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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Love these systems, much better than playing phone tag.

May 03, 2016 06:15 PM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Most p-eople here are using Centralized Showing. At first, they were terrible, but they got their act together pretty quickly and they're basically seamless now. They charge little enough that I don't remember how much it is.

May 03, 2016 08:51 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I use ShowingTime and also ShowingSuite.com for my listing. 

May 03, 2016 05:34 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

If there was one available in my market I would use it for sure!

May 03, 2016 05:19 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

No, I male all my own appointments

May 03, 2016 09:47 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

We use Showing Time in our market.  Most of the time it works well.  I like the reporting functions the best.

May 03, 2016 09:39 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

James Hoff yes, our market center does have the third party (Showing Time) take care of showings. And it works!

May 03, 2016 03:33 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

We use centralized showing service.  Online and phone appointments, can view our log of showings and share feedback with homeowner. Cost is reasonable.

May 03, 2016 02:56 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I use showing time because it is free. I think it works as well as CSS

May 03, 2016 11:57 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Yes Showing Time and they do a great job.

May 03, 2016 08:50 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have not used a service like this on my listings but have used them when scheduling showings on other agents listings. It is very efficient and streamline.

May 03, 2016 08:45 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We use ShowingTime and LOVE it. More importantly, our clients love it. They don't need to deal directly with agents and they can accept showings as simply as a text.

May 03, 2016 08:30 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Here in the Dallas area we use CSS (Centralized Showing Service).  There is a fee for listing agents, buyers agents schedule their appointments on listings at no cost.

May 03, 2016 07:04 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

We use Centralized Showing.  I like it because it makes it easy to schedule a showing.

May 03, 2016 06:34 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I think part of the problem with some of these services is agents don't know how to set the service up. Plus, many times you have to wait for the company to contact the seller to get the seller to verify the date and time you tried to schedule will work for them. Sometimes you can wait a long time to find out that your requested time has been declined.

May 03, 2016 06:10 AM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Can't imagine not having it. We use Centralized Showing Service (CSS). $30 per listing for the life of the listing. 

They take initial scheduling call, they contact Seller however many tries that takes, call back the showing agent, and then send out an email within the hour after a showing for feedback. We have a 97% response rate on the feedback. 

I have an assistant, but setting appointments, especially in this market, is so time consuming.

 

May 03, 2016 06:08 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

all of the agents in my office use a service for scheduling....they all love it....

May 03, 2016 04:47 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. Much better than trying to contact a listing agent.

May 03, 2016 10:38 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I like showing time.

May 03, 2016 09:58 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

First my company, then our MLS provided Centralized Showing to agents; we are now with Showing Time. Couldn't imagie not having a service like this after 12+ years of using one. And the price is right as I don't pay for this, except throug my mls dues. Each has its pluses and minuses... it's more a question of what  you need.

May 03, 2016 09:43 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I like control so I do not use one of these services

May 03, 2016 01:05 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

James, I stopped using one.  The didn't do a great job of avoiding the old walking in on indisposed sellers situation, and I didn't really need them for vacant properties.

May 03, 2016 12:05 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   My Tallahassee Board recently went to Showing Time.   So far, it is NOT popular... everyone in Tallahassee is "old school"; they pick up the phone and call the LA or the Seller.  The human conversation was good... now it is just a computer notification.

  

May 03, 2016 07:23 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I like ShowingTime. There are a few things that are 'alacarte' add-ons so it's hard to say for price. Our office divides it up between all of us.  We have an appt desk so to speak (2 ladies).  Make about 1500 appts per month.

We just had to get the add-on where agents not admins can also make appts at home or on their phone/laptop. Seemed like that should be standard to me.

I like their feedback page which you can edit to suit your needs. I put a scale from 1to5 instead of what they had. I also changed the comments to say something like if you buyer had no comment, what do you think?

May 03, 2016 06:17 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I do not use a service but it could be beneficial. But losts of agents do .  It would be a better way to inform the sellers of how many times their home is shown.

We are now on a Supra system and I understand feedback can be sent from there directly to the sellers. New to us but am excited in learning the system.

May 03, 2016 05:47 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Can you explain the pros and cons of SHOWINGTIME?

May 03, 2016 05:33 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

There are times I need to talk to the showing agents prior to the showing !

May 03, 2016 04:56 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not really popular in my area. Vacant houses are usually have supra lock boxes and occupied have to be scheduled via a LA. 

Oct 15, 2017 01:45 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

no - parked and reading

May 08, 2016 09:47 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Most of Denver uses CSS, and mostly there are good.

May 06, 2016 12:18 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

The office handles this process.

May 03, 2016 07:20 PM