Less than 2 weeks until we replace BookAShowing with ShowingTime.
Do you have questions?

We have posted a lot of information and resources for the May 3rd conversion from BookAShowing to ShowingTime. They are all collected in a single location on this web page. Check back as we continue to update it.

Our latest addition is a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. These are answers to questions that have been asked so far through webinars and office visits. Take a look–many of your questions are answered here, some you may not have thought of yet. Do you have a question that is not answered? Send it to our Help Desk at help@northstarmls.com. We will get back to you with an answer and add it to future updates of the FAQ document.

For a countdown to ShowingTime, check out our countdown clock on the Home Page of NorthstarMLS.com.

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We’ve seen a great response to our online ShowingTime webinars that started on April 13. So far, there’s been over 1,000 brokers, agents, appraisers and office staff that have attended a live webinar.

Should you not be able to sign up and attend a live online webinar training sessions, we’ve recorded a Broker/Agent/Appraiser Webinar and an Office Staff Webinar. Now you can watch a training webinar anytime that fits your schedule. These recorded training webinars are especially ideal for office staff that work weekends. Viewers will hear about ShowingTime’s mobile app, customizable feedback, online scheduling and more.

ICYMI: ShowingTime is scheduled to launch May 3rd replacing the BookAShowing system (BAS was purchased by ShowingTime last fall).

ShowingTime Recorded Webinar for Brokers/Agents/Appraisers >> Click to Watch
ShowingTime Recorded Webinar for Office Staff >> Click to Watch
(Click the “Watch Now!” link to view – video will open in a new web browser window – fill in your first/last name and email address and click “Register” to begin the video.)


Click here for previous ShowingTime news that you or someone in your office may have missed.

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We’ve seen a great response to our online ShowingTime webinars that started on April 13. So far, there’s been over 770 agents/appraisers and over 220 office staff that have attended a live webinar — over 535 agents/appraisers and over 135 are signed up for upcoming webinars.

If you’re already registered, don’t forget to mark your calendar. Sessions are underway now and continue through mid May.

Don’t get left behind! If you haven’t had a chance to sign up, please click one of the large red links below to register. ShowingTime is scheduled to launch May 3rd replacing the BookAShowing system (BAS was purchased by ShowingTime last fall). During the online sessions, you’ll hear about ShowingTime’s mobile app, customizable feedback, online scheduling and more. Plus, we’ll tell you how to contact Support and other important details that will help you with the transition from BookAShowing to ShowingTime.

You’ll also learn how to:

  • Schedule appointments, update instructions, & manage feedback; all through the Mobile App
  • Sync appointments automatically to personal calendars
  • Schedule appointments online in the MLS and mobile app
  • Use ShowingCart to schedule unique buyer’s tours
  • Manage feedback and customize unlimited feedback templates
  • Have mobile notifications to alert sellers when they can return home after a showing

Click Here to Register for an Agent Webinar

Click Here to Register for an Office Staff Webinar

NOTE: Click on the appropriate webinar session to get signed up — if you’re a broker/agent/appraiser click on the “Agent Webinar”; if you’re office staff click on “Office Staff Webinar”. A new tab will open in your browser window. Pick a date/time that works for your schedule from the drop down list. You’ll receive an email confirmation once you register.


ShowingTime Quick Start Guides:
In addition to webinars to help you get started and ease the transition, we’ve created 2-page Quick Start Guides – one for agents – one for office staff. Check them out below.

ShowingTime Guick Start Guide for Agents and Appraisers >>> Download Now!

ShowingTime Quick Start Guide for Office Staff >>> Download Now!


Dates to Remember:
April 13 – Weekly online webinar training sessions start. Each week there will agent sessions and office staff sessions, with plenty of dates and times to choose.  We will also have recorded webinars, especially for weekend office staff.
May 3 – Transition from BAS to ShowingTime. All of your showings history in BookAShowing will automatically transfer over to ShowingTime.
May 4 to 5 – On-site training for those who prefer in-person sessions over webinars. Dates/times will be announced for Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Brainerd and western Wisconsin.
May 16 – Final week of live online webinar training sessions. Recorded webinar sessions will be available after the live sessions end.
Late May – ShowingTime will survey NorthstarMLS subscribers for feedback and suggestions


Click here for previous ShowingTime news that you or someone in your office may have missed.

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We’ve seen a great response to next week’s online webinars, with over 1,000 agents/appraisers and over 250 office staff already registered! If you’re already registered, don’t forget to mark your calendar.  Sessions start tomorrow and continue through mid May.

If you haven’t had a chance to sign up, please click one of the large red links below to register. ShowingTime is scheduled to launch May 3rd replacing the BookAShowing system. During the online sessions, you’ll hear about ShowingTime’s mobile app, customizable feedback, online scheduling and more. Plus, we’ll tell you how to contact Support and other important details that will help you with the transition from BookAShowing to ShowingTime.

You’ll also learn how to:

  • Schedule appointments, update instructions, & manage feedback; all through the Mobile App
  • Sync appointments automatically to personal calendars
  • Schedule appointments online in the MLS and mobile app
  • Use ShowingCart to schedule unique buyer’s tours
  • Manage feedback and customize unlimited feedback templates
  • Have mobile notifications to alert sellers when they can return home after a showing

 Click Here to Register for an Agent Webinar

Click Here to Register for an Office Staff Webinar

NOTE: Click on the appropriate webinar session to get signed up — if you’re a broker/agent/appraiser click on the “Agent Webinar”; if you’re office staff click on “Office Staff Webinar”. A new tab will open in your browser window. Pick a date/time that works for your schedule from the drop down list. You’ll receive an email confirmation once you register.


ShowingTime Quick Start Guides:
In addition to webinars to help you get started and ease the transition, we’ve created 2-page Quick Start Guides – one for agents – one for office staff. Check them out below.

ShowingTime Guick Start Guide for Agents and Appraisers >>> Download Now!

ShowingTime Quick Start Guide for Office Staff >>> Download Now!


Dates to Remember:
April 13 – Weekly online webinar training sessions start. Each week there will agent sessions and office staff sessions, with plenty of dates and times to choose.  We will also have recorded webinars, especially for weekend office staff.
May 3 – Transition from BAS to ShowingTime. All of your showings history in BookAShowing will automatically transfer over to ShowingTime.
May 4 to 5 – On-site training for those who prefer in-person sessions over webinars. Dates/times will be announced for Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Brainerd and western Wisconsin.
May 16 – Final week of live online webinar training sessions. Recorded webinar sessions will be available after the live sessions end.
Late May – ShowingTime will survey NorthstarMLS subscribers for feedback and suggestions


Click here for previous ShowingTime news that you or someone in your office may have missed.

In less than a month, ShowingTime will be live on NorthstarMLS replacing BookAShowing.

Wait, what’s ShowingTime? Hopefully by now you’ve read, seen or heard that NorthstarMLS will be moving from BookAShowing to ShowingTime on Tuesday, May 3rd. (BookAShowing was purchased by ShowingTime last fall.)

In addition to live online webinars (REGISTER NOW IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY!) to help get started and ease the transition, we’ve created 2-page Quick Start Guides – one for agents – one for office staff. Check them out below.

ShowingTime Guick Start Guide for Agents and Appraisers >>> Download Now!

You’ll learn:
• How to access your profile through NorthstarMLS
• About the ShowingTime Mobile App
• How to use the Customizable Feedback & Management System
• How to use ShowingCart™

ShowingTime Quick Start Guide for Office Staff >>> Download Now!

You’ll learn how:
• to schedule a showing
• to use the Daily Log
• to use ShowingCart™
• to use the Customizable Feedback & Management System


Dates to Remember:
April 13Weekly online webinar training sessions start. Each week there will agent sessions and office staff sessions, with plenty of dates and times to choose. We will also provide recorded sessions, especially for weekend office staff.
May 3 – Transition from BAS to ShowingTime. All of your showings history in BookAShowing will automatically transfer over to ShowingTime.
May 4 to 5 – On-site training for those who prefer in-person sessions over webinars. Dates/times will be announced soon for Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Brainerd and western Wisconsin.
May 16 – Final week of live online webinar training sessions.
Late May – ShowingTime will survey NorthstarMLS subscribers for feedback and suggestions


Click here for previous ShowingTime news that you or someone in your office may have missed.

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Greetings!

Beginning the week of April 13th, we hope you can join us for one of our 30-45 minute web presentations to learn about the ShowingTime Appointment Center, scheduled to replace BookAShowing on May 3rd for all subscribers of NorthstarMLS.

You’ll hear about ShowingTime’s mobile app, customizable feedback, online scheduling and more. Plus, we’ll tell you how to contact Support and other important details.

During these live, online sessions you’ll also learn how to:

  • Schedule appointments, update instructions, & manage feedback; all through the Mobile App
  • Sync appointments automatically to personal calendars
  • Schedule appointments online in the MLS and mobile app
  • Use ShowingCart to schedule unique buyer’s tours
  • Manage feedback and customize unlimited feedback templates
  • Have mobile notifications to alert sellers when they can return home after a showing

Click Here to Register for an Agent Webinar

Click Here to Register for an Office Staff Webinar

NOTE: Click on the appropriate webinar session to get signed up — if you’re a broker/agent click on the “Agent Webinar”; if you’re office staff click on “Office Staff Webinar”. A new tab will open in your browser window. Pick a date/time that works for your schedule from the drop down list. You’ll receive an email confirmation once you register.


Additional Dates to Remember

April 13 – Weekly online webinar training sessions start. Each week there will agent sessions and office staff sessions, with plenty of dates and times to choose.
May 3 – Transition from BAS to ShowingTime. All of your showings history in BookAShowing will automatically transfer over to ShowingTime.
May 4 to 5 – On-site training for those who prefer in-person sessions over webinars. Dates/times will be announced for Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Brainerd and western Wisconsin.
May 16 – Final week of live online webinar training sessions. Recorded webinar sessions will be available after the live sessions end.
Late May – ShowingTime will survey NorthstarMLS subscribers for feedback and suggestions


Starting on May 3rd, ShowingTime will be live in NorthstarMLS!

Your NorthstarMLS team (as well as the ShowingTime Support team) will be ready to help you with any questions.

Your leadership wants to make sure you’re comfortable during the transition and have every opportunity to learn the system. We’ll do all we can to make it as smooth as possible. We look forward to serving you!

For more information on ShowingTime for NorthstarMLS subscribers, click here.

Greetings!

You’ve heard that BookAShowing.com was acquired by ShowingTime last October. Since then, ShowingTime has been hard at work blending the best features of BAS’s online scheduling system into ShowingTime’s, with plans to transition us to the new platform.

ShowingTime and NorthstarMLS have met with numerous NorthstarMLS agents and office managers to make sure the key features used most often are kept, while many new features – including a mobile app – will be added, bringing together the best of both systems.

We’re putting together a guide, an FAQ’s document, and will be presenting online and in-person training sessions to show you how major tasks done in BookAShowing are done in ShowingTime. You’ll be informed every step of the way, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see how the new system works.

Here are a few of the features you’ll soon enjoy:
•    Mobile App for scheduling appointments, updating instructions, & managing feedback; including push notifications
•    Appointments synced automatically to personal calendars
•    Online scheduling in the MLS and mobile app
•    ShowingCart to schedule unique buyer’s tours
•    Feedback, customize unlimited feedback templates
•    Mobile notifications to alert sellers when they can return home after a showing


What does all this mean for you? When will changes occur?

Here are a few key dates:
March 31 – Training for NorthstarMLS and Association support staff/trainers
April 13 – Weekly online webinar training sessions start. Each week there will agent sessions and office staff sessions, with plenty of dates and times to choose.
May 3 – Transition from BAS to ShowingTime.  All of your showings history in BookAShowing will automatically transfer over to ShowingTime.
May 4 to 5 – On-site training for those who prefer in-person sessions over webinars. Dates/times will be announced for Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Brainerd and western Wisconsin.
May 9 – Final week of live online webinar training sessions.  Recorded webinar sessions will be available after the live sessions end.
Late May – ShowingTime will survey NorthstarMLS subscribers for feedback and suggestions


Starting on May 3rd, ShowingTime will be live in NorthstarMLS!

Your NorthstarMLS team (as well as the ShowingTime Support team) will be ready to help you with any questions.

Your leadership wants to make sure you’re comfortable during the transition and have every opportunity to learn the system. We’ll do all we can to make it as smooth as possible. We look forward to serving you!

This initial email is being sent to all subscribers of NorthstarMLS. For ongoing updates, please watch your email inbox and the NorthstarMLS Matrix news screen. Thank you!

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BookAShowing has been the online showing scheduling solution for NorthstarMLS subscribers since 2009. It continues to be one of our highest rated services each year.

ShowingTime, the nation’s leading showing solutions company, has recently bought BookAShowing. Through the joining of these two companies, you will get the best showing and feedback management solutions in the residential real estate industry. We are also confident we will continue to have the same or better customer service level we are accustomed to with BookAShowing.

Over the next several months, products and services from the two companies will be combined with no disruption to your day-to-day operations. More capabilities will be added over time, but for now everything will remain exactly the same for you, with products and services working as you’ve come to expect.

You’ll have the same product and the same support. We will notify you when new features are added, including access to ShowingTime’s mobile platform.

Based in Chicago, ShowingTime has been in the showing scheduling business for over 15 years. They serve more than 150 MLS/Associations representing more than 800,000 members. They manage over 2.5 million showings every month. We will keep you posted with more details as they are available!

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