David A. Simkins
Phone: (602)316-7300
DSimkins@AZHomeSearch.com
Testimonials

Phoenix Realtor Client Testimonials

Due to an unparalleled commitment to providing outstanding customer service as a Phoenix Realtor assisting with Scottsdale home sales and Paradise Valley property purchases, many satisfied real estate customers have submitted letters of thanks and some greatly appreciated reviews regarding my Maricopa County real estate services.

Marta & Jerry

Dear Dave,
Thank you for all your wonderful service in finding my new house.  Jerry and I can hardly wait to move in and make it a home.  We have lit one fire and just enjoyed the warmth and freedom of our own place.  The ceilings have been replaced and are awaiting paint.  I have consulted your floor guy and am ready to have someone come out to measure for the purchase.  It is all moving along smoothly.  I can't express how fun it feels.  I am happy.  Thank you.
Marta

Rob & Stacy Saltzburg

"David Simkins has to be one of the greatest REALTORS® around! Buying and selling a home is never a simple task but Dave helped us every step of the way and truly simplified the process for us. Dave approached the selling and buying process as if it was his own home. He checked in with us almost daily even when he was on vacation, he was truly committed to keeping us informed every step of the way. Any questions, concerns, problems, etc. that we had were always addressed very honestly and professionally. We were very impressed with Dave's knowledge of real estate and felt 100% comfortable and confident with his guidance. My two dogs even liked him (he brought them treats!). I would highly recommend Dave to any of my friends or family that are thinking about buying or selling a home. Thank you Dave for all of your help and support - we love our new home and are looking forward to making many great memories here!!"
 
With Love,

The Saltzburg Family (Rob & Stacy)

Nancy Hamm

I met Dave Simkins, 2 years ago when I was searching for a home.  Dave was probably the most patient, knowledgeable REALTOR® I had met. Within a short time of our meeting we were able to find and bid on the home I now own.  The entire transaction from beginning,  to closing the deal went smoothly and without a hitch, largely on account of Dave´s attention to details, and his ability to constantly stay on top of things.

 

I had such a positive experience with Dave, that I have recommended him to many friends and family and all of them have found or sold  homes because of Dave´s diligence.

 

I would highly recommend Dave as a top realtor who really knows his business and always puts his clients needs first.

 

 

Walter "Tre" Peckat

"Dave was a fantastic help in finding a place and then selling it.  Being a long time resident he is familiar with most areas of the Valley.  He usually answered my calls directly, but in the event he is indisposed, he was very prompt about returning calls.  He is just a good guy that does his best to look out for his customers."


 
 

Lisa Wentzloff, Senior Loan Officer

" When I think of Dave Simkins, the words that come to mind are dedicated, professional, knowledgeable and genuine. I've worked with a lot of REALTORS® over the years and no one comes close to providing the consistent level of service that Dave extends to his clients. Communication and honest answers is Dave's recipe for success. If you are looking for an experienced real estate professional with integrity and commitment, you have found it with Dave Simkins."
Lisa Wentzloff, Sr. Loan Consultant, Washington Mutual Home Loans
 

"Those Callaways"

Dear David,
Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with you on the sale of the home at 3209 E. Angela Drive Phoenix, AZ 85032.  You reaffirm our belief that real estate agents are among our finest citizens.
Sincerely,
Joann & Joseph Callaway, Those Callaways
 

Guliz Irtes

I can take credit for David's hair loss. I started working with Dave August of 2003 when I was still living in DC and did not know much about the Phoenix metro area. I would fly in for a wekend and ask him to show me about 20 houses a day. They were all over the valley from Gold Canyon to Glendale.  I kept changing my mind, made three offers, backed out of one. This was my first time buying a house and really needed help. David was so patient, helpful and informative. He was so fun to work with, easy going and knowledgeable. I would not deal with any other agent. Thanks Dave and sorry about your hair!!!  

 
 

Kevin & Bonnie Garnier

Dave "The Answer Man" Simkins

After interviewing several realtors, Dave knew more than all combined.

We knew nothing about selling a home. But once decided, a sign was in front of the house and within days he sold it for more than our asking price.

He really knows the market and his business.

He took our wish list and made it a reality.

He was aggressive with the seller of our new home and even became THEIR "Answer Man."

When moving he knew everyone who would help in the move, from inspector to movers, from landscapers to plumbers.

During the entire process we hardly lifted a finger, except for packing of course.

Dave is perhaps most genuine realtor you'll ever meet, what you see is what you get; Professional and Personable.

Ty & Sherry Cook

We had a great experience with David Simkins. Originally, we were selling our house with a different REALTOR® who was a friend. What a terrible experience. She wouldn´t do anything for us. She wouldn´t even show the house to people requesting to see it. Our house sat on the market for 90 days in a supposedly hot real estate market. In our desperate search for a new REALTOR®,  we came across David Simkins through the Home Gain website. We relisted the house with him, and we immediately started getting offers. He uses all different kinds of media methods to get your house seen. We were so happy, he had our house sold in a short amount of time. We had 2 house payments at the time, so we were anxious to get the one sold! He went and found a buyer for our house too. David is great and we highly recommend him! Thank you David!!

 

Kim & Joe Wagner

We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to Dave for the excellent job he did in representing us as buyers.  Dave went the "extra mile" and then some whenever we had questions or had concerns.  He was re-assuring whenever we were anxious, and always  professional and prompt at returning our phone calls and emails.  Dave has an extensive knowledge of the market and was able to advocate for our best interest at every turn. He took personal interest in us from day one back in Pittsburgh being sure to be "ahead of the game" so to speak, and update us on an changes and or situations we should seize. Contact started about 9 months prior to our move from Pittsburgh, and he maintained close contact and assistance throughout our move to Phoenix. He assisted with a wonderful place to move directly to where we could rent with our 2 doggies, and then begin to narrow down exactly where we want to purchase a home. We were reluctant at first because we wanted to "buy" right away, but Dave looking out for our best interests and knowing either of us have not been to Phoenix in over 10 years- we should wait patiently and decide a location once settled for a short period.  Dave was even able to set it up so it was month to month, so that we would not miss out on any properties we saw from the get go, and not loose money on a lease.

All we have to say is "Trust Dave, he knows, he cares and he is the best advocate any buyer could have". He is " Your best friend in the real estate market".

Without hesitation we will definitely recommend Dave and look forward to keeping in touch for any future needs. 

Dave & Lilly Meier

Dear David,
 
Just had to send a thank you e-mail for the great job you did for us in finding and purchasing our new townhouse.  Being able to contact you at any time during our search and willing to take time out to help us on Thanksgiving Day was above and beyond the call of duty!  We just returned home from a ten day vacation to Phoenix where we got Joey all moved in and got to see our new granddaughter, Arianna.  The new place is just awesome.  Also thank you for the calendar and the 2 cent stamps!  We will definitely look you and Lisa up again if we start shopping for another property.  Have a great 2006.
 

 

Casey, Maria, Lucas & Sophia McCarthy

David:

We really appreciate everything you have done for us, helping us find our new home and being so generous with us with all the gifts for our new house and our little baby Sophia.  We are officially neighbors now so there is no excuse in getting together.  Thanks for being such a great support and friend.
Love,
Casey, Maria, Lucas, Sophia McCarthy
 

Bethann V.

The best things in the world aren't things.  They're people like you.  Thank you with all of my heart.  Thank you so much for all you've done for me and my family.  It will be remembered in our hearts always. With sincere appreciation.

 

Narij P.

I would highly recommend David Simkins to anyone who is looking to buy

or sell a house. I am new to real estate and David was patient enough
to explain every step of the process to me so that I was comfortable
with the decisions that I made. He was extremely prompt with his
service and was accessible whenever I needed to speak with him. David
was always one-step ahead so that I never had to worry about anything
and could sleep peacefully during a potentially stressful time. I
first met David 12 years ago when my mother was looking to buy a
house; however we did not end up buying at that time. Now that I am on
the market again for a property, 12 years later, David was the first
person I thought of calling because of his excellent, knowledgeable,
and friendly service. He definitely goes the extra mile!
 

Troy Fix

Dave simplified the process of buying a home.  I purchased a fixer upper that needed a lot of work!  Every time I mentioned a project that I wanted to do, Dave knew where I could get quality service to help with the project.  He has helped make this my home.  I feel comfortable letting everyone know how painless it was to buy a home with Dave.  

 

Dr. Chirag Kapadia

David Simkins was an excellent, thorough, knowledgeable, and highly accessible during our recently concluded home search.   We started with very little idea of what exactly we wanted, and he was very patient with us as we went through the process of narrowing down home styles, neighborhoods, and price range.   He always noticed things  - both good and bad - at properties we were visiting, that I definately would not have picked up on my own.  He also had an excellent knowlege  of homebuilding quality, the quality and legality of renovations that had been made, the costs of fixing problems, and various areas of the Valley.  He seemed to have a friend in every neighborhood and was able to give me not only book data on areas, but also insight from his personal friends into the neighborhoods.  In the end, we got a house we really love, in a great neighborhood, at a price we were very happy with.   And afterwards, he was extremely helpful in directing us towards various handymen and contractors for any work we wanted to do.  Thanks again, David!

 
 

Mike & Mary Gregor

Mary and I would like to thank you for all your help in finding our new home. We appreciated your patience, your availability, and your knowledge of all aspects of purchasing a home in Arizona. You knew all the information and walked us through the process making us aware of all the details and unknowns. You also put us in touch with the right people like the bug guy, the appliance guy, and a mortgage guy. You handled it all, and we are extremely happy. Thanks for everything.

 

Joanne Brickles

"As a first time home buyer, I was completely overwhelmed with the process.  I've started the whole home search twice before with a different real estate agent who wasn't helpful at all.  That's when I was referred to Dave.  Not only was Dave patient and knowledgeable, but he took on the role of a friend as well.  He took the time to get to know my needs and wants and often times will veto a property based on this knowledge before we even wasted our time viewing it.  I took my chance on a short sale, of which, Dave kept my hopes realistic, and yet he continued to fight the good fight for me!  Glad to say all the patience and hard work paid off in the end and I'm loving my first home!  Thanks so much, Dave!  I'd definitely refer him to anyone looking to buy their first or tenth home!"

Charlene Abeyta, Realtor.

David-
It was great working with you!  Thanks for all your hard work & for making an otherwise negative transaction a whole lot better.  It's been a pleasure & I hope we can work together again.
Warm Regards,
Charlene Abeyta, Realtor John Hall & Associates

Neil & Cheryl I.

As an active couple nearing retirement, we have long visualized living in the Arizona sunshine.  Dave helped us realize this vision when we recently purchased our beautiful new home in Cave Creek.
 
Dave worked closely with us every step of our house-hunting journey, from helping us find and close on an ideal home to introducing us to his fabulous network of contacts to help customize the home’s interior and landscaping.
 
We were extremely pleased with the level of service that Dave provided, and his very high level of professionalism.  Most importantly, we value him as a friend who demonstrates warm Arizona hospitality.
 
With the desert and mountain vistas right outside our doorstep and a beautiful custom home, we look forward to may enjoyable days and evenings in Arizona.
 
Neil and Cheryl
P.S. I also sold their son and daughter in law their home.  David Simkins

Rober Leal

I want to begin by saying I rarely recommend anyone for anything ...... this exception is for Dave Simkins.  Since his release from the mental ward he has been doing an exceptional job as the gardener at the state hospital.  But on occassion he steals a car and will take anyone around to check out homes or property for sale.  He is kind and actually very knowledgable and will strive to find you a doll house or castle.  He admits that the majority of his clients are from referrals......well that must say something about the guy.  I myself contacted Dave from a referral and I am pleased to say the referral was valid and I recommend Dave to everyone ...... Dave guided me, provided necessary information that I had no idea existed, took hours and introduced me to numerous homes and finally we found the house of my dreams.
So, if you need a competent Realtor who is dedicated, hard working, caring and above all professional I highly recommend Dave Simkins and if you're not looking for a home or property he does a fine job as a gardener .......

Kristen H., October 2011

David worked tirelessly to find our family the perfect home.  His services go well above pulling listings and talking to selling agents.  David walked through the entire process with us, explained in great detail the pros and cons of each property we viewed, pointed out aspects both good and bad that we never would have noticed, and even spent time teaching us how certain systems in our new house function.  We had complete trust in his opinion and advice, and his insight and "get it done" attitude ultimately got us into our dream home.

Ginger Rough, December 2011

Family members who recently purchased a home recommended David to us when we began our own real estate search. We couldn't have been more pleased. David has an incredibly vast knowledge of today's market - including the crazy and often competitive nature of short sales - and guided us expertly through every step of our home search. He was always available to answer our questions and makes excellent use of today's technology, including electronic home search "portals" that sent new listings to our inboxes and e-documents, which made it much easier for my husband and I to sign critical paperwork, regardless of our work schedules or whether my husband was out of town on business. I couldn't be happier with Dave, and highly recommend him to anyone.

Kathy Tjelmeland, January 2012

I would like to thank you once again, Dave, for guiding us through the process of selling Dad’s property.  We all anticipated having to  make a trip to Arizona, but with  your much appreciated assistance, that wasn’t necessary.  Although we don’t know anyone that is planning to buy/sell property in the Phoenix area, we would certainly refer them to you if we had an opportunity to do so.  I did make sure Brian Starr knew how pleased we were with the way you handled the sale for us.  I have thanked you before for taking care of shipping the personal items that we didn’t want to leave behind, but I have to do so once again to let you know how much we appreciated you going “above and beyond the call”.

 

Thanks again for everything!

Kathy

Nancy Hamm January 2012

Dave is the best all around real estate agent in the Valley. He is one of the few who actually knows what he is doing. I trust him 100% to always be honest with me and give me the best advice.
Dave has helped me purchase 2 homes and if I should ever buy another, he is my go - to man. I recommend him to everyone I know.

David Jackson June 2012

David helped me find and purchase my first house, and I couldn't be happier with the service he provided me. As a first time home buyer, I had an idea of what I wanted but really I had no idea at all. David helped show me a wide range of options, and as he discovered what I did and did not like he helped me narrow down my options to better meet my needs and interests. He was patient throughout the whole process, and he provided me with great advice and input to help me avoid making mistakes in my purchase. In addition to helping me find and purchase my first home, David also helped make great recommendations for people and businesses that I could use to help me with repairs and remodeling to make the house my own. He really has been a full service realtor. I would absolutely recommend David to anyone looking for a house. I know he'll be the first person I contact when it comes time to start looking for my second house.

Michael Fillman August 2012

While acting as the selling agent for my parents’ current house, David made enough of an impression for them to remember him ten years later and recommend him for the purchase of my first home.  I was very happy I decided to use him as my agent.  He was willing to sit down and explain things every step of the way, which was important with my first home purchase.  His years of experience in realty were helpful throughout the process, both when he was pointing out what to look for when viewing houses, and when he was applying the extra little touches during the purchase process that only come with experience.  He also really shines on the little things.  He was available almost any time of day, getting back to me usually within minutes (which was important when the selling agent kept trying to play games with us). He was willing to work house viewings around my schedule, across town, and he made sure he was present at every major event, which again, meant a lot to me in my first home purchase.  When my sister finally looks for her first house, I am sure I will be recommending David to her as well.

Greg & Colleen Gautam September 2013

When we started our home search, we had several realtor recommendations.  We had met a few, and never felt like they were good fits for us.  From our first meeting with Dave, we knew he was our guy.  His calm and relaxed way of dealing with his clients was an instant plus for us, and his knowledge and connections in the real estate community in Arizona made the home-buying process easy and trouble-free.  Dave was a great asset in helping us find our first home, navigating us through the buying process, and never pushing us to buy a house we didn’t really love.  His time spent with us and his patience while answering our thousands of questions about every little thing (we’re both attorneys, so we always have A LOT of questions) was invaluable, and led to us finding what we really believe is the perfect home for us.  Dave literally has a reputable contact for everything you could possibly need, which is a great benefit when buying and selling a home because you don’t to spend hours researching those items yourself – Dave’s a one-stop recommendation shop.  We would recommend (and already have recommended!) Dave to anyone selling or buying a house.  With Dave you’ll always be in good hands, and know that someone is looking out for your best interests and is on top of all the little details that you don’t have time to deal with on a day-to-day basis!

Patti Jenkins October 2013 estate liquidation

I used David to get out of a bad estate probate situation.  He netted the estate an additional $100,000 in one day on the market.  He was honest, super helpful and professional.

John Schiman December 2013

After receiving an excellent recommendation from a family member who purchased the home of her dreams, I selected Dave as my realtor to sell my home in Phoenix. Dave's friendly manner, knowledge of the area and his availability and responsiveness to my issues contribute to making him a true asset in his field. Dave is a consummate professional who I would highly recommend without hesitation.

Jim Woodall February 2014

Dave did a wonderful job helping this first time home seller to 'get the job done!'  He educated me on the process and what to expect answering all my questions as they came up.  He helped me to balance the cost of improvements to help the sale versus maximizing my return.  Dave stayed on top of what was happening with the house and the neighborhood and would keep me up-to-date on how the house was doing on the market.   When a problem popped up during the close, he was there to  do what he could to make sure it closed helping to keep the stress down.  And to boot, he is a pretty nice guy, too.

James Rough April 2014

As a first time home seller with a lot of questions/concerns, David answered all questions and settled all my concerns. Dave helped me through the process of what to address in the house, how to present the house, and was patient with my handling of the paperwork making it as simple as possible, and always stayed in contact. When a problem showed up in closing, Dave worked the problem to help ensure the closing would complete. Utmost important to me was that David helped keep my stress levels minimized. I would certainly recommend David as someone who would be a partner with you in the process, whether buying or selling.

Patti Wells, Realtor at Realty Executives October 2014

David Simkins has been a trusted colleague at Realty Executives and a mentor to so many productive Realtors who have sought his professional counsel as an advisor to the advanced sales and marketing program known as 'Executive Launch'. I admire his work ethic and his always effective strategies to manuever successfully in a challenging market for the best interest of his clients. I highly recommend him as an ethical, competent agent who is also a terrific guy that will make acheiving your real estate goals a rewarding experience!

Georgia Henry January 2015

I have know David for several years. First as a neighbor and then as an agent. He has helped me buy one house and also sell two homes. You can just bet that if you are trying to buy or sell a property David will do a top notch job for you. He is very patient and listens to your every want or need. So, I can highly recommend David. He will do an excellent job for you.

David Uster, Senior Loan Officer LoanStar Home Lending

As a mortgage professional, I recently had the opportunity and pleasure to work with David Simkins. I've been in mortgage lending since 1991 and worked with many agents over the years, from both the buyer and seller perspectives. In my professional opinion, David is one of the most professional, astute, and market-aware agents I've ever met. David is friendly, conscientious, and respectful of his client's needs and time. And although our paths crossed originally through a business transaction, I now consider David to be a personal friend, as well as a respected colleague. I'd recommend David Simkins to any buyer or seller without hesitation! 

Kevin Thurman, April 2016

I started my home buying journey with JJ Williams, a referral from a co-worker. JJ suggested I work with David Simkins to find the perfect home for me. David and JJ worked as a team to get me in my new home. David kept in constant communication with me and directed me throughout the whole process. David suggested I talk to Mike Kosse for my insurance needs. He was very helpful in securing the necessary home owners insurance at a great rate. Over all I had an amazing home buying experience, thanks to the hard work and dedication of these guys. David knew exactly what to do when it came to making an offer. I'm amazed at how flawlessly the whole process went.
A satisfied new home owner,
Kevin Thurman

Joe & Hanna Stevens March 2016

When my wife and I wanted to start looking for a new home, I asked a co-worker if he knew anyone good. He recommended Dave to me. This was the best thing that could have happened to us. Every step of the way, from looking for the new home we wanted to selling our old home, Dave was accessible and helpful. He went well above and beyond what would be expected of an agent, and led to us being in our dream home of forever now.

Brandon Huelskamp August 2016

David went above and beyond helping me find the best house for my first home. He helped me understand the process and everything involved the best he could and has even followed up after the close of my home just to make sure everything is going well. David is the absolute best !!!

David & Sarah Stefl January 2017

"When we were searching for realtors to help us buy our first home we naturally asked our friends and coworkers if they had any recommendations for realtors and everyone's replies were not very excited about the experiences they had with their realtors. That is until a friend told us about Dave, she was very happy and told us he provided her exceptional service. So we contacted Dave and could not be happier. He helped us through the process, never made us feel pressured, and had all sorts of knowledge on a wide range of topics. Overall we were glad we got referred to Dave and will recommend him to anyone that asks in the future!"

This section is designed to give you some ideas of the level of service that I can provide as a  Realtor in the greater Phoenix metro area. Receiving thanks from clients who have had successful real estate transactions is largely due to the fact that I always assess the needs of my real estate clients and provide them with a level of service that is second to none whether that be for a Cave Creek, Paradise Valley or Peoria house or a Carefree, Scottsdale or Chandler property.

My goal is to provide an uncompromising level of information and service to those individuals who want to make intelligent real estate decisions.
Oh, by the way...I'm never too busy for your referrals!

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