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Irene Renna, Real Estate Pro in Hauppauge, NY

Is there an alternative to Listingbook?

Asked by Irene Renna, Hauppauge, NY Fri Feb 1, 2013

Now that listingbook locks out agents from the clients "favorites" section, One must pay in order to access their clients favorited properties. As an agent I am tired of everyone sticking their hands in my pockets. Any other programs other there I'm not aware of?
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Doesn't this do just the same as MLS listings? I create searches for my buyers and it pulls up property with my branding all over it. Its free with my yearly MLS fees.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 25, 2014
It seems many of the CRM realtor websites are adding additional fees for features that were originally included. I subscribed to it for a few years & continue to do so. I primarily use it for advertising open houses , new listings & price changes. Will I continue to do so in the future, not really sure.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 9, 2013
What is listingbook? I have not used this program but it sounds like I don't want to use it anyway.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 3, 2013
i would stay away. I can no longer do CMAs in there (which i am paying for) because of something broken on the website. the customer support says it has been down for 5 weeks and management has the fix on the back burner....just cancelled my account.
Flag Wed Dec 4, 2013
Hey Tracy :)
It USE TO BE great. You would enter client name email and preferences like how many beds and towns. The system would showthe client only what fits their criteria including new price adjustments that allow now houses to fall into their little real estate window. The client would "favorite" a property and the agent could log in look at what the client looked/favorited and use this as a basis for appointment making. The daily emails appeared to be from the agent. But now they have found a way to stich their hands furhter into the pockets of real estate agents :(
Flag Sun Feb 3, 2013
I haven't found an alternative for Listingbook but to be quite honest, I don't really miss it. I found that it gave people almost too much information which often resulted in "paralysis of anaylsis." And no one likes that! ;)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 2, 2013
they've taken away the concern of "paralysis of anaylsis" as they have taken the days on market away from the consumer's view
Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013
FlexMLS has a solution that works for me.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 2, 2013
A wise man once said that most of the fishing lures on a store shelf are meant to catch fishermen more than fish. I tried Listingbook for a year a couple years ago and found it to be similar to a fishing lure that fish won't bite. When I talked with them about ways to get more traffic to my Listingbook pages, they "reminded" me that Listingbook is a CRM tool, not a real web site. Getting people to use the product was my job.
With the improvement in IDX systems that integrate MLS information, lead capture, prospect communication, and saving of favorite searches and properties within your own site, there's not much use for any other systems. I ended up integrated iHomefinder into WordPress and it does everything.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 2, 2013
Maybe you could try asking google for "free real estate listings" resources. I do a lot of asking in google and in bing. Believe it or not, these searches engines will give you different resources and different answers. Try them.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 1, 2013
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