Having worked with several realtors over the years buying and selling different properties, I cannot recommend anyone more competent and pleasant to work with than David Matiru. He sold my home within a few days and went over and above assisting me in downsizing to a condo. He is a man of integrity, very personable, a family man, businessman and highly professional.
He has his finger on the pulse of the market and seems to know immediately which properties are listed or will be listed before they are even on the market. Since I wanted to live in a very specific area and after looking at several properties, I decided to buy into a pre-sale condo building. David went above and beyond the call of duty through all of the challenges and delays that went along with that. His expertise and experience in all facets of real estate are more than impressive. Always at the other end of the phone or replying to texts almost instantly, he has been with me every step of the way with all that goes along with buying into a newly built property. I have recently moved in, and he is still very accessible in answering questions I may have.
David and Alexa were professional, knowledgeable and empathetic during the recent sale of my late Father's home. David brought a detailed market analysis in regards to the value of the property but also worked with us closely to understand our intentions for the sale. Both David and Alexa followed up with detailed information after each showing, going above and beyond to work with us while also sharing their expertise of the real estate market to ensure that we made the right decision in terms of offers presented to us. I would highly recommend both David and Alexa to anyone looking at selling or purchasing a new home. I will forever be grateful for their help during this difficult process of selling the family home. - Kim
We had the pleasure of working with both David and Alexa when looking for a family property. They are both great to work with, easy to talk to, and made the whole process efficient and highly successful - we got a recreation home we love. Both respond quickly to mails and texts, and obviously have expertise and many contacts. They were able to arrange multiple Whistler showings on really short notice, and we had a great time touring with Alexa. They continue to follow up after the purchase to help with any loose ends and questions we might have. We can't imagine a better real estate experience and wouldn't hesitate to recommend David and Alexa.
- Carole McClean
I've had the pleasure of knowing David for over 20 years. When it came time to identifying a real estate professional to guide us through the challenge of our first house purchase, I didn't hesitate to contact him. He took the time to understand our parameters and navigated us through the process of finding and buying the house. His knowledge of the North Shore market, sound advice, patience, accessibility, and advocacy on our behalf, were all assets to us. We love our new home!
Thank you, David and the Den Real Estate!
- Besh D.
I cannot recommend working with David and The Den Real Estate group enough! I had an excellent experience buying my first place through this group. David was patient, attended nearly all of my many viewings, quick to respond to correspondence, and is extremely knowledgeable about the market and the north shore neighbourhoods. Professional, kind, and clearly dedicated to their jobs; if you're looking to sell or buy, this is the team you want to work with!
- Elissa Keith
I met Alexa almost 10 years ago while working with her at Anthem Properties. Alexa is a consummate professional, with a relentless work ethic, and always delivers on her commitments. She has intrinsic leadership skills, is approachable, and very relatable.
With over 20 years of experience in real estate, design and home building Alexa has established a strong foundation and network to ensure she is set up for continued success in this next chapter of her career.
What makes Alexa unlike others is her depth of real estate knowledge, her keen eye for great space, the acumen to put the deals together, and her inherent strength to connect with people. She’s as well liked by all, as she is trusted. I would happily recommend Alexa to anyone I know, love and trust.
- ELVA KIM- VP Residential Sales and Marketing Anthem Properties
We had the pleasure of working with David to help us sell our home and find a new home. We interviewed 2 other realtors and found David to be the most honest, calm, and authentic realtor. True to his word, and not misleading. In the end, he followed thru and helped every step of the way, even after our home was sold and we bought another home. He worked very hard to assist us and guide us into the right home that fits within our family needs, and budget. We would not hesitate to recommend David to anyone looking to sell or buy a home.
- RICHARD AND TERESA
Alexa’s knowledge of real estate and design make her an invaluable asset to any team. I wholeheartedly recommend taking the opportunity to work with her. Alexa’s honesty , integrity, fairness and positivity put her in a class unto herself. It is when intense negotiations are on the table, and they are handled directly but without losing her sense of humour that those who met her will say “There is something about Alexa”.
- MR BAKER
From our first meeting up until our move-in day, Dave demonstrated outstanding market knowledge, enthusiasm, integrity, and professionalism. We felt no pressure, only the company of a trusted partner to guide us. We are now settled and ecstatic with our purchase and we will continue to recommend Dave to anyone we know seeking a reliable, hard-working, and honest realtor. We can’t thank you enough, Dave!
- MARNE AND BRYAN
Kent and I were honoured to have had the opportunity to work with you. Moving across the country was a big decision for us and you helped to make the process of deciding to list to the sale of our home seamless. Your level of professionalism was appreciated but perhaps, even more, was your honour and level of trust you developed with us. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you, Dave. Thank you!
- VERITY AND KENT
David helped me in my settlement in Canada, he took his time to make sure he kept us posted on any listings that may have suited us even prior to our arrival. He accurately determined our family's needs and affordability, he always recommended what really fit our needs and always showed us something within our criteria, never wasting our time. His advice on the renovations that would enhance our resale value was priceless during my big remodeling, thanks, David.
When Alexa approached me to say a few words about working with her, I welcomed the opportunity. It is rare in this life let alone our business that one is fortunate enough to connect with someone like Alexa. Alexa is an accomplished business person, an entrepreneur, a designer, and above all else a mother of 4 and wife of 1. For anyone to accomplish any one of these things on there own is a feat. To accomplish them all is truly remarkable. Alexa is an understanding, compassionate and highly intelligent woman. Alexa’s attention to detail is second to done all while not losing sight of the big picture. Alexa is perhaps the most versatile and hardworking individuals we have ever worked with. Through multiple projects of her own and various projects working with clients, I have had first hand experience with Alexa for the past 6-7 years and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great realtor.
- MITCHELL : Owner, Karnak Pro Builders
My wife and I have bought/sold 13 homes in the past 10 years. As a result, we have had the opportunity to work with a variety of realtors. When we moved to the North Shore 5 years ago, we met David Matiru. He has been instrumental in our real estate success on the North Shore. David has vast knowledge and experience of the north shore market, coupled with a great work ethic and tremendous integrity. David always has the client’s best interest in mind. He is well-liked and highly respected amongst his peers. I’ve referred David to several close friends, all of them have had a similarly positive experience working with him. If you are presently looking to sell or purchase a home… I recommend David Matiru, with great confidence.
- HAMID AND RACHEL
David adds a calming presence to both the buying and selling process. He offers knowledgeable and well-considered advice and is always responsive and timely. When it was time to make an offer, he was on point until we got just the place we wanted
- MIKE AND AMY
I’ve worked in the real estate and development industry for over 20 years at least 8 of which were working closely with Alexa. She has extensive experience as an executive member of a large real estate-focused organization as well as personal, hands-on experience as a home builder and developer. To say that real estate is a passion of hers would be an understatement. She is bright, conscientious, and determined. She has her finger on the pulse of the market and can add value from every aspect of the process, including the two most important: the family, and the investment. I would highly recommend her to anyone thinking of buying or selling their property.
- STUART KERR : Principal Analogue Projects
I met David Matiru last year when my mother and I were looking at a home to buy. My mother had sold her house in West Vancouver and we were looking at the possibility of buying a property together so she would live with my husband, 3 children, and myself. Looking for a home is not always easy and I always felt a lot of pressure from the agents we have used in the past. We decided not to choose an agent and just look at homes that had open houses. One of the homes we looked at David Matiru was showing. He was so kind and never pushed us for answers and simply let us look around. After we saw the home I explained our situation. We looked again the following weekend taking my husband to see the home. David just let us do our thing without pressuring us. We decided to make an offer and asked David if he would be our agent. David was a pleasure to work with, he explained everything clearly and made himself available to us when we had questions or simply needed to look at the home again. I would recommend David Matiru as an agent. You won’t be disappointed!
We had a fantastic experience with David as we looked to sell our Lower Lonsdale condo and move into something larger for our growing family. One meeting was all it took for David to fully understand what we were looking for, both in a sale and in a purchase. He has a sharp understanding of the market and was able to seamlessly guide us through this major life transition. We were taking this big step with an infant, and he was very accommodating with our baby-based schedule. Perhaps the most valuable of all, David always had a smile on his face and a warm welcome. We will use him again and will encourage others to do so as well.
I highly recommend Alexa as a realtor and I’ve been fortunate to work with Alexa for many years. Alexa has an incredible portfolio of custom home building for clients, years of renovation projects as well as a background in both commercial and residential real estate. Alexa will have more than most to bring to the table when navigating through the real estate market. With such a diverse knowledge of real estate, strong negotiation skills, being a good listener, the ability to understand someone’s needs plus has a network of industry contacts to further service her clients, check all the boxes. Alexa has an incredible reputation and it’s no wonder this path had lead her to the role of a real estate agent, to help others achieve their real estate goals.
- CARONNE MARINO : Engel and Volkers
I have dealt with David Matiru on multiple real estate transactions. David is an exceptional realtor. He is professional, exceedingly knowledgeable regarding all aspects of the market and product, friendly, and overall a pleasure to deal with. when using David for any of your real estate requirements (listing or buying) you are in the best, most capable hands in the business. Throughout the entire process, David will work harder than anyone and put your interests first, ensuring successful results.
David has been my realtor for my last two home purchases! He was introduced to me for my first purchase and I’m so grateful. When I decided to move again, it was a no brainer to contact him! Honestly, I wouldn’t want anyone else by my side helping me make these big decisions!! He listens. He works hard. And he knows the market!!! Thanks again, David!
I couldn’t recommend David enough for anyone looking for peace of mind when buying or selling a home. He is a true professional; extremely knowledgeable, trustworthy and works hard for all his clients. Anyone looking to sell or purchase a home would be lucky to work with David.
As someone who works with companies all around the globe, I can honestly say that David and the team are world-class! David’s professionalism and expertise really set him above others. He was really able to contribute to the decision-making around my recent purchase with his extensive knowledge about the market, schools, and various neighbourhood features. His negotiation skills and attention to detail really impressed me. David made sure that everything went smoothly and helped with all aspects of the purchase, move, and getting settled into our new home. Thank you, David!
David has been my realtor for the past 12 years... and the 8 real estate transactions we have achieved in that time. He is a man of great integrity and compassion, as well as being an accomplished realtor, who is respected by his peers, dedicated to his clients, and highly capable and passionate about his work. I've trusted David with our family's well-being... and our financial success... one of the best real estate decisions I have ever made.
David was our realtor for the recent purchase of our house in North Vancouver. We would recommend him without hesitation- he played a huge part in getting us into our dream home. David was able to connect us with the builder-- months prior to the house hitting the market and at a stage where we were still able to customize the house to make it feel like our own from day one. It was clear from day one that David is well connected and respected amongst other realtors and builders in the area. David's advice along the way has been indispensable. This is our first brand new house and he helped us navigate building choices and the building process which was a huge benefit. He is candid and looks out for his clients, which has not been our experience with all realtors. He is responsive, professional, and a pleasure to work with. In short, you won't regret choosing to work with David.
- CIMI AND SHANE
David recently helped my wife and I find a beautiful home. He's been a pleasure to work with! Very charismatic, thorough throughout the whole process, and always giving very good advice that would meet our best interest. He is also highly knowledgeable in the North Shore market! He found a home for us that was outside of what we had personally searched ourselves and at a great price drop - so I felt he got to know us and what we were looking for very well and really helped us find our dream home beyond what we could have found ourselves. I highly recommend him as an agent!
David and his teams were the sales and marketing agents for our North Vancouver project, the 10 Plums. It was a difficult market but David and the team did not give up. They held opens religiously, not missing any days. They followed every lead and worked hard at promoting our project. David provided very honest and helpful advice on both the homes we built and the pricing that was required to sell the homes. We will work with him and his team again.
- ROB WALL
It has been a great pleasure working with David! We interviewed several real estate agents but chose David for his honesty, trustworthiness, integrity, and no pressure approach. He followed up on any and all concerns. David was our rock in a challenging housing market, guiding us through to home ownership seamlessly.
We highly recommend David as your realtor because he is professional, knowledgeable, and his follow up is second to none!
We had an excellent experience selling our place with David! His marketing strategy and concepts were high quality reaching a high volume of interest in our home. David is very responsive, knowledgeable and honest with feedback and the current market. He is a North Shore specialist, knows the other realtors in the area and has many contacts you would need when improving your home! He was always a pleasure to communicate with and I would highly recommend David in selling or buying your home!
As executor for my late mother's estate, I was looking for a real estate agent to assist me in the sale of the family home. David Matiru came highly recommended, and did not disappoint. He brought a complete and detailed market analysis to our first meeting. He listened very carefully to learn my perspectives on the proposed sale. He articulated a realistic listing price and a sound marketing strategy for the property. He suggested a few landscaping and interior tweaks to optimize the appearance of the property and even arranged and supervised contractors to perform these tasks efficiently and economically. He kept me fully informed as to the timing of the listing and as to the feedback he was receiving from prospective buyers. We received multiple offers at and over the listing price. David carefully reviewed the pros and cons of each offer with me and once we had a firm offer in place, he monitored things until closing to ensure everything went smoothly.
I was so impressed with David's knowledge and quiet professionalism. I never felt pressured; I always thought he was listening carefully to me and putting my interest's first. His honesty and integrity were very evident throughout. I would recommend David Matiru's services without reservation!
David Matiru is an extraordinary realtor! He was recommended by two different people, and for good reason. I have bought and sold several properties over the years, and my experience with David was outstanding. He is very knowledgeable, organized and quick to follow-up and respond to requests, questions or concerns. He made me feel that he took a special interest in finding a place that was particularly suited to my needs and wants. After I found just the right place, he continued to follow-up with information and reminders about next steps. I highly recommend David Matiru!
David helped us found a very lovely home in North Van after our extensive search all over the metro Vancouver area. He was professional and very quick to respond to all of our questions (as we had many!) and inquiries throughout the entire process. His expertise and knowledge really helped us sort out what homes would be suitable for our family, we only wish we found him sooner during our searching process! We highly recommend working with David, especially in the North Shore areas.
- AMY H
David is by far the best realtor we have ever worked with. He sold our two homes in less than a week, and even helped us with cleaning and staging down to the smallest detail. He proved himself as an expert negotiator with our purchase of our dream home. Without his guidance I believe we likely would have lost it in this very competitive sellers market. If you are looking for an experienced, professional realtor with real integrity, look no further , and choose David Matiru. You won't regret it!
I would highly recommend working with David as your real estate agent. He is hardworking, professional, and trustworthy . He has a large network of contacts through social media with custom builders, spec builders, and other real estate agents which help greatly with the sale of a house. He is familiar with the building bylaws on the North Shore so if a prospective buyer is considering building a lane house or a teardown he can provide them with the information that they need. Through his very thorough preparation for the sale which included staging advice, photos, informing his network of contacts and establishing a realistic price, my house sold in one day and I was very happy with the final selling price.
I would definitely recommend David to other people that are looking for a real estate agent on the North shore.
David is a consummate professional in the real estate industry. With an outstanding and proactive approach, as well as excellent communication skills and a calm demeanour, he was the key in making our real estate plans come to fruition!
David was amazing to work with - so responsive, action-oriented, and valued my house like a home, not a piece of property. He was quick to pivot when market conditions changed suddenly and made me feel comfortable in a stressful life event.
We have nothing but high praise for the work David did as our realtor. He sold our home in North Van. and helped us to buy and settle into a new one, which we ABSOLUTELY love!
David was 100% professional and a pleasure to work with!!
I think his most impressive quality was his accessibility. Even when he was out of town, it was possible to reach him via email or text. And his response time for getting back to us whenever we emailed or texted him was outstanding.
David is a true professional who is committed to his craft and is extremely knowledgeable. And after we sold our home, he was very instrumental and helpful with the leaving/moving arrangements.
Would we contact him the next time we decide to buy and sell again? MOST definitely!
I would 100% recommend David as a top-notch realtor.