Zillow's #1 Rated Realtor in Denver (12 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting

Team reviews

Before I go into details, IF YOU ARE TRYING TO SELL/BUY A HOME. GO WITH THRIVE! I decided to purchase my first house this year and was overwhelmed with all the different real estate agents. After going through a couple of mediocre agents, I gave Zillow a look. Dave was listed as #1 and decided to give him and the Thrive Team a shot. BEST DECISION EVER. The Thrive Team not only gets you into showings the day a house goes on the market but they also enjoy educating you on warnings signs and future problems. I learned so much about what to look for in a home and how to check the quality of work done on it. The showing agent, Courtney, is a absolute doll. She is genuinely friendly and you can tell she holds a lot of pride in finding you the perfect home. She is quick and efficient with booking showings and will have all information printed out before hand so you can read through it while viewing the house. Dave handles all questions and concerns professionally and gives you honest, well-educated answers. If you ever need anything, he will be there or respond in a very timely manner. I CANNOT thank the Thrive Team enough for squashing all preconceived notions I had about Real Estate companies. I am in the home of my dreams and I could not have done it with them. Do yourself a favor and choose Dave and the Thrive team. You will thank yourself.

  

06/29/2015 - LeslieMayeux
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $500K in Skyland, Denver, CO.

Before I go into details, IF YOU ARE TRYING TO SELL/BUY A HOME. GO WITH THRIVE! I decided to purchase my first house this year and was overwhelmed with all the different real estate agents. After going through a couple of mediocre agents, I gave Zillow a look. Dave was listed as #1 and decided to give him and the Thrive Team a shot. BEST DECISION EVER. The Thrive Team not only gets you into showings the day a house goes on the market but they also enjoy educating you on warnings signs and future problems. I learned so much about what to look for in a home and how to check the quality of work done on it. The showing agent, Courtney, is a absolute doll. She is genuinely friendly and you can tell she holds a lot of pride in finding you the perfect home. She is quick and efficient with booking showings and will have all information printed out before hand so you can read through it while viewing the house. Dave handles all questions and concerns professionally and gives you honest, well-educated answers. If you ever need anything, he will be there or respond in a very timely manner. I CANNOT thank the Thrive Team enough for squashing all preconceived notions I had about Real Estate companies. I am in the home of my dreams and I could not have done it with them. Do yourself a favor and choose Dave and the Thrive team. You will thank yourself.

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06/26/2015 - hrl2277
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $350K in Lakewood, CO.
Primary point of contact: Tim Aberle

We just closed on the sale of our Lakewood home. The team at Thrive was awesome! We interviewed a total of three realtors when we started the process and selected Thrive because of the knowledge and skills they demonstrated during the presentation. They proved those skills throughout our process (pricing the home, preparing it for sale, negotiating the deal and inspection concessions, and talking us off the walls). The Thrive team was there for us every step of the way. As we move from sellers to buyers, we are happy to say, we have the Thrive team on our side again.

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06/25/2015 - kylenorell
Bought a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $300K in Congress Park, Denver, CO.
Primary point of contact: Zach Smith

My fiance and I just moved to the Denver area with the goal of purchasing a home before we got married. We were aware of the volatility of the local housing market and a little nervous to start the home buying process but Zach + Courtney and the Thrive team went above and beyond to make our home buying process smooth and painless. Really down to earth people that were great at communicating, super responsive, very skilled negotiators and extremely knowledgeable about the local market and what was needed to gain the competitive edge over other buyers. And best of all, we closed on our condo a little over a month after we started our search! We couldn't be happier and would recommend Zach + Courtney and the Thrive team 100%. Kyle + Serena

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06/17/2015 - isware1
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $275K in Seven Hills, Aurora, CO.

We looked for the #1 Realtor in the Denver area and found Dave Ness. We contacted Dave and were right away impressed by this welcoming professional. He gave us the run down on the local market and an introduction to how the Thrive team does business. The wealth of knowledge he presented (complete with a real estate buying portfolio for us once we met in person) amazed beyond words. The Thrive Real Estate team schooled us on the crazy market. The stakes were well beyond what we expected. Bidding wars on homes here can quickly eliminate you from the competition if you're not prepared. Of course, the Thrive team guided us every step of the way. Several members of the Thrive team took us out to view properties. Any day we needed to, they were there! Always prepared and friendly. The Thrive team is worth their weight in gold. We sure made them work for our successful closing and for that we are ever so grateful. They went above and beyond what either of us expected. Even after closing they helped us with home improvement related professional recommendations and other advice. If we ever have to buy or sell again, they are our team. We cannot recommend them enough. There's no place like our new home, thanks to Dave, Courtney and everyone else working within Thrive Real Estate. Here, our family will Thrive!

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06/16/2015 - shannon kimberly smith
Bought a home in 2015 in Congress Park, Denver, CO 80206.

Dave and the rest of the thrive team were great throughout the entire process! Dave is very knowledgable on real estate in the Denver area. He helped successfully negotiate a price below the initial asking price in a very tough market. There were several difficulties encountered with the title company during the days leading up to close and Dave and his team were very responsive to these issues and helped get resolved as smoothly as possible. I definitely recommend Dave and his team and plan on using them for any other real estate needs I have in the future!

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06/15/2015 - brian n patterson
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $550K in Wheat Ridge, CO.

In a housing market with nearly no supply of houses in our price range, my wife and I were bracing for the worst. We had a very small window of time to find our dream home in an insanely competitive market for buyers. Immediately after our first meeting with Dave, we felt 1000% more confident about dealing with the potential scenarios we may face, from bidding wars to appraisal gaps. Dave and his team employed a great set of flexible strategies to ensure that we were best equipped to not only find our dream home, but to make sure we had a winning bid in place. just 2 weeks later, we'd found our dream home and were the winning bidder on our very first try, after beating out 9 other bids. Dave's strategies, tireless work ethic and industry knowledge proved to be invaluable and literally became the difference between us having our dream home and being stuck in place indefinitely while interest rates rise. If you are serious about finding a home in this extremely competitive environment, you've got to talk to Dave Ness.

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06/12/2015 - user949646
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $350K in Erie, CO.

I found Dave on Zillow and I decided to go with him b/c of his profile. It talked business and how he could help me as a client, rather than his personal life and things he likes to do. My husband and I were moving from Arizona to Colorado, so we also wanted someone who was knowledgeable about the area, long distance moves and VA loans. The markets from Arizona to Colorado are drastically different! In Arizona it is a Buyer’s market and in Colorado it is a Seller’s market. Dave had to have some very hard reality conversations with us. He was always professional and if we didn't agree with something there was never a moot point we were always able to keep the process moving. We started working with him in August of 2014 and closed on our home in May 2015. His staff was amazing. Courtney, we love you! She was our showing agent and probably took us to about 100 homes. As you know in a Seller’s market being able to get in and see the home quickly is of essence. Courtney was very flexible and always available which made it super easy for us to see the properties we wanted when we wanted! Dave gave us all the referrals we needed from the mortgage specialist to the home inspectors! Bottom line, Dave and his team made it really easy for us and his professional relationships in the industry were valued since we moved to a state we are unfamiliar with. He took his time with us, gave us the attention we needed and most importantly he got the deal done! Thank you Dave and Team we will be customers for life!

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06/11/2015 - caitlin oreilley
Bought a Townhouse home in 2015 for approximately $500K in Jefferson Park, Denver, CO.

Dave is awesome! As first time home buyers Dave was incredibly patient with all of our questions and so knowledgeable in helping us learn the process and market. He could easily translate the complexities of buying a house so we clearly understood how it all worked. His team was also terrific in accommodating our schedules and demands of seeing houses. Overall, the process and experience couldn't have been smoother. We would definitely recommend him to anyone new to buying a house.

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05/30/2015 - leadburnsrev
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $275K in Littleton, CO.
Primary point of contact: Tim Aberle

From the onset, we knew we made the right decision in enlisting the Thrive team to help us purchase our first home. Despite one of the toughest markets in Denver history for buyers (especially in our 200-300k range!), we were able to close on only the second home we saw, and in our top neighborhood as well, a dream come true. Our realtor, Tim, was personable, friendly, and quick to answer our myriad questions without making us feel stupid. He was also accessible day and night, and always responded to our texts, phone calls, and emails in a timely (often instantaneous) matter. We trusted his judgment and expertise, and knew he was looking out for our best interests at all times- no up-selling here. We couldn't have pulled this off without the rest of the Thrive team, as we quickly learned it does take a village to make it work. Every person we interacted with was professional, courteous, and able to explain each step of the process in terms of where we were and what was coming next. They would remind us of deadlines, offer lists of referrals for other professionals involved in the home-buying process, and even sent mock documents for us to review before closing. In short, the Thrive team, and especially Tim, helped get us into our first home in under a month without a hitch. We remain indebted to them for everything, and have no qualms wholeheartedly recommending them to the Denver community. You can't go wrong with Thrive!

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05/26/2015 - 1302 lancaster
Sold a Townhouse home in 2015 for approximately $275K in Lakewood, CO.

I chose Dave and Thrive to market my Lakewood townhome, based upon his reviews and my interviews with 3 other local agents. His presentation, services offered and his confidence level surpassed the others and exceeded my expectations. My property went live on April 16, 2015, the showings began on April 18th around noon and I received a text message from Dave, around 6 PM presenting a full price offer with no contingencies. I expect that my June 9th closing date will occur without any issues. Needless to say, I am impressed and will recommend him to my friends and family members.

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