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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have Top Producer, and need to be able to keep notes for the family, weddings, new babies, home purchase dates, etc.   

Dec 30, 2015 11:12 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Top Producer

Dec 30, 2015 11:01 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Elva. Some folks swear by designations and others let them go after a period of time. CRM is like my using master inspector. Does it get me more business? – Not really

Dec 30, 2015 05:17 PM
LuxurySoCalRealty Compass San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Hi Elva Branson-Lee I recommend followupboss just becuase of it's ease of use.  I think I was up and running within one hour.  Had tried top producer three times and the system was just too complicated for me.

Dec 30, 2015 12:54 PM
Toronto, ON

One that has been around for a while and that I can get all of my data out of it in a usable format.

Dec 30, 2015 10:21 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I just use top producer because I have used it for 20 years

Dec 30, 2015 09:55 AM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I like automated responses in mine and that they can get an IDX search. I like that I can customize them too. I like that I am immediately notified when someone makes a big change in their status.

Dec 30, 2015 09:45 AM
Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent

Thanks for all of your responses. I know there is a CRM webinar coming up for AR members, and I plan to be there. However, I also know there will be one vendor pushing one platform. I ask for user advice here, because I would really like to know which features agents actually find indespensible before engaging a new CRM.  This Frugal Agent uses free or very inexpenxive aps for a lot of the functions in these responses : Trello, Realbird, Outlook, Mailchimp, etc. Plus, Georgia MLS provides a very good transaction management system, so I only need to be able to "nurture and touch" with my CRM. Still, it might be better to have everything in one ap, but only if it adds must-have features.  Your input is valuable.

Jan 02, 2016 12:01 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends on the business needs, which vary by person.  For me, I use paper and excel and that suits me.  Looked into several solutions, but none were things I could see myself using at this point in time.

Dec 31, 2015 05:23 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I successfully used Top Producer for many years. I want a complete record and an easy way to send mass email to the different kinds of contacts.

Dec 30, 2015 11:17 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I use Outlook, not a great program but it fulfills a couple of must have criteria, 1. it is inexpensive, 2. Does not take a large investment in time to learn and fill, 3. No subscription fee.


Dec 30, 2015 11:44 AM