In response to the continued development of high-density housing in District 9 and changing traffic patterns that make touring in the late afternoon difficult, SFAR has made changes to broker’s tour to facilitate easier touring in the areas of District 9 most affected by these trends.
South Beach, South of Market, Yerba Buena, and Mission Bay properties can now be toured on a Wednesday tour time-block created for them from 12pm – 2pm. In order to bring this tour capability to agents as quickly as possible, the transition to a two-day tour will be rolled out in a phased approach beginning immediately.
Tuesday Tour functionality is dependent upon customized MLS software (by Rapattoni) that hasn’t been substantially updated in over a decade and is now tightly coupled with mobile vendors (THEO) and other agent productivity solutions. Because of this, it will take some time to update the tour functionality and create a rich user experience similar to the one we have now.
While those efforts are already underway, we have implemented an interim solution using our new MLS social platform - RealTimeMLS (or RTMLS for short). It's an easy-to-use solution with just enough automation to ensure that agents can get start touring on Wednesday while we complete the final software implementation.