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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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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

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 Productivity

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 Success

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 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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Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff on Becoming A Top Producer

By | on 01, Sep 2017 |   Real Estate Success

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. The author of this chapter is [...]

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

By | on 01, Sep 2017 |   Real Estate Success

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[...]

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Building Your Real Estate Business…for Life

By | on 24, Aug 2017 |   Real Estate Success

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 [...]

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

By | on 12, Jul 2017 |   Real Estate Success Productivity

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[...]

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Having a Plan For Your Day and Your Real Estate Business

By | on 02, Jul 2017 |   Real Estate CRM Real Estate Success

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 mor[...]

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The Magic of ‘108’ In Real Estate

By | on 07, Jun 2017 |   Relationships Real Estate Success

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 r[...]

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

By | on 04, Jan 2017 |   Realvolve News

#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 relation[...]

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Achieve Long Term Real Estate Success by Avoiding Instant Gratification

By | on 15, Dec 2016 |   Real Estate Success

Latest Update: July 17, 2017 This is a picture of Shanghai: 1990 vs. 2010. The transformation is amazing and seemingly impossible. We all have that one seemingly-impossible goal: To make more money wh[...]

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

By | on 07, Dec 2016 |   Real Estate Success

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 hust[...]

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4 Ways Rejection Makes You A Better Real Estate Agent

By | on 29, Nov 2016 |   Real Estate Success

Previous, 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, [...]

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5 Ways Real Estate Agents Can Be More Productive

By | on 15, Nov 2016 |   Real Estate Success Productivity

If you're in real estate, your days are often unpredictable. The key to being a more productive agent is figuring out how to get back in control of your day. Success is achieved one day at a time...bu[...]

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

By | on 10, Nov 2016 |   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 Kelly Mitchell, founder of Agent Caffeine. @kellymitchell I’ve been [...]

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Tina Mak, Broker at Coldwell Banker Westburn Realty: The China Syndrome

By | on 27, Oct 2016 |   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 Tina Mak, broker at Coldwell Banker Wesburn Realty. @tinamak The fal[...]

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Real Estate Client Management? Focus On Experience Instead

By | on 25, Oct 2016 |   Real Estate CRM Relationships

Some real estate agents believe to maintain a great relationship with their clients, and to drive referrals, they must devote a lot of management-time to their database. But in this day in age you mus[...]

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Why Introverts Make Great Real Estate Agents

By | on 18, Oct 2016 |   Real Estate Success

It may seem counter-intuitive at first: an introverted real estate agent? You mean those people who would rather stay home on a Friday night curled up with a book than be out at a cocktail party? Yes,[...]

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Krisstina Wise, CEO of GoodLife Realty, on "Living The Good Life"

By | on 13, Oct 2016 |   Real Estate Success

The following is a chapter ("Living The Good Life")* from the book REAL: A Path to Passion, Purpose and Profits in Real Estate. The author of this chapter is Krisstina Wise, CEO of GoodLife Realty. @k[...]

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