The typical use for a lockbox is when a Real Estate Agent stores a key in there, so that other agents can gain access to the property .  That is one great use for a lockbox, but there are many more!  If you have a house keeper or contractor that needs to gain access to your home during the day.  You won't have to take off from work to let them in.  Just give them the lockbox code and they are all set!  If you have elderly parents that need to be checked in on, you can put a lockbox at their property to gain access to their home.  This is espeically helpful if there is a emergency, and someone needs to get in right away.  And lastly, if you are a runner or walker, you won't need to carry your keys with you.  Just put an extra key in the lockbox and you are on your way!