Nat Wallen, Founder of the BellaRuby Free Real Estate CRM (BellaRuby LLC)

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Rainmaker
1,640,186
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No thanks, we have traveled down that road in the past and finally have one that is super

Mar 21, 2019 05:59 PM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

No, thank you.

Mar 21, 2019 05:47 PM
Ambassador
3,058,272
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

It is nice of you to consider offering this, I would not be interested. 

Mar 21, 2019 05:28 PM
Rainmaker
4,122,158
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No... when you need real support, you need real support. There's no free lunch in life at the end of the day. Not to be trite, but you really do get what you pay for. Pay nothing, get nothing.

Mar 22, 2019 04:33 AM
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529,565
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I already have a CRM ... so I would not be interested ... but I wish you the Best in real estate and this new endeavor.

Mar 21, 2019 06:37 PM
Ambassador
4,259,392
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I feel like many of the ones that are out there are self-serve even when they say they offer technical support! 

I have a CRM that I love so, I would not be interested but, good luck with your endeavor!

Mar 21, 2019 07:38 PM
Rainmaker
6,613,258
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Doubtful.

Mar 21, 2019 06:44 PM
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5,413,483
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Most support these days is self serve.

Mar 21, 2019 06:23 PM
Rainmaker
4,214,059
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nope, technology is not my friend. I like the support of others.

Mar 22, 2019 03:57 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

I need more details, sorry I can’t help with this decision.

Mar 22, 2019 03:33 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I'm a little confused.  If you need to sell homes to pay the bills, why are you considering offering a "free" CRM with only self-serve free support?  Am I missing something?  Is there monetization in a different way?

Mar 22, 2019 03:03 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I'm retired now and I never did use a CRM but I would consider a free one Nat Wallen .

Mar 21, 2019 07:14 PM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

I don't think I'd change as I don't want to take the time to switch gears and I'm happy with what I got, but is someone that didn't already have a CRM they were happy with - free and everything you mentioned should get a few takers.

Mar 22, 2019 06:18 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes, it worked out well on Placester when I had it. System still stunk but it wasn't for this problem.

Mar 22, 2019 05:25 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Free means you get what you pay for.

Mar 22, 2019 04:34 AM
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Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I don't like the self serve portion

Mar 22, 2019 12:13 PM
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5,571,934
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've never used a CRM....

Mar 22, 2019 09:12 AM
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1,387,778
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've used Bitrix24, Hubspot and Insight.ly, all of which are free with self serve support and paid support options.  At the end of the day, the need for a CRM was not there for me.  So I would not be availing myself of another CRM.

Mar 22, 2019 07:36 AM
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1,596,606
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

No idea...

Jun 27, 2019 06:35 PM
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4,943,915
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Free always comes with strings.

Apr 02, 2019 03:51 PM
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Julio Vasiu
IXACT Contact - North York, ON
IXACT Contact a ‘next generation’ real estate CRM

Hi Nat.That is a great question. Julio here. I work for a CRM.

 

Without offending anyone, generally speaking, Real Estate Agents are not super techy. It is not that they don't understand technology, it is just that they rather focus on selling houses than trying to figure out tech. (Which makes sense)

Anyways, this already exists. Most CRMs out there already have a knowledge base. Lots and lots of demo videos about every feature. And an actual knowledge base. While it is a good idea for some, others prefer to speak to an actual person. 

Most CRMs out there are self serve. The successful ones also have a support team. Tech Savvy or not there is nothing more frustrating than having issues with your CRM and not being able to get a hold of anyone. 

Mar 28, 2019 06:58 AM
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4,017,105
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Interesting but do not know.

Mar 25, 2019 08:56 PM