Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS® (Garrigus Real Estate)

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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

My only recommendation is to look in the mirror.  Row. Row. Row your own boat ... follow Barbara Todaro's lead and market like you mean it.  If we focus on the bells, whistles and shinning objects we are focused on the wrong target.  It is so easy to go down a rat hole when most of us already have what we need to manage our business.

Aug 12, 2017 11:03 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the only way I've ever received leads was, and still is, to market for them....

"market like you mean it".... the phone will to you Avatar....  

Aug 12, 2017 10:08 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Wow, that is a big question.

One at at time fill in the search bar above and experience days of reading on each topic.

Aug 12, 2017 06:03 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    I  DIY using Outlook.  Not very high-tech, but it works.

     If you do an Internet Search (as suggested by several of our esteemed colleagues on this page), most of the results will be attempts to sell you leads. 

     When you do come up with a solution, market it and make money from it!

Aug 12, 2017 04:20 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Pop your question in the AR box & see what comes up. Sorry, but this question gets asked so much.

Aug 12, 2017 12:20 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Google CRM's and much will appear. There are a ton of  posts in Active Rain on managing leads. But sorry, no help with books or education material. Again, I would google the subject and see what comes up.

Aug 12, 2017 10:08 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Todd & Devan,

We have made our own system.  A

Aug 12, 2017 12:54 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Google it and be prepared to spends hours going through the information 

Aug 12, 2017 10:43 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

For me, I am not a tech geek so I made my own.

Aug 12, 2017 10:12 AM
Robert Newman
Inbound Real Estate Marketing L.L.C. - Buffalo, WY
Creating Enduring Online Marketing Results

You should preface this question with HOW you pursue your business. Those of us that have used/looked at a lot of technology would then understand what might work best for you and recommend accordingly. I use HubSpot. It's designed for sales/marketers that do a lot of calls and/or get leads from websites. It's the best CRM I have seen though I DO NOT currently recommend it unless I am dealing with someone that makes A LOT of phone calls. For small teams or a reasonably organized and producing real estate agent or team FOLLOW UP BOSS is the only game in town. Nothing and I mean NOTHING that I have looked at comes close to be as effective and FB is the only technology where literally every single real estate agent or broker I have referred to it gives it TOP marks. 

Aug 14, 2017 04:20 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I tried various systems and not fit my needs so I developed my own. The best system is the one that you like, are comfortable with and works for you. Maybe try the AR Product reviews and see if there are any suggestions there.

Aug 12, 2017 11:37 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I'm crazy about Brivity! My leads go directly to the system and from there, I set up their timeline. It's so user-friendly, Todd & Devona Garrigus!

Aug 12, 2017 11:21 PM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Brivity CRM.

Aug 12, 2017 06:56 PM
Todd & Devona Garrigus
Garrigus Real Estate - Beaumont, CA
Broker / REALTORS®

Thanks to everyone that's answered so far. I actually wasn't trying to look for ways to market and get business. Rather, manage the leads and client-base we already have. We've tried Top Producer but didn't care for the lack of intuitiveness. I'm more or less researching everything I can so we can make an educated decision on what path to follow, system-wise. I'm actually suprised no real books of value pop up when searching for lead management. Sounds like something some guru somewhere would specialize in! 

Aug 12, 2017 02:18 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

embrace yourself with ActiveRain

Aug 13, 2017 09:25 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Can't beat the Buffini System or Top Producer and lots of online training for both.

Aug 13, 2017 07:15 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Top Producer 8i?

Aug 13, 2017 06:34 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I wouldn't know where to start.

Aug 13, 2017 06:17 AM
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

It's been said many times that the Best CRM is the one you use. Try using Outlook for nowit does so much.

Aug 13, 2017 05:44 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thanks for the question.

Aug 13, 2017 03:29 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I would just use ''search'' to find blog posts about it. Many members wrote excellent entries where they shared their experience, good and bad. 

Aug 12, 2017 11:37 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Todd & Devona Garrigus - you will love ReferralMaker CRM from Buffini & Company.

Aug 12, 2017 11:01 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Bigger Pockets has some info and probably a book or two you could buy.  I'm sure there are some blogs here as well on the topic or managing leads in the CRM tool.

Aug 12, 2017 03:50 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Take a look at Top Producer and the other available programs.

Aug 12, 2017 01:32 PM