David Grego

Island Breeze Realty
12220 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL, 33050
(305) 414-0501

Ratings & reviews (40)

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Highly likely to recommend
08/19/2015
dogsdayinn
Helped me buy home
I would recommend David Grego to anyone buying or selling a home in the Florida Keys. David was amazing to work with, and was diligent in providing me with everything I needed to make buying my home a good experience. He helped assure that the closing went off without a hitch, going above and beyond to make buying a home from out of state a smooth and organized process. He is highly respected in the community and just an all around great guy :)
Highly likely to recommend
12/16/2014
marcoscrespo
Helped me buy home
David understood exactly what we were looking for. he was patient and brought it down to a personal level. We had previously tried using 2 other local agents but it was a horrible experience. Before giving up on the whole process we decided to give it another try. We are so happy we did. It did not take long for David to find the right property for us. He made us feel like family something we had not experienced before. David was fully engaged in every aspect of the sale. He is not just a good Realtor but a great person. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/22/2014
andrew678
Helped me buy home
David works very hard to make the deal work. He is very knowledgeable about the marathon and surrounding area. Thanks to David, we got a GREAT deal on our house. He also has a great team to back him up.
Highly likely to recommend
07/10/2014
georgecrews
Listed and sold a home
I highly recommend anyone looking to buy or sell property in Marathon or the Middle Keys to contact David. As the seller, David worked lock step with my husband and I, keeping us updated on all developments. His knowledge of the Keys; from the local permit and building process, rental market, flood and wind insurance, to how to navigate our waters and places to fish is invaluable. He is extremely competent and a genuinely nice guy. I would not hesitate to use David again if I were selling or buying. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/25/2014
jziety
Helped me buy home
David is great!!!!! He is the most professional real estate agent we have ever dealt with. His expertise and local knowledge was invaluable in helping us to select our new home. He made everything run smoothly from the offer to the closing. We liked him so much we have listed our condo with him to sell.
Highly likely to recommend
04/15/2014
John from DC
Helped me buy home
David was fantastic. My wife and I were looking to relocate from the Washington, DC area and wanted to purchase a full duplex in or near Marathon. We asked a lot of David during the process, since we weren't able to be there physically to see the houses. He worked tirelessly to help us find just the right house, taking countless pictures of potential properties from Conch Key to Big Pine. When we settled on a full duplex in Marathon that needed some concrete work David helped us find a local contractor. He guided us through the entire process, even navigating several hurdles along the way. My wife and I love our new lives down here in Marathon and we couldn't have done it without David Grego. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/14/2014
user1309375
Helped me buy home
I can't say enough about David. His knowledge about the Keys and it's real estate was impressive. He is very personable, intelligent, knowledgeable and quick to respond to your calls or emails. He worked with me for about two years to find the right property for me and my family and I was very pleased with the results. He was also very helpful with finding local contractors for us to work with on projects we wanted to complete. If you are looking for a truly professional real estate expert David will get you the results you contract him for. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/08/2014
tburns39
Helped me buy home
David is an excellent realtor to work with. He's a great listener and translating our needs into a digestible list of homes. He guided us through the selection process very logically, removing homes that didn't meet our needs compared to those that did . We are not impulse buyers, but within only a few short days David found us exactly what we were looking for and negotiated a very good price. David's background as a contractor was valuable giving us advanced knowledge of the types of we should be looking at and ones we should stay away from - He is very knowledgeable about the area in everything from home price momentum, to flood & wind implications and rental markets. He is extremely competent, further did everything he committed to - a rare combination. If we purchase another home in marathon area, we will definitely request David's assistance again Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/23/2013
dumbhead
Helped me buy home
Dave found us our dream home, our forever home!! The moment we started our search we knew his knowledge and expertise would guide us to the right home. He not only has all the real estate knowledge, but also, superior knowledge on every aspect of the home, it's condition, and how to make the closing go smoothly. We closed a few weeks ago, and he is still our number one "go to" guy for all our questions and needs in a whole new state , since we are moving from out of state. We both highly recommend Dave as your listing agent, a buyers, agent and he also helped with our rental we needed while there looking for our new home. I feel we not only found the perfect Real Estate professional, but also a new friend. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/21/2013
fhodge5
Helped me buy home
If you are looking for a knowledgeable and hard working realtor you will find that David fits the bill. We flew down for 1 long weekend to look at properties in the Keys and David showed us over 20 properties. He had a great system of helping us keep track of what we liked and others that did now make the cut. Looking at so many houses in a short period of time can be very stressful and confusing. Once our decision was made he was great at following thru with all the details to make sure the closing went smoothly. We found all his contacts and business relationships helped us immensely. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/03/2013
larryv3
Helped me buy home
David showed us the duplex, that met our requirements and closed in less than a month. He kept the bank & sellers on track and helped with getting us in touch with a great insurance agent and attorney to make this happen. He is now managing the rental of this duplex and has given us many ideas on how to make it a great rental.
Highly likely to recommend
08/28/2013
user4255724
Helped me find a home to rent
David Grego helped us find a home when we moved to the area. He is very knowledgeable about the different neighborhoods and he found us the perfect house for our family. As a property manager he is attentive and accessible. His staff is also first rate- responding right away to my phone calls or emails. I would highly recommend him and Island Breeze Realty.
Highly likely to recommend
08/22/2013
user46248916
Listed and sold a home
When my husband and I decided to list our home for sale, David immediately came to mind as the best local realtor to represent us for a variety of reasons. I am happy to say that he got the job done in a time frame that exceeded our expectations. David is knowledgeable and professional as well as personable. He relates well to all individuals involved in the business of selling a home and makes himself available whenever needed. His business relationships and networking ability in the community are evident and invaluable in getting the job done. He is well supported by a delightful team, all of whom are as enthusiastic as he is. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/09/2013
lfirestone1
Helped me find a home to rent
We rented a condo in Marathon through David Grego and were very pleased with our experience. He initially wasn't able to rent us the unit we wanted because the owners did not wish to rent it for as long as we wanted it, but when they changed their mind, he immediately contacted us and we were able to rent our chosen unit. The office staff is very friendly and helpful.
Highly likely to recommend
05/21/2013
GeneEcho
Listed and sold a home
I had the privilege of working with David a few years ago as his personal assistant. He is very easy to work with and goes out of his way to please the customer. I saw this many times over the 3 years I worked for him. He never leaves anything to chance and weaves in all loose ends to make a perfect sale end with ease. When it came time for my husband and I to sell our home of course Dave was there for us and sold it in no time. Thanks Dave we will miss you and Jo.
Highly likely to recommend
05/03/2013
user4535104
Showed me homes
David was professional and always attentive. Asked insightful questions and guided us to appropriate properties. A pleasure to work with at all times. David knew the communities and what was special about the area. He was always quick to answer all our calls and questions. He was cheery and had a positive attitude about all topics. He seemed to be respected by the other realtors and shared important information with them. David shared personal information which made him relate to us and our personal needs. We have a handicapped daughter and was very understanding of her needs and our wants. He realized how protective we are of her and put that in consideration for any properties and suggestions. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/01/2013
user29352598
Helped me buy home
We asked Dave to assist us in our search for property in the Lower Keys. Even though this meant some travel on his part Dave was more than willing to accomodate us. We were impressed with his knowledge of areas throughout the Keys and his eagerness to expand that knowledge. Dave was always listening to our feedback and reacting to our preferences even when they didn't always match his own. His advice and counsel were invaluable in leading us to the perfect place for us. I also should mention that he stuck with us for two years while we waited for the right timing for us. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/05/2013
Michonjd
Helped me buy home
David was great. Very knowledgeable and helpful. He was available whenever I called him, and if I got voicemail, he called me back a short time later. He was great to work with, put a deal together we could work with and finished it off for us. His follow up has been great and we look forward to dealing with him in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2013
user783884
Helped me buy home
I was an absentee buyer (in Virginia and buying in Marathon) so I relied on David a great deal to get things done. We also went to closing in 30 days which put more pressure on David but he came through everytime, whether it was insurance issues, closing issues, inspection, etc. He was very responsive via e-mail or phone. I came to count on him and trust his judgement. We drove down to close the deal and he had everything ready and met us at the property to see if for the first time and then to the lawyers office to closing. We love our new property and will enjoy it for years to come. One particular instance on insurance (which is a hassle in Florida) he told me he would do whatever it took to get it done - and he did just that - to the point of offering to write a check to cover the premium if needed. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/14/2013
gdetray
Showed me homes
Dave Grego is one of the hardest working Real Estate Professionals anywhere .He has lived in Marathon for over a decade and has a lot of "local knowledge" that can make a huge difference when you are buying a home. So many times when we were looking for a home we would call agent after agent, only to be told "I don't work on weekends", or "I'm out of town,", if they answered their phone at all. Dave Grego answers his phone, or returns calls promptly, and will go the extra mile to help you find what you are looking for. A former contractor, he is familiar with the construction of the homes, docks and pools in the Keys, and knows what works and what to stay away from. He is also an avid fisherman, diver, and boater, so he knows the water around the Middle Keys and will be able to help you find a property that will work for your type of boating. Dave has always been super-helpful, friendly, and a pleasure to deal with, I highly recommend him if you are looking for a home in the Middle Keys! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/29/2013
DebbieJax
Helped me buy home
David is the best! From the first time we spoke on the phone to the moment we closed on our Florida Keys home, we have enjoyed every minute working with David. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional and responsive. He showed us many, many homes and was always happy to do more until we found the perfect home. He has the best personality, always smiling with something positive to say. It has been a great experience for us, and we would highly recommend his services.
Highly likely to recommend
12/16/2012
user2130117
Helped me find a home to rent
David, his staff and pup Tiki were a great welcome committee when we arrived in Marathon, FL. Even though my husband and I had to find a home quickly we did not want to sacrifice any of our criteria. David took the better half of a day showing us multiple properties and gave us 'insider info' on certain area's pros and cons to help us come to the right decision quickly. After returning home to make our decision, another property became available. Going solely on internet pictures and David's good word, we locked in a year lease. Upon arrival it was clear David upheld his promise to deliver. He and his staff worked until the 'eleventh hour' to not only find us a house that met our needs but one we wanted to call home. His office, Island Breeze Realty, is conveniently attached to the Marathon Visitor Center so finding this trustworthy agent will be effortless. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/09/2012
user6172545
Helped me buy home
David is a great listener. It seems that this is a lost art with many professionals these days. He understood what I wanted and why I wanted it. He remained paitent and focused until the right propery for me went on the market. Even with the purchase behind me, he continues to help me get settled any way he can. I have David to thank for keeping the stress out of a potentially stressful experience.
Highly likely to recommend
07/03/2012
user1272852
Helped me buy home
Dave worked with us for a year to find the right property for our family. Along the way we made several offers that did not work out but Dave keep digging on our behalf. We looked at a lot of houses with Dave and having someone with his knowledge of the Middle & Lower Keys was invaluable. He actually made ROGO, FIRM and nonconforming use understandable. If you are looking for the best agent in the Keys look no further than Dave. He deserves 5+ stars. Thank You Dave!!!
Highly likely to recommend
05/12/2012
ChrisCaldwell0
Showed me homes
David is very knowledgable about Marathon, and provided us with a well screened group of homes to see based on our "must haves". He understands the many forces playing a role on home prices, and how these impact individual properties. We would recommend him highly.
Highly likely to recommend
04/23/2012
user719892
Helped me buy home
David was amazing, and I would consider us pretty tough clients, as I am a long time Realtor in Dallas, Texas. My husband and I had a tough bill to fill. We had made 5 trips to the Keys in a nine month period. Having personally been in the business for over two decades myself, I was astounded at the Realtors we came across. It was very frustrating, until we came across David and feel extremely Blessed that we did, thanks to David, who alerted us to a home he was listing, we jumped on a plane and were thrilled to find everything we had been searching for! The entire transaction was good, from start to finish and David, Jo & Tiki were such great fun to work with. We are looking forward to renovating our new home and hope to become great friends. Even better I may get my Florida License, settle in @ Island Breeze Realty and give them a run for their money. They were all very knowledgeable & professional! I highly recommend David Grego! It was great to work with such a wonderful & ethical agent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/01/2012
Jean Hasyn
Helped me buy home
Working with David was a great experience.We are out of state buyers and David was extremely responsive (we called him many times!). He set up an extensive schedule of showings when we were in town and kept us updated after we went home. David was very knowledgeable about short sales. He was very helpful before, during and after the sale. We look forward to working with him again.
Highly likely to recommend
01/23/2012
MrsYad
Helped me buy home
David is THE BEST! He is everything you could hope for in a realtor ! David bent over backwards showing us EVERY home in our price range from Key West to Key Largo for months while also finding us a local rental while we were searching. I cant say enough great things about him. He is so unlike any other realtor we have ever dealt with, and we have had many. I can't recommend David enough !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Highly likely to recommend
01/04/2012
crows
Helped me buy home
My husband and I have known David Grego since we rented a large house from him in 2007 for a family reunion. We immediately liked him and his professionalism. At that time we told him we were thinking about purchasing a vacation home in the middle Florida keys. Since that time we have discussed buying a half-duplex or condo off and on, and David has been a fantastic source of information and support, and has been extremely patient with us as we slowly made our way towards a purchase. We just purchased a home last month (December 2011) and he found a single family home in our favorite neighborhood that fit our budget! We just got back from staying in our house for the first time and we are so happy with everything, and we cannot believe that he got us into our dream home. He was excellent at negotiating and we feel like we got more house for less money than we ever imagined possible. David is a true professional. He is hardworking, dedicated and responsive to clients. He is also honest and ethical and never pushed us into making a decision. We trust him completely and we are pleased to recommend him to anyone considering buying, selling or renting real estate. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/26/2011
nobic0213
Helped me buy home
Dave has been the BEST agent I have ever worked with! He has assisted us in buying and selling our home. His patience and perseverance is second to none. If you want to buy or sell, I recommend you use David Grego. His knowledge of what is on the market in the area is awesome.
Highly likely to recommend
09/28/2011
Mark Calabrese
Helped me buy home
David is the hardest working agent I've ever had, but what really stands him alone is his professionalism and ethical behavior. He helped us buy a very difficult property in the keys, and even helped us get through the Corp of Engineers process, with the Corps agent saying he's never worked with an owner or realtor that was so responsive. A great person and realtor! Highly recommended!
Highly likely to recommend
08/08/2011
syllyb
Listed and sold a home
David sold our home via short sale @ $800K. We had immediate cash offers and the process was unbelievably smooth. Listed in Nov. 2010/closed March 2011. Dave was on top of every detail and kept us informed. Dave?s integrity, knowledge and insight created a win-win situation and we love his witty sense of humor. We are so grateful for his expediency and how he took the whole process from start to finish in a timely manner and got the results we were looking for. We would use him again and are very happy with the superb job he did. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/05/2011
docdenis
Helped me buy home
In all our years of dealing with real estate brokers, David was a breath of fresh air. He took the time to know us and our needs. He was patient with us and did not push us on any of the homes we visited. He was extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of real estate. What really impressed me the most was his honesty and willingness to go way beyond what you would expect any realtor to do. He helped us in many areas unrelated to the sale. We can recommend him and his staff without any reservations. They were excellent!!!!! Best of all we truly made a great new friend. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/29/2011
dapmasters
Helped me buy and sell homes
David sold my property to me in Marathon, FL in 2009 and has managed the property since. I have been very happy with David and his co-workers the entire time. I would highly recommend using David and Island Breeze Realty to buy/sell and manage properties in the Keys.
Highly likely to recommend
04/21/2011
cathygo5
Listed and sold a home
SUPER HELPFUL AND GOT THE JOB DONE WHEN 3 OTHER REALTORS DIDN'T!! We had our home for sale for over a year with other realtors with other companies -- then Dave came in and it was sold in about two months -- and best of all, went smooth as silk!! He is so knowledgable, honest and knows the area. He is also always available and makes sure it goes smoothly all the way. Hands on and cares too!!!
Highly likely to recommend
04/19/2011
Msmoot100
Helped me buy and sell homes
David Grego was knowledgeable about the area, returned calls promptly if he didn't answer his cell phone. Highly recommend him.
Highly likely to recommend
04/12/2011
secretgardentour
Helped me buy home
We contacted 5 realtors in the area from the ZILLOW site , Dave was the first to call us back @ 8 am. We bought a home with his help the same day. A great guy, great personality, always a big smile ...Who wouldn't smile being in the Fla Keys Would highly recommend him and his sales staff. A great group to work with. Cathy & Ted .
Highly likely to recommend
04/10/2011
kimmisamm
Helped me buy home
We bought our dream home in Marathon with David's help. He knows the area like the back of his hand. He was available 24 -7, whenever I had any questions, he'd get right back to me with the answers! You won't find a better man!
Highly likely to recommend
04/01/2011
Wineguys
Helped me buy home
I have used many real estate agency's in my life. I find Dave Grego one of the best I have found. Very knowlegable...very effcient...returns calls and e-mail very quickly. Dave is also very staight forward and honest...which is a trait that is a requirment in this industry. I am a very picky person...and Dave was very patient with my personality. I would highly recommend him and his agency if your looking for property in the Florida Keys.
Highly likely to recommend
02/24/2011
Carolyn Umbaugh
Showed me homes
David was such a joy to work with when we were looking to purchase a home. Not only was he incredibly knowledgeable about the area, but he truly listened to what we had to say in regards to the style of home we were in the market to buy. He was very straight-forward and accurate with his market analysis and we trusted his advice and appreciated his excellent service. He always made himself available and put our needs before his. We have recommended David to all our family and friends.