BookAShowing Enhancements

We are pleased to announce three BookAShowing enhancements resulting from frequent user requests.

Open Matrix listing from BookAShowing
This is the one most of you have been waiting for. The MLS number and primary photo are now linked to the listing in Matrix. Click to open the Matrix property full display in a new tab/window. These links are available on the scheduling screen, showings calendar, feedback forms and feedback emails.

Schedule multiple appointments on Mobile
If you are using the full version of Matrix on your phone (not Matrix Mobile), select up to 20 listings and click the BookAShowing button, all of those listings are now sent together to BookAShowing Mobile for scheduling.

Notify Selling Agent of Inspections and Appraisals
You can now set automatic Selling agent notification of Inspection and Appraisal appointments. This is a helpful courtesy to keep the Selling agent in the loop as often the Inspector or Appraiser makes the appointment direct with the List Office.

To set this notification (as early as when a contingent offer is accepted), select Listings>Active from the BookAShowing top menu bar. Click the check mark under the Edit column for the Contingent or Pending listing you want to set. On the Edit screen, this is the Selling Notification portion of the Listing Details section:

If your listing is in Pending status, the Selling Agent’s name will automatically be filled. If the listing is in Active status with a Contingency, you will need to fill it in. Start typing the agent’s name or ID, and it will pop up for you to select. Set the Yes/No dropdown box to “Yes.” The Selling Agent will then get automatic notifications of Inspection and Appraisal appointments only. They will not be notified of any other appointment types.  When booking a specific appointment, you have the option to override whatever is set for the Listing. For example, if you have it set to No, you can set it to Yes in the appointment screen, and the Selling agent will be notified just for that appointment.

Note: If a listing goes from Pending back to Active status, or a Contingency is removed, BookAShowing automatically clears out the Selling agent information.

We hope you ejoy these enhancements. If you have questions, contact the NorthstarMLS Help Desk at 651-251-5456 (1-877-251-5455 toll free) or, or contact BookAShowing support at

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