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.
The owner of a real estate company in Texas recently expressed his frustration to us on the often time-consuming process of scheduling showings. He's got a dozen agents, 50-60 company listings, and a very nice web site - yet the office is bogged down. Can you relate?
No calls, no phone tag, no delays. That's how quickly the 'blocking and tackling', a.k.a. the busywork, 'the administrative part' of showings can be completed in some real estate markets. That is, if you use an appointment center service or your Multiple Listing Service has an online scheduling system in place.
When Realtors use an appointment center service to help them manage appointments on their listings, they can choose among several options for the 'appointment type'. One of the fastest options is called 'Courtesy Call'.
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.' or 'Why use ShowingTime' or 'Agent reviews of ShowingTime vs. ABC Co. vs. XYZ Co.'.