Today’s topic is lock box safety, and in the video above, you can see the model we at the Artisan Group use for our home seller clients. If you have concerns about these lock boxes, there are a few things you should know.
First, people have tried breaking into these things using everything from blow torches to shotguns without succeeding. It’s nearly impossible to break into a lock box. If someone does try breaking into your home, it’s not going to be through a lock box.
Second, you need an account to access them. Their built-in keypad is not a combination keypad; it’s used to connect to an app you need to have installed on your phone. You then have to get your fingerprint scanned and go through a CBI check. Each access is also recorded by the lock box itself. We know when an agent comes and goes. If a key gets lost, we know exactly who lost it.
In addition to these precautions, you’re only allowed entry during certain times. You can’t access the lock boxes before 8 a.m. or after 8 p.m. We recently switched to these specific models to ensure there’s always a licensed real estate agent showing your home. With prior models, a lot of out-of-town agents would simply pass on the combination to their buyers, which would allow them to look at homes unaccompanied.
If you have questions about these lock boxes or how else the Artisan Group ensures the safety of your home while it’s listed, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to speak with you.