David and Andrew sold our house without a hitch. They are fantastic.
If you’re a client, and you have a problem, the response is “Ok let’s fix it!” Music to my ears and the best thing you could hear from your agent. These guys, Suzanne, Rachel, Ivy, and the whole team, know their business and the market, and are smart as whips, super responsive, down to earth and practical, and pretty damn nice taboot! They make the real estate process smooth and not stressful. We are so lucky to have found them and recommend them without hesitation.
If you are looking for a realtor in the East Bay, look no more! David and Andrew are simply the best… As first time home-buyers, my husband and I had tons of questions, but David guided us through everything in expert fashion and made sure that we were always informed about everything before making any decisions. He was also the ultimate professional in negotiating items on our behalf. Last, on a personal note, David and Andrew are just really kind and wonderful people. We would not have been able to close on our dream house without them. We will definitely recommend David and Andrew to all of our friends and colleagues.
Andrew and David have been a pleasure to work with. After a failed sale by another agent, they came to our rescue and put every effort behind getting our house back on the market quickly and we had a successful sale after the second open house. We closed today and I am extremely grateful for their honesty, strategic thinking, and professionalism. I can recommend them unhesitatingly.
Andrew, David and their excellent support team made the recent sale of our house as stress-free as humanly possible. Their level of professionalism and respect for our lovely old home far exceeded our expectations. They were constantly available to answer questions, reassure and allay concerns. I would recommend Andrew and David 110% to anyone considering plunging into the Bay Area housing market.
All of the 5 star reviews for this team are there for a good reason – I can’t say enough good things about David, Suzanne, and Andrew and co. We interviewed 5 teams when we decided to officially sell, and it was immediately clear that after meeting David, Suzanne, and Andrew that this is the best team we’ve ever encountered anywhere (Seattle, LA, SF)… We look forward to working with them again, and hope the community members here take a deep look at this team and benefit from everything they have to offer as well.
We used David and Andrew in combination with Redfin. In this super competitive environment, what is needed the most is not finding homes on the market (Redfin does that), but it is how to bid, who else is bidding, what is happening around the bid, etc. And, that’s where David is just awesome. And, lots of help after the winning.
And, Ali’s help in showing and thinking out loud and just being there.
All and all, super good team 🙂
David and Andrew are Ah-mazing. We researched and interviewed several agent / real estate companies – but when we met with David & Andrew and their project manager Suzanne we knew we had the right team in front of us. Their professionalism, marketing expertise, attention to detail and humanity is what sold us. They put a plan in place, and then the plan was executed expertly. They had excellent ideas about what tweaks we could do to the house to maximize its value. They also had excellent people available to do the work. While getting the house ready to sell, their ability to pivot with challenges as they arose is notable – big shout out to Suzanne who was the project manager for our home! David’s communication was much appreciated via text and email to help us sleep at night during what can be a stressful time. The actual negotiations were handled masterfully and we ended up getting more for our home than we even dreamed we could. We are so, so happy with this team. I cannot imagine using anyone else in the Bay Area.
David and Andrew were introduced to us by a friend. We chose them after interviewing 3 other high-end realtors. We thought our property was unique and deserved more than the average per square foot price some other realtors were suggesting. They carefully listened to our story and immediately understood why our property was special. They developed a brilliant marketing strategy that worked with our timeline. They have access to all resources you need to prep a house for sale. They brought in the best stager, photographer and video crew. They delivered on everything they promised and went above. We may have had some luck with the hot market but these guys made sure that all stars were aligned when we hit the market. You get 2 for the price of 1. They are highly professional, patient, savvy, straight shooters and fun to work with. I would give them 7 stars if Yelp allowed it.
David and Andrew are fantastic. They expertly guided us through both the sale of our old home in Berkeley and the purchase of our new home in Alameda. They were keenly tuned into the nuances of both markets, extremely attentive to details, gave great advice, and have a well-oiled team to assist them in all aspect of the process. I would not hesitate to give them an A+ reference.
E A H.
When you sell your home you want to make the most money possible, you want the deal to go smoothly and the buyers to be ones that truly love your home and are invested in making the deal work. You want a realtor that knows how to negotiate when the emotions run high, who keeps cool and is able to advise you, but also respect your opinion and work with you. David and Andrew do this. They address any issue that comes up promptly and professionally. Their Project Manger, who works with them, is sincere, warm, and very organized – you can text her as you are waiting at the house for your forgotten lock-box code and the text will be returned within a minute. They have a long list of people who can help them help you – from electricians to stagers – basically everything you need to prepare your home for the sale. David and Andrew walk you through the process and you are always in the loop. There wasn’t anything unexpected – well, except the price they got for my home – which was beyond my wildest dream! Please interview them, and if there is a fit between you, please know you will be lucky to work with two such sincere, hard-working, and genuine people.
David and Andrew are truly as good as the reviews demonstrate. As context, my rating system requires a service provider to hit 100% on all fronts to receive five stars; it was an easy decision in this instance. They outperformed expectations and we ultimately got 13% over asking – 3% above my “dream” price. Noting it was a hot market, I am still certain we would not have achieved similar results with another agent. We engaged David and Andrew for the sale of our house in Alameda. We had moved out of state and needed a realtor who could handle all the details for us long distance. As a slight control freak I went into this with reservations but I quickly got comfortable when I realized we had chosen the right people. David and Andrew were all over every aspect I could think of and several that I would not have considered. In total they coordinated staging, painting, repairs, landscaping, cleaning, inspections and marketing. They also coordinated all documentation e-signing for us to transact business remotely. A couple stand out points I noticed working with David and Andrew:
- Superior communication: Despite being several states away I knew nothing was slipping through the cracks because I was consistently in the loop and receiving regular updates.
- Superior Marketing Materials: The only way to fully appreciate the difference is to see the glossy tri-fold brochures and website examples for yourself. The superior photography and quality in David and Andrew’s materials is a simple no-brainer.
- Market Reach: David and Andrew explained to us the importance of spreading our marketing outside of Alameda to San Francisco and the Piedmont area. It worked.
- Business acumen and professionalism. I consider myself a sophisticated finance professional and put David and Andrew in this category as well. If you are data lover like me, David has the numbers.
- The X-Factor: Not sure how to describe this other than to say I like and respect them both very much and gather that their colleagues do as well. This counts for a lot.
We were lucky enough to work with David and Andrew and their team on the purchase of our current home and sale of our previous one. They are both professional and approachable at the same time. Their extensive list of referrals and knowledge of the real estate industry proved invaluable for both transactions. (These guys know everyone and can give you a name for anything you need/want to get done!) Each step of the process was explained to us. Closing was prompt and efficient on both ends. When we were shopping around for a selling agent, we found David & Andrew’s marketing approach to be superior to the other agents in the area. David worked tirelessly to get our home sold. He also responded to all my phone calls, text msgs, and emails … the ultimate communicators! David & Andrew’s real estate experience and relationship building skills sold our home. And to top it off, they were a pleasure to work with.
David and Andrew are the best real estate agents you could ever hope to find. We were first-time homebuyers and they expertly guided us through the entire process, leveraging their exhaustive knowledge of the East Bay market as well as their contacts and connections to ensure we got the best home at the best price. They were exceptionally responsive and accommodating, even giving up part of their Valentine’s Day evening so we could visit the home one last time before committing. Years later, they went out of their way to assist with our refi, guiding us on the process and even advising us on the right timing and comps to use. If you want expert agents with exceptional customer service, knowledge, dedication, expertise, and connections, go with Andrew and David!
This review is mostly for David Gunderman as he is with whom we primarily worked as we searched and eventually found a home in the Rockridge area. We met and interacted with Andrew a few times and he was lovely and very insightful.We reached out to David after he came highly recommended to my husband and me. As first time homebuyers, we had a broad search that spanned the Bay Area from San Mateo, San Francisco and the East Bay and it meant working with several different real estate agents. In the age of so many robust online resources and being hands on and diligent people ourselves, we were really wondering the value of having an agent…until we met David.I’m sure I’m missing things, but if I had to say why you work with David, things that stood out for us are:
- Knowledgeable – From the start, David answered our rookie questions and as we got deeper into the process he was able to highlight key points for us to consider as we considered the quality and value of a home, such as interpreting disclosure reports, determining a competitive but comfortable offer price, and understanding what we were getting ourselves into with location. While he deferred to us and never pressured us with our decisions, we also appreciated that he gave us an opinion, something that seems obvious but that we couldn’t draw out from our other agents and was a tremendous help as we tried to make sure we were exhaustive in our thought process.
- Responsive – A number of our agents boasted how responsive they would be yet didn’t seem to deliver. David delivers. We would often get responses to our questions in minutes regardless of time of day. Additionally, David would keep his word and always followed-up on the things he said he would do–connecting us with contractors, getting in touch with seller agents etc.
- Savvy – As we entered the offer process, David was amazing. He took great care to understand what mattered to us, including what our financial and non-financial cut points were and went to bat for us as we went through negotiations. This was to the point that he was able to negotiate down our purchase price by almost exactly what we wanted but thought was a stretch. He also did so without leaving a bad taste in anyone’s mouth. We know this because the seller agent is the directly adjacent neighbor and is still friendly with us. We also have had friendly exchanges with the sellers themselves.
- Trustworthy – Perhaps most importantly, David was so trustworthy throughout our whole time with him. In all the different people we’ve encountered personally and professionally, my husband and I just feel like David stands out. As alluded to above, he has tremendous listening abilities matched with great industry knowledge and expertise that we felt like we could open up to David and saw promise we would actually land a home in Rockridge more than the other places we were searching. He was a true partner to us and we feel so lucky we could work with him.
Again, I’m sure I’m missing things, but this is just some of the reasons you will not be disappointed working with David.
Not only are Andrew and David knowledgeable and professional in their approach, they are perceptive and highly responsive to their client’s needs…the smallest detail is handled with a true sense of urgency and with the utmost of importance. Proceeding through the daunting process of buying our home would never have been remotely the same without their unique, exceptional focus and intuitive sense. Both Andrew and David are true talents and major SERVICE assets to their clients.
Michael J. M.
David and Andrew are the most amazing real estate agents we ever worked with. Their knowledge and professionalism in selling our family home made all the difference. In addition to drawing on their many years of expertise in the East Bay real estate market, they were most ably supported by a team of highly skilled trades people, who helped bring out the many wonderful qualities of our vintage home. David and Andrew captured and promoted the essence of our home and neighborhood to a very large market of potential buyers. Through their negotiation skills we were able to realize a substantial gain on the sale of our home. Throughout the process of preparing and then placing our home on the market, David and Andrew were always prompt and responsive in communicating with us. We highly recommend them to anyone planning on buying or selling their home.
Barbara and Andrew C.
The process of selling a house can be stressful and difficult so it was essential for me to work with agents who have a good reputation and a strong track record. I’m so glad I had David and Andrew working for me. Not only do they greatly understand all aspects of the real estate market, they always go the extra mile to get the best possible result and they provide a fantastic, comprehensive marketing package.I’m a bit of a perfectionist with high standards and their attention to detail exceeded my expectations. The suggestions they made, which I sometimes questioned, always paid off. After working with them, I understand why they were named one of the top 250 real estate teams in the country by the Wall Street Journal. They worked hard for me in so many ways. They listened to my concerns, calmed my anxiety, and handled so many details for me when I couldn’t be there. In addition to all this, they are fun and creative. I highly recommend working with them.
We decided to work with David and Andrew because of the many rave reviews they received from their previous clients. To my amazement, they exceeded the high expectations I had as a result of those rave reviews. We had listed our Orinda house with three other realtors over a 2 1/2 year period, got no offers, and were constantly pressured to lower the price. Right before we listed with David and Andrew, the most “expert” Orinda realtors urged us to price our house more than $300,000 below the price suggested by David and Andrew. David and Andrew sold our house in 16 days at a price $12,000 above the asking price.. They gave us expert advice on changes we needed to make to improve the marketability of the house, they put us in touch with a fantastic stager (Marius DuValle), and prepared an amazing photo brochure, and focused their marketing on the right markets (all the other agents had focused on Orinda, whereas David and Andrew focused on Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco, where buyers are more appreciative of a dramatic contemporary house like ours). David and Andrew also provided expert advice on how to deal with the multiple offers we received and on how to deal with other requests from the eventual buyers.In short, our experience with David and Andrew proves how much difference a truly expert real estate agent can make. On top of that, both of them are truly delightful people to work with, It is our privilege to give them our highest possible recommendation.
Frank & Toni W.
If I could give more stars I WOULD!!! We met David and definitely clicked right away. My husband and I were buying our first home and really wanted to work with someone we trusted, and who knows the East Bay. David was this and so much more. Within a week of meeting David we saw the house we wanted to purchase…which was pure luck. What wasn’t pure luck was the fact that we actually got it and we owe the to David and the Team that we worked with. He makes things happen…no other way of putting it! He is smart, reliable, on top of his game, well known, respected in the industry, and on and on. I would recommend him and Andrew over and over again to people looking for a house in the Bay Area. They are by far and away the best around!!!
We were introduced to David quite some time before actually moving from San Francisco to Alameda. When it was time to look for that special house David was always available for any questions we had. We bid on a few homes and were outbid each time (The Alameda market was crazy at the end of 2013) We finally found “just the right home” and David was there every step of the way. I thought we were his ONLY clients at that time, as I called him several times a day,he never made me feel like I was bothering him at any time. He was always laid back, calm but always professional and reassuring. He is the calm in the storm!!He is ethical, honest and very knowledgeable about the market. In talking to other Realtors, he is highly respected.My only regret is now I don’t get to talk to him daily!
We purchased a house with the help of David and Andrew and truly believe that without them it would not have happened. They were kind, patient, and efficient. We highly recommend this team!! So very happy we found them.
Apologies for my novella, but these guys totally deserve it and I hope you decide to give it a read.My story on the search for the perfect first home buying experience started off terribly and ended in the best way possible. My husband and I found a house we loved and desperately wanted to find a different realtor to work with, but had no leads. Thankfully, my old friend Yelp led us in the right direction! Needless to say, in this market, we lost the bid. However it was a push and shove into introductions with David and Andrew. Andrew was patient with us and guided us through the documentation signing and bid process.After that first experience, we met with David and Andrew in their lovely home. They were very warm and inviting, it felt like we had been old friends. I felt so comfortable and eager to work with them. Andrew even took us on a tour of Alameda in order to gain more familiarity with areas unknown to us.When they turned us on to a house that we wanted to bid on, David walked us through the entire escrow process. He got us to all of the proper inspections and in the time frames that we needed to abide by. In addition, he worked quite closely with my husband in order to perform a thorough background check on disclosures in order for us to understand everything we possibly could.I can’t tell you how happy I am that I met these two. If you don’t feel this way about your Realtor, you should NOT be working with them. I found this out the hard way, but am obviously extremely satisfied with the outcome.Thanks again for everything David and Andrew! You turned our house buying experience into the best it could have possibly been.
My husband and I discovered David and Andrew via an online search, as we noticed that they were consistently listing properties that interested us. We were impressed with the feedback their clients had left on Yelp, and engaged with them as soon as we became serious about buying our first home. We were not disappointed: they are an amazing team!David took the time to listen to us and understand exactly what we were looking for. He has a keen ear and is able to elicit a client’s needs through very patient interviewing techniques. He sage advice throughout the entire process. His sense of humor, professionalism, good judgment, expertise and wit made the home-buying process a delight, and he always managed to assuage any fears that arose with a calm, honest and down-to earth attitude. He walked us through all of our questions and was incredibly thorough, knowledgeable, articulate, warm and genuine. On multiple occasions, his team went over and above the call of duty to ensure that our needs were covered.The end result: David and Andrew helped us to acquire our dream home below the asking price, in a very competitive market.It was a joy working with David and Andrew, and we highly recommend them.
Gwen and Kirill M.
My husband and I came to the painful realization that if we wanted a yard, sunshine and room to grow our family we needed to move out of San Francisco. Being a decades long residents of SF, Oakland was a foreign land to us. Being decades long Renters – Buying Real Estate in this crazy market was foreign to us.A friend referred David and Andrew to us and from the first day, I was impressed. They returned my initial call within a few hours… since then, they have been wonderfully hands on and have really been our partners in finding new home.
- They answered all of our questions.
- They really listened to what we were looking for in a home and encouraged us to look in areas of Oakland we didn’t even know about.
- They offered excellent, respectful guidance all the way through close of escrow.
- They accommodated our schedule.
- Their knowledge of the Oakland area and all of players in it is amazing (more than once we had other Realtors tell us how lucky we were to be represented by them – they know EVERYONE!)
Since we met David and Andrew, we never felt like we were on our own in the Bay Area Real Estate game, instead we felt like we had the strongest team out there … and now we have the home of our dreams!!
Can’t recommend them highly enough. It’s rare when you can find professionalism, compassion and understanding in a single real estate agent. With A&D, you get all that DOUBLED. Whether you’re buying or selling (We’ve used them for both), you can be assured that your ass will be covered, your interests protected, and your hand held through the stressful times. I wouldn’t use anyone else.
I’ve worked with numerous real estate agents and always thought “if only they could be like this or that.” That stopped when I met David and Andrew. They were so amazing that I thought I was dealing with myself. David and Andrew saved me so much time because they were my eyes and legs. They went and checked out the properties I was interested in and called me right away to let me know their thoughts. I trusted them 100% – it’s hard not to do that after you meet them. When we finally found a perfect house, David and Andrew surprised me one more time by demonstrating their negotiating skills on a house with multiple bids. They are always so easy to get a hold of not only during the negotiating time, but always. After the deal, you can’t help but to fall in love with them.
Although I do not as a rule write reviews, this is a case where I feel compelled to do so! Some times if you are fortunate you have really good service from a company or agent…in this case it was the rare occasion where I received service that was literally “off the charts”. In selling my parents home on Brighton in the Harbor Bay community, David Gunderman, his partner Andrew and their entire team, hit every mark there was, from conceptualizing the sale, staging the property, marketing it and taking bids! The bids came in way over “asking”, and the close came off without a hitch. What could have been a difficult and tense time, turned in to the most fun I have had in awhile, all thanks to David and the Team!I had considered two different Real Estate firms carefully…WOW, did I make the right call in working with them! BINGO!!
I’ve worked with David twice now as he’s sold our last two homes in Alameda and there is no one better….David is the ultimate professional, his work quality is excellent, he’s incredibly efficient and everyone he brings in to help is absolutely the A team.Both of our last two homes sold above asking within a few weeks of partnering with David. With our last home David sold the house without even listing on the MLS or having to do a single open house. I’m sure this isn’t always possible but David and Andrew have such a wide network that they often know many of the buyers that are actively looking.One of the investments that David and team make is in marketing. From photography to brochures, staging and websites this team knows how to market a home. David and team’s approach is quality, classy and tasteful.Lastly, David and team are incredibly efficient and have made selling two homes completely painless. In both transactions I had little involvement as David drove all aspects of the preparation, marketing, selling and negotiating process. Yet if I had a question or needed something David would get back to me within a few minutes.I’m generally skeptical of the value of realtors but can tell you that David and team are worth every penny.
Andrew and David are the best! I’ve dealt with realtors in the past who I thought were good–and they were. However, Andrew and David went so far above and beyond the call. They are extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate and have a gift for working with people during stressful times. My wife was a little high maintenance, to say the least, but David and Andrew’s compassion and rock-solid integrity and reliability helped us breathe throughout the process. They treated us like treasured family members.
I highly recommend working with David & Andrew! While calling references for our lender, we were actually referred to David Gunderman, and could not have made a better decision than to stop working with our other realtor and start working with David.My husband and I just purchased our first home, and David was so patient with all of our many questions, and so incredibly knowledgeable about everything. He made an intimidating process much less painful than we expected, and was so responsive, accessible, proactive, and helpful in every way. We felt he really went above and beyond with his service level to us, despite our exhaustive list of questions and small hiccups during the inspection phase.Thanks to him, we found our dream home and somehow were able to purchase it despite this competitive market.If you have any doubts about your realtor and are considering working with David, just do it! You won’t regret it!
David and Andrew are a fantastic team in Bay Area real estate. We came to them after feeling our way through a few other agents that just didn’t match our style/taste, and I’m so glad we did. From our first meeting with them at their house in Oakland, we knew they were going to be considerate of our housing needs, on top of the fickle real estate market in the Bay Area and full of helpful insight (rather than sending us to whatever odd listings were showing at the time). Andrew met us at tons of different sites and gave us his direct, frank opinions about the houses, neighborhoods, prices, etc. David was on top of the communication, extremely responsive and held my hand through the entire offer/inspection/closing process (which is a big job because I’m a pretty finicky buyer). Overall, I cannot say enough great things about David & Andrew, highly recommend them and we will definitely use them for all of our future real estate transactions.
This past year I worked with Andrew & David for about six months during our home buying process. They were highly recommended to me and I definitely recommend working with Andrew & David during your home buying process. The housing market is hot and Andrew & David worked with my wife and I to not only navigate the competitive housing market in the East Bay, but truly went to bat for us through the negotiation and closing process.I found Andrew & David to be very knowledgeable, responsive, transparent and professional, as well as super interesting and funny – you’ll be working with your agent for months so it’s important you get along well.I strongly recommend Andrew & David as your real estate agents.
You just can’t be lucky enough to work with David and Andrew. Really. About three years ago we bought a house and tried to sell a complicated tenants-in-common at the same time, both in Alameda. David handled one and Andrew did the other. Andrew & David were always available, genuine, and got the job done with verve. They are both such a pleasure to work with, so competent, professional and reliable. I knew I was in good hands during a most stressful period when we were buying and selling at the same time. David and Andrew are always so patient, and clear that they were interested in making US happy. I highly recommend them.
I can’t imagine a more smooth and simple home buying experience.David and Andrew were very patient and helpful as my husband and I searched for our first house. They were very responsive without being pushy, and always made time to show us houses we were interested in. They fulfilled every request. David and Andrew always gave us their honest opinion and we could tell they truly wanted us to find the perfect home and had our best interests in mind.When we finally found the one for us, they walked us through every line of the disclosures and contract. They found us the perfect mortgage broker and finally, and held our hand through the whole process until we had the keys to the door and beyond.Buying a home is one of the more stressful events in life, and David and Andrew managed to make it fun and exciting and as low stress as possible!
There are no better realtors in the Bay Area than David & Andrew – I would trust them to the end of time. Professional, kind, communicative, thorough, savvy, informed, educated, knowledgeable about EVERY DETAIL… they are truly the most honest and professional realty team you could ever ask for. We have purchased and sold several homes through them, and every experience was more than we could have hoped for. We’ve recommended them to everyone we know, they simply are light years beyond the competition. Call them, you will be so glad you did!!!
I’ve worked with David Gunderman twice – once almost five years ago when we bought our house in Alameda and again this year when we sold that house in order to relocate to Washington, D.C. In both instances, David was absolutely superb. He is a savvy agent who knows the local market and all of its players (inspectors, appraisers, loan agents, etc) very, very well. In preparing our house for sale, David offered excellent counsel in terms of staging, marketing, and pricing the property. We were astounded by the traffic we received and thrilled with the final sale. On top of all of this, David and Andrew are absolutely delightful on a personal level and a dream to work with! I could not possibly recommend any team more highly.
I went through an extensive search for my realtor this time out and found David and Andrew online. They were everything I could have hoped for in selling agents: ethical, responsive, knowledgeable and well-regarded in the real estate community. Andrew worked with me closely with paint colors and landscaping details as I prepared my home for sale. They both held my hand through the rigors of this market. In addition, they are both really good guys, making a tough process a real joy. When my sale closed, I found myself feeling sorry that the experience was over. Don’t hesitate. These are your agents!
In Sept of 2008, my husband and I purchased our first house. This was no small feat in the economy. I was recommended to Andrew and David by a client of mine. She had another referral as well. I asked her out of the two referrals which one was not going to B.S. me, or look down on me because I did not have millions of dollars to spend on a house. Her reply was simply: “the boys”. After meeting with Andrew and David I immediately fell in love with them personally and professionally. They made one of the biggest emotional experiences of our lives transition smoothly and honestly, and for this we are eternally grateful!
Odessa and Reynaldo C.
I have bought and sold a half dozen homes over the last 35 years and I have NEVER had as good an experience as I had with David when we purchased our current home in 2002. Prompt, professional, polite, patient and exceptionally knowledgeable. He found us the perfect home and then read the tea leaves correctly to get us to the top of the list of multiple offers without going broke in the process. I always recommend David and Andrew to people considering a move to Alameda and would definitely turn to them if I ever decide to sell.
I was lucky enough to find David and Andrew and they could not have been more helpful, professional, insightful and compassionate to the process of helping me buy a home. They led me through each step, with their energy and enthusiasm as well having their excellent contacts which helped in not only the purchase of my home but in buying it before it went on the market. I can recommend them with flying colors. They are truly gifted and inspired in their work!
If you are reading reviews about David and Andrew, to give you a shortcut, you can stop looking, these are the people you want to represent you.We first met David a year ago when we were considering relocating to the Bay Area. Things didn’t pan out but we held onto his information, as we liked him and Andrew so much. At the end of October 2014, we did decide to relocate and immediately called David again. I wasn’t sure if he would remember us from last year but he did.First, we had the challenge of relocating from So CA, so that added a level of complexity to buying in Alameda, a very tough market. This was no issue for David. He told us exactly what we needed to do to get a home in Alameda, the area we had wanted to live in for some time, so we followed his instructions, and shortly thereafter, we were in contract. We closed yesterday in an area we have wanted to live and are absolutely thrilled. David is amazing and so is Andrew.This transaction was smooth and pleasant. David answered all of our questions, communicated regularly, was upfront and honest about anything and everything, there was no question we didn’t feel we could ask. He is so professional and knowledgeable. The way David manages the transaction is amazing. As others have stated, he is patient, kind, and calm. We never felt like we couldn’t reach out to him, he was always there. When we needed referrals for other items, he provided and coordinated these appointments and people to help us.Andrew is equally wonderful. David and Andrew as a team are fantastic. There are never any gaps in communication or the transaction. You always feel that they have everything under control and it is a really great way to feel in a transaction. Our transaction was pleasant and seamless.I would highly recommend David and Andrew to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a home. There are so many good things my husband and I could say about David and Andrew, I wouldn’t know where to start. When the time comes to sell our home, David and Andrew are the only people we will call.Bottom line, if you are reading this and wondering whom to use as a real estate agent(s), your search should end here.
Deb and Steve F.
David and Andrew went above and beyond what any other realtors would have done. They were very professional, organized and tenacious through the difficult sale of my house. They organized their team to prepare and stage the house, the open houses and many viewings while we continued to live in the house. When problems arouse, they never stopped figuring out solutions. They did this all with kindness, humor and incredible amounts of patience. I am very happy with the outcome, and the buyers are excited to move in. Thanks so much David and Andrew!
This is a long overdue review for David and Andrew who helped us buy our first home in Alameda a little over a year ago. I was wary of finding a real estate agent after hearing many stories of incompetence in the business. David and Andrew were recommended by a friend and my worries immediately vanished after meeting them. We were not in a rush to buy a home and definitely took our time looking around. David and Andrew were extremely patient and never applied any pressure to move on something about which we were unsure. In the end they found us an extremely desirable home before it went on the market. Negotiations were intense, and they helped us through, even answering emails and calls while they were on vacation in Mexico. If you are looking for a home in the east bay, these are the guys you want.
David and Andrew are simply the best people, agents and advocates one could wish for. We were so lucky to find them, and they made the somewhat overwhelming and sometimes scary transition from renting to owning as rewarding as can be.We started our search for our first home 3 years ago, and wanting to find the best we could get in our price range, we took our time. David and Andrew were there for us each step of the way. Countless walk-throughs, a million questions, 7 offers and 3 contracts later, we finally found our dream house that we are now so blessed to be in. We could not have done all this without the hard work and sage advice of those two wonderful people. Beyond extreme patience, David and Andrew are knowledgeable, careful, kind, and supportive. They are well connected and respected amongst their peers, and they are most importantly the best advocates we could have had. Thanks to their help, we were able to avoid getting a couple of houses that would have proved to be too much for a cash-poor first time buyer, and they made sure we were getting a fair deal when we would put up an offer. I would whole-heartedly recommend David and Andrew to any friend or family member, and think anyone working with them is extremely fortunate!
Over the course of this past year I worked with David and Andrew both, primarily David, in my house search in the cities of Oakland/Alameda/Berkeley. I highly recommend them as real estate agents. Here is why:
- Responsive: David and Andrew were on it, calling me right after I’d call with a question or answering my email promptly.
- They have a great email program that sent listings regularly and David was able to come see properties with me. In the past other agents have told me to do a drive by or go to an open house without them. At least 90% of the time David or Andrew were available to show me what I was interested. They both have intuition I trusted. This was my first time buying in this competitive California market. They have years of experience in the field which helped me understand about property values and which ones might be risky or smart to invest in.
- Well Connected: David was able to give me info on funders with connections to a number of banks and with mortgage brokers he had good experiences with.
- Personable: Both of these men are wonderful to work with, they have a great sense of humor, were honest, caring and more importantly were patient with my decision making process. I also was in a relatively low price range but I felt I was treated with the same respect and attention as someone who was bidding on a two million dollar home.
- Successful: I got a great 3 bedroom condo in the neighborhood I feel safe in and a place that I adore living in. David hung in there with me for an 8 month nightmare of a short-sale process (not his fault but the seller’s). By the end of it I’m sure whatever commission did not fully reward him for all his efforts.
My wife and I lived in SF up until last year when we decided we wanted buy a place in Alameda and start a family. We hit up a close friend that lives in Alameda for a real estate agent recommendation and they sent us to David and Andrew. I’m not exaggerating in the least bit when I say we could not have found a better agent.This was my 4th house and by far the best agents I have ever worked with. We mostly worked with David but Andrew was always there in a pinch if David was tied up with something. David took the time to get to know us and what we were looking for and found us the perfect place. The house had multiple offers on it and he helped us put together the winning bid without over extending ourselves or giving up too much. He was on top of everything throughout the entire process and went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly and our needs were met.
There are a ton of realtors out there, but there is a reason David and Andrew are so successful – they do an amazing job. They are professional, patient, savvy, available, responsive, total straight shooters and quite fun (which is an added bonus when you end up spending so much time with someone). They get to know you, understand what you want, help you find it and then lead you through the process, and they are knowledgeable and supportive in all of the steps along the way. I would HIGHLY recommend David and Andrew.
I found my dream home right at the start of looking and, with David’s help, I was moved in less than four weeks later! David was invaluable in communicating strategy, tips and general recommendations. Would definitely highly recommend. David was friendly and always available to provide advice and answer questions.
There are no better real estate agents out there, period!My wife and I bought a house in Alameda through David and Andrew. I cannot imagine two professionals more knowledgeable, more honest and more interested in their client’s welfare that David and Andrew. They instantly provided a list of reliable economical providers to choose from for any service we needed (estimates, mortgage brokers, repair people, etc.). They are beyond organized with all the paper work involved. They are totally cutting edge with all web-based and traditional advertising. If you can’t reach one, the other one was on the phone to call you back immediately.They also helped us try to sell a house. They did everything they could to help us in a market that was crashing all around us. In the end, we opted to rent that house out, because the market was not going to get us what we wanted. Nevertheless, they were fully supportive of our decision, because it was good for us. They put our interest ahead of theirs, even though it provided them with no economic benefit, and they had done considerable work for us.
David is amazing!! I couldn’t believe how proactive, professional and thorough he was!!! He handled all of the logistics for selling our property – handyman, appraiser, photos, etc. Can’t say enough positive things!!
I found my dream home right at the start of looking and, with David’s help, I was moved in less than four weeks later! David was invaluable in communicating strategy, tips and general recommendations. Would definitely highly recommend. David was friendly and always available to provide advice and answer questions.
Hands down best agents in the Bay Area. We feel very lucky to have worked with David. Through the whole process of selling our existing house and purchasing a new one, David exceeded our expectations. Without his help and tireless efforts we would not have found our dream house. I highly recommend David and his agency.
We’ve been lucky enough to work with David and Andrew as stagers on several of their listings, and watching them work their magic is… well, magical. These gentlemen are incredibly kind and patient with their clients, while providing them with important advice and guidance they truly need. We’ve been impressed with their organization, timeliness, and impeccable taste when it comes to renovations and marketing – they know exactly the way to position a home and ensure it sells quickly and well over asking, all while a stress-free experience for the seller. Truly, one of the best in the business!
We feel so fortunate that David Gunderman was recommended to us by a friend. His expertise and kindness were above and beyond anything we expected. During the lengthy process of selling our home in another state, David showed remarkable patience, humor, and dedication. His vast knowledge of the east bay was a valuable asset in helping us choose an ideal location for our new home. He knew us so well that he recognized the perfect house for us before we did! During the purchase negotiations, inspections, contract and financial details we felt peace of mind as David skillfully guided us through each step. We’re so happy with the outcome, and feel we’ve gained a wonderful friend. I can’t recommend David highly enough.
As executor of a family estate, I carefully interviewed six different realtors to handle the sale of a very unique property in the Hayward Hills. David’s marketing package, intelligence, and honesty made my choice an easy one.His performance exceeded even the high expectations I had for him. The property was on the market for just three weeks. We received nine offers and the property sold for 11% above what I had regarded as a good listing price. David is a very talented marketing professional who rolls up his sleeves to get the job done. I will use his services again and will recommend him to everyone I know.
Long overdue! I bought my house in Alameda a few years back and I’m still grateful to these two for their stewardship of the deal. I found them through an unsolicited referral: I left a note in a mailbox of a newly arrived household down the street asking who had helped them buy their house, and they gushed – GUSHED – about A&D. This was my first house, and a BIG DEAL, and I was intent to learn as much as possible during the process. I read a lot, asked lots of questions, read more, asked more. David was remarkably patient. Biggest lesson of the whole process: there are a lot of -ahem- less than sharp people in the real estate business. Not to mention plenty of flat out incompetents, boobs, sleaze-balls, etc. Thankfully for me and hopefully you, David and Andrew are the top of the pack, and the others they recommended along the way – inspections, mortgage broker, even a chimney sweep – were also on the job. (Same couldn’t be said for opposing counsel on this transaction, and reminded me again how important it is to have capable, on-the-ball professionals on your side of the table)In general, but particularly in challenging real estate times like these (you will learn just how tricky the loan and appraisal process can be in a down market), having people like A&D on your team, is critical. They earn their fee, and then some. Plenty of others do not. You can have that headache!If and when I sell my house, the go-to choice is already made. You can’t do better than these two.
My wife and I recently purchased our first home with the help of David Gunderman. We’d spent some time looking around at open houses and took a few home tours with other agents, but were left with questions and frustration. We decided to consult Yelp and found David, we couldn’t be happier.Given our the fact that neither of us knew anything about home buying, short of what we’d seen on HGTV, working with David was a Godsend. He was very knowledgeable, accommodating, and honest. Before we found our house, we’d mention neighborhoods we thought might be good and he’d tell us the skinny on them – even though this deterred us a couple of times. When we needed hand-holding, he’d hold our hands. When I needed to ask an obvious question at 11:45 pm he’d get back to me, often times within minutes.Aside from this type of support, David was able to get permit histories for us and took the time to explain them (if he couldn’t on the spot he researched it and got back to us). To make a long review short, David was truly an agent with his client’s best interests in mind. Would I use David again? Would I recommend my friends and family use him? Without hesitation.
We chose Andrew and David to help us sell our house after interviewing several other realtors. We chose them because my husband and I felt that they not only listened to our hopes and needs – they heard us, and they had our backs. Besides being brilliant and articulate, they are fun, and a dream to work with. They have a wealth of resources, including our great photographer and our excellent stagers.Selling our house was pretty traumatic and they took care of us in a way that I know nobody else could have. They were very responsive and didn’t try to force their (very excellent) ideas on us. Our high end house was pending for the asking price after three open houses, and Andrew and David made sure that we got what we wanted. There was never a time where we felt they said the wrong thing – either to us, potential buyers, inspectors, or other realtors.They are, in a sense, everything you would think a real estate agent isn’t. We look forward to buying our next house with their help.
This is my third transaction with David. The first was to purchase an investment property in Alameda, the second to sell that property, and now the listing and sale of my present home. I broke my hip in the midst of getting the house ready to be listed, and David took over to handle many of the choices and negotiations for me during the two weeks I was hospitalized.David is a truly outstanding real estate agent. He is knowledgeable, creative, detail-oriented, honest, ethical, incredibly hard working, funny and kind. Selling your home is emotionally draining, and David was always there to help me cope with any problem which arose from the time we started the process a month before putting the house on the market. I found all his advice and suggestions practical and time and money saving. We had converted “bonus” space into a large master bedroom/dressing room/bath. David was the only agent who knew how to get the additional square footage accepted on the record. This is just one example of his expert guidance.I was a real estate agent myself, and I know how rare it is to find someone with David’s qualities. He is a top producer in his company, and unlike other high performance agents he is always courteous and human. Most top agents start by dictating to you how you need to jump to their tune. David will tell you what you need to know and to do, and help you along the way. A seller in a buyer’s market needs guidance to get a quick sale at top dollar, as I just did. David is a pleasure to know and to work with. He has earned my highest recommendation.David spent time discussing what preparations needed to be done prior to listing. I knew we needed to spend some money, which would earn much more by attracting buyers. We started with curb appeal, bringing in the gardener who works with David to transform weed patches to green oases for a reasonable price. David has many excellent craftspeople to call on for anything which needs to be repaired or restored or cleaned, from floors to windows. We had forgotten there were pet stains on the hardwood floors under the rugs, and David’s floor refinisher repaired and made the floors glow at an amazingly reasonable cost.When we’d bought the house seven years ago, there was a great view of San Francisco Bay, but tree growth had obscured it. David urged us to talk to downslope neighbors to allow trimming, and the result added a lot of value to the house.The house was attractively furnished, with antiques, books and original art. It was furnished for us to live in, not to highlight potential to buyers. We discussed staging with David’s partner, Andrew, and his assistant, Jennifer. In the midst of all of this, I broke my hip, and was hospitalized for two weeks. During this time, David consulted with several stagers, and recommended Studio D. Most of our furniture and all of our art was removed while I was in the hospital, supervised by David and some of my friends. The staging was finished the day I returned home. It was one of the best stagings I’ve seen, showing off the best qualities of the house, focusing attention on the Bay view, and showing the spaciousness of the rooms. The price was also very competitive.I found a photographer I wanted to use for the brochure, and although he was more costly than the one the company usually uses, David agreed to hire him. The brochure is a beautifully photographed and written presentation of the home.In my 70 years, I have bought and sold many homes, as well as having worked as an agent. I can truly state that you can rely on David to help you sell your home as fast as possible for the highest price, and he will ease your way through the difficulties, which always arise during the process. In addition to his qualities in his profession, he is a delightful person to spend time with. If you are buying or selling in the East Bay, look no further than David Gunderman.
We were lucky enough to find a house we liked just a couple weeks after first meeting with David. David quickly got us up to speed about the bidding process/strategies, and with his advice, our bid was accepted! David and Jennifer helped us set up various inspections and walked us through everything. Whenever we had a question, David had a quick and informative answer. If for whatever reason, David wasn’t available, his assistant Jennifer was equally as helpful. We successfully closed in thirty days, and are now proud homeowners.As first-time homebuyers, we needed a bit of hand holding and an objective, third-party perspective. David provided just that and more throughout the whole process. He is a warm and caring person who will look out for your best interest. This quality of character is very reassuring during the emotional roller-coaster that is home buying.Thanks for everything, David!
Nine months ago, my partner and I found David and Andrew through the amazing Yelp reviews that had already been written. We just closed on December 31st and couldn’t be happier. This was the first house my partner and I purchased together and it took a little bit of time (ok 9 months) for us to agree upon a neighborhood, style, and price. They were both very patient with us and provided amazing counsel.David’s greatest strength was apparent once we found a house we were interested in pursuing. His real estate knowledge and organization skills were an amazing asset to our sales process. He rarely missed a beat to ensure that all of the t’s were crossed, and i’s dotted. Exactly what you want in a Realtor.I think David mentioned to us after our closing that it was one of the more painful closing experiences he had encountered due to numerous issues with our mortgage broker and yet he remained a rock through out the entire experience.We can’t recommend them enough.
Seriously, these guys are total pros, and are on top of every aspect of a transaction. David helped us buy a great house in Oakland and worked for us until the minute it closed. He worked over and over again for our interests, not his own. …even though he probably should have dropped us as clients since it took us over a freakin’ year of looking to finally pull the trigger on the purchase. Thanks a million, David!
David Gunderman is located in Alameda and he is the best. He talked us out of a few properties that had too many things wrong with them and saved us about $30k on our current property, as we were ready to make a higher offer. What real estate agent does that? He is definitely not in it for a quick sale or simply in it for money. He obviously takes pride in his work and tries to get people in to a good property for the best price. He is very smart, extremely savvy with real estate contracts, and he came to us highly recommended. We couldn’t have been happier with him.
David and Andrew found us our first home back in 2001, and we have had three transactions with them since then. Each time, we have been truly impressed with their candor, their business savvy, and their commitment to getting us exactly what we wanted – both as buyers and as sellers. They have a list of loyal clientele, but always managed to find the time to explain things to us, or walk us through yet another property. They are straight shooters. We would never think of using anyone but them in the future.
Thanks to David and Andrew, my wife Monica and I scored our DREAM condo here in Alameda! It’s our very first property and David was very supportive, inspiring, accessible and resolute when we collectively targeted this complex. He took us around to some other properties just to show us our options, but these guys aim to please, and their aim is true!
Andrew and David are amazing. They made selling our house as painless as it can get. I cannot recommend them enough.
David and Andrew have provided my family with excellent real estate services. They have represented us in over a dozen transactions and are the best I have ever seen. From the marketing to negotiating, they are a cut above the rest no mattered how small or large the transaction or location. Both are always accessible by telephone or email with very quick response time. I would not work with any other agents.
David is a real estate rock star! He was patient throughout the entire process and took the time to answer all my questions (and there were a lot!).He has great connections in the real estate world and does not hesitate to share information.David always went to bat for us and definitely went above and beyond what was required of him.I highly recommend David!
David Gunderman helped us to purchase our dream house in Oakland Hills, Montclair village. He is very different from average agent in so many different good ways. He is very competent and organized and is not pushy like others. I asked him so many questions and he patiently answered them all and helped us in so many different ways. He is the best among the others and we could not wish to have any better real estate agent.
Absolutely fantastic experience. We bought our home in 2004 with David and sold it again in 2013. In both cases we received the best service one can expect. Highly recommended.
David and Andrew are, quite simply, the best. We sold a home in Colorado and needed to look in the East Bay by long distance. While the Web helped narrow down properties, without David & Andrew, we’d still be looking–and at the wrong properties. They work as a team, and the team is knowledgeable, responsive, flexible, and without a doubt the best realtors we have ever had the experience of working with to buy a home –and we’ve bought quite a few. David and Andrew were always able to accommodate our less-than-forgiving travel schedule to view properties. David handled a difficult and trying negotiation process for the home we eventually bought in Hayward with grace and aplomb–not to mention saving us some bucks. While we worked with him more often than with Andrew, Andrew was there as a backup when we needed to see a home *right now*!I cannot say enough to recommend these two. My husband, who has never met a Realtor he particularly cared for, raves about them – and I agree.
David’s diligence and professionalism made our dream come true. The house had multiple offers and he guided us appropriately to win the seller’s heart. We were ultimately able to get our dream home with his efforts. Although, he was representing the seller also, he kept it fair for both the parties. We highly recommend David and Andrew to anyone who is looking to buy or sell their home. They make the process fun and seamless.
Their service, knowledge of Alameda real estate, experience and counsel was excellent. They kept us in the loop in all things and tried to make the experience as positive as possible, even when there were bumps in the road. We appreciated being able to rely on them to help us understand the pros and cons of some of the difficult decisions that we faced. We truly valued their patience and perseverance as we endured a difficult buyer with an offer that slowly and agonizingly fell through – David’s empathy and wise counsel got us through it and on to the next buyer and the eventual sale.Being in the throes of moving to Austin and once having moved here, we were grateful for all the things that they were able to arrange and do for us back in Alameda, especially being able to use Docusign and E-mail to expedite the process.We also want to acknowledge the great looking marketing materials that were prepared for the sale. Our neighbors who attended the open houses commented on how nice everything looked and what a good job was being done.
As a first time home buyer, I needed guidance. I worked with David primarily and found the whole experience wonderful. I can only say superlatives about his expertise and professionalism. They are both really nice people, completely trustworthy and available. I’m now in my dream home. I’d recommend them in a heartbeat.
David helped me in my first home purchase, and was patient, thoughtful, understand and a shrewd negotiator. I am so grateful to his wise counsel that kept me in my price range, in a house that appraised 20% higher after one year, which was just perfect for my kids and me. When I buy a house again, I will make a beeline for David and Andrew!
David and Andrew were my realtors when I purchased my condo in Alameda. I was very impressed with their services. Andrew was very knowledgeable in explaining to me the pros and cons of each property I was interested in. I had multiple questions for each property and the process of buying a condo in general. Andrew and David were patient enough with me to explain the details of the contract and to include the right contingency (a very important detail when you purchase a property) in the offer made to the seller. I would definitely recommend their services.
David and Andrew were a joy to work with. As first-time sellers in a down-market, their expertise and experience provided us with much-needed reassurance. They were always available to us no matter how many nervous-compulsive questions and emails I had. I truly believe we would not have been able to sell our house as quickly or easily if we had used another Realtor. They are the best!
I’ve purchased two homes with David and Andrew. I know they do a lot of high-end properties but mine were – well – low end. I still feel like I am treated like I am high roller.They are very knowledgeable, responsive and honest.I love these guys.