6 Crimes Committed Against Real Estate Agents and How to Stay Safe


Vivian Martin, the owner of Essence Realty, was found dead in a listed home engulfed in flames in Youngstown, Ohio. The real estate agent, a colon cancer survivor who was battling liver cancer at the time, was robbed of $56 and strangled by men claiming to be home buyers.

40-year-old Sarah Anne Walker was hosting an open house at a model home in McKinney, Texas, when she was stabbed 27 times by a felon out on parole. Her alleged killer was later arrested.

The body of Brenda Wilburn was found bound inside the closet at her home in Pulaski, Tenn. The real estate agent was allegedly murdered and robbed by Robert Wayne Garner, who will stand trial on August 8.

71-year-old Ann Nelson was robbed, strangled and beaten with a fireplace poker in 2008 while showing a home to a man she believed was a prospective home buyer.

An Orange County real estate agent was raped and bludgeoned by a man masquerading as a prospective home buyer. The man raped the agent after finding her photo online. The agent was able to survive the brutal attack by alleged assailantShawn David Yates after pretending to be dead.

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