WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors ® has ended its relationship with eShowings, a real estate showing service that has been in the news recently for trouble with its CEO.
On December 9th, the founder of the company, Charles Smith, was sentenced to serve more than two years for embezzlement. The company shut down for a time, which affected almost 1,700 clients with WRAR.
eShowings started working with WRAR again in late December, but according to a note posted on the WRAR website, that relationship is now over.
Jody Wainio, the 2013 MLS President, explained the following in the note:
While the situation may be a bit challenging in the short term, I am happy to announce we are finalizing details with a new vendor that will provide amazing tools and services to you. In addition to the services that we had with eShowings, you will enjoy mobile apps, the ability to choose communication methods that include texting, new report capabilities, and much more.
Once the contract is signed, you will be provided with more details. This transition will take a few days and then training will be provided to members in order to take advantage of all of the exciting features that the new system offers. The entire process, including training, may take a few weeks. However, we will have the service available in a shorter window.
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