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Jennifer Britt
“Congratulations to you Dave for pulling all this together.  Rod and I are thrilled to have found our dream home and can’t wait to start our new lives.  Your entire team performed flawlessly.  Coming from the industry, I appreciate the work that has to take place behind the scenes to make this happen,no matter how simple or complex the transaction.  If you ever need a spokesperson, reference, keep me in mind!  Seriously.”
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Nancy Tortorelli
Dave and his team were great!  My home was listed with two other Realtors and they couldn’t put it together.. Being at my wits end.. I found Dave and listed with him because I was told he was one of the best Realtors in the valley.. Lucky for me because I almost gave up! He had the home professionally re-photographed and also convinced me to make a few changes in price and some staging items, I then sold my house before my listing expired .. I am very grateful to have found him and have purchased another home out of the area.. He knows his market and is also great with follow through… Thanks Dave and Wendi!
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Niloo Shams
 “I am an active top producing Realtor in the valley with 23 years Of experience in the business. It is difficult for one to sell ones own home even as a Realtor. I listed my home with Dave Kibbey & associates because of the respect I have for him as a fellow agent. Dave certainly delivered on his word. He is professional and he and his team got my home sold quickly. Thanks Dave Kibbey & Associates.. If I ever leave the area you will be my go to Referral agent.”
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Susan Rubini
“Dave Kibbey has represented me on several real estate transactions over the past ten years. I highly recommend Dave and his team. His knowledge of all price points, from a high end estate property to the bottom of the investment condo market, is unparalleled in the Coachella Valley. Dave sold my latest listing in just 20 minutes, an all cash deal with a 5 day close! Another listing of mine was sold for full listing price in a week! Dave is talented and super easy to work with, A+ customer service, including a market update online monthly, keeping his clientele well informed of market values and opportunities.
Whether you are selling or buying, Dave Kibbey can be trusted to meet your highest expectations. I’ll certainly work with Dave Kibbey on my next deal!”
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Antoine ElHajjar
“Dave is knowledgeable, trustworthy and honest. He helped me sell my Indian Wells property after buying a new home. He helped price my home according to how fast I needed to sell it. Indeed, he sold it 3 weeks after I moved out. I paid a double mortgage for only one month. He provided a good market analysis and customized it to my needs. I will keep him as my broker.”
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Gail Madison
“If you are looking to buy or sell a home with the minimum of stress and turmoil possible, hire Dave Kibbey and Associates.  My husband and I live in Northern California and were faced with remodeling and selling a property in Palm Desert.  We simply could not have done it without Dave and the excellent contractor to whom he referred us.  We not only successfully and easily remodeled and sold the property, but neither one of us ever travelled to Palm Desert during the process.  Dave went above and beyond the call of duty to help us achieve our goals from afar.  We wholeheartedly and unequivocally encourage you to choose Dave for your real estate needs.”
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Donna & Bill Mandelstam
“Recently my husband and I decided to move from The Summit in Palm Desert to the coast.  We interviewed three realtors and decided that Dave Kibbey was best qualified to represent us and to market our home.  He demonstrated an extensive knowledge of the real estate market in general and an in depth knowledge of our local area.  His enthusiasm, commitment, experience and marketing skills were all instrumental in the successful sale of our home.  Dave spent time with us to explain the process and offered valuable suggestions to make our home more attractive to buyers.  We listed with Dave and our home sold in three days!  If you want a highly skilled professional that will get results we definitely recommend Dave Kibbey & Associates.”
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Alice & Andrew Janik
“We have been most pleased with the attentiveness and expertise in the selling of our home in Palm Desert.  Dave and his team persevered in a difficult market to get the job done.  We are also appreciative of his referral sources throughout our process.  They were excellent.  I/we would recommend Dave Kibbey to our friends and family.”
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Kris & Rich Gagliardi
“We highly recommend Dave Kibbey and his team! Over the past ten years we selected Dave to buy and sell 3 homes for us.  Dave is truly a residential market expert in the valley – his professional demeanor puts you at ease immediately – let’s face it, purchasing or selling a home can be stressful …. but Dave makes the process & experience less so because he’s both a knowledgeable advisor & great communicator.  Simply said, Dave and his team just get the job done right!”
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Kevin Sharkey
 “I would like to thank you, Wendi and Bob for handling the sale of my house in such a professional and personal manner. The correspondence, updates and feedback in a timely fashion increased my confidence in Team Kibbey. I would certainly recommend Team Kibbey to my friends and associates for their real estate needs. Thank you.”
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Bruce Kuykendall
“I have been a Developer/Contractor for over 30 years in the Coachella Valley. In my opinion Dave Kibbey is the most knowledgeable and professional Realtor/Broker that I have had the pleasure to work with. He knows the market, land or homes and has shown true integrity in our transactions.”
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Jeff Kulek
“I have purchased 3 homes from Dave and sold 2 with him. He is amazing at what he does and has a team of people that he directs to support the buy/sales process that makes it very easy on an owner or potential owner.”
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Eleanor Wingren
“Dave took much of the stress out of selling our home. He knew the market, the buyers and the sellers.”
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Faye Duffy
“Mr. Kibbey was always professional in his business dealings and skillful in explaining legal concepts in all transactions. Because of his knowledge of my area and current real estate trends the sale of my home was very swift with no complications.
He is highly recommended by me.
Faye Duffy”
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Judy Tiano
“Dave Kibbey was our Realtor when selling our home in Palm Desert. Dave and his team are accomplished professionals in the real estate industry. We interviewed several realtors before listing our home and Dave’s knowledge and strategy was superior. Some of his strong attributes are knowledge, experience, dependability, responsiveness to phone calls/emails and questions, listening to the needs of his clients and keeping their best interest in mind. Also, he is a good negotiator and stagiest. As well, his level of professionalism in his marketing materials for our property were top rate. My husband and I have run a business for many years at one point we had 300 employees and 30 locations nationwide. Therefore, we have a great deal of expertise with various vendors, customers, employees, etc. With our years of experience of dealing with business people, Dave is at the top of our list as a professional who delivers.”
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Hayden & Susan Small
“We appreciate all the work that Dave had to do to facilitate the sale of our home. It was a multi-contingency sale and the bottom line… He saw it to the end and we closed!!!

Thank you Dave Kibbey and Sherry too!”
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Judy & Jack Tiano
“Good Morning Dave,

Thanks for leaving us the beautiful brochures. They must have been at the printers while we were signing the contract with Mia!

We would like to comment on how professional and efficient you and your team are. This has been a whirlwind for us, and working with you and your office has made it as easy as possible.

Before this is all over, we would like to take a few minutes to tell you the 4 critical pieces of advice you have given us that greatly impacted the possibility of the sale.

The same day we listed the house with you, we opened escrow in OC. As quickly as things are progressing on this escrow, the same is happening there. We would like to share that story with you too, being in the real estate biz, I am sure you will find it interesting. Our escrow is scheduled to close May 15th there.

It has been a lot to juggle in the past few weeks, yet working with you and your office has really helped to keep the process moving along well. We will always highly recommend you to anyone.”
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Wallace & Maida Hastings
“My husband and I recently purchased a home in Indian Wells, CA, with the expert assistance of Dave Kibbey. From day one, Dave introduced us to the property, explained in full the details of the transaction, the benefits and considerations of the property, the advantages of the community, and the process of purchasing the home in full. Dave was honest; he represented the seller as well and balanced the responsibility exceedingly well. He was immediately responsive to our many questions, and as we began the purchasing process, he ‘accompanied’ us each step of the way through agencies dealing with repairs, the loan and escrow. Dave and his staff were completely available to us throughout escrow. At the completion of the purchase, Dave provided us with a complete array of resources to help with our move-in process. We are very grateful to Dave and feel so very fortunate to have dealt with such an accomplished realty professional. ”
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Bonnie Burke
“I would like to express my sincere gratitude for handling the sale of Erie Court in such a professional and efficient manner. You made the process flow smoothly and quickly. Your positive attitude and hard work made this a very successful transaction. I truly felt I was in good hands with you.

Thank you so much for your hard work. I will not hesitate to call or refer my friends to you in the future.”
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Nick Gojmeric
“Over the last 4 or 5 years living in the desert I was always looking at interesting properties in great locations. And I continued to cross paths with one person who was professional, experienced and trustworthy. That person is Dave Kibbey. When it became time to purchase a home or list my other home, Dave was my first choice as my realtor. He is a true professional and made every step of the process an easy and pleasant experience. I can’t think of anyone better to represent a buyer or a seller in a purchase or a sale in this beautiful valley. Dave is simply the best in the valley.”
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Gregory & Catherine Gritters
“Dave helped us establish a good market price. He used a professional photographer to create exceptional marketing materials. He has a great network of potential buyers whom he communicates with regularly. We were able to get a higher price for our home than we thought in this market. The buyer bought based on marketing materials and communication with Dave and never stepped foot in the house.”
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Victor & Debra Menayan
“Dave is a true professional. He knows the local real estate market and has outstanding skills in negotiating a win-win deal for the seller and the buyer.

We sold our previous house and purchased a new house with Dave’s help. He was instrumental in properly pricing the house, staging it for a broader appeal and preparing and publishing a high quality sales information sheet. He held weekly open houses until the house was sold.

Dave worked equally hard in closing the gap in expectations between the seller of our current house and us. The seller was in Europe during the sale and difficult to reach. With Dave’s help we were able to undertake the entire negotiations process while the seller was in Europe. He gets the job done! ”
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John & Betty Harris
“Hi Dave:

I just wanted to drop you a short note to thank you for getting the job done selling our home in Palm Desert. Your professionalism and support kept us on track in reaching our goal. You helped keep us focused on our objective during a very contentious and stressful period. Betty and I appreciated your calming words when it appeared that the sale was about to blow up in our faces.

Please extend our thanks to Sherry and the rest of your staff for their help. Good luck in your future endeavors and feel free to use us a reference any time.

John Harris”
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Jeff & Shelley Hecht
“Aloha Dave and Sherry –

Thank you so much for everything! We really appreciate your perseverance on the sale of this “special” property. Your team, Sherry and Oasis Escrow, made this transaction for us effortless.

Mahalo nui loa,
Jeff and Shelley Hecht”
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Denise Adams
“Thank you Dave Kibbey and your outstanding associates at Windermere for selling my home! From helping me to understand the local housing market, pricing my home accordingly, making sure the home was presented in the best manner to potential buyers to all tasks relating to the closing, Dave and the Kibbey team were professional, attentive, thorough and very responsive to my questions and needs. My home sold quickly at a price I was very satisfied with. The process was smooth and comfortable with no hassles. I highly recommend Dave Kibbey when you want to sell or buy a home. Thank you again!
Denise Adams ”
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Craig Lester
“The logistics of selling one’s home when one is more than 1,250 miles away (Palm Desert) and unable visit in person can be daunting. I previously enlisted the help/advice of three different agents to sell our property to no avail. Enter Dave Kibbey. He was focused and determined from inception to help bring about the result we desired i.e. a successful and equitable sale of our property. He delivered as promised. With integrity, diligence, perseverance, good communication and professionalism he was our hands, feet, and eyes on the ground as he guided us to a successful conclusion. Our property was listed, sold and closed in 2 months! Once again, a heartfelt thanks to Dave and his team for truly a job well done.

Bravo and Thank you!

Best regards,

Craig Lester
Seattle, WA”
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Wayne & Janet Waters
“Dave,
Janet and I want to Thank You again for your outstanding service. It is always a pleasure to work with someone who follows through on their commitments, responds promptly to questions and keeps you well informed of the progress. I personally appreciated your frank evaluation of the market. Your no nonsense approach to getting the property sold and your conservative evaluation of any potential offers. No false hopes. Please feel free to use us as a reference anytime.
Thank you,
Wayne and Janet”
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Maro Yacoubian
“Dear Dave,

My husband and I would like to extend our sincere appreciation for all that you have done for us. You made our home purchase in Palm Desert to be an easy and enjoyable process. Not only are you extremely knowledgeable with the real estate market, but also you have given us immense insight into the best services we will be needing to acquire for our new home. We always felt throughout the process that we were in the best of hands. Besides your obvious insight in the real estate market, your accessibility and kindness, making us feel “at home”, makes you in our eyes, one of a kind.

I would with great pleasure recommend you to any person interested in purchasing a home in the Palm Desert area. My husband and I look forward to working with you and your team again in the future.
Sincerely,
Maro Yacoubian”
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Cathy Macartney
“THANK YOU DAVE
The property we had to sell was a tough sell. Dave’s knowledge of the market and his experience and advice was invaluable to us. He kept advising us to position our property so that it was as attractive and competitive as possible. By allowing Dave to guide us we were finally able to put that coveted “SOLD” sign in the front of our condo. Thanks Dave.
Cathy Macartney”
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Kris & Rich Gagliardi
“Dear Dave,

Once again, we would like to take an opportunity to sincerely thank you for all of your recent efforts our behalf – your sales expertise, professionalism, market knowledge and business acumen were the single factors which lead to the sale success of our multiple condominium properties. Additionally, due to your keen intuitive listening skills and sharp sense of timing/price value, you found us our beautiful new home! For all of that, we are very grateful!

Wishing you and your team continued success – we sincerely look forward to working with you once again on future projects! Until then!”
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Malcolm & Zhana Parr
“Thanks Dave
Dave is absolutely an outstanding agent…. the best we’ve ever dealt with. He was knowledgeable, informed, a good listener, and he kept me informed through the process. He also worked hard to meet my needs and returned my calls and emails promptly. Lastly Dave’s staff was also courteous and efficient. We would definitely refer Dave to our family and friends.
Malcolm & Zhana Parr”
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Robert Pokral
“If you want results, call Dave. He reconstructed a failed 45 day escrow which the previous agent was unable to do. In one week after he took the listing, he obtained a much improved offer and we closed in 14 days !
Unlike many agents he is not just a lister but a seller. Robert Pokral”
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John Callahan
“Dave, I wanted to say thank you for the professional job you accomplished in listing and selling the property of my best friend, Tom Salgado. From start to finish you were there and on top of all aspects of the sale. Your positive attitude, vast experience, and knowledge are assets of which you can be proud. Thank you. If you would like to use my name in listing satisfied customers, I would be happy to do so.

I wish you well.

Most sincerely,

John Callahan, Executor”
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John & Susan Duggin
“Dear Dave:
We wish to express our appreciation and complete satisfaction with regard to the handling of the sale of our home at Keenan Drive. From the time we listed to the time escrow closed was less than two months! We had been trying to sell our home for close to three years with no success. Your advice regarding pricing and marketing was invaluable. Every detail was attended too promptly. A live person answered our phone calls whether it was you or Sherry. I cannot tell how important that is. Many agents now do not answer their cell phones. Always, if you were not available Sherry was there to answer our questions. Speaking of Sherry, I hope you realize how invaluable she is to your business. Sherry works behind the scenes taking care of the details that are so important to closing the deal. She is always pleasant even under pressure. You could not do this without her.
Now we have the fun job of looking for a new home. We are sorry that you do not cover the area we are relocating to otherwise we would certainly enlist your assistance in our search.
In closing Dave, you and your team are consummate professionals in a field that is often populated by amateurs.
Best Regards,

John T. Duggin Sr
Susan M. Duggin”
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Ria & Phil Stein
“Dave, it is with deep gratitude that I write this letter of thank you.

After buying and selling seven homes and encountering numerous problems throughout each escrow, it was so refreshing to work with you.

From the very beginning, you listened to Phil and I and understood what qualities we desired in a neighborhood as well as in a home and only took us to homes that met those specifications.

You had various resources available to us in order to secure a loan, which you know in this market is difficult to do, but with your recommendations, was a breeze!! You also recommended that we use Oasis Escrow and I must compliment you on this choice too ? They were so easy to work with!!!

I’m so glad you represented us on our new home purchase. You set the gold standard? That every Realtor should strive to achieve – honesty, integrity and exceptional character.

With deep appreciation for a job well done????.. and a continued friendship…

Ria and Phil Stein”
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Ron Lee
“Dave was very knowledgeable and even though I had to take less than my bottom figure, he did get it sold. Once the buyer was on board he made the closing paper work go very smoothly.”
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Radu & Daniela Gheorghiu
“”After the winter Holidays, we decided it was time to sell our house in Rancho Mirage. We discussed with our family and friends. Our brother in law and sister whom were both real-estate agents years ago when they lived in California, told us was a slow market with a lot of inventory. Our decision however was made and they highly recommended to us the best agent in the Valley. My brother in law had the privilege to learn and work with Mr. Dave Kibbey and knew him as a person with high integrity, honesty and the most experienced in his profession. It was true and even more so as in three mounts his hard work and high expertise had our house sold. Mr. Kibbey and his team at Sotheby’s made this process a breeze. They were always with us, promptly answering our concerns and questions, offering the best advice with honesty and kindness but being fern when needed. Mr. Kibbey was always fighting for us when was necessary. We feel blessed and very thankful and are happy to recommend Mr. Kibbey to our friends. Sincerely with many thanks.”
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