Let me go on record.
If you saw the Inman Article October 5, 2015: "Buyers using ZipTours (and other Apps) to get lockbox codes, tour listings without agents present."
Don't try that at one of my listings.
If you are not a licensed agent, acting with a licensed version of of our MLS eKey to gain access to a home, for a scheduled appointment, then you have no business being in one of my listings.
You will be treated as a person that has gained illegal access to a home, that I have an Agency responsibility to protect, and you will be recorded, reported and prosecuted for that illegal entry. And the agent that authorized you to have access will receive the same treatment. If your agent is too busy to be with you to show a house, well done to that agent for being a rock star and being too busy.... hire some licensed help, like a showing assistant. But don't allow consumers to be alone in peoples listed properties.
As a consumer - better yet if you are Buying a home in the Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill or Hinesville Area rather work with an agent that has time for you. Contact me at www.SavannahHomesNow.com and we will be happy to help you, accompany your to home viewings and add the value that agents are paid to add. Which is not just to unlock the door, but be knowledgeable about the home, neighborhood, comparable properties and any other material disclosures and facts that should be part of a purchase decision. Its not just about unlocking the door!
What do you think, Agents? Do you want consumers unaccompanied in your listings?
And consumers, do you want to be alone in a house and be blamed for...oh I don't know? Theft of valuables, breaking a piece of furniture, letting the family cat out of the house? Don't do it!
Link to the article in case you have not seen it. Click here
(I know, I know, this is not widespread yet, but if this technology spreads and becomes easily accessible and popular, then the $650 Lockbox that we pay dearly for in subscriptions is going to be obsolete, as a secure way to allow licensed professional into homes for approved appointments.)