Spring is here and HAR reminds members to always make safety your top priority during showings and open houses, especially at vacant listings. That means knowing your surroundings, using the buddy system and making sure a coworker, spouse, friend or relative knows where you are and that you have a charged cell phone in your possession that is turned on.

HAR has been informed of suspicious activity at vacant open houses that were held the weekends of March 18-19 and March 25-26 in the Humble/Atascocita subdivisions of The Groves, Eagle Springs and Summerwood.

Description as follows: “We have had someone show up stating he is an inspector, with no ID, business cards or signage on his vehicle.  He has attended four different vacant property open houses in our area.  He has been reported by a couple of REALTORS® as being tall, light complexion, Caucasian, black hair, with a very ‘creepy’ voice, drives a small silver/grayish SUV.”

Police are investigating. However, HAR is using this opportunity as a reminder to be vigilant at all times during your work as a REALTOR®. Safety first! ALWAYS!