How Your HOMEFRONT Realty Agent Will Use a Lock Box
Back in the 50’s and 60’s, you could just leave your house open and any real estate agent could come in and show the home at any time. There were almost no security issues. Now, because of safety problems, we have the handy, dandy lock box.
Lock Box History
Attached to a door handle, gate, water or gas meter, lock boxes hold keys to a house for sale. They were invented in the 70’s, and opened by a key that your agent possessed. In the 90’s, the electronic lock box replaced the older key model. The electronic type is what most property professionals use today to make sure your home remains safe while it’s for sale.
In 2008, the electronic lock box took another big step forward in technology, and can:
- Tell the seller’s Broker when a house has been shown.
Why You Should Use a Lock Box
Homes for sale that use a lock box are shown more often because it’s easier for Brokers to have access when the owners are at work. There are different fees charged for the use of a lock box, but the price usual sits around $95 plus tax. When you hire a HOMEFRONT Realty professional, you’ll get the use of the lock box for free as part of our service.
All in all, the use of a lock box by your Broker is a great idea. It’s safe and convenient, not only for you but also for Brokers and potential buyers.
If you’re ready to sell your home with a Broker who puts your safety and convenience first, give me a call at 360-990-1433 or email me at . firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you!
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