Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI, #11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World (Century 21 Town and Country)

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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Never meet a stranger at a remote listing.  Be armed and ready.  Keep a 360 degree view at all times.

Aug 31, 2017 09:20 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Safety first, everything else is secondary. Eons ago I taught safety tips to middle school kids who were many 'latch key' kids.

Eons ago I taught safety tips to middle school kids who were many 'latch key' kids. I still teach the same tips to real estate agents in pre-license and CE classes.

Aug 31, 2017 07:56 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I saw some Facebook posts on her disappearance but nothing in recent days. Hoping for her safety.  

Personally, it's more about awareness -- and I realize that may not be enough. Our office has had personal safety experts speak to us over the years.  

Aug 31, 2017 07:45 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I really do practice personal safety.  I did this before becomming involved in real estate.  We simply cannot be too careful.

Aug 31, 2017 07:31 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


The story you shared is vague without reference to the source.  It may or may not have anything to do with real estate.  However, it is important to think of one's safety regardless of your position or job in life.  A

Aug 31, 2017 06:38 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I have implemented different scenarios in the offices I managed over the years. It is a difficult subject that some choose to ignore!

Aug 31, 2017 06:25 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'd like to read the story.... 

Aug 31, 2017 06:20 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Might be good to have location tracking enabled on your phone that someone can monitor.

Sep 01, 2017 06:44 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Fred Griffin nailed this one!

Sep 01, 2017 03:27 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have practices in place and do not rush out to show property. We meet at the office, get to know each other, I check them out and they check me out. I have other safety measurs in place, too.

Aug 31, 2017 08:35 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Nancy Robinson Ranked #111 by Real Trends/Wall Street Journal I have seen this on social media. Personally, I do not meet strangers at a empty house by myself. Recently started having them pre qualified before meeting at all in the field.  It's so easy to get caught up with a busy schedule and let our guard down. I try to be as careful as possible. 

Aug 31, 2017 07:48 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

It is so sad that this case has gotten lost in the other Texas disaster going on now. I agree, we should always be aware of our surroundings and meeting strangers alone is not worth any amount of 'hopeful' commission.

Aug 31, 2017 04:37 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've never done silly things like meeting strangers alone at a home. And I'm always very aware of my surroundings and always lock a door behind me when in a home I'm showing. I never park in a driveway where I can be blocked in. I don't do open houses. It really doesn't take much to maintain a level of safety and in 25 years have never come close to an uncomfortable situation.

Aug 31, 2017 10:18 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nancy Robinson Ranked #111 by Real Trends/Wall Street Journal Agent awareness and vigilance needed more today then ever.

Aug 31, 2017 10:02 AM
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

Nancy Robinson Ranked #111 by Real Trends/Wall Street Journal I'm unfamiliar with the situation you're referring to.

Aug 31, 2017 07:14 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I think most agents use common sense when it comes to safety.

Aug 31, 2017 06:55 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The information is too sketchy to know what to say. You should include a link to the story.

Aug 31, 2017 06:17 AM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Always know and document who you are meeting

First meeting is always public never at a house unless you already have confirmed identity.

Plus I never show houses without a Buyer Agent agreement so documented

Sep 27, 2018 06:02 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Never go alone for showings with strangers. 

I meet them in the office.

Sep 01, 2018 07:35 AM
Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

Crystals Ex- Husband admitted to killing her...... So Sad and tragic.

Sep 13, 2017 07:14 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It is sad this happened as Harvey hit, and got shuffled under the rug.  Have not heard anything about her, hope they found her and she is safe.

Sep 03, 2017 12:22 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

So tragic, and we see agents taking risks everyday, they need to go beyond making these safety measures a suggestion and make an office meeting and buyers agency agreement a requirement before a home is shown.

Sep 02, 2017 10:01 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

My wits, my training and my group of friends (Smith & Wesson, Heckler & Koch, Sig Sauer...)

Sep 01, 2017 09:14 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I'm on guard whenever in public, being raised by a police officer will do that to you.

Sep 01, 2017 07:21 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Personal safety should always be a priority. Sadly, many take unnecessary risks.

Sep 01, 2017 06:49 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nancy Robinson Ranked #111 by Real Trends/Wall Street Journal - a great answer and link to his post from Kenneth J. Jones, Director.

Aug 31, 2017 09:57 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I think everyone has reason to worry!

Aug 31, 2017 08:43 PM
d.Diane Sanders
Sanders Family Real Estate - Houston, TX
d. Diane Sanders

I talk with potential buyer/tenant, ask their name and where they currenlty live.  Then, I ask them to text me their drivers license before scheduling an appt.  If it matches, I usually go.  If not, or if they refuse to text it, I don't go.  If I still feel uneasy upon going, I ask my son/husand to go with me.


Aug 31, 2017 06:02 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you.

Aug 31, 2017 05:57 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Time to go back to the letting people know where you are going to and having at least pepper spray with you.


Aug 31, 2017 03:53 PM