You want to sell your home. You need a listing agent. Now what?
Homeowner Mike Dihel - about to be married - faced something previous generations in his family never did: the burden of selling the home he purchased while single.
In mid-July, Intermountain MLS based in Boise, Id., went live with ShowingTime for the MLS for its 5,000 members. Now licensed by 92 MLSs and used on 1.2 million active listings, the online scheduling system includes patented technology to streamline the appointment scheduling process.
Three more MLSs with a total of 43,000 subscribers - First MLS in Atlanta, Intermountain MLS in Boise and Ontario Regional Technology Information Service in Ontario, Canada - signed licensing agreements to provide ShowingTime's online scheduling and feedback solution to subscribers.
In the course of a three-decade marriage, Lorri and Darwin Briggs have sold five houses in four states, so they know first-hand about the inefficiencies that exist in the showing appointment scheduling process. Then they found ShowingTime.
Selling listings doesn't happen without getting showings. Listing agents put a lot of effort into getting the listing priced properly and having it look great, and then marketing it for maximum visibility. But the benefits from doing all that work could be greatly diminished if nobody is around to answer showing calls. So what do you do?