In part three of my article series, I described the benefits of chatbots for the facebook messenger, a chatbot strategy and listed 18 of the most well-known ones.

So, by now, you might be quite motivated to start building your own chatbot for your real estate business.

But where to begin?

To answer you this question, I collected 15 best chatbots for Facebook messenger for you, so you can make the best choice on your own.

To differentiate from other articles you can find on this topic, I selected only chat bot builders that are suitable for real estate businesses, where no coding skills are necessary.

Additionally, there are also providers out there that offer builders focused on the e-commerce, entertainment or gaming industries (not relevant to the real estate industry).

Let’s get right into it.

15 Best Chatbots for Facebook Messenger to Consider for Your Real Estate Business

MobileMonkey

According to founder Larry Kim, this chatbot builder was created “because customer communication via messaging is 10x more engaging than regular email.”

That goes well with what I’ve already analyzed in the earlier part of this article series.

It was created in 2017 with a focus on the Facebook Messenger, and has great usability with no additional coding necessary.

Some of the features are:

  • Chat blasting
  • Comment guard
  • A wizard for easily creating click-to-messenger ads

There is also a paid pro version providing further features, such as scheduling, drip campaigns and analytics.

Check it out here

Chatteron

Chatteron offers 20 pre-built and customizable chatbots for facebook messenger.

What makes this one unique is the option to monetize your chatbots by adding contextual advertising from Radbot’s Advertising API.

This might not necessarily be suitable for a real estate business and could potentially decrease your conversion rate.

There are three pricing groups, that charge per message:

  • For Startups: Free, but limited to 15,000 messages per month
  • For Businesses: $0.0010 per message with unlimited messages per month.
  • For Enterprises: Negotiable price and custom development by a team of experts and 24/7 support

Check it out here

Botsify

This one is designed for non-technical users and comes with pre-built templates suitable for organizations such as travel agencies, restaurants and hospitals.

It also enables you to save users’ responses to a form that can be exported to a CSV file through the web interface.

But the interface lacks a bit of usability, as some parts of the bot are hidden behind different menus. This makes the creation of a bot a bit challenging.

With the free plan comes one chatbot for 100 users.

At $50 per month, you can get a self-service plan and at $300 monthly, a fully managed service is offered.

Check it out here

Chatfuel

Chatfuel is also a self-service chatbot builder for non-technical users, so again no coding skills are needed.

There are plenty of features and new ones are constantly being added.

On one hand, this is good but it can be a bit overwhelming to keep track of the interaction flow.

The free version is limited to 1,000 subscribers and has a non-removable logo.

The pro version of this bot builder starts at $15 per month, enabling you to use it for an unlimited number of subscribers and all features.

If you need a dedicated Account Manager to help you build your bot, you might need to choose the premium version for $300 per month.

Check it out here

ManyChat

This is one of my favorites because it has an easy drag-and-drop interface and its overall usability is nice.

You can also send preview messages to yourself and connect with different email marketing providers, such as Mailchimp, Mailerlite, AWeber and more.

Another connection possibility is automatically exporting new subscribers to Google Sheets. This can all be done with Zapier or Integromat.

The downside is that there are some glitches and crashes.

With the free plan, you get unlimited broadcasts and Facebook comment tools, but, again, you will have to tolerate the ManyChat branding.

If you don’t want the logo, you might want to go with the pro plan that starts at $10 per month per Facebook Page.

The pro plan also increases the features you can use with it, such as A/B testing or unlimited growth tools, and more.

Check it out here

Flow XO

This bot builder not only works with Facebook Messenger, but also with Slack, SMS, Twilio and Telegram.

And with the visual builder, you get a good overview of your flows.

The downside is that you need a webhook or some other trigger to start broadcasting.

With the free plan, you get five bots or active flows and a maximum of 500 interactions.

If you want more bots, you need to pay $15 per month, from which you get 15 bots and up to 5,000 interactions.

This will also give you priority support and the option to download users’ data.

Check it out here

Conversable

Conversable is an AI chatbot platform that provides enterprise-class SAAs services, helping you build the bot.

It is used by many Fortune 500 companies, such as Pizza Hut, Dunkin Donuts, Whole Foods and more.

It not only helps create automated text and voice messages on Facebook Messenger, but also for Twitter, Alexa and other platforms.

It doesn’t have self-service plans, so no standard rates could be found. The price is negotiable.

Check it out here

It’s Alive

It’s Alive 2.0 was released in 2019 and focuses exclusively on chatbots for the Facebook Messenger.

You can easily build conversations, broadcast messages and refer the conversation to a human operator.

You can also categorize the different recipes and schedule your broadcasts with it.

Fixing bugs is not very easy, since there are no proper failure message.

It’s Alive provides for pricing plans:

  • The free plan with one chatbot and up to 1,000 monthly messages
  • The rest of the plans are from $19 per month, which allows you to remove their logo, and get full analytics and key performance indicators.

Check it out here

Reply.Ai

This Facebook Messenger bot builder is ideally suitable for business and also works with apps such as KIK and Telegram.

It specializes in sales, support and marketing conversations and has an easy drag-and-drop interface like ManyChat.

Some of the features are:

  • Advanced analytics
  • Internationalization
  • Audited security practices

The downside is the lack of sufficient tutorial videos and self-learning material.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t provide a fixed pricing plan, since it’s only provided to enterprises. So, you might need to negotiate an individual price.

Check it out here

Engaty

With this bot builder, no coding skills are necessary and it supports Facebook Messenger, Slack, Telegram, KIK and several others.

A special feature of Engaty is that it supports machine learning and NLP.

It has great usability with a nice and intuitive interface for non-coders. You can also export or import the dialog file.

It also provides comprehensive analytical and statistical data.

One of the downsides is the lack of tutorial and self-learning materials.

With the free plan, you get two bots and 1,000 interactions per month. If you need all the features, you would need to buy the $19 per month plan, which enables you to copy the whole bot, voice-to-text recognition and human takeover.

Check it out here

Converse.ai

Besides the Facebook Messenger, this bot builder also supports Smooth, Slack, Nexmo and platforms such as Stripe, Salesforce and Paypal.

The downside is the complex interface that makes the bot building kind of a hassle and it will take some time to master all the features.

Check it out here

BotMock

BotMock has another drag-and-drop interface, similar to ManyChat’s, which is easy to use. With the browser-based emulator, you also get the ability to test your conversational flows.

Besides Facebook Messenger, the platform also supports and integrates with Apple Business Chat, Slack, WhatsApp and others.

It offers a free trial for 15 days and the basic plan starts at $14.99 per month (yearly payment), including unlimited projects, five journeys per project, project templates and a developer handoff.

If you need more usability testing, one month of project revision history and want to remove the branding, you need to choose the advanced plan for $24.99 (paid yearly in advance).

The enterprise plan that provides you with even more features is negotiable, so no fixed price plan is available.

Check it out here

Odus.Ai

This messenger bot builder is more focused on making the bot appear as if a person is speaking thanks to its artificial intelligence.

By giving it a script, it can create a branched dialog and use the context of the current conversation to communicate with the other person as a human.

It also supports Telegram, Whatsapp and others.

The free plan provides 1,500 minutes and 5,000 messages per month. For the basic plan, you pay $0.005 per message or request and the premium version costs $245 per month with all the support you might need.

Check it out here

SnatchBot

SnatchBot has one of the most generous free plans out there and the following features:

  • Bot templates and bot directories that can be modified to your needs
  • NLP that can differentiate between entities and intents and perform actions the right way
  • Multiple plugins that can be added to integrate with software such as Google Calendar, Giphy, Weather Bot, eBay, Calendly (especially helpful for call scheduling)
    Premium support for the pro version

Regarding pricing, you get access to all features, but would have to tolerate the branding.

Only with the premium version do you get their support service and the ability to remove the logo.

It starts at $30 per month for 10,000 monthly messages, then $79 per month for 25,000 messages.

Check it out here

Tars

This bot builder also offers drag-and-drop functionality to easily create messenger bots, so no coding skills are needed.

It provides several templates you can use to edit and customize according to your needs.

Tars has built its platform with lead generation in mind.

Unfortunately, the downside is that there is no free version and much higher price points than other bot building platforms I’ve shown so far in this article.

The professional version starts at $99 per month and includes five chatbots and 1,000 chats per month.

The business version has a price of $499 per month and includes 10 chatbots and 5,000 chats per month.

Check it out here

Helpsquad

If you find the idea of a completely automatic non-human bot unappealing, there is Helpsquad.

This is not a real bot, but a chat messenger service with real humans behind it. It provides trained, professional operators to run the chat for you.

It’s basically an online reception, looking after your website visitors.

You can use a shared knowledge base of your frequently asked questions, so the operators are able to answer queries and give information to visitors.

They can also invite visitors to chat and then pass them to you as a warm lead.

This “human bot” service in its basic version is slightly cheaper than the bot builder Tars. It costs $95 per month and offers a free 14-day trial.

Check it out here

Great Examples of How Other Companies Use Chatbots for Facebook Messenger

To end this article, I would like to give you 4 use cases of how other companies use their chatbots for the facebook messenger.

Pizza Hut

This is a bot they created to take orders.

The international franchise started this bot in July 2016 and it enables customers to order/reorder favorite or saved orders from any U.S. location by chatting directly with the Pizza Hut account on Facebook or Twitter.

Dominos

Staying with pizza, you can browse through the store with this bot and find products and recipes for an upcoming meal.

This in itself is not rather special, but how they announced it was special, as it was released on Super Bowl Sunday, when a lot of people were ordering pizzas.

Skyscanner

You might know Skyscanner for finding flights and making bookings.

Their bot helps you search flights and gives you the ability to type a destination, departure airport and dates to search for flights before providing you a link where you can complete the booking for your trip.

Claire

Claire built a bot for business travel. It is AI powered and helps you book policy-compliant travel in just minutes.

How Much Bot

This is the last example and is, in my opinion, a great inspiration for real estate lead generation use cases.

It is a quick video course that teaches you how to create an automated quoting bot to get more clients.

Think in terms of real estate, where an education-based bot for lead generation could also be applied.

Basically, all the content ideas for real estate I described in this article could be converted into bots.

When you click “Get Started!” a gallery with all six lessons is shown to you.

By clicking on “Watch Video,” Facebook video opens in a new tab where you can watch it. 

But that’s not all.

It qualifies you as a lead for the company BotPartners, should you decide that you need help building a bot.

After three “bot questions,” you are qualified as a lead.

The formula for this bot sequence is basically: deliver value and show your expertise, then capture interested leads’ contact information so that you can follow up later.

Well, that’s it for today.

Hopefully you find the right chatbot for you and got enough inspiration to build your own bot sequence for your real estate business.

In the next part of this series, you will learn about awesome Facebook ad examples and creatives for real estate.

Let me know if you have any questions, and don’t forget to share this article if you enjoyed it.

Below you will find all the other parts of this article series: 

How Your Facebook Real Estate Marketing Strategy Stands and Falls With Your Angle

How To Get Your Real Estate Facebook Ads Targeting Right

Get a Real Estate Facebook Chatbot and Reduce Your Costs Per Click

How to Create Awesome Facebook Ad Examples for Real Estate

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