ShowingTime Goes Live on NorthstarMLS on Tuesday, May 3 — less than four days from today! 

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, NorthstarMLS will be moving from BookAShowing to ShowingTime for its online showing scheduling solution. As we announced last fall, BookAShowing was purchased by ShowingTime. Hopefully by now, you’ve seen, read or watched one of our many announcements here on Matrix and social media. But if not, the infographic below highlights important content to get you ready for Tuesday’s transition.

Each light blue headline in the infographic below is clickable and will direct you to more information in a new web browser window. Check it out! If you still have questions about this transition from BookAShowing to ShowingTime, please contact the NorthstarMLS Help Desk (651-251-5456).

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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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