Customer Testimonials for David Ellis
Your St. George Realtor
What my clients have to say:
Tom & Diane Rice
Working with Dave Ellis was a pleasurable experience while looking for a home in the St. George area. He was a consummate professional in providing advice on locations for the best value. We had a specific target in mind of purchasing a home on a golf course. He steered us to the areas in St. George that offered the nicest homes with the best possibility for future appreciation.
Prior to our first trip to St. George to look around, Dave emailed us on numerous occasions with information on the area. When we arrived and began looking around, he was not pushy or over aggressive. He was an advisor and not a salesman. He took time to listen to us and discover what our motives were in buying the home. After viewing only a few homes with us, he was able fine tune our search so that we didn’t waste time and get discouraged looking at homes he felt wouldn’t fit our needs.
When we narrowed our choices down to a few homes, Dave spent over an hour on the phone on a Saturday afternoon discussing the positives and negatives of each choice from his knowledge of the area. Once we decided on a house, he provided advice on setting an offer which he felt matched the current market.
When we completed the deal, and now own our second home 400 miles away from our primary home, Dave continues to be a ‘point man’ and advisor for any information we need about the St. George area. He has a network of contacts that gives us a peace of mind, that our house will be safe when we are not in St. George enjoying the climate and beautiful surroundings.
We would gladly recommend Dave to anyone who needs assistance in looking for a home in the St. George area."
Charles & Susan Chapman
Having previously bought homes in California and Nevada, our Southern Utah purchase three years ago was, by far, the best experience. David Ellis Realty provided personalized service at every step in the process. As we were out of state buyers looking to find our dream retirement home, David listened to our wants and needs and helped us to focus our search using the MLS listings at his website.
Once we had a short list of homes that really looked promising, he personally showed us each of the homes and listened...he didn't try to sell us any of them, he listened, and answered our questions as they came up. When we finally found the home that just 'clicked' with us, despite the complication that it was a 'short sale', he rolled up his sleeves and helped us through the purchase process.
His knowledge of the business was extremely helpful as we went from making an offer to closing escrow in under three weeks. But his support didn't end there; his contacts with the trades helped us to make a few minor repairs, get the landscape adjusted just the way we wanted it, and to prepare the home for move in. Along the way, his steady, upbeat and warm personality made every obstacle much smaller, and each milestone all the happier.
Since that purchase, we’ve been able to buy two parcels adjacent to our home, giving us the peaceful and quiet sanctuary we had always been seeking. But each of these purchases had their own set of circumstances that required careful attention to complete. I never had a doubt working with Dave. His dedication to his clients, broad experience and tireless work makes him the best partner when working through any real estate deal. His staff prepared flawless documents and kept us up to the moment in each phase of the process. Dave’s personal touch in working with people is so warm, friendly and competent that I look forward to our next chance to work together. My wife and I heartily recommend David Ellis Realty for their service, professionalism and performance.
Steve & RoseMarie
We have worked with a lot of realtors over the years, and found David Ellis to be one of the best. Dave worked really hard to understand what we were looking for in a home, and adapt his home selections to match our requirements. We found the perfect home with his assistance. We’d heartily recommend his services.
Dirk & Barbara Gifford
David Ellis is a very highly trained professional with a vast amount of knowledge and real estate experience. He excelled in all areas of our real estate transaction. We moved from another state which is a more complicated process than moving within a state or closer geographical area. David is not only prompt in his responses, accurate in his assessment of real estate issues but a warm, caring person who is a delight to have as an agent representing your interests. I will and have already recommended him to others as he helps to ease the typical stresses associated with relocating.
Dave Ellis has helped me and well as members of my family and a friend I referred to him with several real estate transactions. Working with Dave is wonderful, he listens to your needs and objectives and then executes. He is very patience and willing to do whatever is necessary to help you find what you are looking for or help you sell your property. I would recommend Dave to anyone; he will not let you down.
Robert & Tara Chalmers
As first-time home buyers we were naturally quite nervous about finding the right home. David Ellis attended to our every need and we are happy to say that we have literally found our dream home! Dave is extremely knowledgeable about the Washington County Real Estate market and we never felt rushed in making any decisions. In addition Dave spent countless hours after the sale was made getting the home ready for our move. I will gladly recommend Dave to my closest friends and family without any reservations.
Colby & Melanie DeCamp
Dave was very professional and very good to work with. We told Dave what we were looking for and at what price point, he was quickly able to find a home that matched our needs. We'd heard that buying a home was a very stressful process, but Dave took extra time from his day to make sure that we didn't feel stressed. He took care of everything for us and was on top of everything! Dave has continued to check in on us since we've moved in and we feel as though we've gained a friend from this experience. We'd recommend Dave and his team to anyone looking for a home.
James & Amy Wright
Dave is an outstanding agent! He is knowledgeable, professional and kind. He made selling our second home a breeze. From stopping by after showings to make sure that the lights were turned off, surprising us with lunch while we were in town packing, to helping negotiate the sale of our furniture Dave not only met but exceeded our expectations. He was always accessible, kept us well informed with the status of each showing and returned phone calls and text messages promptly. We would wholeheartedly recommend Dave Ellis to anyone who is looking for an agent with great negotiating skills, experience and heart.
Jim & Pam Harter
You are a true Professional and made the home buying process so easy for us. You were helpful and professional, and we like that you weren't pushy. You truly made the process of buying a home enjoyable. Thanks to you the loan process went fast and without problems. All the paperwork was done professionally and you always returned our call asap. We appreciate you and if we know of anyone who wants to buy a home, we would recommend you without a doubt.
Tom & Lani McCoy
We recently bought a second home in St. George through Dave Ellis and were extremely pleased with the service we got through Dave. We found Dave through his website and looked at listings there. We then contacted him and from the first call we felt Dave had our best interests at heart. Dave never tried to "sell" us anything. He emailed a variety of listings until we settled on a particular area. Once we found the home we wanted he helped us with financing, home inspection, and even helped arrange a locksmith to change the locks after we closed. In a world where making money is the only motivation the adage "the customer comes first" seems to be outdated. This is not the case with Dave and we would recommend him to anyone looking for a home in the St. George area.
John Holleman & Rod Johnson
Thanks for helping us locate our great house in Southern Utah. This was our fifth home to buy over the years and you were by far the best Realtor we've dealt with. It was obvious early on that you were thoroughly familiar with the area. You sensed immediately what we were looking for and you did not waste our time showing us houses that were unsuitable. We appreciated your thoroughness, and your low key, no pressure approach. You let us make a decision without undue influence from you. As you know, distance was a factor involved, but your website was excellent and we were able to screen properties and choose the ones we wanted to see prior to driving to southern Utah. You were always quick to respond to our inquiries. What we especially appreciate is that you were "with us all the way," always present at each step. We always felt you were working for us and no one else. Thanks, too, for your follow up telephones calls after we moved in. It was a pleasure working with you and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to our friends.
Suzanne Menard & Andre Fafard
Hi David... Thanks a lot for your help....We have appreciated so much every step with you when selling our home, as a guardian-angel in every move... For everyone seeking more information, David is a GREAT 5-STAR REALTOR.
You can have GREAT confidence in his ability and availability, and we wish to thank DAVID for his professionalism, his high class and his impressive ability to keep us well updated. David has individualized his approach and support every step or our transaction with a nice and fantastic job.
You are efficient and the word "wonderful" is the best to describe your job with us. We love you DAVID.
We recommend David to everyone selling or buying a home, because his experience, facility and availability in every way of transaction.
Marty & Kindra Adair
Dave is extremely professional and so organized. It was a pleasure to work with him because we were always updated in a timely manner and we knew he was doing his best for us. His office personnel were wonderful to work with as well.
Aaron & Haley Warner
We were so happy with David Ellis Real Estate Group. Dave definitely knew his stuff and made things easy for us. He worked hard and found us the perfect home! He wasn't pushy or obnoxious but still kept in constant contact with us through the entire house hunting & purchasing process.. We recommended Dave to our parents who also purchased through him and we would continue recommending him to others. He is the best!!
Marv & Maria Percha
We found Dave Ellis on the Internet. We had been to the St George area before and thought it woudl be a great place to relocate from the Meridian, Idaho area. Our first meeting with Dave was just what we had hoped. He gave us a map of the area and pointed out several places to check out after listening to what exactly we were looking for. It was just what we had in mind. He told us to get back with him if we wanted to see any of the homes he had indicated. After getting a contract for our home in Idaho, we made a trip back to St George. Dave had kept in touch with listings during that time and we thought we knew what we wanted in a home. We were heavily leaning toward a new home, built by a particular builder. After listening to us, Dave had a suggestion of a different builder who may have a home that would be a better fit for us. We went to look, and it was exactly the home we wanted and we did a contract for a new build. We were under a time constraint to move by 9/15 and our new home had to be finished by then. Dave really took care of us and sent us pictures during the building process and communicated with the builder with any questions we had along the way. The home was finished on time and Dave even helped move furniture for us. We would recommend Dave Ellis to anyone who wants the personal touch when finding a home!
Joe & Tracy Jensen
Joe and I want to thank you for helping us with our real estate needs. You are a "veteran" real estate agent. Your knowledge of the St. George real estate market is outstanding. You are professional, efficient and a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend you to anyone buying or selling a home. Thanks again!
Richard & Susan Wolfley
Dear Dave, we just wanted to send you a quick email and say thanks for all your help in finding a home for us in St. George. You made the process quick and easy. We are thrilled with the home we purchased and excited to spend more time in St. George.
We are so impressed with you and your real estate team. We will refer all of our Salt Lake friends to you because you made the experience so easy and so much fun. You listened to what we needed and were looking for and you found it for us. We have been looking for a place in St. George for over a year and you found us just what we were looking for fast!!! You kept in touch with us by phone every step of the way. I thought it might be difficult purchasing a home from long distance, but you made it easy.
But, your service didn't stop there. Once we had purchased the home you were so helpful by giving us phone numbers, home measurements and contacts in St. George. You really went above and beyond the call of duty. Thanks again for all your help and if we decide to sell and buy something else we will give you a call.
Cory & Jennifer Sodorff
Dave is very professional and always willing to show houses on short notice. He understood what we were looking for and made sure he showed us houses that fit our criteria. He also would point out things that we might not have seen. He wanted to make sure we got the right house for us. We highly recommend Dave to anyone looking to buy a house.
I spoke with a few area Real Estate Agents before going with David and he had the info I needed on first contact. He was knowledgeable, courteous and willing to work with what I was looking for.
Terry & Michelle Baxter
We had been considering moving to Saint George, and searching available houses for years via the Internet, etc. After we at last decided to move to Saint George from Denver, we had the great good fortune to find and engage Dave Ellis as our buyers’ agent to help us find and get into the right house. After many years working in the corporate and small-business world, we knew what a difference the quality of personal service could make in getting the deal done.
We agree that Dave is as good as it gets in professionalism, competence, personal commitment, and just plain likability. Here’s how Dave does it:
Dave listens and understands.
Dave works tirelessly, and enthusiastically on the hunt and the details.
Dave and his staff know what they are doing, so the whole process is managed in a remarkably professional manner.
Dave communicates continually, effectively and pleasantly, so his client is never in the dreaded dark zone of What’s Happening?
Dave follows through as well as any professional we have ever worked with in the corporate or small-business world. He also anticipates possible issues and concerns, and takes care of them.
In short, Dave Ellis must be the best, because we cannot imagine what more any agent could have done for us during the grueling process of finding and buying a house in another state, in a town completely different from the one we left.
One more thing: During the entire process, from the time we met Dave to signing the final papers, and even handling a few things after the closing, Dave was always available, enthusiastic and pleasant. I sometimes thought something we asked for would drive him nuts, but we asked and, as always, he responded with what almost seemed like joy at the opportunity to take care of it. Dave’s enthusiasm, pleasant and always-on communication made us very comfortable on a personal level. So, thank you, Dave Ellis.
Cathie Winder, The YAKKA Group
Dave is extremely honest. He is friendly, always available and easy to work with.
Pam & Greg Fox
As Canadians dealing with cold winters, we thought it was time to take that next step to find our retirement dream home. We had decided upon St. George for many reasons and went about our hunt for a Realtor who could help us. After some investigation online, we were impressed by David's website and even more surprised at how quickly he returned our call. Our first impression of David was a kind and caring man who truly was listening to us and our needs. We never once felt he was just "trying to make a sale". David followed up with listings that we reviewed and discussed with him; this in turn generated enough interest for us to fly to St. George to meet him. Upon our first meeting we felt a natural connection which grew to much respect and trust in him. To say David has gone above and beyond the "call of duty" would simply be an understatement. As we have been involved in many home purchases over the years, this experience has been without a doubt, one of the most pleasant and rewarding. It is almost unfathomable for us to understand and appreciate the extent of what he has done for us, as David takes Customer Service to an all time high. David was fully engaged with us from the initial phone call through the selection into the purchase. His help did not end there, to this day David is always available to provide advice, offer names/numbers for handymen and guidance with any issues we have come across. He truly is an exceptional real-estate professional and we would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Greg & Heather Hunt
It was an absolute pleasure working with Dave Ellis for our recent home purchase. Nothing I could say would do justice to how well Dave treated us throughout the purchase of our new home. He was totally focused on creating a positive experience from the beginning of our search to closing. In fact, we have never seen a real estate professional go so far above and beyond! We came to St George to purchase our dream home - a luxury home with red rocks views, on the golf course. Dave worked around the clock to ensure that we got the right home, for the right price, at the right time. We were living out of state and Dave utilized his personal time and resources to take care of our home until we could move in. He genuinely had our interests at heart every step of the way. I will be using Dave for all of my future real estate needs. He is the best! You will not find a better real estate professional anywhere.
Richard & Ellen Mildenhall
When we started our house-hunting process, we weren't too sure of what we wanted and were in no rush, so we wanted to take our time and see a wide variety of properties. Over a period of months, we provided Dave a list of places we wanted to look at each week (sometimes including homes we'd already seen), and he gladly obliged. There was never any pressure. When we questioned a home's price or how to increase our chances of submitting a successful bid, his answers, based on broad experience, are what eventually got us into our top home choice. Dave also found us an excellent lender and continued to check in with us until the whole process was complete. He really took care of us, and we would work with him again in a heartbeat.
John & Karla Steck
Dave Ellis was highly recommended to us by our builder and he did not disappoint. Dave is very timely and efficient, and within a surprisingly short amount of time, we had submitted an offer for our property, negotiated a counter offer, and became the proud owners of Lot 22.
We interviewed 2-3 other realtors, and after our first meeting with him, we knew he would be a good fit. Dave or his assistant Camille returns our calls, patiently walked us through questions and concerns, and follows through very quickly, always sooner than we expect.
After the offer was made and we were scheduled for the closing, Dave surprised us and arrived at the closing to hold our hand and congratulate us.
Not only would we use him again, we recommended him to our parents who had the same good experience. We can highly recommend him for a good real estate experience.
Jim & Marit Croak
David was recommended to us by a friend and we knew right away that we had a realtor that would meet our expectations. Our expectations included a professional team who understood the local housing market, listened to what we were looking for, and provided guidance and opportunities within those parameters. Furthermore, during the purchase, he and Camille provided reliable and frequent updates, so we always knew the status of our transaction and this is very much appreciated and further a testament to the team’s professional attitudes and business approach. We are excited about our future new residence in St. George and thanks to the David Ellis team for making this the beginning of a wonderful journey.
Jerry & Dodie Flannery
About a year ago we met Dave Ellis to look at homes here in St George. We had been looking at homes for a couple of years but decided to finally get serious about it. When we met with Dave he showed us three homes in Sienna Canyon and then he showed homes in several other areas. We spent two delightful days with Dave.
We decided on our first choice for our new home and proceeded to make an offer. We were so impressed with the way Dave handled our home purchase and have told several friends about this young man and the professional way he conducted what could have been a stressful time for us.
We love our new home and we are grateful to Dave Ellis for helping us find a wonderful place to live.
We are also very appreciative of the fact that Dave still continues to call periodically and drop by. We value his friendship and his professionalism very much. We would highly recommend him to anyone.
Dave Ellis has been helping us with real estate for the last couple of years. We have really enjoyed working with Dave. First, he helped us in the purchase of a home we were interested in and then he helped us find the perfect fit for our kids who were moving back to the
area. In all of our dealings, we have found Dave to be completely reliable and well informed. A couple of times, we decided to walk away from deals after Dave had put a lot of time and effort into helping us with them. Each time he was totally supportive and completely understanding. He was as happy as we were when our kids finally found the home that fit! He is so pleasant and helpful and an all around great person. I sincerely recommend him to anyone and everyone who is looking for a great Realtor!
Very professional and kept me in the loop, but handled all 3rd party activity: inspectors, mortgage, title & escrow companies. I look forward to using the David Ellis Team again.
It is with great pleasure we give our testimonial for Mr. David Ellis. David's excellence in managing the purchase of our new home in Washington Utah far exceeds the regular standard of excellence. He is not only a man of his word but in our opinion his intelligence in this field and his professional demeanor throughout the purchase was outstanding. David was always there for us as we were residents of another state and had David and his wonderful assistant Camille helping us both from a far. David was always there with answers to our questions and many concerns during the entire sales and purchase procedure. He would always answer all of our questions immediately and always put us at ease and in a place of calm and trust during the entire process. If Mr. Ellis could not answer the questions Camille would contact us and fill in what ever answers were needed to continue in a positive direction.
We had a great many questions and situations which needed immediate attention regarding the sale of this property and David and his company went above and beyond to see that literally everything was taken care of so that the escrow would be as smooth as was possible. My husband and I recommend Mr. Ellis as a wonderful sales associate to any and all of our friends and family and for that matter to anyone needing his expertise. Further his company was amazing and took care of us down to the very last detail. I don't think we have ever had an association as positive with another company and sales associate as remarkable, professional, and thorough as David Ellis Realty and Mr. Ellis.
The overall experience was excellent and we couldn't be happier with the outcome.
I am sure that my property was the hardest property Dave has ever tried to sell. Being a modular home and in a depressed market he was constantly going up stream. The property was in Utah and I live in Missouri and as a result I have never personally met Dave even to this day. He kept me in constant contact and at times I would hear from him several times in a week. I always knew exactly where we were on prospective buyers.
I can't begin to list all of the extra work he had to go through to finally get it sold but it was more than impressive. To name one item; just before the final inspection he personally went through the house to make sure everything would pass. He discovered a leak under the kitchen sink and knowing the inspection was going to be the next day he personally crawled under the sink, found the break and fixed it himself. All this for a person he has never met.
I have sold lots of property in my life but never have I found an agent that would jump through so many hoops for me to get the property sold. I am convinced that there is not another agent in the state of Utah or several other states for that matter that was so caring and professional. Those are rare qualities these days.
I also want to mention how much I appreciated Carrie, again someone I have never met, but she treated me like an old friend. Thank you both for what you have done.
Bob & Jan Brockmann
There are not many Realtors who are completely candid about the purchase or sale of Real estate. Your knowledge of the area is exceptional and was a tremendous help in locating the home in 2005. You didn’t waste our time by listening to what we wanted and provided a home that we were looking for. Your recommendations for the area were great and candid. Beside the fact that you are truly a persevering professional, you’re friendly, polite and resourceful.
In 2006 when we wanted to sell our home, we contacted you because of your professional attitude. We interviewed four other realtors to list our home and stuck with you. You did get our home sold at a decent price for the market conditions at the time which demonstrates your knowledge of your market. Your excellent marketing skills are a credit to your profession,
Again, we wanted to thank you for the all the “no pressure” help you provided.
David Ellis and his staff are professional, caring, extremely competent and go the extra mile for their clients. It was truly an enjoyable and rewarding experience working with him!
I wanted you to know we think you did a fantastic job helping us buy our second home in St. George. We could not be more pleased. What impressed us the most is your professionalism, responsiveness, class and impressive ability to keep things on an even keel. We are also very grateful for your offer to help us should we need help before our move. If anyone ever asks us for a recommendation on a Realtor in St. George, we will recommend Dave without hesitation. We hope to stay in touch in the future. We all know a team is only as good as its members and you have star players which are accomplished, energetic, driven and thoughtful. Dave goes the extra mile to get the job done. His professionalism and knowledge are a tremendous asset. His courtesy and attentiveness was been most appreciated. Thank you for your incredible service and integrity.
Craig & Debbie Geslison
The David Ellis Group was outstanding to work with. They had patience to work with us in finding what we wanted, but even more impressive has been their service and help after the sale was completed. We would recommend them to anyone.
David & Deborah Weir
We want you to know how grateful we are that we found you on the internet. As you know, we began looking for our dream home out west, we contacted numerous Realtors in several locations in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. Immediately, we saw that your web site was helpful and easy. But what has most impressed us was you: your availability, your knowledge of the area, and your genuine interest in our needs. You weren't out to sell a house. You wanted to help us make our dreams come true.
And they have! We found the perfect home at a great price. You were so helpful to us during the negotiations with a very difficult seller. But your services didn't stop there. You assisted us through the closing on our property when we were 1,800 miles away. What's perhaps most impressive is that even after the closing you were there to help us with questions as we adjusted to our new home here in Southern Utah. You were consistently attentive, informed, honest and available. We feel so fortunate to have found you. Thank you very much!
Just a short note to let you know how very much I appreciate your efforts to make the sale of my home more pleasant. Your professional manner and attitude allowed me to feel confident so I could focus on other things. I appreciate the extra time, effort, understanding and the way you made me feel important to you. I feel a bit of personal loss not being able to call you with all those questions. Seriously Dave, you're not just a great Realtor ..you're an outstanding person. I wish you and your family the best in your future.
Thanks to all of you for helping to sell this home. Dave, thank you for your extra kindness. The Dave Ellis Team made the transition as pleasant and easy for me as possible.
Bill & Susan Biesele
On July 6th we bought our retirement home in Washington, Utah. We were fortunate to get referred to David Ellis, an agent who had helped a friends' friend find their dream retirement home in St. George. They told us how wonderful and honest David was, and how he worked hard but didn't push. David was everything they said he was, and more.
Living in Salt Lake, we came down many times to look at homes. In between those times David kept us constantly updated with new offerings that met our ever changing criteria. He was patient with us when we kept changing our mind on what we wanted, and quickly adapted to our requests. When we found homes on the internet that looked interesting, he would screen them for us and let us know if he felt they were a good home for us locationwise, etc. One home that looked incredible to us, he told us that the master plan for the area had a major street going in behind it "just so we'd know." One day he even went to a home and walked through it while telling me all about it via cell phone, and taking photos that he emailed later! We never felt pushed into our decision. David was very good at just showing the home and letting us come to our own conclusions. We appreciated that.
We feel very fortunate to have had David as our real estate agent. He was always professional, yet very friendly and fun to work with. After the sell, he has kept in contact with us and given us great referrals for businesses/people to help us get settled in.
Our thanks to David for exceptional service!
I have worked with many Realtors in the past. No one compares to Dave Ellis. Words could never express the dedication, professionalism and courteousness of Dave and his team. They go above and beyond to make your experience the best it can be. I definitely recommend using Dave as your Realtor whether you are buying or selling, he is the one to add to your team.
Daniel & Erika Esplin
Working with Dave was great! He was very respectful and patient with us as we asked multiple questions and requested additional time to make decisions. He was quick to return calls and provide updates throughout the sale process. We were also appreciative of his optimism to get into a home prior to our desired deadline of three months- he helped us close in just over one month.
When we decided to look into hiring a contractor for optional home improvements, Dave was quick to call the seller and schedule times at our convenience to let our crew in for quotes. He was always willing to negotiate on our behalf for complex or simple home repairs and took care of one repair himself which was overlooked. He and Camille definitely made the home buying process simpler than we expected.
Landon & Cassey Peterson
Dave Ellis was extremely helpful and available whenever we had questions. We are first-time homebuyers and Dave made the task of finding a home very fast and easy. He was always available and was not at all pushy. We would definitely use Dave Ellis again!
Clark & Christine Asay
We enjoyed our association with Dave. He was very professional and kept us informed on how the showing and sale of our condo was going. He was always available to answer our questions. He helped us with moving some furniture out of our condo after it was sold. We would definitely recommend Dave as your real estate agent.
Mike & Marni Ostler
We are so grateful I had Dave as my agent for buying our first home. My nerves were over the edge, and Dave guided me through the entire process with my best interests in mind. It was nice that we didn't feel rushed, and Dave provided an extensive knowledge of the area and the market that proved invaluble in making the investment of a lifetime. I was probably the most stressed out home buyer in history, and Dave helped me break things down, analyze the decision, always had time to walk me through my decisions, and always offer good advice. He was 100% focused on my happiness, and took my best interests to heart. After dealing with another agent who seemed more focused on pushing us into a home before we felt comfortable, Dave was a true blessing.