A one-time show is similar to an open listing in many respects. These are most often used by real estate agents who are showing a FSBO (for sale by owner) home to one of their clients. The home seller signs an agreement, which identifies the potential buyer and guarantees the agent a commission should that buyer purchase the home. This prevents the buyer and seller from negotiating directly later and trying to avoid paying the agent’s commission.
As with an open listing, real estate agents will not be spending any money on marketing your home and it will not be placed in the Multiple Listing System.