Wordless Wednesday: A New Lockbox Challenge

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Real Estate Agent with Solutions Real Estate CA DRE #01490977

Wordless Wednesday: A New Lockbox Challenge

 

We've all experienced different kinds of lockbox challenges in our careers, some more frustrating than others.

 

Finding the lockbox in the first place

Being able to reach the lockbox that's hanging too high or hidden in the bushes

No key inside

Lockbox doesn't open

 

I was showing a higher end property this past Sunday and encountered a new type of challenge. I can only blame it on the birds! Euww!!

 

dirty lockbox

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Hannah Williams
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YUK Jeff Dowler, CRS  what a horrid mess . I say agree I say ewe too

Sep 19, 2018 03:00 PM #4
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Hi Nina Hollander 

It was pretty gross to see. I was pretty shocked. Agent said he was surprised since he has been put there 2 weeks before...but seriously alot can happen in that time.  He also asked me if it was bats or birds. I resisted making a snide comment about that. LOL

Jeff

Sep 19, 2018 03:03 PM #5
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Jeff,

I hope you had wet wipes in your car.  That is SO Gross!  A

Sep 19, 2018 03:29 PM #6
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Hi Jeff- 3 words come to mind...gross, ick & yuck. 

Sep 19, 2018 07:15 PM #7
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Oh Jeff Dowler, CRS those birds had a grand time with the box...gross is right.  I don't even want to think of the germs festering on it....

Sep 19, 2018 08:25 PM #8
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Ewww is right...and I thought having them freeze was an issue !

Sep 20, 2018 05:39 AM #9
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Jeff. All I can say is "next"! No showing here today! Enjoy your day!

Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM #10
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Good morning Jeff - I guess you will have to add rubber gloves and wipes to your real estate survival kit.

Sep 20, 2018 07:59 AM #11
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Looks like you had to get your hands dirty to obtain the key, but at least they didn't do their thing on your hand when you were trying to open the box, haha.

Sep 20, 2018 08:38 AM #12
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Sheila Anderson
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Good afternoon Jeff. Yep, this is a different type of challenge for sure.

Sep 20, 2018 11:24 AM #13
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That pic kinda sums things up some days, Jeff Dowler, CRS ... all you can say is "Euuwwww" and "glad the day is done" ...

Gene

Sep 20, 2018 12:13 PM #14
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Joe Pryor
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That is a lockbix tghat is certainly for the birds and not a high end listing.

Sep 20, 2018 06:47 PM #15
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No wet wipes but the tissues worked and I was pretty put off Ron and Alexandra Seigel . No, actually grossed out.

Jeff

Sep 20, 2018 08:20 PM #16
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Kathy Streib  I was pretty dumbfounded when I saw it. NOW what do I do...do?

Lisa Von Domek  - I was appalled.

Jeff

Sep 20, 2018 08:22 PM #17
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson  - I would rather deal with the freezing issue!

Wayne Martin I thought briefly about it but decided since we were there and I could handle the box with tissues that we would go in anyway.

Jeff

Sep 20, 2018 08:23 PM #18
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Good suggestion Grant Schneider  Who'd think this was needed?

And I thought about that Brian England 

Jeff

Sep 20, 2018 08:25 PM #19
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Indeed Sheila Anderson  Definitely a first.

Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi  It was the crappiest part of the day!

Jeff

Sep 20, 2018 08:26 PM #20
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Joe Pryor 

Well the birds don't care, they will have fun with a $1.3M house as well as any other!

Jeff

Sep 20, 2018 08:27 PM #21
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I had fun with this at my professionlism class. We talked about hide and seek witth the lockbox and compared unusual places. 

Sep 20, 2018 09:09 PM #22
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Debbie Reynolds 

I bet. We have all experienced those lockbox challenges from time to time.

Jeff

Sep 21, 2018 08:34 PM #23
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