Being an agent can be scary sometimes. During open houses, agents often find themselves vulnerable to any manner of visitor. Fortunately, the Homesnap mobile app has a powerful two-part solution: the Safety Timer and the Distress Alert.
Per the Homesnap website: “The Safety Timer allows an agent to set a timer when he or she arrives at a showing. If the agent does not stop the timer after a set amount of time, Homesnap will issue a text alert to the agent’s emergency contacts, letting them know the agent’s current location and cell number.” The Safety Timer is equipped with a GPS to determine the agent’s location, and it is usable in any home, whether or not it’s an active listing.
If the situation is an emergency, the agent is able to issue a Distress Alert. With one tap, the agent is able to instantly notify his or her contacts.
With the safety features, Homesnap aims to provide a simple solution that agents can customize for their individual circumstances.
But how does it work? Homesnap explains:
“When an agent is within 2000 feet of the home that he or she is showing, the agent opens the listing in Homesnap Pro and taps on the Safety Timer button to get started.
The agent then inputs how long he or she plans to be at that location, selects emergency contacts to notify if the timer expires, and starts the timer.
Homesnap will notify the agent when time is running low. At that time, the agent can either extend or stop the timer.
If the timer expires, Homesnap will issue a text alert to the agent’s emergency contacts with his or her current address and cell phone number.
In case of distress, the agent can send a text message in one tap using the Distress Alert button.”