Jason Gibb, Real Estate Software User-Friendly CRM+ (RealSpace Real Estate Software)

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4,432,119
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I use all 4... however, I have always maintained a stand-alone CRM with Top Producer. At the end of the day, you can't have your data base dependent on a third party that may or may not be there one day.

Apr 24, 2016 08:12 PM
Rainmaker
940,923
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

All in one package - I'm a one stop shop girl :)

Apr 24, 2016 09:52 PM
Ambassador
4,316,065
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jason Gibb I'd prefer a complete solution #3. However, an excellent CRM is more important than average CRM with MLS data.

Apr 25, 2016 01:24 PM
Rainmaker
1,424,800
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't use a CRM program.  Excel is good enough for me!  If I were to do that, I would want everything integrated and I would want to maintain full control of everything.  In other words, build and own my own site + CRM + MLS/IDX feed.  But I'm anal that way.  Primary reason is what Nina Hollander said, if a third party owns your data, they can go out of business at any point and many companies will actually CHARGE YOU for a copy of YOUR DATA!!!  NO THANK YOU!!!

Apr 25, 2016 09:00 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,651
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would love to have everything integrated, but really haven't found a product that does all things well.  So, I have quite the assortment.  It would be nice if all stand alone products could seamlessly integrate with each other.

Apr 25, 2016 04:02 AM
Rainmaker
5,767,371
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jason,

It is really a matter of personal preference.  What works for one, may not work for another.  A

Apr 25, 2016 03:11 AM
Rainmaker
2,100,602
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Website

Apr 24, 2016 11:30 PM
Rainmaker
634,382
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

The integration or indepenence of website vs CRM vs MLS data is not on my list when thinking "essential tools". My website, my CRM (which is integrated) and the MLS are essential. I've had intgrated and non integrated and managed well with each.

Apr 24, 2016 07:08 PM
Rainmaker
5,263,222
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Like Nina, I use Top Producer, and could not live without it.

Apr 27, 2016 12:20 AM
Ambassador
3,986,960
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Number 3 and it is working well and capturing leads.

Apr 25, 2016 12:28 PM
Ambassador
5,697,571
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I wish I had an answer for you Jason, I hope to learn from the other answers.

Apr 25, 2016 08:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,667,226
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

#3 would be nice, but  #2 works for us right now.

Apr 25, 2016 04:33 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do my own arket, print out my comps and then take notes on a yellow legal pad.   Clients feel relaxed

Apr 25, 2016 01:44 AM
Rainmaker
3,070,784
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

interesting question - parked and reading...

Apr 25, 2016 12:43 AM
Rainmaker
1,346,364
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I use Referral Maker CRM which integrates my database, with business plan, goals and expenses/budget. It integrates Facebook and I can log all my lead generation daily activities in it from my mobile app or my desktop. I e-mail you, or anyone with interesta link to test drive it for 1 month free! Just message me through AR.

 

 

Apr 24, 2016 11:18 PM
Rainmaker
804,277
Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

All in one package and easier to manage.

Apr 24, 2016 10:18 PM
Rainmaker
4,508,482
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I use a CRM, but may need to think about one stop shopping!

Apr 24, 2016 10:12 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Web site.

Apr 24, 2016 10:06 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

The items that have the features I need at the right price.

Apr 24, 2016 09:45 PM
Rainmaker
962,234
Peter Mohylsky. BRIX REALTY
Brix Realty - Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

I use multiple systems including Gmail to keep track of all my clients. 

Apr 24, 2016 08:30 PM
Rainmaker
6,965,243
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a matter of personal preference. I used Top Producer for many years.

Apr 24, 2016 08:14 PM