Client Appreciation Event | Fall 2018


David and his team did a great job helping us sell and buy homes. Their experience and advice helped assure that our transactions were not only smooth and on time, but at a great bottom line. We highly recommend David to anyone looking for a professional realtor that cares about you and your family needs.
— Mark D. & Carin A.

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I highly recommend David. He is a personable, knowledgeable, effective, and highly responsive agent with excellent negotiation skills. Our home had been on the market with another agent for 9 months without a single offer. Our home was under contract one week after being listed with David. I wish we had used David to begin with.
— Irene H.

If you’re looking for a great Realtor and representative for selling your home, we highly recommend David Arustamian with Sotheby’s International Realty. David is an extremely hard worker and will do everything that he can possible do to sell your home. My husband and I were in the position of living out-of-state and trying to sell a home in Arizona. The first experience we had with a Realtor was not a positive one and we found ourselves in the hands of a Realtor that was just letting our home sit there and wasn’t doing anything to sell the home. The pictures that were taken were horrible. I mean everyone who saw them said, “There’s no way you’re going to sell your home with those pictures.” There weren’t very many pictures representing our home and they were not take by a professional photographer. They were taken with a cell phone and not at all complimentary in fact one walk-through room was completely missed. How I don’t know. We were in Phoenix for the funeral of a very close friend and we went in the house for one last time. The floors were dirty and there were clumps of dried orange and paper towel on the counter by the sink. We didn’t leave that there and since we had no cleaning items with us, we had to do the best we could. When we left the house was move-in ready. After we returned home, one of the Realtors’ co-workers even called us in the state we live in and asked to come over to the house to pick up the dead roaches in the bathrooms. How could we do this? We couldn’t. Well, fortunately our children were still in Phoenix after attending the funeral of our very dear friend and they went over and picked up the dead roaches. At this point, we thought we’ve got to find a new Realtor. At the end of 30 days, we had a list of 22 things that were wrong with how he was handling the listing. He agreed to let us out of the contract, which we did immediately. The first Realtor experience was a disaster. We then talked to several Realtors about how they would represent our home. When we finally found David, he made several suggestions to us. He said that pictures would be taken by a professional photographer and would represent the home in the best manner possible. I’m sure that David or his representatives took care of seeing that the house and the yards were kept up at no charge to us. We were so very grateful for this kindness. Since I am retired, and my husband is disabled, the proceeds from this sale were very important to us. We had two offers that were declined on the last day and this was very concerning to us. David continued to review contacts until the home was sold. He worked diligently to see that we received the highest price possible for our home. As he said, “Maybe the third time will be a charm.” It certainly was, and we even closed several days before the proposed closing date. David worked tirelessly for us in every undertaking to see our home. He deserved every penny of the commission that he earned. It wasn’t until I saw the company address that I realized he did business in Chandler and Scottsdale and traveled extensively to our home in Phoenix to see to everything. Both of us would highly recommend David for your next Realtor. He is a hard worker, diligent in working for the client, and focuses on the needs to the client to obtain the best price for the sale. We wish him much success in the Real Estate market and many years in representing various clients.
— Dan & Sharon V.

Unbelievable real estate agent amazingly helpful, honest hard working, we would recommend him to anyone.
— John & Dorothy T.

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David knew we were anxious to sell our house after it had been on the market for a while. David spent a lot of time with us and did a lot of research and comparisons to come up with a price that he knew would turn the deal around quickly. Once we listed with David we received and accepted an offer after only 5 days on the market. David did a good job through the entire closing process. I would highly recommend him.
— Nigel and Jenni B.

My wife and I decided to sell our home and went ahead and moved out of state. David handled it all for us. He has great energy and is always available. He communicated with us on all aspects of the sale and oversaw some minor work that needed to be done, saving us a lot of hassle. I would recommend David to anyone selling their home.
— Mitchell & Shirley C.
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David was an absolute pleasure to work with. He knew everything that was going on with selling my home. We were able to sell for asking price. He did his research in choosing our price range. He communicated in several methods (I.E email/text/phone). He used the methods I choose not the other way around. He had great technology for example when someone wanted to see my home I would get a text. I could book that time or suggest another. The professional photographer really brought to life my former home. I couldn’t speak more highly of David and our interactions. His team was also just as impressive. They were helpful and responsive.
— Jason W.

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Love, love, love this guy and his professionalism. The pictures they took of my house were absolutely stunning. The fact that he was always available even though he’s a busy person and I know he has other people to tend with, always made you feel like you were the only client he had. I highly recommend him.
— Isabel P.

We were very pleased with how you handled the showings for our house. You were always quick to get us feedback from the showings. We always felt well informed, and knew where we were in the process of purchasing and selling. Scott and I truly appreciate the time you took when showing us all the different properties. We never felt rushed or pushed into buying something we didn’t want. The knowledge you possess about the real estate market and business in general is very impressive. You not only were able to sell our home for our asking price, but you helped us purchase our dream home. You worked wonders to get us into see our home before it hit the market, and our offer was accepted. We never felt alone in the purchasing process. We still can’t believe we are here. It’s a dream come true. Scott and I are truly grateful for all of your help. Your attention to detail and dedication far surpasses others in your industry. Scott and I always felt confident knowing that you were working with us, and not for a commission.
— Scott and Charlie W.

We were very pleased with David. He went out of his way to help us. His responsiveness is remarkable. David puts your interest in his negotiations. By far the best agent we ever had.
— Martin & Vickie O.

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David is a extremely knowledgeable and professional realtor. He is very honest and forthcoming when purchasing or selling a home. He will work very hard and communicate with you through every step of the process. His knowledge of the real estate market will help both buyers and sellers negotiate top dollar for their homes. I would highly recommend David after he helped us sell and purchase our current home.
— Scott & Charlene W.

David helped us to find, negotiate and close on our new home. The whole process had challenges due to emotionally attached homeowners, an ill-informed appraiser and delays from our mortgage company (that moved SO slowly!) Even with all of those external factors, David helped to take the stress out of the process and keep us in contract. He was very involved and we could not have asked for anything better. I definitely suggest working with David and will be happy to refer friends and family his way.
— Stephanie & Chris H.

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David is a hardworking agent. He was extremely knowledgeable and thorough. His communication style was totally on point throughout the selling process. He out ranked the previous agents I came across. I was very impressed with his caring quality, which means a lot when dealing with clients. I definitely will seek him out again on my next home purchase.
— Arlene P.
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We wanted to sell our home of 16 years but were extremely anxious about the experience after our previous failed attempt was so negative, we held off for years and even tried to use internet based “no-hassle” agencies that were a complete let down and which only added to our stress. We learned about David and his dynamic team from his colleague Ari who was helping us look for a new home and we were impressed with his wholistic and focused approach to selling our home based on our needs. As two working parent with active kids we had a lot of demands, but he didn’t blink at our requests and was willing to work with us. The path just made sense. David took an active interest in our story and delivered on his promises, always present and always working toward our goals. Ultimately, our home was sold in record time, above listing price, with no open house, and showings on our schedule. David took care of all our needs and made good on his promises. We cannot recommend David and the Sotheby’s team enough. We trusted them and they delivered. Our home sale was an amazing and positive experience.
— Matt and Melinda H.

It was sweet destiny when David called. We had recently taken our house off the market after it failed to sell after 63 days on the market. We were extremely frustrated after having to dramatically drop the price. The agent we worked with had us list our house way too high. Every time we dropped the price it felt like money was being taken out of our pocket even though it wasn’t ours to begin with. It gave us a false sense of the profit to be made. Dropping the price also raises red flags with potential buyers. Naturally, the day it was taken off the market I had dozens of agents calling wanting to list it. Out of all the declined calls I for some reason answered one. David heard me out and all my frustrations and immediately had a plan of action. Everything he said made sense. The next step was trying to convince my ex-husband that David was the man for the job. Luckily, after meeting David, he agreed to have him list the property. David suggested a price for the house and my ex wanted to list it for more. Of course again it wasn’t selling. As soon as we listed it for what David suggested it sold immediately. He was spot on! Save yourself the headache of showing your house and listen to David! It is so important to list your house at the perfect price and David will help you get it sold!
— Carlee K.

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Very helpful all around and was always there and quick to respond whenever we had any issues or questions. Highly recommended to others who are in need of a reliable realtor.
— Cho & Joe K.

As first time seller who live outside USA, we needed someone who could frequently check and take care our house as well. David was doing a great job in finding a trustable handyman who fixed this and that in the house. David also helped us find a landscapper to make our backyard and frontyard always clean. David always quick in responding to our questions when we filled our Sellers Disclosure. We could easily contact him via whatsapp, skype, emails, international texts and calls. Although we have 12 hours different time we always communicated well. He updated us every week about the open houses he did for our house, how many calls he made for that week, how many people interested, how much their offer etc. We really were blessed to have David as our agent. He never gave up in finding the best offer for our house. He sold our house in less than 6 months.
— Henry S.

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David Arustamian first came to our attention when he listed a home down the street from us. The photographs on the Sotheby’s website were stunning and highlighted the home in an authentic and artful manner. The home sold very quickly. We were looking for a realtor to market our home, so we called David. David answered the phone on the first ring and we met with him the next day. He was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. He listened to our thoughts and goals and gave sage advice even before we listed the home with him. Being from the Boston area, we were additionally impressed with David’s degree from Babson College. Babson is highly regarded as one of the most competitive and prestigious entrepreneurship colleges in the United States. From the listing to the sale, David and his team delivered. Our home was listed on a Tuesday night, had its only open house on Thursday afternoon, and after receiving multiple offers, we accepted an over-asking price on Friday morning. Even during the close, David and Cori constantly checked in with us. We cannot recommend David and his team highly enough. They are true professionals who are responsive and inspire confidence in what can be an emotional period of time. Give them a call. They will enhance your selling experience!
— Chuck & Gayle S.

After having our house listed for a year with a different realtor and no offers, we took it off the market for a little while. When we relisted with David he had an offer within the first month! David comes to the house with each showing and makes sure everything is ready(turned on all the lights, opens all the doors,etc) and ensures a great showing. He doesn’t just sell the house, he sells the area. He’s very knowledgeable and personable and I would give him the highest recommendation. Thank you David!
— Frank & Carol F.

I would like to thank David Arustamian for his hard work, he was always honest and more focused on my needs by answering my questions and giving me good advice. I would recommend him to anyone.
— Diana A.

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After a falling out with a family member working as my realtor, I scheduled appointments with David and another realtor. After meeting David and listening to his presentation, I was immediately confident that he was the one I wanted to sell my home. In addition to being kind, friendly, and helpful, David is extremely professional and knowledgeable. He continually went above and beyond from day one. I was especially impressed that David was always available to answer and address all of my questions and concerns.
I was pleasantly surprised at how “off-hands” I was with the whole process. David took care of everything and consistently checked in with me at least twice each week. I admire and respect the fact that David sees the value in each home and he treats each sale with the same level of importance, regardless of the asking price. He truly is exceptional and I will gladly recommend him to my family and friends.
— Keli K.

I would hire David again if I had other properties to sell. David was standing out as the best agent to us. One day I received a call from David, a so called cold call ;-), he asked me if I was interested in selling our property that was advertised for rent. There were other cold callers as well before him. Unlike the others who just looked at my posted photos and then wanted me to sign the agent-client contract at very beginning, he stood out with his professionalism by first coming to look at the property, and then provided candidate feedbacks afterwards in a timely fashion. He never initiated asking me to sign a contract with him during that time. It all came naturally for us to bring up signing the contract with him. David has demonstrated that “time is essential”. Once received our signed contract, he immediately hired and sent in a photographer to take pictures for the listing. By the way, the photographer he hired was among the best, as the pictures produced by the photographer had exemplified the beauty of my property. David has demonstrated great skills in negotiating with prospective buyers for us. For example, he automatically called out to the buyer agents asking their best possible offers, telling them there were already multiple offers in place. This action alone showed that David was proactively negotiating the best result for us as seller. David also proactively calling up the buyers’s mortgage company to make sure the buyers who made offers do not have any problem for getting a loan to buy my property. David also has a great team helping him market for our property. One of them is Cori. She always kept me informed during the listing and closing time. If you are like us as being out of the local place and need a seller’s agent, I recommend you hire David as he will be the best one helping sellers who are out-of-town owners.
— Joe C.

I know being in the real estate business can sometimes be very challenging. Finding the right house for a particular client can be very time consuming. During the past few years, David has been patient, thorough, and helped me realize why I chose David to find my wife and I our next house. David’s attentiveness, quick response, and attention to detail should be a staple to all real estate agents out there. I feel fortunate and grateful to have someone like David as my agent. Thank you again.
— John & Pamela P.

As a Disabled Veteran, a first time home buyer using my VA loan, and living in a different state than where I was buying a home at, I was very nervous about going through the home purchasing process . After talking to David, and working the steps of buying a home, David quickly put my anxieties to rest. David walked me through the home purchasing process thoroughly, and was on call day and night to answer any and all questions or concerns that I had. Being from a military background, I have a “no excuses” mindset, and respect has to be earned with me. I can assure you that David has earned not only my respect, but also my trust. There were times when I became frustrated and David was understanding and worked with me through those times. David went above and beyond the call of duty that I expected from a realtor, working with my federal fiduciary and numerous others involved in the VA loan home purchasing experience. As most of us know in the military, things can be very bureaucratic, and there were many instances where I thought I may lose the chance to get the home of my dreams because of VA paperwork, but again, David worked tirelessly to negotiate with the lender and the seller to get things done. I am so very relieved that I now have my dream home in a beautiful state, at a great price, all because of David’s integrity, work ethic, and “make it happen” attitude when it comes to satisfying all of his clients demands. I will recommend David to all of my friends and family if they ever decide to purchase or sell a home. David is absolutely the ONLY realtor that I will work with in the future if i decide that I need one. He has earned every bit of praise, respect and trust that he has shown to me these last couple months. He even went so far as to welcome me into my new home by having a welcome home note, and a case of beverages that I can enjoy while I relax in my new pool! I highly recommend that you consider using the best realtor in Arizona, David Arustamian.
— Michael K.
David and his team were very knowledgeable and responsive in this process. I would definitely recommend using them to purchase or sell a home or property.
— Don N.

David Arustamian was my real state agent who helped me understand the whole process of buying my first home in 2011. Before I met David, I dealt many other agents, but with David I could establish a strong relationship and trust him in helping me make such a big decision of buying my first house. At this time, my husband was in Australia and I had to make all decisions alone and I needed a person who could lead me and support me during this difficult time. David was very responsible and always on-time responding to my emails and calls. He is a real professional yet at the same time friendly and person. He would take his time driving long distances, showing me many houses until I found the one that I could afford to buy. Then we found a Victorian House with so much character.
Now it has been 4 years of me living in this house and I did lots of work to be able to live in this old nice museum. I’ve always enjoyed my time in this house and I now realize that I made a great choice of buying this house. I always will be grateful to David and I will always remember his professional services and friendly support of assisting me with buying my first house. I strongly recommend David to anyone who decides to have an agent in buying a house.
With the person like David you will have a great confidence and support. Thank you David.
— Christie S.

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What a great experience after being on the market for over 9 months. David was professional and lead the way to a successful, quick, sale. Would recommend him to anyone in the area.
— Mike H.

This was my first experience selling a home. A life changing event caused me to sell my home. David’s professionalism steered the way to a great sale and experience. Throughout the process of selling my home, David went out of his way to ensure every step was properly covered and understood. His expertise made communication easy and open to understand. I rate David amoungst the top.
— Grace B.

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Second house David has listed and sold for me within two months. Once again, a thorough analysis of the market by him to set a listing price. And, I’m very happy to say, a very quick sale for over asking! Couldn’t be happier. Almost wish I had another home for David to list!
— Dirk P.

David was wonderful to work with! I appreciated that he really listened to what we wanted and worked with us as a partner. We received very timely updates with everything he was doing to promote and sell our property which really helped to keep us in the loop. From these updates it was clear that he is not someone to sit back and wait for an offer but rather is the type of realtor who is very active in trying to sell the property. As anyone who has ever sold a house knows, the process is stressful and David helped keep things in perspective to reduce some of that stress. If we were still in AZ we would use him again in a heartbeat.
— Sarah H.

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David was my right arm in the sale of my house. He was very detailed oriented, presented himself professionally at all times and was constantly reassuring when I had questions. I would recommend David to anyone seeking to sell their home or in the buying market.
— Linda D.

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David was highly engaged in all aspects of our home buying experience. He was extremely responsive and aggressively negotiated on our behalf. Since we were moving to Arizona from out of state on short notice, I truly believe that we presented a difficult scenario. David managed everything in stride including a short-term rental lease while we were waiting to close on the sale of our house in New Mexico and the purchase of our house in Arizona. We couldn’t be happier with David and will recommend him to all of our friends for their future real estate needs.
— Michael & Jennifer V.

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David was such a joy to work. He kept us informed on a daily basis. He was professional but not stuffy. Very kind and helpful. The day after David got our listing, he had a photographer out taking pictures. Plus he got someone to take aerial shots using a drone. We had showings within a couple of days. Very impressed with everything about David and his work ethics. He contacts us every now and then just to see how things are going.
— Sandy & Bob E.

David did a great job selling our property. He was aggressive and creative in his approach to selling our remodeled log cabin home in Queen Creek that was beautiful, but not everyone’s cup of tea. We’re so glad we hired him!
— Randy C.

David was extremely patient in showing me over 10 properties and putting in 5 offers over ask from 2013 to 2015. Despite going well over ask with 20% down, we just couldn’t match the all cash offers out there, however despite that, David was always willing to work with me on the next property. Once I get back into the real estate market, he will be the first person I call. His knowledge, patience and network make him a valuable asset to have on your team.
— Dayne T. & Allison H.

Being an out of state seller and already having a bad experience with a real estate agent (cancelled listing) I had a hard time trusting anyone with the sale of my home. Thankfully, I was referred to David by a friend of mine in California. David handled it all from the first call we had, making the process as easy as could be by offering excellent communication and making sure I was always informed as to the market, showings and feedback. David got me an accepted contract on the 10th day of hitting the market. Highly recommended and appreciated of care, work ethic and attention to detail!
— Michelle I.

We met with a total of five real estate agents before deciding to list our home with David Arustamian and Russ Lyon/ Sotheby’s International Realty. David is confident, but does not “pat himself on the back” with what he’s accomplished, as did some of the other five agents. He came well prepared, and explained what he would do for us. He spent a lot of time talking with us to determine the details of selling our house, making sure we were ready, down to the smallest aspects. He was quick to arrange for photos, a virtual tour, an excellent description of our house, and many other details associated with listing a house. He was always well dressed and professional. He is a personable, genuinely sincere man. He made us feel comfortable through the entire process. Whenever we called, emailed, or sent David a text, his response was quick. If he could not immediately call us back, he let us know he would contact us as soon as possible, and it was always only a brief time before he returned our call, and/or answered our questions. We would definitely, 100% for sure, refer David Arustamian to friends, family, or anyone we know in need of a real estate agent. And we would certainly use David again if the need were to arise!!
— Nancy M. & John E.

David made the buying process stress free. He was professional and his advise was appreciated. He knew the area well and explained everything throughout the process completely. I would highly recommend him if your in the market for Real Estate.
— Lisa M.

When a different realtor was unable to sell her home after having it listed for almost a year, David contacted us. He was very familiar with the area and felt confident he could sell our home. We did not have to invest money in upgrades and followed his sound advice. David kept his word and sold our house within 60 days at full asking price! His knowledge of the area and his commitment to customer service showed his dedication and commitment! Thank you David!
— Carol & Frank F.