How easy is it to become a go-to Realtor? Can technology help? Those of you who don’t consider yourselves “tech savvy” might get intimidated by the seemingly endless parade of new social media sites, tips, and tech gadgets that are being marketed as, “the next big thing.” The truth of it is, you’re probably doing better than you give yourself credit for.
Real estate professionals belonging to an MLS that has ShowingTime for the MLS installed (formerly ShowingAssist) can take advantage of a simple, quick solution to schedule showings: the ShowingCart. If you use ShowingTime for the MLS, you're already familar with the highly visible 'Schedule a Showing' link appearing next to listings. Now you can put listings in a cart and quickly build a 'buyer's tour'.
Lorri and Darwin Briggs are not real estate agents; they are homeowners. So why, then, is this Florida couple so uniquely qualified to discuss the headaches inherent in the showing process? It’s simple, really. In the course of a three-decade marriage, they’ve sold five houses in four states. So they’re quite familiar with the process, especially its inefficiencies.
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?
It's a tough job being a listing agent and doing it well. Here's a quick list of what sellers are looking for in an agent.
Residential real rstate agents sometimes say they prefer handling the showing appointment scheduling process themselves. That they prefer a personal touch vs. outsourcing the work to an appointment center service that specializes in scheduling showings. Here's a question worth asking: What do your sellers say?
Have you ever thought about how much does it cost your residential real estate office to schedule a showing? We've put together an example to hopefully trigger some thoughts on the things you'll want to consider.
Did you know that every day, six billion text messages are sent in the U.S.? And that the very first one, sent 20 years ago, said 'Merry Christmas." But is it compatible with residential real estate? How?
Most of us are fighting to squeeze everything we can into a day. We sometimes cheat ourselves out of sleep to get more done, or take work home instead of spending time with family. Even so, we often get to the end of a day and say, 'where did the time go?' For real estate offices and agents, there actually is a way you can gain another 23 hours each week. Let us explain.
ShowingTime announced it has signed licensing agreements for its online scheduling and feedback solution with the Calgary Real Estate Board and the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of Realtors®.