In the past month I have been made aware of something most REALTORS are unfamiliar with about certain combo lock boxes.
Did you know some combo boxes can be hacked? This was brought to my attention; so I did a quick You Tube search. What I found was alarming on the number of how to hack a lock box videos were online.
Earlier this year an agent told me of an incident on a vacant house using a combo box where a homeless person was camping out in the property. The type of box used suggests that the box was hacked.
The most secure lock box to use is the electronic form. Most REALTOR Associations recommend using the Sentri Lock or Supra brands.
Another incident in which a property for sale, using a Senti Lock box , had been broken into and the Seller asked if any agents had been through the house. The property was under contract so when the log of who had accessed the box was run it found the lock box had not been used during the time of the house break in.
Be cautious selecting the lock box you choose to use !