David Watkins is a rare gem. I am retired and over my career I have moved and relocated many times and worked with many outstanding individuals in the real estate industry, but David stands out as unquestionably the best real estate person I have ever worked with. I sincerely believe David is in a league of his own.
David was instrumental in my wife and I finding just the right home we were looking for and taking exceptional initiative to protect our interests through the process and even going above and beyond to help us after we closed. David knows this business and market inside out, including neighborhood nuances to the street level. My wife and I were anxious to find a house fairly quickly and with his counsel did not move too quickly on some homes we identified that had limitations he, fortunately, pointed out to us. He ended up finding a home that had just come on the market and we absolutely fell in love with. We were also very happy that it was well below the high end of our price range. He was a master at negotiating price even including a surprising thorough level of concessions on the home inspection, which we didn’t expect.
We are from the east coast, and just after the close we had to indefinitely delay our move because of the covid situation. David, without even being asked, offered to help us in any way needed. He has provided us so much assistance finding and setting up contractors and going out to give them access when needed. This included inspection repairs, security system installation, gardening, and irrigation system, to name just some of the many things. Even today with this continuing covid situation, he still regularly checks in on our home and helps when needed.
David always made us feel like we were his only/favorite clients, always responding to emails or texts within minutes, not hesitating to come in on a Sunday morning or any time to meet us. Bottom line, David consistently provided spot on advice, has the highest integrity, is very enjoyable to work with and gets outstanding results!
I don’t often participate in reviews, however when something occurs that is so exceptional I feel it deserves to be recognized. David Watkins is possibly the most professional and proficient realtor of all time, I know that’s a very bold statement.
I have bought and sold many houses in my lifetime, never before have I received the level of service that David provided. His professionalism along with his staff exceeded all of my expectations, he sold my house In a very short period of time, every suggestion he made to further the sale of my property was right on point
When he brought me the offer from the person who ultimately bought my house, I was ready to tell David go tell this buyer to ______ himself. David said to me, Howard let me work with this guy, ultimately David got me just under my listing price.
I had some trepidation with the buyer once we entered into escrow, but just like the sales process David handled it with expertise and made it an absolutely hands off process for me, other than signing the final escrow papers I basically had no involvement and bringing the sale to fruition
I’m moving out of state, I only wish I could’ve used David when I bought my new house in Florida.
I have proudly already recommended a couple of my friends to David Watkins and will not hesitate to do it again in the future
I am proudly sign my name to this review, Howard Hirsch
David is who we went with to list my mom’s house in Calabasas. He is a specialist in the area and we felt he did a great job with advising us on the market/comps and ultimately the home sold for 80k over asking. The market is wild right now but my mom‘s house did need a fair amount of work on the inside and thus we didn’t get a ton of offers but ultimately we were very pleased with the number/quality of offers we did receive. Thanks David!
I chose David to list my home after he came by for a listing appointment. I felt he was knowledgeable about the area and the market. I was impressed by his marketing materials that he brought with him. Throughout the process he was very quick to respond to my many questions! He proved himself to be professional and capable throughout the transaction. My home closed quickly and for $80k over asking. Anyone thinking of buying or selling, I would highly recommend using him.
David and his team are so professional and really know what they are doing. They didn't try to push us to buy a house we couldn't afford. We felt they had our best interest in mind throughout the entire process and really went to bat for us. We will definitely recommend David and his team to our friends and family, and continue to work with them in the future.
In this very competitive market, I’m really glad that I worked with David and his team. David was very helpful and responsive, he made the home buying process very easy, he took care of everything and we had a peace of mind during the whole process.
It was a pleasure to work with him!!!
David is extremely knowledgeable about homes in Calabasas. This allows him to negotiate very effectively on your behalf. He is very professional yet friendly. He is responds to all calls/texts in a timely manner. He has a “great eye” as to how to best prepare your house for sale. We sold our house without professionally staging it in only 2 days with multiple offers . I recommend him highly! I would use David’s service again in buying our next home .
We recently completed the purchase of a home in Calabasas. David and his team were very knowledgeable, understood exactly what we told them about what we were looking for and wanted to buy. They showed us three properties and fell in love with the second. David and his team were very helpful during our discussions about submitting an offer, and the whole purchasing process including the different financing scenarios. Our second offer was accepted and we closed the deal effortlessly. We would recommend them to anyone purchasing a home in the Calabasas area.
David and his team are fantastic!! This was my first time buying a home, and I was EXTREMELY stressed and unsure what I was doing. David was so sweet and very helpful throughout the entire process and beyond! Even when he was out of town, he was still keeping on top of everything for me. He was literally my counselor as I sobbed about broken faucets and ugly paint colors...it got bad on my end. But David was there for it all and got me from point A to point B alive and well and now I have a house of my own! He coached me through everything and gave me advice when I needed it, always keeping my end goals in mind. I'm so grateful for his help and will use him again when the time comes to sell my new home and upgrade.
David is the the person to go to. He has Calabasas on lock. We got an offer on our house the first day he put it on the market. The offer came in for more than we thought we would get before contacting him and the closing was quick and smooth.
Highly recommend him.