Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County (One World Realty Inc.)

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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I prefer hardware over software.

Aug 28, 2018 06:05 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't... I always know whom I'm showing a home to. I use basic safety common sense in general.

Aug 28, 2018 06:08 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no, we do not use any of that.... we don't live in that type of area where nutties call us to see properties....we meet at the office.... we take separate vehicles.... most females go with a partner....

Aug 28, 2018 06:41 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Although I'm always "locked and loaded" when I'm showing homes these apps seem like a very good idea Donald Urschalitz .

Aug 28, 2018 06:18 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

All the time.

Aug 28, 2018 05:57 AM
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Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

There are quite a few apps,, however they are an AFTER the fact option..
Take classes on  how to AVOID getting into situations and go with your gut,, Have an accountability partner for ALL showings, meetings etc,,
EVEN listing appointments,,,

Aug 28, 2018 06:00 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Definitely steps in the right direction Donald although until the apps turn my phone into a Taser when needed the "emergerncy" contact person will only know when & where things went awry.

Aug 28, 2018 06:47 AM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

These are great tips that I am not currently using, but am going to start! Thanks for sharing!  I usually let my husband know and I'll take a picture of the car or the person with the license plate if I do not feel safe. At open houses I usually make sure I have a way out of the house, besides the front door - just in case.

Aug 28, 2018 06:40 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I only use my wits at the present time.

Aug 28, 2018 06:35 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
WestUSA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I'm very fortunate to live and conduct my business in the best parts of town, so I don't really worry about it. I've never had an issue or been in dangerous situation.

I have been in a lot of funny or weird situations, but that's another blog or story - quite a few.

But common sense I practice. If my spidey sense tells me it's not right, they I act accordingly.

Aug 28, 2018 06:34 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Fortunately, those days are behind me regarding showings.  I don't use any particular apps but I try to be safety conscious at all times.

Aug 28, 2018 06:31 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Fascinating tech here...

Aug 28, 2018 06:09 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Glock 9 with a laser. 

I do not use other apps for showing safety. 

Aug 28, 2018 08:08 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

The safest APP is working 100% by referral, you never really work with strangers.

Aug 28, 2018 07:09 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Spiritual World:  I pray to God every morning for His protection for me and my loved ones.

 Physical World:  I carry a Smith & Wesson Model 1911 .45 caliber, in case that is the tool that God wants me to use for said protection.  And a Jennings J-25 ACP for a backup.

Aug 28, 2018 06:48 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

No thanks to technology.

Aug 28, 2018 06:35 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

None of the above 

 

Aug 28, 2018 08:13 AM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Interesting apps

Aug 28, 2018 07:27 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for the suggestions Donald.

Aug 28, 2018 06:48 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Oh, yes, it is very important to be safe. 

I don't meet with strangers at the property. 

1st - meeting in the office and take a copy of the DL and information. 

Aug 28, 2018 09:33 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I don't use the apps you mentioned BUT should probably look into being more safe

Aug 28, 2018 08:27 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Donald, I always did when I worked with buyers. Now that I do new construction with investors the safety issues have gone away.

Aug 28, 2018 06:55 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Common sense can be utilized without the need for an app or firearms.

Aug 28, 2018 11:43 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I apply 9mm bullets to a Ruger cylinder.

Aug 28, 2018 09:48 AM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

nobody messes with but if they did I  would not really on a silly app.... I have a conceal permit but rarely carry.

Aug 28, 2018 02:36 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Common sense, situational awareness, a variety of tools and a survival mindset.  Technology just lets the cops know to come and draw a chalk outline around your corpse.

Aug 28, 2018 01:59 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I usually let my business partner know I am out and where I will be showing.

Aug 28, 2018 12:23 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Thank you for sharing this app with us.  A

Aug 28, 2018 11:21 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Aug 28, 2018 10:50 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

apps can't help if someone intends to harm you.  Vetting buyers, meeting at the office, and being prepared can help you.

Aug 28, 2018 08:34 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Love all the responses. Our safety procedure is if Laura gets a call to see something I show it. They'd have to be nuts to mess with me. 

Aug 29, 2018 04:35 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Debe Maxwell, CRS your baby gun is pink. ;)  

While I don't have any of those apps, nor do I plan to falsely think an app will help me be safe, my office has some proticals in place we follow.  First there is NEVER meting a random strange buyer at a house, second we vet on line leads, third we check in and 4th... there is an app we use that allows me to see where my agents are when showing.  If I deem them taking too long... I text to check up on them.

Aug 28, 2018 08:52 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I have a Guard Llama and love the security of carrying that on my keyring...and a little added protection!

A little extra protection

Aug 28, 2018 08:39 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Our Sentrilock has a safety feature. I also use a location tracker on my phone and let people know where i am going and with whom.

Aug 28, 2018 08:19 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

My family can track me at any time via iphone, i can do the same. Things happen, it is better to know when your teens are:) 

Aug 28, 2018 05:02 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Thank you so much Donald Urschalitz - yes, this is helpful.  I don't actually use any Safety Apps, though think they are very useful and would be a huge help to agents today.  I do most 'meeting of new clients' along with Roger since we are a Team.  Anyone or everyone else that I work with, I have already met and we have a business relationship with.  I'm a cautious soul, and do agree that we all need to be proactive when it comes to safety!

Aug 28, 2018 02:49 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I prefer to work with referrals

Aug 28, 2018 01:45 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 Likewise I don't need another software apps.

Aug 28, 2018 09:22 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Must say when active, I was not diligent about safety!

Aug 29, 2018 05:45 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Technology is catching up to help. I also use personal security strapped to my belt

Aug 29, 2018 04:57 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Donald Urschalitz - I work by referrals and never show the home to strangers or Internet callers.

The best safety measure one can have.

Aug 28, 2018 10:07 PM
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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

Homesnap

Sep 03, 2018 06:40 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

Yes, of course.  Safety is always priority.

Sep 01, 2018 01:11 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I guess, I should think more about this.

 

Sep 01, 2018 11:59 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I brng aong some safety along with watching where I am with clients.

Aug 30, 2018 04:35 AM
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Thanks for the tools for Realtor safety. You can't be too cautious in this business.

Aug 29, 2018 06:42 PM
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Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

Use typical precautions backed up by a Sig Sauer P320 compact

Aug 29, 2018 08:45 AM