Top Agent David Bottari – of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in Somerville, Massachusetts – is a consummate professional who brings honesty, integrity and authenticity to each and every transaction. David’s sharp business acumen, coupled with his vast industry knowledge have all resulted in an ever-growing reputation as a Realtor who consistently puts his clients’ best interests front and center in every situation.
Prior to beginning his career in real estate, David worked for the local Department of Youth Services as Head Counselor for previously incarcerated teenagers. “It was great work that I enjoyed doing,” he recalls. “However, I had been there for five years and had reached the ceiling for growth.” A tip from his sister Karen pointed him in the direction of his current career. “She worked in a real estate office, and mentioned that two of the agents there, Charlie Ball and Patricia Ng, were starting a new company and looking for agents. She recommended that I meet with them because she thought I could have a successful career in real estate. I ended up interviewing with Patricia and Charlie and I’ve been a part of their company since 2001.”
Selling all of the Greater Boston area, David – a solo agent – has recently begun working with his sister Crystal Douglass. A native of the Somerville, David is able to call upon his comprehensive knowledge of the region to better serve his many grateful buyers and sellers. This exceptional service has become almost synonymous with his name, and the result is a business that is based almost entirely upon repeat clients and referrals of past customer’s friends and family. “Those referrals are something I always appreciate and take lots of pride in,” says David.
Named “Best Realtor” by local magazine Scout, David works hard to make sure that the often-difficult and convoluted transaction process is as stress-free as possible for his clients, something that is deeply appreciated, as evidenced by the glowing reviews he has received on Zillow.com, on which site he holds a perfect overall five-star rating. Reads one testimonial that also illustrates his willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty: Dave helped us sell our house… we were stressed out but he made it super-easy. At first, we were really nervous about selling our house, but with Dave we were in excellent hands. We chose him because he was always prompt and very friendly, and he presented us a detailed market analysis. Once the house went on the market, he kept us aware of viewings and gave us feedback from potential buyers. He let in any cleaners or handymen we had to have come over, arranged for snow removal during an unexpected snowstorm, and arranged for one final haul away of odds and ends left in the house. I was sad to sell my house, but very pleased with David’s service as my selling agent.”
Expert, thorough marketing has also played a large role in David’s continuing success story. In addition to ensuring that each and every listing is presented in its best light, he leverages cutting-edge methods to ensure each property is seen by as many potential buyers as possible. “I market my listings using all the latest technology,” he explains. “The internet and social media are a large part of that, along with videos and aerial drone footage of the area.” More traditional methods – open houses, just-listed postcards, caravans and broker lunches – are also employed.
When he’s not working, David enjoys nothing more than spending time with his wife of fourteen years, Lovelee, and their two amazing children, Jake (10), and Skylar (7). “I love spending as much time with them as I can,” he says. David also trains in Krav Maga (a practice based on Israeli military combat that combines boxing, mixed martial arts and Jiu jitsu). Additionally, he also practices transcendental meditation on a regular basis. Both, he says, help him relax from what at times can be a hectic schedule. He is also active in his community, and works closely with the local Community Cooks organization, which supplies meals for veterans, and with Easter Seals, which provides resources for disabled individuals.
David’s plans for the future are relatively simple: to continue helping his clients sell their homes for top dollar, or to help them achieve the American dream of homeownership. Above all, however, is his commitment to continue providing the amazing customer service that has become his stock-in-trade.
Anyone looking for expert real estate guidance in the Boston area could do no better than to work with David Bottari. “I’m never too busy for new business or for referrals,” he says. “Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any of your real estate needs or questions. I’m always happy to help!”