As president of the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors,Nathan Walldorf is setting his sights on creating a safety program for membersbecause they face threats when meeting strangers in empty locations, like the homes or apartments they show.
"We get called and asked to go open homes for complete strangers all the time," he said.
The 2014 murder of real estate agent Beverly Carter "rocked the real estate community," he said.
To recognize National Realtor Safety Month, GCAR is hosting two safety classes.
A self-defense class is scheduled for Sept. 23 from noon to 4 p.m.
A Safe Business = Smart Business seminar is set for Sept. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Both classes are being offered free to members of the association, and nonmembers are also invited to attend for a small fee.
She happened to be killed in September, which is Realtor Safety Month. And there are other storiesofattacks on real estate agents.
The National Association of Realtors commissioned the 2015 Member Safety Report, which ...