Selling your home is a full-time job, when you are doing it yourself. In many cases homeowners already have one or more of the following: a full-time job, a business to run, a family to care for, or a busy social life. Once you add those factors into answering calls, texts, emails, scheduling showings, cleaning before showings, and leaving for each one, it can become very draining on a FSBO seller.
Showings can get complicated when you have limited availability, potential buyers don’t want to work around your schedule. This is when having a lockbox comes in handy, otherwise you will need to be present for every showing, however buyers can become uncomfortable with a seller hanging around and will be reluctant to provide feedback directly.
There's also a safety factor to consider when showing your home, outside of making sure your buyer is legitimate, if you purchase a combo lockbox, you need to be careful about who you share the code with, as you could possibly be setting yourself up for some unsavory visitors, who have no intention on buying your home.
The best lockbox option is a Supra, which only a listing agent can provide and only agents have access to, it tracks and records every single showing, plus allows agents to leave feedback. A listing agent can provide a level of protection to homeowners and alleviate the stress involved with showings, so all you have to do is do a quick clean and leave.