This post is in partnership with Master Lock® but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
As an active real estate agent of many years, sometimes I like to share products that I have stumbled across that I think other agents need to know about.
As we all know, lock boxes are a part of our everyday. Having a quality go-to lock box can solve a lot of security issues and make your day-to-day less of a headache. I have found the ideal lock box for real estate agents: The Portable Master Lock Bluetooth® Lock Box, Model 5440ENT. The lock box is part of a larger integrated software for real estate agents: Master Lock Vault Enterprise.
Previously, I had been using a contractor’s lock box that I got off the shelf at Home Depot. I was never fully happy with the lock box because providing access to second parties felt like a hassle. I was also always stuck with the feeling that my properties weren’t fully safe. As a result, I was left looking for something more efficient.
Before, when additional people needed access to a property, a second mechanical lock box was added to the property to grant access to contractors, photographers, stagers etc. However, adding a mechanical lock box is less secure because you lose your audit trail and ability to add/revoke users. Let’s be honest… we all know most people never change the code on their mechanical lock boxes. In addition, it is kind of a hassle to manage two lock boxes with physical keys that can easily be lost, stolen or replicated.
With Master Lock Vault Enterprise for real estate agents, you don’t have to worry about any of that.
What qualities make a lock box system efficient, effective and highly secure for real estate needs?
Master Lock Vault Enterprise
Everyone knows that Master Lock makes one of the safest locks on the market, but what makes the Master Lock Vault Enterprise stand out is the seamless combination of its Bluetooth enabled hardware and Master Lock Vault Enterprise integrated software.
Master Lock Vault Enterprise combines easy to use software and a mobile app to provide agents with a smart, simple and secure way to manage access to your listings.
Some of my favorites with Master Lock Vault Enterprise are how easy it is to assign an agent or affiliate either Bluetooth access or a temporary code to the lock boxes. It is so simple to check the app to learn who opened the lock box and when so I can confirm a showing took place and follow up.
And I really like how I can keep the conversation going with my client while opening the lock box with my phone instead of fumbling with a combination.
Bluetooth® Lock Box Model 5440ENT
There are multiple locks available in the Master Lock Bluetooth line, but the one designed for real estate agents (and one we should be focusing on) is the Master Lock Bluetooth Lock Box, Model 5440ENT.
This lock box is easy to install, stands up to the weather and has the convenience of allowing you to unlock and manage property access right from your smartphone. Which is great because, when I’m on the go, my smartphone is usually one of the only things I carry with me.
Additionally, smartphone access eliminates the security risk and hassle of manual code management. Agents and office staff can view access history by lock box knowing who entered and when.
Regardless of the lock box preference in your area, you can use the Master Lock Bluetooth lock box as an ideal solution to replace the need for the “second lock box”.
All of that and it looks cool with a light indigo blue glow.
There is also an optional integration with ShowingTime®. ShowingTime allows anyone on your real estate team single-app convenience to schedule appointments, assign access quickly and easily with showing agents and know they’ll only have access to the lock box during their scheduled time. I know this has been a challenge in the past for me – and feel strongly that the ability to efficiently manage many locks and many users is important for safety and work productivity.
One of the biggest challenges of getting a home sold is getting people inside to see it. We have all had a few clients that have made it tricky to schedule showings. Agents and contractors can use the software to request their preferred showing time.
Visit Masterlock.com/Solutions/ShowingTime for more information
What makes this lock the Perfect Bluetooth enabled Lock Box?
For one, if you are like me, you want to simplify this complex business! Whether you use this lock box as your primary or secondary box, you can easily add or revoke user access and see the access history of who and when it was opened.
And two, you can rely on the security of partnering with an established, trusted brand like Master Lock. You can never be too careful when dealing with the security of your client’s home. Master Lock has taken away my worries with The Master Lock Bluetooth Lock Box, Model 5440ENT.