Posted by Lloyd Cook, Los Angeles on February 24, 2002 at 07:43:31:
We use a lock box on properties that are over a half hour away just so we can give the combo out to a ?few select people?. It also works nice for the carpet cleaner, plumber, etc. You do need to be careful who enters your properties. We have had the door left open several times, lost the key but never have had damage done to the units or people moved in. I wouldn?t try this for just any unit, we only have nice units in nice areas with usually good tenants looking. If you schedule a showing once a week, say Saturday at 10 AM and have everybody show up at the same time, this works very nice also. Then you get the tenants to see that many other people also are interested in the unit and they get the feeling of urgency.