This document contains information for agents that have signed up for an XactSite. This will help you know what to expect next and how to get things started with your new website.
Confirmation Email: Thank you for signing up for an brightmls XactSite website! Your order will be processed and you should receive a “confirmation email” that your website is LIVE within 24 hours. Please email or call the Support Center if you do not receive it.
Your website will be set up with the information you have in your brightmls account. If you have your photo in your account, we will include that when we set up your website.
While we build your site, including the content, pick a design for you, add your contact information, and link all of the active listings into your website (with your branding), you will want to at least verify a few things with your new website:
1. Your Picture - Make sure your photo is on your website – if it is not in your brightmls account, it will not be on your website. You can upload your photo of choice (or replace it) directly to your website.
2. Your Logo - Check to see that your company logo is on your website. If we have it stored in brightmls, it will be added to your website automatically. If not, you can upload it directly to your website.
3. Your Design - See if you like the design we picked for you. If not, we can help you choose a different template.
Welcome Call: Within a week, you will receive a phone call from a staff person who will schedule a one-hour phone appointment (“Welcome Call”) and they will show you some basics: logging in to Admin, adding pages, editing text, creating jump searches, etc. This is an important call for you to take in order to schedule your Welcome Call!
Remember that this site is yours do use as much or as little as you wish. You can add pages (About Me, Testimonials), widgets, links, videos, and more, or you can leave it “as is” and simply send your clients and prospects to your website.
Domain Name: Once you are happy with what you see, and feel it is complete, you can transfer your domain name to this website. If you do not have a domain name, purchase one from GoDaddy.com or Register.com or some other domain registration company. It generally costs around $10 per year, and it allows your website visitors to type in a short, custom domain name to get to your website. Once you are ready to point your domain name to your website, call the brightmls Support Center and they will assist you with this.
Training: We also have an online training video library, that we are continuously adding to, as well as “live” hands-on training sessions. Check the brightmls Training schedule for an XactSite 101 or XactSite 201 class near you!
Training videos: www.brightmlstv.com/category/video/training/xactsite-training
Training Webinars: https://brightmls.learn.com
All XactSites are LIVE within 24 hours, and can be viewed at yourname.xactsite.com (no www - with possible exceptions).
Note: As a reminder, you have 30 days initially in which you are permitted to cancel. The setup fee is non-refundable, since your site is already set up at that point. Beyond the initial 30 days, it is a one year agreement.
Having your own website is an important part of marketing for today’s agent. Take a little time to make sure it is set up the way you want it to be, and then begin marketing it on everything!