On March 25, 2020, in response to the growing concerns about COVID-19, Governor Tim Walz issued a Stay at Home Executive Order that will expire April 10, 2020

 Real Estate Services, and workers who facilitiate real estate transactions are excluded. However, I realize that everything, from brokerage operations, to how listings are being marketed, and methods of closing transactions, is requiring all us as "REALTOR" members, and those in real estate support positions, to adapt new practices.  This is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our co-workers, clients and the general public.

Coldwell Banker River Valley, REALTORS is Leading by Example:

  • Coldwell Banker River Valley, REALTORS offices will be available by appointment only at this time. 
  • Coldwell Banker River Valley agents will be asking customers and clients more questions.
  • Video Conferencing will be incorporated into buyer and seller interactions where appropriate.  Also to useful for walk-through Home Showing Tours.
  • New Forms from the Minnesota Association of REALTORS now available to amend timelines, if needed, due to COVID-19. 

I am currently listing property in Rochester and SE Minnesota.  I have Active home buyers for Residential and New Construction Homes.  We also have an influx of seasonal buyers with the Mayo Clinic Match Day 2020 Resident Program.  

The fast paced spring market, and the COVID-19 pandemic, has put an added demand for professional real estate agents.  The Mayo Clinic Campus has unique real estate needs for their transient population of medical professionals.  They require a REALTOR, GRI, ABR professional who can effciently stage, and creatively market homes, and see the transaction to a successful close.  My "hands on" approach is critical in these uncertain times, and is what sets me apart from other agents.
During the past 17 years it has been my honor and privilege to serve the real estate needs of Home Buyers and Home Sellers in the city where I grew up. I enjoy working with families where I can share our stories. I love to tour the City of Rochester with Rochester Home Buyers, and point out the sites, and expain how Rochester has developed over the years.

I have based my real estate business on the foundation of "service before self," serving as my clients advocate, with a shared  goal of solving my client's real estate needs in their best interest.  My "results-driven" education began during my early days fund raising, and developing marketing campaigns within Marketing Club, Public Relations Student Society, and two college newspapers. Later, I used my advertising and public relations skills with AT&T.

Today, I use these well tested skills to help my clients RELAX by helping make the process of buying, and selling, real estate in Rochester and SE Minnesota a fun and pleasant experience. (View "Client Reviews" Tab) Since 2003, I have successfully guided my clients along the journey of Rochester & SE MN New Home Construction, Rochester Minnesota Luxury Homes and Residential Real Estate, with the same care and expertise, as I would for my own family.  As a Rochester native, I know the community and the unique market dynamics. As the local market expert, I have a wide range of real estate experience, from luxury homes, new home developments, new construction, acreages, rural properties and bank owned foreclosure inventory. This experience brings a wealth of knowledge to buyers to help find an area, and a home, that is perfect for their needs.  As a member of the Minnesota Association of Realtors, and the SE Minnesota Association of Realtors, I act according to Realtor Code of Ethics, and perform my fiduciary duties as described by the National Association of Realtors.

Rochester, Minnesota has a unique history since its founding in 1854.  Rochester has always adapted to constant growth and change.  Today, Rochester is the epicenter for a new economic initiative, Destination Medical Center, DMC. The DMC initiative is a 20-year, $5.6 billion plan, which is the most ambitious economic plan in Minnesota history. The development plan will position Rochester as the world's premier destination for health and wellness; attracting people, business, investment opportunities and jobs.

I look forward to continue to, "DO THE RIGHT THING" as I serve the real estate needs of this community and SE Minnesota.


David Birka 

David's Clients Share:

"Mr. Dave Birka truly exemplifies his motto: "Serving your best interest."  Dave went far above what we would have expected from any real estate agent.  His kindness and caring in what can be quite an emotional process was a blessing to our entire family." 
- Ed and Linda, Sports Medicine Mayo Clinic

"Dave continued to impress us with his work ethic, and relentless efforts, to ensure that we would build the perfect home.  We were forewarned by friends and family that this process was complicated, but Dave made the choices simple, easy and efficient.  He was truly there with us each step of the way."  - Erik and Helena, Mayo Medical Center


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