Statement from REIV Senior Vice President Leah Calnan regarding the Mildura tragedy

Date: 31 Oct 18

"While the Real Estate Institute of Victoria can’t comment on this case and the circumstances are tragic, we remind our members that your safety is the highest priority. Thankfully, in this case, the agent is reported to have escaped this horrific situation.
“If it doesn't feel right, trust your instincts: take your own vehicle to meetings with clients, ensure your colleagues know where you are and, if threatened, call for help. It is integral for agents to consider safety and awareness training as part of their annual training.
“The Victorian real estate industry will today be shocked and saddened at this devastating event and offer our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.”

The REIV encourages all members to familiarise themselves and their teams with this checklist: Safety Assessment for Real Estate Professionals

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