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December 2015

Brokers urged to follow best practices to reduce keybox thefts

Reports of keybox thefts - most often from vacant homes - prompted Northwest Multiple Listing Service to remind its members to follow "best practices" to help quash the pilfering. The recommendations include:

  • Always attach your keybox to a secure object in a well-lit location
  • Assign your keybox to your listing - the serial number can be identified in case of theft
  • Ask sellers to remove prescription drugs and valuables from the home, such as jewelry, firearms or cash
  • Immediately report any strange occurrences or theft to the local police
  • Notify NWMLS of the theft for tracking purposes