We’re pleased to announce that the long-awaited Access By Appointment (ABA) functionality that SentriLock and ShowingTime have diligently collaborated on in recent months is now available for Realcomp MLS Subscribers (as of the morning of Tuesday, October 6, 2020). This is an additional layer of security that has been requested by Realcomp Subscribers ever since Realcomp’s initial launch of the SentriLock electronic lockboxes in the SE Michigan market.
Specifically, this functionality now allows listing agents to restrict access to their electronic lockboxes based on approved showing appointments only. Showing agents who have obtained approved showing appointments, made through the ShowingTime software, will be able to open the applicable lockboxes on the appropriate date and time.
As mentioned in previous communications, with the launch of the ABA feature, both Call Before Showing (CBS) codes and SentriCard access will be retired as they can no longer be maintained by SentriLock.
Please see the following instructional resources for turning the ABA feature on:
ABA Activation Tip Sheet (PDF)
Slide Deck (PDF)
ABA Demonstration Video (on YouTube, about 10 min. long, an excerpt from Realcomp's Sept. Town Hall virtual meeting)
If you have any questions about this information, please contact Realcomp’s Customer Care Support Department at (866) 553-3430.