HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The slaying of a realtor in Arkansas has real estate agencies across the nation thinking about safety. Police arrested 33-year-old Arron Lewis, a parolee, and charged him with capital murder in the death of 49-year-old Beverly Carter.
Carter’s body was found in a shallow grave Monday days after she disappeared while showing a home.
A Huntsville realtor is taking action to help others in her field protect themselves.
Diane Hasley of Capstone Realty organized a free class for all realtors to attend.
She says Carter’s murder should serve as a wake-up call to all realtors about the dangers associated with their jobs.
Hasley says the danger is not limited to female realtors. She constantly worries about her two sons who work in the real estate industry.
Hasley says she wants to share information about the new tools and technology available to real estate agents, many of which are free.
The presentation will be at 10:00 a.m. at Capstone Realty located at the Village of Providence in Huntsville.
The office is on the third floor above Brickhouse Sports Bar.
Hasley will go over new protocol for meeting customers who are strangers, safety tips for showing properties, conducting an open house and what to do in the event of an attack.
There is no charge to attend the class.