mdrealestateblog.com

Sign of the times

One of the things that I'm noticing when I show homes is how many of them do not have Supra lockboxes but are using combination lockboxes instead.  With the swelling of the inventory I'm sure that listing agents are running out of Supra lockboxes to install.  They're available for purchase from our board for about $125.  It's cheaper and easier to go to Home Depot and get a combo for $30.  The problem is that the cheapo combo isn't covered by our E&O insurance so the agents using combo's are taking a big risk.

Some of the combo lockboxes are pretty old and have been around as long as...well, the agents who use them.  What's amusing is that about half of them use the default combination making it even more risky for the agent and seller.  That combo is SPI just in case you're wondering.

It really is a sign of the times and the growing inventory when agents run out of secure lockboxes to put on their listings.

 

FacebookTwitterLinked InGoogle

QR Code

 Richard Iarossi is a full time licensed REALTOR®, working in Crofton, MD. My coverage areas are: Anne Arundel, Prince George’s, Howard, Calvert, Queen Anne, and Baltimore City and County. I specialize in residential real estate, working with both buyers and sellers. Use the registration free search on my website at www.RichSellsHomes.com. If you’re not already working with a REALTOR®...I can help. Call me at 443-995-9595 (Cell) or 410-451-6255 (Office).

SKYPE ME: RichSellsHomes

Find me on Google+

 
©2011 - RichSellsHomes.com - All Rights Reserved
 
All information is deemed reliable but should be independently verified. Property information is subject to change without notice.

 

Comment balloon 2 commentsRichard Iarossi • August 27 2007 10:46AM
Sign of the times
share
One of the things that I'm noticing when I show homes is how many of them do not have Supra lockboxes but are using combination lockboxes instead. With the swelling of the inventory I'm sure that listing agents are running out of Supra lockboxes to… more
Inexcusable Missed Opportunity
share
I was showing listings last night for another agent who was unavailable. She set up all the appointments so all I had to do was drive the clients around to five homes. She's a friend and now she owes me a favor as well :) The market here in Anne… more