No calls, no phone tag, no delays. That's how quickly the 'blocking and tackling', a.k.a. the busy or 'administrative part' of showings can be completed in some real estate markets. That is, if you use an appointment center service.
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.