David has an in-depth knowledge of the San Francisco real estate market developed as a life-long resident of The City whose family has been in the business for more than 60 years.
Key to his success as a valued real estate professional is David's ability to communicate pertinent information to his clients in a clear, concise and timely manner. Whether representing sellers or buyers, his unparalleled negotiating skills are highly valued. Exceeding client expectations is his primary goal for every transaction.
Keeping clients fully informed of all actions taken on their behalf throughout the process is an integral part of David's clients' satisfaction and loyalty. He provides a wide range of important contacts for specialized contractors, lending, and escrow. and services including inspection management, staging counsel, monitoring agent and on-line prospect interest level, marketing activity and precise document coordination. Clients enjoy peace of mind and confidence that their significant investment transaction is being handled professionally and skillfully.
David's market-sensitive pricing, appealing property presentation consultation and a multi-tiered marketing program are all critical to his successful sales. David's listings consistently result in multiple offers sooner than the average days on market.
Experienced homebuyers and real estate investors acknowledge his expertise in assessing offer pricing to reflect the current market and get the deal. First-time buyers appreciate his guidance, explanation of the process, documents and counseling throughout the involved process. Clients purchasing a home or investment property benefit from his dedicated efforts previewing prospective properties, knowledge of off-market opportunities, keen sense of evolving neighborhood dynamics, and the ability to obtain critical intelligence regarding seller motivation and buyer competition if present.
David is a graduate of Lowell High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting and the Communication Arts from San Francisco State University. He appreciates the opportunity to deliver meals for Project Hand and volunteers with HaMotzi, providing meals to San Francisco homeless shelters. David supports The Breast Cancer Fund and Compass’s Community Fund. He enjoys hiking, snowshoeing. and yoga, has been married to Cynthia since meeting at university and are very proud parents of two accomplished daughters.
"David helped me sell my condo, and exceeded my expectations. He's a terrific communicator, highly experienced, and a cool guy overall. We met him at another open house and knew almost immediately we were going to recruit him to help us sell. He's a SF native and knows the City in and out. He explains process, next steps, and action items in an easy to follow fashion, but can also get into detailed strategic conversations.. so a good agent for both new and experienced sellers. David was open to my ideas, has a good network of contractors/supporters, and he has very wide reach. He showed my property many times before the open house, resulting in above asking offers, and still put on a great open house which resulted in a great offer significantly above asking. Highly recommend!" Andrew .C
We couldn’t be happier with our experience with David. As first-time homebuyers in SF we turned to him for a lot of advice and he was spot-on throughout the entire process. David knows an incredible amount about the various neighborhoods in SF, where the best places are to eat, drink and live, is well connected with other agents showing properties to get the full scoop on each place, and gave us all the tools we needed to land in our dream home. He also gave us great advice as to what offers would lock in the properties we were excited about. He was always a phone call/text away and more than happy to assist with any question or concern that we had. We would urge anyone, especially first-time buyers, to work with David – you will not be disappointed!" Anthony & Katie
“I highly recommend David as a REALTOR®! We worked with David to sell our house in January 2021. David was great to work with during a challenging time (pandemic) - he is personable, positive, flexible, and has extensive knowledge of the area and housing market. Using his network, David helped us find a buyer before we officially listed for a price above what we expected. David provided expertise along the way to help us navigate inspections and negotiations with the buyer. Our family (complete with 2 young children) was living in the home throughout the selling process and David was really respectful of all of the COVID restrictions, virtual schooling, etc in scheduling inspections and viewings. The sale went extremely smoothly and quickly. Thank you, David!” Karen & Alex
“David Zimmerman has been a tremendous help in getting my mother's house ready for sale and SOLD...helping with contractors and subs, in preparing the house for sale, through the listing and finally the sale, he stuck with us. Throughout he made recommendations, helped with the Compass Consierge program, and explained issues and city requirements that I was not aware of. Without his vast experience and knowledge in the SF market, we would have encountered problems and delays. However, for all his knowledge, he was never pushy, and always listened to my questions, and opinions. I am very grateful for all his assistance and support. AND, he did it all through the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 situation.” Marti E.
“The best decision we ever made when selling our in San Francisco was enlisting the services of David Zimmerman as our real estate agent.David was confident in his ability to get the price we wanted whilst being sensitive and flexible to our needs and opinions.
Throughout the whole process, David went above and beyond every step of the way. From his firm belief in his marketing strategy to his tireless work with houses and private showings. David was always professional, patient and his availability to answer all of our questions was impressive as well as comforting. Liam M. & Mary F.
“David stood out as one of the best REALTORS® San Francisco has to offer: His diligence and knowledge of the market, the amount of care and time he put into the listing and his track record of success.” Matt & Meg B.
“We came to David looking to sell and buy simultaneously, with a pretty extensive wish list. The insight he provided into market trends and innovative ways to check items off our wish list made this gargantuan undertaking significantly more manageable. In the end, we found the perfect home in the perfect location. The closing process wasn’t exactly smooth, but David was there every step of the way, coordinating with appropriate parties, doing research and presenting options in a clear and helpful way. As a first-time buyer, I can’t thank him enough for getting me into my dream home!" Galen C.
David’s analysis of the current real estate market, knowing the competitive environment in which we were participating and his consultation pertaining to our offer price and contingencies, were significant factors that helped us get this property.” Sia H. Z.
"David is the absolute best! I've worked with a number of REALTORS® in the past on previous home transactions and no one comes close to his level of professionalism, experience, patience and dependability. David has extensive knowledge of the SF market and was a great guide throughout the whole selling process, giving us explanations, strategies, advice and opinions." Michael B. .
"David is an absolutely incredible REALTOR®! This was our first time buying a home, and we were new to and intimidated by the process. David was impressively pragmatic while introducing us to the eccentricities of the San Francisco real estate market. While driving us all over the city to look at over ten places in one afternoon, it became clear that he was intently listening to our tastes and needs, and understood us and our values. He quickly adapted to our very specific constraints and preferences in a way that no other REALTOR® had demonstrated. He was able to elucidate the specific elements and nuances of varying homes that would likely influence the sale price. Along the way he was a fountain of long standing local knowledge, and made us feel comfortable and not pressured or worried. We genuinely enjoyed his company and have fond memories of the day!
We believe his insight into the market, negotiation skills, connections within the community, and diligent work were key factors that enabled us to purchase a home that we LOVE in such a complex and competitive market. We highly recommend working with David!"
"David is an absolutely incredible REALTOR®! This was our first time buying a home, and we were new to and intimidated by the process. David was impressively pragmatic while introducing us to the eccentricities of the San Francisco real estate market. While driving us all over the city to look at over ten places in one afternoon, it became clear that he was intently listening to our tastes and needs, and understood us and our values. He quickly adapted to our very specific constraints and preferences in a way that no other REALTOR® had demonstrated. He was available all hours of the day and night, and was always cheerful and brought a light sense of humor that we appreciated greatly. He expertly guided us in precisely when to put in the offer, and it was accepted the following morning. We could not have been more thrilled and appreciative! We believe his insight into the market, negotiation skills, connections within the community, and diligent work were key factors that enabled us to purchase a home that we LOVE in such a complex and competitive market. We highly recommend working with David!" Devon P.