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Dave Crumby

Dave Crumby

Dave is the Chairman of Firepoint / 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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Prospering through the Market Shift--with Guest Michael Thorne

By | on 17, Sep 2022 |   Productivity

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This 30-minute morning routine can make you more productive and happier than 96% of agents (No joke!)

By | on 03, Sep 2022 |   Productivity

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The Most Overlooked Secret-Weapon to Accomplishing Your Goals.

By | on 27, Aug 2022 |   Productivity

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The Boring, Assured, Path to Achieving Your Goals.

By | on 20, Aug 2022 |   Productivity goals

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If Long-Term Success is the Goal: Play > Work > Hustle > Busy

By | on 12, Aug 2022 |   Productivity

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Wu Wei for Real Estate Agents: Stop Trying So Hard

By | on 14, Oct 2021 |   Real Estate Success

You might not have heard of wu wei, but you’ve definitely heard people say “go with the flow.” And you’ve probably experienced periods of time when you were “in the zone”—when time seemed to slow and [...]

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What Is A Real Estate CRM?

By | on 07, Oct 2021 |

Real Estate CRM: What can it do for your business? CRM stands for client relationship management. A real estate CRM is a software platform that agents can use to—as the name implies—manage relationshi[...]

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Facebook vs. LinkedIn: Which Is Best For Real Estate Agents?

By | on 30, Sep 2021 |   Marketing

Facebook and LinkedIn. One lends itself primarily to professional networking, while the other gets more personal. As a real estate agent, which social network should you be leveraging?

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Sales Process vs. Methodology: Why Your Real Estate Business Needs Both

By | on 23, Sep 2021 |

A real estate business is only as efficient as it's process, and it's only as effective as the methodologies it employs.

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The Secret To Building A Successful Real Estate Business

By | on 16, Sep 2021 |   Relationships Real Estate Success

You. I know what you want. You want the same things in life as I do. To start or build a real estate business that gives you purpose. To make enough money to fuel a more-than-comfortable lifestyle. To[...]

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Focus On Your "Why" To Be A Successful Real Estate Agent

By | on 13, Jul 2019 |   Real Estate Success

“The interesting thing is: if you do it for love, the money comes anyway.” – Richard St. John

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Is Real Estate The Right Career For You? Thoughts on the industry, from a veteran agent.

By | on 05, Jul 2019 |   Real Estate Success

Real estate is important. Whether it’s a house, a cabin in the mountains, a piece of family land, or a favorite oceanside escape, where we are at any time has great significance. Real estate’s locale,[...]

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Realvolve Training Event: Everything you need to know

By | on 11, Mar 2019 |   Realvolve News

We can't wait to see all of you who have registered for our April 15-16 training class! Thank you for signing up and making this event possible. (If you still haven't grabbed your tickets, you can do [...]

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The Secret To Building Relationships For Your Real Estate Business

By | on 30, Jan 2019 |   Real Estate CRM Relationships

As realtors, our relationships with people are the foundation of our business. Relationships lead to referrals, which make our businesses sustainable. Otherwise, real estate is just a job, not a caree[...]

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How Real Estate Agents Can Overcome Fear Of Rejection

By | on 07, Dec 2018 |   Real Estate Success

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.[...]

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

By | on 24, Nov 2018 |   Realvolve News

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 workin[...]

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How Small Connections With People Can Lead To Huge Real Estate Success

By | on 30, Oct 2018 |   Relationships Real Estate Success Repeat & Referral Business

Compound interest arises when interest is added to the principal, so that, from that moment on, the interest that has been added also earns interest. This addition of interest to the principal is call[...]

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E-Mail Will Never Replace the Handwritten Note

By | on 29, Oct 2018 |   Real Estate Success

 Just a quick note to nudge you to making this low-tech (albeit important) block part of your daily routine. E-mail will never replace the handwritten note when it comes to success in your real estate[...]

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The Art and Science of Real Estate

By | on 24, Oct 2018 |   Relationships Real Estate Success

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

By | on 25, Sep 2018 |   Real Estate Success Productivity

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, th[...]

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

By | on 06, Sep 2018 |   Relationships

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 mak[...]

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Vanessa Bergmark's Ingredients For Success In Real Estate

By | on 06, Jul 2018 |   Real Estate Success

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 Vanessa Bergmark, partner at Red Oak Realty. Picture this: It’s 2001[...]

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5 Tips for Building Relationships With Millennial Homebuyers

By | on 23, Apr 2018 |   Real Estate Success

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 an[...]

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The Value of Listening: Advice From One Real Estate Agent to Another

By | on 18, Apr 2018 |   Real Estate Success

A typical real estate agent spends 80-90% of their precious time chasing online leads, conducting marketing, networking, pushing services, and sending mass-canned emails. Perhaps agents should be list[...]

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The "Blink Moment": How To Connect With People As A Real Estate Agent

By | on 14, Mar 2018 |   Relationships Lead Gen

We make snap decisions every day. Malcolm Gladwell, author of the book Blink, calls these occurrences "blink moments." The “blink moment” I'm most interested in has to do with relationships. Particula[...]

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