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 scheduling process, on the surface, seems easy enough. Take, for instance, scheduling a hair appointment. It typically involves two people, and typically requires one call. Done. Scheduling a residential real estate showing is more complex.
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.
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.'
Real estate offices like using ShowingDesk, the front desk software that enables them to effectively handle calls from agents, schedule and manage showings, generate feedback and create reports.