Southern California Dave Knight | CA DRE# 01829234
"As first-time homebuyers, we had some amount of trepidation about this process. We knew it was time to buy and had identified a few potential neighborhoods. A family friend referred us to the Dave Knight RE Team. In our first meeting, we presented a difficult situation: We needed to move out of our current home and were on a short timeline, we had a modest budget and a very long list of needs including needing a property with a guest house for soon-to-be-retired grandparents. They never flinched. He listened, asked key questions, and shared his philosophy for serving clients which resonated with us. We felt confident they are the agent for us and w...— La Mont T.
"I honestly cannot give high enough praise for the team at Dave Knight. From our very first meeting with Esther Clauson and Amber Waas we knew we were in good hands. There are a few things that I believe are critical in a real estate agent, Industry knowledge, communication, network and vendor connections, a solid team that works together to get their client the greatest possible success. Dave Knight Realty and the team with Esther delivered all of this and more. Our sale was incredibly complex with COVID constraints, multi-state move, 7 animals and two adults, and a restricted schedule between two employers, and urgent timelines…to say the least, i...— Christopher B.
"I was referred to Dave Knight’s Team by the Dave Ramsey ELP network. I interviewed their office multiple times, as well as spoke directly to three references, to get to better understand their process, their capabilities, and whether I felt comfortable with having them represent me. It was very important to me that I felt they were trustworthy and would align with my values and goals. In the end, I chose the Dave Knight Team because of the importance they clearly placed on their integrity and high-performance standards. I really appreciated the team approach. Dave, J.D. worked with me in finding and negotiating the terms of the sale, and Madeline H...— Joshua D.
"We purchased our first home in 2017 and we're so glad we partnered with Dave Knight and his team. First of all, they were recommended by friends that I trust, who had recently purchased their first home. We needed our own space as we were busting at the seams with our 1bd apartment with a 4-year-old and dog. Our budget was small in comparison to LA home prices, but we were never judged. Chris Delamartar did an awesome job of showing us options we could afford. When an amazing home opened up, 3 blocks from my parents and with a yard, Chris and the team jumped on the offer. Within 3 day's our offer was selected over 2 other offers. The knowledgeable ...— Luz M.
"My husband and I recently sold our townhome and were thoroughly impressed with the Dave Knight real estate team! They did an incredible job of photographing, videotaping and listing our home. We were truly amazed at the final product. It indeed helped to sell our home in a very short period of time. The team walked with us through the entire escrow process, which went off without a hitch thanks to their helpful direction every step of the way. We literally did not have to think too much about anything as they were on top of everything. And we actually closed escrow in the expected time period! They also helped us to find a rental home to move into ...— Janna D.
"The Dave Knight Real Estate Team with Keller Williams Realty exceeded our expectations! With the passing of our mom, we were left with the difficult task of selling our family home. In our initial meeting with Dave, Madeline, and Esther they were knowledgeable and informative about the process of how to prepare the house for sale and what to expect. In addition to their expertise, they offered compassion and kindness while listening to our desire to honor the memory of our parents through this process. The marketing strategy they laid out incorporated their expertise in the field which maximized the number of offers and generated an amazing amount ...— Jeanette G.
"Esther Clauson and The Dave Knight Real Estate Team for the win! Seriously. They should be renamed The Dream Team! Esther, Dave, Madeline, Amber, etc. This amazing group of Realtor®️ is a Class Act from start to finish. They really are a Team – with each member playing to their own individual strengths. While one Team member coordinated our open houses, another was helping us find a new home, while yet another oversaw everything and kept us informed and updated. My wife and I were constantly smiling during the entire process of selling our home – truly a first! Dave Knight and his Team really know the market, watch trends and overdeliver. They’re b...— Cullen D.
"Esther, Amber, and Madeline were amazing in selling my parents' house. Esther thoroughly educated, led, and encouraged me through every step of the process. Using her expertise, she would give me all the information needed to make decisions (as far as the list price, etc.), but she never told me what to do, allowing me to take her suggestions and make my own decisions. Amber was the same way when it was time to accept an offer. She said it was important to make me happy, even if it may be a risky choice. Although I never met Madeline in person, I feel like I did. She was always just "an email away" and made the process smooth and easy. When my moth...— Sandy B.
"We had the best experience with Esther and her team, in the sale of our beloved home. So much so, we referred her to two other family members, who she also helped sell homes for within the last year. When we met Esther we knew we had outgrown our space, but we're still unsure about our selling potential. She took her time in walking us through all of the options and helped us develop a timeline we felt comfortable with. Esther is kind and genuine, and we loved her no-pressure approach to our situation. She and her team referred us to the best quality vendors (who were also reasonably priced), in order to get our home into tip-top shape. Within 10 d...— Annie H.
"Not only did the Dave Knight team not disappoint, but the team exceeded my expectations. Granted I'm not sure I had any, as it’s been 20 years since I’ve moved, but with the current housing market, there is no time to relax, as it’s a very fast-paced process right now. I first reached out to Dave on 6/13/2021, he came by the next day, and my wife and I joined the Dave Knight dream team; with their help and guidance, we sprinted non-stop for 6 weeks. With Amber's eagle eye for the fine details of what, and how, to highlight our home's best features, we were able to get our house prepped and on the market within a few days, and a week after that got ...— Al P.
"Dave Knight and his entire team made the sale of my 90 yrs old dad’s home a seamless, pleasant experience. The team was always available to answer and help with any questions we had. Dave Knight’s team made selling the family home where my dad had lived for 58 years an easy and pleasant experience, while at the same advising us on the necessary financial details. Amber took charge before the house went on the market and worked tirelessly to help us get the home ready to show by supplying us with all the needed vendors (hauling, estate sales, painting, cleaning, yard cleanup, plumbers, etc) and being onsite to coordinate it all. Amber had a vision o...— Ava W.
"The Knight Realty team was fantastic in helping me sell my house! This was especially great as I was selling from out of town. Every member of the team was outstanding in every way I had interaction with them, knowledge of the profession, knowledge of the market, understanding how my property fit into current trends, the best way to market the property, handling interaction with my tenant, buyer, bidding process, all types of inspections, etc. I am very very happy with how helpful they were with explaining all facets of the process, pointing out important aspects of the sales process I had overlooked, giving me all the time I needed with each conve...— Chris C.
"We worked closely with Amber Waas, from the Dave Knight team, who was stellar in supporting our family throughout the home buying process - helping us see possibilities while keeping us grounded in the realities of this crazy market! She has years of experience and great relationships with others in the industry which made the process smooth and seamless - so key especially for first-time buyers like us. Amber communicated with us almost daily and would check out homes on our behalf on days we were swamped and couldn't make an open house. She also would visit homes that we were interested in to give us her perspective on how it would fit or not fit...— Lori V.
"What a wonderful experience I had selling my home with The Dave Knight Real Estate Team! That is saying a lot, considering that the entire process took place during Covid-19. I really cannot recommend Dave and his team enough. Dave is not only kind, caring, understanding, and empathetic, he is also a wise and sharp negotiator with a can-do, solution-oriented, win-win attitude. Madeline, Director of Operations, was incredible to work with. She guided the entire process with grace, poise, genuine caring along with confidence, experience, and know-how. I felt like I was in excellent hands the whole time. And they found me the most perfect buyers, even...— Lindy C.
"What a wonderful experience I had selling my home with The Dave Knight Real Estate Team! That is saying a lot, considering that the entire process took place during Covid-19. I really cannot recommend Dave and his team enough. Dave is not only kind, caring, understanding, and empathetic, he is also a wise and sharp negotiator with a can-do, solution-oriented, win-win attitude. Madeline, Director of Operations, was incredible to work with. She guided the entire process with grace, poise, genuine caring along with confidence, experience, and know-how. I felt like I was in excellent hands the whole time. And they found me the most perfect buyers, even...— Linda O.
"I worked with Dave many years back and always found him to be an honest, good-natured, hard working agent. I saw him going above and beyond, pounding the pavement, doing what no one else was willing to do, so I knew he and his team would be a huge success. Naturally, he was the first person I thought of when my mom needed to sell her home in Duarte. She immediately felt very comfortable with him, which was huge since she was very anxious about the process. Dave, Amber, and the team made really great recommendations as far as how to prep the home for sale; were always on top of the next steps and were extremely responsive, and got my mom a full pric...— Mitrah R.
"My wife and I decided it was time to move from the condo into a home. We had bought our condo with the Dave Knight team 3 years ago and loved our experience with them. Again, Dave's team was fantastic throughout the difficult process of selling our condo and working through finding the right home for our family. He was knowledgeable in answering all of our questions on the buying end. Dave was patient and wise in negotiating with difficult buyers for selling our condo. When we were feeling frustrated, he was calm and always purposed good steps forward. Madeline was constantly keeping us informed and making sure we were taken care of. Today we're in...— Buyer & Seller
"My wife and I decided it was time to move from the condo into a home. We had bought our condo with the Dave Knight team 3 years ago and loved our experience with them. Again, Dave's team was fantastic throughout the difficult process of selling our condo and working through finding the right home for our family. Rich was knowledgeable answering all of our questions on the buying end. Dave was patient and wise in negotiating with difficult buyers for selling our condo. When we were feeling frustrated, he was calm and always purposed good steps forward. Madeline was constantly keeping us informed and making sure we were taken care of. Today we're in ...— Ryan B.
"I recently sold my home with Dave Knights team. This was one of the most efficient operations I've seen. For example, I thought I would have to pay about 20K to fix up the house sufficiently to sell it as well as find all the contractors needed to address each issue. The ops team figured out what was good enough for preparing the house and had a team of contractors who could come in a timely manner to get the house ready for the scheduled showing date, and saved me about 12K. Amazing!. All the title, inspection, etc. documents were closed out in an efficient manner. Everyone was courteous, friendly, and professional. They took our concerns seriousl...— John W.
"My husband and I purchased a home with the Dave Knight Team back in 2018 and they connected us to a great lender to refinance earlier this year. They are always available to offer a helping hand, refer a trusted vendor, and answer questions about the market. They have excellent customer service and treat everyone with equal professionalism and respect whether they are buying a $3M home or a $300k home, they always put people above profit. Always. We have enjoyed attending their events throughout the year from the e-waste & paper shredding to the ice cream social to the Back to school Knight to the tamale party - we love that we have become part of ...— Susan H.
"DKRE team helped me buy our first home! We happened to start looking right when COVID-19 hit, so our search time extended to 10 months. And all this time DKRE buyer agent was on our side, guiding us, being patient, and not pushing us to a rushed purchase. When the time did come for us to go for our dream house, our agent was quick, professional, right amount aggressive, and kept us in the loop all the way. DKRE works with some of the best mortgage brokers on the market, and we were able to get a fantastic interest rate deal! The escrow period was not without the hick-ups just the nature of buying around the holidays, but when it was finally over, w...— Svetlana S.
"I can’t say enough about how great the Dave Knight team is for those of you looking to purchase a home. I truly appreciated Dave's expertise while we were looking at homes to help guide me about the market, the value, and what projects could be DIYs or would need a professional. He was always quick to respond when I was interested in viewing a property. After three weeks of looking he put together an offer that was offered! I couldn’t be happier in my new home. The Dave Knight team was with me throughout the process to assist me in closing. Buying a home is stressful but Madeline, Esther, and Dave are the ones you want working for you. Thank you gu...— Diana B.
"Dave and Madeline, and the rest of the Dave Knight Team are great! My wife and I used them to buy our first home and we can’t imagine having done so with any other team. Through the process, they proved time and time again their willingness to explain how things work, to go to bat for us when issues presented themselves, and to make us feel very well taken care of. When important decisions had to be made, the team did a great job of explaining the pros and cons but still giving us space to make our own decisions. Most importantly, we felt we could trust them. In house sales, the incentives of all involved parties don’t line up, but it was obvious t...— Patrick L.
"We were very happy with the Dave Knight team. We have no complaints whatsoever. As out-of-state sellers, we especially appreciated the consistently reliable communication they provided about what was happening with our specific property and the local market conditions generally. We also appreciated Dave's patient discussions with us regarding decisions on pricing and negotiating with the seller. The staging company they recommended did a fine job, and we think it helped with the sale. The escrow company they recommended was very efficient, we appreciated their arranging a notary over Labor Day weekend. All in all, the whole process went about as sm...— Seller
"Dave Knight Real Estate is simply the best real estate team in Pasadena. We have been Dave’s clients since 2013 when we bought our first home. We recently worked with Cali, Dave, and David to find our forever house, and they made the whole process go the best it could have possibly gone. Cali was an incredible agent, calm, knowledgeable, and patient, she was the perfect companion as we looked at numerous homes. Dave’s knowledge of the market and his business savvy are unmatched. He is a seasoned professional and the person you want on your side, especially during this grueling time in the market. We are so grateful to Dave, Cali, and the rest of th...— Alexandra L.
"My husband and I worked with Dave Knight Real Estate Team to purchase our property, and we would recommend them without hesitation. It was very important for us to work with people whose professionalism, competence, and integrity we trusted, and we found that with our agent, and every member of this team. We really felt that he had our best interest in mind every step of the way, and advocated diligently for us to get the best possible outcomes at each decision point. Much of the process was done virtually since we were purchasing from the East Coast, but even so, everything from virtual tours of properties to closing was seamless and easy."— Connie K.
"It's really hard for me to know where to begin. Dave Knight and his whole team are amazing! At two very urgent times in my life, they helped me buy and then sell my first home. The escrow period for the initial purchase and recent sale was done in record time. And I know it's because they took all my life concerns as a single mother with two children, seriously and with compassion. David Way, and Madeline Herlache, and the whole team are caring, responsive, organized, and professional. If you need to buy or sell a home for the first time or not, Dave Knight Real Estate Team is who you should call. I have a lot of gratitude for all of them."— Dannielle C.
"The Dave Knight Real Estate team is amazing. They are professional, responsive, and welcoming. They made our home buying process so easy. Their ability to make such a stressful process enjoyable was impressive. They helped us find our dream home and then walked us through the entire escrow and closing process. We've stayed in contact over the past 4 years and they continue to help us with referrals of vendors as we're now in the process of remodeling. I would recommend them to anyone thinking of buying or selling a home. You won't find a more trustworthy or hardworking group. Especially big shoutouts to Madeline and Esther!"— Adrian H.
"Dave Knight and his whole team were professional, courteous, and patient with our need to navigate through several layers of legal processes before the sale of our mom's house. Not only did they recommend the right people, but they also communicated effectively with us and kept us up to date throughout almost an entire year of the process. Finally when sale time came, especially during this exceptionally difficult time, the sale was completed, paperwork is done, and we could not be happier with the expertise Dave's whole team lent to our situation. Highly recommend!"— Seller
"Dave did a phenomenal job helping my husband and me to find and purchase our perfect house. I met Dave on my first day looking at open houses and immediately appreciated his honesty and directness. During our process, Dave really listened to us and quickly understood our needs. He was always responsive and patient, and never tried to push us into something that wasn’t right for us. Dave directed our search with confidence, creativity, and an understanding of the Pasadena marketplace. Working with Dave was truly a pleasure. We very highly recommend him."— Jolene M.
"My family was selling our home for 32 years and there were many emotions connected to the sale. Dave and his team not only did what you would expect any real estate team to do but went well over and above. They provided me with the additional support and assistance I needed because of extenuating circumstances within my family. If I asked for help, I got it. If I needed help, at times Dave and his team offered the help before I could ask. We trust the Dave Knight team and would do business with them again in a heartbeat!"— Barbara F.
"We have been fortunate to have Dave Knight and team in our corner for three purchases, one sale, and another sale in the making, and frankly cannot recommend them highly enough. Home purchase and sale transactions are at the same time deeply emotional and also purely economic, and Dave and the team both understand the former and master the latter. Their knowledge of the local market and great relationships with other Realtor®️ really work to their client's advantage. I would not buy or sell a home in this area without them."— Meghan F.
"We had a great experience buying a house with the Dave Knight Team. We worked with Amber as our buyer's agent and she was great. Very responsive, knowledgeable, and has a lot of great relationships with vendors and other agents. She was able to get our home inspection done within a week of our offer being accepted, and get a handyman in to install a required railing within a day. Overall, the team is a very well-oiled machine. They are very experienced and are great at getting deals done quickly and efficiently."— Dan O.
"Rich Christensen from the DKRE team represented me on my recent home purchase and I cannot say enough good things. He really worked hard throughout the whole process to negotiate the best price, get all the inspections, and walk me through everything step by step. I was a first-time buyer and didn’t know what to expect at all, but he counseled me through everything and gave me the best advice. I appreciated his candor, market knowledge, and advice. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home!"— Erin L.
"I recently relocated back to the Sierra Madre and have felt so supported by the Dave Knight team in my move. I am not yet ready to buy, but with their help was able to find a lease and when I am ready to buy I look forward to working with the team again. Maddie has been especially helpful and has made herself available to answer all my questions and make me feel comfortable in my home search. I really admire the culture and inclusivity Dave and the team promotes in the community. They’re simply the best!"— Gina P.
"We loved working with Dave. After having a negative experience with anotherRealtor®️, he was recommended by a friend and it was a night and day experience. Not only was he positive and eager to help us on our house buying journey, but we felt in good hands due to his vast knowledge of the home buying market! We found and purchased our dream home in less than 2 months working with him! I would recommend Dave and his team at Dave Knight to anyone who is ready to buy in the San Gabriel Valley."— Shelbi K.
"My husband and I contacted Dave to see what he thought our house was worth, and depending on the value, we would look to move to the Temecula area. Dave came out the next day, gave us his opinion, and 2 months later, our house was sold, and working through a local real estate agent referred by Dave, we moved into our new home in Lake Elsinore. Dave and his team were wonderful to work with, we'd recommend him to anyone who is looking to buy or sell."— Jane P.
"The Dave Knight Real Estate team was amazing. They work so well together as a team and were always available whenever I needed them or had a question. Esther our agent was superb. She was very knowledgeable and kept us as sellers at heart whenever she interacted with the buyer's agent. She fought for us as her clients and made sure we got a great deal. She is loyal, kind, great with communication. I would highly recommend this office and Esther as your agent."— Amy N.
"I got lucky and found Cali after a few months of shopping for a home without a Realtor®️. Cali was incredibly helpful throughout the process. She's exactly what you're looking for in a realtor. She's very well-connected with reliable contacts, well-versed in negotiation, and proactive about assuming responsibility for every aspect of the process. I always felt I had an advantage as a buyer in the market because I had Cali on my team. Thanks, Cali."— Raphael O.
"Dave and his team are the consummate professionals. We have sold two homes through them in the last six months. Our experience was outstanding throughout the process. The team is strategic, communicative and was supportive every step of the way. Most importantly, they sold our homes quickly and the sales price in both cases far exceeded our expectations. We would highly recommend Dave and his team, they are a delight to work with!"— Elisabeth D.
"The Dave Knight team was absolutely wonderful to work with. Very professional yet personable with a deep understanding of the neighborhoods in Los Angeles. I felt that they knew exactly how to market my home and get the top value for it. I also respected the way that Dave and his team communicated with me and my family about each step in the process of selling. The team works together to provide the best service to any buyer or seller!"— Kathryn S.
"Dave Knight and his team sold our home in Pasadena and it was a flawless experience in every way. It is very apparent that Dave and his entire team care about their clients and provide outstanding support throughout the sales process. Their constant communication kept us informed of every detail regarding the sale of our home and provided peace of mind every step of the way. I recommend Dave Knight Real Estate without reservation."— Karen C.
"My brother and sister recently made the emotional decision to sell our parent's home. Dave Knight and Madeline Herlache made our experience positive, from the initial consultation to the escrow and final closing. Communication and responsiveness were top-notch. Our concerns were dealt with quickly and efficiently. And the final sale price was in line with the expectations we had from the initial meeting. A sincere thank you!"— William L.
"Dave Knight's whole team was professional, courteous, and patient in helping to sell our mom's house. They took us through the many steps of the process and communicated effectively with us throughout the process. We are so pleased that Dave Knight's team helped us out and made our mom's transition out of her home of 50 years! as smooth as possible. An exceptional team of top-notch professionals and wonderful people!"— Arlene S.
"Esther Clauson is phenomenal! She was recommended to our family for the sale of my mother's house in Spring. It went so well, we knew she would be the best choice for the sale of our home. She was able to strategize a timeline, be a resource for vendors, and negotiate a selling price of $80K above asking! She was available to talk whenever a question arose. I have no hesitation in recommending her services."— Cassandra S.
"Dave Knight real estate went above and beyond for us. They concurrently helped us sell our house and buy out of the area. When we couldn’t find a reliable agent in the part of the state where we were moving, they stepped in and did that part, working with the listing agent to time both closings so we could move seamlessly from one house to the other. A special shout out to Amber and Madeline!"— Julie M.
"This is a passionate team of individuals that don't just sell houses in a community, they believe in their community. These individuals support local schools and small businesses. They donate time and resources to beautify schools, contribute to annual funds and support all areas of the community. These individuals are loving and sincere! I highly recommend this team!"— Michael B.
"The Dave Knight real estate team was amazing to work with. Our time with Dave, and Madeline made our transition to Pasadena a breeze. The team was responsive, available, supportive, and listened to our feedback throughout the process, all of which we valued highly! If you're looking for a team to get you into your dream home, we couldn't recommend them more."— Ashley L.
"Dave Knight and his team made the process of selling our house as painless as I could have wished for. Every complexity was handled by the team efficiently and we closed in the time frame we needed. I really couldn’t have asked for a better experience! I would recommend them with all confidence in their capacity to execute a deal that works for all participants."— Kathleen C.
"Dave Knight and his team made the process of selling our house as painless as I could have wished for. Every complexity was handled by the team efficiently and we closed in the time frame we needed. I really couldn’t have asked for a better experience! I would recommend them with all confidence in their capacity to execute a deal that works for all participants."— Seller