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David Bartels

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27 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Broker/Owner (3 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Foreclosure,
Short-Sale

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As Broker/Owner of Help-U-Sell Conejo Valley, a Progressive, Full Service Real Estate Agency, David Bartels advocates for homeowners by helping them keep much more of their equity, by offering home sellers all the services they expect from a full fee real estate agent… and probably more, for a low set fee.

 

In addition, David Bartels is recognized as advocate of homeowners rights and has developed three other consumer oriented real estate companies.

 

To help homeowners faced with foreclosure, David founded and continues to operate Home Loan Advocates, Inc. (HLA). HLA is a real estate consulting firm that specializes in distressed property solutions and helping homeowners find alternatives to foreclosure. David has developed a reputation for successfully negotiating short sale transactions previously denied by the bank and identifying solutions for complicated transactions. Closing over 200 short sale transactions per year, HLA is a nationally recognized leader in finding distressed property solutions and short sale negotiations.

 

In his role as President and CEO, David speaks to groups of Real Estate Professionals, Homeowners and Real Estate Investors on subjects related to foreclosure avoidance, short sales and real estate investing.

 

Prior to that he founded Selling Smarter and US Home Loan Advocates, Inc..

 

As founder of Selling Smarter, David invented a consumer-friendly, technology assisted, sales process based on education and full disclosure to consumers. This process allowed consumers to make better decisions from clearly understanding all their options. Part of this process was to teach mortgage loan officers to focus on helping the homeowner get the right product versus offering the most profitable product (often the most risky).

 

As Founder, President, and CEO of US Home Loan Advocates, Inc. (USHLA), David pioneered the "no-upfront fee" loan modification concept during a time when loan modification scams were making national headlines.  USHLA became the only loss mitigation company ever endorsed by the National Association of Mortgage Brokers.

 

 

 

 

 

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About David Bartels: <p> </p> <p>As Broker/Owner of Help-U-Sell Conejo Valley, a Progressive, Full Service Real Estate Agency, David Bartels advocates for homeowners by helping them keep much more of their equity, by offering home sellers all the services they expect from a full fee real estate agent&hellip; and probably more, for a low set fee. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition, David Bartels is recognized as advocate of homeowners rights and has developed three other consumer oriented real estate companies.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To help homeowners faced with foreclosure, David founded and continues to operate Home Loan Advocates, Inc. (HLA). HLA is a real estate consulting firm that specializes in distressed property solutions and helping homeowners find alternatives to foreclosure. David has developed a reputation for successfully negotiating short sale transactions previously denied by the bank and identifying solutions for complicated transactions. Closing over 200 short sale transactions per year, HLA is a nationally recognized leader in finding distressed property solutions and short sale negotiations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In his role as President and CEO, David speaks to groups of Real Estate Professionals, Homeowners and Real Estate Investors on subjects related to foreclosure avoidance, short sales and real estate investing.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Prior to that he founded Selling Smarter and US Home Loan Advocates, Inc..</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As founder of Selling Smarter, David invented a consumer-friendly, technology assisted, sales process based on education and full disclosure to consumers. This process allowed consumers to make better decisions from clearly understanding all their options. Part of this process was to teach mortgage loan officers to focus on helping the homeowner get the right product versus offering the most profitable product (often the most risky). </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As Founder, President, and CEO of US Home Loan Advocates, Inc. (USHLA), David pioneered the "no-upfront fee" loan modification concept during a time when loan modification scams were making national headlines.&nbsp; USHLA became the only loss mitigation company ever endorsed by the National Association of Mortgage Brokers. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Listings & Sales  

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  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(16)

Past Sales  

(45 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Seller
07/27/2015
$439,500

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07/27/2015 - Seller - $439,500

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Seller
06/25/2015
$548,500

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06/25/2015 - Seller - $548,500

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06/18/2015
$450,000

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06/18/2015 - Seller - $450,000

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Seller
06/08/2015
$225,000

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06/08/2015 - Seller - $225,000

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Seller
06/01/2015
$652,500

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06/01/2015 - Seller - $652,500

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David Bartels was kind and very professional. He helped us above our expectations in several ways. He answered all our questions, and communicated very well. We feel David went beyond in several areas to help us attain selling our home and finding our new home of choice.

  

08/25/2015 - lgraffious
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $625K in Agoura Hills, CA.

David Bartels was kind and very professional. He helped us above our expectations in several ways. He answered all our questions, and communicated very well. We feel David went beyond in several areas to help us attain selling our home and finding our new home of choice.

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07/07/2015 - Hrh_cat
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $550K in Woodland Hills, Woodland Hills, CA.

David sold the house of a close friend of mine and so I took her recommendation to give him a call. He did not disappoint! He gave a quick honest assessment of our situation and a great explanation of how the HelpUSell business model would work for us. Like most, we needed to get every penny out of the property we were selling but we needed it closed FAST as possible. David gathered and presented feedback regularly so we could respond quickly to what the market was telling us. We ended up with demanding buyers and David helped make sure we kept them happy and didn't loose the deal. Happy to say house is sold!   More Less 

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06/03/2015 - zuser20140427194002341
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $675K in Woodland Hills, Woodland Hills, CA.

In today’s world it is rare to have a person or and institution back up their “talk” with “the walk.” We’ve become accustomed to customer service being handled by overly polite people who rarely solve your problems. This was the case when we first listed our house for sale. A million-dollar realtor came in and sold us on her company, her credentials and her track record. She established a high sales price, held an open house and disappeared. After 90 days of infrequent showing, no offers and little feedback, I was done. Enter David Bartels and Help-U-Sell. We had heard about the company with its reduce commissions, yet was concerned about the level of personal attention. After an hour-long meeting with David, I was on board. We discussed marketing plans, agreed on a sales price, based on several criteria, laid out an optional plan B and went to work. We had more showings in the first week than we did in a month with our prior realtor. And there was feedback on nearly all of the viewings: level of interests, opinion of asking price, overall experience. Every week David would review all sales in my neighbor and evaluate where we were in that market and make appropriate suggestions. Soon, a few lowball offers came, which David handled in a professional manner. Eventually, more serious offers came – three at the same time and as usually David’s negotiating skills got us into escrow with the best of the three offers. Never having sold a home before, escrow was nerve-wracking, but David and his knowledgeable assistant Kathy Landon guided us through it little anxiety. They answered all questions, big and small, and would follow up any issues within hours. Escrow closed Monday and I called to thank David, Kathy and the entire staff for their professionalism and amount of personal attention they offered. Clearly, I’ve become a fan of Help-U-Sell – and David and Kathy in particular. They get an emphatic “thumbs up!”  More Less 

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