Recently in Arkansas, real estate agent Beverly Carter was reported missing when she did not return after showing a home to a potential client. Tragically, her body was found a few days later and a suspect is in custody, who is believed to have targeted Mrs. Carter because of her profession and because she at times worked alone.
You love your career as a real-estate agent – it comes with a lot of freedom and flexibility, and can be very financially rewarding. However, by the fact you may be working alone, you could be putting yourself at risk to having an accident or a violent attack without anyone even knowing.
Managing an Open House by yourself?
A sign on a lawn inviting strangers in to a house where you are working alone creates a lot of safety concerns.
By using the Check-In feature built in to the new Loner MOBILE app you can quickly and easily confirm you are safe and everything is okay without having to make a phone call. Failing to check in at specific time intervals will initiate a Missed Check-In alert, sending out email and text notifications to pre-determined contacts advising them of the situation.
Showing a house late in the evening?
Similar to the Missed Check-In alert, with the Loner MOBILE app you have the ability to signal an Emergency Alert directly from your smartphone which will not only notify pre-determined contacts that you require immediate assistance, but it will also provide a highly accurate GPS locate of your current location ... even if traveling in a vehicle. This is important in situations when you are somewhere no one knows about or is aware of.
Preparation and vigilance is key to your continued safety. Realtors like many other professions face dangers every day, so remember that you are worth fighting for and have more power than you may think. At the end of the day when selling others their homes, it is even more important that you arrive back to your own safe and sound.
To find out more about the Loner MOBILE app and how it can provide greater safety to you while working alone, contact BLACKRIDGE Solutions at: (778) 686-5799 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Available on: Android