David has a passion for helping people and has found that assisting buyers and sellers in an every changing market is what makes his career rewarding. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a background in Project Management, he brings a completely different dimension to selling homes. He has stated that “marketing a home should be a systematic approach that never overlooks any one part of the process”. David believes that each and every home that is on the market for sale should be staged to its “highest potential”. In a market that is abundant with homes of different types, the listing agent must prepare the home to bring the emotion out of the buyer to get the home sold.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, David obtained his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University in Milwaukee. He quickly relocated to Arlington Heights in 1991 and worked for an engineering firm in downtown Chicago where he focused in Project Management and equipment acquisition. He later moved into the manufacturing sector and received his first sales position. It was here that David realized the passion for helping others. David eventually became a REALTOR in 2002 and it became apparent that it was a perfect fit. After a few short years his business grew and he realized that in order to properly service his clients, he would have to start a team. It was then in 2006 that The Schwabe Group was formed.
Awards & Designations
Coldwell Banker Presidents Club 2010-Present
Top 1% of Agents in America
Dave and his team were very professional and always available for all of our questions. Dave knows the market. Our house also sold before the printed brochures arrived. Highly recommend Dave and his team
David was instrumental in the sale of our Buffalo Grove home in March. We appreciated his professionalism, honesty and outreach to the local community with information about our home. Having lived in our home more than 36 years, David and his team helped us with all aspects of the sale and the “letting go”
Dave was very knowledgeable of the neighborhood in which we purchased the home, provided excellent advice in the negotiation of the purchase price, and provided expertise to ensure a smooth transaction.
David knows the NW Suburbs very well. It was clear from the very beginning that he understood the dynamics affecting the market. He predicted accurately the range where he believed that our home would close. His intimate knowledge of the neighborhood allowed us to negotiate from a position of strength. If you’re buy or selling a home in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, Long Grove, or Wheeling I’m not sure there is a better realtor than David Schwabe. Good luck!
David is extremely knowledgeable with what needs to get done to sell a home. He quickly connects with all interested buyers/agents so we always had up to the minute details of their interest. His marketing expertise served us well. I highly recommend him as your realtor!
We’ve used Dave as both a buyer and a seller. When we sold our home, he brought us a buyer even before we put our house on the market, and then maintained his integrity throughout the negotiating process. As a buyer, he had to be our eyes and ears for us while my husband travelled and I was still in our former location. He scoped out several different areas for us, and told us what we needed to hear, not what we wanted to hear. His professional decorum and knowledge of the industry is second to…
David was very helpful in the whole process of selling the home, from helping choose the price based on the market through closing. He and his team were particularly good at getting the house ready to be sold including staging of the house which I particularly needed. He was very responsive in questions I had along the way especially in the negotiation phase and how best to respond to the buyer’s requests. The best thing was that I had an offer within 6 days of going on the market which made my…
Dave knows the Arlington Heights market so well, with so much experience. He really helped me out .. examples: I was out of town when my dream house showed up on the market. Dave got me everything I needed to make an offer while out of town. We then ran into some challenges with the appraisal, and other things that Dave was able to provide expert, experienced advise to “land the plane.” Great job, Dave! I have used him twice. Once for a sell and another for a purchase. Great job on both!
Dave has just sold my house in the Arlington Heights area and did a great job. Throughout the whole process, he offered very direct feedback and responded to all of my questions promptly. I reside in Atlanta and made sure I could handle everything from afar. I highly recommend him and his team.
David Schwabe was excellent and very helpful in selling and buying a new home. He was great at handling the negotiations with the buyer and provided me with up to date information. I will definitely use David and his associates in the future for the sale of my home.