Posted by Irwin on December 29, 1998 at 21:51:47:
I guess we’ve been lucky. We use lockboxes with no problem. My partner who tends to buy a lot of real downers, just leaves a door unlocked and tells people to go through and call him if interested. Can you believe that? We’ve rarely had a problem with either method. I always have the neighbors keeping an eye on things. Plus, before I send someone throught the house, I’ve taken their personal info. so they know that I know who they are.
We have so many properties vacant at any given time (unfortunately) it would be impossible to go show them to everyone who calls. If we did, that’s all we’d be doing.
There just doesn’t seem to be any perfect answer to this problem.