HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ~ URGENT SAFETY ALERT!
I just logged into my HAR account and this alert popped up. It is so important for all of us in this business to be extremely diligent and aware. These are desperate times that are creating desperation in so many resulting in unfortunate incidences.
Be safe out there and please use your best judgment. If you feel strange about anything, trust your gut and get yourself out of harms way.
Here is the safety alert that we received this morning:
Urgent Safety Alert for REALTORS®
This past weekend, two of our REALTOR® members from large, well-known firms were held up at gunpoint in the Lakeview Forest subdivision near Briar Forest and Kirkwood in West Houston. The buyer’s agent was helping the listing agent from another firm to remove some items from a home that is scheduled to close at the end of the month. While the buyer’s agent was in the house and his son was on the roof removing the satellite dish, the listing agent was approached by an armed man in the driveway who ended up robbing both the buyer’s agent and listing agent. The robber then put his gun to the listing agent’s head, put her in a choke hold and instructed the buyer’s agent to back her truck down the driveway so he could use it as a getaway vehicle. Fortunately, no one was physically harmed more seriously during the attack.
HAR has consistently issued warnings and safety reminders, so we wanted to make sure to share this with all of our members so that you may take whatever precautions are necessary to ensure that you, your clients and your family members are safe. If you see something suspicious, please leave the area and contact your local law enforcement officials immediately.