The FOUNDER "Papa Bear"
David was first licensed in Minnesota as a commercial broker in 1977, while owning multiple commercial investments including a grocery store and gas station all before the age of 30. David and Cathy, now married 30 yrs started out as the original founders of Independent Brokers Realty (IBR) in the Chanhassen-Lake Minnetonka area just West of Minnepolis. Having raised six children, who all (but one in the Navy) played a special part in the successful growth of the MN company assisting with marketing to managerial duties. In 1997, they sold IBR with 200+ agents and relocated to beautiful Marco Island, FL to thaw out. Five of the six kids eventually followed and four are still in the business today. With over 1400 agents between multiple FL real estate companies, David likes to say, "I have NO life, but I love what I do. If you help people be successful there is nothing more rewarding. It's much better to give than to take." Helping people solve problems is his strength.
"We are blessed beyond blessings, GOD, Family, and Business", are some of his favorite sayings. David and Cathy also reside in the mountains of North Carolina where he often sits on his deck watching the leafs turn color, while asisting agents and thier clients on a daily basis.
"If people say we are successful, it is only because of the people we surround ourselves with!" ~ Broker Dave