Top 5 Reasons You Should Have Moby On Your Smartphone

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Lets face it, we all know that we need to stay safe on the job as headline news sources remind us of the dangers of the real estate on what seems like a weekly basis. However, with the hectic work schedule we have, maintaining our safety strategy sometimes slips through our fingers.

Knowing the dilemmas that real estate professionals face when it comes to the managing the time and cost balance of staying safe, we wanted to dwelve deeper into how Moby can ensure you are safe on the job, and that your family has peace of mind!

1) Check-in at open houses with a touch of button:

Open houses are tricky as you cannot pre-screen the clients that come to view the property. Many real estate agents pre-arrange for family or friends to call and check in on them during the open house. This not only takes time on your behalf to arrange, but it can also be a distraction when you are in the middle of a conversation with a potential client.

Moby allows you to simply check-in with a tap of a button. You loved ones will not only know you are safe, but they can see your exact location for extra peace of mind. If you forget to check-in , your loved ones can request that you check-in within , with which you can instantly respond within Moby’s interface.

 

2) Share your location when your day is filled with property showings:

Considering real estate is not a 9-5 job where you are at the same office everyday, one of the most common questions asked by a spouse or a family member are “Where Are You” and “ When will you be home”? Your loved ones simply need to know where you are, but phoning you during a showing can sure be an interruption.

Moby’s location sharing feature allows your loved ones to see exact where you are for a pre-set period of time so they can have peace of mind knowing where you are, and how far away from home you are.

 

Moby on iPhone3) Alert your contacts when you need help:

It’s a fact of life that accidents happen. Viewing vacant properties you are not familiar with can pose dangers as the structures may be faulty or you might meet unexpected guests who are taking shelter at the property.

Moby’s alert feature allows you to ask for help from loved ones with a touch of a button. The alert message will be accompanied with your location, so they can save precious time when coming to your aid.

 

4) Keep an eye out for your fellow colleagues

Safety is a team effort where we not only need to look out for our own safety, but we also need to look out for our fellow colleagues. Moby’s request check-in feature, allows you to quickly check to see if your colleague is safe. If they are safe they can let you know with a tap of a button, and if they feel uneasy they can call for help just as easily. The best part is that Moby can be used discreetly so that clients do not notice you are calling for help.

 

5) Reinvest your time and money into selling houses:

Moby’s smartphone app is absolutely free! Our founding goal here at Moby is to ensure that every real estate professional is as safe as possible on the job. Setting up Moby and getting going takes no time, and its easy to use interface means you don’t need to spend hours getting familiar with the technology. You can have peace of mind knowing that you are safe, while spending your precious time doing what you do best, selling houses!

 

We view Moby as a safety addition to your pre-existing safety tools, so please continue to be alert on the job, and carry your personal safety devices along with Moby!

If you have any questions about Moby or think we have missed a key safety issue that needs to be addressed please let us know in the comment section below.

Take care and be safe!

The Moby Team

Following the apparent increase in attack against real estate agents, we are working to get to the bottom of why attacks have been on the rise. Please take a moment to fill out our quick survey bellow, and we will be sharing the results with our fellow ActiveRainers in the coming weeks.

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Rainmaker
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Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Great post and a lot useful info. Thank you. I will try Moby!

Jul 21, 2011 08:06 PM #1
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Hmm.  I wonder if this would be good for my son to have also.

 

Jul 21, 2011 08:16 PM #2
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Howard Weiss
Fathom Realty - Arlington, TX
Arlington & DFW, TX

I had never even heard of Moby... very cool!

Jul 21, 2011 08:17 PM #3
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John Pusa
Sellstate Pacific Realty - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Excellent information and tips on five top reasons to have moby on smartphone. Thank you for the detailed quality blog.

Jul 22, 2011 12:02 AM #4
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Luz Ibarra Ceballos
KW Realty Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ

Moby sounds like a great app, I'm going to give it a try. Thank you for the post!

Jul 22, 2011 03:03 AM #5
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Bernadine Hunter, SFR, ACRE
Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - Columbus, OH
"Finding Solution to Your Real Estate Needs"

I've heard of it, but never knew how it works. Thanks for the informative post.

Jul 22, 2011 07:43 AM #6
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David Farrell
David V. Farrell Co. - Garden City, NY
Licensed NY State Real Estate Broker

I've heard of it, and, like Bernadine, had no idea about it.  Reason #1 was sufficient for me.  My agents always have an air of invincibility about them.  It's great when dealing with customers, but not when dealing with prospective criminals.  As I was always thought, the 11th Commandment fell off the stones on their way down the mountaintop and it said, "Thou Shall Not Temp."  Having someone alone in a house can be tempting for someone without all of their marbles in the right place.  In addition, no matter how many times I've shown articles about Realtors handcuffed to pipes in the basement of a house for a few days, they never think it could happen to them.  Thanks of the ideas.

Jul 22, 2011 12:36 PM #7
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Chris Cassidy
Cassidy Real Estate Partners, Inc - Medford, MA

I'd never heard of this either, but I'm going to look into it.  We really do have to be careful these days.  Let's face it, it's surprising given the nature of open houses that more of us haven't had problems.

Jul 22, 2011 02:48 PM #8
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Moby
Moby - Santa Monica, CA

Valeria, glad you found our post useful! Do let us know what you think of Moby when you try it!

#2, Moby is most certainly good for personal use for the whole family, including your son!

Greg, glad we could introduce Moby to you today!

John you are more than welcome! Glad you found useful information on our post!

Luz, that is great!! Please let us know if you have any questions or comments about Moby!

Bernadine, there are many more uses for Moby, so be sure to check out our website!

David, thanks for the fantastic comment! You are very right in that many of us hide under the assumption “it happens to others, it won’t happen to me”. Glad to see you take such active steps in warning other agents about the dangers of the job!

Christopher, we have heard quite a few unfortunate attacks against real estate agents these past weeks, and we are currently trying to research why there has been such an increase!

Jul 22, 2011 03:08 PM #9
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Liz Johnson
Keller Williams Realty - Chandler, AZ
Realtor Selling AZ Homes ~ Chandler, Tempe, Marico

This sounds awesome!  I always check in with family members, a friend, or co-worker and agree that it is distracting.  While clients and open house guests are usually very understanding it would be nice to just check in without the distraction!  Thanks for sharing!

Jul 22, 2011 03:44 PM #10
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Moby
Moby - Santa Monica, CA

Liz, this was exactly why we created the check-in feature! Prior to developing Moby we did extensive market research to see which safety tools real estate professionals would need on a daily basis, and created Moby accordingly! We are extremely pleased with the great response we are receiving from all of you! 

Jul 22, 2011 03:57 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Jodie Carpine
OurHouse - Spokane, WA
Owner/Designated Broker, ABR, AHWD, ePro, GRI, MRP

I loved Moby when I had a blackberry.  I now have a Droid, which I love... just waiting for Moby to catch up!  ;)

Jul 22, 2011 08:16 PM #12
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Mark Delgado
houses for rent, Solano County & Glen Cove - Benicia, CA
Benicia and Vallejo, Property Management, rental h
Thank you. I will be looking into Moby for my agents.
Jul 22, 2011 11:28 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Thanks - I will download it today.

Sep 05, 2011 08:21 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

I can't find it for my Droid - is it not available yet?

Sep 05, 2011 08:25 AM #15
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Jodie Carpine
OurHouse - Spokane, WA
Owner/Designated Broker, ABR, AHWD, ePro, GRI, MRP

Norma, You can sign up to be notified when it is available for Android!

Sep 05, 2011 12:06 PM #16
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