at…
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WFG News
February 3, 2015

Female Realtors in another state barraged with suspicious calls

A man is persistently calling female real estate agents across Virginia asking them to show properties in remote places, at night or in areas they don’t generally cover, the Virginia Association of Realtors warned real estate agents Monday. The warning comes shortly after the Realtor association covering the San Antonio area of…
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WFG News
January 29, 2015

Agent safety apps leverage real estate community

NEW YORK — Let’s face it: Many real estate agents do not vet strangers before meeting them in homes for fear of losing a sale. But in the wake of the kidnapping and killing of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter, technology companies are coming up with mobile apps designed…
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