David M. Kim
Professional Experience: David does not consider himself a salesman. Rather, someone who provides a service to his clients. And it is this client-first mindset that drives David's business every day. David enjoys spending time with his clients, sharing his knowledge, insight, and experience, and empowering them to make their own educated decisions. He runs point when the time comes, and always works with his clients' best interests in mind.
Professional Designation: EcoBroker®
Languages Spoken: English
Community Involvement: 2017 President of the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors, Currently serves on the Board of Directors for Santa Barbara Association of Realtors, Serves on the MLS and Technology Committee for SBAOR, Mentor for CADA Fighting Back Program, Donates 1% of earnings to education in Santa Barbara, Volunteers and Donates regularly to Direct Relief International, Unity Shoppe, Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, Casa Esperanza, CALM, Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation
Geographic Area Served: Santa Barbara, Montecito, Carpinteria, Goleta, Hope Ranch, Summerland, Santa Ynez
About David M. Kim:
David offers a full service, client-first approach to real estate. He enjoys spending time with his clients, sharing his knowledge, insight, and experience, and empowering them to make their own educated decisions. He runs point when the time comes, and always works with his clients' best interests in mind. David embraces technology and has a forward thinking approach. He understands the importance of being on the cutting edge, whether in creatively marketing a property to the masses, or helping clients use the latest online tools available. And all the while he maintains a strong personal connection that is so essential during the transaction process.
Other fun facts about David:
- He is the 2017 President of the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors
- He graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a double major in Business Economics and Law & Society
- He is among the top 10 agents at Village Properties for 2016 and YTD
- He donates 1% of his earnings to local education
- He is a certified EcoBroker®
- He loves to surf
- He has a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
- He enjoys spending time with his daughter, Arden, and wife, Aniko
Check out more client reviews on Yelp
"David was amazing! He is young, but very wise and mature for his age. He is always friendly, patient, and always had our interests in mind. He went out of his way for us. Great service. We HIGHLY recommend David. On a scale from 1 to 10, David gets a 10!" – Aaron and Lizzie Meyerson
"Your professionalism and performance under adverse circumstances was exceptional. The communication and leadership you provided to all of us was always timely and right on the money. Please feel free to use this as a letter of recommendation and also feel free to use me as a personal and business reference if ever needed. I have worked with a lot of real estate brokers over the years, and this was one of the finest performances I have been involved with. Thanks again for a job very well done. I hope to see you on one of our frequent trips to Santa Barbara." – John Pack
"David is an excellent realtor. He is professional, energetic, honest, and knowledgeable. My husband and I worked with David twice now, once in 2009 when we sold our first home and again in 2010 when we purchased a condo.
David gave us great advice on how to prepare our home for sale and worked diligently at open houses and appointments. We were thrilled when our house sold for a good price in a down market.
When it came to looking for a new home to purchase, David showed us many, many, many properties. We never felt any pressure, but we did often feel like we were his only client. He was always patient and positive and excited to show us new homes, which made the process fun. When we purchased our condo on a short sale, it went smoothly and quickly. If there were ever any problems, he did the research and work to get them resolved promptly.
David is more than our realtor, he is our friend. We will definitely use him for our next home purchase or sale, and we have and will continue to highly recommend him." – Laurie L.
"Working with David was a delight. He went above and beyond at every stage of our buying process, showing not just superior customer service, but delivering real insight into the properties/neighborhoods that we were considering. He quickly became a key adviser on all fronts, and helped us shape a strategy for choosing a neighborhood and home according to our lifestyle, goals, and personal values. We ended up with a place better than we could have imagined.
At every stage, David really went to bat for us. A time-intensive, stressful thing like buying a home was made quite enjoyable and the whole process was over before we knew it. Couldn't recommend his services more highly." – Kevin H.