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David has been more of a friend to our family than an realtor. We've purchased two properties with his guidance and he has given advice on every housing related project we've had going on since meeting him, even those that didn't involve him directly. David has the eye of a interior designer and we've called him for guidance multiple times when it come to interior design. Also, he's got the technical and architectural know-how of a builder so he see's what can be done , the realistic time-line and what the costs will be. He's there when you need him, he's committed and he's very easy to work with.
David has been our trusted realtor since 2012. He has represented us on both buying and selling investment properties, for a total of 4 houses, in the upper end. David has a deep understanding of the San Francisco Bay Area market. We believe his attention to detail and exceptional marketing strategies made our properties stand out from the competition and attain over the asking price every time. David is a dedicated professional who is communicative and approachable. He is a tough negotiator with a passion for making sure he delivers stellar service to his clients. We would highly recommend David Gown for your realtor needs.
My story started 9 months ago when I put my house with 2 condominiums on the market in San Francisco. We were expecting to sell both units over the summer and sadly realized the market was pretty slow and it was not so easy to sell. After sitting on the market for 6 months, we found ourselves needing to change brokers. David came highly recommended, and since we met he has done nothing but exceed our expectations. His eye for detail, as well as his recommendations for art, furniture, etc, have been impeccable.
As promised he sold both units in less than 3 weeks each, as they went on the market at different times.
I can not recommend David enough.
David was the best type of advisor we could have hoped for, as we navigated the hectic SF housing market. As a couple with one first time buyer, and one experienced buyer, David was able to guide our experience in a comfortable manner and most importantly helped us find the perfect home. With competive offers, we do believe, that because of David's connections and experience, we were able to secure the house, which has now become home. We did experience the mulitple offer secnario that is so prevalent in San Francisco, but due to David's tenacity and strength in SF and his connnecitons and expertise, we succeeded. Every realtor and industry person we met had heard of David and had more than positive things to say, which helped us get in to see the best selection of homes, many before they were on the MLS or brought to market. We highly recommend David as your agent.
“David was extremely helpful in guiding me through the process of purchasing my first home. From helping me to develop a realistic ‘must have list’, patience in looking at multiple houses, never pressuring me with sales tactics, and protecting my best interests at all times. Specifically, he made a suggestion that saved me money at the time of closing. I have also recommended David to several people who have enjoyed the pleasure of working with him too. He is incredibly professional, friendly and a fantastic agent.”
“David Gowan has been in real estate a long time. He loves what he does & is great at it. He listens carefully, makes excellent suggestions & encourages decisive action. He sees what a property can be, beyond how it looks. A true real estate enthusiast. Real estate is not just transactional for David, it’s personal. You’ll want him in your corner!”
“David has worked with me selling an SF condo and purchasing both a house and condo. He’s a joy to work with, accommodating, fun, tremendously knowledgeable, quick, efficient, and a good negotiator. You couldn’t ask for more in a realtor.
When selling my condo, he knew exactly the right price to put on it so we had multiple offers after one open house. The transaction moved swiftly and flawlessly.
To purchase a new place, bidding is a whole different tactic. I lost out on the first house I saw simply because there were too many offers and I couldn’t go as high as all the others. The second house, I had to bid against one other couple and decided to only go to a certain limit due to the area and work involved in fixing it up. The third house I saw David informed me immediately that it had been on the market for awhile so there was room to negotiate. Negotiate we did, and landed the house quickly.
When ever I want to buy or sell, David is who I would call. He’s been in the business a long time and knows San Francisco very well.”
“About 6 months ago my wife and I, who live in Seattle, decided to purchase a home in the Bay Area as an investment property. This presented innumerable challenges given that we were out of touch with the real estate dynamics of the various regions in the Bay Area and were not quite certain of the type of home we wanted or where we wanted to buy. It needed to be rentable, but nice enough to consider as a retirement option 10 years down the road. Fortunately, we found David. He was diligent in understanding our objectives and was patient as we explored areas in San Francisco, Mill Valley, and even Northern Marin. Incredibly, he was intimately familiar with the real estate options, advantages, and opportunities in all of these areas. He showed us a wide range of options that enabled us to appreciate the benefits of living in places we had initially not even considered. Ultimately, we ended up looking at wonderful properties in Marin that we never would have imagined at the outset or our journey, and we indeed found the perfect property in a beautiful place called Novato that was literally everything we wanted and more. Throughout our journey, David was patient, professional, and personable (he’s incredibly likable) and worked diligently with our mortgage banker and closing team to see the process though to the end. Having bought and sold a number of properties over the past 15 years, I can confidently say that David is by far the most outstanding real estate professional with which we have worked. We will be calling David when we begin looking for our next real estate opportunity.”
“I want to tell you how pleased I’ve been with your expertise, both in selling my property and in helping me to purchase another.
I appreciate how you enabled me to sell within a week of listing, realizing a price much higher than the asking. Also I appreciate how much you helped me to acquire another property — in a highly competitive situation — at an excellent price.
I’m grateful, too, for having your good knowledgeable advice throughout both transactions. Always well-informed, happy to answer my questions and to lead me in the right direction. David Gowan: a real pro. Highly recommended!”
“David Gowan did a phenomenal job selling my property at 2148 Pine Street in San Francisco. Other agents I met with tried to lower my expectations citing a busy street and focusing too much on relevant comps and market data. David, on the other hand, understood where I was coming from and spent most of our initial discussion emphasizing all the positives and building a wonderful story of the property. With great confidence, he did not hesitate to push the envelope to try to get the highest price for me despite whatever other objective conditions might have existed. I really felt that he was 110% on my side. Through his creativity and persuasiveness, he had buyers lined up, and we were able to sell the property in just over a week and at a price substantially over initial asking, which was already relatively on the higher end of the spectrum to begin with. Meanwhile, other similarly situated properties were being pulled after months on the market.
I can’t be happier with the results. To get an aggressive bidding war in this market is not an easy task, but I truly believe so much of it has to do with David’s experience and ability to set the right strategy to maximize the opportunity.
I enthusiastically recommend David to anyone seeking an agent, whether buyer or seller. That person can rest easy knowing that David’s experience, skill, and reputation will be working ceaselessly to get the best result. I certainly felt very reassured, especially considering we did the transaction while I was stationed overseas and extremely busy with work and travel.
I’m happy to make myself available for follow-up questions or input to anyone considering David as representation.”