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.
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'.
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; you can decide how to market your listings; you can choose how many calls to make; you can take a sales course to improve your skills; you can leave one brokerage and join another.