Having bought several homes in my life and sold some, I have worked with numerous agents. Dealing with selling my father's condo after he passed away, was by far the hardest I've done. David made the whole listing, sales and escrow process smooth and quick. He not only puts in a lot of time but knows the market, negotiates and works well with the other agents and his clients. He is a true professional, caring, well organized and communicates with all parties along the entire process. If you are buying or selling a home or condo, you owe it to your self to contact David. You will be glad you did.
He is attentive, responsive pro-active and with the right kind of positive energy. I have enjoyed my buying experience with him from beginning to end. David always goes above and beyond for his clients making sure to communicate back swiftly and efficiently on a question or an offer. When visiting a property he always manages to establish good will thanks to his wonderful personality with the sellers or the seller's agent. He will also go out of his way to respond to any queries or worries his clients might have from early morning to late night. I have noticed a number of David's positive reviews come from the seller's side but I can vouch for the fact that he is a top notch expert at evaluating the market and providing a buyer with a step by step awareness of the buying process. He does this without making you feel that you should be already be knowledgeable- in short he is the best of teachers if you are a first time or like me a second time buyer- one who informs and empowers. He guided me intelligently while making offers and counter-offers on my new home and I am most thankful for this. If I were to require the services of a real estate agent in the years to come, I would not hesitate calling him first whether selling or buying a property. David is indeed the best first choice you can make when selecting a real estate professional for your needs. -Philippe P. Del Mar, CA
I was worried about how to find someone responsive, good to deal with and nearby. The big shot realtors I heard advertising on the radio had some negative reviews buried in Yelp and had questionable practices. I contacted David because he had 100% 5-star ratings. David stopped by and it was clear he knew how to promote properties using his communication and technology skills. I hired David and extremely happy how smooth my sale went. Even in this slow market I had buyers and opened escrow in less than a week. Most importantly his feedback helped me make the right decisions throughout the process. Here's some examples. Before listing the condo which repairs are necessary and which probably don't matter? What is the strategy for setting the asking price, for countering an offer, for dealing with contingencies...? All of these questions and issues pop up along the way and David provided excellent feedback for how to deal with them. Without question David is a 5-star realtor, and my wife and I could not be more happy! -Jim McLeod Carmel Valley, CA
David helped my boyfriend and I find the house of our dreams. David's thorough, diligent, and responsive. As first time home buyers, he walked us through the entire process and put our fears at ease. He was available almost all the time via text, phone and email which helped us feel so comfortable. He kept our best interest in mind and negotiated an awesome price for our home. We are so happy with David and have already recommended him to our family and friends!
! We actively listed our home the week in January 2016 that had the big rain storm. On the worst day of the storm we had around 12 buyers and ended up with multiple offers. The second day of showings we had more buyers and more offers. It got to the point that offers were being revised to compete with offers coming in, which drove our sale price above asking (nice!). We ended up entering escrow after 3 days on the market. David helped us get our home ready for sale by recommending Beppie Mostert from Living Design Interiors, LLC, to help us know how to stage our home to stand out, and then by bringing in a professional photographer for marketing pictures. When we went live it was very professional and looked fantastic! The escrow process went smooth considering we needed to do some repairs, move out, and tent the house for termites all while moving to the East Coast. Escrow closed on schedule. We would highly recommend David for the sale of your home. His marketing techniques exceed others, and they work!
Despite telling each of them my motivation level (high, would buy tomorrow if the right deal came along) and that we were pre-qualified for a decent mortgage, each of them just put me into a basic MLS search that would spam me daily and that was the end of it. Not David! I was surprised and, frankly, delighted that he alone ended our conversation with, "and when can we talk next?" He heard the seriousness/eagerness in my voice and matched it completely! He and I spoke on a Thursday evening, talked again on Monday after we looked at our options, set up viewings for Wednesday (so I'd have time to drive down), and were in escrow by Thursday! Throughout the escrow process, David and his team was there to guide us all the way. He provided insights, referrals to excellent contractors and other professionals to help us make informed decisions, and was always responsive when we had questions or concerns. To say that he went the extra mile is an understatement, to say the least! David has very much earned the 5-stars in this review from me - as he clearly has from others, as well. The best part is that I no longer have to come to Yelp when I'm in need of a realtor in the San Diego area... I know just who to call!
He spent a good deal of time up front, via email/phone/in-person, finding out exactly what I was looking for in a property. He was always very prompt in replying to my emails and calls (usually within minutes). When I narrowed down my search to one condo complex in particular, he reached out to his many realtor contacts in the area to find out if any properties there were coming to the market soon. When a unit in that complex finally came onto the market, he understood that we needed to jump on it immediately. (This was in the Carmel Valley/Del Mar area, where properties were going into escrow within a few days of being listed.) David agreed to meet me at the condo the very next morning after it went onto the market, and he had already prepared much of the bid paperwork in advance, so we could make an offer right after seeing it. I told him how high I was willing to go, but he advised me he thought we could get it for $10,000 less. He saved me $10,000! He then called the seller's agent and managed to negotiate with her to accept my offer and take the property off the market... on the very first day full day it was listed! They even already had an open house scheduled, but he persuaded her to cancel that and accept our offer instead. I have to say, I was shocked! David is an amazing negotiator. And what is very interesting is that the unit actually appraised slightly higher than the price he had negotiated for me. So I was able to buy my condo UNDER market value, which is unheard of in this area of San Diego. The condo was in mint condition too; definitely not a fixer-upper. David remained upbeat, responsive, and helpful all the way through the escrow process. He is a terrific guy personally too, aside from being a very savvy negotiator. He is well-versed in the San Diego market, and clearly quite experienced as a realtor. I feel so fortunate to have found him. (I picked him out of the many real estate agents in San Diego because he had by far the most positive reviews on the internet.) I am fairly certain that I would not have ever gotten my condo without his help, much less at the incredible price I paid. I can't recommend him highly enough!
This was our second attempt to sell our home, the first was a disappointment because the agent was lacking. So, we were a bit nervous especially because we were living out of state and we had tenants in the home at the time. David was amazing, he gave us time to think over our decision to sell, provided us with the necessary information to make the decision making process easier. His confidence gave us the confidence that this sell was going to be different from the last. Needless to say, our house was off the market after the first day of showings. Although the process took a bit longer due to tenants moving out and the buyers not wanting to assume land lordship (I made that word up but it works ) he kept us updated throughout the entire time. If I was to ever relocate or know someone relocating...David's name would be my first and only choice. Thank you David, it was a great experience and we couldn't be happier!!
Fast forward to now and we had outgrown it and moved on to a larger house but could never sell the condo due to the market conditions, and thus rented it out. Truth be told we were not fans of being landlords, and so we reached out to various realtors to see our options. When all other realtors heard we were interested in selling "hopefully in the near future" their response was always the same: "get back to me when you're ready to sell." Then we met David Demangos, and we were hooked instantly! Not only did David stay in contact with us until the market became favorable (over a year!), he continuously sent us market updates and other resources to help us decide when the time was right. In that time he never once pressured us and always was available to talk and answer our questions. When we did decide it was time, David was flawless at getting all the things in order and getting our condo sold quickly for what we needed. I could speak volumes about his honesty, integrity, flexibility, and skill of his profession. Do yourself a favor and just go with the best, David Demangos!
I wanted to make to my current house and the repercussions they could have on the selling price. Even though I had no business for him then he was nice enough to take the time to talk to me and explain my options. So when I decided to buy a little investment condo, it felt only natural to contact him, and I was not disappointed! David is very nice and helpful, he responds to your questions very quickly and is everything you want in a realtor. David will be my go-to person next time I need to buy or sell a property. -Jeanne Carmel Valley, CA
At that time, we knew few thing about local area. I checked yelp and tried to find a local realtor. Found Dave at the top rating, one year later, I did know what that mean. There was one special thing during our hunting. We submitted an offer and seller accepted it. But suddenly, our family faced an expected t ough situation. We must withdraw that offer which was more than million dollars. Definitely not a good news for Dave. But he still kindly help us to handle this and continued servicing us with same enthusiasm, even at that time, we were not sure if we would continue hunting or not. Finally, things changed better. Now, with Dave's help, we got not a house, but a dream home. My wife and I enjoy it and my kids love it. Dave, he is our realtor, but more like our friend.
We decided to use David as our real estate agent because of the positive Yelp reviews we read. We are glad we had David's help throughout the entire buying process. He is a good listener and he is quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had via any sort of communication methods. Given that we were looking to secure a lot at the end of December, David really was exceptional in dealing with everything in a timely manner in amidst of all the holiday craze! His experience and skills in dealing seller saved us many back-and-forth headaches. Most importantly, David gave some really honest and no-frill advice, which we liked the most. I would highly recommend David if you are looking to buy in the San Diego area.
We contacted David and he was amazing to work with from the very beginning. He listened to our needs and communicated the best strategy to pursue. David was incredibly responsive by phone, text, and e-mail, despite the time difference. Once we found the house we liked, he visited the house and sent us a video. David was so helpful that we made an offer without seeing the house! He truly has your best interest in mind, awesome negotiator and will work hard for you. Even after the closing, he has been there to help us with the transition. I have no hesitation and would happily work with David again. Thank you David!! -Carlos Pino University City, CA
I listed my home with him for a few simple reasons. 1. I trust him completely - He doesn't say what I want to hear, he just gives me the facts. He and his wife Gina are people I will trust with the care of my children. 2. He has excellent marketing and negotiation skills. David has his finger on the pulse of the real estate market . 3. He WILL get us the most money in the shortest amount of time possible. I wish I was not leaving town because I'd want to use his services for every home I buy or sell!