I read an article this morning about a real estate agent in another state who received a call for access to one of his listings. The caller stated he was a real estate agent and received the codes and subsequently robbed the home.
On the surface this illustrates the main reason I prefer to use electronic lock boxes. These electronic lock boxes are hung on door knobs or hose bibs and hold the door keys. In our area Licensed Realtors® have their own electronic keys to open these lock boxes, and the box records the date, time and identity of anyone accessing it.
In my my case I set up the system to send me a text message at the time it is opened as well as an email.
Some real estate agents also use combination code lock boxes. By placing showing instructions within the MLS system using our e-showing system agents can request showing instructions and be provided the combination code. Their showing request is recorded and reported. This system assures that only real estate agents who have access to the MLS system are the ones who receive entry codes.
If I use a combination code box on any property I always instruct agents who call me to use the MLS system so I have a written record of those receiving the code.
As a Realtor® I take the safety of your home and your contents seriously. If your home is vacant I make it a point to stop by and make sure no one has left a door unlocked or lights on, etc.
I value the trust you placed in me when you select me to sell your Brevard County home.
Thinking of selling your Brevard County, Florida home? I would appreciate an opportunity to work for you. Please call me directly at 321-693-3850 or email me.