Showing Beacon® is now included with the ShowingTime mobile app and is designed to give you peace of mind while at a showing by offering a way to keep a preferred contact informed of your status should you want to send an alert.
Watch the video below to introduce yourself to ShowingBeacon!
There are three ways to get started with this feature; 1. Read this Help and Training Article, 2. Watch the Video above, 3. Click here for the Showing Beacon Quick Start Guide
Help and Training Article:
Make sure you have the most updated version of the ShowingTime app, available from your device’s app store, click the buttons below to visit your favorite. You will also want to ensure you have enabled push notifications and GPS location sharing from your device’s settings, however, this step is not essential to downloading and activating the app.
Next, open the app and click the “Start Showing Beacon” button in the side menu or under the showing appointment details.
Then add the name and phone number of the preferred contact who will be alerted when you use this feature. Once you have added the contact, the feature is ready to use.
Using the Beacon
There are two easy ways to send an alert to your preferred contact:
1. Set Showing Beacon Timer
Use this option to set a timer for a specific period of time. If you don’t end the timer before it expires, a text alert will be sent to your preferred contact.
2. Send Showing Beacon Now
Use this option to immediately send a text alert to your preferred contact. To send Showing Beacon now, open Showing Beacon then press and hold down the blue button that reads “Send Showing Beacon Now” for 3 seconds.
A text alert will be immediately sent to your preferred contact letting them know your current location and your contact number. When the beacon is activated, your preferred contact will receive an SMS that contains:
- Your name
- Your contact number
- Your location
If you access the beacon from the appointment, the address of the listing will also be sent.
A banner will appear across the top of the app once you set the timer, letting you know how much time is remaining.
You’ll receive a push notification 60 seconds before the timer is set to expire and you can add time in 5-minute increments as needed.
If you have questions, please reach out to the ShowingTime support team at 800‑379‑0057 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Help and Training Guide is courtesy of ShowingTime and was originally published here.
Andrew Cristancho Director of Marketing at Northern Nevada Regional Multiple Listing Service