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Jaylene Brug…,  in Phoenix, AZ

I'm new to the real estate business and started with 2 lock boxes. I'm finding I need more because the short sales are taking so long.

Asked by Jaylene Brugman, Phoenix, AZ Sat Dec 4, 2010


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You have received some good advice so far. I have been in the business now for many years.
What works for me is a combination of Supra lockbox's (both new and used from another agent), contractor lockbox's.
Make sure you are able to re-program the used (previously enjoyed) lockbox's with your information.

After a listing of your has gone to pending staus, you can swap the Supra box out with a contactors box.
This way, anyone going into the home at that time has to contact you for the code.

Call me any time if you need any other help.
Bob Dickinson
RE/MAX Excalibur
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 4, 2010
Jaylene. You can purchase used electronic Supra and Sentrilock lockboxes at http://www.lockboxswap.com for killer prices.
Web Reference: http://www.lockboxswap.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 6, 2011
Welcome to the biz, Jaylene. It's nice to hear real-estate success stories, especially in this tough market!

If you're looking for lockboxes, I have found great deals on Supra iBoxes at http://www.LockBoxSwap.com. They have great prices and cover the cost of shipping. Definitely a good resource when I need a lockbox on short notice.
Web Reference: http://www.LockBoxSwap.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 4, 2012
Welcome to the biz Jaylene! Most people get lockboxes from other agents in their office who may not be using them. You are so right about the short sale listings taking longer, meaning we need more lockboxes and signs. Let me know if I can ever help you! :)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 4, 2011
alot of people are purchasing there lockboxes at http://www.mfssupply.com
Web Reference: http://www.mfssupply.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 13, 2011
Post an ad in your company office to see if anyone has any used lock boxes they wish to sell or you can always just fork up the money to purchase new ones. You can typically find used Supra lock boxes for around $50. Be careful to make sure that the agent you buy the lock box from signs it over to you and it's verified and recorded with the ARMLS Surpra office.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 26, 2010
I have asked my title rep to send out an email to see if anyone has lockboxes they do not use any longer. I have always had great luck with that.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 22, 2010

Congratulations! What an awesome problem to have. Our company has trusted vendors who give us discount pricing. Supra is great. Well on your way to being rookie of the year .Wishing you the best of luck

0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 21, 2010
I get my lockboxes at http://www.DiscountLockbox.com They have the cheapest prices on the web!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 16, 2010
Lock boxes are expensive so you might check with your broker and see if any agents just left the company if they are not active realtors they can sell their boxes and you can take get a transfer form off ARMLS to get them put in your name. Also you might check in Craigs List, Oh and for liability sake don't use the Contractors Combination boxes if you don't have to.
Good Luck
Dixie Chick
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 7, 2010
Dear Jaylene:

Congratulations on your success!

Having more SUPRA boxes is a good investment. Your broker probablly has some internal realtor communications where you can buy some used less than new.

Regards, Jeff
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 4, 2010
Jaylene, I would recommend if a property is occupied that you only use the Supra lock box. As others have said you will be able to monitor who has entered the property. Should you elect to go with the less expensive contractor lock boxes use them on homes that are vacant. If you do use the contractor box have the agent call for the code. When they call get their ARMLS number and record when they plan on entering the property. This is a lot administrative work on your part. In the long run it may be better to obtain Supra lock boxes. It is an investment in your business.
Web Reference: http://www.gregurroz.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 4, 2010
Jaylene, the good thing about the Supra lock boxes is it's easy access for agents that you're able to track and follow up with the agent. They are an investment but that's just part of your marketing costs. Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 4, 2010
Hey, Jaylene What a fabulous problem to have! Spring for the lockboxes.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 4, 2010
I as well Jaylene, I am willing to pay $50.00 per-box for ARMLS Blue LockBoxes in good working condition.

Phyllis JC Anderson
Liberty One Realty
Web Reference: http://www.YourAzCastle.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 4, 2010
Good Morning Jaylene;
Happy to hear you're doing well getting listings; but it's part of biz. Combo lockboxes are less expensive; but that's about the best you can do.
Take comfort in the fact that the alternative (no listings and plenty lock boxes) is much worse.
Web Reference: http://www.321property.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 4, 2010
Hi Jaylene,
I am not sure what kind of lock boxes you use but I use electronic lock boxes and they are expensive. An alternate for cost savings is a combination lock which are 1/3 the cost. i don't really have any short sales out of my 16 listings so I only use electronic lock boxes. They are more secure and I reveive data as the homes are being shown. My suggestion if possible is to try and secure listings that are not short sales (if possible) or buy the combination locks as you need them and put them on the long-term listings only.

Good Luck!
Frank Dolski MBA, ABR-e-PRO
Associate Broker
Coldwell Banker Hearthside
Web Reference: http://www.Frankdolski.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 4, 2010
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