Yes, you do have to use a lock box when selling your Walled Lake home!
A lock box makes the whole process of selling your Walled Lake home easier. A lock box is a basically a padlock with a cavity inside where a key to your Walled Lake home can be placed. Gives out the combination after they talk to you and verify it is OK to show your home. When another real estate agent calls to set up a showing of your Walled Lake home my office verifies who they are. They ask them for their license number and they call to confirm on an office number that we have in our system. So they can’t be just anybody looking to get into your house.
They have to be a licensed real estate agent to gain access to your home. Then my office gives the other agent the combination to the lock box. Only someone with the combination can get into the lock box and access the key. Having a lock box available at your house makes it easy for other agents to get access to your house.
They would have to take a sledge hammer to break the lock box open. They could take the same sledge hammer to your door and get in. So the security is there with a lock box.
Without the lock box, agents representing buyers would have to set appointments to meet you or your agent at the house so they could gain access and view the home. This would be extremely inconvenient. Since almost every other house does have a lockbox available, if you do not allow one most agents will simply not show your property. You will miss out on lots of potential buyers.
My past experience with agents or home owners that don’t use a lock box is that they lose showings. Now you have two agents that have to try to arrange a time when they both can be there. Think about these scenarios.
1.) Your agent has a family get together or his son is in a playoff game. Do you think they are cancelling their family obligations to show your house.
2.) Your agent has a closing, or an office meeting. Do you think they are going to cancel the closing to show your house?
3.) Your agent has buyer showings on the other side of town already scheduled with a client? Do you think your agent is going to show your house?
No your agent is going to say the buyer can’t get in that day. You have lost a possible sale of your Walled Lake home. All listing agents are busy. It is a major inconvenience for them to drive to your house and let another agent it. Trust me on this….a lot of homes without lock boxes lose showings because it is too hard to get into.
The listing contract that you sign specifies whether you allow a lockbox or not. It is locked into place, usually on the front door and cannot be removed. Only other agents can access the key that is located within the lockbox. So I highly recommend you put a lock box on your Walled Lake home when you go to sell
Feel free to read more home selling tips and when you are ready to sell your Walled Lake home go with a Realtor like me that will market you home in the places home buyers are looking. Thousands of people go to my websites each day, I will get you the exposure you need to get your home SOLD!