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Rainmaker
2,164,383
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

So many to pick from:

Brivity

Contactually

eEdge

Kunversion

Seize The Market

Vulcan 7

Top Producer

Team Leads

Wise Agent

 

Market Leader

The best one is the one you will use every day.

Sep 29, 2017 06:04 AM
Ambassador
2,960,368
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Outlook would probably be the answer to your criteria.

Sep 29, 2017 07:35 PM
Ambassador
1,776,189
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Outlook is the least expensive CRM "software" that is out there.

Sep 29, 2017 06:38 PM
Rainmaker
3,279,616
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Anna,

We devised our own.

Sep 29, 2017 07:45 AM
Rainmaker
2,370,092
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

Be careful out there.  Most agents invest in CRM's that are far more than what is needed. I have used Outlook, excel and other systems I create to work with Outlook and it works fine for me and my business - 15 years and counting.

Sep 29, 2017 07:41 AM
Rainmaker
511,965
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale Real Estate

The most efficient, simple and inexpensive CRM app may be sitting on your computer already. Which email client are you using?

What do you want to do with a CRM?

Sep 29, 2017 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
1,344,670
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Use an Excel Spreadsheet and manually maintain it. That is about as cheap as it gets.

Sep 29, 2017 07:24 AM
Rainmaker
562,818
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Gmail, MSN, Yahoo, even Outlook already installed on your puter are available to you. Some find Excel to be all that they need to manage their database and execute CRM type functions.

There a a couple DOZEN vendors of CRM that have FREE versions such as BellaRuby.com, SugarCRM.com and Hubspot.com

The question that must be asked is what do you need your CRM to do for your business? What will your business need your CRM to do in five years?

Be aware, the greatest cost of ANY CRM, free or otherwise, is the setup, validation, training and implementationj. Most agents, after making this HUGE investment stop looking and conform their business to the ability of the CRM. Not good.

List the essential features you will need in five years and then meaningful recommendations can be made.

Sep 29, 2017 06:11 AM
Rainmaker
270,101
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You have many answers here.

Sep 29, 2017 07:43 PM
Rainmaker
2,687,026
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Well, simple and inexpensive may not be the most efficient.  Finding the system that works for you and that you will actually use on a consistent basis is the best.   I keep things simple and try to be as consistent as possible with that message. 

Sep 29, 2017 09:26 AM
Rainmaker
3,812,137
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I never used CRM software.... didn't need to...

Sep 29, 2017 08:22 AM
Rainmaker
661,290
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

Then you need Buffini & Company's  

Referral Maker CRM

Sep 29, 2017 06:58 AM
Ambassador
3,242,094
Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

I use Wise Agent and like it! Have heard good things about Realty Juggler. No one CRM is the best IMO as it depends on what you want and what you do with it

Sep 29, 2017 06:56 AM
Ambassador
2,088,544
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I love Brivity and would caution you that the change is costly (timewise) down the road. The system has everything you could need and is very user-friendly!

Sep 29, 2017 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,141,261
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

I used a few and just wasted money and time. Now i'm tasting Lion Desk. It is affordable but quite mighty. 

Sep 30, 2017 08:10 AM
Rainmaker
411,311
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Most efficient

Inexpensive

CRM

Those three do not go together. 

 

Sep 29, 2017 06:57 PM
Rainmaker
171,350
Ronald Gombach
The Gombach Group - Morrisville, PA

If you're already organized/systemetized, then a CRM may help you expand your capacity. If you're looking to "organize," start with something like a box with index cards.

When considering CRMS, remember the meme — Good, Fast, Cheap.  Pick any two.

 

 

Sep 29, 2017 03:46 PM
Rainmaker
855,418
Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
The Choice of Professionals

I use my email program. Already paid for and yet another tool that most don't realize has quite a variety of gadgets you can use to help you. Depends on program of course. I found most CRM's to be bloated.

Sep 29, 2017 07:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,559,007
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Realty Juggler - $99 per yr

Sep 29, 2017 06:48 AM
Rainmaker
2,254,796
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Annette Lawrence has it summed up very well!

Sep 29, 2017 06:33 AM
Rainmaker
678,130
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Love the points Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 made, especially this part:
Be aware, the greatest cost of ANY CRM, free or otherwise, is the setup, validation, training and implementationj. Most agents, after making this HUGE investment stop looking and conform their business to the ability of the CRM. Not good.

Sep 29, 2017 06:15 AM
Rainmaker
4,108,828
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

I hope your dreams come true.

I successfully used Top Producer for many years but it is not simple.

Sep 29, 2017 06:04 AM
Rainmaker
3,084,293
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have Outlook and Top Producer.

Oct 04, 2017 09:01 PM
Rainmaker
2,251,942
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would say look into outlook.

 

Oct 03, 2017 01:15 PM
Ambassador
3,510,063
Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Anya Turchin - nothing to beat ReferralMaker CRM from Buffini & Company 

Sep 30, 2017 09:06 PM
Rainmaker
656,590
Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

IMO get one built into a website and kill 2 birds with one stone!

Problem solved!

Sep 30, 2017 05:33 PM
Rainmaker
3,596,393
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Sep 30, 2017 07:23 AM
Rainmaker
397,218
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I've tried Realty Juggler. It seemed to have the features I was looking for but I didn't have the time to set it up and implement. I'll consider going back when I find the time.

Sep 30, 2017 06:05 AM
Rainmaker
3,775,729
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

There are many choices.  Though, typically you get what you pay for and what you are willing to spend the time on to learn and setup.

Sep 30, 2017 05:48 AM
Rainmaker
2,458,102
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Richard Weeks nailed this one!

Sep 30, 2017 04:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,966,077
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

What is most efficient, simple and cost-effective depends on what you want to accomplish with your CRM.

Sep 29, 2017 11:07 PM
Ambassador
3,210,863
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Mine is reasonable and part of my Market Leader package.

Sep 29, 2017 08:04 PM
Rainer
2,450
Bojie He
eXp realty - Cupertino, CA
real estate buyer and seller

Liondesk has worked well for me. 

Sep 29, 2017 05:06 PM
Rainmaker
750,674
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

iPhone-notes

Excel

sticky notes on the wall

on a paper note pad

Unless your office mandated you to have Agent achieve I will be hesitant to recommend you anything.

Sep 29, 2017 02:09 PM
Rainer
71,641
Byron K . Jones
Keller Williams - Exton - Coatesville, PA
List Today - Sold Tomorrow!

Following...

Sep 29, 2017 12:05 PM
Rainmaker
3,215,130
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I made my own simple one

Sep 29, 2017 10:31 AM
Rainmaker
905,097
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Excel.

Sep 29, 2017 10:03 AM
Ambassador
1,127,129
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Realty Juggler at $99 a year. Wonderful tutorials and links to Mail Chimp among other things.

Sep 29, 2017 07:37 AM