Coming Soon Frequently Asked Questions:
Due to an overwhelming amount of member feedback, the MARIS Board of Directors approved a measure that officially returned Coming Soon to a non-showable status on June 15th, 2021. As it stands, this status is now meant solely for short term use in order to prepare a listing for Active status in the amount of 21 days or less. Throughout this transition, we have come across a few frequently asked questions on which we'd like to offer some clarification:
Q: Can I offer showings on a listing while it is in Coming Soon status?
A: No. Showings are not permitted at all while in Coming Soon status. This applies to the listing brokerage as well.
Q: Can I pre-schedule showings while listings are still in coming soon status?
A: Yes. Agents will have the ability to schedule showings in ShowingTime on or after a listing’s “Expected Active Date” (located in the 'General’ tab of the listing input). It is important to note: Listings WILL automatically go active in the early hours of the morning on the entered "Expected Active Date." Failure to enter an accurate date will result in the inability to schedule showings on a Coming Soon listing.
Please note: changing the Expected Active Date prior to a listing going Active will require listing agents to work with the buyers' agents to reschedule any and all showings to take place on or after the new expected active date.
Q: Can I host an open house on a listing while it is in Coming Soon status?
Q: Can I pre-schedule open houses while listings are still in Coming Soon status?
A: Yes! We heard your concerns and quickly activated our tech team in order to reinstate your ability to pre-schedule open houses on Coming Soon listings for on or after the Expected Active Date. It is imperative that this date is accurately entered as listings will automatically go Active in the early hours of the morning on the Expected Active Date.