Todd McLaughlin, Bytownhomes ~ Real Estate Services (Royal Lepage Performance Realty, Brokerage)

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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Lots of better choices than TP that's for sure.

Buffini even has a CRM.

Sep 23, 2016 06:43 AM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

It all depends on what your goals are. If your goals are for online organic search, then a real estate template site is not going to do the job. If you are sending paid traffic to the site, then you need landing pages and optin forms to get more leads. If you are just using it to give to your sphere and your past clients to use, then you can use anything you like. We use Market Leader for our CRM. They provide a Market Leader template website but I don't ever depend on the front end of that converting. If you are planning on doing anything in online marketing for your business, you absolutely need to have your own website that you control on your own domain with a host you choose. This way you are in control. 

Sep 23, 2016 08:21 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Guilty of being here for the advice!

Sep 23, 2016 11:52 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We'll stick with TP

Sep 23, 2016 09:35 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I used Top Producer for many years.

Sep 23, 2016 09:19 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Todd McLaughlin - just for CRM, nothing can beat Buffini & Company's ReferralMaker.

To get the maximum out of it, go for PRO!

Good Luck.

Sep 23, 2016 03:41 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Listen to Nestor & Katerina Gasset  Katerina.   She knows her stuff!

Sep 23, 2016 12:52 PM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Had the Rolls Royce of them all, Real Geeks. It was pricey, but well worth it.

I no longer have the need for it, as I'm not working the retail side as a Realtor. I'm still in real estate, but to a limited degree.

Sep 23, 2016 05:30 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

There are so many to choose from. A gazillion template providers, a bazillion 'ad-on' sites like Wordpress, and those local creators of custom websites.

The real question that must be asked is, "What do you want your web site to do?"  Is it for validation? Defining your services? Presenting your collateral? Lead generation? Marketing your listings? Community engagement?

The second question is, "What is your monthly budget for feeding the website?"

The third is, "What are your skill sets?" Perhaps 'Wix' has a very contemporary look and allows you to build your own.

Another question is, 'What do you have the most of, time or money?" This suggests whether you create SEO or buy SEO.

Before you plunk down 5 to 15 thousand on a custom website, cobble a site together. From that exercise you will become more aware of what you REALLY NEED to grow your business, and not chase the shiny things so many are selling.

You make discover all you need is landing pages and FB ads. (a clue)

Sep 23, 2016 05:21 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have Real Geeks as  my web site, and Top Producer.  Works well for me.

Sep 25, 2016 09:41 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would be careful of putting all your eggs in one basket.

Sep 24, 2016 11:22 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I prefer to keep using top producer... I like to keep the management of my SI and client data base separate from any relationship with an outside website provider... you never know when you might want or need to change providers.

Sep 24, 2016 12:48 AM
Justin Arlequin
DHI Mortgage | a D.R. Horton Company - Orlando, FL
Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS 1507059

We (Lennar-National Florida Based Builder) were using CRM Seibel but are now using a newer version of CRM-Salesforce. It's amazing & with superior features! 

Sep 24, 2016 12:34 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I'm sure you'll get lots - check your budget first then search and you'll find hundreds of providers

Sep 23, 2016 11:06 PM
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

I love my LinkURealty website!

Sep 23, 2016 10:08 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Others have answered.

Sep 23, 2016 09:51 PM
Toronto, ON

I don't follow them as I use a proprietary solution.

Sep 23, 2016 05:01 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Several of them out there, but I have no idea which would be best for you.

Sep 23, 2016 09:49 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I would look at Pipeline ROI which also has it's own built in and indexed IDX as well as a CRM and other tools.

Sep 23, 2016 08:13 AM