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Rainmaker
4,489,953
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Three things I like.

It is simple to use

It works 

It is free, we created it.

Sep 26, 2018 09:05 AM
Rainmaker
767,868
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Be aware, most CRMs have a bunch of stuff in common such as 77 year email campaigns and affiliate direct mail companies. Places to record dogs name, gender and birthday....and bunches of busy work stuff. However what makes my TRADITIONAL CRM special is:

FAVORITE DELINEATING FEATURES:

  1. To do list attaches to client and schedule
  2. Notes attached for each client
  3. SEARCHABLE notes
  4. ALL activities report including lockbox access, email, voice mail and those phone calls the client thinks doesn't count regarding that account or client. Much of it is not in the direct observation of the client.  When the activity is stacked it becomes much more obvious we do more they don't see than they do see - on their behalf.

What I don't like:

This is 1980 technology. IN a few years CRM will be task management programs and not Client Relations.

"INBOUND"  (has nothing to do with 'inbox') will be the effective marketing and client relations system.

Sep 26, 2018 09:01 AM
Rainmaker
1,247,257
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't use one.  No need here.

Sep 26, 2018 08:56 AM
Rainmaker
546,495
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

My CRM is 1) Easy to use 2) Can be customized 3) Not too many whistles and bells
I don't hate anything about it - it is user friendly and inexpensive

Sep 26, 2018 08:46 AM
Rainmaker
2,800,051
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do not use a traditional CRM.  I've created my own systems that work well for me. As for being organized, as you questioned Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - I have a wealth of other experience I bring to my real estate business. Organization and project management is in my DNA. 

Sep 27, 2018 07:26 AM
Rainmaker
4,797,423
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 hate it or love it, I just use it.

Sep 27, 2018 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,602,706
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

No idea...

Sep 26, 2018 05:32 PM
Ambassador
2,358,141
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Not currently using a CRM, so N/A 

Sep 26, 2018 04:18 PM
Rainmaker
1,166,680
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Never used it.

Sep 26, 2018 04:15 PM
Ambassador
4,266,208
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No love or hate, do wish it did more, but I get by.

Sep 26, 2018 02:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,621,584
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

My CRM has/had always been my secretary and myself. Nothing to hate.

Sep 26, 2018 11:24 AM
Rainmaker
5,037,318
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

never used a CRM....

Sep 26, 2018 10:42 AM
Ambassador
3,352,679
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Favorite things:

1. It keeps me organized

2. It keeps my assistants organized

3. It's inexpensive and user-friendly

I have no negatives thus far and don't 'wish' for anything at this point.

Sep 26, 2018 09:45 AM
Rainmaker
3,052,847
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Pros: Real estate specifiy, easy to use, data is automatically backed up.

Cons: So many features I never use.

Sep 26, 2018 09:30 AM
Rainer
91,432
Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

I'm currently using eEdge (kw specific) however, have also used iXact.... 

Using eEdge as I have to provide tech support for office... and this is what is primarily being used.  Nothing about eEdge that I hate... they are actually changing up the system... so will "re-decide" then

iXact was not expensive, a very easy to use system... gives a free trial... and obligates you only month by month.  Customer support I found to be very good.  I had nothing I hated on it either....

I think if I had 3 things that I hated on a CRM, I wouldn't be using the CRM.

Sep 26, 2018 08:58 AM
Rainer
2,610
ryan kidder
Binixo - New Burlingtn, IN
personale loan

Improvement in lead conversion rates.

Decreased sales cycles.

Decreased sales and marketing costs.

Sep 28, 2018 02:33 AM
Rainer
1,210
Jenni Scott
Publishing and Networking - Big Spring, TX

The good thing is with CRM you can controll many things a one place but the some things that should improve like clean data management for data and reports accuracy

Sep 27, 2018 11:30 PM
Rainmaker
932,931
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 by Buffini & Company 

  1. Very organic and user friendly
  2. Shows me my stats for prospecting activity, P&L and leads to referrals to conversion rate, etc.
  3. Robust features that tie into my marketing plan.

I don't hate anything about it other than the APP version is a little too stripped down.

Sep 27, 2018 07:56 AM
Rainmaker
3,132,348
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

A crm is a crm is a crm. Nothing to love or hate... it's only as good as your use of it.

Sep 26, 2018 01:35 PM
Ambassador
1,644,495
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Cheap, great tutorials, and linked to Mail Chimp.

I don't hate but no possibility of AI.

Sep 26, 2018 12:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,021,864
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

If the employer insists then I ain't got a choice.  My broker uses a note book and I use a cell phone right now...... 

Have not got a referall from my brokerage for about 10 years now.

Sep 26, 2018 10:53 AM
Rainmaker
4,106,533
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It is easy to access anywhere, lots of categories and room for notes.   Top Producer has lots of other features that I don't use, and wish we could pay for the things we DO use.

Sep 30, 2018 05:28 PM
Rainmaker
3,983,315
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I designed my own and so all is good

Sep 29, 2018 12:52 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,217
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

None.

Sep 27, 2018 02:53 AM
Rainer
186,842
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

let's talk about love, not hate.

Sep 26, 2018 10:38 PM
Rainmaker
5,424,775
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The answer would take too much time.

Sep 26, 2018 12:39 PM
Ambassador
3,983,177
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I like the IDX feed allowing an individual and customizable search. I like the reminders and the campaigns I can set up. I'd like to have chat on my CRM.

Oct 02, 2018 08:52 AM