Metro Broker David Ness has a little different take on Real Estate because he started as a Developer. Learn the finer points of the process and the product, Call David at Thrive Real Estate Group - 303-946-1840 or visit FindMyDenverHomes.com.
Kathy Soltero: Hi, I'm Kathy Soltero with Metro Brokers TV. Today in the studio we have with us Dave Ness with Thrive Real Estate, Dave thanks so much for coming in today.
Dave Ness: Thank you for having me.
Kathy Soltero: You bet, now tell me about how you guys started in your real estate career?
Dave Ness: I got started back in 2004, and I actually got started as a developer, working on our site, I never actually intended to be a realtor, which is kind of the funny thing, but my partners and I were developers from 2004 to about 2008.
Kathy Soltero: What are some of the developments that you worked on?
Dave Ness: Yeah we did 136 units I believe it is, throughout the Converse Park, Cap Hill, Cheesman Park, Five Points Area, little bit in Baker as well.
Kathy Soltero: Wow so you have some different perspective on real estate I think, than lot of other realtors.
Dave Ness: Very different, yeah, extremely different.
Kathy Soltero: So how are you and your group different that those realtors?
Dave Ness: Yeah I'd say because of that background, we approach real estate a little bit differently, and probably one of the main things as we actually understand the product as well as the process, so a lot of realtors just understand how to walk a client through buying or selling, and we actually bring a little bit of knowledge about the actual house or condo as well.
Kathy Soltero: Oh, that's awesome, so did you specifically kind of hone in on condos and or versus homes or...
Dave Ness: No not necessarily, all the developments we did were condos, but since 2008 we have started more of a brokerage relationship with our clients and so now it's just all homes, condos, townhomes, lofts, whatever the case maybe.
Kathy Soltero: I've been in the real estate business for 12 years, and I know technology has just evolved so much, even from the time that I started in it, and so tell me the kind of technology that you actually bring to your customers?
Dave Ness: Oh yeah, for buyers we've actually set up a direct pipeline to the MLS, and so findmydenverhome.com is basically the tools that we give to our buyers to be able to search for property and it's updated every single night, it becomes the backbone of communication between us and our clients. They are able to make notes on properties, mark them as favorites, and then send us information that they like us for research from.
Kathy Soltero: That's awesome, what about sellers, what sort of things do you offer for your sellers, exposure especially?
Dave Ness: Yeah, for sellers we definitely got a pretty rigorous marketing campaign that we are able to employ for them. It's basically the same marketing that we use to sell 136 units back in our development days, but now it's all focused just on one single family home, or just one condo, and so the exposure is pretty awesome, it's 60 different websites that we syndicate with, and as well as QR codes, and text messages and it's all managed by a system called Top Producer as well.
Kathy Soltero: And you really feel it's helping move these properties a lot faster you think.
Dave Ness: Very much so yeah, our average days on market actually decreased dramatically when we put this in place, and then the pricing is pretty phenomenal too, because of the analytics that we used to run on our own developments, we use the same analytics to figure out what things should be sold for, and our margin of error on that I think is 2.2 percent, so it's pretty tight.
Kathy Soltero: Wow, it's kind of tough right now to I think really trying to figure out what things are priced at.
Dave Ness: It is definitely.
Kathy Soltero: What would you say is the most accomplished, biggest accomplishment that you have probably made in your career in real estate?
Dave Ness: The thing that I'm probably most proud of is our testimonials, yeah and it's the reflective of our relationships with our clients, we've right now we've got the most testimonials of anybody on Zillow, and so that's something that we are pretty proud of, and as I read back through I'm both humbled and invigorated by that.
Kathy Soltero: That's awesome, well congratulations, now how does anybody get a hold of you, if they want to sell or buy a home?
Dave Ness: Oh absolutely, probably the phone number is the easiest, it's 303-946-1840, and then if you are shopping for a home, and you just want to kick the tires before actually reaching out to us, that's fine too, and the web site is, www.findmydenverhome.com.,
Kathy Soltero: Perfect, Dave thank you so much for coming in and talking with us today.
Dave Ness: Thank you.
Kathy Soltero: You bet, and for more real estate related videos like this one, be sure to tune in to metrobrokerstv.com.