There could definitely be some value in this if agent resources were competitive in a more natural way than a bidding war. Especially if there were a specific cost associated with certain factors.
For example, if an agent was placed in space not within its empires borders, it would cost significantly extra, if not be completely denied.
If an agent isn’t popular enough, it could charge more as well, encouraging the owners to attract more runners, or competitiors to interfere with mission runners.
Factors like the above could also be tied to a multiplier based on the quality of the agent, and the overall standings of the organization toward the agent/corp/faction.
So for example, having your own personal agent in some highsec backwater may not be very valuable when you add in all the costs.
On the flip side, having your own empire agent for your alliance could be extremely cost prohibitive or outright prohibited within “Angel Cartel” operated space (wherever the rats consider Home).
Want a pirate agent? Well, it’s going to cost you even more since your alliance has been ratting them non-stop for years. Aside from the fact that only specific characters who have clean standings will be able to take advantage of the agents.