Eddie Levin, Realtor  (Keller Williams Atalanta Perimeter)

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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Get a website with IDX & a CRM. All those that you mentioned are lame at best. You can do better with a little research I'm sure. Keep digging & pricing & I'm sure you'll come up with something great for the price you want to pay.

 

Jan 30, 2017 03:27 PM
Rainmaker
2,974,333
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Personally, I separate CRM from website. What if you decide to change website providers? I've used top producer for decades as my crm.

Jan 30, 2017 02:48 PM
Rainmaker
911,112
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Referral Maker CRM is the best! Just sayin' (by Buffini & Company)

I can get you a FREE 30 day trial too...no CC needed, truly FREE!

Jan 30, 2017 07:15 PM
Rainmaker
3,167,411
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I am with Bob Crane on this, still confused!

Jan 30, 2017 04:33 PM
Ambassador
4,055,464
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I read suggestions on the various CRM's here daily, and I still am bewildered as to if any of them are worth the money.

Jan 30, 2017 04:14 PM
Rainmaker
1,024,237
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Try RealVolve Click Here: 

Jan 31, 2017 06:12 AM
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3,185,367
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

As Lyn Sims said, I would keep looking!  I personally used TP for years and years and realized that it was a bit antiquated and just moved to Brivity.  You should definitely check them out.  

Also, CRM is separate from a website with IDX.  The registrations from your website's IDX will feed into your CRM (or should).

Good luck!

Jan 30, 2017 07:23 PM
Rainmaker
442,601
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

There are so many websites and CRMs out there ... you really have to research to find out which you prefer.  Having a website with a built-in CRM is great but depending on which one you use I have to agree with Nina Hollander ... 

Jan 30, 2017 06:16 PM
Rainmaker
4,020,293
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 TP as my CRM and Real Geeks as my web site.

Feb 02, 2017 12:56 PM
Rainmaker
4,431,983
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know.

Feb 01, 2017 04:03 AM
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Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

I'm going to disagree with the masses here. I have an all-in-one product; website, IDX and CRM. I would say do your research on a variety of products before making a commitment. The biggest complaint most agents have is losing all the contact notes (phone calls, emails and texts) when moving from one product to another. The contact data can be easily transferred using a CSV file but all your notes can't. If you're not changing website providers every few months, then you don't have any worries. I'm not a fan of CRMs that have birthdays, anniversaries, etc. That type of correspondence seems insincere to me. I send a handwritten note to buyers/sellers a few times a year and keep them updated monthly with market reports generated from my website. I want to keep them posted about real estate, not wish their 5 year old daughter Happy Birthday. That's just creepy to me. I did a lot of research before choosing an all-in-one package. I have had that site for four years. I spend $2,400/year. Some agents may think that's high but it's the best $2,400 I spend all year. A website is only as good as the agent who populates the site. All my content is original but that part came easy. I've been blogging here since 2009. I had no lack of original content to repackage for my website. The website, IDX and CRM are included in my monthly fee. However, you can purchase additional add-ons like texting and drip campaigns. I use the texting feature and love it. Many buyers who won't return a phone call will text you. You'd be surprised how many people provide good contact info when you provide them with good content about your area. As long as you're not hopscotching from one website provider to another every few months, these products work great.

Jan 31, 2017 09:12 PM
Rainmaker
1,211,014
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Lot of great responses here.  I don't use one, but I'm a fan of the "it needs to tie into your website" train of thought.  Also, you need to make sure you OWN the data in your CRM and can easily export it WITHOUT the CRM company's help, should you decide to change platforms.  Sounds simple, but most of the big companies will charge a fortune for this or simply can't do it.  That way they have you locked in.

Jan 31, 2017 10:01 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,501
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have not found a good combination of all in one web site and CRM.  Though, I personally use Top Producer for CRM and Dakno for my web site.

Jan 31, 2017 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
823,093
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not a fan of any of the those myself

Jan 31, 2017 05:46 AM
Rainmaker
5,264,108
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I used Top Producer for many years.

Jan 31, 2017 05:05 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

really personal choice

Jan 31, 2017 04:53 AM
Rainmaker
729,720
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

All have their pros and cons. If I was going to choose from your list, I would go with I house if I just needed to get something up and running. But I would also work on a good wordpress site, and would keep CRM seperate.

Jan 31, 2017 04:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,935,438
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Whatever you implement, plan to keep the evolution going. It is never once and done. Make sure navigation and design are smooth and polished or the poor ride will upset the property listing experience.

Jan 31, 2017 03:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

We prefer Top Producer

Jan 31, 2017 03:49 AM
Ambassador
4,298,246
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Eddie Levin - the best CRM you can use is Buffini & Company's ReferralMaker - in my opinion.

Or else, go with Placester, Market Leader or Top Producers site + IDX solutions.

Jan 30, 2017 11:21 PM
Rainmaker
762,163
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I have never used any of those, though years ago I felt like I was the only one who didn't use Top Producer.  I never hear anybody talking about it anymore though.  If I were looking for one I'd probably check out Brevity.  It depends on what you want it for and what features you need.  My husband uses Insightly for his follow up and to do's.  I only use our website and the backend it comes with.-Kasey

Jan 30, 2017 11:09 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

An IDX is a must to draw poeple to interact on your site. Most sites will allow a tie-in to IDX service.

Jan 30, 2017 09:43 PM
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MaryLynn Heinen
Advanced Realty Group - Pasco, WA

I like IHouse for my website, CRM & Idx... 

I really like Referral Maker Pro through Brian Buffini, Check it out... 

Not sure if I like Top Producer... it seems complicated.

Jan 30, 2017 09:35 PM
Rainmaker
3,977,611
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

ihouse is my vote

Jan 30, 2017 07:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,264
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I use a proprietary solution.  Lone Wolf was developed in our great nation.  Top Producer has been around for a long time.  I have not heard of the other two solutions.

Jan 30, 2017 07:24 PM
Ambassador
3,042,757
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I loved TP for years before they went digital and until I tried to leave and they ate all my data.

Jan 30, 2017 06:38 PM
Rainmaker
3,763,659
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Just voted for Lyn Sims answer.

Jan 30, 2017 04:45 PM
Rainmaker
4,869,368
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Lyn Sims gave you some wise guidance.... you should follow her suggestion...

Jan 30, 2017 04:07 PM
Rainmaker
4,313,288
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Eddie,

We each have opinions.  And if I were you I would keep searching.  A

Jan 30, 2017 03:55 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Pipeline ROI has a CTM feature as well as a built in IDX.

Jan 30, 2017 03:30 PM