"My wife and I used Dave as our buyer's agent five years ago when we purchased our first home. We used him again this year as we sold that home and purchased our second home. Throughout it all, Dave has always been professional, patient, motivated, and most importantly, a wealth of knowledge about the local real estate market. I would recommend Dave to any potential buyer or seller, especially in this difficult market." Matthew L Wikander Dave Kooistra has been a fantastic real estate agent for us and we highly recommend Dave to be your real estate professional.
Matthew L. Wikander
Dave Kooistra has been a fantastic real estate agent for us and we highly recommend Dave to be your real estate professional.
Dave has helped us as buyers and currently has our listing as a sellers’ agent. Our strategy had been to patiently find a good deal and then worry about getting serious about selling. We were very impressed with Dave’s ability to notice the finer points as we shopped. Dave helped us see valuable qualities and to potential issues we wouldn’t have noticed or thought about ourselves. We toured dozens of houses, waited on short sales and even made several offers.
Dave quickly learned about our tastes and although we used search agents and constantly checked GRAR, Dave found us a fantastic house that we might have otherwise missed. He helped us negotiate a great price and even helped us find contractors to complete work that needed to be done to prepare the house for us to move in.
As sellers, we are just now getting serious about selling. Although we have been listed for a while, we knew we were priced above the market. Dave has great knowledge of the West Michigan market and knows how to use all of the tools at his disposal to value properties. He patiently waited without pressuring us and supported our strategy.
Throughout some crazy market conditions, Dave appropriately reminded and updated us on what price we would need to be at to get the house sold. Now that we are serious about selling we have heeded Dave’s counsel to price at market and have seen an increase in showings. We do expect to sell soon.
Thanks for all of your guidance and hard work Dave!
“Dave has helped my husband and I purchase two homes and sell one home in the last five years. While each experience presented its own set of challenges, Dave always took the time and effort to keep us well informed and demonstrated tremendous patience when obstacles arose.
Dave listened carefully to our personal preferences and financial objectives when purchasing our homes, and so his suggestions on homes to look at were never ones that missed the mark. It made the home-buying process much less time-consuming and less stressful, and really demonstrated for us that Dave paid close attention to our input. When selling our home, Dave went the extra mile so that any decisions we made were well-informed, and he continuously offered suggestions on how to make our home more marketable until we succeeded in selling it.
Thanks to Dave and how quickly and efficiently he worked to make it happen, our family is now in what my husband and I would consider to be our dream home. Although the purchase of this home required all of us to act very quickly, Dave was on top of everything and called us—very often in the evenings and on weekends—if something came up that needed to be addressed. We have been happy across the board with how Dave has taken care of us, and we would recommend Dave to anyone, including to our closest friends and family.”
"Apex Reality was fantastic, with their help we saved thousands of dollars! They took all of the stress out of finding and purchasing a lot and finalized all of the details so we could relax and thoroughly enjoy our buying experience."
I just recently purchased my first home with Dave Kooistra, and Apex realty. I couldn't be happier. Dave and Apex helped me find a place that was the perfect fit for me. Dave was very professional and extremely helpful with explaining all of the paperwork and walking me through all of the steps of buying a home. Dave went out if his way to make sure that our deal would go through as promptly as possible. I have already told friends and family about how great Dave and Apex is. In the future I will absolutely do business again with Dave and Apex.
"We couldn't be happier with the house we purchased through Dave at Apex. He listened to our wants and needs, and led us to consider parts of the city we hadn't previously thought of. As it turns out it is one of those areas where we purchased. Dave also helped us get the house with great terms and made closing as painless as possible. The next time we're looking to buy or sell, we will talk to Dave first"
Carla & Joel
"My wife and I recently moved back to Michigan from Pennsylvania. In addition to expecting our first baby, I had also accepted a job with a fast approaching start date. So, we needed a move-in ready home, and a quick turnaround on closing. A friend of mine had recently moved back to Grand Rapids on short notice, and she referred me to Dave Kooistra with Apex Realty. I owe her big because Dave went out of his way to help us find the perfect home in a manner of days! We told Dave when we would be in town for a home finding trip, gave him a few thoughts on our ideal home, and he took care of the rest. Dave literally blocked 2-3 days to drive us around the Grand Rapids area and help us find the right house. A month later, we were closing on the house in his office. We love the house, and we couldn’t be happier! Dave’s a fantastic Realtor, and an all-around great guy. If you’re looking for a great Realtor to make things happen, I highly recommend the team at Apex Realty Group."