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David Thayer

David Thayer

SAN DIEGO REAL ESTATE ADVISOR

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As a San Diego native, David Thayer has extensive knowledge of his home city's one-of-a-kind coastal lifestyle. He understands and appreciates each distinct local neighborhood that makes up the greater San Diego area and is passionate about homes that demonstrate a unique coastal modern feel.
 
David goes above and beyond to exceed his clients' expectations across the home buying and selling cycle spectrum. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned developer, David provides a sense of style coupled with data-driven analysis and investment strategies. Most importantly, he provides a personal connection to each of his clients.
 
With a proven track record in business that spans the real estate software industry and corporate fashion, David's experience is multi-faceted and cutting edge. He delivers a creative 360° approach to buying or selling your home, starting with a targeted online presence across search tools, social media, marketing, and branding, to the financial side of the business of forecasting and economics. With a background in aesthetics, brand, and consumer trends, David focuses on how properties show up best to sell quickly and for the highest possible price.
 
David leads a team with a proven track record of $100M+ in closed sales volume. He prides himself on his work ethic, attention-to-detail, and affable nature that help deliver consistent communication to build loyalty and trust in all transactions. David looks forward to helping you with your next real estate venture.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
About David Thayer, Realtor®, Pacific Sotheby’s, International Realty. I cannot tell you how fortunate I was to be referred to David Thayer of Sotheby’s International Realty. We met first through email. I explained I was moving back into the San Diego area after living many years in Arizona. I discussed with David the location, size, living situation, and the financial parameters that I wanted to be in. ...

— Barb K.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
David is a fantastic Realtor® to work with and I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy a new house. David assisted me, over the course of about a year, to help me find my first home. While David does have local knowledge, process expertise, responsiveness, and negotiation skills, one key attribute missing from the rating scale is customer service. In working with David, I never felt like he was "s...

— Alexander A.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
David is a Realtor® I would recommend to anyone considering buying a home. He took the time to get to know me and through multiple tours really understood the features that were important to me. He was great about sending me listings he thought I would like and always responded to my e-mails and texts promptly. David was the reason I was able to win the bid over 5 others for the house of my dreams. He kn...

— Deneen B.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
David did an excellent job helping us find a home. We had sold our house and needed to quickly buy a place to close simultaneously. David has great knowledge of the individual neighborhoods in San Diego County, which let us focus on the right areas. In just a few days we made an offer on a great house with an excellent view of the golf course. David really shines when it comes to negotiating the deal. We...

— Toni

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
David found us the perfect luxury urban investment property off-market, negotiated an unbelievable price for us on it, and managed the timeline for a smooth, quick escrow. We were able to rent out the investment property David found for us off-market immediately for top dollar. David analyzed a multitude of real estate investment opportunities, walking us through cash-flow and ROI on the various properti...

— Harpreet A.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
David Thayer is an outstanding Realtor®. I have bought and sold more than 50 homes in my life and David is at the top of the list. We needed to find a home quickly and David listened to our criteria and timing issues and delivered. Not only that, he negotiated a terrific deal for us and stayed on top of everything to see that we closed on time. He knows the business, he knows the neighborhoods, is a grea...

— Toni O.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
David is an outstanding agent who we highly recommend. He sold our house in two days for a higher price than we ever expected. He was extremely hardworking, consistently communicative with a positive attitude, and on top of every detail. The experience was quite a pleasure! My husband and I had originally listed our home in 2018 with another agent and it sat on the market for months with little traffic a...

— Julie L.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
David Thayer is a fantastic person and real estate agent. He helped us buy our dream house in Southern California, edging out six other bidders. Whew, that took real skill, which David brings in spades. We met David when he was showing a home. He is very polite, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. We asked if he would be willing to help us find our home. Working with David was such a positive experience. Davi...

— Eugene

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
David did an amazing job at finding us a home in Carmel Valley. He knew the area really well. We didn't know exactly what we were looking for early on, but David very quickly figured out our likes and dislikes. He did a really good of strategizing offers and making sure we found our dream home, and we did. He responds to texts and calls 7 days a week and was always super easy to reach, which is critical ...

— Charles G.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
David helped me get into my first home purchase and secure a great off-market deal. He showed great professionalism and answered any questions or concerns that came up. David was consistently in contact throughout each step of the process and was able to close on the property in 30 days. David was great to work with and I highly recommend his services. David is a great agent to work with. He helped me se...

— Malcolm

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
I was browsing the market on my own before reaching out to David which was the best decision I could have made. The house I wanted to have multiple offers and I didn’t have much more that I could afford to offer but he was able to beat out the other offers by negotiating with the sellers. I am also very grateful that he was able to help sell my condo off the market prior to this and his expertise made th...

— Buyer

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
I was in the market for a short amount of time thanks to the help of a knowledgeable agent. Although the house I wanted to have multiple offers, David was able to help me beat out the other offers after I had my heart set on it. Prior to this he also helped me sell my condo off the market for an excellent price. I remember the process being much more complicated when I bought my first home 7 years ago. D...

— Nathan D.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
David was my Agent for a Mission Valley townhome sale in May 2021. The helpful presale hints, staging suggestions, virtual photography and virtual tours, showings, and work throughout the closing process resulted in a record sales price for this development. It was a pleasure working with David throughout this process!

— Jim J.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
I recommend you contact David if you are looking for an awesome agent. He knows the business and the market. He is personable, helpful, pays attention to the details, and will help you sell your house for the best price and/or find the perfect new home. He did an excellent job for us! I recommend him 100%.

— Toni O.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
David helped me get an off-market deal done for a great price. Also, he ensured that the whole process was as simple as possible and was able to close within 30 days.

— Buyer

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