Once again, I tried to show a home to a ready, willing and able buyer, but I couldn't.
The home has a combination lockbox - you need the combination in order to get the key for the house. The showing instructions say: Call listing agent for lockbox combination, then go and show.
So, I called the listing agent on Friday. I called again on Saturday. The showing was for Sunday.
I'm still waiting for the return call. But, I showed other homes on Sunday. I'll sell these buyers a home, but not a home that I cannot gain access to.
There is a reason combination lockboxes are not common in our area - our local Association of Realtors offices all utilize electronic lockboxes that are easily opened with our "e-keys." Showings are simple and convenient this way. No need to wait for that return phone call that may never come...
Don Fabrizio-Garcia, REALTOR
Connecticut Real Estate & Appraisals
CT Home Group
Keller Williams CT Realty
Connecticut Real Estate and Homes for Sale