Sheryl Arndt

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Rainmaker
836,855
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I would advise putting some thought regarding the intent and consequence.

Who are you blasting to? If these are unknown folks who have provided their email address and it ended up on a list you possess, take care to use a e-mail service and IP that is expendable.

If these are folks who do not know you, but have requested something from a unknown source (opt-in) you will want to keep these addresses separated from the 'met you' data base. For these I would recommend any of the resources already mentioned.

For those you have met, they are in your CRM and should be receiving highly targeted messages that may be gender or passion specific.

Before you pull the trigger on your BLAST, make certain you are prepared for the consequences or have taken measures to shield your business.

Before you choose to use YOUR internet connection to send big emails, chat with your internet service provider and ask them the 'email block sizes' they impose. (time warner is 50) Use a blaster like SendBlaster that allows you to adjust your block sizes so your ISP does not shut you down.

Lastly, always test the service yourself. Sending emails with disabled links and vacant images will not produce the results you want.

Jan 08, 2015 10:26 PM
Ambassador
973,809
Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Sheryl Arndt 
I am a big BIG fan of ixactcontact for software to keep track of Clients and do email.  FREE TRIAL!! Two full months and no contract

It is easy to use and has other features I LOVE -
1.  Any telephone numbers entered into your smart phone are uploaded to ixact contact. No need to re-enter when back at the office!

2.  Lead capture is available.

3 . Email up to a certain number of people each month (I believe 1000).

4.  ixactcontact sponsors a monthly newsletter (included in price)

5.  Data Entry process is simple --   Still needing help?
The Support Team at ixactcontact will do data entry for you if you prefer 6.  ALL OF YOUR TEAM MEMBERS may access same account.

So many FEATURES!!! Click here for your free trial. Or explore lots more information right here in ActiveRain.  Check out the multitude of posts from the ActiveRain ixactcontact Blog.
Have a happy day -
Lynn

Jan 08, 2015 01:02 PM
Rainmaker
1,027,160
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

LOL...thank you Lynn B. Friedman for writing all that out so I do not have to do it.  Ditto what Lynn said, ixact contact.  It is the only CRM I have tried that I actually use!  I have tried a few but ixact is super easy and intuitive to ise. 

Jan 08, 2015 07:50 PM
Rainmaker
5,050,614
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We like Vertical Response, that is our choice for doing that.  

Jan 08, 2015 02:12 PM
Ambassador
3,985,869
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

ChimpMail is pretty darn good and free at many levels. It looks good too.

Jan 08, 2015 11:09 AM
Rainmaker
629,851
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Good answer from Annette.

Jan 11, 2018 08:03 PM
Rainer
80,043
RVA HomePRO Michael Hottman
RVA HomePRO Realtor with Keller Williams serving Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfiled and Richmond, Virginia - Glen Allen, VA
Helping you achieve goals in life & real estate

ChimpMail continues to improve, one of the challenges of using a service like that is it can get tagged as spam or promotions in gmail and many things don't reach the recipient. 

Jan 08, 2015 01:09 PM
Rainmaker
6,029,933
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You should take a look at Top Producer.

Jan 08, 2015 10:48 AM
Ambassador
4,892,008
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We use KWCommand and eEdge.

Sep 05, 2019 11:37 PM
Rainmaker
3,067,662
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Mail Chimp

Aug 03, 2018 05:30 AM
Rainer
279,598
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Not an expert at this.

May 20, 2018 09:36 PM
Rainmaker
4,798,978
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't like email blasts.

Apr 21, 2018 06:09 AM
Ambassador
4,308,044
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

IXACT CRM?

Feb 28, 2018 09:29 AM
Rainer
71,240
Sheryl Arndt

Thank you for the many suggestions. I will check them out to see which one I want to utilize.

Jan 11, 2015 11:19 PM