Updated: May 5
The below tutorial will demonstrate how a seller can lock or unlock a contractor lockbox. I won't be getting any more complex than that below. I provide both written/pictorial & video including captions if desired.
[The below assumes that the lock is already correctly attached by an agent (i.e. to a door knob or even better, a wire, since I've seen where lockboxes directly on door knobs rubbed on the paint of the door)...]
1st 2 Steps for Locking or Unlocking Contractor Lockbox Instructions:
2nd step for locking or unlocking: Shift the combination numbers to be in line with the code, lining them up with the line on the unit.
Below the code is 0000
Locking Additional Steps:
3rd step: Place the key in
Place the key in the bottom of the lockbox, where there will be plenty of room when the lockbox is closed.
(notice below how much space is taken up in the top of the lockbox once closed by the side that is lowered)
4th Step: Close the lockbox
Bring the other side of the lockbox up and give it a gentle push:
The lockbox should click and remain in place.
(Note: if a gentle push won't do the trick, you've probably incorrectly placed the key in such a way that it's not in its optimal position. When lockboxes are forced close due to incorrect usage, sometimes they cannot be opened readily without tools.)
5th Step: Scramble the combination so that each digit is different.
6th Step: Close the small compartment to hide the combination digits by pressing up on the small lever
Unlocking Additional Steps
3rd Step: Press down on the small lever to the left, moving it visibly down
4th Step: While still pressing down on the lever, pull the face back/towards you (ideally with your other finger elsewhere, such as on the bottom lip)
5th Step: Remove the key if Present