Safety seminars for real estate agents in Mississauga and Brampton are being led by Peel Police on May 17 and June 7.
Creating a safety plan is key “because of the nature of their work,” said Const. Rachel Gibbs.
Realtors often work alone, holding open houses and viewings for clients.
Brampton realtor Anna Powell posted a Facebook warning last March after a man, posing as a potential buyer, allegedly requested a late-night meeting at her office, asked her to drive to Caledon, then followed her in his van after she left work.
Complaints were filed with police, however, “it never resulted in any charges,” said Gibbs.
Nonetheless, as of Tuesday, Powell’s post has been shared nearly 11,000 times.
Topics covered at the workshop include personal and property protection, and distraction theft recognition.
Tuesday, May 17
Mississauga Real Estate Board
11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
3450 Ridgeway Dr., Unit 1
Phone 905-608-6732 ext. 27 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Tuesday, June 7
Brampton Real Estate Board
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
60 Gillingham Dr., Suite 401
Phone 905-791-9913 ext. 229 or e-mail email@example.com to register.