Please bear with myself as well as my area Realtors as we transition from Supra brand lock boxes to Sentrilock. As a board we feel the technology Sentrilock offers is far superior to that of Supra, and less cumbersome in our day to day activities working for nice folks like yourself.
What does it mean for you as a seller? Pretty simple swap out of your older lockboxes with the new, please be patient as we wait for them to arrive, probably in batches, to be exchanged. I believe the goal is to have them all exchanged by end of month so, if your home is on the market, expect to see your agent dash by to swap them out.
As a buyer, you won’t notice much change, but, instead of that little black calculator looking thing we have used for years to gain entrance to a home, we now have something that looks more like a credit card or a college laundry card. . .much smaller and hopefully, more efficiently tracking what homes we show and when to give the sellers a better idea of the activity on their home.
What is a lockbox you say? I provides a safe and secure location for a spare key to your home to be available for any licensed real estate agent in the regional area to easily gain entrance to your home (with proper notice, naturally) so either preview your home for clients or to offer a guided tour of your home to help get it sold. It’s a pretty handy system, the spare keys are located at the homes to be shown and an electronic log is kept of who showed your home and when. No need to hid a key under the mat or wait around for an agent to show up.
All in all, we are growing and updating to better serve you, our consumers. I’m looking forward to the transition, it helps me work even harder for you.