Dario Ferreira, Internet Marketing

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Rainmaker
864,576
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

1. I have no peeps.

2. I have no business or vision for one

3. Isn't my yellow legal pad a CRM?

4. What's a CRM?

There are many VERY GOOD CRM that are literally FREE. 

I don't have a radial arm cut off saw. Why? I have been able to do all that I need to do without one.  Get the point?

  

 

Jan 20, 2018 10:33 AM
Ambassador
2,990,746
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I use a CRM however not the type of CRM that most feel only qualify as a CRM. 

I do not need to pay for a CRM when I use Outlook.  That combined with my own system works perfectly for me. 

Jan 20, 2018 10:45 AM
Rainmaker
5,570,348
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

unless you have a steady flow of business and subdivisions, you should use a CRM....

Jan 20, 2018 10:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,162,717
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Been using one for about 10 years now; wouldn't run my biz without one.

Jan 20, 2018 03:56 PM
Rainer
187,002
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

I use a old fashion ink and paper CRM, still works for me.

Jan 20, 2018 11:07 AM
Ambassador
2,538,853
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 I use one, so N/A

Jan 20, 2018 10:44 AM
Rainer
138,995
Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

I would venture to guess that those using one earn more than those who do not.

Jan 21, 2018 08:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,697,260
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I am using a CRM Dario Ferreira 

Jan 21, 2018 06:06 AM
Rainer
65,278
Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

I have seen excel been successful... 

Pick one that works for you! 

 

Jan 21, 2018 06:03 AM
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4,040,963
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Of course we do! Why on earth would you NOT?!

How does one manage a business without one?

Jan 20, 2018 09:57 PM
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3,986,518
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Using one and find it very useful and a necessary tool in today's business.

Jan 20, 2018 03:38 PM
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3,852,669
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No idea... I've used  one for 20 years. I thought I'd died and gone to heaven when I first heard of a Top Producer 20 years ago. The $35/month is small potatoes to be organized.

Jan 20, 2018 02:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,440,627
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Dario Ferreira It depends on how many people in your data base. An Excel worksheet might work well for a few contacts.

Jan 20, 2018 11:19 AM
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3,015,702
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I have a robust back end to my site, that and my brain is enough.

Jan 20, 2018 11:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,197
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It would be for lack of a plan.

Jan 20, 2018 10:48 AM
Ambassador
5,164,133
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am using 2 of them, but not as effectively as I would like to.

Jan 20, 2018 10:38 AM
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4,799,256
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

In my opinion, those that don't use it, typically don't know what they are missing (and the business they are losing).  But, then again, there are those who use them, but incorrectly.

Jan 21, 2018 05:46 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,584
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Fred Griffin nailed this one!

Jan 21, 2018 05:07 AM
Rainmaker
826,578
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

You can start with a spiral notebook or 3x5 index cards. Build a list. Eventually you can look at a crm.

Jan 21, 2018 04:29 AM
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4,312,167
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Using ReferralMaker from Buffini & Company.

Jan 20, 2018 10:48 PM
Rainer
79,632
Steve Penner
Royal LePage / Moneyledgers Software - Winnipeg, MB
REALTOR / Owner of Moneyledgers

hard to imagine not having a CRM... sort of like not having a cell phone ... makes the job that much more difficult

Jan 20, 2018 10:05 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,765
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I use my own

Jan 20, 2018 05:40 PM
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1,132,095
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Just two of us on the team. SOP and word of the mouth is ia the most reliable way to get leads.

Jan 20, 2018 03:31 PM
Rainmaker
1,690,478
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Why would you think that? It's not a good idea.

Jan 20, 2018 01:51 PM
Rainmaker
1,508,951
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do. 

Jan 20, 2018 01:08 PM
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170,415
Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing

Thanks for all the serious responses so far. 

It seems the reason most given so far, is not enough business to justify it - makes sense.

 

Jan 20, 2018 12:14 PM
Rainmaker
6,308,778
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

A necessity.

Jan 20, 2018 12:10 PM
Rainmaker
2,007,644
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I want to fail ?

Jan 20, 2018 11:55 AM
Rainmaker
3,971,557
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Currently not generating enough business, by my own desire, to justify it!

Jan 20, 2018 11:44 AM
Rainmaker
1,044,289
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I am and don't have a reason why not to use one.

Jan 24, 2018 06:52 PM
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4,682,034
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I use one, and keeps me on track.

Jan 24, 2018 05:32 AM
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398,423
PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

Great question, Dario Ferreira.
 
We offer a CRM (+ fully loaded marketing platform).
And to be more specific - agents should have their own CRM - NOT one provided by, or associated with, a brokerage. Why? We've laid out a few reasons... - Tim

Jan 22, 2018 05:54 PM
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1,355,908
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Because I don't need one.  A spreadsheet works just as well (and better) for me... though technically that is a CRM.  Heck, a Rolodex is one too... technically.  Or my phone's address book... especially how Google integrates with the calendar.

Jan 21, 2018 12:29 PM
Rainmaker
3,830,820
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I wish we knew

Jan 21, 2018 07:09 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,483
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Jan 21, 2018 02:56 AM
Rainmaker
5,309,025
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

becauseI have my own.

Jan 20, 2018 02:41 PM