Four Things Realtors Should Know About Locks


As a realtor, your job entails more than just finding and selling homes, but also keeping clients happy and keeping their best interests at heart. One of the most frustrating situations your clients could have to deal with has to do with the locks on their new home. To help with these issues, here are four things you should know:

  1. Rekeying is More Affordable: First off, saving your client money is one of your top priorities, which is why you should suggest rekeying their new home rather than having the locks completely replaced once they buy their home. Rekeying is much more affordable and still provides your client the safety they are looking for upon moving into their new home. Rekeying is basically just changing the mechanisms of the current locks, so that old keys no longer work. You can even offer for this to be done as a closing gift since it's so affordable and will definitely make a huge impression on your clients. 
  2. Deadbolts Need to be 100% More Secure: If you are selling an older home to your clients, chances are the deadbolt on the front door is not as secure as it should be. This is because it's been discovered that the deadbolts need to be held in place with much longer screws than they used to be to prevent the front door from being kicked in. By having a locksmith simply replace the screws, it can go a long way for the safety of your clients. 
  3. Suggest One Key for All Properties: If your client owns more than one property, suggest that they have all their properties rekeyed so that the same key can work for them all. This eliminates confusion and makes it easier for your client to manage their properties. Providing this kind of knowledge to your clients is highly appreciated and develops a better relationship so that they continue to use your services as they purchase more properties in the future. 
  4. Get Locks Decoded: If there are any locks on the new property your client has purchased that do not have a matching key, suggest having that lock decoded by a locksmith. Locksmiths have the tools to do this quick and easy. This also saves your client a ton of money and time getting the lock replaced. Instead, they can have a new key made once the lock is decoded. 

As a realtor, knowing these four things about locks can go a long way to just being that much better at what you do. Contact a company like The Locksmith House for more information and assistance.    


9 November 2017

My Garage Sale Safe

I have always been a big fan of garage sales. There is just something about the ability to stop and pick up hidden treasures for an incredibly low price that always gets my blood flowing. So when I spotted a top of the line safe at a local sale for an amazingly low price, I simply could not help myself. After years of sitting in my garage unused, I decided to finally move my safe into the house. The problem was, I had forgotten the combination. Thankfully, a local locksmith was able to help me gain access to the safe. While watching the locksmith work, I was fascinated by the way he bypassed the safe's lock. Suddenly I found myself wanting to learn this skill. Throughout the course of research, I learned a lot about the profession of locksmiths. Today, I would like to share that knowledge with you.