If you're a real estate listing agent or listing office, you may go to Google in search of showing software or an appointment setting service and type something like, 'Which is better, ShowingTime, ABC Co., or XYZ Co.'
Real estate offices like using ShowingTime Front Desk, the front desk software that enables them to effectively handle calls from agents, schedule and manage showings, generate feedback and create reports.
MLSs, Associations, real estate offices, brokers and agents are all involved in showings in some way. Whatever the process is where you are, requests are being made and responded to, calendars are being updated, and schedules are set. What does all this cost?
One of the great things about residential real estate is that agents can decide how to run their businesses. You can plan your schedule based on other commitments, which is harder to do in a traditional 9-5 job.
It's time consuming to call showing agents to ask about the showing; it's equally challenging for the showing agent, who may have taken their buyer to view several listings, to remember which listing you're talking about.
“Our members are looking forward to online scheduling with ShowingTime,” said Jim Abele, Manager of the MLS of Greater Cincinnati. “Streamlining the appointment request process with 24/7 availability, reducing phone calls, and saving our subscribers time has great value.”
The Amarillo Association of REALTORS® will go live with the ShowingTime Appointment Center in April, while the Northern Kentucky Multiple Listing Service went live during the first quarter of 2013 with 24/7 online showing appointment scheduling through the MLS.
At ShowingTime, we're committed to doing the things that make showing appointment scheduling a second thought. Whether for an MLS, an Association, an office, or an agent, it's about providing ways to make the scheduling process quick and not a hassle, so listings can be sold fast.
It stands to reason in this 24/7 world that residential real estate agents almost never completely forget about their listings, or about doing the best job possible for their sellers. It is noteworthy, too, that ShowingTime shares your commitment. Our Appointment Center was open on New Year's Day.