If you’re a real estate professional who is still relying heavily on Excel to keep track of prospects—or worse yet, handwritten notes—it's time to take advantage of some of the capable software solutions out there.
Batch Leads software was developed to provide a one-stop solution for all your real estate needs, from identifying the most-likely sellers to closing the deal--and everything in between.
In this Batch Leads review, we’ll explore the pros and cons of this software, describe its major features for investors and real estate agents, and even take a look at how it stacks up against the top competition.
Batch Leads is an all-in-one platform for real estate investors, agents, and wholesalers to identify more motivated sellers, reach more homeowners, and generate more deals.
Its primary purpose is to identify potential sellers so that the investor or agent can identify homeowners most likely to sell and close more deals.
Billing itself as the most complete property and homeowner database nationwide, the software provides access to over 3,100 counties and more than 155 million U.S. property parcels.
Batch Leads is available for download for iOS and Android, as well as via browser. It is a part of the Batch Service family of software applications, which also includes Batch Data, Batch Driven, Batch Dialer, and more.
Batch Leads promises its analytical tools will help you compare data from national property searches, using neighborhood by neighborhood sales values along and other critical data. Let's take a closer look at some of the features it has to offer.
Finding current contact information for potential sellers can be a real estate investor's biggest headache. Batch Leads' skip tracing function provides the solution and is designed to deliver the most recent contact information for any lead. Got a list of prospective properties that's five years old? Batch Leads says no problem.
The platform promises to find the current contact information for property owners so you can connect with all the right people.
Even better--Batch Leads provides multiple phone numbers, along with the coveted "golden address"--a property owner's preferred mailing address. And perhaps best of all, you only pay for successful matches.
All the data in the world won't do you any good if it's inaccurate. That's why Batch Leads assures you that the addresses it provides are all validated. The system filters out vacant properties and removes duplicates.
Staying on top of your data is made simpler with a batch lead stacker, as well as a large number of filters that can be utilized. Batch Leads claims to have the most updated data available.
It's connected directly to the United States Postal Service (USPS) servers. That means things like vacancy checks are updated monthly when USPS updates its database.
One of Batch Leads' selling points is its ability to create an entire list consisting only of well-qualified real estate leads, making it much easier to find sellers who are motivated, saving you time and resources.
That's a function that can come in handy whether you're wholesaling, flipping or just engaging in general real estate investing.
Lead generation that results in clean lists of qualified, motivated prospects is probably near the top of any real estate investor's list when it comes to what they're looking for in business software.
Batch Leads is designed to make the whole process as easy and thorough as possible, whether you're a beginner or a more seasoned investor.
Hundreds of filters can help you sort down lists to provide specific categories of leads, such as vacant properties, delinquent taxes, pre-foreclosures, homeowners with multiple properties, and more.
Generating leads is just part of the picture. If you don't have a way to manage them, you're not going to be able to take advantage of potential deals. Recognizing this need, Batch Leads lets you export leads to spreadsheets, draw up seller lists, list stack, and utilize filters so you can pre-qualify leads effectively and efficiently, based on a number of critical factors.
The result? You'll be able to slice and dice your lists just the way you want them. Greater efficiency leads to greater productivity--and better returns.
Texting as a communications tool continues to grow in prominence, which is why Batch Leads has incorporated its batchdriven text message marketing into its toolbox. Let's face it--you aren't likely to get a prospect to pick up the phone if you call.
Texting, whether through individualized marketing texts or text blasting, remains a critical means of communication that's more likely to get results. The batchdriven text platform should be useful whether wholesaling houses, searching for property, or just identifying those potential deals.
The system allows you to text your lists of leads fast, which means you close more deals, more quickly. Texting is today's answer to yesterday's cold calling.
Batch Leads tries to help you do it right, enabling you to send out an SMS with a phone number or Bit.ly link to your landing page, engaging leads and inviting them to reach back out to you.
Batch Leads CRM offers automated direct mail to your entire mailing list at one time. In real estate investing, it's often the speed of the deal, and this platform helps you to become successful at wholesale real estate or turn around your flips quickly by enabling you to target those most likely to sell, such as properties in pre-foreclosure status.
No more downloading your contact list from one entity and uploading it to another in order to make direct mail work for you. This is another automation that can improve your efficiency per deal.
Sometimes it really helps to see properties on a map in order to get the full picture. Batch Leads delivers with a map search designed to help you find wholesale houses, rental properties, or other potential real estate deals.
The map search can also help you identify geographic areas of distressed properties. You can easily use this information to send out mailers, blast out a text or even add individuals to a batch dialer to connect.
Even if you're generating quality leads, it's hard to know where things stand without comparables (aka "comps") --they make the real estate world go round. Batch Leads promises to provide critical details about comparables, helping real estate investors and wholesalers identify the most promising deals.
In addition to a national property search and buyer's list, you can glean local information that will give real estate investors and wholesalers more guidance on which properties to buy, information that is also useful in flipping.
As robust as it is, Batch Leads isn't the only show in town when it comes to comprehensive lead-generating platforms. While it has general appeal for real estate professionals, Batch Leads is also software that seems to cater specifically to those interested in reselling, investing, or wholesaling houses.
There are a lot of products available in this space, but here's a look at some of Batch Lead's most worthy competitors.
PropStream is considered by many to be Batch Lead's top competitor. For starters, PropStream delivers two advantages: its data appears to be updated even more frequently and overall it has more data available.
That doesn't mean PropStream holds all the cards, however. Batch Leads users point to its very intuitive and easy-to-use platform in comparison to PropStream.
PropStream's 7-day free trial will enable you to take PropStream for a test spin.
Bottom line: PropStream and Batch Leads both yield excellent results, so it's likely to come down to personal preference and ease of use. PropStream starts out at $99 a month versus Batch Leads' base price of $39 monthly.
DealMachine doesn't try to be all things to all real estate professionals, choosing instead to target real estate wholesalers and investors only. DealMachine falls short when it comes to comprehensive, available data, but it does deliver information that can be quite specific for any given property.
If you're honing in on a specific local real estate market, then DealMachine may be your best bet, but be sure you're getting value for your dollar when it comes to what information matters to you most.
Wholesalers may find DealMachine particularly appealing. The software is frequently advertised and you may have even heard it featured on your favorite podcast. Its starter package offers 500 leads for $49 a month.
Related: DealMachine Review - Is It Worth It?
ListSource is a useful tool when it comes to delivering and maintaining your lists. While it stacks up well against the competition, ListSource focuses primarily on providing buyer and seller lists, whereas Batch Leads has a much more robust group of functions.
Depending on the property investor, ListSource may not offer enough features.
For that reason, you could find yourself utilizing multiple software platforms to do everything you want to accomplish. Its no-frills website offers three pricing plans, all tailored to the individual user.
Visit the Batch Skip Tracing website and you can't help but notice the similarities to the Batch Leads website, not to mention the logo. If you're guessing the two are under the same umbrella, you would be correct.
They are actually part of a handful of SaaS solutions for real estate within the Batch Service family. In addition to Batch Leads and Batch Skip tracing, the company offers BatchData, BatchDialer, and BatchDriven.
Batch Leads bills itself as the "ultimate" skip tracing solution, but that means you won't find a lot of additional functionality.
Batch Skip Tracing customers are asked to upload their own lists and let Batch Skip Tracing find the information they need. The platform provides instant results, and also offers additional information, such as whether the property is an absentee owner, the equity %, whether the property owner is on the national litigator list, etc.
We've thrown a lot of information at you. Even so, you might still have a few questions about this software's functionality. Here are some of the top questions about Batch Leads, as well as the answers.
Like most quality real estate software, there are different levels of features and thus, different costs involved. The base service, which includes no-cost onboarding, is $39 a month.
That's pretty palatable for the individual professional who just wants an efficient way to quickly and easily generate buyer or seller lists.
The next step up is the Performance level for $129 a month, followed by Performance+ at $299 a month. Pricing seems reasonable for what's delivered, whether you're looking for real estate, wholesale, or rental investment leads.
Batch Leads also offers the option to augment your subscription with some add-on functions, including lists and SMS. Note that these added features are only available if you subscribe to one of their three monthly plans.
One of its advantages over most of its competitors is that Batch Leads updates its data frequently, using such sources like the U.S. Postal Service and skip tracing directories. And, Batch Leads even lets you submit data directly.
The company claims its vacancy data is the most updated data available on any platform. The platform is connected directly to the USPS servers and vacancy checks occur monthly to coincide with USPS updates of its database.
Batch Leads claims to be the all-in-one platform for real estate professionals. Its main functions are list management, skip tracing, map search, and text messaging.
Making use of its array of functions can help you identify opportunities for investment within your local real estate market. For example, its map function can help you immediately identify distressed houses that you are most likely able to buy.
Lists of recent sales help you keep track of your return on investment. You can also perform a number of automated, related tasks, such as text blasts and email campaigns, that help you keep in touch with prospects and clients.
Batch Leads also lets you pull from your existing database and add to your lists.
If you find that Batch Leads is not the software for you, it's easy to cancel your account at any time. In fact, it's as simple as two clicks. Once canceled, your subscription will end at the completion of your current billing cycle.
Batch Leads boasts that it has one of the best customer support teams in the industry. It's worth noting that its support team can be reached via Live Chat on the BatchLeads.io website or through email during business hours, but not by phone.
Its business hours are Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Arizona Time (GMT-7).
Beginners will find the platform easy to use, which is part of the battle when tackling any new business software designed to make you more productive and efficient.
New users may choose to get their feet wet with ListSource or other less-costly programs to learn the ropes before making the switch to the more comprehensive Batch Lead program.
BatchLeads.io offers a comprehensive support database that contains pretty much all the information beginners in real estate investing need to know about using its software.
This review was meant to provide a broad overview of Batch Leads' capabilities as well as compare it to some leading alternative solutions. The Batch Leads site is the obvious first stop to learn more about the product and take in a webinar or tutorial.
It's clear Batch Leads is a robust platform offering a number of features useful to anyone in real estate and perhaps investors in particular. However, the same can be said for several other software options in the real estate sector.
One of the best ways to determine which platform is right for you is to ask for a demo from each company you are considering. Then, sort down to your top two or three and compare pricing in terms of features offered.
You may find one software outperforms another within specific categories, so it's important to know what your priorities are before making comparisons and then weight features accordingly.
Bottom line? Batch Leads is an extremely comprehensive platform that appears to deliver on its promises. While competitively priced, its real value for your dollar will depend on what priorities you have set as far as the most important functions for your business.
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