Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Samson Properties)

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Rainmaker
4,554,033
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

You will likely find many answers here and elsewhere.  The one you follow will bring you the best results. Good luck.

Nov 23, 2018 01:23 PM
Rainmaker
809,258
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Take a look at Insightly, Brivity, and RealtyJuggler Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan. John uses Insightly and likes it, we've heard great things about Brivity, and RealtyJuggler is really affordable from what I hear, so worth looking into all of them and comparing. -Kasey 

Nov 23, 2018 02:24 PM
Rainmaker
2,373,348
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Good luck Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan I never got that sophisticated.

Nov 23, 2018 01:04 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I don't know the answer to that, Lanre, since I've never used one!!  there will be a variety of answers here though....and I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.... 

Nov 23, 2018 12:42 PM
Ambassador
2,679,339
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Brivity

Nov 23, 2018 02:59 PM
Rainmaker
7,792,464
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The only one I have successfully used is Top Producer.

Nov 23, 2018 02:05 PM
Rainmaker
908,708
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

You might want to consider something like Agora Pulse. https://www.agorapulse.com/features/social-crm

Nov 23, 2018 01:24 PM
Ambassador
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Have you tried Brivity?

Nov 23, 2018 04:29 PM
Ambassador
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I am no help. I've created my own system and it works very well for me. I wish you all the best finding what will work perfectly for you, Lanre. 

Nov 23, 2018 03:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Parked and learning from our AR friends.  Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan It is so good to see you here.  Hope all is well.

Nov 23, 2018 03:18 PM
Rainmaker
5,096,366
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

All CRM's with drip campaigns are "canned" stuff. If you don't want "canned" you need to add your own material to drip. Not sure what you mean by syncing with social media.

Nov 23, 2018 02:03 PM
Rainmaker
2,219,617
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You have many grea suggestions here.

Nov 24, 2018 12:46 PM
Rainmaker
897,948
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Those are tough choices, there are many products and many that fall short of our expectations, regardless of what they promise.

Nov 24, 2018 09:26 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good luck.  Others have given you some good suggestions.

Nov 24, 2018 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,498,408
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Take a look at Hubspot and Bitrix.  Not sure what their social integration is, but they're free.

Nov 23, 2018 10:16 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

IXACT does that, Lanre and I love the social intelligence feature. It's really helpful when you get a new lead and you want to check them out before reponding. Just drop their email address in a new contact and it takes you to their social media sites. 

It's affordable and robust. I think you'll like it!

OH and as for the 'canned stuff' - you write your own drip campaigns on IXACT.

Good luck!

Nov 23, 2018 09:33 PM
Rainer
341,163
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Lanre, I am also re- reviewing CRM options, see Real Geeks, created by a broker for an all in one application.  See the social media connections and agent website as well all included with CRM and more.

Nov 23, 2018 05:41 PM
Rainmaker
1,619,191
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

My needs are very simple, so Lion Desk works for me. I do not connect to all my leads on social media. 

Nov 23, 2018 04:51 PM
Rainer
482,547
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Hi Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan. I'm working with/ learning IxactContact. It seems rather inclusive, very customizable (both regarding content and who gets it when) and reasonably priced. Their support has been very responsive & helpful (and I'm not one that catches on to "these things" quickly...).

Hope this helps & good luck with whatever your choice is!
Bruce

 

Nov 23, 2018 02:16 PM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We made up our won.  Someone here will likely have an answer.  Enjoy the weekend. A

Nov 23, 2018 12:55 PM
Rainer
2,991
Treasure Coast MLS Search
Treasure Coast MLS Search - Stuart, FL
The newest homes for sale on the Treasure Coast!

I've use Top Producer now for about 6 months, and it has been great. You know what they say, the best CRM is the one you actually use. As long as your following up, you're on the right track.

Nov 24, 2018 11:03 AM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"Not the canned stuff."  Hmmm,

That sounds like you are willing to write your own content. Now that will be an exhausting labor of love that can become overwhelming. But I like it because you are not yet aware a 'good drip campaign' is the product you are being sold but not what you should be buying. Seriously, who needs another 77 year drip campaign.

You want and should be buying CRM with a foundation in 'IN-BOUND" marketing. Such marketing has nothing to do with the 'in-box."

IN order of decreasing personal financial burden look into:

Salesforce
Hubspot
Sugar CRM

These resources will produce the best quality results from the beneficial content you intend to create. 

Now, here is an exercise worth doing. Maybe readers on AR will contribute. 

Add up the entire marketing budget and devide that by the number of transactions sides closed for the past 12 months. That is the cost for each client you close.

When assessing the cost of 'in-bound' marketing one should be aware of what they are already spending in their 'see what sticks' marketing strategy. It a new way of doing business and does rely on SM and other monitored engagement to deliver the gold.

Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan  now that you have received a number of great responses you will need a plan for evaluating each.

 Be aware, the greatest cost of a CRM is the setup, configuration, training, testing and validation of the system. Once those time dollars are invested few agent wish to spend those dollars again. To minimize those real costs you need to have a plan. Now, I have put a dozen CRM through validation testing. SOme are simply TOO DANGEROUS TO USE. But agents ARE paying monthly to have their business compromised.

Step one is a good analysis of what your business really needs when your business gets where you want it to be 3 years from now.  I gave a clue in what you must be looking into previously.

Step two, create 10 test email addreses using different email services. (gmail, hotmail, yahoo etc) 5 buyer and 5 sellers.

Step three, develop a test script that exploits the features your busieness needs. If 77 year drip campaings are still your goal, your testing should include images and links. This way you can assess which email services will disable the CTA in your message. Be aware, this 'disabling' can be caused by YOUR ISP.  IT is best to know BEFORE you are the victim.

Finally, be aware that training will be an issue in the future when the pursuit of your vision delivers the results you wanted. CRM with learning curves extended beyond the horizon like TP may not be the best choice if others must be trained.

Knowing what your business needs allows you to select a 'flat' CRM which is easy to implement and not exception based like many of the legacy products on the market.

Best of success,
Annette

Nov 24, 2018 06:08 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I'm happy with Wise agent. But it looks like there is lots of other good information.

Nov 23, 2018 10:32 PM
Rainmaker
5,192,333
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

You can learn so much here just reading the replies!

Nov 23, 2018 04:00 PM
Rainmaker
1,045,440
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I have tried many never found one that actually did what I wanted it to... I'll read the posts here.. I would love to here what you find that you do like Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan as I would like to find something that speaks to me as well Thanks

Nov 28, 2018 06:57 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Nov 24, 2018 12:08 PM
Rainer
341,353
Ron Tissier
Chapman Hall Premier Realtors (404) 580-9069 - Atlanta, GA
Defining Homes. Defining Lifestyles.

I used Lion Desk desk for a while and simply modified their canned drip campaigns to suit my needs.  The problem with any CRM that offers a drip system is that there is no way to prevent the emails from landing in your prospects junk/spam folder.  In the end, I canceled LD and now maintain my contacts in our local MLS Matrix system.

Cheers! 

Dec 23, 2018 07:45 AM
Rainmaker
5,849,733
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 used Top Producer for years, the only one I really know.

Nov 28, 2018 09:22 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I made my own and it works for me

Nov 27, 2018 05:56 PM