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FULL DISCLOSURE: I do NOT sell hundreds of homes every year … it’s simply NOT one of my goals. I did not become a real estate agent to build an empire, and I have no interest in having a big team process my clients. I left my 25+ year career as a pharmacist, because I felt the process and volume of patients no longer allowed me to fulfill the reason I was there in the first place — to actually HELP people. Clients should be treated like, well, CLIENTS … not units on an assembly line.


My goal is to provide PERSONAL service to a manageable number of clients, so that I can create the BEST possible experience for each one. As an independent Realtor/Broker, your agent and your agency are one and the same. I am with you every step of the process. No hand-offs. No assembly line. Just me. A consultant, an information-provider, an advocate. Beginning to end. Those are my responsibilities to you.

Taking care of my clients is my primary concern ...

"WOW!  What a wonderful experience we had working with Dave during our home buying process here in NC!  Coming in from MN & not knowing who to trust, Dave set our mind at ease immediately!  Our demanding schedule & tight deadline didn’t phase him and we appreciated the fact that he set us up with 11 home showings in 1 day!  We were confident that we had found the right guy to get us into the perfect home!  We found our home that day but for Dave, his job had just begun!  Over the next several months, Dave would go onsite of our future home & keep us updated on the progress of construction through pics!  The many phone calls, emails and pictures of the progress of our house being built were not only reassuring that work was getting done on our NC home but he also took great strides in getting us ready to live in the neighborhood and get Clara into school!  Dave always made us feel like we were his #1 priority and we continue to appreciate the follow up since we’ve gotten here last fall!  Thank you for making our purchase the best! Happy Home Owners in NC!"

     — Steve & Dee B.

"I wanted someone hard working, professional, and friendly. I would recommend Dave Karls to anyone looking for a buyer's agent. Dave exceeded my expectations. He always looked out for me so that I would not make a mistake and so that I would be happy in the end. He exceeded my already high expectations... and he is humble!”

     — Liz B.

"Dave made the whole house purchasing process a breeze. Dave was very patient with us and knew when to make suggestions without coming across as being paternalistic. This was our first home purchase and Dave was always there when we had questions. If we were ever in the market again, Dave would be the first person we contact. My fiancée has already recommended Dave to a close family friend who recently moved to RDU."

     — Scott D.

"I wanted to take a few minutes to personally thank Dave Karls with on how well he handled my home selling process. Dave went well beyond what my personal expectations have become with real estate agents. I had a horrible experience with 2 agents from another realty company 5 years ago. Dave was a breath of fresh air in a market crowded with real estate agent "wannabe's". I would highly recommend Dave Karls to anyone that wants a true real estate professional that will demand and obtain top dollar for their home. Great job, Dave!"
     — Norm T.

Working with Dave was an excellent experience. Being out of state, I was worried about being away from the action, but Dave was always there to answer any questions or concerns I had. He was incredibly helpful when the purchasing paperwork began, I couldn’t imagine working with anyone else. If you want to work with someone who will go above and beyond to find you YOUR perfect home, and not someone who is just chasing a commission, then Dave is your guy. Two Thumbs up!

      — Nick S.

"Dave was extremely thorough with scheduling inspections & recommending local vendors to us! His knowledge of the area is so valuable. We are so happy we chose to work with Dave! He drove us around to countless neighborhoods in the area, helped us organize our thoughts about what specifically we were looking for, and even helped us move in to our home. He will go the extra mile for you! I wouldn't hesitate to work with Dave Karls again in the future. “

     — Kaitlin & Michael B.

"I have a beautiful home. And it is all do the hard work and dedication of my realtor and friend, Dave Karls. He has supported me, led me, guided me and shown me how to, when to, and what to do in the process of both selling my home of 40 years and buying a new home. Dave has given me personable help throughout the process, even to the extent of helping me find a terrific lender, and people to help with repairs when I needed them most. Thanks, Dave. You will forever be part of my community family."

      — Verla F.

"Dave was such an asset and God send when it came to not only selling our house but in the process of our new build. His knowledge and professionalism surpassed our expectations and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience with him. We highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to sell or buy a new home. There's no doubt if we ever decide to buy/sell again we will be giving him a call because he has been such an honest, smart, professional and friendly person to work with."

     — Christy and Chris A.

"Dave Karls was an amazing realtor to work with when finding my new home. My husband and I were relocating, so we weren't sure of the good areas to search. Dave made sure to show us multiple homes in 4 different towns over the course of just a weekend, as well as provide knowledge regarding each of the towns we were interested in. Furthermore, Dave was able to help us find exactly what we were looking for. Since we lived in a different state while we were under contract, Dave stepped up big time and acted as a stand-in for us during inspections, new home orientation, and would even just run to our new house to send us updated pictures (since we couldn't be there). He was extremely accommodating, friendly, and was able to keep our minds at ease throughout the whole process. I would strongly recommend Dave if you're looking for a personable and reliable realtor to help you find your dream home!

      — Lauren B.

"My wife and I met Dave at an open house after having spent the previous day with another agent. We felt right away this was someone who could help us find our next home and decided to work exclusively with him. Our process took almost a full year as we moved down from Boston, rented for 6 months and then bought. Dave was patient, helped us find a rental, took us on multiple area tours and when we picked a neighborhood he did everything he could to make sure we found a home we loved. Not a single complaint working with Dave. Great guy, great realtor and someone we'd highly recommend!

     — Bill C.

"From the moment I began corresponding with Mr. Karls regarding my situation and my needs in a rental property, he went out of his way to match me with several properties that might suit my needs. Mr. Karls was the most professional and kind realtor I have ever dealt with. As this is just a rental property for me, I plan on having Mr. Karls represent me in finding a home in the area next spring. He is a gem!”

     — Jill C.

"Dave is great! Attentive, accessible, and friendly."

     — Jeffrey & Sarah I.

"I would recommend Dave to anyone in search of housing. He is friendly, knowledgeable and accommodative. He was great to work with during our stressful search. "

     — Eric P.

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