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'.
Residential real estate 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 it costs 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.
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.
Imagine if 1,000 online showing requests occurred every month from interested buyers in your residential real estate market. That's exactly what's happening in some areas through an online process that connects interested buyers with listing agents/offices at just the right time.
Like thousands of real estate listing agents and offices, if you use a service to manage showing appointment requests or to generate showing feedback on your behalf, you should demand excellent service. You are paying that showing and feedback service provider to represent you, so you should expect professionalism, expertise and speed.
It's a sad day when companies go out of business, especially around the holidays. Many people have been affected by the eShowings announcement last week that the firm closed its doors. From employees to customers to homeowners, the news left many in a precarious position.
Awhile back, we wrote about the costs of scheduling showings yourself vs. using an appointment center to manage the work. An agent responded with his thoughts, which includes his take on the four things you must have.
From time to time, REALTORS® belonging to MLSs using ShowingTime's online appointment scheduling system like to comment on their experiences. If you're a Realtor and you wonder if online scheduling - while securely logged into your MLS - would be a helpful feature, consider these Top 10 comments from your fellow real estate professionals.
This is something we're asking all the time, and we get lots of interesting answers. If you’re looking to buy a product, it always helps to hear someone else describe why they bought it, what they like, even what they don’t like.