Slain realtor’s son speaks to Fort Wayne realtors


OF HOW HIS MOM WAS KILLED ON THE JOB. NEWSCHANNEL 15’S KAITOR KPOSOWA IS UNCOVERING HOW REALTORS CAN STAY SAFE AS THE SPRING SELLING SEASON HITS ITS PEAK. CARL CARTER SPOKE WITH THE THE UP STATE ALLIANCE OF REALTORS THIS AFTERNOON. HE SAYS KNOWING YOUR CLIENT IS THE NUMBER ONE LESSON TO LEARN FROM HIS MOTHER’S MURDER. ARKANSAS REALTOR BEVERLY CARTER WAS KIDNAPPED AND KILLED 3 YEARS AGO, WHILE SHOWING A CLIENT A HOUSE. THE HUSBAND AND WIFE THAT KIDNAPPED BEVERLY, PLANNED TO HOLD HER FOR RANSOM. BUT THEY GOT SCARED AND DECIDED TO KILL HER AT A NEARBY CONCRETE PLANT. SINCE HER DEATH, BEVERLY’S SON CARL CARTER HAS BEEN CRUSADING FOR REALTOR SAFETY. “IT’S STILL THIS FAR OUT SO HEARTBREAKING AND HORRIFYING TO KNOW THAT MY MOM WAS VICTIMIZED BECAUSE SHE WAS PERCEIVED TO BE WEALTHY. WHEN SHE WAS JUST TRYING TO GO TO WORK. SHE WAS JUST TRYING TO GO TO WORK. THAT’S AWFUL.” THE UP STATE ALLIANCE OF REALTORS LISTENED TO CARL’S STORY CONVICTED. “IT JUST RAISED AWARENESS TO US OF THE THINGS THAT WE THINK WE MIGHT BE DOING RIGHT AND DANGERS THAT COULD STILL BE OUT THERE LURKING FOR US THAT WE NEED TO BE AWARE ALL THE TIME.” FORT WAYNE REALTOR KIMBERLY WARD SAYS SHE’S FOUND HER SELF IN HORRIBLE SITUATIONS. “AND IMMEDIATELY MY GUT JUST TELLS ME I GOT TO GET OUT OF THIS SITUATION.” AND HAS LEARNED A LESSON OR TWO. “I’VE SHOWN COUNTRY PROPERTY AND I GET THERE, THE PERSON’S VERY INAPPROPRIATE. THEY’RE SAYING INAPPROPRIATE THINGS TO ME AND I HAVE NO PLAN. I DON’T HAVE MY CELL PHONE ON ME. EVERYTHING’S IN MY CAR. IT’S JUST VERY IMPORTANT FOR REALTORS TO BE AWARE OF WHO THEY’RE MEETING. NEVER, EVER BACK THEMSELVES IN A CORNER.” A STATEMENT CARL DEFINITELY AGREES WITH. “MY MAIN OBJECTIVE TODAY WAS JUST TO TALK TO THESE AMAZING AGENTS ABOUT THE RISK THAT EXISTS IN THE INDUSTRY SO THAT THEY CAN TIGHTEN UP SOME OF THEIR PROCESSES TO REALIZE THAT THERE ARE BAD PEOPLE OUT THERE.” FOR MORE REALTOR SAFETY TIPS, FIND THIS STORY ON WANE-DOT-COM. IN THE NEWSROOM, KAITOR KPOSOWA, NEWSCHANNEL 15. FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE TWO TEENS

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