Who Knew Real Estate Agents Needed to Own a Gun?


First there was the much publicized and tragic case of Sarah Anne Walker, The Real Estate agent who was murdered in Texas while doing an “open house. Now comes this story from Maine, “Vacationland”. A convicted rapists posing as a home buyer is trying to appeal his sentence. Who knew that being a Real Estate agent was such a high risk profession?

Oliver Hooper, who posed as a home buyer and then raped a 19 year old, is appealing his consecutive 50 to 100 year sentences.

Read the full story at The Real Estate Bloggers.

Posted September 26, 2006 by
Crime, Real Estate, Sex Offender | 8 comments

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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “Who Knew Real Estate Agents Needed to Own a Gun?”

    1. Maggie on September 26th, 2006 4:08 pm

      very sad state of things.

    2. Miss-Underestimated on September 26th, 2006 4:17 pm

      Why are all these creeps intergrated in society to begin with? History ususally shows that when they are caught it wasn’t the first time. Take the keys and lock em up.

    3. CD on September 26th, 2006 5:02 pm

      I took real estate classes this summer and my teacher told me it was very important to get my permit and carry. He didn’t want his agents to go out unprotected.

    4. Scared Monkeys on September 26th, 2006 5:21 pm

      Killing shows risks for agents … article

      In an industry that depends on one-on-one contact, sales agents know that they must be wary of the wrong kind of person.

      “If only we knew what an attacker looks like — that’s the problem,” said Sherryl Wesson, an office manager for Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors. “You have to be on guard all the time.”

    5. KELMAL on September 26th, 2006 6:52 pm

      WHAT A COUNTRY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6. Richard on September 26th, 2006 8:35 pm

      Something I didn’t understand in that article … it said the 19-year-old was raped in HER house. Was she the real estate agent showing the house, or the owner?

      In any case, I think it is absolutely necessary for any and all prospective home buyers to be cleared BEFORE they go into a home. It never used to be that way … but lots of things never used to be the way they are.

      In any case, real estate agents don’t want to waste their time on people who are just looking around at homes because they have nothing else to do … or because they might be looking for tips on how much to price their own home.

      But “walk-ins” ought not to be allowed. It’s a shame; I grew up in rural Connecticut, and nobody would ever raise a fuss about that. But the world of today isn’t the world back then (and cut the jokes, it wasn’t THAT long ago).

      Hey, I can even remember when the use of four-letter words in public was thought to say something about the character of the person who used them … and not something good.

    7. Linda on January 15th, 2008 6:53 pm

      You don’t know the whole story behind this. Maybe you should check it out. You have judged Oliver Hooper and you don’t know the whole story.Even police do things wrong and never caught or one police takes up for the other, even a judge will side with a police before he or she will side with anyone else. This is not always the right way to see things. Real Estate agents are no different than anyone else. Should we all carry guns?

    8. Another Linda on April 4th, 2008 6:43 pm

      The other Linda is right. Just because someone is convicted does not mean he is guilty.

      Why did they NOT find any DNA from Hooper, but DID find evidence that she had recently had sex with someone else.

      I only mention this because I’ve personally met so many blatant liars in high places since I moved to Maine.

      Don’t rush to judgement.

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