RISMEDIA, May 7, 2008-ShowingTime, a showing management technology provider, and Realcomp II Ltd., a full-service real estate industry provider offering Multiple Listing Services, real property data, products and training to 2,200 broker offices in Southeast Michigan, announced that Realcomp will add ShowingDesk Web Edition to its showing management offering to provide a full-service showing package to Realtor? members.
According to the two companies, with the addition of ShowingDesk Web Edition, the web-enabled front desk showing management tool, Realcomp members can manage showing requests coming in via the front desk while also managing requests made online via Realcomp. Those made via Realcomp download automatically into a “Task List” to facilitate prompt follow-up. Licensed to more than 6,000 offices nationwide, ShowingDesk Web Edition is the industry’s most popular front desk software for managing showings.
In addition, Realcomp’s MoveInMichigan.com public website will be equipped with a ‘Schedule a Showing’ link enabling consumers to request showings while online. Those requests are delivered directly to the listing agent for prompt follow up.
“By incorporating these features with Realcomp membership, Realtors have tremendous resources,” said Karen Kage, CEO of Realcomp II Ltd. “Home seekers can be better informed of properties they wish to view and will receive faster notification about the availability for showings,” she added.
According to the company, the low-cost ShowingAssist service is currently live in 79 Associations representing 216,000+ real estate professionals in 14 states. MarketLinx MLS, Fidelity MLS, Rapattoni MLS, Stratus MLS and FBS Data Systems have all incorporated ShowingAssist into their MLS systems for interested clients.
Using ShowingAssist, listing agents can post showing instructions and enter available hours on an interactive appointment calendar to indicate when a listing is open for showings. Showing notifications are routed instantly according to the listing agent’s preferences. The listing agent actually knows buyers are interested before the showing occurs. Agents can also Carbon Copy additional e-mail accounts or wireless devices so they are informed of showing activity while in the field.
“We’re very happy to be working with Realcomp as its full service showing management provider,” said ShowingTime Executive Vice President Michael Lane. “We’re excited about making ShowingDesk Web Edition available to each member, and also to have the ‘Schedule a Showing’ link appear on MoveInMichigan.com listings to enable consumers to easily request showings. We anticipate helping more and more MLSs by providing our full showing management product suite to streamline the showing process.”
For more information, visit www.showingtime.com.