Did you know?: When you have a Realtor digital lock box, your home gets viewed 3 times more often. Agents really hate to call the owner to setup appointments. They love the fact the homes are show ready and accessible through a realtor lock box. They hate when home owners are around to hinder their effort to let their client imagine the house as their future home .
Many sellers asked us about Realtor Lock Boxes. Some people use combination lock boxes, but it presents security concerns. Many times, the home owners are not home when agents are trying to bring clients over to see the home. It presents an inconvenience to the agents and their clients which mean missed opportunities. Often times, you should not be present when an agent brings a potential buyer to view the property. Let the agent help the buyers to imagine the house as their future home.
A Realtor Digital lockbox is a key tool for real estate agents. A lockbox is a hollow metal box that attaches to the front doorknob or some secure place nearby. Inside the hollow area is another matchbox that contains the key to the house. When an agent opens the lockbox, that smaller container slides out. It really helps the agents to show your home more often.
The GE Supra lockboxes have a tiny microprocessor inside. You need an electronic key to open it and the only way to get a key is to become a member of the local Multiple Listing Service. All of the keys have a unique identifier so when someone opens the box, the microprocessor inside "registers" the agent who opens it. Agents are forbidden to let another agent use their electronic key.
Since the box is "reset" just before being placed on the door, any agent who opens the box can be identified - as well as the date and time they entered the house. That information can be downloaded at the local MLS Association. This works as a security measure for the homeowner.