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Connecting with you was one of the best things we have done in our family's short history.


David and Melissa, Thank you so much for the excellent help you provided for my wife and I and for our family. We are so excited and happy to have this home. We felt so lucky to get to work with you. You showed outstanding expertise, professionalism, dedication, and great personalities. It was a real pleasure getting to work with you. We will continue to rave about you to everyone we share about our home-searching and buying experience. I felt so confident and lucky to have you in our corner. Connecting with you was one of the best things we have done in our family's short history. Thank You Thank You. 
Adam    
 

Knowledgeable


David works so hard and is great at his job: he always answers his phone or calls back, even out of hours. He's very knowledgeable and honest. Would highly recommend. 
Jessica W.   Colonie, NY 
 

Long time friend....


David Phaff is personable and knowledgeable 
Bruce & Deborah   Selkirk, NY 
 

David was amazing, we loved working with him


David was a great agent. He was honest, friendly and very knowledgeable. He knew what to look for in the homes that we looked at. Easy to work with. 
Jane C   Delmar, NY 
 

Patrick and David went beyond their roles...


Patrick and David went beyond their roles and made sure as new home buyers that we were informed about everything. Amazing experience with both men. 
Adam R.   Delmar 
 

You have made them so happy... thank you for being a part of that.


Hi David, This is Cathy _____. I met you at the Berkshire open house. I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for selling the home on the pond to my parents. It sincerely is their dream come true. I can already picture my Dad spending hours in the gardens at the house and my mom spending her days sitting under that beautiful tree gazing at the poind. They have been searching for the perfect match for them to enter into the next phase of their lives together and the house is the perfect fit. As I mentioned to you - the house has so much of the house they have had- but on a smaller, more manageable scale. So it is like they are keeping a part of it with them as they move on. PERFECT!!!! Again, thank you for your knowledge, kindness and for selling the house to my parents. It will be enjoyed for years and years to come and you have made them so happy... thank you for being a part of that. You are extremely professional and thorough and great at what you do - not to mention the work you did on the house itself (Beautiful) and I would highly recommend you to anyone. Thanks again for making their dream come true. Sincerely, Cathy E 
Cathy E.    
 

He was extremely knowledgeable about everything and we never got the feeling he was trying to put something over on us just to make a sale.


We met David quite by chance - we wanted to look at a house he happened to be listing. We signed a contract with him and eventually bought a house. He was absolutely wonderful in every way. He was extremely knowledgeable about everything and we never got the feeling he was trying to put something over on us just to make a sale. He knew what to look for in the houses we saw and often gave us advice. We would tell a friend that they could not go wrong with him. David is a very warm, friendly person who is ready to help you out. We would recommend him highly and have sung his praises often 
Susan A.   Schenectady, NY 
 

We have used him often and continue to do so.


David is a REAL professional who knows all aspects of Realty. We have used him often and continue to do so. His experience and passion for what he does represents us very well and assures success. 
Mike D.   Albany, NY 
 

We were able to find a house that fit all of our qualifications.


David was highly recommended to us by friends and they were very pleased with his services. David doesn't try to sell you a home; as a matter of fact, due to his background with the housing industry, he points out possible issues. We were very pleased with his knowledge and expertise as well as that of his staff. We were able to find a house that fit all of our qualifications. He is extremely trustworthy and we have recommended David to our friends. 
Joan B.   Albany, NY 
 

I chose David because he had a great reputation in the community.


I chose David because he had a great reputation in the community. I expected him to know the market, understand what it would take to get a good price for our house, market it well, and represent our interests. He met all these criteria and then some. David's knowledge, discipline, and ethics most impressed me. I have in fact recommended David enthusiastically to friends. To someone looking for an agent, I have and will continue to say that with David you're getting the best and you can count on him to produce great results. In short, he's the best. 
Rick E.   Madison, WI 
 

David is incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of the housing market...


David came highly recommended by a friend, and far exceeded our expectations. Both he and his staff went well out of their way to help us through every phase of the home-buying process. David is incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of the housing market and specific details about building structures, and really took into consideration what we wanted in our home. Because of the tireless work of David and his staff, we ended up with our perfect home, at the price we wanted to pay, and the process was unexpectedly smooth and stress-free. I have since recommended David to several people. 
Erica M.   Albany, NY 
 

We were able to find a home that suited our needs quickly with David's help.


I have known David Phaff for the past four years. Mr. Phaff was the realtor for a residence that I purchased in Voorheesville, NY is 2005. During the property search, Mr. Phaff was very focused on assisting us, and provided much valuable information on homes we viewed. We were able to find a home that suited our needs quickly with David's help. He was always professional in manner, helpful at every turn and responsive to our house hunting needs. In 2008, my husband and I moved to another state. Mr. Phaff managed our NY property for a period of nearly two years. He located wonderful tenants, and kept me apprised of any home repairs and other situations needing my attention. His fee was reasonable and the professional assistance superb. In 2010, the NY property was placed under contract and will close in the near future. David Phaff and the staff at Realty USA have overseen this sale, and again provided outstanding service to us. We will always be in Mr. Phaff's debt for his caring, professional approach to servicing his clients. 
Linda L.   Holly Springs, NC 
 

David was superb...


I chose to work with David on advice of a colleague at work--David had handled several sales and purchases for my workplace. David was superb--as a first time buyer, and one not handy in the home, David not only took care of finding properties to explore, but was sure to point out things to consider about properties that interested or did not interest me. When I finally was in the negotiation for the property I ultimately purchased, David was terrific about helping with smaller, but important and invaluable items--upgrades, lights under kitchen cabinets, punch list things in my new-construction property. I would recommend David anytime to anyone in need of an agent. I am still grateful for those things I would have never noticed that we got into the sales agreement, and that I enjoy as necessities every day in my home! 
Maggie K.   Albany, NY 
 

His passion for what he does is obvious...


I would recommend and use Dave again. He went beyond the expected in finding us a house. We were really fussy and he was very patient. He knows more about old houses than most people. His passion for what he does is obvious. 
Earl S.   Albany, NY 
 

He was knowledgeable about the house and the neighborhood...


We didn't choose David, he was representing a seller for a home we found serendipitously on internet. He met us on a snowy Sunday - he wasn't dressed to the 9's (thank you very much!). These are the things that made our experience with David "a pleasure doing business with": 1.) NOT hard sell - he WAS knowledgeable about the house and the neighborhood (typical stuff but also familiar with general remodeling practices, historical/architectural info, etc.). He pointed out what he felt were the positives AND an objective view of the negatives and easily revealed these to us, but we never felt as if he were trying to convince us or persuade us of anything. 2.) Was essentially always available when we had questions and if he weren't or we didn't want to bother him about some non-"emergent" question, his staff was very courteous, helpful, and communicative (both to him and us). 3.) Even though he was representing the seller and not us (the buyer) I ALWAYS felt that, he always had our best interests at heart as well. 4.) I have and I would recommend David and I would say the things I just told you. at some point we may wish to sell our old home, which we are renting - we would be happy to have David represent us in the future. 
Fred H.   Albany, NY 
 

He has integrity and is very client centered.


I chose David because he knows the community where we work. He has integrity and is very client centered. We are an educational enterprise, and David has helped new faculty and staff find housing when they move to Albany. I have consistently recommended David to people, and he has consistently come through for them. There is none better! 
Marcus. B   Albany, NY 
 

He took the process and made it an understandable journey... something previous Realtors never succeeded with.


I would HIGHLY recommend David Phaff for your real estate needs! From the very first minute, we received detailed information and answers to every question. David toured our home for sale and commented throughout the various rooms what would be done. This was done out of very careful attention to statistics and his understanding of the neighborhood community. He was 100% accurate and the house sold very quickly. He took the process and made it an understandable journey... something previous Realtors never succeeded with. I look forward to recommending David Phaff and doing business with him in the future. 
Joseph E.   Rensselaer 
 

He knows so much about what goes into a well-built home...


David is very professional and will only show you a home that he believes is right for you. He knows so much about what goes into a well-built home, and will point out the pluses and minuses of each home. He never tires of showing you home after home, until you find the one that is just right. I would not hesitate to recommend David to a friend because he will look out for your interests. He didn't just meet my expectations; he exceeded them. 
Jack M.   Albany, NY 
 

We wholeheartedly recommend David for purchases, sales and, now, even rentals!


We recently purchased a rental house and chose David Phaff to market it and find us a tenant. We had worked with David in the past and have had very positive experiences. We continue to be very happy with David's knowledge and expertise. He was able to rent the house for us with no work or worries on our part. We wholeheartedly recommend David for purchases, sales and, now, even rentals! 
Anthony G.   Schenectady, NY 
 

... explains every detail...


He has excellent experience. David met most of my expectations. He's nice, explains every detail, is patient with us. He's an excellent agent you could trust. 
Ying Kay E.   Albany, NY 
 

David provided candid, accurate assessments when we were purchasing a home...


I had worked w/ David on community issues in Albany and found him to be knowledgeable and professional. David provided candid, accurate assessments when we were purchasing a home, did not steer us toward properties outside of our parameters. David has a strong work ethic and conscientious manner, provided honest assessments and good guidance. 
Thomas P.   Albany, NY 
 

... very helpful for a first time home buyer...


David was very helpful for a first time home buyer as myself. 
Alan N.   Albany, Ny 
 

He is a knowledgeable and conscientious Realtor who is honest about the realities of home buying...


My wife and I were introduced through a friend to David Phaff. David exceeded the expectations we had about Realtors. He is a knowledgeable and conscientious Realtor who is honest about the realities of home buying. I was most impressed when he advised us against considering a house after our initial show of interest. His knowledge of construction protected us from potential issues and later pitfalls. In the end, he found us a perfect home within our budget. I have recommended him to our friends and will continue to do so. 
Howard A.   Clifton Park, NY 
 

I would definitely recommend David to friends and family...


David was wonderful to work with. I would definitely recommend David to friends and family that were either buying or seller their home. 
Jeffrey Mauro   Voorheesville, NY 
 

David Phaff is the best Realtor that my husband and I have worked with.


David Phaff is the best Realtor that my husband and I have worked with. We would not go to anyone else!! He goes above and beyond for his clients. He is also very honest about the condition of the property and helps us not purchase a property that we will not be happy with. I would recommend him to a friend because I know they will be very happy with the service. His staff is also amazing and extremely helpful!! We expected a Realtor who would help us find the right property and not push us to buy something just to help their numbers. We never got that feeling from David or his office. He exceeded our expectations. 
Crystal C.   Cohoes, NY 
 

The office was so helpful in answering all of our questions...


This was our first home to buy. The office was so helpful in answering all of our questions. Very patient in sometimes having to repeat or go over items which were done already but David and I did not understand. All the paper work was always done and well before deadlines had to be met. In any time needing to reach Mr. Phaff never a problem either his assistant Janet would help or if needed a call to his cell phone was answered right away or within a few hours. He gave great names/ reference in vendors we needed like a home inspector. We would recommend to anyone. Case is in point our friend Robert Zitowsky just asked us for some home advice and wanted some on Phaff and his office. We told him to use David and Janet. Very calming people, laid back, patient, and for Rob, he needs an office like that. Back to our home… so happy with the home we picked out and my dad loves coming over to be with us and finding new things for him 
Andrea and David L.   Albany, NY 
 

For as long as live in the Capital District area, David will be our first and only choice...


David is one of the most outstanding professionals we've ever met, and we are not narrowing the compliment to the real estate business, we are extending the comparison to other professionals we've met in any other businesses. His attention to detail and ability to listen to what his customers want sets him apart. We bought our very first house with him. Buying a house for the first time can be a very bumpy and rough road, but David guided us through the whole process and we can say that it was a smooth ride. For as long as live in the Capital District area, David will be our first and only choice in the real estate market. 
Gene and Maine R.   East Greenbush, NY 

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