Testimonials

"We engaged Dave as a buyer's agent for our Cambridge condo search in spring 2014. Note that this was a very difficult market for buyers. Where other agents wrung their hands and told us how many contingencies we might expect to have to waive (which we were not comfortable with), Dave was the first agent to share our excitement about buying a place, AND to not recommend such drastic measures.

One of the best things about working with Dave is that he has lots of experience working with renovations. In an area where many places are old, it takes a knowledgeable eye to see the potential of a place ? to see where a wall could be knocked down, where a bathroom could be added, where the plumbing is on its last legs. Dave is not afraid to dive into the guts of a house and recommend on what's bad news, and what could be changed and how much it would cost to fix it. Not every agent has this nitty-gritty construction-level understanding. Even after we closed on our new place, he continued to be helpful with odds and ends.

Dave is also well-liked and well-connected within real estate since he's an easygoing guy who's been in the field full-time for so many years. In a challenging market, this 'who you know' aspect can make the difference between a buyer getting an offer accepted and a buyer getting ignored. From the moment we met him in his office, to his standing offer to visit every open house, all the way through til closing, Dave was the perfect blend of professional and personable, and we liked both these sides of him. We enjoyed his congeniality, his ability to play hardball in negotiations, and his willingness to tell us difficult truths when we needed to hear them. All in all, Dave was a warm and knowledgeable guide. He was patient and assertive without being pushy, and very responsive to all our emails and phone calls, no matter what the hour.

When the seas of home buying get choppy and emotions run high, Dave always keeps an even keel!"

Erica & Matthias
Cambridge, MA



"When my wife and I were buying a condo, David actually represented the sellers - and we were so impressed with David's excellent customer service (whereas we were dismayed with our agent's poor service). As a result, we tapped David to be our seller agent when we later sold the condo, and to be our buyer agent when we bought our new home. David knows the real estate (and home repair) market very well and does an especially great job "holding hands" throughout the process for folks relatively new to buying homes. We always refer David to family and friends looking for a new home in the Boston area. David has since then served as an agent for my sister and a few friends, to their great satisfaction."

Paul & Sarah Sommer
Somerville, MA



"Dave is a first class real estate agent. He is not only an extremely knowledgeable realtor, but also he is trustworthy and reliable. One of Dave's strongest qualities, out of many, is his ability and willingness to provide an honest, expert opinion; he always holds his clients' best interests at heart. I highly recommend Dave."

Diana Ermini
Newton, MA



"Dave did an outstanding job leading us through our first home purchase. It was a very daunting task and we were a little nervous going into it but he kept everything organized, clear, and concise and that meant a lot to us (especially as engineers!). He walked us through each step and discussed our options until we were satisfied and sure of our decisions. I'd highly recommend Dave to anyone considering buying a home, and strongly recommend him for first time home buyers!"

Nicole & Andrew Mueller
Somerville, MA



"I learned of David Shorey through my friends. Because I had already moved to California, it was vital to find somebody who I could implicitly trust to sell my condo in Cambridge. Fortunately, David lived up to his reputation. He focused on the big picture, and even relieved me of small maintenance tasks along the way. He understands what buyers are looking for as well as what they are willing to pay. He immediately got great exposure for the condo, and shortly after, sold it at my asking price, which was high compared to comparable units in the area. I found David to be quite friendly and responsive. The next time a friend of mine decides to buy or sell in the Boston Area, I will recommend David Shorey."

Steven Yang
Palo Alto, CA



"Buying a home is both exciting and terrifying. Knowing that you have a buyer's agent on your side definitely helps. Two close friends of ours recommended Dave Shorey. When we first contacted him, he didn't immediately rush out and show us homes. Instead, he set up a meeting with us to discuss what we were looking for, and what steps we needed to do before we started looking at properties. Once we had our pre-work done, he took us to numerous properties, giving his candid opinion on all of them. When we finally found the home for us, Dave sent over his evaluation of the property and similar ones in the area to ensure we were making a competitive offer. Things got a little bumpy during the offer process, but Dave was calm and steady. He went above and beyond to make sure we cleared all the hurdles. We closed with no issues, and we couldn't be happier.

We would highly recommend Dave to anyone who is seriously considering buying a home."
Neeraj & Supriya Ghai
Bedford, MA



"When we were thinking of putting our home on the market, David Shorey was introduced to us by our cousin who is a RE/MAX agent in another part of the country. David came to our home fully prepared to show us comparable properties on the market in our area, as well as giving us ideas that would make our home more saleable. Despite the time of year and a slower economy, he found us a buyer, and we recently closed on our property.

We found David to be very knowledgeable, easy to work with, upbeat, and above all, a professional realtor with whom we had a very positive experience from the beginning to the end of the process. We highly recommend him to those who are interested in simplifying a sometimes difficult undertaking."

Teddy & Jeine Kamberidis
Brookline, MA




"TO ALL POTENTIAL BUYERS AND SELLERS OF REAL ESTATE YOU WOULD BE PLEASED TO KNOW THAT I HAVE HAD A WONDERFULL EXPERIENCE WITH DAVID SHOREY. I HAD TO SELL MY HOME OF THIRTY YEARS. THE HOME WAS IN MASSACHUSETTS AND I WAS IN SAN FRANCISCO. THE THINGS THAT NEEDED TO BE HANDS ON WERE ALL TAKEN CARE OF AND COORDINATED BY DAVID. WITH HIS SURE MANNER AND ABILITY, HE MADE ALL THE ARRANGEMENTS AND EVERYTHING WAS DONE ON A TIMELY BASIS.

HE HANDLED ALL OF THE POTENTIAL BUYERS WITH A PROFESSIONAL AND VERY CARING MANNER. IN ALL, THE EXPERIENCE WAS A GREAT ONE. I WOULD TRULY RECOMMEND HIS SERVICES."

Carol Mitchell
Somerville, MA




"We were first time home buyers and David Shorey did a great job in helping us buy our first home. He took all of our needs and requests into consideration and we ended up finding our home on the first day out! Whenever we had a question, day or night, about any aspect of the home buying process, he would take the time to give a detailed explanation until we fully understood what was going on. This made us feel safe and secure when making any of the countless decisions during the process.

While making the process enjoyable, Dave remained professional throughout and we always felt confident when he was representing us to any person or company involved. To top it all off, Dave recommended an attorney and a mortgage broker to us that he had worked with in the past. After speaking with each of them we decided to do business with them as well and it ended up making the process that much smoother. I have no doubt that any potential buyer (first time or not) would greatly benefit from the services Dave provides. Thanks again Dave!"

Sincerely,
Justin Wade & Saru Kumar
Malden, MA




"Karen & I have really enjoyed working with Dave Shorey from Remax in the Boston area. Dave?s attention to detail and helpful manner made our buying and selling experience a well-timed uncomplicated process. The digital pictures he took showed our house from the best angles and presented it in a very attractive manner to potential buyers. We highly recommend Dave to anyone seeking a bright and dependable real-estate agent."

Richard Bieri & Karen DeVallet
Boston, MA



"David worked to sell my Cambridge condo, efficiently and effectively. He knew I hoped to sell and then buy a home, in a short time period of less than two months. We both knew my condo in Cambridge was very nice, and in fact it did sell on the very first day, but Dave worked with the competitive buyers to get the best price and the best arrangements, for me.

As David guided me through the selling and then buying process, his easy going, positive manner was very reassuring throughout what can be a very stressful time."

Angelena Craig
Cambridge, MA



"The process of becoming first-time homeowners can be intimidating and overwhelming without help. This we know from experience. We found hope when we learned that we, as buyers, could be represented by a realtor. We talked with a few different realtors but knew that Dave was the one for us. When we mentioned our interest in a condo, he warned us that its location and unusual layout could potentially decrease its resale value. It was refreshing to find someone who was honest and not just in it for the quick sale. Dave devoted his time, offered his expertise, extended his optimism and, above all, remained patient with our indecisiveness in what we considered to be one of the biggest decisions we'll ever make. It all paid off when he worked his negotiating magic to land us a great home in Arlington. We couldn't be happier to call it home!"

Sue Aman & Pete Cox
Arlington, MA



"As first time homebuyers, my husband and I needed all the help we could get in this hot real estate market. David Shorey patiently explained all the paperwork and what we would need to do along the way. When we found a property that we wanted to bid on, David was there, coaching us along every step of the process. His recommendations for attorneys and mortgage brokers helped out tremendously. He even joined us during the home inspection! He was there to keep us on schedule, and to get answers fast when I had questions. We couldn't have purchased our home without his help, and I would recommend him as an agent to anyone. Thanks for helping us achieve our dream of owning our own home!"

Sincerely,
Pat Slade & David Fitch
Melrose, MA



"As first-time buyers, we needed all the help we could get as we started looking seriously for a condo. It was a crazy market where properties were selling within days of being on the market and the pressure was enormous for us to decide quickly. Dave gave us excellent advice - identifying both the negatives and positives of properties that we were interested in - so that we could make fair and reasonable offers. In the end we did not get the condo that we first put offer in for, but eventually we got the condo that was exactly what we wanted!"

Margie Bell & Rob Nyren
Somerville, MA