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David Melford

Broker Associate | DRE# 01126655

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"It is our first home purchase. David is extremely patient, understanding and responsive during the process. There is an issue with the seller but David was there to negotiate on a deal to get us some discount. At the end of the sale, David prepared us a file book, which organizes all the important documents of the sale process. My husband and I are extremely thankful to have worked with David.

As a first time buyer I could not have asked for a better agent. David is extremely patient, knowledgeable and easy to work with. If you are looking for someone who is efficient, responsive, and genuinely cares about your best interest, David Melford is the best!

He has successfully managed both a sale and a purchase of two different homes for me. He was extremely professional in all business matters. I would unequivocally again use his services. Always a pleasure to work with him.

We worked with Dave Melford on buying AND selling both our houses in the Pasadena area. He listed to what we wanted and helped us find the right places. He also did a great job of facilitating our last sale after we had relocated out of state, and really went over and beyond to make sure the sale would close on time. I would (and have already) recommended Dave to anyone who wants an engaged realtor who listens to your needs and desires when buying or selling a house.
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David is an honest and respectful realtor. He has many years of experience and knows the Pasadena and surrounding area very well. He is always available to take your call and inquiries. I have bought and sold homes with David and I recommend him to everyone.

I have known and worked with David Melford on my So. Cal real estate needs since purchasing my first house in 1996. I have referred him multiple times to various friends who purchased and sold houses through him. Through my contact with non-SoCal real estate agents, I find myself comparing them to David's personable demeanor and level of expertise; frankly, no one measures up." -

If you are looking for a real estate agent/broker, there is plenty of them out there. If you are seeking some one who will be professional, educated, and will look out for your best interest first, David Melford is your go-to man. I am lucky to have ran into David via a mutual real estate transaction. I did a loan for a mutual client. Unlike other agents, David was very cooperative and instrumental in helping this client close the deal on a great 4 units investment property. Without hesitation I would recommend checking him out for your real estate need.

David sold 2124 Monte Vista with only 1 weekend Open House. To accomplish this he made sure the home was properly prepared via staging and marketing which made all the difference in selling quickly at top dollar. Initially, I was concerned about the listing price being too low but with David's experience and counsel I, delightfully, needn't have worried! In fact, with his background as an appraiser he was spot on in predicting an anticipated sales price. David managed the escrow process smoothly and efficiently addressing the buyers requests/ concerns quickly, enabling a 30 day escrow to occur. David was a dream to work with. I would recommend him highly to anyone selling a home in the Pasadena area!

David has been nothing short of outstanding in the process of selling our home for us. I have known him for many years, and his dedication, professional integrity, and real estate expertise put him at the top of the list of the many available brokers. From beginning to end he has been there for us, implementing a well thought out plan for the successful sale of our home. From pre-listing research, to excellent marketing and skilled negotiations throughout the offer phase and escrow period- he has ensured a smooth transaction with optimal results. Not only has he done what one would expect of their broker, he has gone far above and beyond, providing us with a level of client service that would be hard pressed to come by with most agents. We highly recommend David to home sellers and buyers alike; his impressive qualifications and years of experience are reasons enough, but his honest desire to achieve what is best for his client really sets him apart. As your agent, he makes it obvious that your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to him.

First of all, David Melford was the only one who consistently sent me lists of viable properties in my price range and in the area I was looking at. I had many others send me listings, but most of the properties were not what I was looking for at all. David was friendly, and easy to work with. He was able to give good advice on the negotiation process, which was new to me as a first time buyer. He took extra time to take care of things while I was out of town even, and had some resources for some maintenance issues that needed to be taken care of at the house.

David is very thorough, customer focus, and responsive. He is honest, understand the California real estate law well and always on the customer's side in preventing legal and mortgage risks.

David Melford is the best agent out there. Period. What I love about him most is he understands that service is key. On our first business encounter, we were looking to lease not buy. Even though it was not a profitable venture for him, David took the time to get us into a few houses and offered his experience free of charge. I was impressed that someone would invest their valuable time for little to nothing in return. As a result, when I owned a property that needed to be leased, I hired David to find us a candidate and take us through the paperwork. Within a week he found us our dream tenants who are still with us today. I love David. His winning combination of experience, communication and affability make him our only choice.

He helped us for over a year by suggesting and contacting contractors, showing the house several times, and finally arriving at a sale we all were happy with.

David worked with me on couple of engagements and he's very responsive, no hassel, and most important of all, result oriented. I would rely on him on all the services you need in the San Gabriel Valley area.

About David
David has been full time in the residential real estate industry for 30 years.

Ten years ago, he created his own residential brokerage brand; "Roycroft Realty" and gained the unique challenging experience as a startup. He understands branding, niche marketing and logistics at a high ethical level. David gets the idea of doing everything locally and supporting small business.

Born and raised in the North East LA and the San Gabriel Valley, David understands his neighborhoods, culture and landmarks at such a level that his clients feel like they are on a historical tour when showing buyers and sellers. Even if properties stretch from Glendora west to Santa Clarita, or from Valencia south to Monterey Park.

After graduating college, David left engineering for a carer in real estate to invest and start with a heavy dose of commercial, income and rehab of properties until he found his niche with historic properties. 
He built his own replica Craftsman home on Christmas Tree Lane 15 years ago.
After representing many landmark properties and serving on many local preservation boards, like Pasadena Heritage and South Pasadena City Cultural Heritage Commission, he decided to brand himself as a preservation agent.

Before getting his broker's license, he gathered the NAR, Certified HAFA and Certified New Home Specialist designations.
Being an artist for over 30 years and coming from an art-teaching family, David has been a drummer and percussionist over 4 decades, from Eagle Rock (LAUSD) until today, drumming in a blues band playing locally.

David has lived in the East San Gabriel Valley for decades, married with 3 young adult kids. 
He looks forward serving his clients' real estate needs.

David Melford’s Listings

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a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a stove a sink and a refrigerator
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a sink and cabinets
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a sink and a window
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a sink a refrigerator and a wooden cabinets
a view of an empty room with wooden floor and a window
an empty room with wooden floor and windows
a bathroom with a sink toilet and shower
a view of empty room with wooden floor and windows
a view of an empty room with wooden floor and a window
a bathroom with a toilet a sink and a mirror
a view of entryway with a yard
a car parked in front of a house
a view of front door and wooden deck
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an aerial view of a building with outdoor space
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a refrigerator and a stove
a kitchen with sink cabinets and stove
a bathroom with a bath tub
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