We get the question from time to time when savvy buyers are aware that foreclosure agents sometimes use combination lockboxes for foreclosure listings, "What is the lockbox code?" Sometimes lenders require them with certain codes. Generally speaking we also include a lockbox from our MLS that requires
the electronic supra key we use. The supra lockbox is on the front door for area MLS agents to have access to the property and we do not publish or give the combination to anyone other than the bank we have the property listed for.
Buyers are sometimes upset that we don't give them the code. Recently we got a call from a potential buyer wanting us to give them the code. Nope, ain't gonna happen. Come to our office and we'll be happy to show you the property. In a short time we got a call from an agent asking for the code. We explained there was a supra lockbox on the front door. The agent stuttered and lied and said they were "out shopping" and got a call from a client and were going to meet them at the house and didn't have their supra key and the client couldn't wait for them to drive home and back to get it. Nope, sorry, not gonna happen. TOO BAD. I know in my heart that this agent was going to give the code to the person who called 1 minute before this agent.
I didn't fall off a turnip truck THIS morning.
SO buyers please be aware that I am NOT one of those agent willing to risk loosing my license by giving you the code and not stupid enough to give it to an agent at another company to give it to you either. And if I know you go into my listing without an agent I'll happily call the police and have you arrested for criminal tresspass. I make my living selling homes for people and companies who trust me to keep their property secure. I'm not willing to put my license and my reputation in jeopardy for the sale of one foreclosure.
So, if you would like to see one of our foreclosure listings, please either come to our office, call us and make an appointment or if you are already working with a buyers agent have them show you our listing. Please just don't break into the house. And if an unlicensed person goes into our listing that's exactly what it is.