Dave Crumby

Dave is the founder and CEO of Realvolve, a state-of-the-art customer relationship management (CRM) platform built expressly for real estate agents. Dave began his real estate career as an agent in 1996. Dave authored in 2013 the book titled 'REAL: A Path to Passion, Purpose and Profits in Real Estate’ that has since become a best seller. The book features Dave's experience and the wisdom of other successful real estate leaders, such as the CEOs of Zillow, Trulia, Better Homes and Gardens, and many others.

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RE/MAX Selects Realvolve as Approved Supplier for CRM/Workflow Software

Posted by Dave Crumby on Jan 4, 2017 4:12:59 PM
#1 Name in Real Estate Recognizes Innovation, Power, and Ease of Real Estate’s Top Workflow and CRM Platform.

DENVER, Colorado - January 4, 2017 -  a leading provider of workflow and customer relationship management (CRM) services, today announced that RE/MAX, the #1 name in real estate, has designated Realvolve as an approved supplier. Under this agreement, Realvolve will provide premium proprietary RE/MAX Workflows and Templates in addition to top tier customer support and guaranteed best price on its subscriptions to RE/MAX Affiliates. Already in use by many U.S. and Canada RE/MAX Affiliates, the Realvolve CRM/Workflow Platform has become the premier choice of leading agents who appreciate the flexibility and richness of an innovative software application to provide a world-class ecosystem to run their business.

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Achieve Long Term Success by Avoiding Instant Gratification

Posted by Dave Crumby on Dec 15, 2016 10:23:00 AM

This is a picture of Shanghai: 1990 vs. 2010. The transformation is amazing and seemingly impossible.

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How to Make 2017 Your Best Year Ever in Real Estate... and Life.

Posted by Dave Crumby on Dec 7, 2016 10:14:39 AM

As real estate professionals, it's easy to have the false assumption that your talent (voice) is static and comparable to others in the industry. It is not. We're often coached that marketing and hustle, and not the work of ourselves, will break us from the pack.

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How Real Estate Agents Can Transition From "Work Mode" to "Home Life"

Posted by Dave Crumby on Dec 6, 2016 2:22:00 PM

It can be difficult to unwind after long, action-packed day of work. Leaving your paperwork and laptop at the office when you come home is easy enough, but leaving behind the worry, the excitement, the mental To Do list...that’s not so simple. It’s certainly something I struggle with.

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4 Ways Rejection Makes You A Better Real Estate Agent

Posted by Dave Crumby on Nov 29, 2016 2:08:00 PM

Last week, I wrote about how real estate agents can overcome their fear of rejection. But just because you’re no longer afraid of rejection doesn’t mean it won’t happen to you. It happens to everyone, even the very best agents. You’re going to lose clients and miss out on prospects throughout your career.

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How Real Estate Agents Can Overcome Fear Of Rejection

Posted by Dave Crumby on Nov 22, 2016 10:25:00 AM

Rejection is something real estate agents deal with every day. Whether it’s losing a long term client or getting stood up for a meeting, it’s going to happen. A bruised ego is our occupational hazard.

Rejection is okay. Fear of rejection...that’s not okay.

Fear is what holds you back from accomplishing your goals in life and work. It weighs you down, damages your psyche, and leaves you paralyzed. It prevents you from moving forward.

Don’t let fear of rejection prevent you from building a successful real estate business. Learn how to overcome it.

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5 Productivity Tips for Real Estate Agents

Posted by Dave Crumby on Nov 15, 2016 2:04:00 PM

Success is achieved one day at a time...but only if you spend each day on meaningful work.

That doesn’t mean working 60-hour weeks. It doesn’t mean running on four hours of sleep. It’s not about working more—rather, it’s about making each minute that you are working count.

As a real estate agent, your days are often unpredictable. The key to being a productive agent is figuring out how to get back in control of your day. Here’s how I suggest doing that:

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Kelly Mitchell, founder of Agent Caffeine: The Real Estate Startup

Posted by Dave Crumby on Nov 10, 2016 10:27:00 AM

The following is a chapter from the book REAL: A Path to Passion, Purpose and Profits in Real Estate. The author of this chapter is Kelly Mitchell, founder of Agent Caffeine. @kellymitchell

I’ve been in Hawaii most of my life. From my extensive tenure here, I have learned of the limited opportunity for a career. You can’t drive to another state and sell people stuff. You can’t even drive to another island. When you’re here, you are here, especially if you’re on a budget, a student, or building a career.

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How To Make a Great First Impression On Your Real Estate Clients

Posted by Dave Crumby on Nov 8, 2016 2:12:00 PM

Whether you like it or not, first impressions matter. Even though it’s hard for someone to truly know you after a single encounter, your goal as a real estate agent should (obviously) always be to make a positive first impression when meeting new clients.

After years of working as a real estate agent—and then several more years spent launching a real estate CRM company—I’ve made my fair share of first impressions, and I’ve been on the receiving end of just as many. In this post, I’ll share what I’ve learned about how you can make that first encounter with a client result in a positive first impression.

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5 Tips for Building Relationships With Millennial Homebuyers/Sellers

Posted by Dave Crumby on Nov 1, 2016 2:23:00 PM

Today, the Millennial generation is the largest group of people in the country, with a population of 75.4 million. These are adults in the approximate age range of 19-35 years old (born in the ‘80s and early ‘90s). This puts them right in the sweet spot of being the newest generation of homebuyers and sellers.

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