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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Microsoft Office

Jun 12, 2019 07:27 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not sure. Research one that works for you and that one is the best!

Jun 12, 2019 03:22 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor


Jun 12, 2019 01:52 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Thomas, as you will find out there are a gazillion CRM available, some free, lots at $10 mo, the average around $30 monthly and the enterprise setups at $100+ monthly. Why such a large range? FEATURES!

Warning: The true cost of a CRM is not the monthly fee but your investment in customizing, training. testing, validation, implementation and lastly integration into each members business. Once these 40 to 80 hours are spent, no one wants to do it again so they stick with the devil they know.

Define where you want your business to be in 5 years. How will you be FINDING new buyers, sellers and those way up stream? (inbound or inbox)  Will you be relying on the tried and true 77 year drip campaign? Will you need a back office to support all the agents on your team? ARe you a broker?

You need a CRM that is specificity capable of getting your business where you NEED to go, where you want to go. Otherwise you end up with a business that runs according to your CRM.

The hardest decision to make right now is whether to go 'all-in' on inbound marketing. (Inbound has nothing to do with the inbox)

If so, there are only three players to consider.

If tried and true works for your business, consider RealtyJuggle for $10.

WiseAgent for $30. TopProducer for $50. 

INBOUND: SugarCRM for $60. SalesForce for $100+.

Added 5PM.
Thomas Hamrick  As a broker this is a real opportunity to deliver VALUE to your agents.  However the agent knows NEVER to use a broker provided CRM.  Should the agent leave the broker can hurt them BADLY.  So give deep and serious thought regarding how can you provide success value to agents that is not simply a means to store contact information. Perhaps  a CRMproviding for your agents is NOT what an agent wants or needs.

Those wants and needs are no secret whether one is a broker or agent. Providing them however takes a real commitment from the broker and will make a tangible difference in the income of agents. Unfortunately, BROKERS will pee-in-the-tea and use this as revenue augmentation instead of a recruiting and agent retention. Perhpas a CRM is not what a broker should be providing.

An agent needs to identify how the portals of access may be changing. If the agent runs a g&g centric business. a spreadsheet is all they need. However, if they are pursuing the 90 day market or the 'haven't meet' buyer or seller a new strategy is needed for doing business in 2025.



Jun 12, 2019 01:24 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

 I have used Top Producer for years.

Jun 26, 2019 12:45 PM
Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing & SEO

I use a custom designed one.

Before you do anything, figure out what features you need and want, then match a CRM to them.

A good way to learn about CRMs, is to watch Youtube videos about them. Most CRMs have Youtube videos showing their features, etc.

Jun 13, 2019 10:59 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Real Geeks

Jun 13, 2019 09:10 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

This has been asked countless times.  The one to use is the one that works best for the user.  Research options and decide based upon cost and functionality. 

Jun 13, 2019 07:58 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Don't worry about what other use, concern yourself with the one you will use.  Do you research.

Jun 13, 2019 02:27 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I use LionDesk, super cheap unlike many super fancy but very expensive choices.

\Depends what you need from CRM. 

Jun 12, 2019 11:10 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

agents in my office, when God was a child, used Top Producer.... I never used one.... didn't have time....had my own systems.... worked beautifully....

Jun 12, 2019 04:04 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We just switched to Salesforce.

Jun 12, 2019 03:35 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


No recommendations except to check them all out.  What works for you get.  We made our own...A

Jun 12, 2019 02:36 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

eEdge and moving to KW Command.

Jun 12, 2019 02:11 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I used Top Producer for many years until retirement.

Jun 12, 2019 02:11 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Good luck, Thomas. I don't even have a CRM. I use Outlook.

Jun 12, 2019 01:56 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 has a great answer for you.

Jun 12, 2019 01:45 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Now I will try IXACT too.

Jun 12, 2019 01:13 PM
Julio Vasiu
IXACT Contact - North York, ON
IXACT Contact a ‘next generation’ real estate CRM

Hi Thomas. We would love to have you give IXACT a try. We are really easy to use, have lots of automation tools and we are extremely affordable. You can come and try us out 35 days for free and decide for yourself.

Jun 12, 2019 01:05 PM