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More than 230,000 real estate agents in 17 states now have access to ShowingTime's ShowingAssist service, which helps users manage showings directly through the multiple listing service, the company said in announcing two new MLS clients. ShowingAssist allows listing agents to post available hours for a showing and instructions on an interactive appointment calendar, allowing them to gauge buyer interest in advance. Agents can also carbon copy additional e-mail accounts or wireless devices to receive updates on showing activity while in the field. With the additions of MLSs in northern Nevada and Ft. Wayne, Ind., ShowingAssist is now live in 37 MLSs and 73 Realtor associations, ShowingTime said. MarketLinx MLS, Fidelity MLS, Rapattoni MLS, Stratus MLS and FBS Data Systems have all incorporated ShowingAssist into their MLS systems for interested clients. *** What's your opinion? Leave your comments below or send a letter to the editor. ...