A Swarm Of Bees In May Is Worth a Load Of Hay
This is a line from an old English poem that serves as a reminder for harvesting times. Well the time has come for us to do some harvesting, of buyers and sellers! Between our clients, buyer and seller leads, and our new lead capture systems being installed in our websites we literally have thousands of contacts, and expect to capture another 500-1000+ per month soon. We need to figure out how to best turn this swarm of bees into a load of hay!!
We have in the past used CRM (Customer Relationship Managers) software that is geared towards the real estate industry. Our office has used TSA (The Smarter Agent) for some time but their inability to go to a web-based system has become an issue. We've also used Market Leader and Vision without being overly impressed.
I am researching CRMs now and have narrowed it down to 1 made for real estate and two others that are available in google apps. Not knowing who else to ask about this has led me to the foremost marketplace for real estate innovation, knowledge, and hopefully sharing.
Congratulations AR, you've got the job!
If any of you can give me your feedback on these 3 systems it would be greatly appreciated, Of course, if I've missed the boat completely (it wouldnt be the first time!), please do let me know what system you prefer and why.
Option 1-Realty Juggler: I like the interface from what I have seen of it, and it appears to do most of what we want with lots of customizable options and is web-based. Cost is about $200/annually and integrates with Android OS which we have already committed to with our phones, tablets, calenders, gmail accts, etc.
Option 2- insightly: This is a google app so we will need to start working more with google services, but as stated above that is not a bad thing as we are already moving in that direction with our mobile tech. It is of course free which is great, but not made specifically for real estate.
Option 3- Solve 360: This is also a google app, minimal cost ($10/user avg). It seems to be deeply integrated with gmail, with client contact, details, history within gmail. Other indications are that it has a good email campaign system and automatically handles lead capture from our web-forms.
If any of you can part with your wisdom on this topic and in particular about these CRMs I would be glad to buy you a cup of the best coffee in So Cal next time you're in town!
Thanks in advance