His father helped expand a local real estate company in Birmingham, Alabama, during the 1980s, and Hollis regularly assisted him while growing up. The younger Hollis’ interest in real estate continued to grow as he earned his home inspector’s certification in 2003, real estate license in 2004 and became a broker in 2007.
Today he resides in his hometown of Birmingham, where he serves as president of Brik Realty, which subscribes to the ShowingTime Appointment Center.
The ShowingTime Appointment Center provides appointment specialists who are available to answer showing calls in nine seconds or less 24/7/365, schedule and confirm appointments and communicate the details to the listing agent, seller and showing agent. It’s available for single agents, offices – on either a full- or part-time basis – or for entire MLSs.
“It makes managing listings easy,” Hollis said. “It keeps you in front of your seller by providing weekly reports so nothing slips through the cracks.”
Hollis and his agents also have access to company-branded feedback forms – sent for them automatically after each showing – and can create customized questions, include listing photos and even include their own agent photo so the showing agent remembers them and the listing.
The ShowingTime Appointment Center service also equips Hollis and his team with a number of reports such as the Listing Activity Report, Activity on Comparables, Showings I Have Requested and more.
The ShowingTime Appointment Center also helps agents who belong to multiple MLSs to keep track of all their listings in one place.
“I’m licensed in two markets and have been able to manage my listings flawlessly through the ShowingTime app and service,” Hollis said.
Hollis also serves as secretary of Greater Alabama MLS (BMLS), which offers ShowingTime for the MLS as an added benefit for its members.
ShowingTime for the MLS enables agents to request and schedule showings through the MLS’s website and confirm showings via two-way texting or the mobile app – both of which eliminate phone tag and make the showing process less complicated.
Because Hollis uses both the ShowingTime Appointment Center and ShowingTime for the MLS, he and his agents have the best chance of getting showings since the combination gives showing agents the most flexibility: they can call anytime and speak to an appointment specialist to request a showing, use the ShowingTime mobile app, or go to the MLS website and make the request electronically from a computer or tablet.
With his use of ShowingTime products, Hollis saves time, reduces calls, generates more showings and helps his agents provide better service.
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