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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

No but I carry a husband.

Aug 26, 2015 05:24 AM
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The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

I doubt your insurance would go down, more likely to go up.

Dec 02, 2018 02:38 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Depends, some of our clients prohibit guns on the property.

Jun 09, 2018 10:20 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

No. I don't own a gun and when I start feeling like I need to carry one to do my real estate job I will probably retire.

Aug 26, 2015 12:01 PM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I am not a fun of gun use so would never carry a gun. If I feel uncomfortable in a given location, I don't go there. I have thought of carrying mace (which our association has offered to Realtors. 

Aug 26, 2015 08:02 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

If I were working with an agent who showed his gun, I'd find another agent..... where the heck are you listing property?? the ghetto?? no, to the question of carrying a gun....and no one on my team carries one....If I did, I'd be shooting a few other agents!!!!

Aug 26, 2015 06:21 AM
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Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

I follow the standard safety guidelines if I meet anyone alone. If I'm in a remote area, then yes, I carry. I know many Agents that do. It is best though to always follow the safety rules, and if you are uncomfortable, take a friend!

Aug 26, 2015 05:38 AM
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Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

No

Aug 26, 2015 05:18 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

 No, I do not pack a piece when meeting with clients.

However, when meeting folks without verified identification, I take Sasquatch, my burly security system with me.

When predators think female agents are packing weapons, that becomes a incentive to whack that agent on the head and walk away with real tools to help them in their nefarious work. This in essence increases their reward and an opportunity to more easily do away with the witness.

Big male agents don't have so much to be concerned about UNLESS they place on exhibition an opulent life style that is begging to be corrected.

Do I have weapons and know how to use them? Yes.

Aug 26, 2015 05:16 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No and no. But if I am alone I am prepared. I follow all the recommended safe practices (never enter a room ahead of the client, stay near the exit, have my phone on with Real Alert available for a quick touch, etc.). Plus I took a special class in extreme self-defense, designed for kids/elderly/anyone to block attacks. But my best practice is to have someone with me at all my showings and it's rare that I can't arrange that.

Aug 26, 2015 05:13 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

No. I don't own a gun and I don't want the responsibility of owning one.

Aug 16, 2016 02:38 AM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

No, but I probably should. LOL

Aug 28, 2015 11:26 AM
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Julia van Mook
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services - Pittsburgh, PA

You should only carry if you have trained thoroughly in the safety & handling of a firearm 

Aug 27, 2015 01:38 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Absolutely not. I don't put myself in dangerous situations. I'm not against pepper spray.

Aug 27, 2015 12:08 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I hope it doesn't come to the time when everyone carries a gun.  It's not great out their now, but it's getting to the point where, if a gun is within reach and the person has a temper, then there will be a problem.

Aug 26, 2015 12:56 PM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

If you do, just make sure to get the training, better safe then sorry is what I say.

Aug 26, 2015 10:26 AM
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

In our particular market, the only reason an agent would carry a firearm would be to protect themselves from a bear.  And you'd probably need something bigger than a handgun to do that!

Aug 26, 2015 07:50 AM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
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Check with your insurance company, local  realtor organization; ours require docs signed by Seller of home, etc... what a liability nightmare..!

Aug 26, 2015 07:33 AM
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

No as I'm afraid I would shoot myself in the foot . I say if you hear a gun then find a corner because billets can't turn corners 

Aug 26, 2015 06:40 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have not yet, but the world is so crazy now, thinking this will be needed by every REALTOR soon.

Aug 26, 2015 06:27 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Yes. Yes. Mine is concealed and so far in public life have onle had it out once and under the same circumstances I would do it again!

Aug 26, 2015 06:19 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The only time I carried a gun in Virginia was when I was doing VA appraisals. In today's world, it is not a bad practice if you have the training.

 

Aug 26, 2015 05:44 AM