Recently, there has been a lot of coverage of various crimes committed against real estate professionals. Our jobs demand us to put ourselves in very vulnerable situations. We have to visit unknown or vacant properties on a daily basis. We have to meet with absolute strangers in these houses quite often. We're normally on call and can find ourselves at these properties with strangers at all hours. There have been quite a few attacks and even murders committed against real estate agents in the last few months. The victims were targeted for the reasons that I mentioned above. Beyond wanting to protect ourselves, we also want to protect our clients when we show them a house. I personally take every step I can to protect myself and my clients when visiting properties. This includes having a concealed weapons permit and trying to keep my firearm with me every time that I visit a questionable property. This post explains the ways and reasons that we attempt to be as careful as possible when it comes to showing properties for the safety of ourselves and our clients. Remember me if you're interested in buying or selling residential, commercial or investment real estate in Charleston, SC.