WiseAgent – LES is More

OK I made up the acronym but it wasn’t too difficult. LES – Lead Enhancement System. How often does a lead come in with the only information being an email address? Or maybe you get a name too. But those bare minimum amount of information leads can be a pain. Not too long ago WiseAgent added the ability to find any social media related data to automatically add to their contact record. Now they’ve set it up to happen automatically when a new lead comes in. Very nice! I’ll let them explain it:

“How valuable are the current internet leads you are purchasing? Would it make a difference if the leads had a full name, picture, and even interests and favorite sports teams listed when they come in? How about links to all of their social media?

Wise Agent is very excited to announce the release of our new lead enhancement system. Now as soon as your leads automatically drop into Wise Agent from any source, our lead system immediately scours the internet in search of any social media linked to the lead’s primary email address. Many times, the search will return full names, company, job title, photos, social profile links, and more. You may have paid for a partial lead, but because you are a Wise Agent member, we turn your partial lead into a full lead with this new technology. This makes it much easier for you to turn that lead into a relationship.

Check out this video demonstrating how it works.

You can enhance any existing contact as well, from the Social Media tab at the bottom of the Contact Summary page.  You can enhance the first hundred contacts for free, and if you want to enhance more you must purchase more credits.  The more you buy, the cheaper they are!”

If you would like to trial or purchase WiseAgent, I offer my Trans-Plans Emails free when you do it through my site here.

Wise Agent Reporting Dashboard now Live!

You can now track the effectiveness of your marketing, the productivity of yourself and your team, and the source of your leads and closings.  You will notice a dashboard icon to the left of the Welcome button – just click there to see the available reports.  If you would like a personal 5 min webinar to see a quick demo of the new features, just contact me!

WiseAgent Dashboard Reporting

WiseAgent Recent Updates

Just a quick note to let you know some of the more recent improvements to WiseAgent. If you looked at it  a little while ago but did not move forward with it for any of the below reasons, you may want to take another look right here!

  • Mobile – Just added full month view to your calendar on the mobile web app
  • Letters – Emailing letters is now even easier using the Action buttons on the Letter List
  • Transaction Checklist – Select a “parent checklist” to link multiple checklists together (e.g. dual agency or multiple offer situations)
  • Checklist – A source field has been added to the checklists to allow tracking the source of each transaction for the upcoming reports
  • Call List – Now when you complete a call, you can mark that call as completed to record that information for your reports that are coming soon.
  • Status – A status drop-down field has been added to the contact summary page just under the image that will allow you to set the status of each lead / contact. This was added in preparation for the new dashboard and reports coming soon.

Wise Agent Adds Task List to Mobile UI

Wise Agent has announced that the Task List has been added to their Mobile Interface.  Wise Agent’s feature-rich To-Do List has been raved about as one of the best designed task lists available.  Now, all of these handy features can also be accessed from your phone or tablet!

WiseAgent Mobile task list

Wise Agent Real Estate CRM

WiseAgent Real Estate CRM

Wise Agent

One of my favorites!

They can’t all be the best! I consider this to be one of them based on Features, Support and Stability.

CRM Training Checklist

Wise Agent may be the right

Real Estate CRM for you if…

WiseAgent is probably one of the top three selling Real Estate CRMs on the market. Between WiseAgent, Top Producer and IXACT Contact, they could be said to make up the vanilla – chocolate – strawberry choices in the Real Estate CRM world. They all have the basic features that everyone needs and they all have a different look. Beyond that they each have their own unique features or features they do better than their peers. With WiseAgent you want to take a look at the partners and see if there are products listed that you would like to integrate with your CRM. WiseAgent has more of them than anyone. If you’re into transaction management, WiseAgent has a little bit different way of doing that that people tend to like. It’s a combination of a list and a dated reminder system. Another thing a lot of people like is their call list which I give Best in Class. So if you’re into a lot of calling and like it well organized – check out WiseAgent.

I have to give Wise Agent Best in Class on their tech support. I do follow-ups with my CRM customers. One of my customers recently said “Wise Agent has the most responsive help desk of any product, of any kind, that I have ever had.” This is a typical response to my Wise Agent follow-ups.

If you’re looking at Top Producer, you also need to look at this one.

CRM Discount

My Trans-Plans Letters* come free when you purchase here. They will be automatically installed with your WiseAgent account.

*This is the letters only and does not include the activity plans themselves

Dashboard/Desktop/Homepage

Shown in Dark Blue – 11 colors to choose from (including pink 🙂 Good selection of actions to take from the page. The Call List is a click away and you have your Calendar, To-Do List, and Transactions.

Wiseagent Dashboard

Wise Agent Home Page 2

Wise Agent Home Page 3

Wise Agent’s Vital Statistics:

–Understand these terms–

Out of beta & started selling: 2002

Company name: The WiseAgent L.L.C.

What kind of sales is this for?: agent, team, residential

Features: ♦♦♦

Support: 24/7 by phone or email! That’s right – they’re the only one that does this.


Have you used this CRM?  Rate it – but please be professional. Thanks!


3.52 / 5 (48 votes)

Stats

Features

Unique or Notable Featuures

PartnersWise Agent has excelled in its ongoing addition of partners that very effectively give it a broad range of extra features without them having to add them to the core product. If Wise Agent doesn’t have a feature you want, there may well be a partner that adds it. One example is a feature that is coveted by a relatively small percentage of users and that is the ability to do power phone calling. Since so many don’t care about it, it’s good that it is not already a feature. But if you are one of the ones who want it, just jog over to the partner list and add it in. Pay for what you use, not for what others want to use.

Wise Agent Partners

Sample of some of the partners

Transaction Management – Unfortunately there are only a small percentage of agents who use their CRM to track listings and closings even though most of them enable you to. Those who do are often excel spreadsheet users prior to getting the CRM. Many people like way Wise Agent does it because it is a hybrid of a checklist, an important date list and the tasks appearing chronologically on a home screen task list for tasks due that day. If you’re one of the smart ones who want to track the myriad of tasks associated with a listing or closing in an organized fashion, Wise Agent attracts people like you.

Wise Agent Checklists

Mobile Interface – Second only to Top Producer‘s, this is how it should be and will be done going forward. Syncing and mobile applications will soon be a thing of the past in Real Estate CRMs. Viewing the CRM’s web site on your phone in a format that makes it easy to see and use is far superior. The only reason Wise Agent’s is second is because Top Producer has some features to put on the mobile version that are simply not available in Wise Agent. That said, if you don’t need those features, this one is just as good.

WiseAgent Mobile task list

Social Media: Some of the others allow you to see the contact’s Facebook status and even allow you to Like, Comment or View Status. This goes one step further and allows you to easily grab a status from their Facebook page and store it in the notes.

UPDATE – 7/2015 – Facebook and LinkedIn have restricted use of their data. See this post

Wise Agent SocialMedia

Call Log – One of the best out there! And if you want to add the ability to auto-dial from your computer, Wise Agent has a relationship with Phone Burner. And it also lets you automatically leave a pre-recorded message if it gets voice mail. Check out all of the things you can do from the screen!

Wise Agent Call List

Wise Agent Complete Call

Wise Agent Edit Call

Lead Status by Team Member – See who is making use of those leads you’re giving them as well as many useful statistics. And they have plans to keep growing it’s functionality.

Wiseagent Lead Status Report

Trans-Plans Activity Plans: WiseAgent has formatted Trans-Plans such that all the plans/emails/letters install automatically. All you have to do is start using them!

How does WiseAgent stack up with other popular features?

Phone/tablet: Covered in Unique or Notable Features above

Lead Capture: They have maybe the best most customizable web form in the industry among the top CRMs making it Best in Class in that regard. It also does email parsing which is the trend in the industry. It does have an open API for any web sites or lead generation sites that will use it to feed leads to Wise Agent for auto-population.

New Lead Display – This just got a tremendous upgrade as of this writing – 7/2015. Along with the lead parsing, they have added lead distribution and follow-up tools. You can decide who gets the leads, either to an individual or to a group, based on zip code,  price, or just round robin to all. Then it allows you to assign a contact category, add it to the call list, add an auto-response, or add them to a drip campaign.

Lead Notification – By email from Wise Agent and also allows for an auto-response to the visitor completing the form.

Team Capabilities – All you have to do is invite someone else that has WiseAgent and they’re a team member.

Buyer Home Search – Buyer preferences for their new home can be entered into the contact record but there is no search function to match them to listings.

Internal email software: No

E-mail stored with contact record – Outgoing email sent from within WiseAgent is stored with the contact. Incoming is not.

Blast email: WiseAgent has an affiliation with Mail Chimp, Bomb Bomb, and Constant Contact

Email campaign reporting: The reporting is not available internally with WiseAgent but is available through the affiliates.

Capable of building email drip campaigns:

Capable of building activity plans:

Included template content: A large selection of template emails and letters. Virtually all template emails in any CRMs need a little tweaking to make them fit your personality and market.

Social media: Covered in Unique or Notable Features above

Call center: Covered in Unique or Notable Features above

Lockbox manager: No

If you’re on the fence about it, don’t be bashful. I’ll be happy to do a live online screen sharing demo to show you some of the great features of this CRM. – Gary David Hall

CRM Comparisons

CRM History

Wise Agent’s History

Wise Agent is clearly one of the top Real Estate CRMs in the industry, and one of my favorites. They did an interface (the way it looks) “makeover”  a couple years ago that really made a difference. One of the things I have always liked about them was their ever expanding selection of partners. They have focused on that for many years. With them, they greatly expand the scope of features in their product. They include MailChimp, Rapportive, Docusign and many others.

I have to admit that it is easier for me to like a product when you like the people at the company. Brandon Wise, the founder, and his team have always been one of my favorites to work with. They’re just good people. That doesn’t count for as much as it used to – but it should.


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You get my Trans-Plans emails and Letters for free. The Trans-Plans Transaction Management activity plans/checklists are available for $99 separately.

Wise Agent is $27.00/ mo. per user but up to five people can log on with one code.

The primary difference between paid multiple licenses and one logon is the ability to set permissions. Permissions gives you the ability to become the “admin” of your account, where you can see and do everything, but are easily able to set permissions restricting access to selected parts of the program for each individual team member.

You are able to set up a total of 5 team members with one log on & no permissions at no extra cost, and can add 5 additional for $24.95 as needed.
Each team member whether set up with or without permissions will be color coded to help easily see what calls, calendar events, or tasks are assigned to them. It is very easy to assign calls, events, & tasks to team members and be able to set up text and email alerts for those events.  You also have the option of narrowing the view at anytime to only see your (or another team members) own calls, events, or tasks.
The 3rd style of team account is linking one account to as many others as needed.  In this case neither party has any access to the other accounts but is easily able to share events, contacts, marketing plans, etc.
Many of their members use a combination of all 3 types of team accounts.

The Get a Free Trial button and the Order button take you to the same place. You start with a trial and if you like it you contact them and say sign me up.

This is a direct link to their site to a page created for me. No promo code is necessary to ensure any benefits provided here.


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WiseAgent Mobile Interface!

Synching has always been the way to view your CRM data on your phone. Unfortunately there tend to be inherent problems with it. Sometimes the synch doesn’t work well, especially with calendar items. It also doesn’t offer any more than the address book and calendar and on occasion some to-do’s. A mobile interface is not a synch.  It is looking at the live database on the CRM’s servers so there are no synching issues. This is the way the industry is trending and it’s a welcome change.

Not only does the WiseAgent mobile interface give you more than just contact and calendar (calendar coming very soon) information, but provides a call list as well. Another significant difference is that if you really want to access information that is not in the other mobile buttons, you can go directly to the standard site from it.

Another feature that I think maybe WiseAgent mobile interface can claim a very first in the industry for, is for you lefties! The interface can be set for lefties which means you can choose on which side the check boxes appear. Pretty cool!

I offer WiseAgent with an extended free trial and I include my Trans-Plans Listing and Closing E-mails/Letters. Just click here for more details.

WiseAgent hooks up with Contactually

Wise Agent is excited to announce our new integration with Contactually – helping you “gain more customers by building a relationship network.” Merge all your connections with friends, followers, and more, then have those contacts automatically sync to your Wise Agent account. The integration will also help you manage the history you have built with your contacts, whether from Facebook or Twitter messages, or emails, everything will be accessible from your Wise Agent “client summary” page.