2024 Commissions Inc (CINC) Review – Pros, Cons, Pricing, Video

The Pros and Cons of the CINC lead Generation Platform
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Commissions Inc Video Review

I was granted access to a live use CINC pro account in 2019. This Commissions Inc Review is current for 2023.

Commissions Inc is a real estate CRM that comes with a basic real estate website. If you’re interested to know how I define the various website categories in the real estate marketing space, please check out the article 10 Best Real Estate Website Builders.

Some of these categories are covered exclusively in the video below. 

CINC Pricing Plans

Commissions Inc licenses its platform from $900-1500 m/o. There are MANY optional add on services. Here are a few that I could find pricing for.

PPC Features $500 m/o

Training of all types ranges from $20-$500 per class. Some of these classes can be found on CINC’s Facebook page.

Additional budget: Paid Advertising. The minimum would probably be about the amount you spend on licensing.

TOTAL ESTIMATED BUDGET = $1800 to $3500+.

CINC Pros and Cons


  • Great Company/Company Culture 
  • Design for Small Brokers(good team management features)                
  • While it’s an additional expense in-person training options are plentiful
  • Almost All-in-One service with CRM, Lead Management, Website 
  • Huge track record of fairly reliable results 
  • Good Internal and External Reviews   


  • The system is complicated requires a huge time commitment
  • Expensive. At $1800-3500 m/o, this is one of the more expensive RE marketing solutions
  • No free ONLINE training is provided by CINC (and little by their clients) 
  • You don’t own the domain OR the website (This is a HUGE con)
  • Publicly owned by Fidelity National Financial

What Does the CINC Lead Generation Platform Do?

A damn fine question. CINC is by far and away one of the more complex lead generation tools available in the Real Estate Marketing space. The tool has A LOT of different functions. Here is a BASIC list.

  • Provides a website set up for direct advertising campaigns.
  • Provides a CRM that manages customer records
  • Provides TEAM management features that track agent productivity
  • Provides Behavioral messaging. If your client clicks on A then B happens (text or email is automatically generated)
  • Tracks and sorts listings. Easily categorizes pocket listings, agent listings, and MLS listings.  (among others)
  • Provides a basic CMS (CMS = Content management system, put simply allows you to create add and subtract pages from your website)
  • Agent Permissions – Allows you to easily add or subtract functionality from agent profiles. Laymen’s terms what that agent can or cannot do with your CINC account.
  • Agent Website – Allows the agent to have their own template website.
  • ISA Integration – A separate service that calls your leads for you.
  • Integration friendly. You can integrate a ton of real estate marketing specific tools.
  • The CINC pro account I used had a ton of other functionalities I’m just covering the main ones.

Leadership & Company Summary

DISCLOSERI did not use CINC in a production capacity. Unlike some of my reviews where I am literally in charge of the marketing campaign soup to nuts, this review is based on ACCESS only.

CINC was founded on January 3rd, 2011 in Marietta GA. Conceptually CINC was born in 2006 but took years to turn the idea into reality. The IDEA behind the platform was to give real estate brokers an end to end solution for running the digital elements of their business.

CINC was founded by two partners.

Matthew Swanson – Identified on social media as the chief software architect. In laymen’s terms, this would mean that the blueprint of the CINC concept was Matthews. “Blueprint” in this case is exactly what you think it means. A lot of whiteboards with graphs and notations next to those graphs. As your hammering out a “virtual” concept it becomes very important to create mock-ups of pages that look EXACTLY like digital blueprints. Your making a lot of notes like “this button does that function” etc. Having a guy in the room that can roughly estimate the amount of work it would take to bring these “blueprints” to life is extremely important in tech ventures. According to Matthew’s Linkedin profile, this is exactly the kind of experience he had prior to co-founding commissions inc.

Brian O’Neal – If Matthew designed the framework then according to Brians CrunchBase profile he would be the guy that designed the “intelligence” of the platform. Just like contractors or builders technology operators have different areas of specialty. Mattew would be front end development (website stuff) and Brians would be backend or software development.  (Application functionality)

Interestingly Matt and Brian appear to stick to the technology. They have not one but TWO non-founder CEO’s.

Alvaro Erize – a former VPO for Serent Capitol.

Jason Hoback – Sales guy extraordinaire with a resume to prove it. Almost all of it in SAAS technology products (That’s the category CINC falls into)

Commissions Inc is one of the few Real Estate Marketing companies that I have reviewed that has an almost perfect reputation as an employer. They have 26 glassdoor reviews that all basically say they are awesome to work for. You can see those HERE. Also not for nothing one of the employee reviews about some of the good acts CINC gets up to made me tear up. Not joking.

Also worth noting about the founders. In 2016 they sold CINC to Fidelity National Title. That means all the people holding stock in the company either sold their shares or got an exchange for the parent companies’ shares. In other words, they could have walked away very very wealthy men. But they didn’t. They continued to work with and grow the company they founded which sends a pretty strong signal about their core values and their belief in the service.

A Note on Customer Relations

How a company treats its employees is a pretty good sign about how they will treat their customers. That’s why I delve so deep into who owns these real estate marketing companies.

They are the ones that are calling the shots on the services that YOU are going to be buying. You may or may not get the result you want from purchasing these services.

But in either case, it’s good to have an understanding of how you will be treated during the process of these services being rendered. This company treats its employees pretty damn well. Top 1000 in the nation (rough guess).

There’s a pretty good chance they will treat you with respect and consideration regardless of the results you get from the real estate lead generation platform.

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CINC Client Reviews

Want to do your own research? I suggest you start by reading Comissions Inc reviews from end-users (customers) and employees. Here are some resources:

Known Product Issues 

In taking the time to read the hundred or so reviews you can find online I discovered some known product issues that seem to be universal with a little commentary from CINC saying that they intend to fix these issues. Here they are. 

  • Can’t use the dialer on manually entered or imported leads (2 cases)
  • Problem importing leads (4 cases)

I found other complaints but nothing repeating or legit. The two above seem to indicate a possible problem importing leads and having those leads be usable in the CINC system. That might be important for a small handful of you. 

Selected CINC Reviews

Here are 3 especially helpful Commissions Inc out of the 50 on G2.

commissions inc 5 star review


This is one of the two 3-star reviews on G2.

This is the only 1-star review on G2. 

CINC Website Examples

CINC Template Website Example

Note: All CINC websites are the same, so this example is universal.

Commissions Inc Search Results page example

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  1. Angie Salem

    Your information has been very helpful. I have been looking at lead generation systems and ran across your video. I’d love to chat with you about opportunities for my business.

    1. Robert Newman


      I was out of the country when you originally left the comment. I would love to speak to you about Commissions Inc or any other topic you might have in mind.

  2. huntley

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  3. Denis

    What a great review. Awesome blog, very information and you have excellent communication/speaking skills. Keep it up

      1. denis

        And you’re welcome. Any chance you’ll ever review the Perfect Storm Now CRM/Website platform?

  4. Rob Rosenberg

    Great review and overview. Thank you!

    1. Robert Newman

      My pleasure Rob. Thank you for taking a moment to leave a comment.

  5. Sandy

    Robert- Thank you very much! Your review was extremely thorough and enlightening. I have been a CINC client since August 2020. The cost is daunting for a new, solo agent. Also, I agree that the system is complicated, and I usually like figuring out complicated. It is definitely more engine than I need right now. I feel fortunate to have closed a home purchase in my first four months.
    The CRM and website name are issues I have been trying to prepare for when or if I transition off of CINC.

    1. Robert Newman


      What great feedback. I think ALL of these points are important for new agents to review before deciding on a system. I have recently spoken to an agent that is part of a real estate group I belong to and he requested to buy the domain from CINC. They quoted him $850.00. He had been using that domain for four years and had sent $50k of traffic to it. So in his case, it made sense to consider acquiring the domain. In your case, it’s far too new and I would simply start over. Wishing you the best of luck!

  6. Karen paulman

    My partner and I have been using cinc for 3 months. How do you feel the best way to handle leads coming in? Cinc the first 3 or 4 days contacts them. My partner feels calling them repeatedly until you make contact also sends an email. I have not had any good response from email or text only.
    Where and how in cinc does listing referals come from? I am assuming only if the buyer has a house to sale.

    1. Robert Newman

      Cinc generates low intent leads. You need to call them. I would say 3-8 times in the first week.

  7. Sharon Lewin

    Hi Robert, I have been a CINC user since 2014 when I was with a team. I have closed about 10 to 12 deals from it over the 6 years I used it with our team. I left that brokerage and have been thinking of getting it on my own. I think it’s a great lead source but the cost is a big CON for me! I spoke to a rep back in 2020 when I changed brokerage but did not move forward now I am thinking about it again as I am looking for a lead source. I don’t what to do 🙂

    1. Robert Newman


      Sorry, we’ve been redesigning our website for nearly 18 months and I fell behind on responding to our readers. CINC for a single user is a big commitment as are ALL CRM-based real estate marketing systems. With FUB proving an excellent alternative with similar functionality at 1/10th the cost the main buying point for YOU would be you are already familiar with the system. You will be investing $800.00 a month for that familiarity.

  8. Neet and Angel

    Great review of CINC! As a real estate agent, I’m always on the lookout for the best tools to help me grow my business. I appreciate the detailed pros and cons list, as it really helps me understand the advantages and disadvantages of using CINC. The pricing information is also very helpful. I’m definitely going to consider using CINC for my real estate business. Thanks for sharing your thorough review!

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