If you’re selling your home, chances are you’ll need to utilize a lockbox for various reasons

Aside from allowing agents to show the home easily, you can also use them for contractors, cleaners, inspectors, etc. during the sale and moving process.

If you’re concerned about people going in your home when you are not there, I’m afraid that is something you’ll need to get over, because people do not want you there when they are touring your home. They will stay longer and speak more frankly and seriously amongst themselves if no owners are present. If they are with an agent, they have been vetted and their contact info is known etc. etc. And if you are selling by owner, I would still trust a buyer’s agent realtor to show the home without you there, but letting someone from the general public that just called on your sign might not be th best idea…in this case, meet them there, let them in, and then go sit in your car or something.

If you don’t have a lockbox while selling a home, it will cost you extra time and money for doing things that you don’t need to do and running around for nothing, and most importantly, could hinder a sale because you are lurking about during showings.

The big thing is, leave people alone in your house to look. Sorry, but they don’t want you there!

Happy selling! 


Derek Bicksler

Born and raised in Central PA. I spent a happy childhood in the Allison Hill area of Harrisburg before moving to and attending high school at Mechanicsburg Area Senior High. I love the two different environments and cultures I was exposed to as a child, it has made me more tolerant of those different from me and given me a somewhat unique perspective of the world. Son to two wonderful giving parents, Harriet and Dale, who are both my inspiration for my community service. They’ve done too many good things to mention, I really look up to them. (and my grandparents were missionaries and ministers and community servants, so I have a long line of selfless givers to live up to and hopefully make proud) Husband to my charming, witty, and beautiful wife, Katie, who’s my best friend and partner in kicking butt! We enjoy being active together, living a healthy lifestyle, and being the best parents we can be (like our parents were for us). Katie has so many qualities that I admire, and I love her more and more each day. Father to my super smart and talented daughter, Piper. She amazes me everyday and I know she will grow up to do awesome things. Like any parent, words don’t say how much I love her. She is the reason. Successful Real Estate Professional since 2006. I sell and list homes 24/7, but more importantly, I help my clients reach their real estate goals and achieve their hopes and dreams. There’s nothing else I would ever consider doing (except maybe be a rock climbing bum in another life LOL) and I work diligently every day to make sure my clients are happy and uber satisfied with their home selling or buying experience. It’s all about my clients. Industry Leader. I enjoy giving back to my profession and taking on leadership positions; I feel it is my duty to my industry and my clients. I stay involved and in touch with what is going on in our local and national housing markets and with legislation so that I can better serve my clients and protect home ownership. Here are just a few of the positions I hold or have held in the Central PA real estate housing market: -Board of Directors - Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors (GHAR) -Board President - Greater Harrisburg Realtors Foundation -Committee Chair - GHAR Member Value & Communications Committee -Volunteer, Donator, & Mascot – GHAR Thanksgiving Food Drive -Committee Chair - GHAR Member Information Session Committee -Contributor - PA Association of Realtors social media instructional videos Volunteer in the community and in my industry. I have a standing gig as the technology tutor for senior citizens at Messiah Lifeways’ Mechanicsburg Place Senior Center in Downtown Mechanicsburg and I’m active with many other groups like Big Brothers Big Sisters (check out their latest event…talk about a FUNdraiser  ), Habitat For Humanity (I love demo!), New Hope Ministries, and Central Penn Food Bank just to name a few.

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