Dave DeYoung

19 years of work experience
Coldwell Banker
466 East 16th Street
Holland, MI, 49423
(616) 422-4839

Ratings & reviews (18)

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Highly likely to recommend
02/17/2014
emily ann newhouse
Helped me buy home
I can't say enough great things about Dave. He is fun to work with, quick to respond to e-mails and phone calls, and knows how to get a deal done. I saw a property with him on a Friday in December and by the following Monday we had an accepted offer from the seller. Dave was there every step of the way and worked well with my mortgage officer to make the deal go through fast. Due to a seamless mortgage process we were able to close several weeks earlier than initially projected and I've been in my new home for a month now. Thanks Dave! Less ... More
Unlikely to recommend
12/11/2013
rdvanpraet
Listed and sold a home
My business relationship with Dave started off excellent. He was referred by a local rental property manager that I had used in the past. I went as far as using Dave over another agent that offered to take less in commission to sell my home. To be fair, Dave is very engaging, and knowledgeable in the local market. I felt like I was getting honest answers during the weeks the house was on the market. The wheels came off during closing. About one week before closing, I asked him if there were any closing fees outside of the commission and the money that was allotted to the seller for closing costs. He stated "no". The day before the closing, I received the sales agreement that listed almost 3k in additional closing costs including state transfers, closing fee, title insurance transfer and to my surprise a $100 notary fee - just so the notary would come to my house!!! At NO time, did I know of or authorize any of these expenses. I also discovered that his agency had paid the rental agency a "finders fee" that was not disclosed. Of course, I called Dave and he tried to explain these fees as normal which I admit, they very well might be. However, they were not disclosed to me as MY cost. I am a first time home seller so I was naive. I demanded to talk to the person in charge at the Coldwell Bankers and I got Jack Bouman. At first, Jack tried to say everything was normal. After I said I would not close on the deal unless these fees were waived, he offered to pay $800 towards the fees. I agreed and the closing continued. The only people that would suffer would be the buyers and I did not want that to happen. The papers were revamped and sent to me by email. I then discovered the finder's fee and the fact that I paid for a title insurance transfer on behalf of the buyer. I discussed the finder's fee to Jack Bouman. When I questioned the ethical nature of an undisclosed finder's fee, he was quick to defend his over 30 plus years in the industry. I have no problem paying with any of what I described, IF it was disclosed....but the fact is..... it wasn't. I received far less on the sale than I thought. Looking back, I would have continued to rent the home instead of selling it and receiving far less than I had thought. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/09/2013
jenni gamby
Helped me buy and sell homes
Dave is very knowledgeable, understanding and gives you honest answers. It was a smooth process to work with Dave. He explained how things work, what needed to be done, what we needed to do. He was realistic in putting a market value on our home it would sell at. He negotiated well with our purchase, even though he knew the seller would not agree; his expertise is impressive. He is also familiar with the craftsmanship of a home, which we found to be extra, impressive and helpful when buying a new home. Dave is a very out-going and personal realtor. He is easy to get along with. He has a great personality. He answers your calls or returns them immediately. Communication is excellent. He gets things done in a timely manner. He listens to your concerns and explains situations appropriately. Dave was a pleasure to work with, we will definitely use him as our realtor again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/07/2013
user80446370
Helped me buy and sell homes
Dave has sold two homes for me and my wife and helped us buy a home and he was excellent to work with each and every time. We would highly recommend Dave to any one buying or selling a home.
Highly likely to recommend
06/05/2013
user2590413
Showed me homes
Dave DeYoung has been extremely helpful for us through more than one transaction. He has gone way out of his way to show us everything we have asked, especially at inconvenient times, as we are from out of town. We would recommend Dave to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Holland/Zeeland area.
Highly likely to recommend
06/04/2013
user1058842
Helped me buy and sell homes
I highly recommend Dave as anyone's real estate agent. He sold our house in 3 weeks. He lists the house at the right price to sell. He gets people through the house so it sells fast. He responds quickly to phone calls and emails. He goes out of his way to answer questions, help you get your house sold and get the house you want for the right price. He's open and honest about what's going on in the situation and makes the right calls.
Highly likely to recommend
05/31/2013
user6367109
Helped me buy home
We were given Dave's name from friends who worked with Dave to purchase their home. He was incredible, finding and showing properties that fit our needs. He gives you time to look and make up your own mind about a property, interjecting only when we missed something. His low key, but detailed approach fit us exactly. My wife and I have recommended two friends relocating to Holland, and both bought homes working with Dave. We highly recommend starting your next home search by contacting Dave DeYoung. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/30/2013
user3861864
Listed and sold a home
In a very difficult market, Dave was able to help us sell our home and purchase our new home. This is not an easy process in the current economy. It requires a great deal of expertise and commitment. Dave was instrumental in our buying/purchasing processes. We would recommend him to anyone, anytime!
Highly likely to recommend
05/30/2013
user5507565
Helped me buy home
We moved to Holland in 2007 and were assigned an agent who we were not happy with at all. My wife saw one of Dave's listings and the initial contact with him made us switch immediately. We never regretted that move. As a buyer's agent he was straight forward about proper prizing of houses for the market conditions, even if meant to possibly not making that deal. My wife finally found the house, but it was Dave's expertise who helped us to get thru the purchasing process with as little problems as possible. Having dealt with him in other matters after purchase has shown me, that he is committed to build long term relationships. When we are going to sell our house, Dave will definitely be the Agent! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/30/2013
user5029264
Helped me buy home
Not only was Dave's knowledge of the housing market outstanding, he really fights for his clients to get the best deal for their money. He is an outstanding guy and will be the first person I turn to for my future realty needs.
Highly likely to recommend
05/29/2013
kissassony
Helped me buy and sell homes
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Having worked with many Realtors over the years, I found Dave to be the most trustworthy, knowledgeable and relentless of them all. His superior negotiation skills enabled me to acquire the right home, under budget, and realize tens of thousands in equity at closing. He is well connected in the community and bent over backwards time after time, I have no doubt he will expend the same level of diligence and professionalism in selling my property, should that need ever arise, as he did in helping me find it. I was fortunate to have found him. He is my first choice as an Agent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/29/2013
user3229782
Helped me buy and sell homes
Dave helped us find and buy a home and an adjoining lot. He also sold our home. Throughout the negotiations Dave knowledge and experience were helpful and key to us getting the deals we wanted, both buying and selling. Dave inspired confidence.
Highly likely to recommend
05/29/2013
nosnebm
Helped me buy home
Dave worked with us when we were relocating to Holland. His knowledge of the area and the real estate market helped us find a great house. We would definitely use him again.
Highly likely to recommend
05/29/2013
user4149089
Helped me buy and sell homes
I find Dave to be not only very knowledgeable in his field, but also very proffesional with a high ethical standard of work. I would highly recomend him to any family or friends. He is a great guy to work with!
Highly likely to recommend
05/29/2013
user6273207
Helped me buy and sell homes
We worked with Dave to sell our Condo, look for new homes, and ultimately used him as our rep during a new home construction. I can not say enough good things about Dave. He did a great job coming to bat for us and looking out for our best interest throughout the whole process. I have no doubt that the value he brought to us both from selling our Condo and building our new home far exceeded any commissions paid. I would recommend Dave to anyone looking for a representative whether it be for selling, purchasing an existing home or building a new home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/29/2013
user84573638
Helped me buy home
he was a joy to work with,very personable and professional. my husband and I would highly recommend him to any one of our friends or acquaintances . appointments and phone calls where on time. he never rushed us in anyway helped us at closing in a timely matter. found what we were looking for drove us to locations to look at houses that we might be interested in,never any pressure.he found us the house I was looking for. he is a straight forward person with great personality.
Highly likely to recommend
10/28/2012
user0428979
Helped me buy home
Dave was our agent and he did a fantastic job. We bought our dream home and when a little issue about our basement came up he helped us even after we had bought our home. He went above and beyond for us. We would definitely recommend Dave and hope to work with him in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
09/13/2012
user251498
Listed home, but didn't sell
Dave is honest and straight-forward as far as listing our house for sale. It has not sold yet, but Dave is diligent in marketing it. You can trust what he has to say as he speaks the truth whether it's what you want to hear or not. I have no doubt our house will eventually sell due to Dave's expertise in the real estate business.