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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

whenever I listed a resale home, I had an extra key made....one was in the lockbox and the other was carried with me in my pocketbook on a ring with other keys that were all labeled....there were too many listings to have something like that happen and waste time getting in...

Mar 04, 2016 07:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I broke a window to get in at one time....No big deal

Mar 04, 2016 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
853,645
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I did that not long ago, but luckily the garage door had a key pad, and the seller had never changed the default code. I punched in 0000 and nothing happened. Then I tried 1234 , hit enter, and the garage door opens!

Mar 04, 2016 07:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,731,120
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Not with buyers but I locked myself out of the house on tour. 10am & no one is around in this area with large lots & the front door closes & locks right behind me! 

Went to the neighbors (plural) because my cell phone was also in the house! I called the office & they gave me a one day code to get back into the house! The people thought I was nuts but they also thought an axe murderer probably wouldn't be in a suit.

Mar 04, 2016 08:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Fortunately, I have not done that yet Fred Griffin.  During an Open House, another realtor had locked their e-key in the house, and they came over to see us.  Roger went over to use the Lockbox at that house, and to let him back in his house!  I don't believe any clients were privy to this situation.   

Mar 04, 2016 08:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin Fortunately, I have never done this.

Mar 04, 2016 06:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

No, that has not happened to either one of us.  A

Mar 04, 2016 06:42 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No; upon entry, I consciously place the door entry key in my pocket, and replace my Supra Key to my holder.

Mar 04, 2016 10:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Yes and I called the agent and apologized. 

Mar 04, 2016 12:17 PM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

Yes! The door was so old I was actually able to slide my credit card and unlock it-yikes! Another time I somehow lost the key in the house. I had to go out a self-locking back door and call the agent. Thankfully I knew him well.

Mar 04, 2016 08:59 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Mar 04, 2016 08:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Nope. . . knocking on wood.

Mar 04, 2016 07:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Carefully put inside pocket. 

Mar 04, 2016 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Early in my career, I made that mistake.  Called the office  and had a fellow agent come by. It was the last showing.

Mar 04, 2016 06:57 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I can't remember that happening but after 26 years, I probably just forgot.

Mar 04, 2016 06:48 AM
Rainmaker
602,269
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Fred,
Fortunately not. I always put the key in the same pocket and make sure I have the key before I step outside.

Mar 04, 2016 06:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Mar 04, 2016 06:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I fortunately did not....but I ve seen open house sitters who got into such. I imagine it is very stressful. 

Mar 04, 2016 06:31 AM
Rainmaker
5,003,638
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I did late fall.    Did not know if the side door closed, it locked, and worse yet, they had told us to remove our shoes.    Luckily we left the front door unlocked, and the husband walked barefoot to the front door and let us back in.

Mar 06, 2016 04:07 AM
Rainmaker
577,999
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Had a home inspector lock herself out of one of our listings this past week. Fortunately we had a Plan B in place!

Mar 06, 2016 01:45 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I know I have but when?????

Mar 05, 2016 07:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Not I.  My phone doesn't leave my hand or pocket when out.  Period.

Mar 05, 2016 07:31 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I left the key for the house on the counter...I called the agent and he called the seller who said they would take care of it...I sent a gift card to the seller...witht he agents  permission of coursee

Mar 05, 2016 07:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not done this. However, I have seen many empty lockboxes.

Mar 05, 2016 01:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I did lock myself out once.  I knew the listing agent and called her.  She said she would come to the house and take care of it.  The buyers got a kick out of it.

Mar 05, 2016 12:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Not yet.  

Mar 05, 2016 12:41 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Locked a buyer and myself out of a home.  We were stuck on the upstairs balcony the wind blew the door shut and locked.  I called my Dad who took his sweet time to arrive, walk in the front door and come upstairs to open the balcony door.

Mar 04, 2016 09:12 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Knock on wood no, but anything is possible. I did have a buyer agent lock the key in my listing Thursday and need a rescue as she left her purse inside with car keys. 

Mar 04, 2016 08:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Luckily, never happened to me but has happened to people I have sponsored!

Mar 04, 2016 08:18 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes! I was very lucky, it was an associate's listing. He lived nearby and came to my rescue. Buyers left without a clue to my dilemma, we were done. For my own listings I always made extra keys.

Mar 04, 2016 08:12 PM
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Jeannie Steele
Townsend, MT

A Realtor lost the keys to one of my listings.  I had to crawl through the window to get in.  The neighbors who summer here from another country and do not speak English stood on their porch and shook their heads. I had to replace all the locks.  

Mar 04, 2016 07:15 PM
Rainmaker
2,759,637
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Yes. Thankfully, one of the windows was unlocked.

Mar 04, 2016 05:43 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No. I did have an agent call me because they were locked out of one of my listings. Fortunately I had a backup set of keys.

Mar 04, 2016 04:15 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lucky for me it did not happen yet...at least not yet in the past 20+ years....Endre

Mar 04, 2016 03:59 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin nothing of that sort has happened to me - yet.

Mar 04, 2016 02:01 PM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Fred Griffin Once almost happen to me.

Mar 04, 2016 12:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I locked my keycard and coat in the house. I had to drive to the nearest real estate company and ask to borrow a key card to unlock the door and get my coat 

Mar 04, 2016 12:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Fortunately, that has never happened to me yet :)

Mar 04, 2016 11:04 AM
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Stephanie & John Webb
Latte Stone Realty LLC - Albuquerque, NM
Stephanie Webb Co-Owner, Latte Stone Realty, LLC

NO, but I have been called to get Realtor's keypads or keys out of my listings because they have locked them in the property :-)

Mar 04, 2016 10:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, and I hope I never do!

Mar 04, 2016 10:40 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No yet, but knocking on wood. I always carry the key with me. I did leave a showing with a key in my pocket and had to return hours later when I discovered it. 

Mar 04, 2016 09:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

HA, YUP. I called the locksmith and paid for a re-key, then brought the key to the listing agent with apologies and a copy of the paid invoice. She didn't have an extra key which was pretty dumb on her part. My listings, I always have a stash key for in case someone loses or locks key in. The buyers were not serious. I hope the agent copied the key!

Mar 04, 2016 09:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Not yet Fred Griffin but I'm sure the day is coming.

Mar 04, 2016 07:40 AM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Not yet but only because most of the locks here are deadbolts so must be locked from the outside. But one day my luck will run out...

 

Mar 04, 2016 06:45 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I never set my phone or anything down in a listing.

Jun 03, 2019 11:46 PM