Dave Keefe

Broker Associate Keller Williams Realty - Cupertino
I have been helping clients in the Bay Area Buy, Sell and Invest in Real Estate since 2002.


Multiple Time Award Winner:
Keller Williams Realty - Silicon Valley, Realtor of the Year

As one of the first few Keller Williams agents in the area I have proudly worked to help grow the company into one of the dominant Real Estate firms in the area,
Sponsor of the Alto Velo Racing Club www.altovelo.org

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Apr 18, 2017
Retired
OMG pretty much sums it up. Dave and team was able to max out the selling price at what I thought was impossible. As a former builder he has a depth of experience that few others have. Easy to work with and a great team you are in good hands to max your investment or make one! He is my real estate person for life!!
Jan 17, 2017
Director of Operations
Buying a house is a huge commitment to undertake. As this is the second home we have purchased, we have already dealt with a pretty fair amount of realtors. It is sad to see that there are a lot of realtors out there that are just trying to make a quick sale.

Ben Dodge, Dave Keefe, The Dave Keefe real Estate Network, and Keller Williams are not those types of realtors. From the beginning, Ben started our conversation by sitting down and hashing out exactly what it was that we were looking for, what was our expectation of them, and how it is that they work as an agency. The transparency in their business practices is commendable to say the least. You can tell that Dave, Ben and their team want to create customer relationships for life. They are very interested in setting their customers up for a successful transaction of many to come. This is by far the best experience I have had from a group of realtors. I did not only buy a house from them, but I am also selling my old house through them as well, as they are very good at what they do. Dave and Ben’s team have their customers’ well being as their first priority and it really shows in the way they deal with any transaction from start to finish.

Please do contract Dave and Ben for your next real estate transaction!
May 18, 2016
Client
Dave and his team delivered as promised. They are great at the real estate game. Would highly recommend and use again.
Mar 28, 2016
Supply Chain Mgt
I was introduced to the Dave Keefe Real Estate team in Dec of 2015 to discuss selling my current home and then buying a new one. I remember meeting Dave for the first time. I was truly blown away and very impressed from the get go. I am not one that is easily impressed and have worked with numerous agents over the years. For the most part they are a dime a dozen. The exception is the Dave Keefe team. This is the first review I have ever done for an agent. Dave and his team are definitely not your “typical” agents. They are very honest and never once pressured me. He is always full of positive energy and insightful with data driven information. He seems like a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. I was very impressed with his selling strategy from home upgrades, staging, listing price, etc. His team took control and flawlessly guided me through the selling process. Is it hard to sell a home in Mountain View these days? Of course not. But if you want to maximize the selling potential with a team that is very intelligent/ skilled and has a vast network in their pocket then the Dave Keefe team is for you. Plus they are fun to be around. If I were to sell my home again I would ABSOLUTELY use the Dave Keefe team.

Once I sold my home I also used the Dave Keefe team to purchase a new one. Dave has an extensive background in home building. The bay area is crazy challenging when it comes to finding that right home. There is nothing like having a real estate team working for you that also has extensive home building technical experience. Yeah pretty cool to get a home walk through with someone like that. Also part of the Dave Keefe team is Ben Dodge. The positive energy on the Dave Keefe team is contagious and Ben has a case of it too. ? Ben was highly professional and went beyond the call of duty with many on the spur of the moment house request visits to putting together late night offers. He is a pleasure to work with, and is knowledgeable and efficient. He never once put any pressure on me. I look forward to working with him again.

Overall I am very grateful for the help and guidance I was provided by Ben and Dave. It is really great to go away from the biggest selling/ purchasing decision of my life with a big smile on my face. I guess I caught the Dave Keefe team smile contagion too.

Oct 12, 2015
We recently bought a SFR in Mountain View, which with Dave's help, we got under asking price. During the whole process of looking for a house, Dave was very accommodating to our needs. He was able to work around our schedule and always made us feel as top priority. Dave is very resourceful, his background as a contractor was very helpful. He pointed out both issues with the house and potential renovations keeping in mind the city and county building rules and regulations. Dave is very pleasant to work with, truly listens to you and we highly recommend him.
Oct 12, 2015
Teacher
Dave and his team were very helpful in our search for a home. They were very personal and took time to get to know us personally, what we were looking for in a house, and not pressuring us into buying something that we did not feel comfortable with. When we found the house we wanted, they stepped up and got everything done that needed to be in a timely manner and took care of everything to ease our minds.
Mar 5, 2015
Software Engineer
I worked with Dave over the course of the last four months on buying raw land in the Santa Cruz Mountains, which closed just last week. At every step of the way, he was absolutely on top of the situation. Astoundingly so.

Directly due to Dave's expertise, responsiveness, and professionalism, and fluidity at negotiation, I was able to get nearly 10% off the asking price, had contingencies on our offer that completely protected my interests throughout the purchase process, and successfully navigated the maze of Santa Cruz County Planning Office procedures to the point of having my well drilled and septic site evaluation approved. Even then, while I was struggling under insane workloads at my job to allocate enough time to the process to keep things moving, he expertly negotiated escrow extension, balancing my costs with the sellers' desires with thoughtful care. And he took up the torch with my contractors, getting them moving even while I was chained to my desk: a service I wouldn't have expected from anybody.

His many former years in the general contracting business provide him unique experience that made him absolutely the best choice I could have made when it came to buying my lot, and I can't speak highly enough of how this all panned out. The way he executed for my purchase leaves me 100% confident that he would be an absolutely excellent choice for any real estate transaction.

Moreover, he plans to continue to provide guidance to me as I continue with my building process. Having his knowledge at hand has proved to be invaluable, and I can only expect that fact to be continually reaffirmed.

So Dave, I can't thank you enough!
Jan 26, 2015
Surgeon
Dave is an extremely professional and knowledgeable agent. He was always very timely in getting the documents done and the place ready. He helped tremendously in sorting offers to help get the best deal. I was shocked how much he ended up getting for my condo and even more shocked when he got the highest bidder to pay a little more. I would not hesitate to have him handle future real estate transactions.
Jan 17, 2015
Software Engineering Manager in the bay area
Dave is a very friendly, caring, and a knowledgeable person and I thoroughly enjoyed working with him in our home buying process. It took us close to 6 months to find our "perfect home" and Dave was very patient throughout, in any kind of questions/concerns we had and you know there are tons of those when it comes to first time home buyers :) He made sure we "fell in love" with the place we buy and that is all he cared about.

Dave was really kind enough to drive us around multiple locations in the bay and see what each had to offer in terms of price/sq ft and we finally settled to niche our search in Mountain View where we've always rented. We ended up going for a flip-townhouse and were really nervous on getting into it. After having moved-in for a few weeks now, we are very happy with the place and really, thankful to Dave for getting us this good deal!

A few other details I love about Dave is he is a perfectionist and very detail oriented. Given his experience in construction business every single open-house we went he gave us very good information on fixing-up minor/major things which helped us understand the cost estimate we may have to invest in future. Dave would often take us to properties prior/after open house just so we had enough time to check out the property at our own pace.

He was very accessible by email/call/text or in-person and has worked with us as late as ~2am in a situation where we made up our mind put an offer on a property last minute!
I could actually go on-on about Dave : ) but I'll stop here and just say he is an awesome person and is more of a friend than an agent and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to buy or sell.
Jan 17, 2015
Dave helped us in buying a Townhome in mountain view. He is very well informed about the properties in the area. He also knows a lot about the construction business which was very helpful when we asked about how much it would cost to make a few changes to house. He is very good in estimating the price of home. He understood our needs and tried to get the best house for us which suffices all requirements and something we really loved.

He was very responsive on all occasions and always kept us updated about the bidding process. He also kept us informed about the houses that were selling in the area. He was very kind to pick us up from our apartment to show houses :) .
Jan 17, 2015
Technical
Realtors are easy to find but ones that are thorough and knowledgeable are hard to come by. Dave stands out because he is not just a realtor but he has a background in contracting/ building, knows MV like the back of his hand (he is a long time resident), and his research methodology is like an engineer (detailed and thorough). He's helped us look at areas from along the peninsula down to Santa Cruz and would be on point with us as we are doing our research as well. He is great to work with and has been patient with us in finding the right place. I couldn't be any more pleased with him.. he's just awesome!
Sep 11, 2014
Over the years, my wife and I have used several different real estate agents. We've had good and bad experiences as we've bought and sold. However, our experience with Dave is singular. When we were struggling to figure out our next housing solution, Dave was the only agent who thought creatively about our options. He proposed building new, he talked to us about renovating our existing house, he even contacted owners of homes previously listed that had never sold to see if there might be someone willing to sell that wasn't on the general market. In the end, we bought a home under list price when everything else was going for about 10% over ask. Then, we turned around and sold both our home and a condo at prices we feel were at the top of their range. Dave works tirelessly and is a wonderful person. We feel very lucky to know him and to have benefited from his knowledge and skills.
Sep 11, 2014
Dave did an excellent job in making sure i was able to get the house i wanted in the exceedingly competative market in mountain view. _His great report with the other agent made negotiations go very smoothly.
Apr 16, 2014
Very Happy Home Owner
I would like to recommend Dave Keefe to you. Dave is an extraordinary person he went above and beyond and beat all our expectations when building our dream home. Dave and his team of experts worked tirelessly with our designer and the city inspector to make sure that we received the best possible product. Plateau building group completed my project on time and within budget, if I was to build a new home there is no one I would trust more than Dave to do the work.

Thank you Dave you are amazing
Recommendation received while at Plateau Building Group, Inc
Apr 14, 2014
Dave helped us find the perfect house, our offer was accepted out of multiple competitive offers and ours was not even the highest. This was the first house we bid on!

We contacted Dave with only a rough budget and a inflated idea of the current market. Dave brought us up to speed (down to earth) with real walk throughs of houses in the area that we were interested in and helped us understand the market as we watched the same houses sell (he set us up with up to the minute close notification). During this time he helped us prepare to make the best offer since the market was super competitive at our price point with multiple offers well over asking price. Once we completed our preparation with loan pre-approvals for a quick close, we started the real hunt. Dave found us a gem that was everything we asked for but just enough off our radar that we would have never brought it to him to investigate. We had already turned down a few houses that did not quite meet our requirements. Dave worked the whole deal and gave us great advice to help us make the perfect offer that did not break our budget but made us very competitive within the multiple offers being made. He worked around the clock to competitively amend our offer until it was accepted. The best part is that the appraisal that followed came in nicely over our purchase price! We have since closed and Dave had to continue to work up until the final hour to make sure everything was needed to make the deal go though.

We are not done with him yet though, Dave brings a lot of General Contracting knowledge to the table and he is the perfect home buying partner to have when dealing with remodel estimations. So while this house may have been purchased, he is still helping us make this house the one of our dreams!
Mar 6, 2014
Software Developer
Dave was our only real estate agent through our investment journey that led us from never owning real estate prior to meeting him, to ending up with a 3/2 house and a 6 unit apartment building, both in downtown Mountain View. Our journey along the way involved 11 transactions, where be bought properties, fixed them up using sustainable and green materials and techniques, and then sold them, building up our equity base each time. We simply could not have done this without Dave. His ability to find a deal, dig into details to find possibilities and tenacity for working with the local municipalities is amazing. But not only does Dave know investment properties, he also knew how to find the home we were looking for, and did the same for a number of our friends. Dave knows how to listen to what you want, and not interject his own ideas of what he thinks you want, so what he brings to show you is what fits what you are looking for, not what he thinks you are looking for. Through the process Dave has become our friend, and I could not recommend him more highly as a real estate agent, for both single family homes as well as investment properties.
Jan 31, 2014
Property Owner
We were referred to David by a Realtor in the south bay and were delighted when we met him. David shares his vast knowledge with energetic enthusiasm and the recommendations he gave in a very professional manner were invaluable when it came time to prepare our home for sale. His follow-up communications were really appreciated and rare in our world today.
Jan 12, 2014
Former Clients of Plateau
We highly recommend Plateau Building Group for custom residential design and construction. Our first interaction with Plateau was through meeting Dave Keefe. Dave’s enthusiasm, confidence, and knowledge of the local real estate market coupled with his insight on land availability in Mountain View sold us the possibility of building our dream house in downtown Mountain View.

Within 60 days of that first meeting, we purchased the land that Dave mentioned was available, entered into a design-build contract with Plateau, and began demolition of the existing structure. Within the design meetings, Dave’s knowledge of Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) structures and building material costs were essential in helping us design an environmentally efficient and beautiful home within our budget.

We broke ground on the new construction of the home, approximately one year later. At that time, we had the pleasure of meeting the entire team, Jay Brown, Tomio Izumi, and shortly thereafter, Daniel Fonseca. Throughout the process of construction, it became apparent that each of these individuals had their own expertise in critical components that we needed to make this project successful. Jay was extremely cost conscious which helped us to understand real time implications to our budget when we made modifications. Additionally, due to his extensive knowledge in concrete, he ensured that the foundation and structure of our home were strong and well-built. Tomio consistently maintained a pleasant nature even at the most stressful times during the construction process. He has a great rapport with his team and a solid technical background in mechanical systems—such that we knew our complex radiant heating and solar panel systems, or in essence, the heart of our home, were in good hands. Finally, the essence of the home was cultivated by Daniel. Daniel worked with us intensively to guide us through everything from hardware and tile choices, to paint and cabinetry in a manner that was both creative and grounding at the same time. Daniel’s artistic ability is complimented by his background in construction which was instrumental in making our vision a reality.
Recommendation received while at Plateau Building Group, Inc
Dec 20, 2013
Dave Keefe is a great realtor who makes deals happen. We definitely recommend him to anyone selling or buying in Silicon Valley or the Peninsula. Dave listened to our wants and needs to help us find the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood, in a very tough market, then helped us sell our home painlessly. We are 100% satisfied with our experience with Dave. He was extremely attentive, even long after the transactions, and always responsive when we had questions. Dave is an extremely hard worker and a great negotiator, he will do whatever it takes to make sure his clients are happy!

Nov 14, 2013
Former Client
Dave Keefe and his team at Plateau Building Group did a phenomenal job on our home. They built our energy-efficient home using Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) technology rather than the standard stick-framing. Ours was the first of this type of house Plateau had ever built. We were willing to embark on this journey with Plateau utilizing ICF technology because we had seen a number of other custom homes they had built, and it was evident that Plateau took a great deal of pride in their work and that the team was detail oriented. Additionally, Dave is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of construction and was an excellent advocate for us when we met with the Mountain View Design Review Committee. We encountered a few structural engineering challenges during the construction of our home, but Dave frequently came up with solutions and was able to collaborate with the Structural Engineering company we had hired. We are very happy with the final result and have been thoroughly enjoying our new home since we moved in last year.
Recommendation received while at Plateau Building Group, Inc
Oct 23, 2013
owner.
Plateau building group did a master bed and bath/ added in a laundry room for me. They were very easy to work with and did a fantastic job . They had great suggestions and answered all my questions. I have also hired them for smaller jobs too. Whatever projects I have in the future I will definitely call on Dave at plateau Building group. He does a great job now matter how big or small the job is he can handle it. Thanks Dave.
Recommendation received while at Plateau Building Group, Inc
Oct 21, 2013
homeowner
Dave Keefe and his crew did a wonderful job for us! Dave is honest, precise and very creative. He had great ideas and suggestions beyond what our architect had, which greatly improved our job! His crew and subs are punctual, reliable and very tidy. It was easy to have them in our house. Finally, Dave is a perfectionist and he did not leave until all the details were finished. I highly recommend Plateau Building Group to my friends!
Louise Beattie
Recommendation received while at Plateau Building Group, Inc
Oct 17, 2013
Realtor
I'm a Realtor and Plateau Building Group has done many jobs for clients of mine ranging from ground-up construction of custom homes, to one-day jobs installing a water heater and putting in new tile. Over all of those experiences I've found the work to be excellent, the timelines to be reliable and the prices to be very fair. I have recommended them to other agents as well and would use them for my own house if the need arose.
Recommendation received while at Plateau Building Group, Inc

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