ShowingTime will only allow certain communication avenues through the ShowingTime messaging service. Below is an outline of what communications are and what communications aren't allowed.
Single Direction Communication
i.e. When an appointment has been confirmed, or when feedback has been received.
ShowingTime System → Listing Agent
ShowingTime System → Showing Agent
ShowingTime System → Listing Contacts
via free text.
Listing Agent ↔ Showing Agent
Listing Agent ↔ Listing Contacts
Predefined Communication Only
i.e. Agent is running 15 minutes late.
Showing Agent ↔ Listing Contacts
Predefined Message Examples
From the appointment, Agents or Listing contacts will have access to quick predefined messages. With one or two taps from the mobile device, the seller or agents are updated.
The Listing agent can reschedule, cancel the appointment, or indicate that they may arrive early or may be running late.
The showing agent can identify if they are running late, need to cancel, indicate when they have arrived or if they are early.
The Seller can propose a new time, cancel the appointment, or indicate that they are running late or early.
Messaging via the ShowingTime App
Communication is handled via the message center on mobile. You can reach out to an agent directly by searching for them, or you can tie the conversation to a specific listing in some markets. All messages that you are apart of can easily be found here. To start a conversation or to reply to a sent message you will need to follow the steps below.
From the home screen under the Showings section tap on On My Listings or I Have Requested.
Tap on the appointment that you want to send a message to an appointment contact on.
a. You can either tap on the buyer or listing contacts.
b. Or you may choose the Agent.
You will see a messaging screen with options to Reschedule or Cancel the appointment. You will also see options to send predefined notes under the more option.
You can now message the contact.
Messaging on Desktop
Viewing the appointment details will show the related conversation, but you can also find these messages in the message center.
Start by selecting My Appointments from the main menu.
Then select either On My Listings or I Have Requested from the sub-menu.
Open the appointment details window, for the appointment in which you want to send a contact a message, by selecting either View/Modify or View.
Click on the Send Message button next to the Showing Agent or any of the Listing Contacts.
You can now message the contact what feel fit.