REVIEW: My partner and I met David at a real estate meet up and were immediately drawn to him. His experience working on Portland City Council and extensive knowledge of codes stood out to us, as well as his relaxed demeanor and the fact that he was an investor himself. We started working with David shortly after meeting and were instantly impressed with his
excellent communication, his insistence on doing due diligence, and his attention to detail. He even saved us from getting into a deal that was misrepresented by encouraging us to double check things we simply would not have looked deeper into. He really thinks like an investor and is more interested in making sure numbers work then being pushy to close a
deal. With us being new to real estate investing as well as being new to the area, he has been very helpful in recommending lenders, inspectors, and electricians as well as sharing his spreadsheets and numbers with us. We have done two deals with David so far and look forward to doing many more in the future. If you want someone intelligent, professional, calm, helpful, and who is going to notice hidden red flags, David is the man.
- Jill Schofield
REVIEW: I am a single young woman who dreamed of having a home of my own. Tired of renting in Portland, tired of not having a space I could make my own, I turned to an unlikely source: my own landlord. Dave Marshall had recently made his foray into real estate, and having successfully established himself as a multi-unit property owner, he encouraged me in that direction. With so much patience, he gently guided me around the major pain that is mortgage paperwork, the back-and-forth of negotiations, and answered all of my questions. I would not have been able to achieve my dream without him. I look forward to working with him again someday when I expand my own empire as he has done!
- Hannah Brown
REVIEW: Dan and I have enjoyed working with David on our home in Westbrook and buying a new one. David is very knowledgeable, very thorough and persistent when he needs to be. He kept us posted on the many different deadlines and decisions well ahead of time so that we knew what to expect. We’ve relied on David quite a bit in this process and have recommended him highly to others.
- Kim and Dan Noonan
REVIEW: We couldn’t have asked for better experience and service! David walked us through the process from beginning to end and really went the extra mile. From the beginning, he was very professional and clear about the steps of the process of buying our first home (a multi-unit). He made it very easy and helped us with obscure requests regarding research for a neighboring property and ultimately helped us secure the perfect property much quicker than expected! His diligence and knowledge gave us a leg up. Pulling city records and helping us navigate a sticky situation, could have turned much worse if he hadn’t done the research. He gave us insight into coding, things we may need to change in the future and what we should look out for while viewing properties. We would recommend David to anyone that is a first-time homeowner or someone who is wanting to feel confident in their purchase!
- Holly Bruns and Rob Nielsen
Review: David Marshall is an extraordinary partner to have. Over the last three months, David helped me execute my first 1031 exchange. With his guidance and support, I successfully purchased both a triplex and a vacation rental, all from over 3000 miles away. (I live in California.) Throughout the process, David was rock solid dependable. He is both detail-oriented and visionary. He’s equally adept at creating detailed investment analyses and clambering around snowed-in summer camps.He’s a master of using technology, including Skype for showing properties and Google docs for spreadsheets. He is extremely well-connected in both Central and Southern Maine and he is generous about sharing contacts, from attorneys to well drillers. As a former Portland City council member, he has a rich understanding of policies and programs affecting real estate, as well as a profound sense of integrity and service. He is also a funny, kind person who you will love to work with.
- Hannah Jones
Janet and I would like to take this time and really appreciate the hard work David Marshall put into getting our former home in Portland, ME at 127 Fenway Street on the market. He worked extremely hard to get the home sold for us. Dave is very knowledgeable and comes across as a straight shooter and we are thankful for his honesty. He is very hard worker and makes sure all of the T’s are crossed and the I’s are dotted. He kept us updated on the process and timelines we had to make and paperwork that needed to be completed in a timely fashion. Not only have we found a Realtor® we would count on again, but a friend as well. He is one of a kind. Thank you Dave for a great job well done.
- Steve and Janet Gowen
After 31 years in our home, we were dragging our feet about a major move to be closer to our grandchildren. David Marshall appeared at just the right time. He was professional, enthusiastic and eager to help us maximize the value in our home in Cape Elizabeth. He was extraordinarily sensitive to the emotions surrounding the decision to leave our friends and community, and he was kind, patient, and always available. His goal was a prompt sale and our happiness. He was a problem solver, mediator, and facilitator who went above and beyond the call of duty. We couldn’t be happier.
- Linda and Steven Freedman
Of all realtors my friends and family have had encounters with over the last several years, I really lucked out. There’s a huge difference between being interested only in personal gain and truly wanting to help a client through the ups and downs of the process. Dave went the extra mile in some difficult situations and helped me navigate as a first time buyer getting under contract, discovering the property was misrepresented, negotiating getting out of contract, finding another property, and getting under contract again…all with atypical loan programs and a network of other connections. The support and information he provided throughout the whole experience was priceless.
- Jessie Creighton
He is very knowledgeable about the loan options out there, and helped me find a better fit for me. He went above and beyond by reaching out to Senator Susan Collins on behave of the USDA’s low income, first time home owner, loan program, and their requirement to have the home owners insurance paid in full for the first year. Because low income can not afford to pay a years worth of home owners insurance, on top of earnest money, appraisal, and inspection (general, septic, & pest). Also, he still makes himself available to answer questions and concerns even after closing on my beautiful home! You do not pay out of pocket for his assistance! Speak to Dave if your dream is to buy a home!
- Ashley Watters
We had the pleasure of working with our close friend, David thoughout our first homebuying experience. We had a meeting at 10 am, and by that afternoon, he had lined up three showings (one being our new home) that we were interested in. From the very first meeting until closing, he advocated on our behalf to get the most out of our purchase and this experience. His knowledge and expertise in the industry made him such a valuable resource for us. He was always available and willing to answer all of those “silly” questions that come with buying a home for the first time. We could have not asked for a better experience and we have David to thank.
- Sarah Hopkins
David was the perfect agent to help me find my dream home in Westbrook! David has the pulse on the real estate market in the greater Portland area and Maine. His knowledge of the market and housing codes was essential in this seller’s market. He helped to identify my needs and was a partner in the search by being responsive to my questions and making suggestions based on our conversations. He was respectful of my schedule which was crazy because of business travel during the search. He offered several times to FaceTime me for a virtual tour when I was out of town. I personally wanted someone who was engaged in the buying process with me and David was available to assist from beginning to end. I highly recommend David as a quality real estate agent who listens and is responsive to your needs.
- Melissa Grillo
Dave was our ideal realtor experience. Myself and my boyfriend were completely inexperienced property buyers and Dave made it easy. Dave was patient with us and full of guidance. We changed directions a few times and his support and honesty was so appreciated and friendly . Overall I’d say working with him made the whole experience more approachable and less daunting. I would recommend him to any of my friends and family looking for property.
- Anne Meub
REVIEW: David Marshall has been a good friend for over 12 years and I prefer to do business with people I already know and trust. His representation of me as my buyer’s broker for a property-only purchase in September 2018 was nothing short of outstanding: always responsive and knowledgeable. His comprehensive services included: obtained background sales and property materials for the property of interest within a day; researched other like-properties sales prices and recommended an initial offer price; interfaced with the seller’s broker in a timely fashion; prepared the necessary offer and counter-offer agreements accurately; and, arranged for the closing documents and the closing itself on a very short timeline at my request. I highly recommend David.
- Bruce Hyman
REVIEW: I’ve struggle financially and never thought I would be able to be a land owner and David helped me through the process from start to finish. His balance of reality and vision and extended knowledge with city codes and how things work gave me what I needed to make choices along the way. Our first purchase took over 3 months and his dedication and commitment was limitless. In the end he identified a winner of an opportunity that fit the desires of my search for a multi-unit building as an investment and place to live. I’m looking forward to working with David in the future on other projects and highly recommend him in every way.
- Jeremy Bloom
REVIEW: David was very helpful throughout the process of buying our first home. He answered all questions promptly and connected us with multiple resources. We highly recommend David as an agent.
- Sarah Bunch