September is REALTOR® Safety Month
Every profession has its own risks and rewards. As a REALTOR® it is up to you to know these risks so you can stay safe. As the seasons change, so do the available safety resources. Orange County REALTORS® has put together a list of resources, products, and tips for you to stay up-to-date on safety practices.
Keep in mind that REALTOR® safety goes beyond being safe at an open house. Use these tips to stay safe 24/7.
Products and Apps
Ripple Safety is a discrete and wearable emergency response system. Clip it to your bag or simply carry it on you for easy access. All you need to do is press a single button to receive a phone call from their 24/7 monitoring team. In a more serious situation and need emergency services instead? Simply press the button three times and emergency services will be contacted. Ripple Safety is perfect for both emergencies and non-emergencies when you feel unsafe.
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SafeShowings is an app that protects both you and your clients. By capturing a secure image of the potential client's face, if you are unable to end a showing safely, the SafeShowings app will not only notify your emergency contacts and 911, it will securely capture an image of the perpetrator’s face. This approach deters criminal behavior because the person intending to do harm will be trackable or will be deterred altogether.
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PeopleSmart allows you to perform a background check on clients before you need to meet. For only $19.95 a month, stay safe by avoiding potentially dangerous people.
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Never feel like you are alone at a showing ever again! AgentSafeWalk is an app that allows you to share real-time videos of your showings with a live safety monitor. GPS coordinates are also shared of your showing location as well as emergency contacts and client information. If an emergency were to ever occur, the live safety monitor would contact emergency services with your location along with the clients information.
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