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Magic happens when you discover your life's work...

Posted by Dave Crumby on Nov 28, 2017 7:02:00 AM

This Thanksgiving weekend, I was reminded of a note I shared with the Realvolve community two years ago...

SEVEN years ago, to the day, I registered the name 'realvolve' with the idea and intent to build simple (haha) CRM software. Looking back, it took months to come up with that name.

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The Real Estate Agent's Quick & Dirty Guide To PROCESS

Posted by Dave Crumby on Nov 20, 2017 10:37:40 AM

I've said it many times, and here I am saying it again: Relationships are key to real estate success.

But relationships alone won't get you there. There are two cornerstones to real estate success, both of equal importance: relationships...and process.

Process is what turns those relationships into transactions. It's what enables you to convert a prospect to a lead, and a lead to a client. When you have a process to apply to your relationships, your future success becomes more manageable and certain.

We talk about process a lot here on the blog and in our Facebook community. But what do we mean when we say "process?" What does that really look like for a real estate agent? And how do you build it?

All of these questions will be answered—as concisely as possible—in this quick and dirty guide to all things PROCESS.

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The Zen Path To Real Estate Success

Posted by Dave Crumby on Oct 9, 2017 7:44:26 AM

In our productivity-obsessed culture, we're biologically wired to have anxiety over the future. We’re constantly thinking about (and often worrying about) the next task at hand. And we set these astronomical goals for our businesses that force us to focus on more rather than better.

Many real estate agents focus on generating more leads. Allow me to humbly suggest a sustainable alternative:

Be present.

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7 Steps to Getting Leads as a New Real Estate Agent

Posted by Sammy Harper on Oct 4, 2017 11:35:52 AM

Welcome to the world of real estate!

If you do it right, you’re going to build a successful business that will change your life.

Getting started as a real estate agent can feel daunting. How do you win your first client when you have zero experience? How do you generate leads when you have no client success stories to share?

The good news: Every other agent started out right where you are, and thousands of them have succeeded in building thriving real estate businesses. There is a wealth of knowledge to be learned from them. In this blog post, I’ll share some of these lessons and provide a step-by-step guide to generating leads as a new real estate agent.

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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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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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Planning & Tracking Your Real Estate Email Marketing Campaigns [Free Template]

Posted by Jon Yourkin on Aug 10, 2017 3:53:18 PM

I'll be transparent here—we send a lot of emails at Realvolve. And every single email is purposeful and sprinkled with a bit of passion. Why? Because we are able to plan, track, and evaluate the effectiveness of our email marketing campaigns with something as simple as an Excel spreadsheet... 

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5 Reasons Why Your Real Estate Leads Aren’t Converting

Posted by Sammy Harper on Jul 20, 2017 8:39:57 AM

You have plenty of real estate leads coming in from your website...but that’s where the action stops. They’re not interested in doing a walkthrough of your property, they’re not answering your emails, and you can’t seem to nail down a second phone call.

What gives?

In this post, we’ll shed some light on why your real estate leads might not be converting to clients. Read on to find out if you are making any of these common mistakes!

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3 Methods For Achieving Your Real Estate Goals For 2017

Posted by Dale Warner on Jul 17, 2017 6:34:19 PM

Watch My Quick Video: How to Follow Up on More of Your Goals

Take a moment to think about the goals you have for your real estate business.

Some of those goals are pretty ambitious—perhaps you want to double the number of listings you get this summer. Other goals are a little lighter, like becoming more comfortable talking on the phone.

Whatever your goals are, you can accomplish them. You can be better than you are today.

Not sure how to be better and accomplish your goals? It might just be a matter of tweaking your approach.

In this blog post, I’ll share 3 interesting concepts that will give you some new perspectives on how to pursue your goals.

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