Realty Watch


A Realty Watch fan-out is a simultaneous text messaging of REALTORS® across the Lower Mainland.



Only local police or the RCMP have the authority to activate a Realty Watch fan-out.

If you or someone you know thinks that a Realty Watch fan-out may help find a missing family member or friend, you need to contact the police in your jurisdiction.

REALTOR® fan-outs are for emergencies involving immediacy — they are only activated within hours to a maximum of a few days of someone being reported lost or missing.

Only police can determine if a Realty Watch fan-out is an appropriate response.

REALTORS® receive fan-out requests from police for these reasons:

  • Abductions or attempted abductions of children or adults (Realty Watch is a partner agency of Amber Alert)
  • Missing or lost children, seniors or vulnerable or adults
  • Life-threatening situations when a person or a vehicle could pose an immediate danger to the public

Realty Watch receives on average more than 30 fan-out requests each year.

If REALTORS® see or hear anything that could assist police with the fan-out, they call 911. They remain on the lookout until they receive notice the fan-out has been cancelled, usually within 24 hours.

The Realty Watch fan-out network is active throughout British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and includes Greater Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast, Gulf Islands, Whistler and surrounding areas, Fraser Valley and Chilliwack and district.

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board
Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board
 
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