Listing Setup Recommendations


Listing Setup for More Showings over fewer Days On Market (DOM)

Being at the forefront of appointment data, ShowingTime has a unique perspective on showing trends. Sifting through the numbers we were surprised to discover the correlation between the average number of showings per month on a listing and its appointment type. Listings that are set up to auto-confirm their appointments (we looked at listings that are occupied by homeowners and/or tenants) see on average 30% more requested showings, more confirmed appointments, and fewer cancellations. 

Additionally, the number of showings during the first week has a strong correlation with a higher sold price and shorter DOM. 

For sellers who would like plenty of time to prepare for a showing, Lead Times, and Showing Exceptions are perfect to help them feel that they are in control.


Note: According to our analysis, the first week on the market can really set the tone for the sale.



First week's showings and Days on Market(DOM) correlation



When a home is on the market for a long time, fewer showings are scheduled. Your sellers begin to wonder what the decreasing feedback responses mean and you start thinking of ways to draw more attention to the location. However, at the start of your relationship with the seller, let them know that the more showings they allow, the better chance they have to close the deal.

First week's showings and percentage of original list price received.



Leaving a home is not easy. All the memories and events that have occurred in the home, drive sellers to need the best possible price in the quickest amount of time. Many of these sellers are already in a new place or making plans to move further away. Removing obstacles like exclusivity in showings and lengthy response times means more showings and motivated buyers.

Listing Setup for Vacant Homes


Go and Show is the recommended 'Appointment Type' for vacant homes on lockbox. This setting will alert ShowingTime to document the appointment request, review the rules and exceptions that you have configured, and confirm it. Both you and your sellers are notified using your preferred notification methods.




Step 1


Click on the My Listings tab, then My Listings in the drop-down

Step 2


Select the listing you would like to setup



Step 3


Under 'Appointment Settings', set the appointment type to Go and Show

Step 4


Configure the owner so they receive confirmed/canceled appointment notifications

Step 5



Click Save Changes


Using the Mobile App to set your Listings to the Go and Show Appointment Type



Listing Setup for Flexible Sellers


Courtesy Call is the recommended 'Appointment Type' for homes with owner/occupants that are flexible. This setting will alert ShowingTime to document the appointment request, review the rules and exceptions that you have configured, and confirm it. Then a phone call will be placed to the designated contacts informing them of the confirmed appointment.





Step 1


Click on the My Listings tab, then My Listings in the drop-down

Step 2


Select the listing you would like to setup


Step 3


Under 'Appointment Settings', set the appointment type to Courtesy Call

Step 4


Configure the owner/occupant so they receive confirmed/canceled appointment notifications

Step 5


Make sure the Phone option is checked, then select their preference for Phone Call Type

Click Save Changes


Listing Setup for Seller Occupied Homes


Appointment Required, Confirm With Any is the recommended 'Appointment Type' for occupied homes. This setting will alert ShowingTime to require permission from any of the designated contacts before the appointment is confirmed.





Step 1


Click on the My Listings tab, then My Listings in the drop-down

Step 2


Select the listing you would like to setup



Step 3


Under 'Appointment Settings', set the appointment type to Appointment Required, Confirm With Any

Step 4


Configure the owner/occupant so they receive confirmed/canceled appointment notifications

Step 5


Make sure that the listing agent and/or the owner/occupant is set up to confirm appointments based on their notification preferences

Step 6


Click Save Changes




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