Long Island & Buffalo Getting Real Safe

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Real Estate Technology

The Long Island Board of REALTORS® and the Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS® are joining the growing list of Multiple Listing Services and REALTOR® associations deploying the Real Safe Agent system, which includes the Northern Ohio Regional Multiple Listing Service and the Fort Smith Board of REALTORS. “Staying safe means preventing a crime, not reacting to one.  So, when I presented the Real Safe Agent system to my BOARD, we knew we needed to purchase the system for our members”, stated Dave Legaz, President of LIBOR.  “As a former NYPD Sergeant, it’s clear to me that Real Safe Agent understands both REALTORS® and criminals; and allows the agents to prevent a crime without jeopardizing a sale.” 

 

BNAR’s CEO John Leonardi, a retired US ARMY Lieutenant Colonel and 25-year industry veteran as an MLS and REALTOR® Association executive said, “Real Safe Agent is one of the most innovative products I’ve seen, it’s rare that something comes along that changes a paradigm in our industry and Real Safe Agent completely changes how REALTOR® safety is approached.”  The Real Safe Agent system differs from traditional safety products in that it’s based in behavioral science and uses the real estate community to prevent the behavior patterns of predators from bearing fruit for the predator, as well as denying the predator the environment needed to commit the crime.  Carl Carter, Founder of the Beverly Carter Foundation and son of murdered real estate agent Beverly Carter commented, “I think the Real Safe Agent system is the real answer for the industry, I love that it recognizes that we are a community and allows agents to help out other agents to keep each other safe.”

 

Real Safe Agent has been available for a year and has made impressive inroads in the industry.   Susan Young, Real Safe Agent’s VP of Industry Relations commented, “Between current deployments, scheduled deployments, and board approved contract pending deployments, Real Safe Agent will be deployed to over 75,000 agents around the country by the end of August”.  The system also differs from other safety products in the industry in that it is not for sale to individual agents or brokerages.  The system is only sold to associations or MLS to be deployed as a member benefit, and once deployed there are no additional ads, or additional purchases required or offered to agents.  The company’s website, http://www.realsafeagent.com contains a video that explains the system in greater detail.

Comments (2)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information...I hope you have  a wonderful Wednesday too!

May 17, 2017 06:49 AM
Lee Goldstein

Thanks Kristen!

May 17, 2017 06:51 AM