So often I pull up showing instructions and see the following:
- the code is R A D (initials of the listing company), my assumption is so that it is easy for their agents to remember
- 1 2 3 4 (uh yes this is a well used one)
- 2 4 6 8 (same as above, unbelievable? )
- the house number (gee how long will it take me to try 1234, 4321, 2468, 8642 and then the house number?)
- four corners of the lock box clockwise, yes or sometimes counterclockwise too
If you were a seller and actually knew that any of these were the "secret code" that protected not only your investment, but your valuables inside, would you feel comfortable? Sorry this is SO rhetorical as we all know the answer. Oh and let's just guess at other folks that may just happen by and guess their way in as well, then you may find either a trashed property or remnants of a weekend get together!
Here in South Florida we use the SUPRA system and when I go on a listing appointment, I show the seller not only the electronic lock box, but also our electronic wireless key that opens the SUPRA. I educate them that once opened by only authorized persons, the SUPRA key automatically sends the data from that entry to SUPRA servers that immediately puts the information of who showed the property, what company, when they showed it too on the internet for instant access.
My sellers love this system and even though it is possible to save about 70-80% by purchasing a cheap lock system, I know that the extra expense I go through is well appreciated by my client sellers.
What are your thoughts on the SUPRA system?