David Kim Real Estate Agent at Compass

David Kim

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  • Landlord
  • Property Management
  • Consulting
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • Vacation Home
  • Relocations
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Retirement Specialist

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Agent Highlights

David sells properties fast - selling more than 61% quicker than the average Mountain View agent.
David gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Mountain View agent by 12%.
David also has Townhome expertise - working with over 127 more townhomes than the average agent.

David's Transactions

More about David Kim

David is a real estate agent with Compass in Mountain View and Los Altos, California and has been in the real estate business for 20 years. David has completed transactions in several areas including Mountain View, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Cupertino, San Jose, and Campbell. HomeLight ranks David as one of the top 1% of agents in Silicon Valley for successfully selling homes and as one of the top agents who are able to successfully complete transactions. HomeLight has information on hundreds of David's transactions since 2009, 45 of which were in the past two years. David typically represents the buyer (57% of the time), but has also completed 9 seller transactions in 2016. David has been most prolific in Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Campbell and Los altos area.


Top Negotiator 2021

Top Producer 2021


University of California, Berkeley - B.A. Political Economy

Other Certifications

e-PRO®, Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)


100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents in N. California, 2016, Intero Real Estate - President's Circle Award, 2008 - 2016, REAL Trends America's Best, 2019 - 2021, The Leading 100, 2021

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David Kim's Reviews & Ratings

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    • "We had been searching for a home in the competitive Palo Alto market for over a year and failed to land the right home at the right price, then we met David Kim and he made it happen for us. David provided valuable advice during the bidding process, and provided efficient, responsive service throughout. Instead of spending hours making trips to the office and signing forms, we were able to conduct majority of the paperwork electronically. This really came in handy, since I'm often away on business trips. David took care of business working with our loan agent, and even recommended contractors who can help with certain remodeling work. We were extremely pleased with the buying experience with David, and would recommend him highly."

      - Roger P, Palo Alto
    • "We had a great experience with David as our realtor. As first-time buyers, we had a lot of questions. David patiently guided us throughout the entire process, making sure we felt comfortable and never rushed or pressured. He worked around our schedules and was always available when needed. After our offer was accepted, he stayed on top of things and helped us close on a tight timeline. He also provided a lot of helpful info and suggestions regarding potential renovations. We would highly recommend David as an agent."

      - Mary Q, Mountain View
    • "We bought our first home with the help of David a few years ago. David is perhaps one of the hardest-working human beings I have ever met. He would show us a house at 10 o'clock at night so we don't miss the offer deadline. If I can't reach David right away, I never had to wait for more than an hour or two before hearing back from him. But most importantly, I can place my complete trust in David's judgment and integrity. I believe that he always has our best interest in mind. If he thinks a house is a bad choice, he will not shy away from telling us so. In fact, during our month-long search, there had been more than one occasion where David advised us to walk away from a house because of his knowledge about a certain neighborhood, or potential problems with a house. Given the red hot market condition at the time, he could have easily made a quick commission and move on to the next client. Dave went above and beyond what I expected from a real estate agent. For example, he went to the city plannings department with me to make sure the future expansion I have in mind is feasible. He helped us schedule and coordinate the various repairs in the house we bought, which was a huge relief because not only do we have zero experience in home improvement, we were also expecting a baby, so we were under an extremely tight timeline to move in. To be honest, when we started out looking for a home, I was one of those buyers suspicious of the value of a buyer's agent. After my experience with David, I am now a firm believer that a good buyer's agent is worth everything. I know David will be our guy when it's time for us to sell our current house or find the next one."

      - Leon B, Los Altos
    • "David helped us buy the first house in 2017, the second house in 2020, and sell the first house. He was always energetic, knowledgable and resourceful. It's great working with him (credits to how patient he was with our "we don't need to buy right away" attitude). He definitely has a great work ethics, keeping his clients' best interest. He also is very resourceful about home maintenance/upgrades etc. When we sold our house, he handled everything (he would only recommend using reasonable contractor), his strategy for the house on the market was also very good. He negotiated well for us when we bought the second home and sold the first home. I strongly recommend him to everyone who wants a considerate and experienced real estate agent."

      - Thuy Lan N, Mountain View
    • "David really knows his stuff. Really appreciated his honest feedback on houses as our buyers agent. He was able to offer rough estimates of potential remodel options to help with decision-making. Ultimately he helped us secure a place that was perfect for us and navigated a relatively complex transaction. He also was super helpful with post-sale support for services such as our termite treatment. Strongly recommended if you are looking to buy a house in South Bay."

      - Chris F, San Jose
    • "David helped us buy our first home in 2010, sell that home for our second home in 2014.I am still communicating with him for future opportunities for Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, and Almaden areas.The same honesty, responsiveness, kindness, diligence, customer-oriented and professional approaches since I have known him for more than 10 years.His negotiation skills were beyond my expectation and we are very satisfied with the final price.Definitely, I will work with him again.Highly recommended."

      - Hyunsik P, Palo Alto
    • "David helped me buy my current home in Palo Alto. It is my first experience buying a house in US, but I can definitely say the whole process went pretty seamlessly. I spent more than 3 years trying to find the right home since I moved to this area. It didn't work well with my previous agent, who was recommended by my friends and I briefly worked with for several months, as she didn't really lead me into making a competitive offer at all. David was different in the sense that he showed me practical houses within my budget, which eventually helped me calibrate my stance and prepare a reasonable offer. There was the time when I was very desperate and even considered a really bad candidate with now-an-insane-price, but he eventually convinced me to pass, so I know that he represented to the best of my interest, rather than just trying to make a quick deal. The closing was very smooth and I knew he handled a ton of things without knowing me but he didn't really show off anything at all. I'm very much thankful for everything he did for me."

      - Jae S, Palo Alto
    • "My wife and I work in tech companies in the Bay Area. David helped us when we bought our first home in 2016 in Mountain View. We enjoyed working with him so much that in 2020/2021 when we decided to upgrade to a bigger home in the Mountain View / Los Altos area, we had zero hesitation to entrust him with buying the new home and selling the old one.Buying a home in such a crazy market is not easy, and David was able to help us put together highly competitive offers, even on short notice. When we are unsure about what price to put down for a home we loved, we trusted David to leverage his knowledge and resources to help us come up with an offer thats competitive but not overpriced. He is truly interested in getting to know us personally, understanding our needs, and recommending options that are best for us. He also helped us through a few negotiations with the sellers, and were so impressed by how he uses his experience and creativity to protect our best interest.With Davids help, selling our home was such a breeze too! He took care of everything big and small, from all the complicated paperwork to managing all the contractors to prep our home for sale. It took us only about 2 weeks to put our house on the market. The house was beautifully and professionally presented. He also did a lot of work behind the scenes to engage potential buyers to help us secure the best offers. In the end, the house was sold with multiple competing offers in about a week!My wife and I both think we are super lucky to have met David, and we have referred many of our close friends to him, all of who had amazing experiences working with him too, so its not just us :). We 100% recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!"

      - Isaac L, Mountain View
    • "David was my agent who helped me with my first-time experience buying a home. We started from having absolutely no idea about how anything goes when purchasing a home, such as what should be our budget, how much loan we can get, deciding a neighborhood (we were like "anywhere in Peninsula or South Bay???"), what to look for when doing a search, bidding, things to look at from the disclosures, remodeling suggestions, etc. With his guidance, we were able to breeze through the daunting process in a historically hot and crazy housing market in the bay area.We feel super lucky to have David as our realtor and his expertise will help with many others like us."

      - John P, Mountain View
    • "Dave told us the truth, which gained our trust during our first home purchase. Therefore we only considered Dave to represent us during our second home transaction. Dave would meet us at houses or for phone calls well after hours -- including as late as 11PM! -- to fit our schedule and deadlines. Thank you Dave"

      - Tim H, Los Altos
    • "I bought two houses through David. If I hadn't liked working with David when I bought my first home, I wouldn't have worked with him twice. If I ever get the chance to buy a third house, I will definitely work with David again"

      - Yong Hee C, Santa Clara
    • "He was very smart and professional. All of his work was very nice reasonable. I will give him 5 stars."

      - Joonhoi H, Sunnyvale
    • "He is a very responsible and experienced realter. He properly guided and gave great advice to make the best decision. Highly recommended!"

      - Joey Y, San Jose
    • "David is an excellent deal maker with wide local connections. I would highly recommend him."

      - Do-kyum K, Mountain View
    • "David is a star; great agent, great service."

      - Sam S, Mountain View
    • "He was very professional, thoughtful, and responsive. Even though we were not prepared at all when we first met David, he guided us through the entire process and helped us find our first home with a perfect match."

      - Sunhee B, Mountain View