What People Have Said
Reviews from Previous Clients
David is a dedicated, determined, and dependable real estate agent/broker. He is always available to respond to questions and concerns. When we called, texted, or emailed him, he responded immediately. And when David responds, he formulates thoughtful and frequently brilliant proposals. He thinks out of the box and is innovative and smart. (It is not surprising that he has a PhD.) He is a supreme problem solver! Moreover, David never seems to rest. He has boundless energy. We always felt like he was doing absolutely everything to help us meet our objectives, while being mindful of respecting the needs and objectives of the potential buyers of our house. More specifically, he hires and pays for a professional stager to work with sellers to make the house look as good as it can. And David himself has brilliant staging ideas. Then he takes and retakes photographs to present the house in its best light. David is a great photographer and has sophisticated equipment, resulting in beautiful photos. David works incessantly to obtain as many showings as possible. He strategizes with sellers in an attempt to get multiple offers and backup offers. He works with his clients to formulate a plan to move the best offer to be even better. After offers materialize, he is masterful at working through the due diligence period. The needs of the buyers and sellers have to be met, and he navigates this tricky terrain. Furthermore, David is not simply an esoteric and intelligent real estate broker. When the need arises, he rolls up his sleeves, literally, and solves any last-minute issues that arise. For example, we had donation agencies and professional movers refuse to take a heavy armoire out of our second floor. The only way we could extricate it, was to cut it into pieces. Enter David, in a suit but taking off his coat and rolling up his sleeves, with a circular saw, a chain saw, and a big utility trailer . . . problem solved. And when we had piles of last-minute refuse that piled up outside our house, again, enter David with his big utility trailer. He loaded it up and took it all to the dump. He has incredible energy and never stops working. After the buyers and sellers finalize their agreement, we were extremely pleased that he expertly works with the closing attorney to have the seller documents prepared in advance so that the sellers do not have to go to the closing. The closing was effortless for us. In summary, David is always accessible, courteous, full of energy, and supremely professional. We could not recommend him more highly. Certainly, if we have a future need for a real estate agent, David Jenkins is the person for us.
-- Ken and Susan S.
David is beyond fantastic! Selling our house was as easy as it could be, thanks to him. He was patient with us when we needed him to be and jumped in to help without us even asking. He helped our painter finish painting our back porch steps, the night before the open house. He mowed our yard TWICE (he would just text me and ask "hey! I have 30 minutes and am going to be near your place, do you think you need a mow and could I could go by and mow the yard?") and was always ready to do what he thought needed to be done to get us a competitive price. When it came to purchasing our new house, he was always looking out for us. I found his opinion on the different houses we saw to be extremely valuable. He wasn't going to let us buy just any old house so he could get paid and move on. He wanted our new house to be the best house we could get, within our budget. He is knowledgeable about what a good air conditioner is, what the crawl space should look like (or not look like!), what kind of siding is best, etc. You name it, he knows his stuff when it comes to houses and everything in them. David is extremely prompt when answering texts or emails and makes you feel like you are his only client (when I know that is far from the truth!). I'm not sure when he sleeps... If you want to have the best home buying/selling experience, hire David. I was honestly sad when we closed on our new house because I knew it meant we wouldn't be talking to him and seeing him all the time! He is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him over and over!
-- Kate Z.
David worked hard to understand what we wanted in a house and show us choices of houses and coach us on the house buying offer process. He diligently pointed out flaws in some of the houses we toured such as backing up to a very busy road, the impact of overhead airplane etc. David persisted in working with us until we FOUND the right house and we love it. David also helped all three of our adult kids and their spouses and our niece to find their best house!
-- Carolyn L.
David Jenkins has gone above and beyond what was expected in a realtor. He is the best, and I would highly recommend him whether buying or selling a home. A true professional.
-- Lee M.
David always had our best interest first and foremost. We felt that through the entire process of both buying and selling. You will not find a real estate agent who has more energy than David. He is always available, always willing to discuss questions or concerns, always willing to go out and see houses, and always patient. You want to trust that your real estate agent is your advocate and David is that person.
-- Suzanne D.
David was fantastic from the day we met through the closing. A truly hardworking problem solver who was accessible at all times and made the selling process seamless!
-- Keith T.
Simply the best Realtor you can have. Knowledgeable, helpful, ethical, and fair, David will give you his very best from start to finish. Extremely responsive, he provides a sense of security and partnership throughout the negotiations and closing processes. He takes his own photos for the listing and they are excellent and thoughtfully presented. His familiarity with the market results in effective pricing and market timing. He is a good guy with a sense of humor who loves what he does and wants his clients to be happy. You canâ€™t go wrong with David Jenkins. Highly recommend.
-- Shawnee P.
David is beyond fantastic! Selling our house was as easy as it could be, thanks to him. He was patient with us when we needed him to be and jumped in to help without us even asking. He helped our painter finish painting our back porch steps, the night before the open house. He mowed our yard TWICE ( would just text me and ask "hey! I have 30 minutes and am going to be near your place, do you think you need a mow and could I could go by and mow the yard?") and was always ready to do what he thought needed to be done to get us a competitive price. When it came to purchasing our new house, he was always looking out for us. I found his opinion on the different houses we saw to be extremely valuable. He wasn't going to let us buy just any old house so he could get paid and move on. He wanted our new house to be the best house we could get, within our budget. He is knowledgeable about what a good air conditioner is, what the crawl space should look like (or not look like!), what kind of siding is best, etc. You name it, he knows his stuff when it comes to houses and everything in them. David is extremely prompt when answering texts or emails and makes you feel like you are his only client (when I know that is far from the truth!). I'm not sure when he sleeps... If you want to have the best home buying/selling experience, hire David. I was honestly sad when we closed on our new house because I knew it meant we wouldn't be talking to him and seeing him all the time! He is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him over and over!David helped me through all of the details of selling my house and spent quite a bit of time explaining the process. He brought in a staging expert to guide us in arranging furniture and removing clutter. It was listed only a total of 3 days before going under contract.
-- Cameron B.
David is the best real estate agent I have ever worked with.
-- Pradip P.
David was outstanding in every single way. He went over and above his normal realtor duties to ensure that the house was shown, sold, and that the deal was completely done right down to the closing. He was excellent at communicating with me on a regular basis. He was always available, I felt I could trust him. I was living out of the area while my house was on the market, and he took care of all my needs while I was away. He worked very hard to sell my house and did an outstanding job. He understands the market, and advised me on what I needed to do to ensure my house was sold and how to get help with the projects. He provided excellent recommendations for different projects on the house. He ensured the entire process went smoothly. I have never had a realtor that worked as hard as David did. I highly recommend him to anyone that is wanting to sell their home.
-- Erin S.
David was an outstanding realtor. My husband and I are first time homebuyers, and we needed a lot of assistance navigating the housing market. David was incredibly helpful and honest throughout the entire process and always had our best interests in mind. He never tried to push us towards making an offer, and he pointed out red flags in homes we were touring that could cost us in the long run. I noticed that many other realtors showing clients homes did not look under the home, in crawlspaces, and in attics to look for potential damage like David did. I will recommend David to all of our friends in the area who are looking to buy a home.
-- Kellie A.
David Jenkins is the finest (and hardest working) real estate professional we have ever known. He sold our house in a difficult period by going the extra mile in every dimension--staging, pricing, repairing, showing, marketing, and negotiating. He is as smart and knowledgable as anyone in the field (he has a Ph.D.), while being completely down-to-earth and honorable, respecting all sides when it came to some difficult choices. We cannot say enough about David, and we would be happy to talk with anyone about his merit and mettle.
-- Harry H.
David Jenkins is the best realtor! He went above and beyond finding a house for us. He took several very helpful videos for us when we could not make it out to Durham. He even went into crawl spaces for us. He has a great personality and we feel like we gained a friend in Durham. He got the house that was meant for us. I would highly recommend David to others.
-- Mary K.
David was a pleasure to work with, and we cannot recommend him more highly. He showed us houses that best met our needs and budget. He worked tirelessly to help us find our dream home. He even helped us after we bought our house find a great handyman. We have been in our house for three months and could not be happier.
-- Jeremy P.
My wife and I were first-time home buyers so we definitely had a steep learning curve as far as finding the right house. David was very helpful at all stages of our home search, always had our best interest, and offered his candid advice. David was prompt and thorough when responding to our questions regarding properties and it was nice having an experienced realtor working for us. Once we found a home it was nice having David streamline the entire process for us until we closed. If you’re looking for a house in the Raleigh/Durham area, David Jenkins is the realtor for you.
-- David M.
David helped me buy my first house which I LOVE and am beyond happy with. He was so incredibly patient and helpful! I have recommended him to multiple other friends and will definitely use him in the future. David has been working in the area for many years and will definitely point you in the right direction for your needs! Cannot recommend David Jenkins enough!
-- Cristina R.
We bought and sold with David after he was referred by a close friend. We got our new house for a steal, thanks to his negotiating skills. He also managed to get our old house sold for well-above asking price. He's not all business either; his funny, easy-going personality took a lot of the anxiety out of the buying/selling process. David has my highest recommendations for anyone looking for a real-estate agent.
-- Stuart S.
We were first time home buyers, and David patiently guided us every step of the way, from our first meeting, all the way to closing day. He is very responsive, and was always prompt in his communication - be it phone calls, text or email. David always has his customer's best interests at heart, and has a great eye for details. For every house showing, David would explain to us in detail the pros and cons of the property, and his vast real estate experience was invaluable in helping us decide what was best for us. We learned a lot ! David even offered to do video reviews of some houses that we were interested in, and that was a great time saver. We have 2 little kids (age 1 and 3), and David was always willing to work around our busy schedules. We trusted David's recommendations for home inspection, surveyors etc, and all of them were professional and did a great job. David Jenkins is a fantastic real estate agent, and he earns our highest recommendation. We had a great experience buying our first home with David's help.
-- Mario and Saritha A.
David Jenkins helped me find my first house. Throughout the process, he had my best interest at heart. The process of buying a house, especially for the first time, can be very stressful. David encouraged me to be patient and was confident he could find the house that was perfect for me. And he was right! Finally, that house came along and I made an offer. David did a great job helping me negotiate the contract (closing costs, repairs, etc.). David also recommended licensed contractors to do necessary repairs and kept me informed about the work status. He was always available via phone and email to answer all of my questions. David stayed on top of things; I never had to remind him or ask twice. He is an expert in his field. I would recommend him without any hesitation!!
-- Mila V.
We interviewed quite a few Realtors over the course of a month in preparation for selling our house, and David stood out amongst them all. David's extensive market knowledge and experience guided us in pricing and staging our home, and enabled our contract negotiations. Unlike other Realtors who came across as if they were trying to sell us a used car, David made us feel at ease throughout the entire process. Thanks to his enthusiasm and guidance, we sold our house in 5 days, and made an excellent profit as well.
-- Lisa W.
This was our first home buying experience, and hence, our first realtor. However, I cannot imagine that there could be someone who is more professional, responsive, helpful and pleasurable to work with than David. We were relocating to an area where we had little firsthand experience, and David made the entire experience enjoyable. Not only did he do a great job at the "normal" realtor things, e.g. find us a home, but he went so far past that. He spoke to our new neighbors to fish-out possible problems with a shared driveway, he managed 100% of the legwork for the inspections, he gave great, and balanced advice during the negotiation, and he even called the State Wildlife Commission to ask a question about how we intended to use some of the land! We had expected the process of getting our first house to be incredibly stressful, but working with David it was just the opposite. His style is to share his knowledge, and experience, not just his point of view, so we walked away from every decision feeling like we understood the factors involved, and how to make the right choice. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
-- Seth D.
My wife and I recently relocated to North Carolina and a good friend referred us to David Jenkins, emphasizing that David was extremely honest, knowledgeable and of very high integrity. After five weeks of almost daily home viewings with David, we found all that to be true and much more. We discovered from our first viewing that David would routinely explain to us all of the good points as well as all the concerns about each house we visited, which helped us immensely to see beyond the first overall impressions and identify the best prospects for our investment. He was also very flexible and patient with us (and our two energetic small children!) and tirelessly available to us despite his obviously busy schedule. When we finally did identify what was for us an ideal home, it was a bank foreclosure that was under bid. David provided us with key advice that made ours the winning bid, while still maintaining a very low bottom line. We have been in our new home now for six months and are so happy and thankful to be here. There is no doubt to me that, without David Jenkins on our side, it would not have turned out this way. Thank you so very much, David!
-- Kanha J.
A+++!! We're buyers, but David's keen eye to detail proves he's the best for buying AND selling (we plan to use him again). His personality is magnetic & he will fight for you. At 31 yrs old, we were looking for our first home. David Jenkins of Fonville Morisey was recommended to us by a friend, and even though his office is in Durham (we're in Raleigh, 25 minutes away), we reached out. After many tours (and lots of long trips for David), we've found our HOME! Please read the story. How do I begin? Ever have an experience SO positive that you want to just tell everybody online, but worry your report will sound contrived? That's David-- incredible. Calming & friendly, but dead honest and doesn't hold back-- which makes him invaluable (he's a problem-sniper!). His experience is clear from the start, and he LIVES his job with his trusty iPad always near (which allows us to make offers then & there, no paperwork). He comes with a strong contact list of excellent go-to people for handy-work, inspections, etc. We chose FMLending for financing, and David's collaboration with Julie Straub at FMLending has gotten us a near-perfect combination of APR, closing costs, and monthly payment. David's been ready at the drop of a hat to set up a tour anywhere, anytime. I've never questioned that I have his full attention-- a hard perception to pull off when I know we're not his only clients. The search has taken 5 months. Early on, we found a great house. We were outbid. Another, and again we were outbid. David should charge us for counseling, because he really got us through that. I lowered my expectations and viewed homes that were NOT right for us, and David insisted several times, "We can do better." We did. We're now under contract to close on our first home-- a beautiful 2 story in N Raleigh-- we still have David to guide us thru. Text him a question, he responds almost immediately. Email, mobile-- David's very accessible. Ask him anything, and expect he'll have or find the answer. Expect a unique charismatic personality & Southern charm. He's a family man, respectable, and a great human being. Thanks for reading this. Good luck!
-- Chadd P.
David Jenkins is definitely not your average real estate agent. He is absolutely fantastic! After our experience, we would strongly recommend David as your selling agent if you are motivated to sell your house quickly. It may take you some time to do the necessary things to get your home ready for the market; but if you follow David’s advice, you will have your best chance of getting it sold quickly. Our home sold in 4 days with multiple offers. David didn’t just give us a list of things to do and then put up a sign in our yard when we had finished the list. He worked WITH us! We mean that literally as he helped us move some heavy furniture from one room to another and helped to change out some of the door hardware from brass to nickel. We called him several times just for his advice and he was always helpful. He was available as often as we needed him. For the changes that are beyond the homeowner’s ability to accomplish, he knows the people you should contact to get things repaired at a reasonable price. You always have the option to go with someone else but we were very happy with everyone he recommended. David is a friendly person who is optimistic by nature. When he tells you what you need to do to have the best chance of a quick sell, he doesn’t overly pressure you to do every item. He does, however, let you know what repairs/adjustments and staging ideas will help to make the sell happen sooner. We did just about everything he recommended and it sure worked out well for us. After we had finished all of our upgrades and had the staging complete, he spent several hours over a two-day period getting the photos to look as good as possible. When our sign went up, he got on the phone to other local realtors. We had 11 showings in the first 4 days and had three offers on the table the fourth night! Obviously, not every home will sell as quickly as ours did, but we believe that David Jenkins will give you the best advice and the best service of any agent in the Triangle.
-- Lynn G.
David was an invaluable help in finding our first home. In addition to chauffeuring us between the different properties we were viewing, David helped us find homes that we might want to view and greatly aided in our decision-making process by offering his honest opinions and considerable insight. We were not only non-local homebuyers, but out of state altogether. Our home-viewing schedule was limited by our work schedules and travel plans; David did his best to accommodate us, showing us homes on Saturdays and Sundays from early in the morning until near dark, arranging showings on the fly if we were attracted to a certain neighborhood, and showing us several great local coffee shops and pizza places to help us learn the ropes! He even sat up with us until 10:00 p.m. to compile an offer on a home since we were leaving the Triangle the next day. One of the homes on which we made an offer had a difficult seller situation--the seller was representing his own property as agent, and he was very inexperienced. The home required a couple major repairs before our lender would accept the paperwork, and the seller was uncooperative, making several unreasonable demands throughout the process. David remained professional and highly ethical throughout the whole mess, ensuring that our interests were maintained at the forefront. He obtained estimates of the necessary work through his vast network of contractor contacts, and helped us exit the contract gracefully when we decided it was time. David notified us of a price drop on the property we ultimately purchased--we had viewed it earlier and liked it but found it to be outside our price range. Because of his professional relationship with the seller's agent, we were able to get a fantastic deal on a lovely home. When an inspection (orchestrated through one of David's contacts) revealed that work was necessary, David got us five different quotes from both general contractors and specialists to help us decide on the level of work we wanted done before we bought the house and to aid us in presenting a stronger front to the seller. We closed on our lovely little home and we couldn't be happier! We owe many thanks to David and hope to continue to avail ourselves of a relationship with him to find other excellent service professionals throughout the Triangle.
-- Michael M.
In preparing to sell our home, we selected David Jenkins as a result of a personal recommendation. David guided us through the process every step of the way almost making us feel like we were his only customer. He was totally responsive any time of the day or night whether by text, email, or phone. His advice in preparing our home for sale was spot-on and the contractors he suggested were wonderful. They all spoke very highly of David and obviously have a lot of respect and admiration for him. When it came time to take pictures of our home to place on the market, he spent hours getting just the right light and angle. The results were fantastic and created a flurry of requests for showings as soon as it went on MLS. There were immediately two offers within two days and David did his magic to obtain a contract for above our asking price, quite an accomplishment. David then guided us through the closing process to completion. He is very thorough and excels at explaining any issues or kinks in the process, re-phrasing as necessary to ensure his customer's understanding. In summary, David is a true master at the art of selling real estate and never ceased to amaze us, especially with his attentiveness and attention to detail. He is very skillful at listening to his customers, being respectful of their wishes and then finding the best combination of what he knows will sell. David's knowledge, skill and experience very obviously attributed to the success we experienced. David far exceeded and went over and above our expectations for a real estate experience. David has our very highest recommendation to anyone who wants to sell their home quickly. We put our trust in him 100% and he more than fulfilled our expectations!
-- Patricia P.
This was my first experience at selling a house and Mr. Jenkins was professional and honest from the first meeting to the closing. Anytime I had to leave a message my call was returned within an hour. He provided excellent references for people to help fix-up the house and ready it for sale. I really can't say enough positive things about David and the way he conducts his business. We followed his advice and had multiple offers within 12 hours of the house being on the market. We ended up selling at well above the asking price. I enthusiastically recommend David Jenkins to anyone who is interested in a hard working, experienced, straight forward, proactive realtor.
-- Jason G.
David was the best buyer's agent that I have worked with to date. He was extremely punctual and always professional. He did a fantastic job of shepherding us through the purchasing process and ensured that our interests were represented. He was always available for questions and gave us the right answer (not always the one we wanted to hear) which is something I value highly. He also made several recommendations about financing, which I wish I had listened more closely too. As it was, I went with Bank of America against his recommendation and brought down upon myself a 3 month long epic ordeal of failure. In the end, we wound up bailing on BoA and going with a local bank who closed for us in 2 weeks! Wish I'd listened to David in the first place.
-- Davin S.
David is a first time home buyer's ideal agent. He spent countless hours with both myself and my wife going to every house that we found online (even though he probably knew they weren't going to be a good fit for us). He spent a significant amount of time getting to know us and finding out what we were looking for. He answers any emails or texts within minutes, no matter what the time, and was even willing to help us submit an offer while he was supposed to be on vacation. One of the things that I appreciated the most was that he was very willing to let us know which houses would be problematic to resale a few years down the road. As a first time home buyer, this was very helpful to learn about the different features of home construction and how they add to or detract from the homes value. David walked us through the entire home buying process, letting us know what to expect from each step including the search, the offer, the inspections, and finally the closing. He has a great network of inspectors, handymen, HVAC specialists, and exterminators that were all very efficient in getting the house examined during the due diligence period. I'm extremely happy that we chose to work with David as we were able to land just the type of house we were looking for in a great area. I'll certainly be using him as a seller's agent if/when we decide to move!
-- Zachry W.
David Jenkins is the BEST Realtor ever! We first listed our house with another Realtor and it did not sell in 6 months. Then David took over. He is a very personable and likable person to deal with and inspires trust and faith in his judgement. His advice on staging the home, his excellent and reasonable contractor contacts and his phenomenal photography paid off for us. We began having lots of showings and the house sold quickly. We cannot praise him highly enough.
-- Pete F.
David exceeded our expectations at every step of the home-buying process. My wife and I moved from Ohio to North Carolina last year, and rented a Condo while we got to know the area. When we felt the time was right to purchase our first home, we found David Jenkins through an internet review such as this one and gave him a call. He spent hours with us that evening explaining the home-buying process and answering all of our questions/concerns. The next day, he picked us up and we went and looked at several different homes (including ones that were not even on our list). Over the next couple of weeks, David was there every step of the way as we found our dream home, picked a lender, set up inspections, selected a moving company, and everything else that goes into buying a house. We highly recommend David Jenkins to all of our family and friends. He is extremely knowledgeable (we learned so much about real estate from him), flexible (he worked around our schedules and spent entire evenings showing us homes), and professional. He was quick to respond to our calls, texts, and voicemails, prompt for meetings, and an absolute joy to work with. Not only that, David has kept in contact with us weeks after closing, making sure everything is going well, answering any questions about home ownership, providing recommendations, and checking to make sure we are settled in to our new home.
-- Dustin L.
David Jenkins is by far the best realtor/broker we have ever worked with. Mr. Jenkins patiently helped us for over a year in searching countless properties for our home purchase. He was incredibly responsive to our requests to view homes, and spent dozens of hours with us going through multiple properties. He also has tremendous expertise with the business and legal aspects of real estate in North Carolina. If you are in a real estate negotiation, Mr. Jenkins is most certainly the person you want on your side (I rather pitied the sellers' agents, as they were definitely outgunned!). His instincts for making offers were spot on; when he advised us to hold tight on an offer, he was invariably right. I would not hesitate to recommend him, and we are incredibly grateful for his professionalism, his expertise, and his masterful skills in negotiation.
-- Evelyn L.
Look no further for the best realtor in town. We called David to help us sell our home, which we had tried to sell unsuccessfully once before. From start to finish David was there with solutions for every problem. Anything we needed done, he had fantastic recommendations for who to call - always great people and great prices too. David works tirelessly, often sleeping very little, making sure his clients are taken care of. He answers text, emails, and phone calls almost immediately no matter the time. If he doesn't know the answer, he will get it, and quickly. He spent countless hours helping us get our house ready for sale, and then helping us search for houses far and wide in the triangle. Thanks to his advice on paint, repairs, and staging our home sold very quickly in spite of it being on a huge hill and having older HVAC and roof. He is also very up to date technology wise, and can have you sign whatever needs signing right from your living room if need be. David was also great with our kids, friendly and patient even when they were worn out from seeing so many houses. Even now, after closing, he is still answering questions and helping us settle in. Our family found not only a great realtor in David Jenkins, but also a good friend. Whether you are looking to buy or to sell, call David. You will not regret it!
-- Jennifer O.
I honestly cannot say enough great things about David. My husband and I were moving from Virginia to Chapel Hill, NC and we were in the market for our very first home. We sent him an email introducing ourselves, and our basic needs. He responded promptly that afternoon. After a few email exchanges we felt that David was the guy for us. He was prompt, thorough, knowledgeable, responsive, informative and most of all FUN! He showed us lots of homes that met our criteria until we found the one that we loved. I am known for asking lots of questions. He was a delight for putting up with me, and gracefully helping us through the process. I always felt like I knew what stage of the game we were at, and what was coming next. Then came the fun part...negotiations. David was a dream at negotiations, and we ended up with an amazing house and an even better deal. For an agent that is as busy as he is, I never once felt like we were second hand to anything. When it comes time to sell our house, David will be the only realtor I will call.
-- Katherine B.
David Jenkins is an absolutely superb real estate agent! We moved from Alexandria, VA and relied on David to find us the right house for the right price, and in a very short time period. He delivered on every account. He listened to what we wanted and took us to the properties that fulfilled our wants - no games of any kind. He worked tirelessly for us and had our best interests in mind. He helped us weigh the pros and cons of each property in a very honest and straightforward manner. Even when we thought we had found the right home, he said let's look at another property he thought we should consider - it turned out to be the exact home we wanted! I can not recommend him highly enough.
-- Thomas H.
From start to finish, David was extremely meticulous, honest, vigorous, punctual, and available at all hours of the day and night - and even on his vacation. A lot of realtors say they work hard, and many of them probably do, but you had first hand evidence that David was working very hard for you! (while simultaneously juggling 8-9 other clients (if I recall correctly - it may have been more)). Not that you should call him at all hours, but we would get emails from him at 2:00 am and then again at 5:30 am! He knows the system in and out and very thoroughly answers all your questions patiently and respectfully. I would say that having David work for you was almost like have your own attorney by your side. He was particularly adept with his Ipad and PDF expert program which allowed him to carefully track and send all the documents electronically - quickly! The whole process was relatively smooth and in several instances, we took David's advice based on his statistics of certain occurrences and we were glad we did as the house sold in 2 weeks. Thank you David!
-- Rebecca L.
“I had many fears about buying a house after hearing friend's and co-worker's horror stories for years, all while we were renting. David was extremely professional and able to walk us through the entire process top to bottom, every step of the way. Not only was he knowledgeable about home buying, but he was able to talk us through the mortgage, the home inspection, pros/cons of various home construction materials, and even how he would do a repair/improvement if it was his home. What most impressed me about David was how willing he was to go out of his way to help us, and I'm not just talking about finding a house and filling out paper work. On two occasions, with almost no notice, he was willing to drive across town just to let both sets of our parents into the house pre-closing so they could see it while they were in town. After closing, I asked him what happened to a trash pile that the seller had left at the house on day OF closing. It turned out that David had been kind enough to grab his station wagon and move the entire trash pile for me while I was at work. I would recommend him to anyone.”
-- Ben S.
We were relocating across the country to Durham and also buying our first home. To say that the process was overwhelming for us is an understatement. Thank goodness we found David. He is experienced, incredibly knowledgeable, honest, realistic and supportive. Before we would even step inside a house, he would point out issues with roofs, windows, siding, the quality of the AC units, etc. He would even get into the crawl space and look around! He would then do the same thing inside noting issues with the layout, kitchen design, bathrooms, possible interior renovations, etc. When we found "the" house, he jumped right on it, calling the seller's realtor right then and there and determining our chances at beating out another offer. Thanks to his skill and advice, we were under contract in less than 24 hours! But he doesn't stop there: he has recommendations for inspectors, contractors, HVAC techs, etc. He will give you a few names so that you don't feel pressured to use a particular person. He also connected us with outstanding lawyers and an excellent mortgage broker. Thanks to David and everyone he recommended our cross country purchase went off without a glitch. We can’t recommend him highly enough.
-- Teresa O.
David was the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. He was extremely responsive, professional and knowledgeable. He responded quickly to all of my emails and text messages, displayed great attention to detail, and has an extensive network of skilled contractors. He was a true problem solver. Due to his experience in the real estate market, my house sold very quickly for the asking price. I highly recommend him.
-- Suzanne M.
David is hands down the best realtor I've ever worked with. He told me openly and honestly what price he thought we could get for my townhouse and that it would sell in a month. We got it under contract within 3 weeks. Even then he continued to show the property to try to secure a back up offer on it! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to sell!
-- Matthew S.
David has been so incredibly helpful that we will not hesitate to call him again and recommending him to others is a pleasure. David met with us the very afternoon that we called him; he had excellent advice for what we needed to do to get our home ready for showing and there was no pressure to list immediately. His recommendations for an inspector, roofer & handyman were all excellent as was his staging advice. When we did list with David he took some wonderful professional photos, which garnered 12 showings in 2 1/2 days and by the end of the 3rd day we had a great offer. Thank you, David!
-- Rosemary H.
David deftly guided us through the process of selling my mom's house. He is smart, hardworking and easy to work with. He has a network of painters, electricians, etc, and their work was high quality, timely and reasonably priced. We are so pleased with his work and are very glad we chose him. There is not one single thing about David's involvement that we could quibble with. We recommend him highly and would use him again in the future in a heartbeat!
-- Mary L.
David is the BEST. Our sale was long and drawn out because of problems with the buyers and with the loan company, but David stayed with it and managed to get the sale to go through. He kept us up to date even when we were out of the country. And he is so personable. In the end the buyers were happy and we were happy and all thanks to David. We will use him again if we sell or buy a house. Thank you so very much David!
-- Patricia P.
David was absolutely great to work with. We told him the kind of house and what we were comfortable in terms of price and he found us the perfect kind of house at the exact price range we wanted. He explained every step of the process and spent quality time not only showing us the houses but discussing the pros/cons of each for now and for the future. All in all we saw about 40 houses before we found ours. At one point we were willing to spend more but David kept us on track and we bought at our initial price range. We are completely blown away by his responsiveness; he would respond in a short timeframe even at odd hours. We are extremely happy with the whole process and the fact that he listened and understood what exactly we wanted in our house. He helped us with finding reliable service providers we needed through the whole process and worked with us through all our constraints. He followed up even after the closing to make sure we had everything we required. We would use him again in a heartbeat for any other real estate transaction we might have.
-- Sagar D.
Dave Jenkins managed our house purchase in Chapel Hill. Our experience was complicated because we were relocating from Michigan and, after two house hunting trips, we decided to build a custom house rather than buy. Dave was an asset and an advocate every step of the way...even when we totally changed directions. We found Dave on Angie's List and quickly realized that the accolades he earned from his previous customers are true and totally deserved. Dave was responsive, working with us remotely and making himself available whenever we could get to the area for house hunting. When we decided to build, he slogged through the rain to walk open lots for us. He demonstrated real creativity in providing the data we needed to make decisions from a thousand miles away. He even found a video resource who used a drone to record the layout of our lot (the video had music!). He made videos of houses showing us features we might incorporate into our own design. Dave is a very smart man and a very good person. He listens carefully and pulls on his extensive knowledge of the area to generate options. As we moved through the process, we found that we were not his only fans. He is deeply respected in the community for his integrity as well as his good humor and good sense. We got the house we wanted at the price we wanted to pay in the location we had picked. Dave Jenkins helped us put it all together. He's an AWESOME ALLY to have on your side: He knows the area, he knows the market, he knows the business, and he knows people. He is the champion you want on your team.
-- Cynthia W.
David was all that we could have hoped for in a real estate agent and more. In our opinion, he went well above and beyond the call of duty in advising us on how to prepare our house for sale, working with inspectors and contractors to perform needed repairs and recommended improvements, researching the market, helping us set a fair price (which was more than we originally hoped for), photographing our house to its best advantage, showing it to potential buyers, negotiating with the eventual buyer once a contract was signed, and closing the sale. Based largely on his expert recommendations and prep work, the house sold the first day it was on the market and closed five weeks later without a hitch. Not only did he provide excellent professional service, he was a constant, calm reassurance all along the way. When we are ready to purchase another house in the Triangle area, David is most definitely the first person that we will call.
-- Jim C.
Mr. Jenkins was a phenomenal realtor for helping us sell our home. He's a go-getter, and uses many tools and networking to do his homework and know the market, costs, and homes on the market. He also gave us great advice on what we should and should not do to the house to improve the marketability, within our budget, and he took professional photos himself for marketing. We HIGHLY recommend him.
-- Melissa P.
We contacted David after reading some reviews on Angie's list. He responded quickly and we got in touch very soon after. Our situation is a little difficult because we had to move quickly abroad and wanted someone we can trust and had a great reputation. We got everything we were looking for. First Davis provided some input how to present the house including a designer. After putting everything together what was recommended David took some beautiful pictures inside and outside of our house. When he put the house on market we got 3 offers within 24-48h, what was quite shocking considering it was in October. Now the closing was in December, we moved in November to Europe. But it wasn't a big deal. David took care of everything, all the documents, the necessary inspections and services requested by the buyer. I can not imagine having someone better then him. Overall, if you are looking for someone who knows to sell a house the best way possible David is the right person to talk to! If we ever come back to NC, there is doubt who we will hire to buy or sell a house again. Thanks David!
-- Kathleen R.
David was very helpful throughout the process of finding, buying and settling down in our new home. He always responded to our texts, emails and phone calls immediately no matter what time/day it was. While we were viewing potential homes, he pointed out not only the positive but also the negative things about the house and the environment, which sometimes we may not even notice. He is very knowledgeable about the real estate market, is very patient, and would go out of his way to help. Even after closing, he still made sure that things that were not working were fixed and would stay on top of it until the job was completed. David is very hardworking and reliable. He is one of the best real estate agents we've ever had. We highly recommend him to anyone!
-- Molly T.
To Whom it May Concern: I am writing to highly recommend David Jenkins, real estate broker for Fonville Morisey. This past spring, my husband and I hired David to assist us with the sale of our home in Durham. David was recommended to us by a friend who he had helped purchase a home. We were thrilled with his attentive service, knowledge of the real estate market, and commitment to seeing our deal through to a successful completion. I first met David when I asked him to come to our home and advise us on how to prepare the house for sale. He spent two hours at our house carefully examining each room and the exterior to make suggestions about how to present our home in the most positive way for sale. When we finished decluttering, cleaning and painting he returned, again spending several hours at our house taking photos and measuring the house to prepare for listing. David did a wonderful job of presenting the house and as a result it sold after only 8 days for full asking price. David was also helpful in the negotiation process, providing solid advice on how to receive the best price for our home. During the entire process, David was always available to us by phone, text, e-mail and in person. I’m sure he was working with other clients during this time but it felt like we were the only ones! Overall, I could not think of a better person or agent to have had represent us, and I recommend David Jenkins without reservation.
-- Gina H.
David first met with us several months before we sold. We knew we would need to update the house, and he (and a stager he recommended) provided insightful input on what to renovate, how to renovate it for best market appeal - and on what we shouldn't bother doing. He corresponded or met with us regularly to update on the market situation, and helped us decide on what the right time and price for market entry were. We ended up choosing late February to sell - not an intuitive choice, but we trusted David and his feeling for the pulse of the local housing situation. Our house sold in 3 days, at higher than asking price due to multiple offers. Some of this might have been luck, but I think most of the credit goes to David. He was so in touch with the market, and had so carefully strategized how we were going to do thing, and it paid off big-time. In addition to his excellent professional attributes, David is incredibly nice to work with: smart, articulate, charming and funny. We're looking forward to staying in touch with him. In summary, David is the best realtor we've worked with or seen. He's really good at advance planning and strategy for selling, has a great intuition for the market and optimal listing date/price, and he's delightful to work with. Couldn't recommend him more highly!
-- Nathaniel F.
David is an excellent real estate agent who will meet and surpass your expectations! David was recommended to us by a friend and he helped us with both selling our house and buying another home. As a seller, you want an agent who can help you put the best product on the market and who is also understanding of what you can and cannot do to get your house ready for sale. David is the person for that. When he first met with us he walked through our house, letting us know what he thought we would need to do to sell our house quickly and for the best price. He discussed timing, presentation of the house, what we should do in terms of de-cluttering, painting, and repair work that should be done prior to listing our house. We never felt any pressure from David to do everything he suggested. He said we could do whatever we felt comfortable doing and what our budget would allow. David arranged for a stager (at his expense) to provide suggestions as well. We had our house pre-inspected, per David’s suggestion. He went over the report with us and helped us decide what we should address prior to listing our house for sale. Once we settled on which repairs we would do, David offered suggestions for contractors and painters – all of whom he had worked with for a number of years. When it came time to list our house for sale, David took beautiful pictures which showed our house at its best. We discussed the list price; he provided several options, discussing why we should or should not choose a certain list price. We never felt pressured to choose a certain price and we were comfortable with the list price that he suggested. David has such a wealth of experience and knowledge in real estate, and specifically in the Triangle, that we knew we couldn’t go wrong with his suggestion. He knew the best time to list the house – ours was listed on a Thursday with showings starting the next day – and we had about 20 showings on the first day. We went under contract the following Monday morning – with an offer above our list price. David dealt with all the back and forth during the time our house was under contract, always keeping us informed of everything. The whole process went smoothly and were very happy with the sale of our house. As a buyer, you want an agent who is willing to listen to what you want in a house, who has first-hand knowledge of the area, and who is not afraid to point out all the reasons why the house you might love is not the right house for you. David does all of this. We were very specific about what we wanted in a house, but initially not specific about the area. David was willing to show us houses all over the Triangle area – always ready to show houses when something new came on the market. At every house he would talk about the pros and cons – things that a buyer doesn’t have the expertise to see. But David never pressured us to buy or not buy a house. If we were really interested in a house, he would talk in depth about the house, the neighborhood, and what would make the house a good or bad choice. However, the decision was always ours to make; we never felt any pressure to make a decision about a house. When we finally decided to make an offer on a house (after seeing many, many houses!) David helped us figure out the best price the offer and negotiated what we considered to be a fair offer. When we went under contract, he immediately arranged for various inspections to be done – all with individuals or companies he had worked with for years. We trusted David so we trusted all of his recommendations. The process went smoothly thanks to the work David did for us and we are now in a home that we love!
-- Joe and Suzie D.
1304 Highway 54 West
Durham, NC 27707