Realtors have used Hawque for open house showings, customer meetings and more. We have worked with licensed agents from Sotheby's, Keller Williams and others since our launch in Atlanta, GA 2019.
There are over 2 million real estate agents in the US and nearly 40% of real estate industry professionals report they have felt unsafe at one point while performing their duties at work. Being a real estate agent is a profession that at the surface seems to have few occupational hazards, but according to new statistics by National Association of Realtors, real estate agent is actually one of the most dangerous jobs in the US. In 2016 alone, 34,500 real estate agents were attacked while on the job last year – the majority of them women.
Let Hawque help secure you in person as we know that with reduced police forces nationally, mobile app signals and weak phone signals, response time will be limited. Let us provide you a peace of mind knowing that someone is there with you, every step of the way.
Criminals often target upscale areas because of the potential payday in high-value items. While it may be true that some neighborhoods are safer than others, you should never let your guard down. Two high-profile murder cases in the last few years involved real estate agents in high-end communities.
You’re going to be distracted while helping potential buyers at an open house, which provides the perfect window of opportunity for thieves. While you may think walking away from your laptop, tablet, purse, or briefcase for even just a moment is innocent enough, these items can too easily disappear—particularly when you have heavy foot traffic.
The recent recession hasn't improved safety as agents show properties much more often to make a sale and visit rougher areas for distressed or abandoned properties. Agents may encounter squatters, angry former homeowners or even encounter abandoned pets that may be aggressive.
We have learned that not everyone likes to use mobile apps for services and still want that real interaction. We only leverage technology and still value people unlike most technology based companies. Contact us today and we will help schedule your Realtor Safety Concierge for you.
The Beverly Carter Foundation
We at Hawque are very honored to partner with The Beverly Carter Foundation. The Beverly Carter Foundation (BCF) is a completely independent not-for-profit foundation dedicated to the ideal that every agent goes home safe every day by providing scientifically based research, information, consulting, training, and support at little to no charge to every MLS, association, brokerage, and agent.
Real estate agents are talented individuals who help people to buy and sell houses, and their experience and advice is often invaluable to the process of buying or selling a property. Sadly, the nature of the real estate business can put some agents at risk because it often requires them to be alone with complete strangers in isolated locations.
There are always at least a few deaths due to homicide each year among real estate agents, but in the past years, statisticians have found that real estate homicides are rising sharply. If you are a real estate agent, it is important to understand why real estate agent attacks are increasing and learn about realtor safety
Experts on real estate safety agree that the reason so many real estate agents are attacked is because their job requires them to be alone with random members of the public. Unlike customer service jobs that typically include working with coworkers, many real estate agents work alone. They also make scheduled appointments to show homes and advertise when they will be having open houses, so it is easy for a potential attacker to ascertain a real estate agent’s whereabouts. Let our realtor safety concierge agents not only keep you safe but onsite but also assist you during the showing.
"Your support enables The Beverly Carter Foundation to provide educational resources, training events and trainer certification, safety program implementation and consulting, technological support and endorsement, victim support and advocacy, and safety advocacy in legislature.
Every dollar they raise benefits the hundreds of thousands of real estate agents across the country, as well as the many other industries that can benefit from these resources. The Beverly Carter Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law."