Consider the key. That small sliver of metal that stands between you and all of your possessions – and the great outside world.
When you put your house on the market, you need to trust that your key is going to be used wisely and carefully.
But you have to find a balance between openness (letting people in to see the house) and privacy (making sure the key isn’t abused or doesn’t fall into careless hands). In the real world, sometimes that balance gets upset.
Here are some wrinkles, little dramas and frustrations that we've seen and heard about recently out in the field – with lockboxes and beyond.
Lockbox won't open. South Bay-area lockboxes are high-tech now, using Bluetooth to connect to smartphone apps to open up a key box.
But what if it doesn't?……