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Dave Crumby

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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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 Business

Few may consider the craft of real estate a science – and fewer a form of art, when in reality, it is a combination of both. “Arts and Sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are[...]

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The Simple Ingredients of Building a Successful Real Estate Business

By | on 20, Oct 2018 |   Relationships Real Estate Success

You. I know what you want. You want the same things in life as I do. As all of us do.To start or build a real estate business that you find purpose in. You want to be happy. To feel in control. To mak[...]

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

By | on 25, Sep 2018 |   Real Estate Business Mindfulness

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 Leaders 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 Real Estate Business

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 Generation

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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Real Estate CRM: The Most Important Software for Agents

By | on 13, Mar 2018 |   Real Estate CRM

We need to deepen the thinking on what a real estate CRM is and why it's is the most important software for real estate agents... It's important to our growth and and our lives. Realvolve is a CRM. Bu[...]

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

By | on 28, Nov 2017 |   Real Estate Success

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 bu[...]

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

By | on 20, Nov 2017 |   Real Estate Success Real Estate Business Process

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, bo[...]

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The Zen Path To Real Estate Success

By | on 09, Oct 2017 |   Relationships Real Estate Success Mindfulness

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 astro[...]

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How To Build A Real Estate Contact Database For Referrals

By | on 02, Oct 2017 |   Real Estate CRM Real Estate Business

Despite all of the wonderful opportunities that lie within your hands of being a Realtor®, we sure do have a tough business when it comes to building a real estate contact database. A traditional long[...]

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Best Real Estate CRM Software Features to Consider When Choosing Your Solution.

By | on 26, Sep 2017 |   Real Estate CRM

When shopping for the best real estate CRM software platform, consider the following: The most important question to ask yourself is - do I want to have a sales career for 30 years or do I want to bui[...]

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The ABC's Of Real Estate Sales And Other B?!!$#÷x To Avoid

By | on 20, Sep 2017 |   Relationships Real Estate Sales Real Estate Success

“Indeed, the persons who take the greatest pains to proffer such advice are themselves unable to put it into practice.” - Seneca In order to grow, evolve and move forward as real estate agents and as [...]

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What Are You Waiting For?

By | on 08, Sep 2017 |   Productivity

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 salvageabl[...]

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11 Principles For Building A Solid Real Estate Business

By | on 07, Sep 2017 |   Real Estate Success

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, [...]

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