I'll be at R4 in the Realvolve booth 26th - 1st. Hope to see you there!

Just wanted to let you know that I will be at Inman Connect in NY all week in the Realvolve booth with Dave Crumby, Mark Stepp and Kendyl Young. If you're going to be there, please stop by and say hi!

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Gary David Hall joins Realvolve as CCO

Here it is! The official announcement. I will be transitioning to Realvolve over the next few months. My affiliates have graciously agreed to allow me to continue to sell their products until then. I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to do with this in the end, but I can tell you that after 16 years it’s one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done.  One of my affiliates said “You’re going to leave a vacuum. There’s nothing else like your site on the internet.” I would never be able to give this up unless there were truly compelling reasons. It has been suggested to me many times over the years that because I know so much about Real Estate CRMs, that I should build one. I’ve even had investor offers. But it was just more of a project than I wanted to commit to. Then came Realvolve. When I first saw it I thought wow, this is different than anything I’ve ever seen. And that’s saying something :)  But it was absolutely no surprise because Mark Stepp is at the helm for the development. Joining Realvolve will enable me to put everything I’ve learned over the years to it’s highest and best use. Obviously I believe this to be an exceptional product, but even more exciting, we’re just getting started!

Thank you all for your patronage over the years. I’ll still be here for a while so if you need any help, by all means, give me a call.

And now the official announcement:

Realvolve, LLC, a leading CRM software serving the Real Estate Industry, announced today the addition of internationally recognized Real Estate CRM guru Gary David Hall. Mr. Hall has been hired as Chief Customer Officer and will be responsible for education, community building, sales, and marketing.

Mr. Hall started in Real Estate Sales in 1987 and quickly became a top producing agent. In 1999 Mr. Hall founded GaryDavidHall.com which is considered to be the industry’s most comprehensive and well known resource for “All Things Real Estate CRM”. Mr. Hall has spent the last 16 years teaching thousands of agents and brokers all over the world how to select and integrate CRM into their business operations. He brings a long history of experience of what real estate agents need and want in a CRM.

“After 25+ years of selling, studying, and implementing over 50 Real Estate CRMs, Realvolve is the one that has intrigued me like no other. This is the one in which I wanted to play a role. A distinct advantage for me about choosing Realvolve is having the opportunity to work with the developer, Mark Stepp, for whose superlative work I have had great admiration for many years, and from whom I know great things will come”, Hall said.

“Gary brings depth and a breadth of wisdom that is unique in the CRM industry. As a company our objective is to not only out-product…we want to out-teach and help our customers build businesses that are fundamentally better and stronger. We look forward to Gary’s insights to ensure learning and using Realvolve is the best overall experience possible”, said Dave Crumby, CEO/Founder of Realvolve.

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Top Producer QR Bundle only $64.95/mo.!

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This is the best price I've ever seen on the QR Bundle which is comprised of Top Producer CRM and Market Snapshot. The lowest they have gone to date is $84.95/mo. If you have been on the fence and want to take advantage of this sale just click below and use promo code VARBNDL8495. That will show the $84.95 price but will be adjusted by my rep at Top Producer to $64.95/mo.

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IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM Video Review

I’m working on all my favorites first and IXACT Contact is right up there. With the addition of free responsive WordPress web sites on top of some of their other popular features, they’re without doubt one of the best values out there. Check out my new video review!

If you’re interested in trialing IXACT Contact I offer an extended 60 day trial. See below.

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Reavolve Real Estate CRM Video Review - Part 3

It turned out to be quite long but hey, if you’re doing your due diligence. this should help a lot.   

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New Affiliate! AOSDates

OK – I know I’m the CRM guy and this one isn’t a CRM but it’s darn sure relevant to it and it’s something I think will become quite popular. When Heather Wahl, the developer and owner of AOSDates approached me and she showed me what she had I immediately jumped on board.

As a real estate agent, when it comes to the time between contract and closing, you are the conductor. You have all the players and you need to make sure everyone is on the same page. How much time do you spend checking the details of each transaction and then either calling or emailing the responsible parties to make sure they are doing what they should be doing, when they should be doing it?

Sending those reminders is what AOSDates does for you, automatically and very inexpensively – only $4.99/mo.! One of the best values I have ever seen, especially given how much time it saves you.

One thing I’ve learned over the years is that real estate agents love simple and easy to use. This product epitomizes those qualities. Another things is that agents can be quite discriminating about the look of a program. I was really impressed by how crisp and clean this was as well.

So what does it do?

You get a contract, you transcribe the number of days after the contract or before closing that you want to send the reminders out, and you’re done. You can make it as simple or as comprehensive as you like. Now not only do you not have to spend all that time finding out what reminders to provide to whom, but you can’t FORGET! The system does it for you.

As much as I try to show people the many advantages of using your CRM for transaction management, many don’t want to do it. It takes time to get them set up and most agents don’t understand the value. So – in comes AOSdates. It is essentially a tool that is very easy to set up and use, that reminds you, your clients and any other parties int he transaction when a task is due, as well as generating reports and schedules for said tasks.

If you have spent much time on this site, you know that I generally only have CRMs for sale and just a hand-picked few other products which are here under “Follow-up”. My Trans-Plans transaction management plans are set up to cover every little detail. Easily over 100 per transaction. AOSdates simplifies the whole process. You just decide what tasks, such as a mortgage commitment date, that you want to be reminded of. You also add the parties involved.

The difference between using them in a CRM vs AOSDates is simplicity. If you don’t want to use your CRM to do transaction management, but you might want to try something easier to accomplish part of what that does, you probably want to check this out.

Free trial, no credit card required. And when you sign up on my site you get a copy of my book “Choosing and Using a CRM” for free!

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Top Producer Real Estate CRM Video Review - Part 3

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Top Producer Real Estate CRM Video Review - Part 1
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