Realtor Self Defense- Are you an easy target?
As you may know, in addition to being active in the Martial Arts for 50 years, owning and operating a Karate School, teaching classes, and managing a C.O.B.R.A. Licensed training center; I also own a remodeling company in the Austin market.
REALTOR SELF DEFENSE – EVERY REALTOR HAS AN EXCUSE
In my capacity as a contractor I offer handy man, repair and “make ready” services. These services are often utilized by realtors trying to make closing deadlines.
I am constantly amazed that, no matter how many realtors get raped, robbed and killed on an annual basis. Realtors feel they have no need for any kind of safety training (or at least they don’t feel it’s worth the time and effort).
I have heard them say “oh, I’m ok, I went to a 2 hour seminar that gave me the basics”!!!!! REALLY??
And “I have 911 on speed dial” REALLY???
And “I have an LTC/CHL so I’m good”!!!!
The reality is ANY outside sales person that doesn’t realize they are in jeopardy is living in denial. They are targets, period.
I get google updates on a daily basis. It’s amazing how many realtors are attacked on an annual basis, think about it.
THINK SAFETY FIRST
Just the other day I got a call from a realtor that needed some window glass replaced. When I arrived there was an attractive young lady ALONE in an empty house waiting for me.
Keep in mind, she had never talked to me before, never seen me before, didn’t know me from Adam and she invited me into a house where we were the only 2 present. Furthermore, she closed the door behind us and the
first stop she took me to (NEVER ASKED FOR A BUSINESS CARD OR ANY ID) was a BEDROOM that had fogged windows!!
DON’T BE A VICTIM
This is dangerous. Whether it’s from my school (we have Realtor Specific training that deals with the special circumstances that realtors face) a COBRA affiliate in another area or through another training agency GET SOME SELF DEFENSE TRAINING.
I’m not talking about years of Martial Arts, someone who is motivated can absolutely learn the basics in a 15-30 hour program but having 911 on speed dial (average response time is 10+ minutes) or a gun in your purse (ANY assailant can disarm and rape/rob you LONG BEFORE YOU CAN GET OUT A GUN) are both worthless once you allow some one the get withing 2 steps of you.
Get some self defense training; it’s REAL LIFE INSURANCE!