Why did you move to Bainbridge Island?
This is a question I get from every client so maybe it will help you to know my answer. The short one is I love Bainbridge because it is the best place in the USA to live to recreate outdoors in all 4 seasons!
Considering I can actually live anywhere I want in the United States, there is a reason I have lived here for 28 years! Growing up on the waterfront in Maine was all about life on the water; swimming, sailing and exploring the amazing coast. After college, I moved to Utah and spent 7 years in the Wasatch mountains, skiing, rock and ice climbing and mountain biking. If you share my love for mountains AND water, Bainbridge is paradise! Every outside activity you can dream of is just outside your front door. I also love living on a rural Island only 35 minutes by ferry boat from Seattle, the best city in America!
I like to tell people "I'm not a salesman." It's true; I am a consultant. What I offer is certified negotiation skills, in-depth market knowledge, expertise in house construction and interpreting inspections and making your house buying or selling experience professional yet fun. If you are seeking an agent with 28 years of experience, who is passionate about where he lives and able to provide unsurpassed knowledge about buying and selling houses so YOU can make the most informed decision, start your adventure with me. I am a 6 year Five Star agent and my motto is "there are no problems, just solutions!"
Here is what a few clients had to say about me:
I would highly recommend Dave when buying or selling a home. He was recommended to us by a friend, a fellow agent in his company, during the whirlwind purchase of our new home which had multiple offers. Dave put together a compelling offer which positioned us as the leading contender for the purchase. He is organized - knowing what needs to be accomplished and the most efficient way to make it happen. Given our experience when purchasing our home, we chose Dave to help us sell our existing home. Dave provided excellent advice on what inspections to perform, what to fix and not fix, and contractors who could help. His recommended process on the timing of previewing the house by local agents, putting it on the market, and scheduling an open house resulted in multiple offers within a week. He worked closely with the buyer's title company to ensure an on-time closing despite several potential delays. Outside of the technicalities of selling or buying a home, Dave matched our sarcastic sense of humor with his own wit and made buying and selling our home as easy and stress-free as possible. He worked with us - not just for us. In Dave, we have made a friend who we will enlist for future real-estate sales or purchases.
11/01/2016 - islandcathy6
David listed my property and represented me as a Seller. I received excellent service from David. His communication and intentional marketing efforts on my behalf were exceptional. I have been a licensed real estate agent in Arizona for 22 years and know what is expected in our industry. David’s agent abilities and attention to the goal surpassed my expectations. Having dealt with other agents in Washington, outside the Seattle area, for other properties, no one has come close to acting and performing as professionally as David. I really appreciated working with him. What a refreshing experience. David is a fantastic asset.
10/25/2016 - zuser20161025103320100
Dave patiently helped us find just the right house when we moved to Bainbridge from Oregon. He paid full attention to details, and always returned calls/emails and had a great knack for giving timely advice and information when we didn’t yet know we needed it! His knowledge about houses is amazing. We would highly recommend Dave to anyone. His deep knowledge of Island Real Estate coupled with his experience was a win/win. He was all about finding us the RIGHT home. He was not all about the sell. Dave’s encouragement to have the septic inspected saved has thousands of dollars and a huge headache. We hope to never have to buy another home but if we do, we will call Dave!
10/25/2016 - rjmartic
This man will be positive, pro-active and attend to every detail with enthusiasm. Dave is recognized by the real estate community as one of the best. He was relaxed and cheerful as we struggled to make up our minds about things. When we did in fact settle on a house he called in the experts, used his extensive local knowledge and networks to help us. We were re- locating from the UK and he accommodated our ignorance of the local ways with humor and patience. Great to have the best in your camp! Thank you Dave!
01/08/2014 - mpayne19
Dave helped us move from living on a boat to a house years ago, then several years later, helped us sell our house and buy a townhouse in town. His service is always outstanding! Dave is solution focused, hands on and always positive. I especially appreciated his strong sense of integrity. I strongly recommend Dave!
10/27/2016 - kellee072
In January 2014, David Parker helped us find and negotiate the purchase of a condo in Bainbridge Island. The entire process took only one month, and we are very pleased with the result and the condo. Dave is very personable, responsive and knowledgeable. We enjoyed working with him throughout and we've become good friends. We would definitely recommend Dave for anyone looking to buy or sell property in Bainbridge Island.
12/06/2016 - Gordon Nelson
David is a professional who is personable and a great listener. He worked hard to find the ideal property for my wife and I. He always kept our priorities in mind and never steered us down a stray path. When it comes to construction, David knows homes inside and out, and was an invaluable resource in highlighting potential issues.
11/20/2016 - user413248
Our experience working with David couldn’t have been a more positive one. Nor could I give high enough praise for the work David performed during the course of our rather lengthy, largely convoluted and mostly difficult transaction. My wife and I had previously bought or sold 3 other properties without an agent and we likely would have attempted to do so again were it not for the obvious logistical difficulties associated with our being out-of-state owners. As such, it was with some trepidation that we proceeded listing with David. Knowing what we know now, however, and the unforeseen regulatory difficulties we encountered, I shudder to think how quickly and thoroughly the complexities of this transaction would have buried us. David not only impressed me with his tenacity and professionalism when confronted with wave after wave of seemingly nonsensical minutiae and explanations steeped in pretzel logic, he consistently took whatever time was necessary to sort through muck and aggressively seek out answers he didn’t have and/or inject his brand of upbeat positivity into the equation. Furthermore, he remained unshakably committed throughout circumstances I am certain would have driven others into quick submission. And most importantly, never once did we have cause to question whether or not our interests were being represented fairly and with persistent diligence. I figure when I come to visit friends on the Island, Dave can buy me the beers I currently owe him for doing a job I honestly can’t believe anyone else either would, or could have done.Top qualities: Expert, On Time, High Integrity
Rocky & Debbie Botts — Corte Madera, California
David has helped us purchase 3 properties and sell one. We've been more than happy with the attentiveness and expertise that David provided us with each of those transactions. He has a great knowledge of the region and has always put us in contact with great local resources based on his recommendations. We hope to be using Davids services in the future.
10/25/2016 - user7023701