I would like to thank those who have come out for the BAS demonstration this past week. A couple of questions came up during the sessions that I would like to address.
Who compared BAS and Showing Desk? The Broker Support Unit (BSU). All brokers are invited to the BSU meetings. All brokers have input. If your broker was not involved, it’s up to you to ask why. The BSU reviewed both programs. BAS has more to offer, per the BSU.
The BSU looked for a showing product to meet the needs of a desk agent, mobile agent, broker and most important, the client.
Did everyone involved know the product was just over a year old? Of course we did. Just because a product is new doesn’t mean it won’t work... or last. If you think about it, weren’t we all new at some point? Just because something is old doesn’t mean it is the best. Do you use a rotary dial telephone?
BAS is a live program. Not an off line database. The information is current within two hours. Safety is the main goal for me and my clients. An off line database cannot provide that. Simply taking a license number by the telephone and verifying on the Michigan Licensing web site is not enough. I had to show people in a demonstration how to look up licenses. This is not safe for you or your client.
Have you ever been attacked by a vagrant in a vacant home? I have. Once that happens, you look for any way to make our industry safer. Only members of FAAR have access to the codes in the BAS. I guess that’s another reason why I am so passionate about the program.
Please remember, I don’t work for BAS. I am a peer that is attempting to make our MLS System a little better. I do the demonstration on my own time.
What is the reward? If most the MLS users use BAS, my cell phone bill will decrease, my office will be better organized and my clients will be pleased.
Complete Realty, LLC