I was showing houses down river in Lincoln Park and Allen Park. It was a bad day. I had 7 houses set up to show. The first house we went to I went to try the lock box. The listing office had given me a numeric code but the lockbox was alphabetic lockbox. I called the listing office and they put me thru to the agent. The agent had NO CLUE WHAT THE LOCKBOX CODE WAS!!!!
The only reason you don't know what the code is because you stole or "borrowed" the lockbox from another realtor. Most agents use the same codes on all their lockboxes. So if you can't remember the lockbox code I would bet that the real estate agent never bought that lock box.
The next house we got into no problem. The next house the lock box and key was gone off the house. So we couldn't get into that house either. Some real estate agent got themselves a new lockbox. (I hope they remember the code) Then we got into the next two houses.
Then we went to the next house. There is a lock box on the front door. The code doesn't work. I call the listing office no answer. Sure it's Sunday but it is only 2 o'clock. I go around back and there is another lock box. The code doesn't work on that one either.
I get a call about a half an hour later. They tell me they have known since Friday that neither lock box worked. But I set up the showing on Saturday and they didn't say anything. So I don't know but I think some agents don't just don't have ethics or common courtesy.
So out of 7 homes I couldn't get into 2 of the homes because of agent/office incompetence. BUT LUCKILY OUT OF THE FOUR DOWNRIVER HOMES WE LOOKED AT MY CLIENT LOVED ONE.
Russ Ravary your Metro Detroit real estate agent
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