Bob Crane,  Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)

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Rainmaker
1,230,144
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

1. Referral Maker CRM Buffini & Company (email me for a FREE 30 Day Trial)

2. Not both

3. YES

4. Roughly $49/month (depends on package)

5. 2,000X+

6. 1/2 day-initially, I dedicated 4hours in one day to set it up and train on it/get familiar with it and then daily I use it all day long as my core business tool. It's one of the major things I did to improve my business.

Feb 16, 2018 04:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,921,264
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Not familiar with both companies. 

Feb 16, 2018 05:44 AM
Rainmaker
4,117,916
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have used Referral Maker way back when and wasn't thrilled (but it was free to me so can't say anything about ROI). Have not used Brivity. These are essentially robust CRM's... I believe every agent needs a robust CRM and to me it's not a question of ROI... it's a cost of doing business. I use IXACT for around $35/month and don't consider it a huge cost of doing business.

Feb 16, 2018 04:59 AM
Rainmaker
3,331,517
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have not used either, but interested if anyone could add some insight what each do, what they dont do, what they like or dont like?

Feb 16, 2018 04:46 AM
Ambassador
2,074,337
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Haven't used either, interested in what others have to say. 

Feb 16, 2018 04:27 AM
Ambassador
4,312,759
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Bob Crane - The most important difference: ReferralMaker has 'Relationships' - not just any database.

(They do have a trial - however, call me and we can talk about it.)

(Never used Brivity - so I'll talk only positives about ReferralMaker.

Feb 16, 2018 10:10 PM
Rainmaker
1,573,298
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Nada but interested in responses here.

Feb 16, 2018 06:40 AM
Rainmaker
883,424
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

What are you using now?

Feb 16, 2018 04:08 AM
Rainmaker
4,939,266
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have not used either, so reading the comments.

Feb 19, 2018 07:04 AM
Rainmaker
194,855
Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing

A good way to learn more about any CRM, is to go to Youtube and do a search for the CRM. Most CRMs have plenty of instructional videos, and if you watch a few, you'll have a good idea about them.

Feb 17, 2018 10:10 AM
Rainmaker
527,095
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

So many non-answers here to this particular question

Feb 17, 2018 08:24 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,501
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Sorry, Bob.  I have not used either one.

Feb 17, 2018 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,519,141
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Neither at the moment.

Feb 16, 2018 11:47 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,875
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Donn't have any of them

Feb 16, 2018 10:37 PM
Ambassador
3,986,710
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Several here use Brivity I have not. I have heard from Praful Thakkar that Buffini's CRM is the best ever. I don't know about that one either.

Feb 16, 2018 05:37 PM
Rainmaker
6,607,648
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not used them.

Feb 16, 2018 11:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,387,203
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have not used either.  A robust CRM is not something that fits into my business model or needs.

Feb 16, 2018 08:54 AM
Rainmaker
5,587,604
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bob,

Not familiar with either.  All of our clients get the majority of their business through referral.  A

Feb 16, 2018 08:33 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,923
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

haven't used either....

Feb 16, 2018 08:21 AM
Rainmaker
889,017
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The winner should be the one that makes clear their 'inbound' marketing startegy they use. Such a platform IS the one you want to use. If they are mum or think email is inbound marketing, you need to keep shopping.

However, these essential CRMs do not come with a $30 a month 'shiny thing' fee.

Feb 16, 2018 08:16 AM
Ambassador
3,056,135
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have not used either. 

Feb 16, 2018 07:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,216,784
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

I’m not familiar with either but interested in hearing from others who are. 

Feb 16, 2018 07:11 AM
Ambassador
2,570,827
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

No experience.  Reading the answers.

 

Feb 16, 2018 07:01 AM
Rainmaker
535,339
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Interested in the pros and cons and of course the cost.   Never used either.

Feb 16, 2018 06:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Neither for me.

Feb 16, 2018 05:38 AM
Rainmaker
4,043,910
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Never used either.

Feb 16, 2018 05:16 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We use Salesforce/REThink/Pardot plus CINC

Feb 16, 2018 05:07 AM
Rainmaker
4,210,527
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No experience with either but will be back to read the answers and get some perspective.

Feb 16, 2018 04:58 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,703
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

Feb 16, 2018 04:28 AM
Rainmaker
522,741
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Brivity makes a pretty landing page for the cloud cma signup. I got rid of bivity and just use the cloud cma landing page. Saved $100 a month and have not noticed a change in lead generation. I don't use brivity for their other stuff.

Feb 16, 2018 04:25 AM
Rainmaker
2,024,000
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Flip a coin 

Feb 16, 2018 03:23 AM