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David Philipp Reviews

David Philipp
Realtor CADRE#01797195 (7 years experience)
4 Recent Sales (last 12 months)


Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting

- Highly likely to recommend
02/28/2014 - jorgensen g
Bought a home in 2013.
Dave started out as my realtor and we are now friends. We closed our deals on several rentals (midtown, east sac, and citrus heights) about a year ago and he is still helping us. I'm struggling to find all of the right words. He took his time with me and my wife, he listened to us, provided us with a variety of options so we could determine what was right for us. So, a year later, I am completely satisfied with our purchases and how Dave helped facilitate the process. He was and still is on our side, which is not always the case nowadays. We still seek his advice with remodels and we are excited to share our progress with him. Today he visited us at one of our properties and we took him out to lunch. His contacts for wood floors, painting, and electricians helped me transform this property into a jewel. Thank you Dave. Big hug!!
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- Highly likely to recommend
06/24/2013 - natandmark
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $575K in El Dorado Hills, CA.
Dave is amazing. We recently purchased our new home in El Dorado Hills after looking at a LOT of houses! Dave has a way of making you feel like you're priority one, even though I know he was very busy. He taught us a lot about the area, giving us educated input without trying to persuade us in any one direction. The professionals he recommended turned out to be great too. We ended up using one of our VA loans we have available to us and, on our end anyway, it was practically effortless. Thanks to his negotiating skills, we were able to find our dream home and beat out several other offers. I can't say enough about Dave. He was an absolute pleasure to work with!! He's smart, professional, very hard-working, detail oriented, funny, and extremely patient!!! I would highly recommend Dave and will use him again if/when we want to sell our home!!!
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- Highly likely to recommend
08/17/2012 - user48614613
Bought a home in 2012.
I had a great experience working with Dave. I am a first-time homebuyer (we take more work!) so he was very patient and extremely helpful. I had a short timeline for buying a home because I wanted to move out of my apartment before the end of the month and Dave made himself available any time I needed. The home I bough was also a shortsale and Dave negotiated it very well and got me into my home within 8 weeks which is record time!

In short I would highly recommend him and am very happy in my new home!
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- Highly likely to recommend
07/21/2012 - user2041611
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $175K in Curtis Park, Sacramento, CA.
David worked so hard for my wife and I as we navigated the process of buying our first home. I actually almost feel bad because our price range was only in the mid-100 thousands - I have to wonder if he wound up making any money working with us. I believe his usual properties are worth a little more, but all this means is that he was willing to go the extra mile for a client even if it wasn't the most profitable thing he could be doing. This is GOOD, HONEST work by a good man. Sacramento is a small town and good connections are king in this market. I haven't met a single person who has had a bad thing to say about Mr. Phillip.

Onto the metrics - Local Knowledge: Dave knows the Sacramento area through and through and he helped us scope down the kind of house we could both afford and would be interested in buying. Previous agents took us on wild goose chases through some really disturbing properties. Dave knew what neighborhoods to eliminate before he even took us to look at any properties. He took the time to figure out our wants and he was able to use his own knowledge to direct us to the best properties for our own tastes and needs.

Process Expertise: Buying a home is so complicated and Dave guided us through so many situations where I would have been totally lost on my own. Especially considering that we bought our house with an FHA loan and the property had all sorts of complications. I think there were even a couple situations that Dave had not dealt with before but he was able to expertly learn about them and navigate them to help us avoid pitfalls. I would have been lost without his guidance.

Responsiveness: All I can say is that I never once felt like Dave had other priorities which he put ahead of me. There was more than one occasion where we signed papers in my apartment or in Dave's house at 9pm on weekdays. Customer service at its finest.

Negotiation Skills: I won't go into much detail, but I will say that we bought a foreclosed property, and Dave was able to convince the bank to contribute a more-than healthy amount to our closing costs because of various factors. All the while, the bank was steadfast in its position that it wasn't going to put any money into the property itself. I guess a bank doesn't want to have to deal with the complications of doing work to a property but it is less burdensome to contribute a few extra thousand dollars so that somebody takes it off their hands. Dave did all that work and saved us thousands of dollars.

All in all, I couldn't have asked for more in a real estate agent. He went out of his way for us in so many ways and saved us so much money at junctures where I wouldn't have even known that it was possible to negotiate. Dave is effective and judicious with his business and he works extra hard to keep a good place in the community. He is doing good work in Sacramento in some very hard times. I'll always call him an honest professional and a friend.

This was my first experience dealing with this size transaction. I am confident that when I enter into a much larger real estate transaction that Dave will be the best agent I could find.
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- Highly likely to recommend
07/02/2012 - user3917166
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $550K in Village Homes, Davis, CA.
Dave was my agent for both buying and then selling my house in Davis. Though he focuses more on Sac, he had great knowledge of Davis real-estate and worked with other local agents to make sure that every detail was taken care of. would definitely recommend him to friends and family.
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- Highly likely to recommend
06/24/2012 - ana27
Bought a Multi Family home in 2011 in Boulevard Park, Sacramento, CA.
We initially contacted Dave when he was referred to us by friends. Dave helped us purchase our duplex in Midtown. He was very patient and clearly understood what we were looking for. Dave was knowledgeable and fun to shop around with, even if you do not enjoy house shopping. He was also very responsive and helpful with questions and assistance we needed before and after the sale. We feel like we can always rely on him. We recommend Dave anytime we know someone is looking for a property.
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- Highly likely to recommend
06/24/2012 - user4521127
Bought a Multi Family home in 2011 in Boulevard Park, Sacramento, CA.
Dave has helped us with two property purchases in Midtown Sacramento over the last four years. He made the hassle of purchasing a property feel easy. He is very responsive and does his best to understand what his client is searching for so you don't feel like your time has been wasted. I'd recommend Dave to a friend or family any day.
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- Highly likely to recommend
06/22/2012 - user287596
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $325K in Upper Land Park, Sacramento, CA.
I was very fortunate to have used David Philipp to help me with my home purchase. David was professional, very knowledgeable, and available. My desired neighborhood was mostly older homes and the one I opted for needed a fair amount of work. When the home inspection came back with a rather long list he was proactive in reaching out to contacts and obtaining bids on needed work so we could have all the information to make an informed decision before proceeding. This also proved enormously helpful after closing. He was a wealth of information and his work ethic took a great deal of the stress and guess work out of the process. David was a pleasure to work with, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a real estate professional. He is a treasure and his serve extended well beyond the transaction.
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- Highly likely to recommend
06/20/2012 - MichelePeterson8
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $350K in Land Park, Sacramento, CA.
My experience of buying a house, my first house, my dream house, was perfect and David had everything to do with it. He was recommended by a friend and I know why, because he approaches his clients with the same genuine care as a dear friend of ten years or more. Immediately we looked at houses, I was nervous and David encouraged me to look at every house that interested me. I was eager to buy and David advised I be sure, don't settle the perfect house is out there. I had a ton of questions about the process, David was knowledgable, through, and clear providing me with the information. David has a great network which made the investigation of the house, and the final negotiations to close a smooth process. All I can say is if you want someone you trust, that is a top to bottom full service agent call David.
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- Highly likely to recommend
06/18/2012 - JoyceHammond Benoff
Bought a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $175K in Village 9, Sacramento, CA.
David was extremely helpful. We couldn't have found the perfect home without him. We were looking for a rental property and also a home for my aging mother. David was able to help us sort though the neighborhoods in the downtown area and Natomas. He explained the pros and cons of each property. In the end we found the absolute perfect place for my mother and made the right decision on a rental property..
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