There have been several reports in the Decatur/Morgan County area of a male that is requesting showings from female agents.
The caller has contacted several agents requesting to see vacant properties and declines offers for male agents to show these properties. Attempts to call the phone number that is displayed on the caller ID will not accept incoming calls.
NALMLS has a REALTOR Safety section on the NALMLS homepage which has safety apps and safety videos for members. Please take advantage of these available resources.
Below are links provided by NAR on REALTOR Safety.
Realtor Safety Video- (HERE)
Realtor Safety Resources - (HERE)
Please use all safety precautions when making appointments/showing properties and STAY SAFE!
If you are a Primary or Secondary HAAR REALTOR® member, please read the following:
Voting for the Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS® 2016 Secretary Treasurer will be open from 9:00AM Friday, May 20, 2016 through 5:00PM Monday, May 23, 2016. Emails will go out starting Thursday, May 19. Paper ballots will be available during the Association's normal business hours on Friday and Monday. If you have not received your email by NOON on Friday, May 20, please contact Tammy Owen at 256.536.3334 #28.
Please be careful, as another questionable call came to a REALTOR today. Caller identified himself as an agent with an office in another county that does not exist. Asked to view a foreclosure, but left his lockbox key at his office. Guys, if call is suspicious, don't take chances.
A few members have reported that they have encountered a male who is actively emailing and/or calling female agents to meet him at a vacant property. A specific property address of: 1608 Woodview. The name displayed on the caller ID lives on the same street (according to tax records). It has been reported that this person does have a crimnal past and is pursuing agents in this area. This person has contacted agents at 2am-4am etc..
As always, please be alert, cautious and stay safe!