To Re-Key or not to Re-key

Real Estate Agent with The Keyes Company 3195704

Recently I read a post with this situation put up as a question.  As a licensed Locksmith  and Realtor I can say  100% re-key.  As you will see by the end of  post, I am not saying this to help the locksmith but to help the Realtor and Homeowner. With today's locks the Homeowner can change the key in 15 seconds all by them self, no locksmith needed. 

The lock is pick and bump resistant, yet easily change when ever needed, All you need is a spare set of keys and the learning tool. I have attached a video to show the process.

I will follow up by saying the burglar will look for the soft spot to enter your house. If the front door looks hard they go find another way in, backdoor or window. Putting top of the line locks on the door may keep them from entering through the front door,  but may not keep them out all together.

These lock are great for rentals and property managers, fast re-key  done on the spot.

If any one has any question feel free to drop me a line and I will do my best to get you an answer.


Comments (4)

Harry F. D'Elia III
Avant Garde Residential Management Services - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Thanks for sharing this useful video this morning when it comes to changing locks.

Jun 12, 2016 11:31 PM
Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/ - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

That's an interesting alternative. Thank you for sharing!

Jun 12, 2016 11:52 PM
Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

I've seen these lock sets in the hardware stores and think they are pretty nice and easy to use.  Great article and thanks for posting!

Jun 13, 2016 01:40 AM
Chuck Mixon
The Keyes Company - Cutler Bay, FL
Cutler Bay Specialist, GRI, CDPE, BPOR

Harry - Glad you liked it , just a follow up for another AR question

Tanya - I feel they are a great product for the Landlord and Property Manager save time and money

Shawn and Angela -  Yes these are popular lock sets  and can be found in most Hardware stores  or Lowe's and Home Depot. 

Jun 13, 2016 02:06 AM