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We found David Birka after an unpleasant experience with another realtor. The difference felt like night and day. David Birka made me feel safe and comfortable with the process of purchasing a home. We are very pleased with the care he took in helping us choose our first home.
I would recommend David Birka as my realtor.
I was a first-time home buyer in a seller's market. Many houses were overpriced, and many homes would only be on the market a couple days - some even sold before going on the market! I was also limited to buying a house in a few specific areas of my town so that I could commute to work. To help solve these problems, David began by helping me tour specific homes around my required areas so that I could decide what kind of home I would like. He was always very honest and knowledgeable about each home, including if the house was overpriced or needed too many repairs.
After I found a home I wanted to put an offer on, David kindly and patiently walked me through the entire offer process and made sure I understood everything. Although I did not get the first home I put an offer on (it was a seller's market!), David continued to be supportive until I had an accepted offer on a house I loved.
Even after closing on my new home, David continued to provide assistance. For example, he helped me remove and sell an unwanted basketball hoop in my new house's driveway.
Therefore, because of David's knowledge, patience, and helpfulness during the house buying process, I would recommend David as my realtor.
We came across David Birka at the purchase of our current residence over ten years ago which we still consider our dream home. He has since skillfully advised us through the sale of two homes and the purchase of two rental properties. Dave has shown unlimited patience as we've viewed and considered a number of potential properties over the years, always pointing out the fine details we should be considering and not ever pushing for a sale but rather ensuring that we are well informed and making choices that are suitable for us. I would highly recommend and trust David Birka for any of your real estate needs.
Dave was awesome through the entire home buying process. Dave was so patient with us and truly wanted us to find the home that was right for us. It never felt like he was pushing us into making a decision or trying to disguise the flaws of a home like many people describe realtors doing. There was a time that we walked into a home and I was dead set on putting in an offer. During the walk through, Dave pointed out many things that were potential issues, that would cost us a lot of money. At the time I was so bummed because I liked the house but now I am so very thankful for his knowledge and honesty during that situation. Dave was always available to talk and he answered emails or texts promptly. It was reassuring to have him just a question away from the day we met him until closing, and actually almost two months after closing helped us figure out a garage door question! I am so pleased with our home and the buying process was simple thanks to Dave. I would highly recommend his services and when we are ready to sell our house, we will definitely be using Dave.
Dave Birka was recommended to us by a co-worker and we couldn't have been happier with him as a real estate professional. As first time home buyers we had a lot of questions and needed some direction. We went into the process thinking we would be purchasing an existing home and ended up building our dream home.
Dave has extensive knowledge about the market in Rochester and neighborhoods. He is helpful in every way and VERY patient. He guided us through the building process and answered any questions we had along the way.
Overall we would recommend Dave Birka to any of our friends, family, or co-workers in the future. He is excellent at his job. We will find ourselves contacting him in the future if need be. Thanks again Dave for being such a great helping hand!
David was great to work with. He was always available to us, responding to our texts, emails, and phone calls promptly. David also impressed us with his ability to answer our questions about the more technical aspects of selling a house for a deceased relative. We appreciated his friendliness and genuine interest in helping us through the process, especially in light of losing a loved one.
Dave was awesome, he showed us houses before we were ready to make an offer on one. Very helpful telling us about area, and making our purchase go so smoothly. Checked in with us afterwards to make sure everything was okay. Very professional.
David Birka is extremely professional and very knowledgeable on real estate. He gave us the best service and we are very happy with our new home. He did a great job in educating us about the houses we have seen and provided valuable information. Thanks David.
Dave was very well versed in the skills of selling homes in Rochester. He was very prompt in answering any questions we had--when we called his cellphone he nearly always answered immediately. Because we had moved out of Rochester, he coordinated the cleaning of the house we were selling and repairs needed after the inspection.
We first found David's contact information through Zillow. I am very happy I made the phone call to him. We also have experience with other agents. There is no comparison between David and the agents we have seen before. David is always honest with us. David tells me the things I will never heard from other agents. He will tell you his knowledge of housing, local regulations, housing inspection, etc. we were the first time buyer. David gave us all the education we need. Recently David just help us sold our rental property in 5 days. We will still use David as our agent when we are on the real estate market later.
Dave Birka provided excellent realtor services for our family. He helped us by purchasing a new home quickly in a competitive market. His negotiation skills and advice in buying the new home were outstanding. He quickly responded to our questions and helped us negotiate swiftly so we were able to have a signed contract before other buyers could have a chance at the home. Dave also helped us sell our old home and with his guidance the process went very well. We captured a buyer the first day the house was on the market. His advice and help with preparing the home to show to buyers was extremely valuable. Also, he did an outstanding job at marketing the home which gave the home lots of professional visibility. We were very happy to work with Dave as our realtor due to his hard work ethic, trustworthiness, and friendly personality. Dave is one of the best realtors in Rochester.
David had the divine pleasure of working with my husband and myself as first time homebuyers and now first time homeowners! First of all, I must say he is a patient man! He sat us down (as he does with all new clients) and talks a little about himself, his experience, and how the whole process of buying works. Now, if any of you are like me, everything that was told to me went in one ear and out another (I'm definitely NOT savvy in this department & found myself concentrating at the pretty house pictures in his PowerPoint). He put up with our million questions, random phone calls, and late night texts. He was always willing to drop what he was doing and show us the next house that was "definitely the dream house we've been looking for!!!" What I appreciated most about David was that he wasn't in a rush to sell us a house. He wanted to sell us a home; our first home. He made us see past all of the cosmetic things that we "had to have" and start seeing the house as a whole. I liked to say that he was our personal home inspector - as he would go room to room and analyze every detail. This helped us make an informed decision when deciding to make an offer or not. We worked with David for almost a year until we finally found our dream home! He was there for us through thick and thin, the laughs as we walked into a house that was DEFINITLY not like the pictures, the heartbreak of losing a bid (or three), two moves, an engagement, new jobs, and he even graced us with his presence at our wedding this past September. So, to all of you reading this I highly recommend using David as your Real Estate Professional!
Our 3rd Seller & Buyer Transaction With Dave!
Dave was our seller and he helped us find the perfect home to move into. He was helpful and always had another house for us to look at. He was honest and made us feel comfortable. It was a great experience and we couldn't be happier in our new house.
Andrew & Naomi Lovell
I am a first-time home buyer and absolutely have no knowledge about anything related to a house. David was referred to me by a friend after I had several so-so agents. David was very patient and knowledgeable about real estate market and houses. He was very reachable and ALWAYS responded to my emails quickly. He told me the good and the bad of the houses we visited. When we found the house, he guided me through the whole processes and took care of almost every step of negotiation and closing. In addition, I got advices on moving and even after I moved to the new house. I highly recommend David and would definitely hire him again in the future.
PS. I rarely write any review for anything. But I feel obligated to do so this time.
Dave will not walk you through a house and attempt to sell you your dreams. He will instead, help you find a place that you can call home for as long as you wish.
He’s knowledgeable about everything you want your realtor to know, and he’s helpful and honest. He’ll never spend a second attempting to sell you anything, but he will work very hard to see that your family finds a place where your dreams can grow into your reality.
We couldn’t be happier sitting in our home today, and I can honestly say, I don’t know what we would have done without Dave.