Michele Joyal, Real Estate agent/Home Staging Expert  (Woodlands Realty, LLC)

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PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

Hi Michele Joyal! I just sent you some quick info in a private message about our fully loaded CRM (including lead tracking and monitoring). Thanks for your time - hope to connect, soon!  - Tim

Apr 04, 2018 11:22 AM
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Michele Joyal
Woodlands Realty, LLC - The Woodlands, TX
Real Estate agent/Home Staging Expert

These are great, thank you for all your responses, I have looked into TopProducer as well, thought they were very over priced and have talked with others that didn't love it as well.  I will look at the others, I've not heard of a lot of them.

Apr 04, 2018 10:59 AM
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Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Boomtown and RealGeeks are not CRMs, they are website providers with a CRM as part of their package. It depends on what you are looking for--a CRM or a website provider with lead-tracking, CRM capabilities? Some CRMs allow you to track everything from contact info to birthdays and anniversaries, TopProducer is a good example of that. Other CRMs only track your correspondence and notes on clients like Follow-Up Boss. You'll want to determine what type of system you want and then assess what best fits your needs. 

Apr 04, 2018 01:25 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent) has a presence here, maybe they will opine.

Zurple Marketing Team  is also on ActiveRain. 

Apr 04, 2018 11:12 AM
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5,835,976
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I use eEdge, not the best, but then I really dont know the best since I have no time to properly check them all out.

Apr 04, 2018 10:46 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Infusionsoft is an option.

Apr 04, 2018 10:43 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I used listing pages until they went out of business a year ago.  Still miss them.  formerly tigerleads and now BoomTown.  I don't hate them, but I also don't love them.  The commincation and my ability to add or take homes off their favorite list and the e-alerts not being linked to actual live searches I can see and nix homes from is limiting.  I wish someone would build a better mouse trap.

Apr 04, 2018 09:20 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Ben Kinney who owns ActiveRain offers Brivity and sure he would like an opportunity to present his program to you.

Apr 04, 2018 06:17 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

If I were actively working, I'd follow Tim's guidance.... PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent) 

Apr 04, 2018 12:26 PM
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235,062
Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing & SEO

A few more: Follow Up Boss, Contactually, Wise Agent

Tip:
To have an idea of what any CRM does, do a search on Youtube for it and view the latest videos about it - company videos and reviews.

Apr 04, 2018 11:06 AM
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1,776,862
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

We get asked this every week. You really want your head to fly off check out the price of Market Leader.

Apr 04, 2018 10:48 AM
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365,709
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I have played around with TopProducer, but have never really LOVED it. 

A quick search found me Chime, FirePoint, HelpScout, PropertyBase, & IXACT (which a buddy just switched to). There are plenty out there read the reviews before jumping and make sure you use it. That is always the best one you will buy, the one you will use. 

Apr 04, 2018 10:27 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I will be looking at the responses also. Good luck.

Apr 04, 2018 10:19 AM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

It depends on your budget. And please factor in hiring someone who can help you with the learning curve. The top end of CRM and lead tracking is Infusionsoft but it is very expensive and has a steep learning curve. 

I work with brokers who use CINC and I and the VAs do NOT like it. It is very restrictive, and does not work well with more than one autoresponsder message going out. It is very buyer focused so if you are emailing potential sellers, I don't recommend it. Same with Boomtown. We have VAs on our team that used to work as callers for those CRM systems. 

If you are small - I would suggest to use RealtyJuggler call the owner, he is easy to reach. Only $99 per year. 

And then run your own ad campaigns on FB and GOogle adwords. 

Ads don't produce more buyers. So when these company send you leads, it is the same leads you can get yourself. 

Apr 11, 2018 03:18 PM
Rainmaker
2,060,085
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Shoebox & Index cards 

Apr 05, 2018 07:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck 

Apr 05, 2018 05:44 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Your choice should be dependent on the tech-savvy level of your users and your choice should have an appropriate level of difficulty.

Apr 05, 2018 05:43 AM
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3,071,034
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Of the three you mention, CINC.

Apr 05, 2018 05:17 AM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

Michele Joyal 

I am a little confused. Do you want just a CRM or a Lead Gen Website with CRM?

For just a CRM (i use it on my wordpress site) I use Infusionsoft. It was pricey ($2,000 up front and about $99 per month) and took the developer about a month to set up. I have a very good system and I am satisfied with the value. 

As for a Lead Gen Website, in addition to my wordpress site, I have a Kunversion site .. similar to Boomtown & Real Geeks .. I have never used CINC but I folks that have with moderate successs. 

If I were in the market for a Lead Gen website right now, I would strongly consider Real Geeks. I love my Kunversion but Real Geeks may be a better value. 

Apr 05, 2018 04:27 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

The best ever - Buffini and Company's Referral Maker.

Apr 04, 2018 09:18 PM
Rainmaker
1,375,838
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

Referral Maker CRM by Buffini & Company 

Apr 04, 2018 08:41 PM
Rainmaker
1,191,969
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
Apr 04, 2018 08:16 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't know, I use a simple one I made

Apr 04, 2018 05:15 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

So many possibilities, so little time. Start with an idea of your budget and go from there. Good luck!

Apr 04, 2018 02:11 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Hubspot and Bitrix24 are good CRMs

Apr 04, 2018 12:42 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not know. 

Apr 04, 2018 12:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

You have great answers.  A

Apr 04, 2018 11:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

My best tracking device is my secretary Michele Joyal .

Apr 04, 2018 11:27 AM
Rainmaker
539,377
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

There are a lot of CRM's posing as good ones but are disappointing.

Apr 04, 2018 11:18 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

You might want to check out Ixact Contact ... very user friendly and priced for a smaller budget.  Another one -- Realty Juggler ... Good luck in whichever CRM you decide to test and try.  But the best advise is get the one you will actually use!  Do a Free Trial first!

Apr 04, 2018 11:14 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I used Top Producer for many years. 

Blog about your selection.

Apr 04, 2018 11:11 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Property Minder has you covered! Good luck!

May 26, 2018 11:03 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I use Top Producer, but feel it is a bit pricey, and still do not utilize the site fully.

Apr 07, 2018 09:43 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Let me suggest you are approaching your selection improperly.

You must be aware the greatest cost of a CRM is the configuring, testing, validation, customizing, implement and training involved, not the subscritpion fee. Once the agent or brokers spends that personal investment money (time) they don't want to spend it again and they are stuck.

Those CRM you have already listed are backward looking and traditional tools agents have used for years, very successfully. The problem most are unaware of is the choice they are making to whether to conform their business to their CRM or run a business augmented by their CRM.

So, where do you see your business being in five years. If you truly recognize mobile and understand 'inbound marketing" (this has no relationship or use of the inbox) none of these choices will work to progress a forward looking real estate enterprise.

Do some research from most expensive to less expensive, starting with SalesForce, Hubspot and SugarCRM. 

 

Apr 05, 2018 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
2,888,980
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

I would look into Pat Zaby's Intouch as for economical reasons but not sure about the tracking but it was a good fit for my small team starting out 

 

Apr 05, 2018 07:08 AM