MLS & Associations

More MLSs helping members schedule showings online

ShowingTime, CSS Inc. sign deals with MLSs serving 10,000-plus agents in Colorado and Florida

Two multiple listing services, Colorado-based Information and Real Estate Services LLC (IRES) and Florida-based M.L.S. of Naples Inc., are the latest to offer their agents the ability to schedule real estate showings online. The Naples MLS is one of 80 MLSs representing more than 450,000 real estate professionals who have integrated an online scheduling system from Chicago-based ShowingTime. The system will allow the MLS's 5,000 members to request and manage showings and feedback directly from the MLS or through ShowingTime's mobile app at any time of day, reducing phone tag and saving members time, the companies said. ShowingTime for the MLS also includes access to ShowingCart, which allows showing agents to store and organize their showings as a buyer tour; mapping; automated text-to-voice calls; and two-way text messaging so agents can confirm, decline or reschedule appointments from their smartphones when they can’t take a call. Overland Park, Kansas-based Centralized S...