Yes, unless you can be at your Los Angeles Real Estate open the door all day every day, you really do need a lock box.
Can’t the agents who want to show my house pick up a key from the listing agent?
Sure they can. But most will pass you by rather than drive to another agent’s office to get the key – and then have to drive back to return it.
Your Los Angeles real estate will only be shown if an agent has exhausted all other possibilities.
And what if a second or third agent wants to show your home while the first agent still has the key?
But I want my listing agent to accompany all showings. He or she can bring the key along.
That sounds good, but if you insist, you’ll severely limit the number of buyers who see your home. Remember that your agent has other clients and appointments of his or her own.
If the buyer’s agent has to work around your listing agent’s schedule to get in, your home will go to the bottom of the list.
And of course, you’ll miss out on all those short-notice showings.
Does Your Los Angeles Real Estate Need A Lock Box?
But isn’t it dangerous? I don’t want strangers coming into my home any time they feel like it.
I understand your worry that someone might come in without an appointment, and that things could disappear, but our modern lock boxes prevent that temptation.
Today’s lock boxes require a key or a code – and each agent has his or her own key and/or code. Then, those smart lock boxes keep track of who comes in.
What if they decide to come in with no notice, and I happen to be in the shower?
First, your listing will specify that an appointment is required. Second, you can take steps to prevent entry at inconvenient times. A door chain or a deadbolt is a good precaution.
So the answer is yes: When your Los Angeles real estate, you really do need a lock box.
If you’re thinking of selling, get in touch. I’ll show you how I market to minimize the disruption to your life by getting your home sold in the least amount of time possible.