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Rainmaker
7,908,502
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I used Top Producer for many years.

I do not recall any training.

Aug 06, 2017 05:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,713,076
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I am using Realty Juggler which at $99 a year is a great value. I am considering a change to SalesForce because of their early adoption on aritificial intelligence.

Aug 06, 2017 06:56 PM
Ambassador
2,684,960
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 No.

I use Outlook.

See Top Producer training videos HERE and also HERE

Aug 06, 2017 06:47 PM
Ambassador
3,356,479
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I do not.  I use Outlook and other programs that work very well for me. It is all about having a system which can be created for little or not cost. 

Aug 06, 2017 05:48 PM
Rainmaker
4,273,107
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I used it about 15 years ago before it went online. Back then they were all about support and training. That ended about 12 years ago...

Aug 06, 2017 09:32 PM
Rainer
8,861
Clifton L. Saunders
CrossCountry Mortgage NMLS#3029 - Deer Park, TX
Branch Mgr/RMLO Equal Housing Lender NMLS#230688

I have have had many agents use top producer, and my wife used it in the past. Good system, but we know use salefore, it is a CRM on steriods!

Aug 06, 2017 09:31 PM
Rainmaker
5,773,781
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Ginger,'Most of our clients have found Top Producer too many programs.  We made up our own contact program. A

Aug 06, 2017 08:34 PM
Ambassador
5,076,180
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Never did use Top Producer. I use Wise Agent

Aug 06, 2017 08:22 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,308
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I tried it but the worst $850 I spent in this profesion. 

I made my own and it has served me very well

Aug 06, 2017 07:51 PM
Ambassador
2,202,308
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Top Producer had a big learning curve.  I never stuck with it.  

Aug 06, 2017 07:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I used it probably 15 years ago and it was not user friendly. I have been told that it is still not user friendly!

Aug 06, 2017 06:40 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,013
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I use Market Leader CRM which integrates with my website, IDX and has good follow up prompts.

Aug 06, 2017 06:27 PM
Rainmaker
722,744
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Each agent in our brokerage uses their own contact management system. We do have a system available for all connected with our website.

Aug 06, 2017 06:04 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

I used Top Producer for years but after switching companies use company owned system. (Howard Hanna)

Aug 06, 2017 05:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,088,912
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

The only way I can keep up with my clients is to have them in a data base that I can find them.  In ABC order..

Sep 05, 2017 10:41 AM
Rainer
360,973
Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Lakeland, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

A CRM is only as good as the time you spend using it. There is no magic CRM.

Sep 05, 2017 08:31 AM
Rainer
341,353
Ron Tissier
Chapman Hall Premier Realtors (404) 580-9069 - Atlanta, GA
Defining Homes. Defining Lifestyles.

Hubspot or Mailchimp is all one really needs, IMHO.

Cheers!

Sep 05, 2017 05:44 AM
Rainmaker
544,014
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Brivity

Aug 12, 2017 06:22 PM
Rainmaker
809,258
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

We have a backend system built into our website but John also uses Insightly. -Kasey

Aug 07, 2017 01:58 PM
Ambassador
3,595,332
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Years ago we used to but they didn't keep up with technology fast enough. We considered it again but apparently it's going through another makeover and it won't be done until next year. As it is they're kind of spread out and that just didn't work for our needs.

Aug 07, 2017 11:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,510,953
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  Spreadsheet.

Aug 07, 2017 07:49 AM
Rainmaker
993,852
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I do not - built into my website

Aug 07, 2017 07:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,732,027
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We did years ago and it was straight forward.

Aug 07, 2017 06:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,617,976
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

one that works

Aug 07, 2017 06:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,257
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Ginger Harper ACT!

Aug 07, 2017 06:22 AM
Rainmaker
856,862
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I do.  A rep did some on-site training w/ our company.  Other than that I use the help tab. 

Aug 07, 2017 05:26 AM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

As you have/will discover TP has a learning curve that stretches beyond the horizon and, due to it age, has become an exception based program.  Not a good choice expect for those already enrolled.

I suggest WiseAgent.com or SurgarCRM depending on where you see your business headed in the nest 5 years.

As Clifton L. Saunders stated SalesForce is the gold standard for CRM and embraces the future/now technologies you must be focused on. It comes with a price tage. Sugar is a less expensive, leading technology alternative.

Aug 07, 2017 05:19 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,132
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, I do.  I took some online training and watched and read their help files.

Aug 07, 2017 05:13 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,860
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

Suzanne does

Aug 07, 2017 05:02 AM
Rainmaker
2,205,412
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Folks over 35 seem to struggle with it !

Aug 07, 2017 04:27 AM
Rainmaker
5,137,975
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I used TP for almost 20 years and trained myself. Actually, quite simple. Recently switched over to IXACT.

Aug 07, 2017 03:33 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,177
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Aug 07, 2017 03:07 AM
Rainmaker
4,320,142
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Ginger Harper I pay for it.....lol!

Aug 06, 2017 11:29 PM
Rainer
353,865
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

A lot of people around here do, but I have never used it.  I go to Lynda.com for lessons on technology like that. 

Aug 06, 2017 10:30 PM
Ambassador
6,459,827
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I use Outlook and eEdge, not as effectively as I would like to though.

 

Aug 06, 2017 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
5,279,329
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Always considered it never signed it, never signed on!

Aug 06, 2017 09:30 PM
Ambassador
5,292,106
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Ginger, I had TP for years - I took classes locally for two SOLID days and updated with webinars after that. I still found it to be cumbersome and it became increasingly difficult to train assistants on it. This year, I went with Brivity and 1/2 day, all 5 of us were trained on it and LOVE it!  

Aug 06, 2017 09:14 PM