Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Homeland, CA.
We were actually referred to Dave by our 1st lender. He was our 3rd realtor and needless to say the 3rd time was the charm. He is the most professional, down to earth realtor that I have met and think that he is the best out there. He helped in our search for the perfect house and would not let us settle in any way for anything that we did not love. We looked at over 30 houses in the course about 4 months and even when he couldn't make it to the house due to prior engagements, he sent an associate to give us access.
Once we found our love it homes, he was very fast usually having the bid put in within a few hours. He also sent out mailers on our behalf to see if anyone else was selling homes similar to the ones we were bidding on. Once we found our love it home, he actually got us a great deal with his negotiating skills and got us into our home with very little out of pocket on our part. He made the search and bidding process so easy on our part, as we had heard the horror stories from friends about their search.
I cannot express how happy we are in our home thanks to Dave and he actually came to our house warming party that we invited him to, so he keeps in contact well after his job is done. We have been in our home for almost 5 months now and still check in with him with questions and he has never turned us away.
We received Dave's business postcard all the way in Japan when we were stationed there. We usually don't respond to business advertisements, but for some reason, we took a chance and called Dave. We explained our situation to him, noting our concerns being miles away from our condo in San Diego. Dave was very professional from the get-go and provided us information that solidified our decision to sell. He took care of us every step of the way, from advertising, staging and eventually, selling the place. It didn't take long either. He even assisted us with coordinating with the tenants that was renting the place at that time, as well as the with the property manager. We couldn't ask for a better realtor. He has our highest recommendation. And we did, to our friend who also had a property in San Diego but was living out-of-state due to military obligations. In no time, he also sold her place. Dave was very helpful, even after closing. He provided us advice when we were looking for another house in Washington (even though he was no longer our realtor). Our experience was not the same and we wished the whole time that he was still our realtor. Dave is timely, efficient and again, very professional. If you want great service, hire Dave Kaushagen. Thank you so much Dave. Bev and Leo
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $600K in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA.
Dave offered excellent advice for setting up our home for our sale. We followed his advice to the letter and sold our house for top dollar in three days! But the most important item is the trust we felt while working with Dave. He gets my recommendation for anyone with thoughts of selling their home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $450K in Poway, CA.
Dave was instrumental in our process to purchase a new home for our family. In a sellers market, with minimal inventory, and homes being subjected to bidding wars among buyers, Dave's drive to help us get into our dream home was the key factor for our success.
He did not sit around and wait for us to tell him what homes we wanted to see, instead he was extremely proactive, and called us the moment something hit the market that he thought we'd have interest in. He put together outbound marketing campaigns to canvas the neighborhoods we told him that we were interested in. If we couldn't view a home right away, he dropped everything, went to the home, took video of it and posted it for us so that we could get a look ASAP.
Completely unlike other agents we had spoken with in the past, Dave encouraged us to pass on homes that just didn't feel right to us. Despite our frustrations in the market lacking homes for sale and wanting to jump at homes and considering settling for something that wasn't ideal for us, he kept us positive, that the right home would come, kept telling us to not settle or lower our expectations just to get into a home.
Dave did not want to just make a sale, he TRULY wanted to help us find the right home, one that would make us happy and feel like home. He succeeded. I don't care how much someone tells me they like their current agent, I will always insist that they at least have a conversation with Dave to see the difference in his style and approach to not make a sale, but earn a clients trust and business.
Bought a Single Family home in 2008 for approximately $300K in Chandler, AZ.
Dave helped my husband and me purchase a home in Chandler, AZ. His knowledge of the area, the current market, and his willingness to listen made him an invaluable resource in the process of purchasing our home. I recommend Dave 100% for any of your real estate needs. He is professional, responsive, and gets the deal done. I never once felt as if I was being steered in a direction that would have been more advantageous to him. I can honestly and without qualification give Dave my highest possible recommendation as a realtor.