A Brutally Honest Look at Real Estate Safety

By Tiana Baur, Marketing Manager

real estate safetyYou know that feeling? The feeling where your skin is practically crawling, and your hair is standing up on the back your neck. The feeling of being scared for your life. The feeling where you know the decisions you make in that very moment could have dire implications.

I’ve felt that way before, and chances are if you’re reading this, you have too.

Real Talk on Real Estate Safety

It seems real estate safety issues are only just stepping into the spotlight, although the industry has been plagued with it for years. Whether it’s sending your spouse every single address of the homes you’re showing that day, getting copies of licenses before giving home tours, or making sure you’re not the one walking down the stairs first, agents have tried to come up with ways to protect themselves. However, they can’t do it alone and unfortunately, given all of the recent headlines, it is just not enough anymore.

Safety Cannot Be Built in Isolation

We recently announced a partnership with wearable safety tech company, Revolar, to provide awareness around one of the life-saving options out there that agents should be aware of, and to give a more affordable option as well. Through the end of April, anyone in the real estate industry can get a Revolar Instinct device for 45% off using code “moxiworks” at checkout. These devices are not just a panic button, they provide a new level of safety and security in day-to-day life. With a three-click, easy-to-use system, they’re able to not only inform emergency services, but have the ability to let your loved ones, teammates, and anyone else that you’re where you should be and you’re safe. It creates an entire network of people that are now looking out for you and looking out for each other in a way they couldn’t before.

No, wearing a safety button won’t make someone not attack you. It won’t give you magic fighting skills. But wearing a Revolar device will contact help and give you a fighting chance. It will provide your location to your loved ones, so if you can’t send for help, they can. It will give you peace of mind, and it will give you strength and help you feel less alone when you feel it the most.

The thing is, whether you’ve taken self-defense classes or not, it’s a lot harder to be brave and bold and to remember what you’ve learned in that fight or flight moment. You might not be able to pick up the phone or dial 911, but you will be able to hit a button two or three times, and help could be just a few minutes away.

Continuing the Safety Dialogue

I’ve read some comments out there saying that this won’t work if you’re being attacked and that the only way to protect yourself is to carry a taser or something similar. Not everyone feels comfortable doing that though, and really, most weapons people carry around end up getting used on themselves because they’re not properly trained.

Revolar is a powerful, safe solution. It’s something anyone and everyone can use. You, your teammates, your children, your grandparents – they all can use this to call for help and possibly even save their lives. It’s one of the best solutions available out there, and the heart of this partnership is built around something our VP of Marketing, Marc Chouaniere, said: “If even one agent is helped from using a Revolar device, it will be worth it.”

MoxiWorks is doing this to push the dialogue, to try to come up with viable solutions. We’re not making one penny off of this. I want to call out and thank RISMedia, Inman, and RE Technology for covering and continuing to cover this important topic. Truthfully, unless we, all of us in the industry, continue to push this narrative and try to find solutions for real estate safety, it’s not going to get better.

It’s not.

 

Posted on April 18, 2019 at 3:30 pm
Tiana Baur | Category: News, Tips and Tricks | Tagged , ,

Real Estate Agents: Stay Safe with Revolar Wearable Tech

By Maddie Jostol, Senior Marketing Manager 

Revolar wearable techThere are too many headlines about real estate agents feeling unsafe in their jobs. By the nature of the job, real estate agents are often alone, in unfamiliar areas, in public, and on-the-go. Unfortunately, there is a constant stream of stories of agents being targets of violence or harassment.

There are many steps you can take to ensure you’re safe while going about your daily grind, such as:

  • Taking self-defense lessons
  • The buddy system
  • Safety technology
  • Use your brokerage office for meetings with new clients
  • Only show properties before dark

When you’re going into a vacant home, when you’re in an unfamiliar neighborhood, when you’re meeting with somebody new, or when you’re walking alone at night. Whether the situation is perfectly safe or not, it’s important to have peace of mind.

Everything MoxiWorks does is powered by the drive to make real estate a prosperous business to be in, from integrating all of a brokerage’s technology to reduce hassle, to helping you agents manage their database and taking the pain out of Facebook advertising. MoxiWorks is committed to making real estate agents more successful, and that means enabling you to do your everyday job with more ease. Feeling safe in your job and in your everyday life is not a perk, but a necessity.

So, we set out to find a way to help. Even though we aren’t experts in the field of physical safety, we knew those experts were out there and we knew there had to be something we could do. We partnered up with Revolar, an innovative safety device company, to help extend peace of mind to as many real estate agents across the U.S. as possible.

Through the end of April, you can get 45% off your Revolar Instinct purchase by using the promo code “moxiworks” at checkout.

Disclaimer: MoxiWorks is not making a dime off this partnership. It is not an affiliate marketing trap, or a perk for us, but truly an effort to give back to the community in which we operate, and it turns out Revolar wanted to do the same.

Revolar creates personal safety devices that connect you to emergency contacts with the click of a button. It’s a small piece of wearable technology syncs with your smartphone via Bluetooth technology. The simple 1-2-3 click alert system makes it easy to check in or request help in situations where you might not have the time to fish for your phone to call or text. The three types of alerts, each with a customizable message, is sent to your emergency contacts when you click the safety button. Whether it’s a check-in, an uneasy feeling, or an emergency, your designated contacts will receive your pre-set message via text, along with your GPS location so they can ensure you make it to your destination safely.

While we hope you never have to use it, we do hope that it gives you peace of mind and comfort as you go to work every day with the comfort of knowing you can reach someone for help if you need to. Take advantage of this promotion, stay safe, and know that MoxiWorks has your back.

Posted on April 11, 2019 at 3:50 pm
Tiana Baur | Category: MoxiWorks, News | Tagged , , ,

MoxiWorks Provides Affordable Safety Option for Agents Nationwide with Revolar

 

SEATTLE, April 9, 2019 – MoxiWorks, a leading real estate technology company, has just announced a unique partnership with the female-founded wearable safety technology company, Revolar Technology Inc., to provide an affordable safety option to real estate agents. Through the end of April, MoxiWorks is giving 45% off the Revolar Instinct with code “moxiworks” to any agent across the nation that wants to feel safer.

“We were tired of seeing news stories about agents either feeling unsafe on the job or being attacked, sometimes even worse. Agents should never have to feel unsafe, let alone during their day-to-day jobs of making people’s home dreams come true. We wanted to help provide a solution to the industry that was affordable, easy to take with them, and actually works. Revolar checks all of those boxes and then some,” said Marc Chouaniere, VP of Marketing at MoxiWorks. “If even one agent is helped from using a Revolar device, it will be worth it.”

The Revolar Instinct wearable safety device has a unique 1-2-3 click alert system that provides protection and peace of mind not only to the agent, but to their teammates, friends, family and other loved ones who can receive status updates. All three levels of Revolar Alerts provide the user’s GPS location via both text and email. Whether an agent is setting up an open house, meeting new clients, or simply going out for a walk, Revolar is by their side.

“As an agent myself, I had to develop a lot of ‘procedures’ to try to keep safe, like never allowing someone to walk behind me up or down the stairs during a home tour or texting my husband with the addresses of all of the homes I was showing. Yet, I still found myself feeling uneasy with going into homes by myself, or with clients I didn’t know well,” said Georgia Perez, VP of Business Development at MoxiWorks, who still holds an active real estate license. “With Revolar, I am connected to more than just my husband to let people know where I am. It’s wearable tech that discreetly lets me keep safe – and literally can save my life if I need help to come right away but might not have time to call or tell someone my location.”

Revolar is the leader in the personal safety device industry and was founded on the belief that you have the right to feel safe no matter who you are. “We are excited about this partnership which will help us to continue our mission to help people stay safe in their daily lives. We applaud MoxiWorks for understanding the challenges faced by agents and are grateful for their support in allowing more agents to have access to this critical safety device,” said Steve Bachar, Revolar’s CEO.

Although MoxiWorks is a technology company, they are driven to make agents’ lives easier and are committed to their success. They are not making any profit off of this partnership. To purchase a Revolar Instinct safety device for you, your agents, teammates, or even your loved ones, simply go to revolar.com and use code “moxiworks” at checkout.

About Revolar
Headquartered in Denver, CO, Revolar was founded on the belief that you have the right to feel safe no matter who you are. That’s why we design discreet technology that connects people in meaningful ways every day of their lives and at pivotal moments. Revolar’s patented stylish, small and versatile device empowers individuals to stay safe through functionality that’s discreet and customizable. Find more information at revolar.com.

About MoxiWorks
MoxiWorks is a comprehensive open platform system for large residential real estate brokerages that serves over 72 brokerages and 120,000 agents nationwide that account for more than 13% of the transactions in the U.S. MoxiWorks’ integrated tools are centered on sphere methodology that increases agents’ repeat and referral business by 54%, while lowering overall technology, training, and support costs for the brokerage. The open platform known as the MoxiCloud has tools from more than 50 partners that plug and play to create unique brokerage solutions. MoxiWorks also powers the LeadingRE Cloud. Find more information at moxiworks.com.

 

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For more information on this topic and other press inquiries at MoxiWorks, please contact Tiana Baur at tiana@moxiworks.com.

Posted on April 9, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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