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"To be great... first, love what you do."
- Dave Buoncristiani
Your Residential Real Estate Specialist:
I specialize in serving my clients. I leverage technology to market and sell residential real estate here in Marin County.
In 2005 I followed my passion and became a full time Realtor. I signed on with the then largest, most respected Broker in Marin, Frank Howard Allen Realtors. FHA was later purchased by the tech savvy, globally dominant player, Coldwell Banker.
Whether for business, fun, exercise, or service to our community, you can find me all over Novato and Marin at large.
My knowledge of our local micro markets, my focus on service, my technology and marketing skill, coupled with the resources of handpicked top industry professionals, and the world's largest Brokerage make me your first choice when looking for a local Realtor.
I do everything I can to ensure that your real estate goals are met, the process is smooth, and your experience is a positive one.
Let me help you achieve your real estate goals.
I was born at a very young age in San Francisco. At home we spoke Italian. At school I learned English and French. Well a little French and a lot of English.
In the summer of my fourth grade my family moved to Greenbrae where my parents still live today.
I attended Greenbrae Elementary School, Kent Middle School, Marin Catholic High School, College of Marin and then off to San Francisco State University to earn my Bachelor’s degree in Business Information and Computing Systems.
While attending SFSU I worked full time with a software company here in Marin. I steadily moved up the ranks with ever increasing responsibilities ultimately as Senior Director responsible for multiple flagship product lines representing 10s of millions of dollars in annual income.
After a successful career in the Software Industry I became a full time Realtor®.
Marin County has been my home since childhood and with my wife, Danielle, of Buoncristiani Photography, we've lived here in Novato for nearly 20 years now. We have two teenage boys whom we are very proud of.
Much of my personal time is devoted to youth development and community involvement. I am an Assistant Scout Master, with our local Boy Scouts Troop, Troop 200 Novato, CA
I have been very Involved in the scouting program for many years and am a strong believer in helping youth reach their full potential by nurturing healthy lifestyles, choices and taking personal responsibility for actions.
I also enjoy learning and teaching Martial Arts. To learn more visit our website Seika Kage Ryu Kempo Jiu Jitsu.
What Clients Are Saying...
I worked with Dave Buoncristiani on the sale of my father’s estate. Dave went above and beyond every step of the way. In my 25 year career as a Mortgage Loan Officer representing thousands of buyers, also having gone through a number of my own real estate transactions in my lifetime and now as the Trustee of my father’s estate, I have no hesitation saying that Dave is the most through, reliable and conscientious agent I have ever had the honor to work with. Every step of the way his knowledge, ethics, excellent communication skills, good heartedness and reliability created for me a foundation of trust and safety on which I could depend. I am so grateful and I thank him for all his assistance in accomplishing the quick sale of my father’s home. His advice, recommendations, referrals and experience truly paid off. The property sold over asking price and he also secured a backup offer. It was truly a pleasure to work with him and he made such a stressful time so much easier to endure. At every turn, he was an advocate for a fair and accurate settlement and I really respect him. If you are a looking to purchase or sell a home I highly recommend Dave Buoncristiani. If you are in need of a highly effective and reliable real estate agent Dave is consummate professional truly in a class by his self. Sincerely, - Linda C.
We are happy to share our very positive thoughts about Dave Buoncristiani, who has served as our real estate agent through the preparation and current sale of our home in Novato, which we are currently nearing the close of escrow for.
Dave has worked closely with us from the start, helping us plan all aspects of this sale, from the timing and pricing strategies to the staging and preparation, and we couldn't be happier with how he has helped us at every stage of the process.
He has brought his deep experience and knowledge about the Marin market and in particular the North Marin and Novato area, expertise which he constantly keeps current on and updates us with. Dave is one of the most thorough, detail-oriented agents I've met, while also being extremely easy and nice to work with; he is reliably gracious and happy to address any question or concern we may have and patiently explains any of the myriad technicalities whenever we ask.
Dave also oversaw the preparation and staging of our house from the day that our prior tenants vacated the property right through to its listing, a lot of work to be coordinated and all on a very aggressive timeline. Because we are now living out of the area we relied even more on him to manage all of the various tracks in our absence, and he was as reliable in his decisions as he has been diligent in his frequent communication with us throughout.
I must also add that his pleasant personality has not precluded him from firmly standing up for our interests when needed, as happened several times through this sale's negotiations. His 'diplomatic savvy' has proven to be a critical asset for us. His well-researched strategy for selling our house paid off terrifically, with multiple offers and a settlement significantly over our asking price. We can't offer a better testimony than that.
Dave always looks out for our interest and has been a great collaborator along the way; we count ourselves lucky to have him on our team and would recommend him to anyone.
We can elaborate further or answer any other questions directly at the contact info above. Sincerely, - Alex and Dawn L.
Thanks doesn’t even come close in expressing the way you moved us through a very complicated situation and process to a very satisfying ending. Your mantra ‘keep your eye on the prize’ kept the anxiety at bay and my optimism from disappearing completely. I look forward to settling into my first home and enjoying all that it has to offer. And sharing my praise of you to others who need a Realtor! - Judy S.