David has a passion for helping people and has found that assisting people in selling their home in a challenging market is what makes his career rewarding. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a background in Project Management, he brings a completely different dimension to selling homes. He has stated that "marketing a home should be a systematic approach that never overlooks any one part of the process". David believes that each and every home that is on the market for sale should be staged to its "highest potential". In a market that is saturated with homes, the listing agent must prepare the home to bring the emotion out of the buyer to get the home sold.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, David obtained his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University in Milwaukee. He quickly relocated to Arlington Heights in 1991 and worked for an engineering firm in downtown Chicago where he focused in Project Management and equipment acquisition. He later moved into the manufacturing sector and received his first sale position. It was here that David realized the passion for helping others. David eventually became a REALTOR in 2002 and it became apparent that it was a perfect fit. After a few short years his business grew and he realized that in order to properly service his clients, he would have to start a team. It was then in 2006 that The Schwabe Group was formed.
David has a beautiful wife and 4 children. His family continues to live and grow in Arlington Heights. He has had the opportunity to participate in coaching soccer at the park district level in Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove for many years. David has also had the privilege of working on a local private School Board and donates his time working on marketing functions for the school. He believes that giving back to the community is a necessity. It makes our towns stronger and it re-energizes the spirit.
Clients are saying:
"David and his team did it: they sold our house at $49,000 more than I originally thought we could get.
David guided us on every step of the process: recommending updates, upgrades, and repairs to our home; advising us on pricing and timing our listing; and negotiating a complex deal with multiple buyers. He answered the phone at all hours of the day and answered all our myriad questions.
I trust and wholeheartedly recommend David and the entire Schwabe Group. If I had another house to sell, he'd be my guy!"
"David and Faith are consummate professionals. During a difficult economic environment, they sold my house in two weeks. Their expertise of the market, real estate process and negotiation abilities were invaluable in guiding me through the process. They were responsive in answering any questions or handling any issues that occurred. I highly recommend them to anyone!"
"David Schwabe and team did an incredible job of helping my husband and I make the transition from city to suburbs. He not only helped us find the right house, but he helped us understand what it would take to care for each house we saw. He was always available for showings and extremely patient in answering our many questions. Best of all, he took a very stressful process and made it fun!"
"Dave and Faith were so incredible to work with. They were incredible guides on our sale and purchase. They always had our whole family in mind and wanted what was best for us. I can not recommend them enough."
"We just sold our house through Schwabe Group and found that their experience , expertise and professionalism was a key to our success. I felt completely confident in David, Faith and Marianne. We did not know when we list our house that we would be selling during such strange times yet there we were. Though I panicked due to covid 19, they did not and for that I am grateful.
Thank you, Dave, Faith and Marianne,
Ann Greenstein and Jeffrey Farbman, Arlington Heights"