Dave Keefe - The Dave Keefe Real Estate Team

Broker Associate Keller Williams Bay Area Estates BRE 01352506
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
Diamond Certified Award
"Best of Yelp" Designation

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
Apr 3, 2019
Purchaser of House
Katy Blus made the whole process of purchasing our home stress free and fun. We were first time home buyers and pretty clueless, but Katy has infinite patience and if she doesn't know the answer to your question right away, she will find out. In fact, every one we were in contact with at the Dave Keefe Real Estate Team were friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. I can highly recommend working with Katy and the whole team at Dave Keefe.
Jan 4, 2019
Sr. Director, Market Research
Jen is amazing, proactive, and made the whole process of selling our home easy. She took the time to understand our needs and goals, educate us on things we didnt understand, and used her extensive network to provide referrals for financial advice about selling our home. She also took the time and went out of her way to identify how best to market our home in the rural market where we were located. Overall, working with her has been an amazing experience and I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Dec 21, 2018
Dave Keefe and his team are outstanding! He was the first
realtor I interviewed on the recommendation of a very satisfied
neighbor, was so impressed by his presentation and understanding of my circumstances, and his outline of what basic upgrades, in my somewhat dated condominium, would be desirable for a successful sale, that I signed an agreement on the spot.

Project Manager, Dave O'Malley guided me through that challenging process with wise recommendations and good humor.

Cyndie Holmes, Director of Operations, was especially patient and helpful, guiding me, a technology-challenged old woman, through every step of an unfamiliar and daunting process. I truly do not know how I could have managed without her constant, friendly support.

Above all, I was confident throughout that the entire team had my best interests at heart. My condominium sold quickly and for what I expected. On social platforms, I would give them as many stars as possible!

Helen Solanum

Nov 6, 2018
Director of Research
Ben Dodge and Dave Keefe team are simply amazing! We bought our first house with them in one of the highly sought after places, and it couldn't go any smoother. From the open-house to us winning the bidding everything took less than 1 week, and we got our place at a great price point for us. Our agent, Ben Dodge was extremely helpful in many things, addressed all the questions very quickly, had several follow ups to check everything is going as expected, and the whole process was much less stressful than we expected thanks to him. The team also had great connections for mortgage, upgrades, moving, etc. that also worked perfectly for us.

Overall, we were extremely happy to have worked with Ben Dodge and Dave Keefe team, and can't wait until we work with them again in the future!
Jun 24, 2018
Lockheed Martin Fellow
I selected Dave and his team after interviewing various other agents. His task was to figure out how to clean, repair, stylize, and market my father's home in Menlo Park. This was no easy task given the severe lack of modernization in the home. He delivered everything he promised during our interview, and then some. His office acted like a general contractor and coordinated all of the work by the electricians, structural constructionist, finish workers, landscapers, stagers and photographers. Dave was extremely instrumental in determining what work should be performed in order to achieve the best market value, and his office kept me updated on the progress almost daily so that I could remain confident that things (progress and expenditures) were in control. Under his guidance, the entire property was updated and market-ready in only 6 weeks. The proof of his successful representation was the attention and bidding that I received for the home. I am utterly confident that Dave earned his commission in support of this sale, and I will happily use him again in the future.
Aug 29, 2017
Creative Director
Dave Keefe and his team are stellar! They helped us through the difficult process of prepping, showing and selling our home. The results were amazing and completely hassle-free. His team extremely knowledgable and efficient, and a delight to work with. Jennifer was totally on point, and sent us detailed updates throughout the process. Dave takes care of every aspect of the sale, and had my total confidence from our initial meeting to closing the deal. We were very happy with the whole experience and felt we got the best possible result with Dave and team.
Aug 1, 2017
Deputy Director, American Institute of Mathematics
We sold a condo and purchased a new one with the Dave Keefe Team. Every aspect of the sale and purchase was done in the mot professional way possible. They guided us through the purchase (which was done first) to help find financing, and to make a good reasonable offer. Dave helped us find a great designer and contractor (Lillo Construction) to renovate the new purchase. They then helped us all with all the details of selling our condo, including, staging, cleaning, and moving. Dave, Jennifer, and all of the team were pleasant and easy to work with. We always felt that Dave had our best interests in mind. We highly recommend this team.
Jul 25, 2017
All I can do is add to the high praise for Dave and his team. As a former real estate agent, I know that there are many types of Realtors, and I know that there are, sadly, many I would rather not spend my time with or entrust with the purchase or sale of a property. When I was left in charge of the sale of a condo in Sunnyvale, I knew I wanted to work with the best. I am so incredibly grateful that The Dave Keefe Real Estate Team was referred to us. From our very first meeting, I could tell we were in good hands. Dave and his team were very clear about what they would do to help us prepare, market and sell our property, and they followed through on their promises. As an out-of-town Seller, we needed some extra help in preparation to go on the market. Dave and his team were able to hone in on what was most important in our situation to best take advantage of the market. When offers came in (and what great offers they were!), the team's professionalism shown, once again, as we were told of what we received and what Dave's recommendation was. And when a challenge arose in our transaction, as often happens in real estate, Dave and his team went over and above to make sure that we moved towards closing/escrow with ease, and that all parties were satisfied. The Dave Keefe Real Estate Team is, in my experience, rare in the world of Real Estate - they maintain a high standard. If I ever need to buy or sell in the area, again, I will absolutely contact them.
Jul 3, 2017
New home owner in Willow Glen
Ben Dodge is the reason that my wife and I were able to achieve our dream of buying a home together. We actually met Ben through a referral and were impressed with his experience, demeanor and knowledge of the market. Our process ended up taking longer than expected and we went through a few close calls before finally finding our home. Ben was with us every step of the way from helping us find places to touring homes and working very closely with our lender to ensure a smooth transaction. He and the Dave Keefe team are full service and really made the experience as easy as possible. If you are a first time home buyer and are tired of checking websites trying to find a place, give Ben a call and see if he can help you the way he helped us. Even after the close, Ben and the team have been great resources to help us get settled and start work on some home improvements.
Apr 18, 2017
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
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
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
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
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.

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