Hi there: Hey joe,
May i ask how did you get a job doing clean out foreclosed homes? you may email me at cableman at mchsi.com As for rekeying, it's not that hard to do, In Califorina Anyone can legally own rekeying kits and do change locks yourself. If you deed do it yourself, you could easy find some extra precut keys down at most hardware stores such as Home depot, Lowe's etc... they have extras when they keyed their old house keys to match those new locks. Or you could use one key fits all houses and give new owner a notice that they must put in new locks before moving in. It's that simple when foreclosure agents/real estate realtors use one key to all houses until sold???? made sense rather than carry too many keys on one ring when you are working on many houses at once.
I clean out foreclosed homes for a living. At a job I have to change up to four locks. I have been buying precoded Kwikset locks online for about $6 each. How would I be able to rekey the original lock? What tool would I use? Is it time consuming? At $6 each, am I just better off buying new locks?