David provides his clients with a wealth of business experience, strategic alternatives for achieving goals, and a comprehensive knowledge of the Incline Village real estate market. He is genuinely passionate about all Tahoe has to offer and conveys that passion to his clients. David understands that each client's needs are unique and provides skillful guidance, creative solutions and personalized service to fulfill those needs. Both buyers and sellers benefit from his resourcefulness, his planning, marketing, negotiating and financial skills, and his technological expertise. Whether a luxury lake home, historic legacy property, rustic cabin in the woods, or convenient condominium, David understands how to best meet his clients' objectives. David's concern for his clients is genuine, so it is no surprise he has developed friendships with many of his clients over the years.
David was raised in New Jersey, where his mother owned a real estate brokerage for over 25 years. After completing his Electrical Engineering BS from Virginia Tech in 1984, he became an early pioneer in the fiber optic industry. As an entrepreneur in San Diego he created several telecom-related start-up companies and was awarded two patents. He also became involved in underwater hockey and sand sculpting, working on many large sculpting projects throughout the US and Europe. David enjoyed world travels and decided to make Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Nevada, his home in 2000.
David quickly embraced the natural beauty of this Sierra playground, appreciating the numerous Tahoe lifestyle activities including backpacking, mountain biking, kayaking and skiing/snowboarding. He also enjoys artistic pursuits playing bass in a jazz/funk/rock band, snow/sand sculpting, and photography. David volunteers on several local planning committees, and helped create, design and raise funds for the public Disc Golf Course in Incline Village in 2011. He also works with local renewable energy entrepreneurs.
David has been helping clients and new friends negotiate the Tahoe real estate market since 2002 and he can help make your "Tahoe dream home" a reality as well.
David provided a level of service that is beyond what I ever experienced in the past. What also amazed me was the concierge service that I am still receiving after the closings on my 5 properties.
Craig & Liz Olson — May 26, 2016
We had never even met Dave when we first began looking at real estate in Tahoe but by the time we closed he had become our life-long friend. It has been over ten years since Dave found the perfect home for us in Incline and we still love it.
Suzannah & Shawn Noonan — May 26, 2016
Thank you Dave for selling our Incline Village home so quickly for top price!
Martha Talton — May 26, 2016
We met Dave a number of years ago when we visited an open house he was holding for a house we were interested in. We subsequently made an offer on the house with Dave as our agent. He represented both buyer and seller but he did it in a fair and professional manner. All parties were happy with the transaction. He was our agent when we put our former home on the market and despite the downturn in the real estate market at the time, he marketed it well and it sold fairly quickly. We have become friends and he was in fact a close neighbor, until we recently purchased another home with Dave as our agent. His knowledge and familiarity with the real estate market in Incline Village made our search fast and easy. He did his research and took us to homes that filled our wish list and we were able to reach a decision very quickly. From the time he presented and negotiated our offer, thru escrow, he made the experience easy. His immediate response to our questions and concerns was impressive. We are very happy with our new home and we are again using Dave as our agent to market and sell our former home. We do not hesitate to recommend him as an exceptional agent, who is easy to work with and will represent his clients very well.
Andy & Diane Jaine — May 26, 2016
Dave is a straightforward and nice guy. He knows the market (and the community) better than anybody and is honest in his assessments and recommendations. He goes above and beyond and works in partnership to get things done. We have known him for years and are about to list our house with him after he helped us buy it 12 years ago. Agents like Dave are very hard to find!
Clarice Turner — May 26, 2016
Dave has been my families personal Realtor for many years. I also refer all of my friends and clients to him for their personal homes and or investment properties. Everyone is very happy with the fact that he gets them top dollar when selling or negotiates an excellent deal for them, in a timely manner and a seamless transaction. I trust David to always have my best interests in mind.
Kelly McDougall — May 26, 2016
Thank you David for finding my perfect Tahoe home. I really appreciated David's connection to my needs. He found me a home with a great view, perfect size, and a garage in my price range. It was also my first time to buy a home alone. He gave me the confidence and direction that made it easy. I am grateful for my beautiful Tahoe home!
Kellye Howell — May 26, 2016
Dave did a great job for us. The sale of our home was simple as Dave did everything he said he would do and then some. We would highly recommend Dave for real estate sales or purchases.
Amy & Mark Sergeant — May 26, 2016
David Duffie is a very cool headed, patient person, whose personality leaves one feeling very comfortable, and never rushed when it comes to the complicated and sometimes stressful process of finding a home.
Jeff Gall — May 26, 2016
David was the most thorough real estate professional I have ever dealt with. He constantly kept me informed of market conditions and what properties that were previously listed and those listed that day. No request was ever too small and he always made his schedule fit mine. He was always looking out for my best interest. It was a great pleasure working with David and look forward to the next opportunity to work with him again.
Dan Donovan — May 26, 2016
The Speth Family has had David's help in purchasing and selling homes, in Incline, for many years. He is the best!
John & Ruthann Speth, Dr. Neil F. Speth & Cynthia — May 26, 2016
If you are looking for a knowledgable...straight talking...realtor that can get the job done... Dave is your guy...!
Bruce Falkenborg — May 26, 2016
It has been eight years since we purchased a home with Dave's expert help. He was able to find what we wanted and at the price we wanted. Over the years Dave continues to help us with maintenance or other problems. We highly recommend Dave in your real property needs.
Al Fujita — May 26, 2016
My wife and I have been working with Dave for years and will continue to do so - he's always been unfailingly responsive/attentive/insightful and easy-going - we've both taken time to write very positive reviews and would highly recommend him to anyone - thanks Dave!
Rob Cherry — May 26, 2016
David Duffie very effectively managed two extremely complicated real estate transactions for us over the past 10 years. Both were tax exempt exchanges of income properties. Without David's expertise, the first transaction in which he sold a house in Incline Village would not have occurred. We had a house in Del Mar, California in escrow when we went to him to help us find an exchange property in Incline Village. After he found us a house in Incline Village and this potential purchase was in escrow, our property in Del Mar went out of escrow. With this complication, David worked to keep the owner of the Incline property in line with the deal until we found a new buyer in Del Mar. Without David's motivation and experience, I do not believe that the transaction would have occurred. Again, in 2013, he guided us through another exchange. For this second exchange he sold one property and found an excellent second property for us. The negotiations for the purchase of this replacement property was very complicated. It required many offers and counter offers over about four months. Without David's persistence and experience, we doubt that the deal would have been successfully concluded. In dealing with David for more than a decade, we have also been impressed by his competence, knowledge of the market, and his integrity and honesty. In conclusion, we can confidently recommend him as a real estate agent to all.
Charles & Sally Higgins — May 26, 2016
It is my pleasure to recommend Mr. David Duffie as a top real estate agent who worked with me a few times in the past 10 years and recently he helped me to get my home sold. He always tried his best and was ready with excellent advice to get me the best deal. I recommend him for his expertise, experience and integrity.
Gilfredo Salas — May 26, 2016
David has been very helpful in securing a good investment for us. We have used him to bid on several properties in Incline Village. He is always responsive and diligent. Not pushy and very informative. Michael
Michael Richardson — May 26, 2016
We have used David to help us to buy and sell our House in Lake Tahoe. He was always available to us. He is very knowledgable and always goes out of his way to help us even when we did not have our house for sale since we did not live there full time. He made buying and selling much easier for us. We would highly recommend David to anyone.
Bijan Imani — May 26, 2016
Dave Duffie is a warm and friendly agent who is intelligent and willing to do whatever it takes to make the process of buying a home the best experience he can. He is dedicated and motivated in his everday life and this reflects through his profession.
Dawn Richarde — May 26, 2016
Working with David was an absolute pleasure. He made searching for and buying my first home a great experience. He is patient and a good listener and very knowledgeable, which resulted in us working in partnership to find the right home that suited my lifestyle and budget. I am new to the area so I appreciated that he shared his network with me, helping me find everything from handymen to technical experts. I recommend David highly and feel certain that I would call on him again for future real estate needs.
Jamie Allison — May 26, 2016
I am cherishing our sixth morning in the townhouse that David helped us find. We will always be grateful to him for guiding us in finding "the dream." He not only listened carefully to what we wanted, he was very patient, kind and thoughtful during the entire process. He was also extremely helpful in getting to know the Village and what we needed to do to move in easily. Another bonus is David's wonderful sense of humor and his easy going way. It is also a delight that he is a talented musician, who knows this community very well. I couldn't recommend David more highly. If you want a home in Tahoe and need the help of a very knowledgable and connected realtor: call David.
Lise Maisano — May 26, 2016