SoCal Agent raped & beaten.

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Real Estate Agent with 1st Action Real Estate

Corona man suspected of raping, stabbing real estate agent

Corona Police arrested a 33-year-old Corona man Friday night on suspicion of raping and stabbing a real estate agent.

Police said Shawn David Yates arranged a meeting with the agent acting like a prospective buyer. When the agent showed up to the home on Silvestre Court, Yates took the woman by knifepoint into the home, police said.

Yates raped the agent then began stabbing her with a knife, police said. The woman fought back and was able to get away and run to a neighboring home where police were called.

The woman was taken to a hospital with multiple stab wounds.

Yates was booked on suspicion of rape and attempted murder.

-Rocky Salmon
rsalmon@PE.com

Posted by PE.com at 11:40 AM, March 08

Source - The Press Enterprise

Please, please, please, all of you be extra careful. This sort of ting happens too often and it is so preventable.  Please, if you don't know the prospect, go with another agent, meet at the office, whatever it takes. The market is tough enough - no use making it any worse.

Gene Wunderlich - Selling Southwest California Homes including Temecula, Murrieta and the Southern California Wine Country.

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Rainmaker
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Randy Prothero
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I have not heard of any such attacks in our area, but agents always need to be on their guard.
March 09, 2008 12:42 AM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Saunchez
Realtor, San Bernardino
Summit Realty Group

There are too many of these awful stories and ALL of us need to take precautions.

The first rule which we should never violate is to always have prospects pre-approved. This serves a number of purposes; such as save is time providing taxi serve to unqualified buyers but even more important is the fact that we have a potential reference check for this person.

People who are up to no good will not want so many eyes on them. Apply this with all our safety rules and we may all have better days.

Oh and always let someone know where you are at all times.

March 09, 2008 02:47 PM
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Mike Jones
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Gene, 

Safety is absolutely number one for us here in Southern Arizona.  Thanks for a useful post!

Mike in Tucson

March 10, 2008 12:24 PM
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Gene- This is why I tell women agents to not go alone to any vacant house or to meet a man at any house where they will be alone. I am sorry if that sounds sexist. But it is for their own safety! 
March 10, 2008 08:50 PM
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John Walters
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The women in real estate really need to watch themselves.  They are vulnerable and need to bring someone with them.
March 10, 2008 09:27 PM
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