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Dave Tumpa, Realtor®, ABR, e-PRO (11 years experience)
Dave and his team were excellent throughout the whole house buying process. Before even starting, Dave held a short meeting to describe home buying 101 and all the basics. This made us, as first time home buyers, know we were in good hands with him and his team. Dave described all of the steps and everything we would encounter along the way. He then set up a website to list houses with the specifications we were looking for (bedrooms, bathrooms, neighborhoods, etc.). Dave and his team were available at any time answer any questions, show houses, change search criteria, and just discuss any information.
Dave and his team were very straightforward, respectful, and knowledgeable about the home buying process and made everything as easy as possible. We could not have been more thankful and would gladly recommend Dave, his team, and Northwood Realty to anyone looking to buy in or around the Pittsburgh area.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Washington, PA.
Dave and his team were a great help in every step of the process. He was very knowledgeable and also very quick in responding to all inquiries that we had. He and his team were very pleasant and understanding.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $125K in Moon Township, PA.
This team is for you! Stop looking for other agents because you will not find anyone more knowledgeable, more accommodating, and more efficient in working the buying/selling process with your needs totally in mind. From the first time you meet, you get a walk through and breakdown of the entire process you are about to go through with Dave so you can be mentally and emotionally prepared for each step of the process before it even happens, and so you are more informed on the right questions to ask. No matter when we would call to see houses, we got in right away. When it came to paperwork and negotiating, the process was a confident one for us as we had Dave and his team representing our needs. Having Dave and Amanda felt like having friends through the process because they were always there for us, and always very honest about houses we would see. As first time home buyers, this was going to be a scary process but Dave and his team made it go so well. Thank you all for your help!!!
Let me start by saying that 5 stars isn't enough for Dave and his team. This was our first home purchase - and it was a pretty straight forward experience thanks to Dave. I'm going to walk through our experience because 1) it shows how awesome Dave's team is and 2) I'm just so excited about it all.
He started by sitting us down for coffee to review the process for buying a home. This first encounter inspired us to go from just browsing and dreaming about owning a home (which we had done for 3 months prior) to seriously hunting for one.
We got set up with an online list of potential houses and weeded through them until we found a set to check out. Melissa showed us around the homes we'd picked, and surprisingly to us, we found the one that we wanted. Dave took us by for a second look, and when we were sure, he called Amanda to set up the offer for us. We signed the papers the next morning and by evening it was accepted!
All throughout the process Dave helped us understand our limits and set our expectations - he was never afraid to be frank with us.
We've only known Dave for 2 months now, but he's always looking out for us, even now that we've closed. He surrounds himself with amazing people, from his team to his recommended lenders and home inspectors. Every person he's connected us to has gone above and beyond.
We’ve already recommended Dave to our friends who just started looking for their first home! He's truly an amazing realtor.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Glenshaw, PA.
My wife and I were looking to buy our first home and started our search through Zillow. After several attempts at viewing homes on our own we realized the process might be smoother with an agent. We called a few more places and just happened to come in contact with Dave and his team. Dave instantly called us the moment we showed interest in one of his properties. Instead of heckling us about a time to view the home he proposed that we meet at a local cafe and allow him to introduce himself and what he could offer. Since we were first time home buyers we were more than willing to listen to any advice that was offered.
On the day we met, Dave gave us a brief, informal but highly professional presentation of the Northwood Reality services, his team and the general steps to buying a home. In no way did he push us to sign him as our agent. Instead he took the approach to introduce us to the home buying process and offered us his services if we so desired. After his presentation we got to know each other and were able to express our concerns, interests and future goals. At the end of the meeting, we both went on our way without any formal commitments other than the promise that we may work together down the road.
We contacted Dave again to set up a viewing for the home we originally contacted him about. He was very flexible in scheduling a time to see the house and was there to greet us when we arrived. Dave let us view the home on our own to formulate our own opinions. When we finished we discussed our likes and dislikes and realized that it wasn't the one for us. Dave let us know what his first impressions were and informed us of the highs and lows of the house. This initial viewing served as Dave's barometer for what we were looking for in a home. From there on out he did what he could to help us find the style of house and neighborhood we wanted to live in. After about a week, we agreed to sign Dave as our agent and really begin the search for our new home.
Throughout the process Dave was very responsive and always got back to us in a short amount of time. If Dave wasn't available a member of his staff was always able to be reached for any requests or concerns. Never once did my wife and I find ourselves questioning Dave's tactics. We were always comfortable and confident that we would find the home that suited us with Dave leading the way.
Before long we were able to settle on a house and begin the long financial process. Dave was sure to inform us of every detail and important date that we needed to meet. He doubled checked our status along the way and made sure we were comfortable with the decision we made. He also informed us of the several different options to get out of buying the home if we felt it wasn't the right choice or the right time to buy. We even ran into a error with the closing company in which we were assessed a higher closing cost and taxes that hadn't been calculated in the final total. Dave's team diligently worked with us and the closing company to rectify this error and give us piece of mind.
In no time, my wife and I were signing the papers and moving in to our new home. Never once along the way did we feel like we missed out on something or that we were being led in the wrong direction. Dave and his team did a great job throughout the entire process. We are now living in a beautiful home in a great neighborhood. We might not have been able to find such a great place without Dave's guidance.
We will be sure to contact Dave in the future if we ever plan to sell this house and begin the search for another. My wife and I both agree that we would recommend Dave and his team to anyone looking to buy in the Pittsburgh area.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Gibsonia, PA.
Primary point of contact: Melissa Kennedy
I couldn’t have been happier with the way Melissa Kennedy handled the purchase of our new home and quick sale of our previous home. We had been passively looking for houses in the Pine-Richland area and came across something that we loved. She put us in touch with a mortgage professional that helped us on a holiday weekend to get pre-approval and then she guided us through the process of putting in an offer on the new house.
Melissa had our previous home ready for the market with an open house and a full price offer in less than a week. Melissa helped guide us through the ups and downs that can come with a purchase and sale of a home over the last few months and now we are settling in to our wonderful new home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Gibsonia, PA.
Dave is excellent and we'd recommend him to anybody, but especially to those looking to purchase their first home. My husband and I went to him as clueless and nervous first-time home buyers and after our very first meeting with him, we left with all of our questions answered and more confidence! Dave is always very accessible, whether it's via email, text or phone call and that's extremely important during the home buying process because questions and concerns always pop up along the way. He is very honest, extremely helpful and has a great sense of humor! Two thumbs up from us, for sure!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Allison Park, PA.
Primary point of contact: Melissa
They were personable, reliable and dedicated to our experience. They were a great team to work with!!!! We were first time home owners and they made us feel very comfortable and confident. They had great follow through and followed frequently. I loved that they corresponded via email and text messages. They were flexible with show times and days. They really had an insight into our wants and needs.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Wexford, PA.
My husband and I highly recommend Dave and his partner Melissa, they make a GREAT team. They not only sold our townhouse in 5 days, but they also helped us find another home which suited our needs perfectly.
From our first contact with Dave and Melissa we knew that we wanted to work with them. Dave and Melissa are professional, prompt, thoughtful, upfront and honest. They did everything to make the selling (and buying) process as smooth as possible. They were accommodating to our schedules as well as patient with us.
We are so thankful they were by our side. They truly care about their clients and want what’s best for them.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Pittsburgh, PA.
As first-time homebuyers, my fiancé and I were a little overwhelmed when we started our home search. We brought on Dave to represent us as a buyer’s agent, which ended up being the best decision we could have made. He explained every aspect of the home-buying process to us at our initial consultation and was able to answer/address all of our questions or concerns along the way. He was incredibly responsive. Dave did an outstanding job of educating us and being honest with us while continually maintaining professionalism. He even recommended an excellent loan officer, which made the entire transaction probably as smooth as it possibly could have been. With Dave’s help we found the perfect home! We would highly recommend Dave to anyone looking for a home in the Pittsburgh region.