Dave has been a licensed Realtor since 2005 and joined @properties in 2008. He recognizes that buying or selling a home is most likely the largest and most stressful financial decision a person will ever make and he represents every client with understanding and expertise to ensure a smooth and enjoyable transaction.
Dave grew up in the Oak Park/River Forest area and has been a resident of numerous Chicago neighborhoods including Bucktown, Wicker Park, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Square and Streeterville. Dave's keen understanding of the various neighborhoods benefits those who are new to the city as well as those who are not.
Dave's objective is to ensure the process of buying or selling a home is handled professionally from start to finish and he walks his clients through this process step by step with patience and knowledge. His clients include first time buyers, investors, rehabbers and sellers at all price points, in all neighborhoods and for all types of properties (condos, single family homes and multi-unit buildings).
He approaches working with buyers as an educator, helping clients understand the complexities involved both before and after finding their dream home. He provides informed and trustworthy guidance during this process, understanding the importance of buyers having an advocate by their side.
When working with sellers Dave knows the importance of top-notch marketing (the reason he joined @properties) and communication. He is versed on market conditions, pricing analysis and values, home staging and the importance of keeping sellers involved every step of the way.
"My wife and I worked with Dave in the spring of 2009 to sell our West Loop condo. We chose Dave based on the quality of his listings (details, pictures), knowledge of the area, and professionalism. He lived up to our very high expectations. He presented our condo well in a tough market (great pics, appropriate price) and to our surprise it was under contract in just a couple of months. Based on his success listing our condo we asked Dave to help us look for our new home in Oak Park (vs. using an Oak Park agent). He was great on the buy side as well. Dave took time to understand what we wanted, was patient when we waffled (which we did numerous times) and negotiated hard when it came time to buy. We love our new home but should we ever need to move Dave will be the first person we call." ~Brigette & Tim
"It was a pleasure to work with Dave Gould when my friend and I decided to sell the three-flat we had bought as an investment. Dave was very knowledgeable and professional; his sound advice about asking price and marketing strategy helped us sell our place in a tough market. He consistently made himself very available for our questions, even on nights and weekends, and his level-headedness and calm demeanor made the whole process go smoothly. I will definitely work with Dave Gould in the future, and I would recommend him without reservation to anyone looking to buy or sell property in Chicago." -Juliet Bradley
"In 2007, Dave Gould assisted us in purchasing the site on which we are currently building a home. We very much like where we presently live and were determined to buy on the same street. This is not an easy goal to achieve, as lots do not come on the market very often in our area. Dave was extremely diligent about keeping us informed of any sales activity in our area. In fact, we were notified before our lot even came on the market."
"When it came to negotiating a purchase price, Dave was a strong advocate for us. When it came to closing, Dave was very prepared and organized. It is clear Dave enjoys what he does and as a result is a very knowledgeable professional who we would highly recommend to anyone buying or selling a home." -Andy and Mara Gloor
"If service is what you are looking for when you shop for a realtor, you need look no further once you have met Dave Gould. We purchased a condo downtown last May from Mr. Gould, and the experience from beginning to end was professional, yet very personalized.
We began our search in January and on 3 different occasions, pounded the pavement with Dave at our side as we looked at a minimum of 10 properties each time. They were chosen by us based on the numerous choices Dave would send us through his website. He always stayed within our financial parameters and each property also reflected the physical requirements that we had discussed. Since we were new to this particular market, Mr. Gould's experience came in infinitely handy as he knew all the right questions to ask. Upon finding our final choice, Dave was eager to schedule as many "revisits" as we requested to guarantee our satisfaction. During negotiations, he followed our directives to the tee, yet was ready to offer advice as we neared a settlement.
Upon the completion of the contract process, Dave Gould went a step further and offered us names of contractors and designers upon our request and was truly interested and concerned as we made plans for our new weekend residence. As I noted at the start, Dave Gould's service performance is second to none, but as you can surmise, is more importantly matched by his sincerity and genuine concern that his clients find the property of their dreams." -Laurel & Alan
"We owe Dave Gould a lot.At the outset of our home buying experience, Denise and I were not in a rush to buy a condo and feared that any agent we got would be badgering us into buying right away.Within our first meeting, it was clear that Dave had our best interests at heart.He never pressured us into buying something that wasn’t perfect for us.On showings he would be careful to point out potential disadvantages to a property if it was something that Denise and I had missed.We really felt like we had a great advocate in Dave.
Moreover, his guidance didn’t end as soon as we struck a deal with our seller.He was always available for questions or to contact various parties on our behalf.And it was reassuring that whenever we met the people that Dave had been contacting or negotiating with, they made it a point to remark to us about how easy it was working with him.His candor, courtesy and professionalism shine through in his work."