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10 Customer Relationship Management Solutions

We’re asked every day about products and services and CRM software is always on the list. So here’s a snapshot to get you started.

CRM for Real Estate

1. Microsoft Outlook

2. Wise Agent

3. Address Two

4. Pivotal CRM

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5. Sonoma Parters

Top Open Source CRM

1. Sugar CRM

2. Splendid CRM

3. Centric CRM

4. Hipergate

5. Compiere

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  1. Paulo

    October 21, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Highrise is great. We replaced SugarCRM with Highrise about a year ago and it was the best decision we made

  2. Kye Grace

    October 21, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Another great CRM option is . I just started using it and like it so far!

  3. Jim Gatos

    October 21, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    I use Thunderbird with Lightning extension and a $30 or so add on named birdiesync to sync Thunderbird’s contact address book with my Windows Mobile Moto Q…

  4. Shane

    October 21, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Not o/s, but has a free version. best of all it’s easy to use for our group, who each have varied technical capability. Simple Sales Tracking –

  5. Todd

    October 22, 2008 at 7:59 am

    Why does Microsoft’s email program top a list of agent “customer relationship management tools” that doesn’t include the address book in an agent’s mobile phone?

    Also, why was Gmail excluded ( as well as the mobile phone Gmail )?

  6. Benn Rosales

    October 22, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Hi Todd, thanks for that quote, however, you’ll note I didn’t say top 10, I simply said 10- this was simply a snapshot, as I mentioned. These posts are long lived and commented, the list will grow dynamically.

    And not that I care much for microsoft and would never take up arms to defend it, Treo is the ekey phone that most of us use and it does sync with microsoft outlook making it very popular among agents, myself included.

    Simply a list and in no particular order.

    As for gmail, it’s an option out of thousands, thanks for suggesting it.

  7. Bill Treat

    October 24, 2008 at 3:48 am

    Another good real estate CRM is Salesnexus ( They have a good custom setup made just for the real estate market.

  8. Matthew Hardy

    November 24, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    You are still forgetting one extremely spectacular Real Estate specific CRM…


  9. scott schmitz

    August 19, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    You may want to look at RealtyJuggler. Its real estate CRM software for agents is pretty darn inexpensive.

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