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Choosing one – First and foremost, if you are not committed to making (as opposed to getting) the time to learn, implement, and consistently use it, don’t waste your time and money. Right now is typically one of the best times to do it in most markets. Some resort markets get busier this time of ...
For those of you who are getting all excited to have a chance to bash Top Producer - this is NOT for that purpose. General "I hate Top Producer" comments will be deleted as quickly as they are posted. I am doing some research. For those of you who have used, or are using Top Producer, what did/do...
RANT! I HATE “Captcha”! You need the eyes of a 20 year old and have to be a cross between an abstract artist and a cryptologist to decipher the damn things! :)
If you have everything on paper, start entering them according to the ideas suggested below. If you already have them in an electronic format, you have to import them. A common question is if you should clean them up in the old database first, or clean them up in the new one. By cleaning up, we...
A common misconception agents have about Real Estate CRMs is that some of them intentionally make it difficult to export your data. In interviews with over 30 Real Estate CRM developers, that does not ring true. It is true that some export more fields than others and some do it in more usable for...
While everyone has their preferences of what are the most important features to them, the following should be basic requirements for everyone. Each of the following is a topic which I have written about extensively in my book, but the following is a brief description of each. E-mail stored with t...
One of the reasons people have liked Mac computers is that virus creators have not bothered to spend the time to create malware for Macs. Unfortunately with the increase in the number of Mac computers in the market, that has changed. See the following article.
A statement is often made that having a Web based CRM is clearly superior to a desktop CRM. The reality is that there are pros and cons to both. While there are many arguments over which is better and why, let's address a few of the most common misconceptions. The first thing to do to is to reali...
There is a common complaint with agents feeling that if they don’t use all the features of a CRM, that they are spending more money than they should for features they don’t use. Developers have to build a CRM to suit the needs of the many, so there will undoubtedly be features that not everyone w...
Sorry to announce that the Real Estate CRM "Respond" from Pat Zaby's Systems & Seminars is no longer being offered due to issues with MS Office 2010. So as not to be the bearer of only bad tidings, I'll take this same opportunity to announce that Pat's focus is now on a new project called InTou...