While showing houses to clients in the past, I have seen something that concerns me as I enter the homes I am showing.
Combo Lockboxes. Granted, they are more cost efficient for a Realtor than our other option and once, were all we had available to us.
It’s not the fact that they are used (and I do own one myself)…It’s that as I get up to the home, ready to enter the combination of four numbers needed to access the home, I sometimes find the code is already on the box and the box is ready to open. This can happen when the last person who accessed the home did not clear the code by mixing the numbers up after they reinsert the key in the box as they leave. When I arrived for a few showings and found this was the case, all I had to do was hit the button and boom – there is the key. Not Very Secure, right?
When I list your home, it will be marketed to thousands of consumers and I want your home safe! When I list your home, it becomes a home advertised on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) throughout all of Middle TN. I will explain during a listing presentation, that your home will also be marketed to consumers via MANY websites across the country. With the majority of buyers beginning their home search on line, it is of the utmost importance that we advertise your home in as many places as possible on the internet.
While marketing my listings, reaching thousands of real estate agents and consumers, I want my client’s home to be as secure and safe as can be!
Electronic Lockboxes are the key to your security. I have also seen many For Sale By Owner homes in Middle TN using combo boxes.
Combo boxes are a single step of protection for you. These boxes have one code that is needed to access the key to your home. Anyone with that code can get into your home at any time. The code can be shared. It is simply a series of four numbers to choose from and the lockbox is opened.
Our Electronic Lockboxes provide double the protection. These boxes are accessed by an access card only a professional owns. Our cards must be renewed on a WEEKLY basis using secure sign on IDs. Not only do we enter the card into the box, we also have to enter a code after we enter our card.
WAIT! That’s not all. Not only do folks entering your home have an extra step to take to gain access, I can also run a report showing WHO has entered your home. If we ever question whether a showing took place or need to confirm who entered the home, thanks to these electronic codes, I can pull a report telling us who entered and when.
I want nothing but the best for my clients and as your listing Agent, when I place the electronic lockbox on your home, I am telling you that your home and security are important enough for me to have invested in a better lockbox.
If you are looking to sell your home in Middle TN, be it Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Christiana,Lascassas, Bell Buckle, Franklin, LaVergne, Mt. Juliet, Nashville, Ashland City, etc etc. and want YOUR home marketed by an agent who will do more than just put a sign in the yard AND who will care about your home’s security, please contact me today.
There is a lot more to getting it sold that putting a sign in the yard and placing it on the MLS.
Don’t contact me to sell your home. ………Contact me to MARKET your home to its next owner!