I lived in San Francisco and before in La Jolla. After 3 long years of looking in East Bay San Francisco to buy a house (after the crash), I had finally settled for Danville/San Ramon area because of excellent schools and the closest look it had to Southern California compared to Lafayette and Alamo which also have good schools. I got introduced to David on July 13, 2013 through a mutual friend. I have no appreciation for old houses which were plenty around in EB. I explained to David what I am looking for in 15 minutes. Within 2-3 Email exchanges during the week (sending me just a few property listings/pictures to grade), he provided me with 4-5 candidate listings for the coming Saturday. The first property was exactly my taste, the second (which I had picked myself) was a NO NO, and the third was OK. On the way back the same day, he showed me a couple more properties with one which I completely fell in love with after seeing it with patience. After a few questions to him on the same day who he right away got answers for me, on the next day I knew that this is the dream house for me. Within the next 36 days (we closed on 8/26), he really worked to get continuously to get the property for me as if he was getting it for himself. Whether it was a question I had late at night, early in the morning, or else, he was quick hard to get answers from the other agent, the city, the inspector, etc. We probably communicated through 200+ Email, phone, and text exchanges for anything from sprinkler system, internet wiring, roof condition, loan, appraisal, insurance, and so on and more importantly managing other people involved in the process for this purchase. After all ups and downs (it is never smooth), within 36 days, I had finally got the house I picked on the first day. Given the last 3 years of disappointing experience with different agents or search on my own, I had planned at least 4-6 months of search with him and countless Saturdays on house hunting. But all happened in one Saturday. Even after the purchase, he has been in touch with me to see how everything is going on and helping me with some after purchase issues. In a nutshell, David reminded me of what one used to expect from a true real estate agent before them becoming just searchers on MLS and public sites and just sending Emails to you to go to see the properties. During the process, I found out that every penny is worth as commission if you have a true agent. David certainly deserved all of it. I highly recommend David since it would be like a close friend or family for you during the whole process.