Friday, April 26, 2013


After a bit of an absence due to an injury, we are gearing up to offer self-defense classes again. We currently have open enrollment, so please contact me to let me know you are interested in participating in a seminar. The seminar will be offered in late May/early June. I will post when the date has been set. The seminar is limited to 14 women, reserve your spot now. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Some down right frightening statistics from an excellent article "Words Cause Damage: The Use of Rape as a Slang Term" written by Mari Cohen a teen journalist for the high school newspaper The Communicator, dated Monday, January 9, 1012. To read the rest of this article, and I highly recommend it, click here.

"In the United States, approximately 16 percent of women and three percent of men have been victims of attempted or completed rape. Fifteen percent of sexual assault victims are under 12. Sexual assault victims are three times more likely to suffer from depression and four times more likely to contemplate suicide than non-victims.

Almost all rapists (94 percent) do not spend even a day in jail. On average for the past five years, 60 percent of sexual assaults are not reported to the police. Even when a rape is reported, there is only a 50.8 percent chance of an arrest being made, and 31 percent of those convicted of a felony for rape will not spend time in jail.

In addition, rape prevention efforts and the recognition of marital rape as a crime did not come about until fairly recently, contrary to what one might assume. The first legally incorporated rape crisis center was not established until 1972.

Every U.S. state had a marital rape exemption law, which stated that a husband raping his wife was not a crime, until 1975, when South Dakota became the first to remove it. The last state to remove this exemption, North Carolina, did not do so until 1992. Many countries today still do not view rape within marriage as a crime."


Hi everyone! We are still on for the Fight Like a Girl and Girls on Guard seminars on Sunday and there are a couple of spots left. Email or call to reserve your place.

Friday, December 16, 2011


Hello, hello! We are offering two seminars on Sunday, January 15th! Both the Girls on Guard and the Fight Like a Girl modules of the Women's Empowerment Series. You can sign up for one or both classes. Each class is limited to 12 women, so reserve your spot now.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Hi one and all! We are offering two seminars on Sunday, December 4th! Both the Girls on Guard and the Fight Like a Girl modules of the Women's Empowerment Series. You can sign up for one or both classes. Each class is limited to 12 women, so reserve your spot now.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Ever felt a little uncomfortable sitting in your client's vacant home all day waiting for strangers to stop by an take a tour? Follow the tips below for a safer open house.

-Have someone with you; a second Realtor, friend or loan officer
-Check all the rooms when you arrive
-Know the safe escape routes
-Unlock either the deadbolts or door locks which ever is harder to turn (if you are comfortable with unlocked doors you can unlock them all the way)
-Check to see if you can escape from the rear yard
-When the public arrives, jot down a description of the car and the people, take a picture on your phone and text the description to your office
-Check in with your office every hour
-Do not leave your purse, laptop, etc in the open
-You can call for police to do drive by while conducing the open house
-Place a sign at door stating "video surveillance is in use"

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Realtor Safety

A little warm up on the realtor safety tips we will be discussing during Friday's Fight Like a Girl seminar. This class is appropriate not only for Realtors but any woman who makes house calls: appraisers, loan officers, service/delivery people, accountants, interior designers...and the list goes on.

Realtors - are you aware of some of the danger signals, those times that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Pay attention to those feelings.

-When a new client refuses to meet you at the office first before visiting a property.
-The client will not fill out the guest registration form which includes making a copy of their license.
-The client insists you ride with them to the property.
-The client wants to visit only vacant properties and asks if you will be showing the property alone.
-The client insists you lead them through the house.

The above are watch out scenarios that your new client may have something other than buying a house as their primary intent.