Real Estate Agent Safety
What is the Truth About Real Estate Agent Self-Defense?
“The nature of the real estate business can put real estate agents at risk because we meet with complete strangers in isolated properties.
There are always a few homicides each year among agents, but in the past years, real estate homicides are rising sharply.”
Barbara Corcoran, Shark Tank
Real Estate Agents are Attractive Targets
Crime by Appointment
Successful agents are high profile. They look like “money.” Money attracts bad guys.
As a recent high profile real estate agent murderer was being escorted to a squad car in handcuffs he was asked, “Why did you choose her?” His answer was, “She was a rich broker and alone.”
A bad guy is looking for a soft target. That could be the agent who has shown properties for decades without incident. The bad guy has a plan and it involves either, property, assault, or perversion. We teach you how to prevent that moment in our Real Estate Agent Self-Defense class.
Attacks Are on the Rise
So many real estate agents are attacked is because their job requires them to be alone with random strangers.
Unlike other jobs that include working with coworkers, most real estate agents work alone.
They also make appointments to show properties and advertise when they will be at open houses.
Self-Defense for Real Estate Agents is more important than ever because modern technology allows bad guys to pose as a good guy until the moment arrives to attack.
Our Real Estate Self-Defense classes prevent that from ever happening.
John Graden has written many articles on real estate agent safety for RealtorMag
What is the COBRA Real Estate Agent Self-Defense Program?
The COBRA Real Estate Self-Defense program is designed specifically for real estate agents. Agents come in all shapes and sizes. Our program is NOT martial arts based. It is strategic prevention. Not kicking and punching.
With our law enforcement experience, we know that criminals want the easiest path to get you alone.
Our job is to teach you how to present yourself as a difficult target rather than a soft target.
Most real estate safety programs are 95% focused on what to do if you are attacked.
We are the opposite. We spend 95% of the time showing you how to avoid ever being in that situation.
“Every real estate agent needs to take this course. I’m surprised at how little I knew about self-defense. It’s like everything I’ve learned was wrong.”
Diana Davis, Charles Rutenberg Realty
“I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I thought because I have a gun, I was safe. This has been a real eye opener for me. Great course.
Jessica Bowen, Charles Rutenberg Realty