Edward's Enterprises General Contractor & Property Maintenance Services, Apartment, Rental & REO Hourly Repair Services (Edward's Enterprises Remodeling & Handyman Service)

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Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Most of today's lock boxes keep a record of entry if that is what you wanted to know. I purchased a RING doorbell for myself and it won't work with my phone so it's of no use to me.

Feb 20, 2019 01:09 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, we have had this technology for a long time, longer than what you are selling has been around.

Though I do enjoy seeing this tecnology advance and suspect that some of the disrupters will use some of this to try to put many out of business.

Feb 20, 2019 01:17 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

They are used quite often in the Charlotte area. The sellers assign a special code for agents to use to access and they set time-restrictions (for showing times only). They are monitored with video cameras. 

Some of them are set to not only unlock the door when the code is keyed-in but, they also disarm the alarm system simultaneously also. 

Feb 20, 2019 07:24 PM
Rainmaker
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

No - not in my area. I don't know of any RE agents using any such devices.

Feb 20, 2019 02:02 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I use an electronic lock box as sanctioned by my association.

Feb 20, 2019 06:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

We use electronic lockboxes on our listings. I have a Ring doorbell and we really like it and a Nest thermostat which we love as we can raise the heat or lower it even when we are out of the country.

Feb 20, 2019 06:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Very sly Spam delivery Edward. Not the place to advertise.

But benefit of the doubt:

I'm using blue tooth lock box entry, key-less door knobs on many homes these days.

Feb 20, 2019 04:53 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I use only electronic lockboxes which do NOT work in conjunction with security cameras, doorbells. etc. 

Feb 20, 2019 02:30 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Electronic lockboxes are used in our area. They track the showings.

Feb 20, 2019 01:24 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

they're not used in my area.... we use electronic lockboxes and code entry....

Feb 20, 2019 01:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

We do not use them so why should I worry? It is the seller that is providing or using those.

No matter what seller has I would still use the Sentrilock for all showings.

Feb 20, 2019 04:07 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Has not been common with builders in Oklahoma City.

Feb 20, 2019 01:19 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Most of the time we would use our area electronic lockboxes so access is limited to real estate and related professions that have lockbox electronic key access. Edward's Enterprises General Contractor & Property Maintenance Services 

Feb 21, 2019 06:11 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes.

Feb 21, 2019 05:40 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

The Twilight Zone is upon us.

Feb 20, 2019 07:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I am sure that it varies from marketplace to market place, and to price points of properties.  A

Feb 20, 2019 01:07 PM
Rainer
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Edward's Enterprises General Contractor & Property Maintenance Services
Edward's Enterprises Remodeling & Handyman Service - Camarillo, CA
Apartment, Rental & REO Hourly Repair Services

Thanks everyone for your answers/feedback (first question!). Happy to hear from so many of you, seems like most of the answers (~17) as of today use a traditional lockbox or similar device with some sort of access control or monitoring/logging, while ~3 have seen usage of video/electronic door access in their areas and ~9 had other comments/feedback. Perhaps it has to do with the areas, the prices, or the demographics of the sellers. Curious to see how this is adopted going forward!

 

-Edward's Enterprises Remodel Contractor & Handyman

Feb 26, 2019 01:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

We just use a lockbox. 

Feb 21, 2019 09:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I am not. But i have had sellers who requested it when they had them They made a code especially for me to show the home. I am not sure how easy or hard they can be hacked

Feb 21, 2019 11:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

These technologies are all heavily flawed, in my view.  The Nest was just discovered to have a hidden camera and microphone in it.  It's not a warrantless wiretap if we trick people into installing them in their homes.

 

Realtors have a variety of secured lockboxes that track entry into a property.  No need to reinvent the wheel with less secure methods that are prone to hacking.

Feb 21, 2019 08:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

We still use a lockbox, as do most other agents in my area.

Feb 21, 2019 08:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

no concern so long the users enjoy them. A concern if I do not know their capabilities...

Feb 21, 2019 07:43 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I have seen only one monitoring system in place over the last 12 months

Feb 21, 2019 07:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

I'm skeptical of them, knowing they are vulnerable. I use Bluetooth Sentrilock units to allow access to my listings. They are the standard in my area.

Feb 21, 2019 12:23 AM
Rainer
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Not here in my area.

Feb 20, 2019 08:14 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Don't use any of them!

Feb 20, 2019 03:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Anything new should be monitored

Feb 20, 2019 02:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Many of my homeowners do.

Mar 05, 2019 09:14 AM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Those are things the seller would install if they wanted them. I use electronic lockboxes to control access and get a record of everyone who accesses the property, anything more is up to the seller.  

Feb 23, 2019 10:48 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good question

Feb 23, 2019 12:24 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you.

Feb 21, 2019 03:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I am concerned about their vulnerabilities.

Feb 21, 2019 06:26 AM