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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Previous answers here and here

 

May 12, 2017 07:14 PM
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

I like Wise Agent and others who do as well. Realty Juggler gets good reviews

May 12, 2017 04:27 PM
Rainmaker
565,222
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Good, fast, cheap. You know the story.

However, the right selection depends on what you know/understand that your business needs and where your business will going be in 2020.

Without this, the outcome will be conforming your business to your CRM.

Secondly, the real cost of a CRM is in the trial, configuration, validation, customizing and training involved. Some legacy systems have a learning curve that curve over the horizon.

Finally price ranges from FREE to $100 monthly and for the old guards, a bunch of pile on fees.

For the traditional agent, doing tradition business I suggest WiseAgent.com

IF your see the influence of the sharing economy and understand you need to ability to adapt, I suggest SugarCRM.com.

Too expensive is what happens when the wrong selection is make and  #2 must be repeated. (NOTE: I have VALIDATED CRMs and some are too dangerous to use, but agent still pay them $30 a month not realizing what they have done.)

May 13, 2017 05:02 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

you'll have so many answers here, you'll be another month deciding!!!

May 12, 2017 03:22 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I use outlook, not because it is good, but because it is cheap and easy to deal with in the long term.

May 12, 2017 03:18 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Realty Juggler at $99 a year is my best bang for the buck.

May 12, 2017 03:16 PM
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Chris Locke
Acton, CA

Les has it right.  RealtyJuggler is inexpensive and has a 90 day free trial.  After the free trial, you're paying less than $9/month.

However, what do you really need the CRM for and how will you use it?  That needs to be answered.

May 13, 2017 02:01 PM
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1,266,200
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Most of the good ones are packaged with IDX & site. That's the way that I would go not a stand alone.

May 13, 2017 05:18 AM
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1,011,692
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

No answer from me, but I had to stop by to read the other answers since I need a new CRM as well. Thanks for asking!

May 13, 2017 04:38 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Blog about your selection.

I selected Top Producer.

May 12, 2017 06:00 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I don't know what inexpensive is to you but, I do love Brevity!

May 12, 2017 04:33 PM
Rainmaker
278,880
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Realvolve.com 

May 12, 2017 04:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,145,184
FN LN
Toronto, ON

What is your criteria for "good" and what do you consider as "not too expensive"?

May 13, 2017 09:51 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

There are a lot of good answers here!

May 13, 2017 09:31 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

Outlook and other systems I have created and use work well for me. 

May 13, 2017 08:39 AM
Rainmaker
550,617
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

If I were starting over again I would look into Realty Juggler & Brivity. My husband uses Insightly and likes it.-Kasey

May 13, 2017 07:40 AM
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

You choice will depend on how you plan to use it.  I am a "keep it simple" woman.. .for ease of use and not paying for features I won't use.  Lots of suggestions here for you to consider and research.

May 13, 2017 06:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I agree with Barbara Todaro - you're going to get lots of responses here and by the time you're done reading them you could have done a search and researched them on your own

May 13, 2017 06:24 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

one that works for you

May 13, 2017 06:05 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

Try IXACT

May 13, 2017 05:57 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Do it yourself with an Exel spreadsheet. CRMs are designed to save you time so you can focus on the direct revenue generating activities. You need to decide for your self which one is the best fit. 

May 13, 2017 05:54 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

You get what you pay for.

May 13, 2017 05:05 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Top Producer

May 13, 2017 04:59 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Roy Kelley nailed this one!

May 13, 2017 04:15 AM
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Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

David Reimers - have you thought of ReferralMaker from Buffini & Company? The best in industry! 

May 12, 2017 11:01 PM
Rainmaker
664,153
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

Referral Maker CRM

Buffini & Company 

May 12, 2017 09:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

David,

You have some good answers here.

May 12, 2017 07:57 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I made my own and it is simple to use and works great

May 12, 2017 07:55 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

My CRM with Market Leader is a good one and intergrates nicely with the other features.

May 12, 2017 06:54 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

David, good question. Here for some suggestions 

May 12, 2017 05:04 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

May 12, 2017 03:34 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

 The cheap ones are the most expensive

Aug 19, 2017 05:23 PM
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Doug Perry
Strategic Real Estate Trainers - Chicago, IL

The best CRM is the one that you'll use consistently.  I've used Top Producer since 2006.  There is a learning curve, but it's very powerful and flexible.  Is it perfect?  No, but no CRM is.

May 18, 2017 12:36 PM
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Robert Newman
Inbound Real Estate Marketing L.L.C. - Buffalo, WY
Creating Enduring Online Marketing Results

 As with all technology recommendations, it depends on HOW you are going to use your CRM. I do calls and online marketing. My CRM integrates seamlessly into my website and delivers leads directly into my database. 

It has a calendar that AUTOMATICALLY sets appointments and reminds my clients when those appointments are. It records calls directly from the CRM. It has automated email sequences that once set up email clients until they respond (you dictate the sequence) It adds all emails sent from gmail into the CRM automatically so virtually every communication I have is recorded and added to a client record. 

 

I get ALL of that for $50.00 per month.  You may not use a lot of those features. Let m e know if it sounds interesting. I think I get a referral bonus of some kind.

 

 

May 17, 2017 02:20 AM
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Lorrie Tanksley
RE/MAX Harbor Realty - Punta Gorda, FL
Realtor / Waterfront Specialist

I did a lot of research myself looking for an affordable, but more importantly a user friendly program that wasn't as complex as Top Producer, which I had been using over the years and not really liking it.  There were just so many steps to using their software and I didn't find it very user friendly.  Not everyone's minds think alike!  I have been using Ixact Contact now for a few years and absolutely love it!  You get a free trial period to see if you'd like it before committing.  They imported all my contacts for me, their customer service is great, and they offer a lot, especially a monthly newsletter to stay in touch that you can personalize, among other things.  Good luck in your decision! 

May 16, 2017 08:22 AM
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1,144,754
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

I'm in the  process of switching. 

Here is a great article on CRM for RE: 

http://www.softwareadvice.com/crm/real-estate-crm-comparison/

May 14, 2017 12:44 AM
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908,169
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Excel.

May 13, 2017 02:55 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Realty Juggler is very reasonable and they let you try them out for FREE for 3 month.

May 13, 2017 01:26 PM