Columbus Ohio real estate

When do we start getting the "Hazard Pay"

A 74 year old man taking pictures of a house on the north side of Columbus "for a real estate company" was shot yesterday.

Channel 4 News Story   "Man, 74, Shot During Attempted Robbery,  Three Men Interviewed, Released"

newspaperI heard about it as breaking news at 6:00 yesterday (it happened at 1:30 PM.) I wanted to blog about it then but resisted the urge... who do I think I am Brenda Star?  Lois Lane?  I can't find the story in this morning's Columbus Dispatch.

Immediately I wondered if he was a a REALTOR®?  They said his name on the 6:00 news, Wesley Walker, so I looked at the CBR membership roster.  We have a lotta "Walkers"  but unless he is listed with another first name and W. as his middle name, he is not on the roster. An  MLS photographer? An appraiser?  A licensed agent who is not a board member taking photos for a BPO?  

He was someone trying to do his job.  Mr. Walker was in critical condition but upgraded to serious, according to the Channel 4 TV news story. 

Recently, two inspectors were in a Columbus home doing what inspectors do... when men entered the house to rob them.  PremierProperty Inspections, Active Rainer Michael Jenning's company:  

"Proudly inspecting home throughout Ohio. Members of the Columbus Board of Realtors.

Uniformed inspectors. Two inspectors at all inspections. Reports delivered to your e-mail before inspectors leave the property. Let our experience, professionalism and easy to read reports work for you. Covering all of Ohio."

One of the inspectors is a former OSU football player...big fella. I believe the robbers had guns... hey Toby Boyce wrote about it  on Active Rain! Robbery of home inspectors while in the line of duty... 

We have Crime Alerts on our MLS.  There are notices about homes being broken into for copper pipes recently.  Sometimes there are alerts about people seeking drugs at open houses. 

When does the real estate industry start making hazard pay?

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Comment balloon 15 commentsMaureen McCabe • December 12 2006 06:26AM
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