“I have participated in real estate, either as buyer or seller, but I have never been in a real estate transaction that was as professional, friendly, and fast as the times I’ve worked with David Tester.
I came to Charleston to meet with another Realtor® that wasn’t prepared for our appointment. Having only 1 day to look at properties, I found David and called him instead, late that night, asking for his help. We met the next morning and he was ready to show several condos in areas that were in my price range. He spent the day with me and before I left I made an offer. We ended up working over faxes to close the deal. When I was ready to sell the condo, David sold it in one day at my asking price!”
“I’ve had the privilege to work with David Tester for over five years in his capacity as a Broker at CSA Realty. David has guided a number of my investor-clients in their purchase of rental property, whether as a consultant or buyer’s agent. He is amazingly knowledgeable about the Charleston real estate market, and his on-going leadership at the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors® (CTAR) speaks to his high ethical standards. His love of the Lowcountry and his passion for quality comes through in every interaction. If you value integrity and straight-forwardness as much as I do, you will enjoy working with (and benefit from) working with David.”
“Last year, my significant other and I met David in our endeavor to buy a home in the Park Circle area. I got his name from (a local) website, and called him to help us begin our search. Thus our working relationship began.
David was not only open to viewing any homes that I suggested, but also provided insight and access to homes that he thought we would like. He was patient and accommodating while we took our time to examine every feature of every home. On top of this, his experiences and thoughtfulness prompted him to ask questions of us to help in our determinations. All of this was done without putting any pressure on us.
Finally, when we walked into what would be our new home for the first time, a new phase in our relationship began. David was a capable and assertive negotiator on our behalf. Making himself available to us at all times, he was reassuring and wise. Overall the experience was a life-changing one, and one that would not have been as wonderful without David.”
Sheli A. Ballard
“In working with David, I found that he really listened to my wants and needs. I told him the price limit and what I was looking for in a house. He promptly e-mailed me a selection of homes in the range for me to look over to decide which I would consider. After reviewing the homes, there were about 15 that I wanted to see. He made arrangements for the viewings and in a couple of days we began looking at them. He was very knowledgeable about the homes he showed. After looking at all the homes, I decided on the one and we made an offer. Since I didn’t know of any home inspectors or a real estate attorney he suggested a few that I might consider.
During the whole process, I didn’t feel pressured to buy quickly or feel any impatience from him to make a decision. I would and I have recommended him to my friends who are thinking of buying. Thank you David for all of your help in reducing the stress in buying a home.”
“As a Charleston native and a Realtor® who has worked with many I would like to praise David Tester. I have been a broker in Charleston and a Realtor® in three states and when I needed someone to handle my personal home sale I quickly called David. David had previously worked with me when he brought a buyer to me for my listing. His professionalism and his attention to detail made an impression that I remembered later when I had to move to another state.
David has a quick smile and a way of putting everyone at ease. But on the serious side his knowledge of all areas of real estate brings competence and confidence to each transaction. I highly recommend David as either a buyer’s or seller’s broker.”
” David is exactly what a real estate agent should be. I have worked with him on several transactions, and have found him to be an ideal advisor. He is knowledgeable, thorough, and efficient. He takes the time to understand your needs, is helpful in walking you through the process regardless of whether this is your first transaction or your 20th, and truly believes that the relationship is more important than any one transaction. I heartily recommend making David your “Agent for Life.”
Steven E. Clem