RISMEDIA, Nov. 15, 2007-ShowingTime, a showing management technology provider, and GE Security, a provider of lockboxes to the industry with its Supra Lockbox, announced the integration of Supra Lockbox information into ShowingTime listing activity reports.According to the companies, the data transfer will enable brokers and agents in offices using ShowingDesk Web Edition to share more detailed showing information with clients via ShowingTime’s popular listing activity reports.
The company says that GE Security’s Supra Lockboxes, used on over four million homes nationwide by agents in 90% of the country to enter and show listings, will automatically transmit showing data to ShowingDesk Web Edition. The data – including entry dates and times and who accessed the Supra lockbox – will be displayed in listing reports agents share with clients to facilitate the home sale. ShowingDesk is licensed to more than 4,000 real estate offices and hundreds of thousands of agents nationwide.
The integration will commence with ShowingTime’s release of ShowingDesk Web Edition 2.0, scheduled to occur over the next few weeks. ShowingDesk Web Edition 2.0 will be systematically rolled out to ShowingTime customers, with offices in markets using GE Security Supra Lockboxes gaining automatic access to the new data.
“Combining GE Security’s wireless keybox information with ShowingTime’s Showing Desk Web Edition will provide the listing office and agent with complete visibility of who is entering their properties,” said Jeff Antrican, vice president of Real Estate Sales for GE Security. “Brokers now have near real-time notification of any potential security breaches or missed appointments. Agents have follow-up opportunities with showings they otherwise wouldn’t know about. Homes will sell faster with increased security for the home seller. GE Security and ShowingTime are excited to bring this enhancement at no additional cost to our collective customers.”
“Including data from GE Security Supra Lockboxes in listing activity reports will help brokers and agents provide better security for house access and more information to sellers,” said ShowingTime CEO Scott Woodard. “With improved security and more detailed tracking, sellers will receive more feedback from their agents. This gives them a better feel for the market and proper pricing, as well as an appreciation for the work the agent is doing. It should improve home sales.”