This may save your life!

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Real Estate Agent with Florida Capital Realty BK629574

I just upgraded my phone to the Galaxy S7 Edge, and found an emergency SOS feature which is amazing!

I believe all Realtors need this feature when showing homes. There have been news of Realtors in emergency situations and even killed while showing vacant homes. 

You can add 4 contacts, and when you tap your on and off button 3 times rapidly, the phone will send them a text saying you need help, SOS!.

It will even capture some audio and take a picture of your location, then it sends a text to these 4 people. Oh, and a link to Google Maps of your location. 

And it works! I tested it and my niece came running from the house to see if I was ok. Lol!

This is a great thing to have for anybody that is out and about in case of emergencies.

Being safe is a must for everyone, but we Realtors can be targets when showing vacant homes. Sometimes we forget to think and just go and meet complete strangers (by ourselves), and really, anything could happen.

This little feature could be the difference in someone getting to you quickly to help. 

Be safe everyone. 

 

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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How cool... I have a Galaxy 6 with no plans to upgrade yet. But will keep this mind. I'm very picky about my clients, so fortunately have not had to resort to such measures as I've never felt threatened.

Dec 21, 2016 05:26 AM #1
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Carlos Martinez
Florida Capital Realty - Miami, FL
Selling homes from Miami to Hialeah for 21 years.

Me too Nina, I try to always be aware of who I work with. This feature is great for anyone in that if an emergency like a car accident or if you live alone like I do, it is great to know you can quickly let someone know you need help. 

 

Dec 21, 2016 05:31 AM #2
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Harry F. D'Elia III
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We very much appreciate you sharing this information with us today.

Dec 21, 2016 05:34 AM #3
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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Thank you Carlos Martinez - Good Info to share.  
Safety continues to be an issue of concern... so this feature makes perfect sense.

Dec 21, 2016 05:44 AM #4
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

This is a neat feature.  We can never be too careful when meeting for the first time.  Thanks for the info.

Dec 21, 2016 05:46 AM #5
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Carlos Martinez I think this is one feature I could live without. I just think of all the times I have been responsible for a phantom phone call. Plus, I don't think Apple iPhones have this feature; though I could be wrong!

Dec 21, 2016 05:53 AM #6
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Carlos, I upgraded to the Samsung 7 last month, and did not know about this feature, thank you for sharing! 

Dec 21, 2016 06:24 AM #7
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

Wow! That's a great feature! Thank you for sharing, Carlos Martinez!!!   :)

Dec 21, 2016 09:19 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
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I just checked my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and see that I have that feature, too!  :)

Dec 21, 2016 09:23 PM #9
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Carlos Martinez
Florida Capital Realty - Miami, FL
Selling homes from Miami to Hialeah for 21 years.

Hi Julie, I love my samsung phone. It has more features than I can use, but this one feature is pretty good to know about. I have posted it everywhere. 

Dec 23, 2016 05:12 AM #10
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Carlos Martinez
Florida Capital Realty - Miami, FL
Selling homes from Miami to Hialeah for 21 years.

Thank you all for your comments. I keep seeing in the news that realtors are being assaulted and even killed when showing properties. We sometimes forget to think about our security so this little feature makes sense to me. Thank you Samsung. 

Dec 23, 2016 05:16 AM #11
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Linda Cooley
RE/Max Metro - Saint Petersburg, FL

I just saw this.  I just upgraded my husband and my phone and just checked this out...what a great thing to know.

 

Dec 23, 2016 09:22 AM #12
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Carlos Martinez
Florida Capital Realty - Miami, FL
Selling homes from Miami to Hialeah for 21 years.

Thanks Linda. I was kinda wowed myself. I don't know why Samsung has not promoted this more. 

Dec 28, 2016 08:39 AM #13
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