Many sellers do not want a lock box or combination boxes that house keys to their home for agents to show their property.
Though lock boxes are monitored, safe, very difficult to "crack", can be hidden and are only "in use" during certain time frames determined (at least here in Arizona!) - many still prefer to have more control over their home showings!
Though a little pricey of an option (the starter kit is $299.00), for those interested, Schlage (a manufacturer of deadbolts and key locks) offers a new LiNK door lock that can be remotely controlled through the Internet with a cell phone or computer.
KEY points of the LiNK Lock
Allows individuals, using a cell phone, to open doors using a 4 digit code that you provide.
Locks can be programmed to unlock at specific times and days.
Doors can still be opened using a keypad or traditional key.
You can monitor the "comings and goings" of showings for yourself.
After you've sold your home, reuse the lock for a rental property, your new home or a second home.
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