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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — It’s been almost three months since a local real estate agent was killed on the job in Portsmouth.

The tragedy motivated two local experts to take action. Now, they’re on a mission to keep other agents safe.

Their new workshop is called “The Prepared Agent.” However, it’s not a traditional self-defense class. It’s about being aware of your surroundings, thinking about safety, and taking steps that could save your life.

“There hasn’t been a year that I’ve been in real estate that I haven’t heard of somebody losing their life, unfortunately,” said Tomasina Tatterson, a real estate broker with Keller Williams Realty.

It’s a reality for real estate agents: a business that’s often glamorized can also be dangerous.