Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I prefer to be my own kind of "Smart" and rely upon my brain to do the heavy lifting. Having a plan B is its own kind of Smart.

Jun 20, 2019 10:26 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Use tech for it's convenience, but make sure you never give it complete control.

Jun 20, 2019 10:24 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

No, have not been locked out of the house. 2. - A metal key is the best choice for back-up, they tend to be most reliable.

Jun 20, 2019 10:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

2. Have a plan B that is manual

Jun 20, 2019 12:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have not. My house key is attached to my handbag with my car fob. Can't lock my house behind me without a key.

Jun 20, 2019 10:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Definitely plan B for us!

Jun 20, 2019 10:06 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

2. Have a plan B that is manual

Jun 21, 2019 05:42 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

you can't be locked out if you don't lock it....

Jun 20, 2019 01:41 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

#2

Jun 20, 2019 11:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

There are lots of ways not to have the internet down. You have to just maybe tether from your phone as an example. Being tech savvy helps also. 

I always have a plan B but has nothing to do with Nest products. Hey, silly me, I use a KEY.

Jun 20, 2019 11:08 AM
Rainmaker
3,057,137
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

2

Jun 20, 2019 09:47 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

B for Backup.

Jun 20, 2019 09:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Bob Crane sums it up very well 

Jun 21, 2019 03:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

My door knob was frozen shut one time....  not a good feeling

Jun 21, 2019 02:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yep, often. Lock box in my yard

Jun 20, 2019 09:39 PM
Rainmaker
750,110
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

We have a hidden key outside.

Jun 20, 2019 05:27 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Saw an article today about how the Nest thermostats (with their cameras) allowed prior owners to watch the new owners after a house was sold.

 

My advice is (of course) to not use these devices.  If you do use them, know that technology fails, so always have a backup.  For these devices to be designed without a manual lock is negligent.

Jun 20, 2019 04:08 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I try not to depend on any 1 company for anything so this doesnt happen. 

Jun 20, 2019 03:45 PM
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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

I've been manually "locked out" of my house-and used my ingenuity to get back in. Never technologically locked out of it.

Jun 20, 2019 03:19 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

I was once locked out, when walking the dogs.  I forgot to bring a key and my garage door wouldn't open because of an electrical outage that occured.  Not a happy camper.  

Jun 20, 2019 02:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No...No plan B.  Mindfulness is a reliable way of living. A

Jun 20, 2019 02:15 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When all else fails...I take charge

Jun 20, 2019 12:41 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

If you don't have a plan B you will suffer the consequences.

Jun 20, 2019 12:08 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

When was Google down? I had no problems here.

#2 - always have a good Plan "B" and sometimes a Plan "C" is in order.

 

Jun 20, 2019 11:20 AM
Rainmaker
4,108,894
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No, I keep a lockbox outside, and have a keypad on the garage.

Jul 12, 2019 12:05 PM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I have locked myself out of my own house but I always have a hidden kety! Old fashion key works everytime no internet or bluetooth required!!!

Jun 24, 2019 03:52 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have lock myself out once but I have a back up plan now.

 

Jun 22, 2019 04:51 PM
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738,330
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Try a key.

Jun 21, 2019 11:16 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

while I utilize several smart home devices, we can still manually do everything.

Jun 21, 2019 07:54 AM
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558,864
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Reboot, get a cup of coffee & wait it out, call them & bitch about it when it's taking too long. 

Jun 21, 2019 06:47 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

Yes, this just happened a few months ago. My garage door opener on my car wouldn't work. They garage door keypad wouldn't work. The garage door app wouldn't work. I had to call a locksmith as I didn't keep a house key with me. Now I keep a house key on hand.

Jun 21, 2019 06:27 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No, I keep a key in the cazr and one in a fake prinkler head.

Jun 21, 2019 06:17 AM