Keys, Keys, Keys

I don’t recall ever being confronted with 3(!) deadbolt locks before — the case at an Edina duplex I showed earlier this week.

Figuring out which one worked is just one of the challenges that Buyers’ agents face.

deadboltFirst, they need to pop open the lockbox that contains all those keys.

Step #2 (actually, #3):  once they’ve opened the building’s outer door, figure out which key(s) open each of the units.

Next, the agent needs to figure out how to get in the garage, if it’s detached (the case here).

Finally, they need to perform steps #1 – #4 in reverse, to make sure the property is locked up afterwards.

All the while chatting with their client.

Can you say, “multi-task??”

Of course, the very first step is getting to the right address, after navigating the various detours and road construction projects clogging Twin Cities roads this Summer.

P.S.:  Fortunately, in this case the top deadbolt did the trick.

See also, “Clever Lockbox Codes, Cont.”; “Lockbox Malfunction? No Big Deal. Smart Key Malfunction? Disaster!”; “Especially Bad Choices for Lockbox Combo’s“; “Lockbox Combo’s“”; “Lazy Lockbox Codes”; and “Always Be . . . Selling.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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