Now I know why Lockboxes were invented.
I have a new listing in a niche that I am interested in growing---needless to say I wanted to make a really good impression on my client.
We signed all the paperwork, and obtained the key to the property. Since this is probably not a property I am going to “co-broke” I decided to keep the key in my car.
When I went to the property last week to inspect the signage, I was getting out of my car with the key in hand. I turned quickly and the key dropped-----between the leather driver's seat and the console. I tried everything to get it out----moving the seat back, and even trying to place my hand in----resulting in a nasty cut. I decided I had better ask the owner for another key asap, since I knew she was out of town and didn't want to be caught "keyless" with an interested client.
Of course I immediately got a sign call and a client wanted to see the property---I told him the story about the key and he said he would come armed with flashlight and tools for a quick extraction.
It was a tough one------but finally, the client got the key with a long metal rod, and handed it to me. Of course we both had a good laugh over that one. (and I had some new ideas for Nissan's auto interior design team!!)
The property was not going to work for him, but he sure helped me out!
Moral of the story: Even if a client doesn't purchase a property, he still may be important------and oh yeah-----------Lockboxes are for keys----use them!