According to the following North Carolina Association of REALTORS Insight magazine article, Forbes magazine ranked "sales and related occupations" the third most dangerous profession for women and the seventh most dangerous profession for men.
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"If you're meeting someone for the first time, bring them to your office, introduce them to your receptionist, then get a copy of their (driver) license," said McPherson. "Just tell your client, 'I'd like to go ahead and get your contact information, so I'll have a copy at closing and won't have to worry about it.'"
"When REALTORS get a listing appointment or potential buyer, they run out of the office with no regard for their safety," said McPherson. "Always, always tell someone where you are going first."
"Always trust your gut," he said. "If your intuition says get out of there, it meant 10 minutes ago. Just be safe. You are worth more to your families than you think you are."
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