We are writing to express our pleasure with our real estate agent David McIntire who sold our Santa Ynez Valley ranch in July 2013. David sold our ranch in less than a year. David is a dedicated hardworking, courteous, easy to talk, personable and dedicated professional realtor on a mission to sell our home. His experience with the market inside and out is remarkable. He would hold open house every weekend, rain or shine. He is available at all times, whether returning our calls or to respond to our queries. David would go above and beyond his duty to make it a point to help us meet our goal. We are so pleased with David and his expertise and a privilege to work and to know him on a personal and business level.
Thank you David, for the expediting the sale of our house so quickly, your attention to detail, integrity and patience is commendable. David has our highest recommendation and we are happy to refer him to all of our friends and family.
Dr. & Mrs. Pattillo
Dave McIntire of Village Properties (Santa Ynez) represented me two months ago on a $1.1 million deal in Santa Barbara, (buyer)
The property was part of a three-way upleg on a 1031 , not an easy proposition !
I know a number of people in the business in Santa Barbara but I felt most comfortable entrusting it to Dave
Dave was conscientious and thoughtful and always provided a timely update as to where we stood at any given time, he was a great liaison between the sellers /escrow title /and the accommodator, he was also key in identifying issues that I might have missed, (nice when someone has your back)
Trust is the key element in any real estate transaction, and Dave has mine.
I would highly recommend Dave McIntire whether you are looking to buy or sell or even exchange
Santa Barbara/ La Quint
I don't often give recommendations, but we found David to be a top notch professional and a quality person, and therefore we highly recommend David and would absolutely turn to him for buying or selling. Knowledge: His deep local knowledge stems from a blend of growing up and living in the area, combined with a sharp and curious intellect. This depth of knowledge helped us jointly identify which neighborhoods and homes would be a great fit for us (and just as importantly, which ones were not a great fit), and made the home search pretty efficient. Proactiveness: David applied his familiarity of the area to proactively inform us of things we might not have known until after we bought - but David made sure we were aware of things like (1) source of water varies by town and has cost implications (2) which streets were used a throughway by locals and therefore had higher road noise. Professionalism: David's professionalism was apparent not only in how he interacted with us (very patient in showing us as many homes as it took for us to find the right one; never pressured us to rush; offered solid negotiating strategies); we observed how other agents interacted with him with sincerity and respect.
Deborah and Mike Chadsey
David McIntire was great from the moment that we met to the final closing of our new home. He stuck with us for 8 months even though we were very inexperienced and we could not decide what we wanted. He always gave us great advice and would call me back or answer an emails within the hour. Even when he was on a much needed vacation, he got back to me. Through thick and thin, ups and downs, he was there to guide us through the home buying process. In the end, we found our dream house and thanks to his great advice, we closed and now live happily in our new home. I would and do recommend David to anyone that needs a great Realtor. He exceeded every expectation we had. Thanks David.
Dale S. and Shelby C.
David is the best! We were first time home buyers and not only made the process seamless and enjoyable, but he was extremely informative and thoroughly explained every question we had. His response time was very quick and if I had an interest in a property or inquired about a certain property, he would have an email with property information to me in no time as well as make an appointment to see the location sometimes that same day. The home we ended up buying was not even a house that was on our radar, but instead one he suggested we look at. And guess what? It is everything we ever dreamed of and more! He negotiated a great deal for us and gave wonderful advice/guidance when it came to negotiating pricing, credits, etc. We feel very lucky to have had David as our realtor through this process and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home. He is truly awesome to work with & we couldn't be happier with our new home!
Jennifer and Harry Waye
Exceptional Realtor with sound residential knowledge in the Northern Santa Barbara area. Adherent to detail, timelines and real estate rules and regulations.
Roger and Donna Dixon
David was a real treat to work with. He was very patient with my endless supply of questions. He answered everything immediately - if he didn't know the answer (which didn't happen but once) he got it and got back to me right away. He listened to what we wanted and didn't want. Didn't try to sell us on something we didn't want. During our walk-thru he noticed things that we hadn't. I would highly recommend David to anyone who is either looking to sell their home or purchase a new one.
About a year and a half ago, I needed to make a short sale for my home, which was located in Merced, CA. Since I do not currently live in Merced, I decided to reach out to David for help on the matter. In particular, I had asked him for help on the short sale process, filing for government help (HAFA and other available products), as well as to see if he could recommend any realtors in that area. While David is not from Merced and did not know of any realtors personally at the time, he did not hesitate to dig into anyway. He was also happy to provide information and an overview of the short sale.
The next day or so, through his connections at Village Properties, he got back to me and informed me that he was able to find and connect me with a qualified agent in Merced who had experience with the short sale process. It all worked out with that agent, and the sale went through after several months.
However, David's great service didn't end there. During the short sale process, he also acted as a "second realtor;" he never hesitated to answer any questions I had about the process or contracts (I actually felt more comfortable asking David some of the questions that I had over my own Merced realtor!). On top of that, he continues to answer questions to this day, more than 1 year later, that I have been asking about tax liability and the recent changes to the law regarding that.
All in all, David's performance went above and beyond what was expected. He did excellent work and I would highly recommend him.
David helped us purchase a home in Santa Ynez ,we are from out of state and had to get things done quickly because we were doing a 1031 reverse. Thing became complicated since we were using the sale of two rentals to make the exchange.
This was not a simple buying a new home deal, it required a lot of effort on David's part and he got it done. I would recommend him highly.
Dianne and Michael L.
David McIntire was an incredible partner in getting our home sold. Through his expertise and deep understanding of the local Santa Barbara area real estate market, he was able to identify a timely opportunity and piece together a solid sale. In so doing, he help set the mark for similar homes in the area. He is truly a leader in the Santa Barbara county real estate market. I could not be happier with the result!
David showed the utmost professionalism throughout my entire short sale process. He was up-front and informative by keeping me posted during all of the proceedings. This was done through personal meetings, e-mails and phone calls. My concerns were respected and acted upon quickly and thoroughly. These values instilled confidence in me during my sale and encouraged me to work as hard as he did. I recommend David to anyone who is looking to buy or sell real estate in any capacity.
I'm from grants pass, or. and thank god I found david mcintire to find a house for me!He was "johnny on the spot" for each and every house I wanted to see.. Not only that but, he knew the houses that weren't suited for me! what a guy!! I found just the one for me in lompoc! THANKS AGAIN, DAVID
Working with David was an overwhelming positive experience. He possesses vast knowledge of the real estate market in the local area, as well as a comprehensive understanding of current market trends. As an agent, one of David’s finest qualities is his proactive nature. He is willing to take the reins, pushing forward to ensure he is doing everything possible to finalize the deal. In addition, David maintains constant communication with his clients. He is always quick to respond and pass along information. He worked diligently for us, helping us close on our home in near record time. Few agents would take the initiative in the same manner as David. Because of his aptitude, attitude, and affable personality, we believe David is one of the top agents on California’s Central Coast. We highly recommend David to anyone searching for a realtor.
Col. Charles and Sharon H.
I found David very helpful and willing to set up viewings on several homes over the past few years that we were interested in making offers. Being in the sales business service means a lot!
-Warren and Connie Eide
Lets start out by saying David was GREAT!!! It was my wife and I first home purchase. Stephanie and I both were REALLY nervous. We had no real knowledge of the process to purchase a home. David was very easy to communicate with and always available by whatever communication you prefer "text,phone call or e-mail". He was very helpful buy showing us multiple locations to make sure we were comfortable with our final decision. If I had to do it again David would definitely be the first person I would call.
Owen and Stephanie Foreman
My wife and I were moving to the Central Coast from Bakersfield and we absolutely needed somebody that was familiar with the area. David was able to fill that role perfectly. He has extensive knowledge of the area and definitely directed us towards the houses we would be interested in. Any time that we had a question about anything, he was able to help us out. He had lots of resources that he has worked with before and was able to provide us with many options for services that we needed. This is the second time I have purchased a home, and the process never gets easier. David was always calm, even when I would start to stress out. I appreciated his professionalism and all of the guidance that he provided.
John and Erin Gubser