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ShowingTime signs Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors

Trade group was rival eShowings' last remaining major client

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The North Carolina-based Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors has chosen ShowingTime as the new real estate showing appointment service provider for its nearly 1,700 members, starting today. Chicago-based ShowingTime and WRAR signed a deal Monday morning, on the heels of the association's announcement last week that it had ended its five-year relationship with Newark, Del.-based eShowings. The trade group had been eShowings' last remaining big client after a string of defections since company founder and CEO Charles Smith’s conviction for failing to pay payroll taxes. Michael Lane, ShowingTime's president, declined to disclose the length of the agreement with WRAR, citing confidentiality. He said 400 offices representing some 12,000 agents had switched from eShowings to ShowingTime, including 160 offices with roughly 4,000 agents in the last 30 days. Most of the firms that made the switch are in the Northeast, particularly in the Philadelphia metro area near eShow...