Florida State Senate Takes Steps to Protect Real Estate Agents

Tampa, FL –  In an encouraging step towards improving safety for realtors in the state of Florida, the Florida State Senate has passed a bill through a special committee to increase the punitive measures taken against criminals that target real estate agents.  Currently, crimes against realtors are commonly handled as 2nd degree misdemeanors.  The bill […]

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Real Estate Agents Taking Their Safety Seriously

Angie Flowers admits she’s had some “close calls” while working as a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services’ South Hills office. That’s why she was among 20 Realtors who attended three self-defense classes at Iron City Elite Strength & Conditioning in Castle Shannon last week. “It’s overdue. I’ve had some ‘interesting’ experiences […]

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Does your community have a Disaster Relief Plan?

With the increased number of natural weather disasters, it’s more important than ever to have an emergency response plan in place for your apartment community.  South Carolina recently experienced the sudden and surprising damage that can strike when they experienced flooding during Hurricane Joaquin.  There are also many other risks that must be prepared for […]

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FBI Study: Inside the Mind of a Serial Rapist

Fair warning, this article is grizzly, but the information is valuable for folks working in multifamily and the real estate industry, and in general. During the mid-80s, the FBI special agents assigned to The National Center of Violent Crime (NCAVC) conducted an extensive study of 41 men who combined, had raped 837 victims.  Below is […]

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RISK: Step by Step Breakdown of On-Site Safety Liability

What do multifamily owners and the great Achilles of Phthia have in common?  Both have a weak spot.  Based on 3rd party legal feedback from multiple legal teams specializing multifamily litigation, Premise Liability, specifically as it relates to on-site employees, is the biggest risk currently facing owners around the country. Almost all owners are well […]

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Crime Report: Another Property Manager Stabbed On-Site

It what has become a common occurrence, a young female property manager in Eugene Oregon was attacked and stabbed multiple times in the head by a resident wielding shards of a hookah.  Kirk James Withrow, resident of Stadium Park Apartments, was taken into custody by local authorities after the suspect was pinned down. The property […]

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Update: $10,000 Reward Offered for Arrest of Ocean City Rapist

Ocean Springs Police Chief Mark Dunston yesterday announced that the owners of The Dominion apartment community, Dawn Properties, Inc., are offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the man who raped one of their on-site employees.  A task force including the U.S. Marshals, FBI, and S. Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team […]

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Crime Report: Police Search is on After Rape in Leasing Office

A team member from The Dominion apartments in Ocean Springs, MS is in critical condition today after suffering a violent sexual assault this past Thursday.  According to police reports, the management worker was grabbed by the neck from behind, thrown to the floor before being sexually assaulted.  The suspect is still on the loose and […]

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