Frequently Asked Questions
Can Agent Control integrate with other software, applications, and internal systems?
Answer: Yes, Agent Control can integrate with any of your existing programs and any other 3rd party software as well. All that is required is access to the open source code. Any integration cannot take place without api access so if it is a third party application and not your own, make sure your vendor will provide api access.
Answer: Yes, for larger system needs, sometimes offering anything less than a standalone branded system is unfeasible. Agent Control can be completely rebranded and integrated into your own operating system. For a fraction of the cost of developing a standalone national or international system, the foundation and framework of Agent Control can become the power-plant behind your very own real estate system with all the your individual needs and applications intact.
Answer: Yes, Agent Control has the ability to have unlimited users, administrative levels, and permissions & reporting access. No matter how vast your administrative, permissions, and hierarchy needs are, Agent Control can be customized to accommodate you.
Answer: Yes, languages, currencies, conversions, and int'l real estate procedures can be implemented.
Answer: Yes, Agent Control systems can be licensed and franchised both domestically and internationally. To discuss franchise and license possibilities, please Contact Us
Can a broker have an Agent Control system just for the company without any agent licenses or services?Is there any training for Agent Control?Is there an extra charge for MLS integration?Are all MLS the same?How much are set-up fees?Does Agent Control have any Recruitment features?What is the SEO capabilities of the company websites?What kind of 'Special' features can a company website have?What is a 'License' account?
Answer: Brokers can choose to have a company package without any agent licenses. Same as with 'Agent Pay' and 'Pay As you Go' Packages, brokers can pay a monthly fee for Agent Control services that are waived upon a number of agents signing into the agent control system.
Answer: Training is given on the agent and administrative level for Agent Control. Administrative and company website training as well as agent training seminars are provided with broker packages. Agent Control also offers FORMAT - a customized coaching system that is integrated into select Agent Control systems.
Answer: If the broker MLS is already integrated into the Agent Control system, then a simple vendor agreement with the local MLS is all that is required to integrate the MLS into the broker system during set-up. If the local MLS is not already in the the Agent Control system, then the MLS is added into the Agent Control system during the set-up phase of the custom broker system. All new company/broker systems require a set-up fee and if a new local MLS integration is required, then that time and cost is added to the company set-up fee at the time of contract negotiation. The additional set-up costs are based upon the size and complexity of the MLS being added.
Answer: No - though all MLS share a common link through RETS Servers, they are all different in regards to the way they are connected to, the fields and names they use, and volume of information. Some MLS contain millions of listing data and others thousands so the labor and cost involved in adding an MLS into the system is varied depending on these factors.
Answer: Set-up fees vary by the size and complexity of the system being set-up and MLS integration. Typical set-up fees with an MLS already integrated in Agent Control range from $1500-$5000 on average but can be more or less depending on the complexity of the system and the services wishing to be integrated. As Agent Control offers custom system integrations, the set-up fees vary and are negotiated at the time of contract creation. MLS integration for new MLS pricing is subject to the complexity and size of the MLS and is added to the set-up cost if new MLS integration is required and is also negotiated at the time of contract creation. 'Complexity' is described as the means of connecting to the RETS server for that MLS and the field structure in which that MLS is adapted. 'Size' is described as the amount of data and photos within that MLS infrastructure.
Answer: Agent Control makes for a valuable tool for recruitment in several forms. An agent can be immediately introduced and productive within the Agent Control framework very quickly. Used a recruitment format, a new agent could be shown all the tools at his disposal and the immediate activation of the tools upon recruitment. Agent Control also offers an unmatched level of source material and business operation services for the agent that will create a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Additional services such as the 'FORMAT' coaching system gives Agent Control an unparalleled level of services and recruitment advantages in providing cutting edge training and coaching for the success of the agents. Agent Control also supports its' customers by offering support services, training, and informational business development tools in the form of education and implementation into the world of social media, SEO, and proven marketing practices. Agent Control is designed to be your business 'partner', not merely your 'vendor'. Agent Control is vested in your overall success.
Answer: The SEO capabilities of the Agent Control system for both agents and brokers is vast. The entire system is designed to be SEO driven but the broker (company) websites have extensive SEO features because all agent websites under the company utilize the broker/company website custom MLS integrated search engine so public listing searches on all agent websites also drive SEO for the company. Every single property search is strategically given a unique web address to aid in SEO and also make customizing search pages for your customers a breeze! Where agent websites are limited to page creations, the company/broker website CMS is unlimited in page and content creation. The Company/Broker websites can accommodate massive amounts of content and features.
Answer: Agent Control gives companies/brokers advanced CMS creativity with many of our standard groundbreaking technologies already intact. Video Management, Banner Management, Featured Properties, Community Management, News Management, Office Management, and Account Management are all included in all company CMS features. Other features available that do not come standard but are easily and affordably added are Specialized Coaching and Management features, AWARD Management, and MLS integrated community automated pages, Presentation Management, and even a company calendar and events manager, as well as a Training Management feature. A complete office announcement and messaging feature, intranet, and document storage system comes standard with every Agent Control system but some companies elect to have those features customized even more to meet their specific needs. Any 'special' feature you would like to have in your website, Just Ask!
Answer: A License an agent control system account. When an agent signs up under the office or company code, then that account is considered a 'license'. However, licenses can also be in the form of entities, groups, or even properties and/or additional websites. For example, an agent control account (license) could be created for an individual property, or group of agents, or a custom spin-off website for the company such as fine homes, rentals, vacation properties, etc.
Do I get any SEO services?
Answer: Yes, the entire Agent Control system programmed to promote SEO and just using the system will increase SEO and the sharing features of Agent Control will produce amazing SEO results if used to its' full potential.
Answer: Agent Control integrates the MLS into all user accounts. As we cannot give MLS access to an agent directly because it has to be initiated by a broker or brand, then we cannot offer MLS integration to Agents if their local MLS is not already integrated into the Agent Control system. Please contact us if you are unsure if your MLS is already integrated into Agent Control or not. If your MLS is not in the system, then Agent Control still utilizes IDX links to be able to have property searches for your customers on your website.
Answer: Agent Control provides tools to both create and capture leads but good, solid leads are not 'magical' and must be cultivated. The tools in Agent Control will allow you to create a brand presence and market your business in such a way to produce and manage solid leads like never before but you must put the effort in. If you do not use the tools in Agent Control to dominate your market, then those tools will not work for you - you have to use them. Agent Control makes it easy, but it can only be effective if you put those tools in motion.
Answer: Yes, Agent Control allows you to either get a brand new domain in seconds right in your control panel or transfer your existing domain name into the system.
Answer: Yes, all notifications and alerts are sent via email as well so you do not have to log in to Agent Control to see them. This gives you the opportunity to instantly work or lead or alert while on the go.
Answer: Yes, Agent Control allows you to link your phone and unlock tools that allow your customers to send you a text message from any listing posting anywhere on the web and also allows you to do text and bulk text marketing right from your control panel.
Answer: Yes, Agent Control works great on your mobile device!
Answer: Yes, Agent Control gives you three custom banner locations on your website for whatever purpose you choose.
Answer: Agent Control gives you the most extensive community reporting features you could imagine! Our exclusive 'Area Report' is a US Census web crawling program that returns unparalleled amounts of community data and statistics you have to see to believe! Best yet is that every listing you share will have an automated Area Report attached to it and your customers will be able to run these reports for any area on your website. There will not be a community question you cannot answer once you have access to the the Area Report!
Answer: This is were Agent Control DESTROYS the so called competition. Our competitors will give 3 or 4 social sites to share your listings on and Agent Control gives you over 300! With a single click of a button, you can share your listings to over 300 social media sites on the web and every single one of them are free! Agent Control also gives you customized training to help you not only understand the world of social media, but how to capitalize on it.
Answer: Agent Control gives you the 'Library Manager' which is a 128 but encrypted document storage with unlimited space. You can store any type of content or media safely and securely in your own personal 'Library'.
Answer: Yes, Agent Control has a very robust contact management system that allows you to create unlimited groups and categories as well as import and export entire address books in seconds. The Contact Management is also fully integrated with the marketing features of Agent Control and works seamless.
Answer: Agent Control gives you amazing drip campaigns, e-cards, newsletters, e-blasts, and even customized flyers with ease. The content you get is not simple text either - you get beautiful templates and integrated programming that embeds your personal information like photo and contact information into every email so your marketing looks as solid and professional from you personally as a major brand sending it out themselves!