Adopt a Lockbox for the Fall Selling Season
Have you been thinking of selling your Bristow home? If you have, perhaps you would like to consider adopting one of these lockboxes.
These guys and gals are not used to being spending time in their box, sitting on a shelf in my office closet. They are yearning to get out and help someone sell their home, but fear not enough sellers in Bristow understand the value of the fall selling season. Allow me to introduce you to the gang.
This is Bob. You may notice that Bob is missing some plastic on his top left corner. That is an injury sustained on the job while holding a key for a heavy, self closing condo door. The agent that showed the unit didn't realize the door would be slamming shut behind them. Bob's topside got slammed into the door jamb.
Despite his workplace injury, Bob is wide eyed and ready to get back out in the game. He'll be glad to stand by your heaviest door. Condos are his specialty, but he'll be happy to find a home anywhere. His injury has not made him any less capable of securely holding a key.
Lola is another long time veteran of service in my real estate business. You can see the streaks of neutral paint along her right side. She's hung from her fair share of door knobs. Lola is perfectly at home on a home with a white picket fence and a crape myrtle blooming within her view. The sounds of dogs barking and kids playing, or even passing cars, don't trouble her a bit. That might be because Lola has become hard of hearing. Nonetheless, her ability to to secure your keys is unchanged. In fact, it's better than ever since she underwent the recent battery change.
The first thing you notice about Marge are her blood red eyes. Marge will never fall asleep on the job. This is the gal you want on a vacant home. She's always alert and ready for her task of securely handling your front door key. She takes her task of being the single point of access on your unoccupied home very seriously, making that REALTOR® R, prominent on her forehead, proud. No one is getting in to your house without coming through her first.
Then there's Frank, or as I call him, "Old Blue Eyes." Frank is a shameless flirt, so he likes to be next door to another property being sold, though he may distract the neighboring lockbox with his charm, particularly if they are an adjoined property like a townhouse. Let's hope so. You want your house to sell first. He'll hum his motorized tune when unlocking to provide the key to your home to visiting Buyer Agents, and hum that same tune while locking it back up. Wise agents know to listen until the end of that tune to secure the key.
Tiffany is the one Frank was giving goo-goo eyes to during their photo shoot. She's a blue-eyed gal that takes great pride in maintaining a clean appearance. Hang Tiffany from a freshly painted front door and she is absolutely radiant with delight. She knows a freshly painted front door makes a great first impression. And while she thrives in suburban neighborhoods with amenities, she will go wherever there is a seller willing to give her that back drop of a freshened up door.
Meet Charlie. If he looks a little befuddled, it's because he is still wondering what happened to his REALTOR® R. He's not talking about it, but I have a feeling someone may have handled him a little rough during the key exchange. Or maybe he was just handled one too many times on a very popular property that generated a lot of tours. I think he would do best recuperating from his loss on a covered front porch. Of course, his loss will never affect his ability to secure your front door key.
Pierre is another well worn member of my lockbox army. The marks along this front give you the impression he may actually partake in listing preparation like painting. Pierre keeps a running inventory of everyone that has been given the key, in the event we need it for some reason later. What makes his assignment all the happier are yellow flowers to make his eyes, sitting somewhere near the front door. Be they in a garden or a pot, he knows that yellow is a color that makes a lasting impression on buyers.
Bringing up the rear we have Joe. The speed with which he will help sell your house will make your competition green with envy. He's up for any assignment. No matter the location or style of home, Joe is there to get the job done. He must have learned that from me. Or maybe it is a trait those of us with green eyes possess. Whether hanging from your door knob, hose bib or railing, Joe is happy to hold your key securely until he is given the code to release it.
Not pictured are Jasmine and Buck. They are on assignment, adopted by very pleased home owners.
You can adopt any lockbox from any agent when it comes time to sell. Heck, there are agents in Bristow that you pay only for the use of a lockbox and entrance into the MLS. But when you adopt any one of MY lockboxes, you get my sales skills, in depth knowledge of the contract and my creativity to help you get the most amount of money for your home. (Come on. You know I'm creative if I'm writing a blog post about adopting a lockbox. ) Adopt your lockbox wisely. You only get one chance to maximize the profit in your home sale.