RISMEDIA, April 19, 2010—In today’s market, agents and brokers are constantly looking for ways to list more, show more, and earn more. While it’s easy to focus on the marketing and exposure of the listing, a commonly overlooked feature is the type of lockbox being utilized. Electronic lockboxes are not only more secure, increasing your value to your client, but they will save you time and money as well.
Here are 5 reasons why electronic lockboxes make sense in today’s market:
1. Differentiate yourself from other Agents. Smart agents know that smart sellers look for agents that have an edge in the marketing of the property to attain a successful outcome. An electronic lockbox system provides an essential part of the marketing strategy to gain feedback and generate showings into offers.
2. Secure controlled access management of property keys. Agents no longer have to worry about who has access to listing keys. Electronic lockboxes strictly limit access to other agents or approved visitors who have gotten a lockbox key/card from the local Association or Board of Realtors. The keys/cards require a code or PIN be entered by the owner in order to access the lockbox.
3. Grow your business by being more efficient and productive. It’s no longer necessary to drive around town to real estate offices picking up and dropping off keys to properties. That time can be better invested gaining more “face time” with clients–or potential clients. With easy access to the keys, you