I am so glad I chose Dave Zimkin. He walked me through every step of the sale of my home, and was always available to answer any of my questions. I really appreciated the level of care and quality he and his team provided. I was able to transition into my retirement living situation smoothly as well as get the most money for my home. I am very grateful for Dave’s knowledge and exceptional client care. Thank you Dave! 

 Mr. McMahon

Dave Zimkin and the whole team at Zimkin realty were amazing to work with. We received updated active listings daily based on the detailed criteria we had shared with Dave which allowed us to quickly jump on any properties we were interested in. Dave was extremely responsive to text messages/calls and emails, and showed a sincere interest in helping us find the home we wanted that had all of the items we were looking for. Dave is a highly experienced professional with incredible negotiation skills. Once we found the home we wanted, Dave jumped on it and took care of all of the hard work that was required to lock in the home at a great price. We would definitely recommend Zimkin realty if you are looking to purchase a home. 

Deja H.


After 2 years of trying to sell our home my wife and I were about to give up. That's when I met Dave Zimkin. He came by and looked at our home. Made a few suggestions about improvements that would increase value and speed up sale. We followed his suggestions and made improvements. He set the asking price creating the perfect market for our home and within a short period of time we had a offer and sold the home. There is no doubt in my mind without Dave's expertise and knowledge of the market we would have given up and still be living there. Up front he told us exactly how the entire process would unfold and it all happened just as he described. If you have a home you need to sell there's absolutely no other agent that I would recommend! 

Mike Haynes


Dave Zimkin was referred to us as we were attempting to purchase a home as a short sale through an auction. I truly believe the stars were aligned for us to have the opportunity to meet a Realtor of his professional caliber and personal integrity! Dave guided us through the auction and contracting process, letting us know the potential pitfalls and benefits of acquiring the property. I asked for guidance in choosing a lender and Dave promptly provided us with 4 contacts that he felt would be right for us, but didn't interfere as we evaluated them all until we were comfortable with our choice. Dave kept us informed every step of the way and promptly responded to our requests and queries. Dave's expert negotiation skills allowed us, as buyers, and the sellers to reach amicable arrangements to close the sale in record time. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DAVE ZIMKIN to service all real estate needs, whether buying or selling. He is a true and honest professional who will be our Realtor for life!

Minnie Tandy


Dealing with Dave was the BEST real estate experience a person could ask for. When a glitch came up his response was always the same: "Don't worry, we'll fix it!" and he did. We would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to sell or buy a piece of property.

Dennis and Betty Goodman


I think the only thing I could say that was bad was that he moved too quickly. I started the process with David in late March. I was told that the entire process would likely be completed by the end of August. Then he called and said 7-20-12 and again another call moving it up to 7-17-12. Oh but wait, that's a good thing not bad. David not only moved my house quickly and professionally, he also helped me to sell my side by side refrigerator when I ran out of time and had no place to move it to once the house closed escrow. For all of you ongoing customers, as well as future customers, let me just say you really can put your whole trust in David. He was not only patient with my many questions and insecurities, he got the job done in record time. One of my daughter's clients referred him to me, I referred him to another of my daughters and I would not hesitate to continue to refer other friends, family and acquaintances to him. Thanks David you’re awesome.

Ellen Sosa


What can I say - Dave's is a 10 of 10 in persistence, patience and resourcefulness, and most importantly, he truly has his clients' best interest in mind. This 2012 short sale is my second transaction with Dave, and I have come to realize that he knows just about everyone in the business. We had two buyers fall through during this deal, but Dave never missed a beat - the same day, he had another one lined up and had the paperwork to me. If you need investors, lenders, bankers, you name it - Dave knows them, has a good relationship with them, and he will make the deal happen. On top of that he's a good guy and easy to talk to. DZ is the only realtor I would ever recommend to anyone for doing business in SD County.

David Real


I worked with David Zimkin this year in acquiring a rental property.  From the very first conversation I had with David until today, long after the close of escrow, I have found David to be professional, knowledgeable, responsive and diligent.   He listened to my needs and showed me many qualifying properties which met my criterion.  He helped me develop a winning strategy to tie up the property and secured a sizable discount with the sellers while in escrow.  It was a complicated purchase and David was instrumental in making the deal work.

I would recommend David to anyone with real estate brokerage needs and would definitely use David again myself for my future real estate needs.

Jeff Pollak


Dave is knowledgeable, patient and an excellent sales person.   I'm a Real Estate Broker and I have been in and around this business for 20 years. I have managed hundreds of agents.  I am also an Attorney and a General Contractor.  When a person with my background decides to use a broker, it's because that broker brings value to the table.  Dave brings a lot to the table, and can be trusted to work hard on a principle's behalf.  More importantly, Dave gets results. 

Arturo Zepeda


“Dave Zimkin, always on the ball, always a pleasure to work with!”

Sergio Miranda
ServiceLink, FNF’s National Lender Platform


We are finally unpacked in our new home and loving every minute!

We cannot thank you enough for stepping in and saving us from a real estate 'drowning". With all the unknowns in this market and economy, it was refreshing to find someone who was honest, upfront and diligent, making sure things happened and moved along in the process.

You understood our family's needs, found the best home for us, and did everything in your power to make the closing as smooth and fast as possible.  We appreciated the advise and expertise you shared, from the finance contacts to the home warranty security.  It was a pleasure to work with you.  We will be sure to recommend your services to others.

Erik and Kelly Kangas


I’ve known Dave for almost 10 years and in that time I’ve gotten to know both his approach to business as well as his approach to life.  In addition to being a great father, Dave is passionate about his business. He is driven by doing right by his clients and creating value through his representation.  I would immediately recommend Dave for anyone seeking a strong advocate, a knowledgeable advisor, or a skilled negotiator to work on your behalf in any of your real estate needs.

William Kittredge
Vice President / Operations Manager


As a Bank Owned Escrow Officer, I work with thousands of Brokers and Realtors on a monthly basis. I can not express enough how refreshing it is to work with Dave.  I can always rely on Dave to have an answer to a question without delay, and if he doesn’t he goes to great measures to get the answer or matter resolved quickly.  My escrows are never delayed when he is representing the property, in fact most often his files close early!  He is highly efficient and assertive, anticipates problems and quickly identifies solutions.  His work ethic and tenacity coupled with his industry knowledge makes him a preferred Broker and a pleasure to work with.  His drive, and motivation to succeed, while ensuring the legal and ethical boundaries is far above and beyond what is customary in this industry.  I would recommend Dave to anyone and could not trust anyone else more.

Holly Talavera
REO Team Lead
ServiceLink, FNF’s National Lender Platform


“Simply stated, Dave continually finds a way to make it happen.  His hard work, creative thought process, and determination to find options to solve any issues, makes Dave stand apart from all other Realtors I’ve worked with.”

Jamie Marsh
Senior Manager, Marketing


“Mr. Zimkin is on top of his game when he guided me through my first investment property purchase through the end. It was the most difficult of circumstances surrounding this transaction from the market conditions to the seller’s demands: fortunately Dave navigated me through the process. I was so impressed by Dave’s knowledge, integrity and relentless work ethic that I immediate asked him to help out my friends and family. Thanks to Dave I now own a great investment and can recommended to anyone without reservation the use of his paramount service. Best of all is I walked away with a friend”

Fausto Gutierrez
Regional Bank Private Banker
Wells Fargo Bank


From day one I noticed the difference working with Dave Zimkin. I could tell his priority was to help me find the right property for me and that he would do whatever it took to help me find just the right one. Even steer me clear of bad situations. I know David is working with and for me.”-Joseph

Joseph Narducci
Creative Production Director


I have known Dave Zimkin since grade school, and he has always been a person of high moral character and a hard worker. You will not find a better Real Estate Broker and a more “real” person in Mr. Zimkin.  Dave will always find a way to get things done and will work above and beyond to meet the needs of his clients,  not to mention he is a great guy to go out with and enjoy life with.

Anthony Scire
Fitness Instructor


"I have known Dave for many years as both a friend and business 'consultant'.  He has helped my family three separate times in evaluating home purchases and structuring the best loan options available in the marketplace.  All three times, his assistance, follow through and advice has been nothing short of spectacular. I always seek Dave's knowledge of my real estate and mortgage decisions. If you have the opportunity to work with Dave, I highly recommend Dave and his dedication to his work; follow through; and overall knowledge of the real estate market"

John Townsend
Owner-Homewatch CareGivers


“As a first time home buyer and being from a different country I was scared to buy a home in America. Dave guided me in an excellent way through the whole process.  I felt very secure with him. He is somebody who gets things done, is able to explain everything and the most important thing he is listening to his client needs. Even on the weekends when I had an urgent question, I was able to get a response quickly and satisfying.
Thanks a lot and I will definitely recommend him to my friends and everybody who is looking for a professional broker.”

Beate Muller


“Dave, you have to stop by my house to enjoy the view, it is so beautiful & very peaceful.

Thanks for everything. U ARE GREAT! We know that our choice of Real Estate Broker is right”.

Lan Nguyen & Tan Tran


"Dave Zimkin is top notch in our book of real estate professionals.  He provides first class service alongside professionalism and market expertise.  We were pleasantly surprised to find out that even in a challenging market Dave is able to analyze and negotiate diligently in order to meet deadlinse that are at times unrealistic.  He is also a superior communicator with banks and is able to cut through the red tape getting to the critical issues in record time.  Dave is also a pleasant personality to work with always keeping in mind the goals of the clients he represents.

We definitely recommend Dave for any real estate transactions in the San Diego market and its surroundings."

Gloria & Kyong An
Rental Investors and Sellers


"When my wife and I started our home search, we discovered Dave through his website.  As an active duty naval officer new to San Diego area, I had little knowledge of the area.  We met Dave for a look at some prospective homes in August 2010, and he immediately impressed me with his depth of knowledge of the local area, and with his professionalism, integrity and ethics.  He quickly grasped what our needs were, and provided sound counsel and clear explanations of some of the more complicated aspects of real estate purchasing.  Over the next 5 months, he was constantly available to discuss our needs and look at possible homes.  When Dave works for you, he is a skillful and assertive negotiator on your behalf, always protecting your interests and never pushing you beyond your comfort zone when it comes time to make this major life decision.  He follows through, and does exactly what he says he will do.  We are extremely happy with the house we finally closed on, and if we ever find ourselves in the market again, Dave will be the first and only broker I call."

Al Macneil
Naval Officer


We bought AND sold our house with Dave. Both times we couldn't have been more pleased. Dave exceeds expectations. You tell him what you need and he MAKES IT HAPPEN. Period. He is highly motivated, professional, and most of all he can be trusted to get you the best possible price whether you are buying or selling. He guided us through every offer with well thought through strategy and skill. Beyond that, he really goes the extra mile just to help, answer questions, etc. His contacts in the industry are invaluable and came in handy many times throughout the process, and his knowledge of the buying and selling process completely put us at ease as first time buyers and sellers. We highly recommend Dave and wouldn't use any other realtor/broker if we bought again in the San Diego area.

Amy and Jonathan Whitt



I just wanted to let you know that it was a pleasure working with you!  Shortsales are tough, but working with someone like you made it a smooth ride for all of us.  Cindy is lucky to have you represent her and we wish all of you the best too.  Thank you and may our paths cross again!

Saomorn Pang
California Realty


Our experience with Dave was wonderful! We are newly engaged, first-time home buyers, and we found our perfect home thanks to Dave. Throughout the process, Dave was extremely helpful and happy to answer any questions we had...and we had a lot! He is a real expert at what he does and he worked so hard to help us get this property. We heard short sales can take forever and be a real pain, but we were in our home in record time! He exceeded our expectations and we will recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Thanks again Dave!

-Andy & Samantha



Dear Dave,

I 'd like to personally thank you for your expertise and support to my cousin.  Your direction and guidance is always helpful to the consumer in the home buying process.  I'm sure once the dust settles we both will begin to make our home buying process with you.  Again thank you.


-Audrey & Michelle

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