Testimonials

Testimonials


My goal is to make the process of buying, selling, or owning a home efficient, enjoyable
and rewarding for you.  See what my clients have said about my real estate services…
 

Dear Dave,

My sisters have expressed how much they have appreciated your help during our time of need in selling our sister’s Condominium after she passed in January. You helped in making many arrangements to get the home ready for sale and even declined my offer of an “exclusive listing” to increase our chance of a quicker sale and you gave that a higher priority than your commission. You are truly an “honest broker”. . . one we could trust (2000 miles away in California), depend and rely upon to give it 110% on our behalf. We would highly recommend you to anyone by this letter!  We would like to thank you for the Outstanding help you provided for us . . . it is greatly appreciated!

Rome

 

Dave – Words cannot express how thankful we are for all your help and guidance in the home owning process. You made this journey a very enjoyable experience and we couldn’t imagine working with anyone else. We learned something new with every house we looked at and we are so grateful for your knowledge and patience. We greatly appreciate all the time and energy you put into ourhouse search and hope t keep in contace over the years! Thanks again for everything!!  – Cassie & Charles

 

julia-szybowicz“Dave Smeak assisted my horse & me in finding a dream property.  It is a place to truly come home to- serene & beautiful w/my horse in my backyard. Dave definitely went above & beyond what a realtor needs to do-being there through the whole home-buying process & beyond! Thank you, Dave”

Gratefully,
Julia Szybowicz & Mystery
P.S.  From both of us-sending all the best to you & your family. 🙂

 

“I have worked with Dave Smeak and it has always been a pleasure. Dave is very knowledgeable in the real estate field and it is always a pleasure doing business with Dave and his office. Call Dave today!”

David C. Molenaar, SRA, RAA Owner, Molenaar & Associates, Inc.

 

“I have been in several marketing arenas with Dave and find him to be very well informed and highly professional and caring in his approach to sales and customer service.”

Ken Sudall Account Executive Go Green Auto Glass

 

“I have known Dave Smeak for more than 10 years and easily understand and appreciate his high level of integrity and honesty both as a friend and a business professional. The highest recommendation I can give is demonstrated by sending family members to Dave and his company for help in securing the right home. First time home buyers need the wisdom and insight of a professional like Dave. I wouldn’t send them if I didn’t completely trust Dave to take extra good care of them!”

Michael Jackman President, International Tours & GalaxSea Cruises

 

“Dave has been there every time I called and came through with every thing he said . I Darrell Benedict highly recommend Smeak realty for my agent.”  

Darrell Benedict Owner, Benedict Auto Body

 

“If you are thinking of buying a home you need Dave Smeak to represent your best interests. Dave works beyond just making the sale. We was very patient with us, finding numerous houses that matched our descriptions. Dave worked with us extensively on nights and weekends when it best fit our schedules. Dave even put together our offer while on vacation because he didn’t want to wait and risk being beaten by another offer. Show me someone else who would take care of his clients like that. His knowledge is invaluable, giving us tips on what is a good house not just based on what we liked about it, but factoring resale ability, and things that could turn into problems down the road. At our closing Dave was even describing things in the contract to the other realtor who was involved in the process. We have our dream home for our family and owe it all to Dave Smeak and Smeak Realty, truly a good foundation for every home sold.”

Mike Vitale Account Executive at Mid-Michigan Radio Group

 

“Dave is an honest person with his primary efforts to be in his client’s best interest. He has built his business with integrity. I recommend Dave Smeak to anyone I know either buying or selling. I know you also will appreciate Dave. He’s a good man.”

J.D. Small Photographer

 

“Dave made the process of selling my home as pleasant of an experience as possible. His recommendations to increase “curb appeal and salabillity” were spot on. Dave’s sincerity and trustworthiness was a definite blessing. I highly recommend Mr. Dave Smeak!”

Craig Hardman Direct Marketing Consultant @ ICS Marketing Support Services

 

“Dave is an awesome realtor who puts the client interests first, he thoroughly knows the area & the business, Dave brings an old element back to this business in the form of reliability , honesty & integrity (something that seems to be lacking in modern business, sadly) I personally endorse Dave 100%.

Regards, Paul Bostrom Lakota Electric

 

“Dave has proven himself to be a hard-working, honest professional who provides top-drawer services for his clients. I have known Dave for nearly 33 years and he is the residential real estate broker I think of first for any person who needs to buy, sell or lease property, especially in the eastern portion of Ingham county.”

Tom Burchman Associate Broker at NAI Mid-Michigan Vlahakis Commercial Lansing, Michigan Area

 

“Dave would be someone I would not only recommend but would use myself. He has years of experience and knowledge in his field. His understanding of the tax laws and credits from the government in this field is vast. He also cares about making sure you get the best deal not if he would get the best deal. I would send my family and friends to him with no regrets.”

Aaron Irving

 

“Dave is a very honest,straightforward and hard working individual.I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone for their real estate needs. I have also done several repair jobs for Dave on his properties and is great to work for.”

Tim Gorton President at Gorton Chimney & Fireplace Co.

 

“In a world of large, mega real estate agencies, Dave brings a caring, professional and personal approach. He’s been a great (and knowledgeable!) resource for me over the years.”

Mary Elaine Kiener, RN, PhD

 

“In my 34 short years I have found that surrounding myself with go-to-guys is a must! Dave is my go-to-guy for matters of real estate. Dave knows his stuff, had a boat-load of experience, and most of all… he is honorable and genuine. If you’re in the market for an agent… I highly recommend Dave.”

Matt Jabs 
Year first hired: 2007 (hired more than once)

 

“Dave is awesome and I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell residential real estate property. His length of time in the business and knowledge of every local market is invaluable. Dave will not sell you a house, He will assist you in buying a home.”

Sam Postema
Year first hired: 2004 (hired more than once)

 

“Previous to Dave putting our house on the market it had 3 seperate brokers and maybe if we were lucky 5 people viewing it in a 3 year span. Since putting our house on short sale with Dave we have had well over 20 viewings. Our house has not yet sold but we are praying that with Dave’s continued vigilance it will sell for us soon.”

Sharilynn McGarey

 

“Have known Dave Smeak for over a year and have found him to be knowledgeable and experienced in the field of Residential Real Estate. He is thorough and creative which has enabled his continued success despite the challenges of today’s Real Estate market. I would use Dave for my own personal real estate needs as well as recommend him to my friends and family.”

Don Waskiewicz Owner, Deep Blue Insights, LLC,Information Technology and Services Consultant

 

“I have never purchased a home from Dave. I have, however, had the pleasure of working with, and for him for the last 4 years in several rental homes that he owns, and in homes that he has sold or purchased for a client. As a contractor and business owner, I have had dealings with people from all walks of life, in many different professions and backgrounds, and people from all economic situations. It is rare to find a person with integrity, honesty, work ethic and morals such as Dave Smeak embodies. In talking with Dave’s clients, I have found that they too have seen his character, and, like me, are proud to call him both a colleague and a friend. When the time comes for me to sell my current home and purchase another, there is no other realtor that I will call.

Marcus J. LeVeque Owner- LeVeque’s Contracting

 

We listed our home recently and it couldn’t have been a better experience. I personally appreciated the fact that my involvement was quite minimal as I don’t have a lot of time available. Between Dave and my wife it really was effortless for me and we got what we wanted for our home. Thanks verymuch Dave!

Joe Allen

 

Dave was very knowledgeable about the Williamston housing market and provided excellent service throughout the purchasing process. He was responsive to our requests for house viewing and was quick to note any possible issues even when viewing houses his agency represented. A no pressure experience. During the negotiation process he was quick to respond to our questions and provided guidance without being intrusive. He continued to be supportive during the inspection process, working with the sellers to ensure any issues found during inspection were addressed to our satisfaction. We would highly recommend Dave to anyone who is looking for an honest and knowledgeable realtor in the Williamston area.

 

Dave Smeak has been our local realtor for several years. He has worked extensively with my wife and I while selling and buying homes. He has always been very thorough and has vast knowledge of the Williamston area as well as surrounding areas. Dave was recommended to us by a friend and we have since passed his name along to several of our friends.

 

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Dave, would recommend him, and use him again. He knows his stuff, and works hard for you. Greatly appreciated his insights and advice throughout the whole process. He continues to be a resource to us several months post sale as we have questions, and stopped by to see how our new setup looked.

 

Dave is the consummate professional, and we were lucky to have him represent us in a rather complicated situation-being from out of state, and with somewhat difficult financing needs. He went above and beyond to help us every step of the way-from video previewing properties for us before we came to look, to making multiple extra trips to the property, checking on numerous details for us, recommendations for contractors and inspectors and meeting them at the property since we were unable to be there, working with our lender, and keeping everyone informed and on track. He truly represented OUR needs, as opposed to only being interested in making a sale. He recommended specific tests that we would not have known to do, and also was perfect in advising us during negotiations. He is very easy to communicate with and not high pressure in any way. Without his expertise and patient guidance we could not have accomplished this. Dave was a win-win for everyone involved, and his problem-solving abilities were appreciated many times during the process. His hard work helped us make our dream a reality. If you’re in need of a real estate professional, we wholeheartedly recommend Dave Smeak and his team. He did a great job for us!!

Mark Weber

 

Dave is the epitomty of integrity, professionalism, friendliness, and expertise when it comes to Real Estate. I needed to sell my mother’s home which needed a lot of repairs, and yard work before we could sell. The problem was I live six hours away and have a demanding job. Not only did he coordinate all the work to get done in excellent fashion, he also recommended some improvements that paid off big! All communication was done over the phone or electronically, including the closing!! During the whole process I never had to visit the house – just view pictures along the way as needed. I am amazed and couldn’t be happier. He told me in the beginning he would handle the process like it was his mother’s house. He went above and beyond his promise! All I can say is Wow!

Kirk Bailey

 

We would higly recommend Dave! We moved from Pa to MI and we would not have been able to do it without his knowledge of the area. We had so many questions and he was always there to answer them even after hours. We worried about buying a house states away, but Dave made the process very easy and we knew that we were in great hands. Thank you so much Dave!

Jenn Book

 

I highly recommend Dave. Being a first time home buyer we had a lot of questions and I felt Dave was very knowledgeable and patient with us. He showed us lots of homes at our request but never pushed a single one. When we found the home that was perfect for us, he made the rest of the process move smoothly. Dave is a great guy and will us him again in the future.

 

I strongly recommend David for any of your real estate needs. He was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and kind to us. With his help we have now purchased a house, setup a rental house, and sold a house. Call him for anything you need!

Jeremy Lantz

 

We would highly recommend Dave to list your home with. Very attentive and helpful. Well done Dave! Even though the market cooled off recently, Dave encouraged to stay course. Which we were glad we did.

Afjsinger

 

David was excellent to work with on the purchase of our home! He covered all details in every single piece of paper and ensured nothing was left incomplete. He was also timely and responsive – crucial elements from any realtor when a deal is in the works. Closing was as smooth as ice and the whole experience was nothing but a positive one! I highly recommend David and his Smeak Realty team to anyone on the market for purchasing or selling a home or property.

Lisacpl

 

Excellent to work with. Answered all questions, provided helpful ideas, very patient. Paid attention to detail. Helped with both selling my home and buying a home. Have worked with Dave in the past and would definitely work with him in the future.

Mjbj930

 

Dave was great to deal with and got the job done, dave went out of his way to help wreak with county issues and as an out of town seller this was a huge help.

Shep1300

 

Dave helped us buy our first home in 2012, this year he helped us sell that home & buy a new one. He is fantastic! He actually cares about you & not just about making a sale. I highly recommend him to anyone!!

brittanyrae1124

 

Great Job. Always prepared and professional. No need to look anywhere else. Dave’s the one you want. His concern and caring for his clients are apparent. He’ll tell it to you straight.

Sturgeonm2000

 

We couldn’t have had a better experience – quick, responsive, helpful, experienced. Mr. Smeak was also able to recommend inspectors and contractors to us, which was very helpful! Great first home-buyers’ experience – Highest recommendation!

Anneli Mung

 

We were very impressed with how quickly David had lined up not only potential renters, but potential buyers for our property. The online/text scheduling system he uses to set and approve showings was very easy to use and created transparency as to when people would be viewing our property. Further, he provided the feedback he received from potential customers so we knew how to adjust our property to show better. Overall, I was very pleased with David, including his consulting months before putting the property on the market on how to make sure we were able to get the price we wanted.

Shaun Krick

 

Dave is an awesome realtor. He is incredibly responsive, honest and a wealth of knowledge. I always knew I was in good hands working with Dave. He always answered quickly and responded via text when it wasn’t possible to call

 

Mr Smeak was recommended to me, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to others. I worked with him on two listings, both estates, and found his recommendations and guidance sound. Further, he was readily available to answer any questions or concerns I raised.

ldamer1541

 

Dave has been great in the entire process of selling our current home and the purchase of land to build our new home on. He has the experience to help with any questions or concerns we have had. I will recommend Dave Smeak to anyone. Has done a great job.

Domrase9

 

We had a great experience with Dave, from start to finish, very professional. His knowledge of the area and willingness to look at a ton of homes with us lead us to the find of the century. No regrets, great agent.

Ad2157

 

Mr Smeak was highly recommended by neighbors of our sister, who passed away January 2015. He was very helpful. In addition to selling the Condo, he offered to make arrangements for the cleaning, shampooing the rugs, and needed repairs so that we could return to California earlier than planned. He declined our offer of an “exclusive” rather than multiple listing to increase our chances of an earlier sale, even though it meant splitting the commission. Our need for a quick sale was given a higher priority than his commission. He was truly an “honest broker”….one we could TRUST (2000 miles away in California) one we could depend and rely upon to give it 110% on our behalf. As a result, the Condo was on the market for only two weeks and sold at a fair price and a price higher than we expected. I highly recommend Dave Smeak to anyone!!!

Rome Rivera

 

David sold two homes for me and assisted in the purchase of another. He was very helpful in directing the process of all transactions and listened to my ideas and concerns. His recommendations led to my choice of a good loan officer and the successful and quick sale of both homes. David’s professional knowledge and friendly service has made me a repeat customer.

Morrise9

 

Great, we had a smooth transaction with vacant land as sellers. Mr. Smeak had both us as the sellers and the buyers as well. We feel he kept our best interest at hand and did his best for the buyers as well. Everything went smooth and on a timely basis. He is very professional and has a lot of experience.

NSears3

 

Dave was an integral part to finding our dream home. He was very understanding of our needs and overall was a pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend Dave.

Dk9891

 

We were new to the real estate world. We were interested in finding a new home and did not know any realtors. By chance, one of Dave’s homes for sale was one of the first we walked through. He was courteous, professional and turned out to be very knowledgable about the area we were interested I moving to. A wonderful agent!

Graymart

 

Dave is a dedicated, resourceful, kwowledgeable professional. He did an excellent job communicating with not only me, but the association where I lived. I had previous experience with two other realtors that were unsuccessful selling my home. I was extremely pleased with Dave, and would highlyrecommmend him to anyone in the Williamston area looking to either buy or sell a home. Dave also assisted my son, Alex Van Wert, purchase a home in the area!!

Dandydon65

 

Dave has years of experience as a local realtor, and always works to match the best property with his clients. He has sold properties we have owned in the past as well as assisted us with a recent purchase of a home.

Pattyrhines

 

Dave is very knowledgeable when it comes to the real estate world. He was very helpful, responsive and patient when I had questions as a first time home buyer, I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a home or just to suit their real estate needs. I can honestly say is looking out for the customer.

 

I have used Dave on several home purchases and he has been great , always returns calls , gives me honest answers about properties I’m interested in an every transaction has gone very smoothly

Chuck Corbin

 

Dave is never a hard sell and always makes his customers feel comfortable. Dave is a Christian but that is to let you know he is honest. We went thru the worst of times regarding our home in Howell but Dave is just not one to go negative and hopeless and things did turn out just fine. He is mature and loves his family before business and he is someone I honestly respect. I would gladly refer him to both folks that I know and those whom i do not know. My own brother is in real estate but we decided to go with Dave as he definately knows the area in which our home was located.

Haan Family

 

I was a very picky client and took about 2 years to find the home that I needed. Dave was always there to show a home when I needed him, which was often. He was very helpful in guiding me through the process as it was my first time buying a home and I was basically clueless. By the time we found my home I felt like we were family.

Erineels

 

We hired Dave based on references from friends and family who had used him and we couldn’t have been happier with our decision! He was always available, even on short notice and at weird hours based on when we had time. If a house came on the market, he would get us into it that day or the next day which was great because houses were selling fast! The best part about Dave is that we never felt pushed into buying something. We were first time home buyers and what we wanted vs. what we wanted to pay didn’t always line up, but Dave was patient with us and never pushed us to make any decision. We totally trusted Dave and he even talked us out of buying a house once or twice and looking back now we are so glad because he just had an eye for things we didn’t see at the time never having owned a house before. He was prompt, responsive, efficient, friendly and knowledgable and I know if you hire him you will not be disappointed!

 

I highly recommend Dave Smeak. He helped me find the perfect home, and was very patient and didn’t try to sell me something that wasn’t the right fit. There was no pressure to hurry up and find something, or to look at houses that didn’t fit my parameters. He’s extremely knowledgeable and pointed out both the pros and cons of each of the houses we looked at. Dave also provided a market analysis for my previous home, even though my ex-husband and I weren’t sure if one of us was going to keep it, or we were going to sell. My ex decided to keep the house, but we definitely would have picked Dave as our selling agent.

Jlalchin

 

I have known Dave Smeak for 33 years; I am a licensed commercial real estate broker and we both started at the same local Realtor’s office years ago. I know enough about the real estate business that I use Dave for as many of my residential real estate transactions as possible. Dave listed my personal residence in Okemos for sale which sold in short order earlier this year (2015). I used Dave’s contacts in Roseville to sell my mom’s house. I used Dave’s contacts in Ann Arbor to help my daughter and son-in-law purchase their first house (in Canton). In short, Dave is my go-to guy in residential real estate in Mid-Michigan–he should be yours, too.

TM Burchman

 

I met David while looking for my 3rd home to purchase. One thing that stood out from David than the other agents that I have worked with was that he cared more about me as a client than the sale. He answered all of my questions clearly while adding his own suggestions from experience. Even after selling and purchasing two homes, the experience does not get any easier, and David was extremely helpful and patient through the process. I wouldn’t use anyone else.

Bluesun08

 

Always on top everything to make the process run smoothly. Most beneficial is Dave’s industry knowledge making his advise carry a lot of weight. I bought and sold 3 homes with Dave in the last 10 years.

Squirrely82

 

I was beyond pleased with the knowledge and expertise that Dave provided. Being a first time home buy, I had a lot of questions and Dave made the experience educational and enjoyable every step of the way. He went out of his way to help us and showed us over 20 homes. I would HIGHLY recommend Dave to anyone that is looking for a home or looking to sell a home. I guarantee you will not regret working with Smeak Real Estate!!!

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