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Old 03-04-2013, 04:47 PM   #16
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Don't forget to remove any Rx medications. Those tend to go missing.

Spending $20 to be able to get to sleep at night is totally worth it. Your original post made it sound like perhaps you were trying to prevent the apartment from being shown.
Itdid sound like that.

But as you mention, for peace of mind after 10PM its a good idea.

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Old 03-05-2013, 08:14 AM   #17
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Re: http://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-26...I338DL1PY047RT. This bar has been proven to work by two of my customers. I operate a Household HandyMan business and a lot of my customers are eldery ladies. One, in particular, had been broken into twice and asked me to come over to reinforce her front door framing. As most of you know, there is little to do to reinforce exterior door framing on an older home. I did do some additional work to make it harder for burglars to kick in the front door. I bought one of these type bars from a local "blue" store, took it over to the lady and asked her to try this at no cost to her. She called me in just a few weeks to tell me that someone had tried to gain entrance to her front door again and this bar held the door shut while she called the police. Sadly, the police arrived with all lights flashing and siren screaming which scared the burglar away at the last minute. He just was not going to give up. I'd like to share this: One particular night when someone did break in, they came to her bedroom and demanded money. She always kept an old purse next to her bed with paper cut to the size of money and a five-dollar bill wrapped around the outside of the wad of "money". She threw the purse at the robber, he caught it and ran away. Also at this time she was withdrawing one of the largest old revolvers, which she showed me later, I have ever seen. That thing was so rusty I would have been more scared of infection from the bullet than the damage it would cause. I have given away quite a few of these type bars to older ladies/couples so they can at least have some peace of mind about someone breaking in to their homes.
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No Realtor I've ever dealt with would show a home after 10pm.
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Sounds like you'd be better off putting that $20 towards therapy....

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Old 03-05-2013, 12:48 PM   #20
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Sounds like you'd be better off putting that $20 towards therapy....

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No Realtor I've ever dealt with would show a home after 10pm.
By the op's own admission, he is not concerned with late night showings. He is worried about a Realtor, who has the code given to him by the legitimate Brokers office, sneaking in at night while he is sleeping. So in essence, NOT a scheduled showing.

Of course, as a Realtor, I can honestly say, that if I was going to go back and rob someones house, I would probably pick a time when nobody was home.

OP: You can always just retrieve the key out of the lockbox before bed everynight. Then nobody would have a key. Gosh...unless the rogue realtor had a second one cut...dang
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While I agree the chances are slim, being a honest realtor doesn't mean they all are and it's a legitimate if albeit a small concern. Also, I have known realtors to give out the code to lock boxes to potential buyers which opens another can of worms. The whole idea that they pay a lot of money to get access to this information doesn't really hold when criminals give up much more than that time and time again.
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While I agree the chances are slim, being a honest realtor doesn't mean they all are and it's a legitimate if albeit a small concern. Also, I have known realtors to give out the code to lock boxes to potential buyers which opens another can of worms. The whole idea that they pay a lot of money to get access to this information doesn't really hold when criminals give up much more than that time and time again.

Don't even get me started on the dangers of an open house..YIKES
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Perhaps I'm missing something here but if you're just paranoid about someone getting the key out of the lockbox while you're sleeping, why don't you just take the key out at night?

EDIT: didn't see creeper's post...ditto. As others said though, my main concern would be when I'm not home.

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Also at this time she was withdrawing one of the largest old revolvers, which she showed me later, I have ever seen. That thing was so rusty I would have been more scared of infection from the bullet than the damage it would cause.
What this lady needs is a short-barreled Remington 870 shotgun loaded with 00 buck. Best home defense going for someone not that familiar with guns.
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What this lady needs is a short-barreled Remington 870 shotgun loaded with 00 buck. Best home defense going for someone not that familiar with guns.
Actually, for the sake of your neighbors safety, #6 shot will drop an intruder just as quick and be far less likely to penetrate walls with enough energy left to injure the unintended. (I live in an old neighborhood where the houses are close together)
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Good point. Didn't think of it since my nearest neighbor is 500 yards away with a lot of trees in between. In your situation, providing you are familiar with handguns (as my wife and I are), Glaser Safety Slugs (or equivalent) would certainly be appropriate. There is now also some amazingly effective (so it is claimed) self-defense ammo for the .410 gauge shotgun.
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Your going to find everyone's going to say it's not needed.
The while idea just does not make since.
Little bit of irony in this "sentence"????????
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I was my last week in a place and the landlord brought the new tenants over they signed the lease and everything, were going to move in on the first. So few days before the first I had taken the curtains down so when I left the shower I had to look then run across the window facing the neighbors house. So I come out the shower look and dart into the kitchen, there stood the new tenants, two young Asians girls were now in my kitchen. No knocking not making any noise just standing there. Yeah, I would keep your door locked or something.
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I was my last week in a place and the landlord brought the new tenants over they signed the lease and everything, were going to move in on the first. So few days before the first I had taken the curtains down so when I left the shower I had to look then run across the window facing the neighbors house. So I come out the shower look and dart into the kitchen, there stood the new tenants, two young Asians girls were now in my kitchen. No knocking not making any noise just standing there. Yeah, I would keep your door locked or something.
Is the rest of this story to be found in a Penthouse Forum article? We're all on the edge of our seats here.

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