Realtors have many open houses per month. The weekends are sprinkled with corner signs advertising open houses. It’s a great opportunity to show off homes and allow potential buyers a preview, but you hardly ever consider the dangers of allowing strangers into your space. Last weekend a Wenatchee realtor was assaulted at an open house. Thankfully she was not harmed and made wise decisions to protect herself. This is a a great time to review the safety guidelines realtors should follow when exposing themselves to unfamiliar people and environments. Take a look at these Open House Safety Tips from the National Association of REALTORS®.
“A real estate agent was assaulted during an open house Sunday afternoon at a home for sale in the 700 block of Cascade Street in Wenatchee. Police Sgt. John Kruse said the local woman called police after incident about 1:30pm. Kruse said she told authorities a husband and wife had toured the home together but the suspect returned alone and asked to see the home’s basement. Kruse says the intoxicated man allegedly tried to grab the female real estate agent. Officers contacted the man who claimed they were just having a “consensual hug”. Kruse says the woman was not injured.”