“Not that Dave needs another recommendation on how great of a salesman he is, I just want to add to his pile of praises as my appreciation for his effort and help in finding me a wonderful home. There are many great things to say as others have pointed out, but what impresses me the most is Dave’s attention to details in his listening skills. Not only does he make clients feel comfortable to talk to him but also actively listens and captures exactly what the clients look for – I ended up buying the first home he showed me! Unlike many “sales people”, Dave makes sure to take care of his clients and is always available to help with advice even post-sale (whether through his newsletters or Q&A via text messages about just EVERYTHING). I would definitely refer Dave to anyone who needs a good agent and adviser to hold their hands through the process.”
“Dave made my entire selling/buying experience as easy and seamless as possible. He went above and beyond the regular call of duty and really added a lot of personal touches that really made the difference in both selling my home and buying a new one. I would recommend Dave to anyone who was thinking of buying or selling. Good Luck.”
”Dave did a masterful job selling our Home back in September of 2012. From staging to negotiations he was professional, personable and answered all our questions. If he didn’t have the answer on the spot…he would find they answer for us. He sold our home for Top Dollar and it was all because of how he staged, marketed and presented our home.
If you’re looking for a master agent who will stage your home like a show home, market it professionally and make you feel at ease during the whole process. Then Dave is your only choice!
-Chad and Laura Maybury
“Dave is one of the best real estates agents and business professionals we’ve ever worked with . He listens. His attention to detail is incredible and he’s not afraid to tell you what he thinks. At the same time, he always keeps the clients objectives at the top of the list. We love his ideas and his down to earth approach. His expertise, knowledge and drive helped us sell our home in under 24 hours and at the price we wanted. If you want the best, it’s Dave.”
-Zoltan and Sarah Toth
“We hired David to represent us initially as we looked to “downsize”. He was incredibly patient and proactive in finding properties that might suit us and understanding and professional when we decided to stop the search as the timing was not right for us. Later in the year, we re-engaged David to list our home. He was attentive, very creative when it came to helping us ready our home for sale. His “can do” attitude and attention to detail ensure we were on the market in record time. He continued to keep us up to date, and never shied away from having the “difficult” conversation. David’s extensive network and marketing initiatives meant that we managed to sell our home in what was a slow market. We would recommend David to anyone looking for an agent with integrity!”
-Karen and Dave Shearing-Wittig
“Dave was a pleasure to deal with when we were shopping for our 1st home in Toronto. He did a great job listening to our needs and providing clear expectations of what we should expect through the process. Dave was very knowledgeable of the area we were most interested in and he always aimed to please. He was available around the clock and always made us feel like we were his top prioirity. Most importantly we ended up in our ideal home in our ideal neighbourhood, thanks to Dave. I would highly recommend Dave to anyone looking for a home in the Toronto area.”
-Janet and Kris Ellis
“When I first met David, I knew that hiring him as my Real Estate Agent was the best choice. His positive attitude, reliability and personable approach made such a stressful event so much more pleasant.
Not only did he sell my condo at 99% asking price, but he also found me an amazing new condo in an amazing area! And he was able to do that because he took the time to get to know what kind of area would best suit me. He is also an expert in real estate and knew what the best investment would be for me.
He’s trustworthy, responsive, knowledgeable, creative and sincerely cares about his clients. I can’t say enough positive things about him! I’ve recommended him to everyone I know and will definitely hire him again in the future. He’s the best in the business, hands down.”
“We hired David to assist us in purchasing our first home in Toronto. As first time homebuyers, we had little knowledge about the purchase process and the ins and outs of real estate transactions. David is a superstar and made the process easy and enjoyable and at all times we felt he had our absolute best interests in mind, answering our (many) questions and addressing our concerns all with boutique brokerage flair. David is great to work with and has stayed in touch with us since our successful purchase. We strongly recommend David!”
“Dave represented us for a real estate transaction last year and provided exceptional service and results. We have bought and sold many houses in the last 20 years, and found Dave’s approach proactive, attentive and refreshingly modern. He sets a new standard in superlative service. Definitely one of the best in the industry and I highly recommend Dave to service you throughout your buying and selling needs.
Look forward to utilizing your expertise again, Dave!”
-Lesya McQueen and Dennis Greer
“David is an outstanding real estate agent who offers exceptional service, and was very accommodating. He is also very well connected and is able to assist with all of the other challenges with buying a home such as finding home inspectors, contractors and lawyers.
Would definitely recommend him for new and experienced home buyers.”
“Dave was a great asset in helping me find my new place. He was courteous, and highly knowledgeable and was able to answer every daunting question I had during the whole process, from conducting a private sale to the ins and outs of pre-approvals and a brand new purchase. Dave is a cut above most agents because he is not pushy but quite cordial and understanding of how overwhelming the home-buying process can be. I know if I ask him for advice, I’ll be getting the honest answer and not an answer that will only help him make that sale. Thanks again!”
- Shawn Rocca
“Desire to understand, delivering above expectations and extreme diligence is what sets Dave apart. His professionalism, eagerness to listen and attention to detail were highly appreciated and ultimately led to winning our business against many other agents. He also has a knack for creativity and a vision of design which goes a long way for the post sales experience. I couldn’t be more happy with my new loft in the heart of the city and given the chance, I highly recommend the opportunity to meet or work with David!”
- Corey Eastman
“Dave is a consummate professional. He provides sound advice and is very responsive, open and honest. He represents his clients with integrity and negotiates diligently on their behalf. The level of service that he delivers is outstanding. He’s our agent and I highly recommend him.”
- Michelle Mearns
“When I made the decision to sell my home, I considered the qualities that I was looking for in someone to represent me. Hard working, honest, integrity and most of all … someone who would work well with me and respect the home that I was selling. This was more than a business transaction, this was selling the home that I had loved for 14 years. Dave exceeded all the expectations that I had. He gave me honest advice and endless support. The end result was that my home sold in 24 hours, for more than asking!!!!! What more could I want. He’s fantastic and I highly recommend him!”
- Joel Pye
“Dave sold my condo and helped me buy my new house. My condo went for over asking… the house I purchased was under the selling price… what more can I say!
Actually, I can also say that I have never experienced or even heard of a real estate agent that went as above and beyond as Dave did for me. His service level is so high that I truly could not have asked for anything more from him.
I HIGHLY recommend Dave”.
- Lorie Slater
“I’ve worked with Dave in a previous industry where he was also highly regarded as a leader who generated results and was a real team player and a joy to work with.
When I decided to sell my house, the decision to hire Dave as my agent was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I was living out of the country and heavily relied on Dave to represent and deal with all matters associated with my house sale with the highest degree of trust and integrity.
Dave is highly motivated, creative, resourceful and a perfectionist in all that he does. Exactly the type of agent I needed to sell my upscale home in the Junction.
Dave managed every detail from working with my property management company on exiting current tenants to working with various vendors to prepare, stage and show my home during the sale process. As a result of his efforts, his knowledge of the market and industry, his highly developed organization and people management skills, Dave helped me exceed the results I wanted in my home sale transaction.
I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Dave again and recommend him highly as a agent with great ethics and integrity. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you require further insight around Dave’s numerous strengths as a residential real estate agent.”
“I must share my experience with my real estate agent when selling my condo in Toronto. His name is Dave Friestadt and he provided me with service above and beyond my expectations.
I was moving to Alberta from Toronto and had to sell my condo relatively quickly. However, I wanted to get a certain price. I called on Dave to represent me and advised Dave that I would like to sell my condo at that price. After doing some market research Dave advised my price might be high given the current market trends. He advised me on what he thought I should sell for, but I was stubborn and did not want to budge. The house went on the market at the price I wanted. Not surprisingly, we did not get much interest. After 2 weeks the pressure to sell was getting more intense and we re-listed the place at the price Dave had originally quoted. I had a conditional offer in 3 days and a firm sale 8 days after re-listing.
Now comes the part where Dave went way over and above. Dave wanted to stage my place somewhat. I had most of my furniture removed and he was left with the balance to work with (and, believe me, it is not the greatest furniture to work with). Dave provided bedding, lamps, bedroom accents, pictures, patio carpet, patio tables, flowers and plants and various other items to turn my place into a palace. As if that was not enough, Dave painted one wall in the bedroom and arranged repairs for a severely damaged wall in my washroom.
Once the repairs and staging were complete he photographed and listed the condo. Within hours of the listing, I had calls from friends in disbelief that the condo that they saw featured was really mine.
Aside from the miracle work Dave performed, he also alleviated a lot of the stress I was under (selling the condo, leaving the province, starting a new job with a new company). He had a way about him that honestly was able to calm my nerves. Oh, did I mention that I had already left Toronto when the last of my furniture had to be moved. Can you guess who packed up the remainder of my condo? Yes, it was Dave!
If ever I have the chance to work with Dave again, I will not hesitate. He went above and beyond to deliver an overall very satisfying experience”.
- Duane Free