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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes, absolutely.  We can set our showing time program to automatically approve it, but I want to know who is going and coming.

Aug 18, 2015 12:17 PM
Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

Everything goes through showingtime.

Nov 15, 2018 12:17 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Of course, I want to know who has been in the house and how many potential buyers we've had!

Aug 14, 2016 07:14 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

It records showings, generates the feedback requests and gives me a comprehensive record of showing to show the sellers.

Sep 16, 2015 06:35 AM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Debbie Reynolds,

Yes, I ask agent to please press the showing request button. Then the agent must call me for the code and confirmation that the property will be shown and feedback requested. I had couple of agents show the home and some doors and lights were left on. I had to change the combo and entrance procedures.

Aug 22, 2015 01:24 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

No..but we should so that we can get feed back for our sellers.

Aug 20, 2015 12:53 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Of course.  We need to know who is there and when.

Aug 19, 2015 01:13 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I like to know who's going and when in advance; sometimes even to chat with the agent to let them know of any special circumstances. 

Aug 19, 2015 10:28 AM
Anna Terry
Coldwell Banker Advantage - Durham, NC
Selling Durham and surrounding areas for 20 years!

Absolutely! In order for the feedback request to be generated to those showing agents a showing has to be registered.

Aug 19, 2015 09:47 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Lockbox alerts me who, where and when as soon as it is opened.

Aug 19, 2015 02:12 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Absoslutely.... I need to know who's going in and when and also be able to provide that information to my clients.

Aug 19, 2015 12:02 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. The calling center provides an additional amount of control and security.

Aug 18, 2015 11:06 PM
Toronto, ON

We don't use showing centers.  Agents call the office to schedule the appointment.  Depending on the particular listing requirements, the office may need to have me involved in the scheduling.  The agents cannot access any property without scheduling as lockboxes cannot be opened without a code.  The issue is no different between vacant or occupied listings.

Aug 18, 2015 10:57 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Of course; we are responsible and should know whom left the lights on!


Aug 18, 2015 10:56 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Yes it is still someones property and I use the showing center software to keep track of who shows it and feedback.

Aug 18, 2015 01:23 PM
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

Yes.  I still like to be able to have conversation with them, tell them about house and make sure they wont be wasting their time. 

Aug 18, 2015 12:46 PM
Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily


Aug 18, 2015 11:36 AM
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Yes, they need to record their showing. 

Aug 19, 2015 09:29 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Absolutely, I want a log of everyone, and it also creates an automatic feedback request via email.

Aug 19, 2015 09:11 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

No, I write in the private remarks vacan go & show on my listings.

Aug 19, 2015 08:57 AM
Elaine Prezzemolo
Keller Williams Realty - Coral Springs, FL
Serving Broward & Palm Beach since 1982

Yes. I like to track the traffic AND in case theres a NEW issue with the home I would know who was there last.

I also moniter my vacant listings to make sure agents are NOT sending clients over without themsleves present. That is just not right.

Aug 19, 2015 06:33 AM
Jonathan Hall
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty - Danbury, CT
Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523

I have had a few vacant properties lately. I have agents send me a text message or use the showingtime program and go. I have registred the electronic lockbox to notify me of when agents come in

Aug 19, 2015 06:15 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes.  We want to know who showed so we can reach out for feedback.

Aug 19, 2015 05:54 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes, I want to know who is showing and when. At that time I can highlight the features of the home AND give a heads up regarding if feedback will be solicited.

No, I will not use a showing service or the receptionist at my brokerage.

A continuing issues exists with buyers agents being the LEAST qualified in showing THAT house and buyers agents have clearly exhibited the reluctance to READ the information provided regarding the house. Do you what 'this person' to be your representative and violate your agreement with the homeowner?

What a vacant homes does is reduce the need for me to be present for all showings. However, the need to be present is significant for several reasons:

  1. Present the home properly
  2. Inspect the condition of the home in case calamity has occurred
  3. Collect buyer observables for pro-active initiative.
  4. Create competitive showing environment
  5. Insure the home is secure when showing is over.


Aug 18, 2015 10:00 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Wednesday morning Debbie. I like vacant houses. It is a good way to capture a lot more defects.

Aug 18, 2015 06:54 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Maybe that way it doesn't get double booked if it's a popular property? You bond with the agent? Could be upsides. But if I have an empty listing on a lockbox it's not necessary if I say so on the MLS.

Aug 18, 2015 04:00 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Debbie - Showing centers are not very common here, and typically agents don't care about calling to schedule a showing on a vacant home. Our Supra lockbox will record who enters, and when.

Aug 18, 2015 02:51 PM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I don't require an appointment or phone call prior to showing a vacant listing.  The lock box is registered to the property and I'll be notified via email who entered the property and when.

Aug 18, 2015 11:52 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

No. If it's vacant I usually don't require a call.

Aug 18, 2015 11:41 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Totally depends on the property.  If it's unfurnished and no one will be there period, except other agents then I might put "show anytime, be courteous if another agent is there and wait please", but in my market we have many vacation/second homes that are mostly vacant, but still furnished and buyers are sometimes there when I don't expect them to be. For those I still want a call so that I can make sure it will be empty.

Aug 18, 2015 11:33 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Always a good idea to let them know, just in case something changed

Aug 18, 2015 11:32 AM
Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

Yes because I want to keep track of all who enter the house 

Aug 18, 2015 11:26 AM