Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR,  Maui Real Estate Hawaii (Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)

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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-284-9826
White Sands Realty Group FL | 941-284-9826 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of

Whatever you end up using, make sure that it's something that you can continue to use if you were to ever leave your company. What your company uses may be costly. So, get started with something you find good and affordable. RealtyJuggler is an excellent CRM and is only $99/year. If you'd like a link to try it out for 3 months instead of 2, message me and I'll share my link, Steven Nickens!

Feb 23, 2017 03:36 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota  nailed this one!

Feb 23, 2017 04:08 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

You need to research various crm's out there to determine what fits your style and business model and budget best. If boomtown is free to you, it's a good option from that perspective. HOWEVER, I don't believe in using any company's "freebies" that tie you into them. What if you decide to go elsewhere... your data base is inextricably tied to your current company. It's no easy task to move data.

Feb 23, 2017 02:43 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota ..great answer!

Feb 23, 2017 12:03 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

What Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota said!  Couldn't have said it better.

Feb 23, 2017 09:34 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I always recommend using your own - what happens to your contacts if you leave the broker, hmm?

Feb 23, 2017 09:29 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I would use your own, after doing some research, rather than than the company freebie in case you decide to leave at some point. I use WiseAgent and like it alot. RealtyJuggler has a good rep

Feb 23, 2017 07:59 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I must agree with Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota on this one.

We use our own in Florida and Buffini in California

Feb 23, 2017 07:27 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I recommend using your own so you have total control over your leads. If you were to leave, your access would be terminated on the company site. 

Feb 23, 2017 07:18 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota has your answer

Feb 23, 2017 06:17 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Julie has answered.

Feb 23, 2017 05:49 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

sounds like Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota has this one....

Feb 23, 2017 05:05 AM
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

 I do not have personal experience with boomtown but what are you planning to use it for and how.  I think from choices are a personal preference.

Feb 23, 2017 01:57 AM
Robert Newman
Inbound Real Estate Marketing L.L.C. - Buffalo, WY
Creating Enduring Online Marketing Results Free forever. Hubspot is a content marketing platform and they are collecting data from their users just like Google does(Google owns them). For you the end user you are going to get an amazing CRM that will probably be free forever. 



Feb 27, 2017 01:13 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My corporate company offers a web site, but I use my own, and theirs for specfic things.

Feb 25, 2017 01:50 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

 I suggest using your own!

Feb 24, 2017 07:25 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Whatever you use make sure you own it and it moves with you.  I am not a fan of any company having access to my leads. 

Feb 24, 2017 04:44 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Use your own. I used Top Producer for many years.

Feb 24, 2017 05:57 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Steven Nickens - well, if the company provides one, why look elsewhere?

Feb 23, 2017 09:56 PM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota  has your answer! 

Feb 23, 2017 07:49 PM
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES is a CRM that I know a lot of Real Estate Agents are using now. And has a CRM with their website.

Feb 23, 2017 06:54 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

My CRM is separate from my website, I use Buffini & Company 's Referral Maker CRM, see my 3 previous posts on it from 2016 & 2017.

Feb 23, 2017 01:26 PM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I'd recommend using your own.  Find one with functionality you like that is user friendly (if it's not, you won't use it).  Build your database and keep it yours.  


I use jungo from SalesForce and absolutely love it.  Jungo has an agent app too that I would recommend checking out.

Feb 23, 2017 10:42 AM
Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Thanks again everyone.  I was in tech classes all day yesterday with my company they are on the cutting edge of real estate in Hawaii, really trying to step up my game. The information provide by AR really has help me make a major decision in the direction of my business. and website.  Thank you so much.

Feb 23, 2017 09:43 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I believe only you can answer that question. It is more based on what your needs are and how much you intend on using it.

Feb 23, 2017 08:40 AM
Toronto, ON

It depends on your goals and objectives, your budget and many other factors.  What are you looking for in a CRM?

Feb 23, 2017 07:57 AM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Boomtown has an excellent CRM in my opinion and you have to use it to some extent if you are working with website registrants. Make sure you know your company policy on whos leads are yours and whos are theirs if you leave and make sure you have all your own personally leads in a secondary place if you aren't the owner of the boomtown platform. Even if you plan to forever stay with your company or you own the platform you or your broker may decide to get rid of boomtown at some point because it is expensive and needs to provide roi. I am designated broker and we use boomtown CRM primarily but my husband also has his database in Insightly.

Feb 23, 2017 07:46 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I agree with Nina Hollander .  

Feb 23, 2017 06:33 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

You should use your own unless you are 100% sure that you will stay with your company for your career, that it doesn't stop using this in the future and/or it doesn't go out of business.

Feb 23, 2017 06:22 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Make sure that your data is always yours - as for CRMs use the one that you like and will use. 

Feb 23, 2017 05:02 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Boomtown costs some bucks so I would use theres. But, if you leave then what? 

Feb 23, 2017 05:02 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

that is a personal choice

Feb 23, 2017 04:53 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

#1. Whatever your action make certain YOU, not your broker or team leader OWNS the subscription to the CRM.

#2. IF you are in the process of selecting a CRM, simply look at the CRM sales page to verify if they have a interface to the website provider. Or the provider has develop an interface with the CRM. For example, GoDaddy hosted websites have a free plugin to SugarCRM.

#3. What kind of CRM depends on the needs of your business today and what your business should look like in 2020.

"My company uses BoomTwon and I could use theirs." DO NOT DO THAT!"

You won't truly understand the importance until the broker betrays you and the 'time to leave' sign starts flashing.

Feb 23, 2017 04:49 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Thanks for the question. I just learned about

Mar 30, 2017 04:14 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I would use my own, Steven Nickens - and if you're in search of a CRM, that would be whichever one is the most user-friendly for YOU! 

Feb 23, 2017 08:48 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have heard good things about Boomtown, andif it is integrated into your site already, why not use it.


Feb 23, 2017 12:43 PM