SafeShowings, an app developed by The FaceSnap, announced the launch of a new partnership with Realty ONE Group, one of the fastest growing real estate brands in the United States, just in time to commemorate National REALTOR® Safety Month in September. This partnership will offer all Realty ONE Group professionals across the country access to the SafeShowings Enterprise app, the latest innovation from The FaceSnap, headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
“We are pleased with Realty ONE Group’s commitment to the safety of real estate professionals,” said Helen Hudson, founder, FaceSnap, LLC and CEO, Safe Showings. “Having just launched SafeShowings in app stores 30-days ago, interest is continuing to increase with real estate safety being even more critical today. From no contact safety precautions to proactive measures to deter crime, the real estate industry is taking notice of the importance of safety.”
Many real estate professionals fear for their safety when they enter a property alone with a stranger. The FaceSnap’s goal is to create the tools that could save lives, while keeping people and properties safe. Real Estate professionals and their loved ones feel more secure knowing that SafeShowings will automatically notify emergency contacts with identifying details and geolocation in an emergency.
Founder, Helen Hudson, a REALTOR® with Realty ONE Group in Charleston, SC experienced a situation that made her fear for her personal safety early in her career. Her mission is to deter criminal behavior against real estate professionals, homeowners, and clients and she started her journey by developing SafeShowings.
“REALTOR® safety is paramount so that all real estate professionals can do their job with confidence,” said Cory Vasquez, Chief Marketing Officer with Realty ONE Group. “We’re excited to further our commitment to this cause by partnering with SafeShowings and we’ll continue to do what we can to keep all agents safe.”
According to the National Institute of Justice, “The certainty of being caught is a vastly more powerful deterrent than the punishment.” SafeShowings is the first proactive tool designed to deter crimes against real estate professionals. In addition to securely recording a facial image, additional features include: a broker dashboard, open house safety, emergency alert, GPS location tracking, and more.
SafeShowings will be available on Realty ONE Group’s Marketplace on August 26. The availability also includes a free trial in honor of REALTOR® Safety Month.
SafeShowings™, developed by The FaceSnap, is the first real estate safety solution of its kind in a simple-to-use app. It captures a facial image, in real time, of someone with whom you are about to enter a property. If you are unable to end a showing, it sends the image of the potential perpetrator as well as your geolocation to your emergency contacts. This strategy is a proactive safety deterrent. Research demonstrates that this approach is the best possible way to deter criminal behavior because the number one way to avoid being a victim is to let the criminal know they will be caught. Period. Plans range from $4.99 per month to $49.99 per year. There are enterprise level plans offering discounts to offices, teams, and associations. For more information, visit, safeshowings.com or call 800-268-8437.
About Realty ONE Group
Founded in 2005, Realty ONE Group is an industry disruptor, radically changing the face of real estate franchising with its unique business model, fun coolture, technology infrastructure and superior support for its real estate professionals. The company has rapidly evolved to include more than 14,000 real estate professionals in over 280 offices across 44 U.S. states, Washington D.C. and Canada. Realty ONE Group ranks in the top one percent in the nation by REAL Trends, has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a Top 5 Real Estate Franchise and has been on Inc. 500’s list of the Fastest-Growing Companies for seven consecutive years. Realty ONE Group is surging ahead, opening doors, not only for its clients but for real estate professionals and franchise owners. To learn more, visit www.RealtyONEGroup.com