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So you're desperate to sell a home? Give me my key back!

I received a call today from a Realtor showing one of my Listings: ".....I couldn't show your listing today because when I got there the key wasn't in the lock box..." WHAT?  It was there for the last Realtor, or was it? 

The activity on the property has picked up due to a recent price reduction and there was another showing scheduled in two hours. I promptly phoned the next Realtor to let him know about the missing key. He told me that he actually had a chance to go by earlier and when he got there he too couldn't show it either.  He said the entire front face of the lock box was removed and the dead bolt was locked so no front key pad could have been laying on a counter inside the home.

This Realtor told me it happens to him all the time.  (This is only the 2nd time it has happened to me.) He is a REO Agent  We're amazed at the audacity of some of these low life Agents who will stoop at nothing to sell a home.  Perhaps a showing Agent will show a property, like it, and wants to save it for him to sell. So how can he ensure that he can have a good chance at selling it?

JUST TAKE THE KEY from the lock box!

In this case, I must now go out and replace the lock box with a new lock box as I can't re code it without a numerical face pad. And what is to stop this crazy loon Agent from coming back and doing it all over again? I will now change my locks to the dial type where you can't remove the face pad but I still can have the problem of the key being stolen.  I could replace my many listings with Supra but that would be a huge expense and most Agents don't even have a Supra key. I'm going to try and figure out a way to place a coil in the box that will hold the key not allowing the key to be removed from the box yet allow it to reach the lock on the door - hmmm, is this at all possible? That's a task my husband will try and figure out for me.

Is this an economic driven problem? We know in tough times people will result to extreme measures for money. Just as we can see crime increase when so many are without jobs and need money to live; robberies are on the rise. Is this depressed economy affecting Agents the same way? Resulting in desperate measures to sell a home?

Anybody with an effective strategy for keeping your keys, please share!

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Comment balloon 70 commentsLynn Pineda • September 06 2009 05:30PM
So you're desperate to sell a home? Give me my key back!
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I received a call today from a Realtor showing one of my Listings: "… I couldn't show your listing today because when I got there the key wasn't in the lock box… " WHAT? It was there for the last Realtor, or was it? The… more