RELATIONSHIP: David helped buy a property
Sep. 18th, 2021
David is a fantastic and knowledgeable agent who steered me and my wife in the right direction on our recent home purchase in West University. Like many attorneys, I can be a difficult and exacting client. I have the bad habit of porting from my practice the same demands placed on me regarding responsiveness, detail orientation, and client service. For most agents, this would be a complete nightmare scenario. But David handled the client relationship with grace and truly impressive professionalism.
Importantly, David has a keen eye. He notices things about homes that other agents miss. He has a great instinct about how a home will trade based on factors material and immaterial to the homes value (current and potential). He has a strong sense of pricing and relative value on million-dollar-plus homes and can direct a discerning buyer to make a smart decision based on that buyers unique objectives.
For me and my wife, we wanted a home in a great school district, within walking distance of restaurants and shops, and at a /sf that was more commensurate with normal market conditions. In spring 2021, when everything was flying off the market in a day at bubbly prices, this was a real challenge. But David figured it out. While we hadnt considered West U, David directed us to a home in the eastern portion within walking distance to Rice Village, zoned to West U Elementary, and trading at a /sf that was, in my view, at least 20% undervalued and would trade up to market value with some basic remodeling. The inspection report was surprisingly clean, and now my wife and I life in a wonderful home (and can afford to customize it to our liking) in a wonderful neighborhood zoned to a wonderful school within walking distance to great shops and restaurants, all at a price that left us with funds left over and a nice equity cushion should we ever need to move (not that we plan on it).
I am emphatically positive about Davids role in all of this because had he not had a good read on me, and had he not understood the client-home fit was right and worthy of advocating for, I likely would have passed on my home and West U because of facial, aesthetic issues that we are now actually excited to remodel. David got me to see the light and realize something about what I wanted in a home that I wouldnt have but for his savvy eye, understanding of the market, and understanding of his clients wants/needs (perhaps better than his clients understand their own wants/needs).
I offer David my highest recommendation. He will not steer you wrong. If youre looking to buy (or sell), call him today.