What my clients are saying:
David is extremely knowledgable about the local real estate market, as well as real estate practices in general. He is highly responsive and regularly goes beyond the call of duty to service his clients. He will simultaneously fight for his clients best interests while being professional and courteous to the other parties. David handled both my sale and my purchase, negotiating great deals for me on both ends, expediting all paperwork and staying involved until long after the closings.
David does not need my recommendation. You can choose him blindly. He is Amazing person and you will get the house you like. I just said “David, I like this home”. He pursued and got it for us. In this crazy bay area housing….without David we would have never got the home. David also helped her sell our condo few yrs ago. Highly recommend him. I would give 10 stars if I can! Love you David!
David was very helpful in dealing with the sensitive matter of long-term tenants’ emotional attachment to the location and possible rate increase as a result of the sale. Also, is very knowledgeable of the area, having lived and worked there all his life. That came in to play because some of the tenants already knew him and were receptive to his advice. I recommend him especially if you are looking for someone who really knows the local community.
David has extensive experience with the market, “out-of-the-box” negotiation and process skills, and takes the initiative to find important information about properties. Highly recommended!
If you want a top-notched, honest, kind and knowledgeable Real Estate agent, then David is your man. We were very demanding clients and David always maintained his professionalism and sold our house at higher than asking in no time at all. We need more “Davids” in the world.
David sold a similar unit in the same complex. We liked the sale price and contacted him for consultation. David communicated well and suggested some time line that would work with us, and we instantly liked the proposal. He did the open house a couple of weeks after we first spoke, and he helped us pick the buyers in the following week. The price was good and buyers were very nice to work with. The whole experience was smooth.RHONDA LOVE;Dave is great Realtor and got me the house that I never thought I could own. He doesn’t push you to make quick decisions, and will explain things in great detail when you don’t understand them. Dave made a stressful situation less stressful. I’m now a very satisfied Lake House owner!
We have bought and sold 7 homes in our lifetime and have what we feel is a fairly good dose of experience regarding the overall process… During our most recent transaction, we were referred to David. I can say with complete honesty that David is the best in the business, and we’ve worked with a lot of agents in our time. He negotiates with confidence and respect for all concerned,… he knows what he’s doing in all aspects of the transaction and will protect his clients best interest. David has integrity, years and years of experience, and puts the hours in. I’d get texts and emails very late at night and very early in the morning, which means he was awake at all hours of the day and night negotiating for us. Ultimately, what I’d like to impress, is that you can trust David.
David not only helped my wife and I buy our first home but sell our first home 2 years later. In terms of a buying he agent he hustled! He ran around and showed us homes all with in our range. When it was time to make an offer he was aggressive, responsive and trustworthy. He was excellent! In terms of selling our home he was proactive, had professional photos and videos made. Sent out mailers, email blasts to agents and clients nationwide and internationally. Needless to say my house was in escrow in 3 days. Closed in 15 days and we got 30k above what it was listed for.
I was very fortunate to have David Rivas as my agent. He was professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. He got me the best possible price, and always exhibited the highest professional principles.
David was fantastic to work with, always on top of things, extremely responsive, very professional and extremely ethical. We had to make multiple offers on homes before ours was accepted and David was willing to see us through to the end until we finally found a home we loved. He grew up in Sunnyvale and not only knows that town well but is knowledgeable about the entire south bay. We’d highly recommend David!
Through his connections and local expertise he found us a beautiful house in Sunnyvale. Then he handled the sale of the old house in Mountain View. He was always available and I would recommend him without reservation.
Working with David Rivas was a pleasure. He is an expert at marketing and going through the many forms necessary to close a home. He represents his clients as if they were family. If you want to get your best deal, hire David Rivas!
David helped us sell a rental property. We are very happy we decided to enlist his services as we had zero experience with selling a house, and David made the process as painless as possible. We were very impressed with his professionalism, earnestness, and keen sense of the market and what buyers are looking for. Thanks to David everything went very smoothly. We would highly recommend his services to friends and family and will definitely work with him again if the opportunity should arise.
David helped us through the whole process, displaying great know how and patience. We particularly appreciated his negotiating skills, and in hindsight he got us a great deal. We are really grateful for his good service.
David Rivas is a great broker. My wife and I actually met him in Sunnyvale one day while he was doing an open house. Our first impression of David was awesome. He seemed to really know the market well and knew what he was talking about. His honest approach and common sense tactics is what sold us on using David as our Broker. And yes, we would use him again. As a matter of fact we are using him again to sell another property that we own.
JOE & MICHELLE LAYTON
Dave spent many days (not hours) in locating just the right 2nd home for me in Santa Cruz. He was so patient with me, as we had looked at well over 70 homes. I explained what I wanted. He always showed up on time, with lists of several homes to view, and mapped them all out. He showed me homes that I wanted, but it was me who couldn’t decide which one to purchase. He provided me with great advice and always had my best interest at heart. Dave is an exceptional listener and the patience of a Saint. He’s well informed and well prepared. The closing went so smoothly. I am so impressed, that I have him listing my commercial properties. Highly recommend Dave for all my residential and commercial real estate needs.
I selected David to sell my house in Sunnyvale because he is an expert in the area. David guided me to the right amount of landscaping and staging for the neighborhood and market. The pictures and internet exposure were well done. David kept me informed of the competition and worked with me on pricing. He worked hard holding open houses and we received good offers. I will use David Rivas if I sell my current home in Sunnyvale.
Thanks to Dave we were able to sell our home above appraised market value during a down market. He also worked with us for many months to find just the right opportunity to find a fixer upper at a great price. Very professional.
Dave provided me with great service. He is very knowledgeable of my neighborhood — sunnyvale. When buying my house, he went above and beyond to help me finish the purchase smoothly, although it was an estate sale and was managed by a very difficult attorney on the sellers’ side. Dave’s after the purchase service is outstanding. He is very helpful and kind. He always helps me with tips about the neighborhood and introducing me to different skilled inexpensive repairmen when i need to fix things in the house.
BOUGHT IN PONDEROSA AREA
David was wonderful in helping us with our first home purchase. We never felt pressure from him to act quickly and he was very informative. He is an excellent in the negotiation process and really helped us get a great deal. We are very happy in our new home and would recommend him to anyone we know. Thanks Dave!
Having managed several different rental properties for sometime, within the surrounding area, has provided David with a keen insight of the local market and trends. His knowledge and ability has assisted in obtaining very competitive returns on our rental/investment property. David is the go to guy for his integrity and genuine concern for his clients, big or small.
We are a family of just 2 and we are looking for homes in the bay area for the past couple of months and of all the agents that we contacted David was the only one who responded immediately and soon our meeting followed. After that we have been having a really productive time in our search for a home as David caters to our requests and restrictions. He has good knowledge of local programs that help first time home buyers like us and he has not fallen short of coming up to our expectations. We would definitely recommend David as an excellent agent for anyone looking for homes in the bay area…
We had lived in our Sunnyvale home for 30yrs. So making a decision to move was a big step. We contacted David Rivas to help us out with our goals. He was wonderful. He listened to exactly what we wanted to accomplish with the sell and purchase of our new home. He worked for us. He was knowledgeable. And there was no task to small or big for Dave. He responded quickly and professionally to all our questions. He helped us understand todays market. During the process sometimes I was stressed , But I could depend on Dave to help me understand the process and always there to re-assure us. It was great having an agent who truely cares about his clients and was an expert at what he does.
David definitely knows the Sunnyvale area and the surrounding areas. Very responsive and attentive, addressed all issues, phone calls etc. Excellent negotiation skills. He was very sincere and frank when his opinion was needed on certain home choices, was also very informative. David was very patient, never made me feel pressured or rushed. David, I hope you are available for my next home sometime down the road!