The world we live in is dangerous. Crime is on the rise and homelessness is at an all time high. Many people desperate to find housing have resorted to squatting in vacant homes. Criminals also often search for homes with "For Sale Signs" as a means of theft or assault.
Although all jobs have an inherent risks associated with them, Realtors face many dangers on a daily basis. In fact, The Dept of Labor considers real estate sales and leasing a "hazardous occupations."
Below are some of of the risks Realtors continually face:
You Often Work Alone
Commute to Homes Alone
Roadside Breakdowns - Unprepared
Show House at Night
Meet New People Frequently
Personal Property Stolen from Purses and Bags
Work in Neighborhoods Not Familiar With
Risks form Vandalism, Robbery and Assault
Also, many criminals target Realtors and Brokers in pricier neighborhoods due to perceived misconception of less risk.