I started my career in real estate January 2, 2011. I learned some valuable lessons the first few months and also learned that starting a career in real estate is pretty much the same as attending the school of hard knocks. Moving full speed ahead; however, I have crafted myself and my business around the most important thing in this industry, my clients. Real Estate is my full time career in which I pride myself as a professional who is an expert resource for my clients. I have acquired a good deal of experience representing both buyers and sellers as well as navigating a client through the sometimes difficult task of selling foreclosed properties. Not only is real estate my career, it is also a major part of my life. Aside from my faith and family, real estate is the biggest focus in my life!
I like to think of myself as an outside the box, big thinker who sees the best in every person and situation. When you meet me you will learn that I am an honest, loyal, and trustworthy person who approaches life with a positive attitude. I make it a priority to educate my client’s about their unique situation so they are well equipped and empowered to make a great decision.
I am passionate about the outdoors and love much of what this beautiful earth has to offer. I have been blessed to be able to do an unbelievable amount of skiing, camping, hiking, fishing, and traveling. Having studied classical guitar and education at Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College, I was also fortunate to spend quite a few years performing classical guitar as well as teaching this fine art.
I currently reside in the pleasant town of Middleville with my beautiful, supportive wife Rachel and our children Asher and Alice.
Dave Kiel Reviews & Testimonials
David Kiel made the process of looking at houses, making offers, and closing was well coordinated and smooth.
– Emily (Grand Rapids)
We couldn’t have been more pleased with Dave. He made sure to fully understand what we were looking for in a home and was relentless in his pursuit of finding us the perfect fit. While we can’t imagine wanting to leave our home, if we ever did, Dave would be the first one we would call.
– Scott & Michele (Rockford)
My husband and I struggled to find a home for our family of seven. We not only needed a large home, we wanted one with land, and one that wasn’t going to break the bank. We began our search with a Realtor from a different company, and just became frustrated with her lack of assistance. We began to feel that finding a home was out of our reach, and felt we may have to settle on something that wasn’t our dream home. A friend of ours referred us to Dave Kiel, so we decided to try it one more time. Dave was so friendly and never made us feel rushed into making a decision, nor did he ever make us feel he was pushing us into a home just to make a sale. Dave shows patients, and has so much compassion for his clients. Buying a home is a huge decision, and he works hard at making this life changing decision easy on all parties involved. Dave worked so hard at meeting all of our needs and didn’t just find us a house, he found us our dream home.
Dave was so friendly and never made us feel rushed into making a decision, nor did he ever make us feel he was pushing us into a home just to make a sale. Dave shows patients, and has so much compassion for his clients. Buying a home is a huge decision, and he works hard at making this life changing decision easy on all parties involved. Dave worked so hard at meeting all of our needs and didn’t just find us a house, he found us our dream home.
– Kathie H (Dowling)
I was a first time home buyer when I met Dave. He made the process very easy for my wife and I as he explained everything along the way. Dave is a trustworthy guy who is willing to go out of his way to ensure satisfaction. We are pleased with his services and would recommend him to anyone who’s looking to buy or sell.
– Satisfied Customer (Lake Odessa)
If you are looking for a someone who goes above and beyond to try & find you the home that you are looking for than Dave is your guy. I had just started looking to buy a house & couldn’t get anyone to take the time to even call me back most of the time. I called Dave on a house that he had listed & he was more than willing to show it to me & was willing to work his schedule around my work schedule & daughters schedule. That 1st house I went to look at just wasn’t what I was looking for but before I left that night, he took the time to ask me what exactly I was looking for. Literally the next day he was emailing me all the listings he could find in the area that I was looking for in my price range! There was 1 in particular that I was very interested in, it was almost exactly what I was looking for. In that same week he was showing me the house. He helped me in finding the best mortgage company for me, and the suggested the best loan to apply for. And within 3 months we were moving into our new home !! I cannot say enough about Dave, he was there and would answer any question big or small that I had seeing this was my 1st time buying a house as a single mom. If he didn’t know the answer to my question he would find out the answer & get back to me.. You can’t go wrong if you choose him as your Real Estate Agent, if fact I have referred him to several people and he did the same thing for a friend of mine and her family & they are now the proud owners of a house that he helped them buy.
– Tracy E (Lake Odessa)
Dave did a great job of getting us through the process of buying our next house on the contingency of the sale of our current house. He worked hard to earn our trust and I can definitely call him a man of his word. I would recommend him to anyone. He got us a full price offer on our home with one open house. He’s very patient and knows what he is doing.
– Jennifer (Hastings/Middleville, MI)
We were trying to find a listing agent for a 4 unit rental property. We had several realtors give us market analysis and thought Dave Kiel did the best job at valuing the property at the proper price point for us. Dave worked hard to find buyers and was very professional and attentive when we needed feedback or for other considerations.
Mr. Kiel sold the property for more money than the other realtors originally suggested they would list it for. Dave was willing to work for the seller and it amounted to higher gross than expected by the seller. We would recommend Dave Kiel to anyone buying or selling a home in West Michigan. He is honest, hard working and he knows his stuff.
Thanks Dave for your assistance.
– John (Grand Rapids, MI)
Dave is very professional and great to work with. His knowledge and experience regarding market values, real estate law / regulations, etc. was a great asset when selling our property and purchasing our new home. He was extremely reliable and responsive even considering we were negotiating during the birth of his child. Dave worked through all the issues and helped us close the deals. I would definitely hire him again and have recommended him to friends and family members.
– Jennifer (Wayland/Grand Rapids, MI)
Dave went ABOVE and beyond the call of duty. I live out of state. He checked on the property when someone reported a disturbance in or around my vacant rental house. He met with a lawyer to retrieve a needed document that insured the title of the home on the day of closing. He is SUPER friendly and responsive, humble, dedicated, and was able to help out, since he lived local to the property. Without his help & constant communication and responses with and to the buyer, underwriter, & lawyer who filed on my behalf for Title Insurance, the sale would not have happened. ANYONE within Kent County should hire Dave Kiel as his/her buying/selling real estate agent. Dave helped me sell TWO properties while I lived out of state. He was a pleasure to meet in person and gave honest feedback and advice when I asked for it. I cannot imagine a more helpful selling agent!
– Ashley (Grand Rapids, MI)
Dave was the listing agent for a home we were interested in and he did a stellar job representing us as a dual agent. Once we met with him to talk about the house we ended up purchasing we felt no need to find a different agent to work with. Dave has been extremely helpful and responsive through the whole process and we have already agreed we will work with him to sell our existing home.
If anyone is looking for a realtor who looks out for his clients, Dave is definitely that person. I look forward to working with him on listing our old home for sale because I know he will make it as seamless and stress-free as buying our new home!
– Jim and Diane (Middleville, MI)