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David Kelmenson


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David Kelmenson Realtor

Highly regarded within the Westside brokerage community, David Kelmenson has distinguished himself as a consummate dealmaker, consistently ranked among the top .1% of all agents in the country. He was recently honored by the Wall Street Journal as one of the Best Agents Nationwide for his overall production.

For over 13 years David has specialized in residential sales & new construction in the Westside neighborhoods of Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Santa Monica & Malibu. It is here where he was born, raised & calls home. It is this profound insight & understanding of L.A.’s prime coastal neighborhoods that distinguishes David amongst his peers. Whether he is representing an architectural home in Santa Monica or advising from dirt to closing on new construction in the Pacific Palisades, David is able to transfer this knowledge to his clients in a manner that has an extraordinarily positive effect on the outcome of their transactions.

“I feel fortunate to have lived on the Westside for my entire life”, said David. “The lifestyle here is unsurpassed & I’m passionate about serving my friends & neighbors, as well as those who are drawn to this way of life. A home is the foundation for the way we live our lives and draw energy. I consider it the ultimate privilege to play a role in shaping this lifestyle for my clients.”

Guided by an unwavering commitment to providing the highest level of service & discretion to his clients, David has earned the loyalty of a discerning roster of clients, including notable entrepreneurs, real estate developers, A-list celebrities and professional athletes. “When I started in real estate, I asked myself what was most important to my clients. I knew they wanted complete personal care & service by a professional who’s an expert in his field to smoothly navigate through the most challenging deals.”

Prior to real estate, David was a successful health & fitness industry entrepreneur & highly sought after personal trainer to A-list celebrities, studio executives, managers produces and agents. The companies he founded, included Liquid Architects, which designed high-end boutique home gyms & Critical Mass, an acclaimed gym & personal training brand, which were both instrumental in transforming L.A.’s fitness scene. The quintessential California native, with a penchant for adrenaline sports, David raced motorcycles for a number of years & today you can find him kart racing on purpose built competition tracks across Southern California. He is also an avid surfer & lives in Malibu where he’s a loving father to Madison & grateful husband to Dawn.

My wife and I are discerning buyers with very particular requirements. David immediately understood our needs and was instrumental in finding us our current house, which in previous attempts were unsuccessful. His knowledge and expertise in local neighborhoods and agents helped us get the house we had our heart set on at a great price.

— Chris & Jessie Do

My wife and I have bought and sold several homes with David. He has save us thousands of dollars with his negotiation expertise and found the perfect properties for us. His combination of their expert skills, professional supporting staff and his brand name recognition in the local brokerage community has insured him that he has our business for life.

— Chris & Kari Ursitti

David made the experience of buying a home smooth, efficient, and entertaining at the same time. Not only does he have an absolute comprehensive knowledge of the Westside real estate market, He has been engaging, articulate, and fun to work with. He is a total professional who is more interested in building a long-term business relationship with his clients, rather than just performing a one-time transaction. I could not imagine having a better partner when buying a home.

— Glenn Granz

We want to thank you for your professionalism and expertise in helping us locate our new home. We felt very comfortable with your extensive knowledge of the market and ability to show us homes based on our specific requests. We also want to thank you for always being so prompt in returning our calls and being diligent in seeing us through the entire process. The chances of purchasing our home would have been significantly diminished if not for your navigation in obtaining an accepted offer.

— Jeff & Quynh Sebastian

Working with David on the purchase of our home has exceeded all of our expectations. We decided to work with David after meeting him at an open house and instantly sensed his skill as a listener and knew that this would translate into a greater understanding of our specific needs. The patience and expertise shown by David was unparalleled. David’s skill as a negotiator was solely responsible for us getting our dream house for our price. I would highly recommend him.

— Josh & Melanie Kaplan

David Kelmenson is an outstanding broker and we recommend him wholeheartedly. He is incredibly knowledgeable about Westside real estate as well as broader trends in the market. He is a superb tactician who, like a chess player, got us absolutely the best outcome we could ever hope to achieve when we purchased our home. Just as important as his professional credentials, though, is the fact that David is a wonderful human being - warm, smart and endowed with a sense of humor.

— Romain Wacziarg & Magali Delmas

Having just gone into escrow on our home in New York, David stood out among all of the brokers looking for our business. In this slow market, we were approached and courted by many west side brokers. But David wasn't simply looking for a commission, he was looking to put us in the right house. He instantly understood what we were looking for. I can't imagine ever being in better hands in the real estate market.

— Don & Jenny Flood

In an ocean of Realtors, we were lucky enough to meet you. You are and have been a pleasure to work with & you understood what we wanted. in an unparalleled professional way, you achieved our goals. In our opinion, if anybody needs the best to represent them in this real estate market, than look no further - you are the best! Thank you again for getting us the house we wanted at the price we targeted.

— Ilene & Nicolas Trabolsi

My husband and I are delighted to recommend David Kelmenson to anyone looking for a real estate agent. David is a brilliant negotiator. In a challenging market, David Kelmenson delivered more than we expected, and we had high expectations!

— Joy & David Hayward

I did want to convey my gratitude and appreciation for everything that you did for Stephanie and I in the purchase of our first condominium. You worked tirelessly to keep Stephanie and I apprised of every development and responded almost immediately to every one of our many questions and comments. We are in the process of painting our new home now and are excited about all the wonderful things that lie ahead. Thanks again for everything.

— Josh & Stephanie Briones

David has been our Realtor for the last 5 years. During this time, what we've been looking for has changed multiple times, from land in Brentwood, to a family on the Westside, to a rental cottage in Venice Beach, and throughout, David's patience, persistence and attention to detail has been exceptional. As first time buyers from the UK, David has been an especially vital source of reliable local information, experience and advice, from daily personalized MLS updates, to financing and escrow recommendations, even a handyman to get started on the home we eventually bought. We really couldn't recommend David more highly, he is clearly well regarded in the property community, he was always enthusiastic and polite and when it came to making an offer, his negotiating skills were second to none.

— Sam Cadman

David demonstrated exceptional guidance during the negotiation process. His focused approach made all the difference in helping me to secure a property in a very competitive market with multiple offers and counter offers involving both homeowners and developers. He put me in contact with suppliers who were helpful during due diligence. His relationships in the brokerage community and his understanding of the intricacies of the laws and processes gave me a significant advantage in attaining the property. I have been involved in many real estate transactions over the years and David is one of best real estate professionals that I've ever worked with. I highly recommend him.

— Joe Phelps

David Kelmenson is the most thorough, knowledgeable and helpful real estate professional I have ever worked with. I began searching for a home in the Santa Monica/Venice area while still living on the East Coast. David's daily email updates on homes in my price range and markets of interest really helped me get comfortable with the neighborhoods, values and availability of properties. When I found a home I was interested in, David was incredibly quick getting me information and guiding me through all the important aspects of the offer process. I am thrilled to be closing on my new home and I know the success of this experience was due to David and his team's professional, diligent and supportive approach to business. He is absolutely the best.

— Adrienne Bell

David was with us every step of the process, from giving us input on neighborhoods to the types of properties to consider all the way through loan approval and closing the deal. He was always available, and anything he didn't do for us personally was handled by his excellent assistant, Jennifer. We could go on and on but the best compliment we can give David and his office is this - when we are ready to sell our property and buy something else, he's the Realtor we'll be calling.

— Chris and Geraldine

Your professional & efficient approach, handling, guidance, & follow through during the last 3 month has impressed us over & over again. We have done several real estate transactions during the last 31 years in LA area, & never met an agent as effective & knowledgeable, & at the same time, pleasant to deal with, as you. Wish we had known you 20-30 years ago...!

— Ross and Pam Hashemi

We set out looking for a great house, not necessarily a great representative - we ended up with both! We appreciated being treated with honesty, integrity and respect during the entire process. We also appreciate privacy, and the assurance that our personal information is protected, unless we choose to do so. Once again we never felt that working with you was at all a risk and that you would always keep our best interest as a priority. Thank you for being a great Realtor to work with!

— Mr. & Mrs. Pieri

David is wonderful to work with! As soon as we saw our home, we knew that we wanted to buy it and made an offer the very same night. David submitted it and had a signed deal that same night! We could not believe it. David's professionalism did not stop there. The very next day, he had all of our inspections set up and the whole process went smoothly. He constantly checked in with us and still does to this day to make sure we are happy with our home. We highly recommend David.

— Tracy Le & Mark Cramer

David is an extraordinary agent. His attention to detail and expertise in the negotiating process helps set him apart in a very competitive marketplace.

— Bryan Green

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