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Rainmaker
2,980,964
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I use Supra for every property... how else do you capture information on who's been inside? Even more important, I would think, to keep in control that way on a vacant property. I don't own but two combo boxes (typically for contractors who might need entry).

Jul 31, 2018 07:59 AM
Rainmaker
2,902,873
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Supra.  If I cannot afford a nice sign and a Supra for all my listing then I don't need to be taking that listing.

Jul 31, 2018 07:53 AM
Rainmaker
681,754
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Do you mean a Supra electronic box as opposed to a non electronic contractor box? When we list REO or properties that non-members have to access, often both.

Jul 31, 2018 07:26 AM
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1,614,034
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Supra, I want to know who enters and did they have an appointment set up.

Jul 31, 2018 07:39 AM
Rainmaker
3,246,053
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It depends on the seller if there will be a lockbox but I prefer Supra.

Jul 31, 2018 08:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,179,953
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Always a supra to know who has been there.

Jul 31, 2018 07:50 AM
Rainmaker
730,675
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Up to seller, but usually both. sometimes just combo. I live in area where Supra and Sentri meet and overlap.

Jul 31, 2018 07:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,207,427
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Whichever is available as some boards only use one & not the other.

Jul 31, 2018 07:27 AM
Rainmaker
2,765,479
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Our MLS requires an iBox UNLESS the seller expressly ops out of having one.  I would recommend an iBox - its a great way to track activity. 

Jul 31, 2018 08:39 AM
Ambassador
2,344,889
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Supra.  I may also have a combo box somewhere out of sight, just in case.

Jul 31, 2018 08:20 AM
Rainmaker
744,727
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Vacant or occupied, I prefer using the Supra.

However, I have used both simultaneously or when under contract, remove supra and install combo. Now why would I do that?

Jul 31, 2018 08:09 AM
Rainmaker
4,875,494
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

we might use both...not everyone has a keypad....

Jul 31, 2018 07:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,507,776
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I think you mean combo box. I throw evreything on Sentrilock. Combos on until work is completed.

Jul 31, 2018 07:29 AM
Rainmaker
534,003
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I use Supra on all listings - 

Jul 31, 2018 08:29 AM
Rainmaker
351,787
Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Supra for me so it's recorded who is in and out.  Supra will record the date and time a person open the ibox blue in case if we need to refer back to it in the future.

Jul 31, 2018 11:48 AM
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3,917,920
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

We use Sentrilock here and it doesn't matter whether vacant or not - I still want to know who's accessing the property.

Jul 31, 2018 10:37 AM
Rainmaker
506,933
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Supra. You can track who accesses when, which allows you to do follow up, track any issues that may happen. I use the combo box strictly for contractors who don't have Supra Access. 

Jul 31, 2018 10:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,135,184
Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

I always prefer the electronic supra box which monitors access and is much more secure 

Jul 31, 2018 10:01 AM
Rainmaker
1,212,459
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Supra because I want to know who is showing it, when they show it and how long they were there.  Plus, a combo can be given out or used for secret rendevous.

Jul 31, 2018 08:51 AM
Rainmaker
4,320,526
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Evelina,

You have good answers. A

Jul 31, 2018 07:32 AM
Rainmaker
985,479
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Evelyn

We use both types. 

Jul 31, 2018 07:28 AM
Rainmaker
5,269,893
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Always use the MLS approved lockbox.

Jul 31, 2018 01:42 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I use a Supra e-key on every listing because it tracks the comings and goings of agents. 

Jul 31, 2018 12:40 PM
Rainmaker
2,944,329
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

It depends, for REO i use a combo as cleaners or contractors need access that dont supra. Some times i put both because buyer agents cant be trusted to lock up if they are not tracked

Jul 31, 2018 12:02 PM
Rainer
91,332
Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

We had switched from Supra to SentriLock boxes... though to answer your question, I still use the SentriLock boxes whether the home is occupied or empty.  I get more information available to me this way. (would be same with the Supra)  

I don't like the combo boxes (unless absolutely no other choice) as they don't provide the security to the property and there is an issue of many agents who don't take the effort to zero the tumblers... many times making it an easy guess to open the lock. (as well as other reasons)

Jul 31, 2018 11:36 AM
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4,064,616
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

As long it is within my mls area I use a Supra.

 

Jul 31, 2018 09:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,566,635
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

It has been my practice to use my electronic boxes until I run out of them and then temporarily use a mechanical box until an electronic one has been freed up Evelina Tsigelnitskaya 

Jul 31, 2018 08:45 AM
Rainmaker
278,178
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Sentri Lock or combo ~ it's the Seller's choice

Jul 31, 2018 08:43 AM
Rainmaker
823,688
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I always try to use the supra so I can track the access - I use a combo only for properties where entrance is limited or not readily available like lots with sheds etc

Jul 31, 2018 06:30 PM
Rainmaker
3,173,491
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Supra would be my preference unless used for contractors!

Jul 31, 2018 04:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,026,472
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I use nothing but Supra Lock Boxes. 

Jul 31, 2018 03:48 PM
Rainmaker
104,910
Denise Copeland
Mirsky Realty Group - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Jupiter Abacoa Sales & Beach Front Luxury Homes

I always use Supra. There's more control over who accesses the home as well as the detailed showing records.

Jul 31, 2018 02:52 PM
Rainmaker
383,457
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Use the Supra lockbox. That way you can track the agents who enter the property.

Jul 31, 2018 02:23 PM
Rainmaker
490,815
Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

I guess I am old school I use lock boxes.

Jul 31, 2018 02:03 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,083
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Supra.

Jul 31, 2018 01:48 PM
Rainmaker
653,308
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Supra. We use a combo box for our Team and contractors. When on the market we add a Supra so agents can show the house. With the owners permission, of course.

Jul 31, 2018 09:24 PM
Ambassador
3,192,709
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Occupied or vacant, I use Supras for everything unless I've got contractors coming in for prepping or for post-inspection repairs. 

Jul 31, 2018 08:18 PM
Ambassador
4,298,296
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Evelina Tsigelnitskaya - Supra iBox.

Jul 31, 2018 04:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,035,424
Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Depends. Use both in case a "good" real estate agent does not have supra.

Aug 27, 2018 10:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,037,744
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

It depends on more than vacant or not typically I do move to a combo box once a property has a ratified contract.

Aug 06, 2018 03:34 PM
Rainmaker
4,024,057
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We still use combo boxes for the most part in Denver.

Aug 04, 2018 04:29 PM
Rainmaker
3,073,334
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I still would

 

Aug 04, 2018 01:02 PM
Rainmaker
3,977,717
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Depends onthe location.

But if I use a button box it will have 10 numbers and not some cheap turn dial

Aug 02, 2018 06:46 PM
Rainmaker
3,049,971
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Both - always

Aug 02, 2018 05:48 AM
Rainer
44,691
Dan Capra
LAER Realty Partners - Lowell, MA
Listing/Buyer Agent

combo..i find most agents do not have supra keys here in MA and NH anyway

Aug 02, 2018 05:27 AM
Ambassador
2,850,827
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

the only time I used a contractors box is when a contractor will be by a listing for some reason or another and it's a second box and agent still have a supra box.

Aug 01, 2018 09:03 PM
Rainmaker
535,157
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

I would never us a combo box on a vacant property.  No way of tracking the visitors.  Supra on all listings and a combo only for certain service providers.

Aug 01, 2018 05:50 PM
Rainmaker
41,180
Rae Dolan
Buying Katy / Rae Dolan - Katy, TX
Real estate agent serving the Katy area

Supra whenever possible. I want to know exactly who has gone in and out (if it's a "go and show" sometimes agents won't even schedule a showing and just go) - and exactly how long they'd stayed there too. Has yet to fail me that the longer the showing, the more likely it is to turn into an offer. 

Aug 01, 2018 10:56 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,551
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I prefer a Supra Box.

Aug 01, 2018 06:41 AM