This story was brought to my attention by theÂ San Antonio Board of Realtors.
This past weekend, two of our REALTORÂ® members from large, well-known firms were held up at gunpoint in the Lakeview Forest subdivision near Briar Forest and Kirkwood in West Houston. Â The buyerâ€™s agent was helping the listing agent from another firm to remove some items from a home that is scheduled to close at the end of the month. Â
While the buyerâ€™s agent was in the house and his son was on the roof removing the satellite dish, the listing agent was approached by an armed man in the driveway who ended up robbing both the buyerâ€™s agent and listing agent. The robber then put his gun to the listing agentâ€™s head, put her in a choke hold and instructed the buyerâ€™sÂ agent to back her truck down the driveway so he could use it as a getaway vehicle. Â Fortunately, no one wasÂ physically harmed more seriously during the attack.
The Houston Association of Realtors has consistently issued warnings and safety reminders, so we wanted to make sure to share this with all of our members so that you may take whatever precautions are necessary to ensure that you, your clients and your family members are safe. Â If you see something suspicious, please leave the area andÂ contact your local law enforcement officials immediately.
*This incident could have easily happened in San Antonio, as well.
Randy A. Pereira
ULTIMA Real Estate