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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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What Are You Waiting For?

Posted by Dave Crumby on Sep 8, 2017 11:46:31 AM

The World Is On Fire

I’m not being glib. The western United States is managing historic fires. Texans are returning to their homes, schools, businesses, and places of worship to see what is salvageable. And the East Coast is watching the Weather Channel with their hearts in their throats as another beast of a hurricane pummels toward our lands.

What are you waiting for?

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11 Principles For Building A Solid Real Estate Business

Posted by Dave Crumby on Sep 7, 2017 8:34:42 AM

I've been in the world of real estate for a while—first, as an agent, and now, heading up a tech business. I've experienced failure, success, and everything in between. And through these experiences, I've had a number of Aha! moments that have metamorphosed into a set of principles.

These 11 principles are for those who want more than a career in real estate. If you're up to the challenge of building a business that has value, is scalable, will provide a predictable income, and can one day be passed along...hold on to these truths.

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Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff on Becoming A Top Producer

Posted by Dave Crumby on Sep 1, 2017 2:00:00 PM

The following is a chapter from the book REAL: A Path to Passion, Purpose and Profits in Real Estate about preparing the next generation of top producers in real estate.

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The author of this chapter is Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow@spencerrascoff

The following is a letter addressed to my child and, in effect, to the next generation of youngsters we hope to guide into the real estate industry.

Dear Alan,

You’ve decided to become a real estate agent. Congratulations! 

You’ve chosen a great career, one in which you can leverage your entrepreneurial spirit, superior work ethic and warm personality to write your own ticket. This is an industry where the only limitation to your success is what you put into it. So the good news is the sky’s the limit; the bad news is that being responsible for your own success is pressure-packed. But I know you’re up to the challenge.

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Want to kick ass in real estate? Forget goals...create habits instead.

Posted by Dave Crumby on Sep 1, 2017 8:03:00 AM

What’s on your list of life accomplishments? Those milestones big and small that you think, I’ll get to that one day? For some, it’s starting a family. Building your business. Climbing Everest (I just did my first 14er this summer). Completing a triathlon. Writing a book.

Each of these requires a clear vision of the goal, but more importantly, the willingness to create healthy habits toward progress. We are a goal-focused culture...and this may be working against us.

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Building Your Real Estate Business…for Life

Posted by Dave Crumby on Aug 24, 2017 11:57:32 AM

This week, I spoke at the industry event Best Conference Ever. It was organized by Lee Adkins, David Lightburn, and Maura Neill.

Building something like this didn't happen overnight—they put in a lot of work. It wasn't just the logistics of pulling all of the pieces together to put on a show, but also the years of relationship-building it took to gather this group of speakers, sponsors, and attendees.

Success takes time. And a lot of hard work.

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Real Estate CRM SaaS Company... in small town Americana?

Posted by Dave Crumby on Aug 17, 2017 6:21:26 PM

While our company is headquartered in Denver, CO, we made the decision to open a satellite Realvolve office in Bolivar, MO. Mark A. Stepp did a great job, and has attracted some wonderful, hard working talent.

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5 Quick Lessons For A Better Real Estate Business (and Better Life)

Posted by Dave Crumby on Jul 12, 2017 10:46:00 AM

Originally posted on the Realvolve Community, July 16th, 2017. My First 14'er.

Us Realvolvers work hard and play hard.

This week, the team has allowed me to take a few days off. In Colorado, there are 53 14,000 ft. peaks (the largest concentration in the country—we're very lucky to live and work here).

Yesterday, I bagged my first 14er. It was brutal. But with all things pain related, there are lessons that relate to life and our work. Here's are 5 quick lessons for a better real estate business (and better life):

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Having a Plan For Your Day and Your Real Estate Business

Posted by Dave Crumby on Jul 2, 2017 12:30:00 AM
Originally posted on the Realvolve Community, June 27th, 2017. Having a plan for your day and your real estate business.
 
I took this photo this morning and it got me thinking about life...

Every morning I wake up at 4:30 am and drive over to this trailhead for a quick hike. It's roughly a 3.5 mile loop and takes about an hour. Perfect way to wake up and get some quiet time/meditation before the day starts.  

Out of my 3.5 mile hike, the 'beautiful moment' in this pic only lasts a few minutes... then it's gone.
 
So for the   65 minutes this hike takes... only 5 minutes or so makes you want to stop and appreciate the beauty. That means roughly 96% of the morning walk is a whole lot of average where I'm on autopilot. 
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The Magic of ‘108’ In Real Estate

Posted by Dave Crumby on Jun 7, 2017 9:02:00 AM

On Sunday morning, I was making breakfast for my family. Inside the carton of eggs was a note from the farmer. It shared the secret to happy, healthy hens that produce healthy eggs...and that secret resided in the number 108.

“The Certified Humane® pasture-raised standards that we follow state that 108 sqft. per hen is the minimum needed to keep both hens and grasses healthy, a number that comes from well researched studies into flock densities and soil management.” [Click to read the entire note.]

But 108 also happens to be a magic number.

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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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