5 Reasons Why a Cloud-Based Realtor CRM is The Way to Go

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Why a cloud-based Realtor CRM is the best option for youShould you use a Realtor CRM “in the cloud” or are you better off sticking with a standalone system?  This blog post will explain why a cloud-based Realtor CRM is your best option.

A cloud-based system, also known as “web-based,” is one that you access through the internet. A standalone system on the other hand is one you download on your computer (to your computer’s hard drive).

Here’s why you should be using a Realtor CRM on the cloud (one that’s hosted online):

1. You don’t have to worry about losing your data to viruses or computer crashes. When you use a web-based system, all your data gets stored on secure data centers with very highly advanced security and privacy protection – security far more developed then what you could ever have on your PC. Moreover, when your system is cloud-based, it’s often backed up on a daily basis or even several times a day.

2. Better long-term investment. Although cloud-based Realtor CRMs involve an ongoing monthly fee (versus a one-time charge), you’re saving money in the long-term because product upgrades and customer support is often included. With standalone real estate software, there are typically hefty fees you have to pay each time you call Customer Support or download the latest upgrade/ version of the software.

3. Less risk. You’re never 100% sure a system is right for you before you actually try it. And if one, two, or five months down the road you find the Realtor CRM you chose is not ideal for you, you’re out hundreds of dollars if you purchased standalone real estate software. With cloud-based CRMs, a small monthly subscription fee is involved (no large upfront cost) so you pay as you go. With these web-based systems, you can usually cancel at any time.

4. Greater accessibility. If you use standalone real estate software – one that you’ve downloaded to your computer – you need to be on that computer every time you’d like to access your database. On the other hand, a web-based system means you’re not tied to any one computer but instead can access your database from any PC, Mac, or tablet/ iPad with an internet connection. For REALTORS®, this is especially important.

5. Nothing to install. You don’t have to worry about a large system taking up space on your computer’s hard drive. You also don’t have to spend the hours it often takes installing or setting up a new program on your PC.

Which reason listed above is most important to you? Leave a comment below!

IXACT Contact is a cloud-based CRM and one that we encourage you to try out. Take advantage of our FREE 5 week trial today!

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Rainmaker
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Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

I'm just starting to use a cloud... not real comfortable with it yet... nervous that what I put in will dissapear.... Good so far... Thanks for the post, makes me feel a little better.

 

 

Aug 23, 2012 12:05 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Rich Gaasenbeek
IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM - Toronto, ON
Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!

Diane: Which cloud-based program are you using?

Aug 23, 2012 12:09 AM #2
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Heidi Kelley
Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge - East Providence, RI
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My company uses a cloud based system through Market Leader and I love it.  I don't have to worry about virus's, or computer issues.  I can log into any computer and get my database and transactions.  I recently took a technology class which explained the cloud based systems.  Taking the class helped ease my fear of "losing my stuff" in the cloud.  They assured us that multiple servers hold our data, and should something happen to one server the other servers will still retain all our information.  I love using and learning new technology so this is a "no-brainer" for me.

Aug 23, 2012 12:24 AM #3
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Rich Gaasenbeek
IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM - Toronto, ON
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Good stuff Heidi!

Oct 30, 2012 01:10 AM #4
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Rob Lyszczarz
RE/MAX Properties Unlimited - Westfield, NJ

Heidi, Is you Market leader product integrated with the lead generation product?  How do you like it?

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