Propertybase Vital Statistics:
Out of beta & started selling: 2006
Parent Company: Propertybase
What kind of sales is this for?: Residential, Commercial, Property Management, New Construction, Teams, Brokerages, Customizable
Support: 8:00 – 6:00 PST for phone. 48 Hour response time for email
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There are a number of things I like about Propertybase’s dashboard. First and foremost is that fact that you can customize almost everything in this CRM including the Dashboard. The layout as it appears can be re-arranged to your liking.
Across the top you see various tabs – but note Desktop 4. There you see all the tabs available to be placed at the top. So you pick what you see.
Another thing I like about Propertybase is that my tasks for the day are right there, as are my appointments. I used to prefer looking at an actual calendar but I am finding that I now prefer seeing a list by day and time. The calendar view is still available with one click on the day, week, or month on the right where the calendar is.
Moving to the left side of the page you have a number of choices for frequently used actions under the Create New button. And something I have grown to be very dependent upon – the Recent Items list. As far as I’m concerned it is one of the best uses of screen real estate that there are and it should be on every CRM’s desktop.
Near the top of the page you also have what they call the Dashboard which are some of the reporting visuals.
Overall Propertybase is one of my top three favorite desktops/dashboards/home pages.
Unique or Notable Features
Email Campaign Reporting – Staying in touch with emails to groups of people is a great way to make sure people don’t forget you, or to simply get some information out to them. To do it right though, you need to know things like; how many people received the email?; how many opened it?; how many clicked on a link in the email; or how many times did they click on that link? These are just a few pieces of information which are commonly referred to as campaign reporting or email back-end statistics.
If you send 500 people an email and find that only 2% opened it, something needs to change. So you experiment and change the subject line. Lo and behold the open rate jumps up to 22%! Just because you changed the subject line? It can happen. But you won’t know it if you don’t have campaign reporting available to you. And then even if you do, they have to be laid out well so you can make sense of what they mean. Leading Agent enables this feature by utilizing the Salesforce back end.
Propertybase allows you to do any regular outgoing emailing without limit. For blast emails to groups, there is a limit of 1,000/day, and allows mailings to be scheduled. I use that feature and it’s sweet!
Mobile Data Sharing – Propertybase uses the Salesforce mobile app which is the best on the market. It has a nice clean interface (see below) and does anything I would want to do from the road. If need be I can also pull up the full blown site as well. There really isn’t much else to say other than that you really couldn’t ask for anything better.
New Lead Display – What they refer to as the Desktop which is on the Home Page. Note the three displays – Contacts by Stage, Offers by Listing and Status and Listings by Type. Each image is broken down into sub-categories making it easy to see a great deal of information with a single click.
Social Networking – Once you link the contact to Propertybase’s social network from within the contact record, it displays their profile and you can go from there. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Klout. LinkedIn charges to connect.
Listing Browser – There is no other CRM out there that has anything like this. Propertybase has a large international user base. North America has MLSs, but the rest of the world does not. So how do you maintain your listings and how do others see them? Like this! This essentially replaces the need for an MLS for agents not in North America. In North America it can do what so many have wanted for so many years. You can have your CRM and your listing inventory together. It can do everything your MLS does for you and more, but it’s integrated. No more getting out of the CRM to go to the MLS to send listings to your prospects and clients. It’s all done internally. There’s too much to get into detail here but that’s what demo’s are for!
How does Propertybase stack up with other popular features?
Phone/tablet: Covered in Unique or Notable Features above
Lead capture: – Propertybase provides a contact form for your web site, but it also provides an email parsing service that will grab virtually any lead from anywhere as long as you get it in an email. All you have to do is tell your lead provider to change the email address that they are currently sending the leads to, to one provided by Propertybase. From then on they just populate into Propertybase.
New lead display: Covered in Unique or Notable Features above
Lead Notification – By email or text from Propertybase.
Team Capabilities – As powerful as anything anywhere. Remember – Salesforce is the largest CRM in the world and mostly used by large companies and sales teams so there isn’t much you can’t do with it.
Buyer Home Search – Buyer preferences for their new home can be entered into the contact record and you can add as many fields as you like and re-arrange them to suit your needs. The search function is Leading Agent/Salesforce is as good as you can get so you can search any of those fields any way you want.
Internal email software: No
E-mail stored with contact record – You can use Propertybase in conjunction with Gmail and Cirrus Insight and I can’t imagine how you could be more efficient with email. The way I use it with Leading Agent, I just click a button on incoming or outgoing emails in Gmail and it will store the email with the contact and/or the attachments.
Blast email: Yes
Email campaign reporting: Yes
Capable of building email drip campaigns: Yes
Capable of building activity plans: Yes
Included Template Content – Not one of it’s strengths as far as included template content. The ability to create email templates and action plans is more powerful than any other CRM, other than Leading Agent which is the same. But there are no templates/canned content that come with it.
Social media: Links to social media pages from within contact
Call center: No, but AppExchange has several that will do the job
If you’re on the fence about it, don’t be bashful. I’ll be happy to do a live online screen sharing demo to show you some of the great features of this CRM. – Gary David Hall
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