A little about me

and why I love real estate

Dave is originally from the Chicago area and previously lived in Colorado. He graduated from California State University – Long Beach with a BSBA in Professional Accounting in 1980. After working for Arthur Andersen & Co.’s Denver office as a construction and development specialist, he worked for the Snowmass Company development group in Snowmass Village, Colorado where he was involved with resort development, commercial development and management of a publicly traded REIT.  After leaving Snowmass, he was part of a contract group tasked with the disposition of failed S&L assets through the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC). He later worked directly for the owners of Quark Software, managing their personal real estate investments, as well the facilities of the software company worldwide.  He served on the Lone Tree, Colorado, Planning Commission for 5 years and was chairman of the commission for 2 years.  Since 2006, he has been a licensed Realtor, currently with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.  He has the CRS, GRI and CMRS real estate designations. 

Most recently, Dave and his wife, Peg, relocated from Colorado to Sapphire, North Carolina where Dave joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Meadows Mountain Realty. 

Dave and Peg have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren.  They both enjoy mountain living, with all the related activities, and he is a huge baseball fan. 

Our clients are awesome

and here is what they are saying

Ginger and Tricia were extremely helpful, knowledgeable and hard working!

I just closed my most recent purchase in Highlands, NC with Judy Michaud as my agent. I have used Judy over the past four years exclusively, and would not trust anyone else with my real estate needs. She has helped me purchase and sell real estate in Highlands. She knows the properties in Highlands inside and out. She worked tirelessly to identify properties that would meet my criteria. She was available to show properties to me at any time. I have never worked with an agent that works as hard as Judy. When I sold my home she represented me in the most professional way, bringing me top dollar for my home. She then found me my dream home and negotiated a fair price with the sellers. I have since bought two investment properties using Judy, and she negotiated a fair price on those properties as well. She continues to help me after the sale as I am renovating my most recent property, and she leads me in the right direction with contractor choices and ideas for the renovation for the home. I have and will continue to recommend Judy to anyone wanting to purchase or sell a home in Highlands.

I am living in my dream home thanks to the professionalism and hard work of Andrea Gabbard.  She made sure that my home had all that I needed and more than I could hope for. I am grateful most of all for her kindness and patience during the home buying process, which made the experience more joyful and less stressful for me. I strongly recommend Andrea to help you buy or sell your home.

My husband and I had very specific requests and Mitzi was not only incredibly patient by showing us numerous houses, she also conducted "behind the scenes" research to see if the online property description actually met our needs. Her efforts saved us so much time during our quick weekend house-hunting trips to Highlands. There was never a doubt that she had our best interest at heart, and she helped us find an amazing rental property for our investment portfolio. Over the years, we have purchased numerous homes, both primary and investment, and Mitzi is the most caring, professional and honest agent we have ever worked with.

Betty Holt has made this process of putting our house on the market a breeze! She is the ultimate professional, yet gives us her undivided attention and makes us feel as if we are her only clients. Why did we choose Ms. Holt as our agent? She is personable, obviously loves her job, and knows the  area and the market better than anyone. We used her when we bought this home 24 years ago and totally trust her to sell it for us.

We bought our new home sight unseen. He needed to be our eyes and ears and was amazing. Brooks is very knowledgeable about the area and real estate values. He made our purchase as easy as possible and was always easy to reach and he went out of his way to be there when we couldn't for inspections and other appointments. We would work with no one else.

Dear Judy,

I cannot thank you enough for all you have done for my siblings and me.  This was a difficult time for us, living out of town, and trying to sell our father's home after his death.

Since the first time I spoke with you, your kindness and professionalism had put me at ease.  You have been with us every step.  You gave us great advice and always called me right back, even when you were at the beach on vacation.  Thank you so much for selling our house so fast and getting the price we wanted!!

Sincerely yours,

Lisa Patzer

He nailed it with the first house he showed us. He did spend 2 full days with us showing us at least 15 more houses. Which made us sure we had the right one. Brooks filled us in on the best restaurants, tradesmen and local flavor. We love our new home, realtor and friend. Thanks Brooks!

It was indeed a pleasure doing business with Bill Peavey.  He handled the listing and marketing of our large home in Highlands and did so with expertise. He was readily available to us, set up showings with consideration for our schedules, and made the entire process seamless.  It was during a difficult and very competitive market, so we were quite impressed with Bill's competence in getting the job done for us.  We have recommended him to several of our friends and associates.

William ( Bill ) Peavey was always very prompt returning my calls, either by phone, text, or email.  He made himself available around my schedule ( I was coming up from Atlanta to look at properties so I was less flexible than others might be) and he was a pleasure to spend time with while looking at houses.  Even after my closing he has kept in touch with me, offering local contact info that, being new to the area, has helped me tremendously.  If I ever sell this house, I would definitely list it with him.

Nancy and Tom Delahaye
Moved in May 22nd
Jane Reilly McLaughlin
Moved in October 20th
Patty Young
Moved in October 20th
Andy and Lori Hinson
Moved in October 20th
Jenny King
Moved in October 20th
Jamie Niemie
Moved in October 20th
Lisa Patzer
Moved in October 20th
Kenneth Burch
Moved in October 20th
Jan Marks
Moved in December 15th
Raine Tillman
Moved in December 15th