September is REALTOR Safety Month

 

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.

 

Articles:

Keep in mind that REALTOR® safety goes beyond being safe at an open house. Use these tips to stay safe 24/7.

Safety Tips from Jay Thompson, a Former Brokerage Owner

Safety Tips to Protect You and Your Client

Safety Tips From NAR

NAR REALTOR® Safety Toolkit for Brokerages

 

Products and Apps

Ripple Safety

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. 

Learn more about Ripple Safety

SafeShowings

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.

Learn more about SafeShowings

PeopleSmart

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. 

Learn more about PeopleSmart

AgentSafeWalk

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. 

Learn more about AgentSafeWalk

 

 

Want to learn more in-depth ways to stay safe? Register for one of our classes during Safety Week (September 19-24)!

Safety Week Classes

Safety Best Practices with Huntington Beach Police Department     Disaster Preparedness      RE Lessons Learned: Crimes Against Agents-Actionable Solutions for Prevention 

 

Cyber Crime Prevention Best Practices with OC District Attorney's Office     Human Trafficking - What REALTORS® Can Do to Help       Shred Day