Dave is an energetic, knowledgeable broker who does what he says he is going to do. He was able to coordinate a nearly full remodel of our house and complete a cash sale in less than 45 days. His contractor (Steven Burns) was quick, honest, reasonable and thorough. Because of the superior job of marketing, we had multiple offers after only a few days on the market.
Very few brokers are able to meet the standards Dave has set; the highest being honesty. I would most strongly recommend him if you are looking for a quality professional who will get the job done quickly and efficiently.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $500K in El Cajon, CA.
After 2 years of trying to sell our home my wife and I were about to give up. That's when I met Dave Zimkin. He came by and looked at our home. Made a few suggestions about improvements that would increase value and speed up sale. We followed his suggestions and made improvements. He set the asking price creating the perfect market for our home and within a short period of time we had a offer and sold the home. There is no doubt in my mind without Dave's expertise and knowledge of the market we would have given up and still be living there. Up front he told us exactly how the entire process would unfold and it all happened just as he described. If you have a home you need to sell there's absolutely no other agent that I would recommend! Mike
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $675K in El Cajon, CA.
Dave Zimkin and the whole team at Zimkin realty were amazing to work with. We received updated active listings daily based on the detailed criteria we had shared with Dave which allowed us to quickly jump on any properties we were interested in. Dave was extremely responsive to text messages/calls and emails, and showed a sincere interest in helping us find the home we wanted that had all of the items we were looking for. Dave is a highly experienced professional with incredible negotiation skills. Once we found the home we wanted, Dave jumped on it and took care of all of the hard work that was required to lock in the home at a great price. We would definitely recommend Zimkin realty if you are looking to purchase a home.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $475K in Clairemont Mesa East, San Diego, CA.
The first time I spoke and met Dave, I knew he meant business. He put my house up for sale in 3 days and had it sold in less than a week. Then we closed eacrow in less than 3 weeks.
I told him that I did not want to move twice before I bought my next home. He engineered a rent back to the buyer of my home so I could find a nice new home. It worked out great and he was with us every step of the way. He will go out of his way to provide you what you need...he clearly takes care of his customers. Here you go Dave 5 STARS !!!!
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $525K in Eastlake Trails, Chula Vista, CA.
Dave Zimkim was referred to us as we were attempting to purchase a home as a short sale through an auction. I truly believe the stars were aligned for us to have the opportunity to meet a Realtor of his professional caliber and personal integrity! Dave guided us through the auction and contracting process, letting us know the potential pitfalls and benefits of acquiring the property. I asked for guidance in choosing a lender and Dave promptly provided us with 4 contacts that he felt would be right for us, but didn't interfere as we evaluated them all until we were comfortable with our choice. Dave kept us informed every step of the way and promptly responded to our requests and queries. Dave's expert negotiation skills allowed us, as buyers, and the sellers to reach amicable arrangements to close the sale in record time. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DAVE ZIMKIN to service all real estate needs, whether buying or selling. He is a true and honest professional who will be our Realtor for life!
Dealing with Dave was the BEST real estate experience a person could ask for. When a glitch came up his response was always the same: "Don't worry, we'll fix it!" and he did. We would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to sell or buy a piece of property.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $325K in El Cajon, CA.
I think the only thing I could say that was bad was that he moved to quickly. I started the process with David in late March. I was told that the entire process would likely be completed by the end of August. Then he called and said 7-20-12 and again another call moving it up to 7-17-12. Oh but wait, that's a good thing not bad. David not only moved my house quickly and professionally, he also helped me to sell my side by side refrigerator when I ran out of time and had no place to move it to once the house closed escrow. For all of you ongoing customers, as well as future customers, let me just say you really can put your whole trust in David. He was not only patient with my many questions and insecurities, he got the job done in record time. One of my daughter's clients referred him to me, I referred him to another of my daughters and I would not hesitate to continue to refer other friends, family and acquaintances to him. Thanks David you’re awesome.
Dave was the perfect realtor for me. I was the buyer of a short sale property, and he definitely knew the proceedures and got the deal through escrow as quickly as possible. He always answered my emails and phone calls immediately and kept me up to date on where we were in the escrow. He kept the documents flowing efficiently and we closed escrow in the shortest time possible. You will enjoy working with him, and you can count on him to be honest and professional.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $375K in Santee, CA.
What can I say - Dave's is a 10 of 10 in persistence, patience and resourcefulness, and most importantly, he truly has his clients' best interest in mind. This 2012 short sale is my second transaction with Dave, and I have come to realize that he knows just about everyone in the business. We had two buyers fall through during this deal, but Dave never missed a beat - the same day, he had another one lined up and had the paperwork to me. If you need investors, lenders, bankers, you name it - Dave knows them, has a good relationship with them, and he will make the deal happen. On top of that he's a good guy and easy to talk to. DZ is the only realtor I would ever recommend to anyone for doing business in SD County.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $250K in El Cajon, CA.
Our experience with Dave was wonderful! We are newly engaged, first-time home buyers, and we found our perfect home thanks to Dave. Throughout the process, Dave was extremely helpful and happy to answer any questions we had...and we had a lot! He is a real expert at what he does and he worked so hard to help us get this property. We heard short sales can take forever and be a real pain, but we were in our home in record time! He exceeded our expectations and we will recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell.