Re-Key- Without the Fee!
Submitted by real estate expert Eleanor Trainor
Re-keying? It’s so expensive— but here’s an awesome new product:
Here in the City of Seattle, it is required that the locks be changed between tenants.
Our local locksmiths often charge at very least a $79 trip fee, plus $12-15 per cylinder to change the locks. Yikes! (My company, Rental Restoration, charges a flat $92.50.)
Kwikset has developed a new secure cylinder that anyone can change with the tool that comes with the cylinder.
This would be great for high-turnover units and multi-family buildings. More information is here: http://www.kwikset.com/SmartKey/
Eleanor Trainer is with Rental Restoration, the only independent full-service maintenance contracting firm in Puget Sound that focuses solely on serving property managers and rental property owners.