Buyers using App to get lockbox code, tour listing without agent!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Associate Broker

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 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.)


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Maureen Fukumoto
Help-U-Sell Realty Pro - Mililani, HI

I missed the Inman article. How are they getting the lockbox codes? That kind of access is scary.

Oct 10, 2015 07:23 PM #1
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