Which is Better — Lockboxes or Appointments?
Which is better when selling a home — lockboxes or appointments? This is an article written by Elizabeth for another publication. It is a situation that hasn’t changed from a decade ago. Today, there are new companies like “Open Door” which do not use lockboxes at all, but that is another blog altogether. Enjoy…
— JaCi Wallace
Should a seller require an appointment or will a lockbox inspire more showings? Some sellers are uneasy about giving agents and their buyers access to a home when the sellers are not at home. However, unless a seller is at home during the day, without a lockbox, showings might not happen at all.
Homes where access is restricted or require appointments in advance often fall to the bottom of the showing list, especially in buyer’s markets when inventory is abundant. If your market has an oversupply of homes for sale, you might want to consider using a lockbox.
In some parts of the country, though, it is customary for listing agents to be present at all showings, and some agents never use a lockbox. But if security is an issue, modern lockboxes record who comes and who goes from a home. Moreover, it’s often a good idea to put a lockbox out of sight, on a gas pipe or on a back gate.
Read more about Appointments vs. Lockboxes.
We suggest you use a Supra lockbox on your home if you want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar. If you want to sell a home or purchase a home, please call Weintraub & Wallace Realtors with RE/MAX Gold. We can be reached at 916-233-6759.
— Elizabeth Weintraub