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Protecting Customers from Real Estate Scams

With the increase in real estate scams, it is important to let customers know the advantages of working with a licensed real estate agent utilizing the FOREWARN app.
Fake internet listings, fake homeowners or sellers, and fake investors, are just some of the reasons working with a real estate agent is an advantage for prospects in avoiding scammers and from potentially losing thousands of dollars.
Fake Online Listings
Fake online listings have become a major problem. … Continue reading Protecting Customers from Real Estate Scams

Attacks on Real Estate Agents: Be Prepared

Last month, the attack on a real estate agent in Encino, California, was brought to light as the incident was caught on camera. While we have all heard stories regarding the increase in attacks on agents, seeing it happen live on video made it very real for many and greatly impacted the agent community. No one wants to go to work afraid, not knowing who they will encounter each day.
The real estate industry needs to make it standard policy for agents to verify the identity of anyone that they do business with.Continue reading Attacks on Real Estate Agents: Be Prepared

Real Estate Agent Safety Month: An Interview with Carl Carter

In the real estate community, September is well-known for being Safety Month, a time to bring real estate agent safety issues to the forefront while emphasizing the necessity to be vigilant all year. We sat down with Carl Carter, Founder of the Beverly Carter Foundation, who lost his mother, a real estate agent, at a showing in September 2014. Below is the transcript from our conversation.
Q: Hi Carl. Thanks for taking some time out of your schedule to speak with us and our readers.Continue reading Real Estate Agent Safety Month: An Interview with Carl Carter

The Value of Real Estate Technology

In July, we were excited to be awarded second runner up of Inman’s “Innovator of the Year” award in the category of “Real Estate Technology” at the Inman Connect conference in Las Vegas, NV. The Inman editorial team covers industry innovation daily, and they pulled together an extensive list of the companies and products that are leading the way to revolutionize the industry for the better. It was a great honor to be recognized at the top of this group, … Continue reading The Value of Real Estate Technology

Protecting Homeowners and Winning Listings with FOREWARN

Deciding whether to work with a real estate agent or work on your own is a question many homeowners ask when selling their home.Homeowners often look at the cost of listing with a real estate agent purely in terms of profit. Agents usually address this by focusing on how they can offer their considerable expertise to ultimately help sell the property faster, with fewer problems, and for more money than the homeowner could on their own. … Continue reading Protecting Homeowners and Winning Listings with FOREWARN

Open House Safety Using Your FOREWARN Service

With summer approaching, many homes will be put on the market and inevitably open houses will be scheduled. As a real estate agent, it is up to you to take all the necessary precautions to protect yourself from any unforeseen dangers.If you aren’t already actively using FOREWARN to stay safe, now is the time to put it to use.FOREWARN offers unlimited access to a powerful mobile intelligence tool for instantly verifying a prospect’s identity and public records (criminal records, … Continue reading Open House Safety Using Your FOREWARN Service