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Can Lock Boxes help your agency manage keys efficiently?

If you have been on holidays and rented a self-contained apartment or house you might have encountered a Lock Box at the property for key collection. They are an ingenious little contraption that are making their way into mainstream real estate practices throughout Australia and New Zealand. Our realtor friends in the US have been using them consistently for years for nearly every property whether it be PM or Sale.

Lock boxes are very economical and can save staff and customers many hours of frustration of handling and returning keys, but they must be managed correctly. They should be coded and monitored just like client keys are at an agency, they can also accompany a main set of keys to a property for a duration of a Sale campaign or during a renovation and more.  There are lots of types of lock boxes including door hanging style or general small boxes that can be mounted or hidden at a property. You can buy them online, hardware and major office suppliers easily.

 

Our Keylog dashboard can maintain keys and key boxes with either barcoded tags or durable waterproof labels. You can even take a photo of the keys and boxes, code them and add the access code plus attach photo to the desired property via our system.

 

Special Note: Brad Larson from Larson Property Group USA was speaking in Australia recently about systems they use in their office, he is a huge fan of locked boxes because it directly helps maximise efficiency in their office. Catch up with his article in Elite PM Magazine April/May issue.

 

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Keylog: Can key management help you get ahead in Real Estate? You bet it can…

So, you’ve decided on a career in real estate – good move, you may be applying for your CR or renewing your CPD’s or even embarking on a full real estate Licence. Who would have thought that a set of keys could be so instrumental in this process!

How interesting, just last week I attended a ‘think tank’ with lots of like-minded real estate professionals. Over our break I had the chance to chat to this dynamic woman. She had been temping in a “high profile” office in an assistant admin position with the view to working her way through a permanent position in PM.

Now, I hear you say, “Well”?

Being the dynamo she is, professional, ambitious etc., she had been studying for her Certificate of Registration at a local TAFE during this period to achieve her accreditation.  Of course, temping in these types of offices is a fantastic start as they usually have the latest most up to date systems with all the bells and whistles. Of course, the offices she has been temping in have “Keylog”. So, when she learned that I was from Keylog, she turned and said, “Wow, can I tell you, YOU just got me top marks” in my course. Yes, top marks in my latest Key Management Module overview.

The part of the course she was embarking on (NSW) required its students to demonstrate they can understand and comply to the many requirements around holding/managing keys in a real estate office.  She could draw from her experience of using the Keylog system plus she said she went to our website and viewed the products FAQ’s and more in full detail (clever gal).  BOOM – full marks.

Yes, she is going to the top. . . and fast.

The feedback was music to my ears. She said she loved that the system met the industry standards and had full accountability.  She found the system fast and easy, with the notification system invaluable in tracking down overdue keys out during maintenance requests.

Well done Miss S and thank you so much for sharing your experience….made our day

Cheers Team Keylog

For more info you can LIVE CHAT with us @ Keylog.com.au

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