Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor (Falcon Property Company)

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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

We have Showing Time available to us through our MLS but nobody uses it (or not many anyway). It's common practice for the buyer's agent to call the seller or tenant directly to make an appointment to show so I don't think it has caught on because it seems like adding extra steps and unnecessary parties to the appointment making. -Kasey

May 02, 2017 09:02 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Showing time is very popular here.

 

May 02, 2017 07:02 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

We had CSS for years and the mistakes just kept building - then when we changed over to ShowingTime, I wasn't initially impressed. However, I have to say, once I got used to their system, Mimi, I LOVE it! The phone app is wonderful - you can notify sellers when you've left the house (great for those who work from home), you can schedule after hours via either the APP or online and I've had VERY few 'mistakes' made with this system, compared to CSS. 

Oh, and my clients love the ability to view their showings online too!

May 02, 2017 07:36 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

HUH?

 

May 02, 2017 08:03 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I use ShowingTime and I like it.

May 02, 2017 07:55 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't use either and haven't felt the need. Curious what others say. I have only been on the buyer side of these a few times and without a problem

May 02, 2017 06:51 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

ShowingTime is built into our MLS system and a part of our dues so I use it successfully.

May 03, 2017 04:21 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Most listings in our MLS use showing time. 

May 03, 2017 03:30 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Mimi Foster - we have showingtime - and I am happy with that.

May 02, 2017 10:53 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

We do not have centralized showing services.  The showing instructions are in the MLS.  It is not uncommon for a buyers agent to make direct contact via phone to schedule a showing with the seller. 

May 03, 2017 02:39 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Our market doesn't use any system, we contact the listing agent directly, contact the seller directly or go direct... whatever the showing instructions in the MLS are.  Has worked great for the last 30+ years, no need to change.

May 03, 2017 12:22 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Kasey & John Boles nailed this one!

May 03, 2017 05:15 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have no choice in the matter, as our MLS hires these services. We were with CSS for many years and our MLS switched to ShowingTime a couple of years ago. Way fewer issues with ShowingTime than with CSS.

May 03, 2017 04:45 AM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Again I'm intrigued by the differences in markets. It is a violation for a Buyer's Agent to make direct contact with the Seller. In a normal market, even trying to track down a Listing Agent to get an appointment set would be a nightmare. In our current market where we are getting dozens of showings the first day on the market for a reasonably priced house, there would be no way to keep up with the multiple phone calls for each showing. Thanks so much for your feedback. 

May 03, 2017 04:22 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Our market switched from CSS to ST a couple of years ago...  I'm happy with ST but wasn't unhappy with CSS.

May 03, 2017 04:16 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

We have Showing Time as part of our MLS and its the best. No friction in making appoitments, and their app. is quite good. 

May 03, 2017 03:59 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I use showing time.

May 03, 2017 03:05 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I don't use either and prefer to have agents contact me directly so I can schedule with my sellers.  These services are not as common in my market as they are in other areas of the country.   

May 03, 2017 02:24 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Mimi,

They are not used in the higher end homes,  The lislting agent is often required to be there.  A

May 02, 2017 10:00 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

In my marekkeey are one of the best. Any shortcomings they have I attribute to the listing agent not providing up to date and accurate information.

May 02, 2017 09:56 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Haven't had good success with them..don't use them.

May 02, 2017 06:41 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I enjoy Showingtime, but have had a few issues with mobile access.

May 04, 2017 05:25 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I still like centralize showing but there are times I have problems

 

May 04, 2017 03:05 PM
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Mimi - I have never used CSS, but our MLS added ShowingTime a couple of years ago and I think it is fabulous.  It allows you to grant Go & Show showings (but you still capture all of the agents and when they intend to show) or you can require approval from the owner/tenant due to small children/pets.  I haven't had a single complaint about the system from any of my sellers and as a buyers agent I like that I don't have to track someone down to show a property.

May 03, 2017 05:24 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Tallahassee went to Showing Time about a year or so ago.   Agents still have not adapted to it.  The violations occur when an SA ignores the showing instructions that are in the MLS.

May 03, 2017 05:03 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have not used either, but interested in the comments!

May 03, 2017 08:05 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

CSS is better than traditional alternatives.

May 03, 2017 07:14 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

make it happen

May 03, 2017 06:06 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I use showing time and love it. I do not have any complaints

May 03, 2017 06:02 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Showing isn't perfect , but we are satisfied

May 03, 2017 05:51 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Both are available here. ST is with MLS.

Both have proven to completely incapable of reliable service.

Both too often result  in 'What showing?" when I knock on the door.

And of course I will never provide feedback. It can not be more important to me than it is to the listing agent. 

 

May 03, 2017 05:47 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I just use what's available through my MLS.

May 03, 2017 05:39 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

We use ShowingTime now & we've set it up so the BA's can make their appointments with a click on our MLS. It works great. Staff has stopped pulling their hair out & is off meds now.

We've tried to make it as hassle free as possible. So click for appt, Sentrilock when you get there or system gives them a one day code.

Seller downloads ST app & it keeps them abreast of what is going on. They think it is cool for some reason so .... ok I guess.  

May 03, 2017 05:35 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

CSS pretty much owns our market.  Never heard of Showing Time.

May 03, 2017 05:28 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Showings are done in house and that way we have control

May 02, 2017 08:15 PM
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Don Perrin
Keller Williams Realty - Alexandria, VA
Military buyer & seller specialist (VOSB)

Showing Time is so much better!  With CSS I have to pull up the listing to get the MLS number and then call, and often wait for, a CSS representative to answer the phone, look me up, give them the MLS number, wait for them to confirm, usually with a call to the seller, and finally schedule a showing.  With Showing Time I simply click on the link in the MLS listing, select an available time, and wait for confirmation.  So much easier!!  

Jun 22, 2018 06:19 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

 don't use either and haven't felt the need. Curious what others say. 

Apr 03, 2018 07:55 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.  I don't use either one.

May 04, 2017 10:13 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

not sure what my office uses now, but it's doing fine by us...

May 03, 2017 09:36 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't use any of those services as I find them to be less than adequate and very intrusive.

A few agents here use them and they're all a PITA!

May 03, 2017 08:43 AM