Making appointments online proves success in showing...

Industry Watch

April 07, 2002

Making appointments online proves success in showing homes

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. reported that ShowingAlert, an appointment computer system designed to help prospective buyers, has received 1,679 appointment requests in its first 60 days in service.

The Fairfax, Va.-based brokerage reported that 80 percent to 90 percent of those requests resulted in showings of for-sale homes.

ShowingTime, a real estate software provider, developed ShowingAlert as part of the Showing Time Appointment System, which allows home buyers to request showing appointments online.

News in brief

Charter One Mortgage Corp., a Richmond, Va., retail mortgage lender, recognized its Baltimore branch with its Outstanding Value Added Award for 2001. Steve Brunett, vice president and branch manager, was named to the Chairman's Club, and Craig Badman, a loan officer, was named to the President's Club. Both awards recognize the company's top producers.

Century 21 Diana Realty Inc. was awarded the Gold Medallion Office Award, the Top Office in Greater Maryland in gross closed commissions, the Quality Service Award and the Quality Service Pinnacle Award by the Century 21 Greater Maryland Brokers Council Inc.

Calendar

Tomorrow: Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. will hold a free seminar on real estate careers at its Hunt Valley office; call 410-560-1700 for time. Roland Park and Mount Vernon offices, 6 p.m. Call 410-889- 9800.

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