Self Defense Tips Real Estate Agent Should Know. In the course of our job, especially in real estate, we have the possibility of being confronted with the threat of physical attack on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the majority of us are typically armed with little to no self-defense awareness. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors, 40% of the respondents reported that they had experienced a situation that made them fear for their personal safety or safety of their personal information while on the job.
In this write-up, we have summarized just some of the powerful self-defense tips Chris shares with us during his 70-minute podcast interview. To hear Chris’ full podcast interview, you can listen to the entire podcast in iTunes by clicking here or you can listen using the player above.
Many of us have an idea of what we would do if faced with an attacker. You might be surprised to hear that many of the things you thought you could do to protect yourself will not work. A common myth that Chris debunks is that you will be able to hurt your assailant if you punched him in the face since you have a sharp wedding ring on your ring finger. Unfortunately Chris explains, trying to land a small sharp object in one spot on the face with the required necessary force is extremely hard to do.
Chris recommends turning your ring inward. This way, when you grab your assailant by the hair with one hand, and run the palm of your hand down their face from their forehead to their jaw with the other, your ring will become a much stronger weapon