Using Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube & Pinterest to Grow your Business
Did you know that real estate agents can benefit from Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and Pinterest just like they do from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn?
ShowingTime: 2018 Year In Review
2018 has been an exciting year to serve ShowingTime clients. Our products were used to schedule more than 48.6 million showings for 1.1 million agents across the United States and Canada, which resulted in almost $1.2 trillion of residential real estate sales by dollar volume. We're pleased to play a role in your success!
Essential Guide to Social Media in Real Estate
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran who’s experienced success cold calling and holding open houses or a rookie agent well-versed in the smartphone world, we can all agree that, especially today, social media is a key part of all our lives.
Instant Access Details For Confirmed Showings
Our latest release introduces an improved integration between the ShowingTime mobile app and lockboxes. As part of this integration, we've streamlined how agents access showing instructions for confirmed appointments.
Did you know ShowingTime has its own showing calendar? Agents can see all appointments right from their ShowingTime desktop account. It's an easy way to see if your listings are getting showings. Several agents have told us they use it for gauging whether they're busy with buyers.
Plan Ahead for the Slowing Fall Real Estate Market
With the upcoming Labor Day holiday marking the unofficial end of summer, the residential real estate industry is gradually nearing its annual slowdown.
Work Smarter with These ShowingTime Settings
As we’re hitting the hottest days of the year, showing activity remains high throughout the country. We hope you enjoyed lots of summer showing activity and have already sold a number of listings.
4 Ways Real Estate Agents Can Get New Business
There are many ways real estate agents can go about getting new business. From paid leads to earned leads, the process of capturing them can be as creative or as simple as you’d like.
New Seller Section Now Available
An exciting new update is here! You can now find your seller contacts in the new ‘Sellers’ tab of the 'My Clients' section on your desktop.
What does this mean for you? You can now manage all your sellers' details in one place. Also, when you add a homeowner or occupant to a listing, you’ll be able to select from a list of existing sellers instead of creating a new contact each time.
Empowered Sellers Are Happy Sellers
Agents and other real estate professionals are seeing business pick up as the busy spring season heads into May. There are more calls to answer, more requests to field and a seemingly never-ending number of appointments to schedule (and reschedule).
3 Tips to Optimize Your Time as an Agent
According to a recent report from the U.S Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, drivers log an average of 13,476 miles a year. It’s likely that number is even higher for real estate agents.
Spring Into the New Season
Nothing says spring like seeing the first crocuses poke their heads out of the soil. But flowers aren’t the only things starting to bloom; the real estate market is ready to blossom. Listing inventory is growing and buyers are resuming or beginning their hunt for the perfect home.
New Year, New Goals
The beginning of a new year is an exciting time to envision growth, health, and prosperity! Many agents make New Year’s resolutions and include a few professional goals among personal aspirations. We’ve interviewed a few agents to learn about their hopes for 2018. Read more to find out what we learned and how ShowingTime products can help agents achieve these goals, keep track of progress and build lasting connections with clients.
Happy Holidays from ShowingTime!
Let's Review 2017 - From our team at ShowingTime, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and all the best for a great 2018! As we look back on 2017, we want to share with you some of the highlights of what our product, engineering and support teams have been working on.
Let Your Homeowner See the Big Picture
Homeowners love knowing how their listing is doing and the Listing Activity Report is the perfect tool to keep your sellers informed. It pulls all important listing activity information - such as the number of showings, agent previews, open houses and accompanying feedback - in one place and can be emailed as a PDF report or viewed directly in the seller’s app. The Listing Activity Report can also be scheduled for automatic delivery, making the process even easier and faster. Don’t forget to invite your homeowners to download the seller version of the ShowingTime app.
The Halloween Season is a 'Spooktacular' Time for Showings
October is here, and for many markets that means showing activity has cooled down a bit. There are still lots of homes on the market, so buyers may encounter less competition for choice properties. So ... schedule away! We’ve made it easier than ever to create a single appointment, add showings to a tour, or schedule a showing on a house as you drive by - we have all the tools you need! Enjoy the autumn colors and holiday decorations along the way.
Access Details When Confirming Appointments
Listing agents can easily review and update their listing’s access details and showing instructions when confirming appointments, ensuring showing agents have the latest details for their upcoming showings.
Introducing the ShowingTime Showing Index™
The ShowingTime Showing Index is the real estate industry's first index to reliably communicate leading indicators of current and future demand trends by way of showing data. See what the latest trends are in your region.
Keep Your Profile Up to Date
Keeping your notification settings and profile details current and up to date is quick and easy. Options such as default appointment settings, preferred listing notification methods and setting up automatic calendar sync between your personal calendar and your ShowingTime appointments keeps you in control. Review your profile today.
Mobile App Improvements
Scheduling appointments while out with clients should be a fast and easy process. We regularly incorporate agent feedback to help us identify ways to increase speed and add simplicity. Agents benefit from having to tap just a few appointment settings, which saves time. More showings mean your listing is being exposed to more home-buyers, which should lead to the best outcome for your sellers in the least amount of time.
Reducing Homeowners' Stress
With our enhanced mobile Listing Activity report, it's easy for agents to keep their sellers informed about activity on their listings. The showing trend chart can help ease homeowner stress, which often accompanies the home selling process. And feedback-at-a-glance graphs can help start the conversation about a price adjustment or about necessary updates to the home.
If sellers have additional questions about appointments, the Appointment History Log provides detailed answers.
Spring Cleaning, Planning, & Adding Listing Contacts
Spring cleaning and planning is in full force. This month we’ve added two new features:
- An “Out of Office” message to help you communicate your hours.
- The ability to add multiple email addresses so entire teams can receive appointment notifications.
New Appointment Types
Appointment Types for Every Situation
Quick and efficient communications about the purpose of scheduled appointments can determine whether an appointment is confirmed or cancelled. With our latest update, we have added more appointment types for both you and requesting agents to choose from, including:
- Radon Drop Off
- Site Measurements for inspections
No Connection, No Problem!
Do you continue to print your showing instructions in fear that you will not have access to the internet on your mobile device?
With our latest update, you can quickly download all showing instructions for your upcoming confirmed appointments before you head out with your clients.
Welcome to 2017!
2016 has been an exciting year for ShowingTime clients! As always, thanks for all your feedback, which helps us create new features and add improvements that lead to an even better experience for you.