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Real Estate Agent FAQ’s

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Is there a cost for using the site?
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No, Realty Connection is free to Agents.
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If I enter my personal information (name, email, phone) is the information secure?
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Yes! Realty Connection does not share your personal information. You are assigned an alias identification number so when you inquire or compare a company the only thing the Managing Broker can see is your alias. They can email you via our message center, but they do not know your “real” email address or your name. Realty Connection does not share contact information with any third parties outside of the Realty Connection web site, ever.
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If I do not want to be anonymous (so Managing Brokers can contact me directly) can I choose to do so?
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Yes, you can choose to remove the anonymity default when you register. You can remove it only from your name, or from name and email/phone information.
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Who creates the company profiles?
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Managing Brokers creates the content for their company profile.
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There are only a few companies in my area. Will there be more?
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Yes. Realty Connection is growing nationwide, and will continue to populate new companies, so it is important that you return often to see what new content is available.
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I am moving and am interested to know what companies are in the area I am moving to. Is there a way to view companies in an area/state other than mine?
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Yes. The site is IP driven so it captures your location and opens companies in your area by default. All you have to do is change the default location either at the top of the home page, or on the search page to reflect the area that you wish to view.

Company FAQ’s

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How long has Realty Connection been active?
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Realty Connection launched in January of 2013 and since that time has experienced enormous growth uploading companies/franchises nationwide.
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What if there are no companies on the Realty Connection site in my area?
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If there are no companies on in an area, there will be soon! Until that time, you should enjoy the opportunity to be the first on the site, and the exclusive exposure received when the site is viewed.
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How do I know when someone has viewed my profile?
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Each time your profile is either viewed or compared you will receive an email alert notifying you. The web site has an auto responder (that you can customize) that will immediately send a response email on your behalf to the Agent who viewed your profile. You should log in to your User Panel to view the Agent information, call the Agent (if a phone number is offered) or send a personal follow up email if desired.
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How are you driving Agents to the site?
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We drive traffic via multiple SEO initiatives, as well as via exposure to Kaplan Real Estate Education students (both new and higher education), Craigslist, e-campaigns, text message blasts, bi-weekly Exposure on multiple job boards, social media and more.Each profile page is indexed for SEO so they show up on first page of google typically. Average pages search on Realty Connection is 10.
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I don’t want my compensation plan to be published on my profile. Can I still have a profile on the site?
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You can still have a profile. Realty Connection provides the ability to discuss general compensation in text instead of numerically for those that do not want to share exact numbers. In order for an agent to see your comp plan they have to register as a user, which is how Agent leads are captured, and how you are able to communicate with that Agent via the message center on the web site so we do recommend that you input either specific or general compensation information.
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What is the value of upgrading to a Premium Profile?
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While having any profile on the Realty Connection web site is valuable exposure, only a premium profile offers lead analytics. This will allow you to see how often your profile has been viewed, how often and to whom your company has been compared to, and gives you the ability to communicate with potential new Agents via the message center on the web site’s secure server. This allows you the opportunity for a real time, warm lead instead of struggling with cold recruiting calls!
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What kind of site traffic do you have?
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The site traffic varies in each area based on how long Realty Connection has been actively marketing in that area. Agents are staying on the site for more than 12 minutes and looking at more than 10 pages on average.
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Do you track the # of recruits that have moved due to your site?
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Because there are multiple ways in which an Agent can communicate with a Broker it would be inaccurate to count only the Agents whose movement can be tracked via communication though our message center. The ultimate goal of Realty Connection is to generate Companies opportunities.
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How does Realty Connection know the information that brokers are putting on is accurate?
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Because Realty Connection is a nationwide web site with the ability to host tens of thousands of companies it would be impossible to know the details of every individual company model, therefore making policing of content unrealistic.However, we expect content input by Brokers to be reliable and accurate and follow up with any reports of false content. The site has been referred to as a consumer reporting for RE Companies/Franchises and inaccurate information would be detrimental to Brokers inputting such content. Also, if profiles are not updated consistently, they will be deactivated.
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Why are the agents anonymous?
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The anonymity feature was initiated based on our relationship with Kaplan Real Estate Education’s Safe Haven policy which is in place to protect the privacy of their student. We know that Agents utilizing the site like the feature for the same reason. Top producers do not want anyone to know if they are considering a move, and newer Agents want the opportunity to gather facts prior to making commitments.
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How much information do we have about the agent?
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When an Agent registers they are asked a series of basic questions regarding their License status, years in business, production, and preferences. They are not obligated to complete the profile with more than name and email address however, it is encouraged.
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You are offering the Basic Profile for Free. Are there any other costs?
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There are no additional fees for having a Basic Profile. The basic profile allows you to display some content (logo, web site link, photo, video, management bio), while the Enhanced and Premium profiles offer many additional features (recommendations, training calendar, job postings, web site embed, exposure on job boards, lead analytics and more) which you can choose to upgrade to. Pricing for upgraded profiles are listed on the web site.
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Can I sign up for a profile if I run a team?
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Yes, if your current team has at least 10 agents, you are eligible to sign up