When I was newly licensed I would get a call and run to meet whoever was on the other end at what ever location they were calling about. I remember being on phone duty once at my first brokerage and wrangling one of the other agents to cover for me so that I could go show a house on Pershing. I was so excited. I had never written a contract before and I knew this was going to be it. When got there, I jumped out the car and paced in front of the house waiting for the caller to show up. I knew her name but I didn’t get her number so I had no way of calling her back. In fact, I figured she would be there, but she wasn’t. I waited around about 15 minutes and she never showed up. So it ended up being a complete waste of time. One would think that I would have learned my lesson–but I repeated this scenario over and over. Lucky for me, being “stood up” was the worst that ever happened.
This past Sunday an agent was accosted with a gun, robbed and handcuffed to a pole in the basement when she was showing a home. I don’t have the whole story; all I know is what was posted in the link, but I know this could have easily been me.
I made a resolution earlier this year that I have broken at least twice already. It is a simple standard though.
Simply: When meeting someone for the first time, DO IT IN A PUBLIC PLACE.
This is the man that attacked the agent last weekend. His name is Mathew E. Wilson. The police considers him to be Armed and Dangerous. Evidently he no longer has the beard.
If anyone has any information please call Sergeant Walters at 636-949-3020