Dave Monforton - Reinhart Realtors

Dave Monforton

REALTOR

dmonforton@reinhartrealtors.com

About Me

My role and my goal as a Realtor is to help my clients make a Successful Sale or a Successful Purchase.  Your successful sale or purchase of your home will meet three simple criteria: It will happen On Time - on your timeline. It will happen with few problems as possible – it will be Worry-Free.  It will be at the Best Price the market will allow. As I work with you and learn about your family, your lifestyle and your housing needs, I’ll focus on great communication as the foundation of our relationship. I’ll manage the process to keep you informed and coordinate the other real estate services you’ll need. You will be my priority and I’ll bring my skills to bear so you are successful in buying or selling your home.

I am proud of my diverse career background in law, public service and small business, during which I’ve honed analytical, project management, and customer service skills that help my customers make great decisions about homes. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University Law School, I grew up in suburban Detroit, and have lived in Ann Arbor nearly continuously since the late 1970’s. I practiced law locally and was a legal counsel in the Michigan Legislature. I was elected and served as a Washtenaw County Commissioner from 1993 through 1999, and chaired a task force that led to the county’s Natural Areas Preservation Program. I managed a national academic association during a 16-year career with an Ann Arbor firm, executing conferences, managing sales, overseeing publications, and providing financial reporting and board support.

I’ve raised two children in Ann Arbor with my wife, a public school art teacher. I was active in coaching sports when my children were young, and I currently umpire adult softball.

Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County offer diverse communities, landscapes and homes. My job as a Realtor is to give excellent service to the diverse people that make this area a unique, wonderful place to live so that they can make their own good decisions about real estate. I would love to help you when you buy or sell a home!

My Office

Ann Arbor - East
2452 East Stadium
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Testimonials

We would like to thank Dave for helping us find our first home. Dave was very helpful to us as first-time buyers understanding the process and the necessary steps to make our dream of purchasing our first home a reality. He helped us find something that was a perfect fit for both our price range and location to our places of work. We found a 3-bedroom condo equipped with a basement and a garage! Exactly what we were crossing our fingers for. We are grateful for his time and energy to find us our perfect place.

Emily & Michael Schleh 2019-12-12

Dave Monforton was our realtor in finding our condo. We met Dave at an open house for his listing and we hit it off right away. We enjoyed his knowledge of the real estate market and his knowledge of contracts was especially impressive. He also was able to find information we were looking for in the HOA bylaws. When we hit a snag with our insurance company, Dave was there right away with assistance. We would highly recommend Dave to our friends. Thank you!

Derrick & Paula Baranowski 2019-11-22

I cannot begin to express my gratitude for everything Dave did to sell my home in Ann Arbor. I had already relocated and was juggling many different things. Dave removed the burden of time and worry with getting the home ready for market. Dave connected me with competent contractors to get the interior of the house painted, cleaned, powerwashed and the yard cleaned up. Within 10 days after my tenants left, the house was ready to be listed. Quite an amazing timetable. Dave went above and beyond any expectation of a realtor, including making sure to be at the house to let contractors in. I didn't have to worry about scheduling or making sure the house was open for the work to be done. To be honest, the house never looked as good as it did when all these things were done. Since the house looked so good, once it was listed, it was under contract in less than 48 hours. That must be some sort of record. Through the whole process Dave has been readily available, making sure I was informed of progress through initial listing and contract to closing. Knowing that someone both competent and caring was making sure everything was getting done greatly decreased my level of stress and allowed me to focus on a new job. I would highly recommend Dave to anyone either selling or buying a home. His attention to all details and personal touch goes beyond any past experience with a realtor.

Amy 2019-10-11

We are writing to express our gratitude to Dave over the last few months as we sold our home in Farmington Hills. We originally planned to try to sell our home By Owner and thought we were ready to go to market for a quick sale, but after speaking with Dave we reversed our decision and retained him as our agent. He was by far the best Realtor we have ever worked with - and we've sold 7 homes. Dave was the consummate professional. His attention to detail, knowledge of the market and marketing approach were integral to setting the right price, at the right time - resulting in a full list offer! Dave’s legal background and communication skills were evident throughout the sales process - and it is quite a process! Dave was there with an answer, or a solution with options, as we moved through it. We felt really comfortable discussing all aspects of our home sale with him and wish this type of experience for any homebuyer.

Frank & Kathy Gignac 2019-09-05

We want to thank Dave for all he has done to make the sale of our house in Milan an easy process. With his knowledge and being available to answer our questions at all hours of the day, we were able to get though the sale of our house rather painlessly. Thanks again to Dave for all of his dedication and input to make this happen.

Cynthia & Roger Partridge 2019-04-15

I wanted to let you know how thrilled I was working with Dave Monforton in selling my house last month. I've actually known Dave for 30+ years and knew him to be straightforward and a no-nonsense sort of guy, but I had never actually worked with him. Initially, I wasn't sure whether I wanted to sell or rent, and Dave helped me figure that out. And then as we figured out what needed to be addressed to get my house on the market, Dave had great suggestions and always provided several contractors or other resources for me to contact. When we were ready to put the house on the market, Dave went into a lot of detail about comps and other factors and I felt that decision was based on solid information. Having him help through the negotiations for a sales agreement also went well. He told me what he thought but always reminded me that it was ultimately my decision, so I never felt that I was being railroaded through any part. You're a lucky manager to have Dave on your team.

Dan Bruell

We appreciated Dave Monforton's work with us as we looked to purchase a second home in Washtenaw County. He is very knowledgeable about houses and about the housing market. He misses no detail. He helped us through the process of discerning what we (individually, and as a couple) were looking for in a home. He was very hard working on our behalf and made himself available to see many houses in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, often on very short notice. He spent as much time as we felt we needed with each showing, and really helped us to envision the work and costs that might come with each of the homes we considered. His intuition on the amount of interest a house was likely to generate was always spot-on yet, he was respectful when we wanted to put in two offers that were not on the high end. The market might have scared us off this past spring, but his good-humored optimism and persistence carried us along. We are very happy with the purchase of our Pattengill condominium and we know it wouldn't have been possible without Dave.

Moe Fitzsimmons & Bob King

My husband and I wanted to provide you with some feedback regarding our recent experience with realtor Dave Monforton. Dave assisted us with both selling our home and buying another, and we couldn’t be happier with the turnout. Dave has great energy and he brings a positive industry knowledge to the table with every conversation. Educating us on the finer details of prepping our house to sell, encouraging us to continue to think outside the box in looking at homes to purchase, and listening/learning about what we want/need in a home gave the lengthy process a smooth finish. His attention to details and understanding of the legal system was very helpful when reviewing the wording contained in the contracts. He made sure to review the documents with a fine eye before sending them to us for review and signature, all the while explaining what the documents bound us to. Dave made himself available at all hours to answer any questions or concerns we had. Dave is also very resourceful and willing to research answers to questions we had or situations we found ourselves in especially relating to the purchase of a Fannie Mae property. We appreciated his enthusiasm for the entire selling and buying process. He even got the kids involved! We are extremely happy with the relationship we have built with Dave Monforton, he represents the Reinhart team well! We highly recommend Dave to anyone in need of a realtor!

Annie Kruise

I was very pleased with Dave's work. If you want someone who will work hard for you, hire him. As an example, when I needed contractors for a prepurchase estimate he made all the arrangements and did that promptly. I also greatly appreciated that he was willing to identify weaknesses as well as strengths for a given property. He worked hard to understand my needs and to be patient with them.

Paul Sher

I wanted to tell you how much I appreciated working with your agent Dave Monforton to purchase our new home in the Old West Side. Dave really knows the city and he knows what to do - and if he doesn't know he knows who to ask. It is wonderful to work with someone who is so diligent and competent and, of course, friendly and understanding. We had many potential pitfalls before buying this home. First, we were far away so had do a lot through phone calls and email, but Dave was always on hand and really indispensable. He organized everything and showed up when we could not. He was our eyes and ears for this purchase. Second, the home was in a flood zone, leading to prohibitive insurance requirements, but Dave recognized the possibility of an exemption from the flood zone and led us to a successful completion of that process. He organized inspections of the property and dealt with the seller, the city and the lender on all sorts of matters regarding the occupancy of the home. In the end, he helped get us an incredible deal on our new home. It is truly a pleasure to work with Dave - utterly trustworthy, capable and smart. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to have a hard-working agent on their side. He made it all easy!

Susanna Peters

I would like to give Dave Monforton a huge shout out of thanks for his expertise and­­ guidance in the preparing and the selling of my parent’s home. The house contained 62 years of their marriage, and many, many, layers of their life. He worked well with my work schedule, gave me great insight on how to empty the house, navigated our family dynamics, and prioritize the houses updates and tasks needed for sale. In a few months we were able to get the house listed for Ann Arbors peak spring real-estate market season. The house sold immediately. Thank you, Dave, for making this hard transition for our family, seamless, and bringing about the best possible outcome. Thank you again for your patience, guidance, and successful sale of the Warrington house.

Helen Bunch

Dave was our agent for both the sale of our house in Howell and the purchase of our new home in Ypsilanti. His attention to detail and his expertise on all aspects of these transactions were impressive and very much appreciated. He provided us a detailed list of matters to address in preparing our house for sale. He researched the comparable homes in the vicinity and recommended a sale price that was to our satisfaction, resulting in an offer with closing within five weeks of the initial listing. And he helped negotiate an eleventh-hour issue that came up on the buyers’ side that could have forestalled the closing. On the purchase side he worked with us to determine an appropriate offer for our new smaller home. He found us an excellent inspector and helped negotiate a price adjustment to address a couple of minor issues. He worked with us to find the best possible mortgage rates and assisted us with all the submissions involved in the approval process. Our home in Howell is sold and we are comfortably settling in to our new place in Ypsilanti. We couldn’t be happier with the support we received from Dave throughout the process. Finally, it should not go unsaid that he makes a pretty fabulous homemade strawberry-rhubarb pie!

Ann Routt & Mike Foley

We recently purchased a home in Milan and chose to work with Dave Monforton as our Realtor. We are very grateful for all the time and effort he put toward helping us find what we were looking for. Dave is very knowledgeable, professional, and above all that, a good guy, too. And if that’s not enough, he made us a delicious pie as a gift the day we closed on the sale. We highly recommend Dave and give him 5 Stars!

Alecia & Harold Powell

I would like to give Dave Monforton a 10 out of 10, with two thumbs up review for his work as our Realtor selling our mother's last home. This is the second time we have used Dave as our listing agent as we settled our parents’ estate. Both times Dave helped us navigate major renovations, while keeping us to a schedule to help us get the best dollar we could for the homes, the first one during the spring real estate season in 2017, and the second last fall. This time we had to work through a previously unknown Orangeburg sewer pipe issue before we could sell, which he managed on a very short deadline! :). The home was an interesting mid-century “Lustron” home, which is completely made of steel. With his expertise on staging, we were beautifully show ready, then the home sold quickly to someone who had a specific interest in a Lustron he could fully restore. Thank you again, Dave, for making the hard process of settling an estate home, both successful and profitable.

Helen Bunch

Your agent, Dave Monforton, offers his clients many advantages as their Realtor. They were especially apparent in our case as he acted as both our buying and selling agent. He strives to keep his clients in the loop at all times, providing up-to-the-minute updates on all aspects regarding the sale of their current home as well as the purchase of their new home. His background as an attorney is also invaluable in helping clients sift through the often complex and confusing details regarding the sale and purchase of a dwelling place. What really sets him apart, however, is the energy and enthusiasm he brings to the job. For us personally, that meant buying and selling homes in areas outside of his normal base of operations. Dave worked overtime to familiarize himself with each area, research other sales, and secured a sale and purchase price that met our needs. Even though we were not his only client, we felt as though we were. We were extremely pleased with the services of Dave Monforton and believe other clients will be too.

Melissa Matthews & Wayne Peal

We were very lucky to have had a chance to work with Dave Monforton again on our latest purchase of a home in Ann Arbor. This is the second home we purchased with Dave's help. We wanted to find an affordable home in great neighborhood that we could rent and then retire to down the line. Dave was very accommodating at taking us to listings - he never tired of that and even screened some for us when we could not go, taking pictures and getting more information. In the end we found a home for sale by owner, and Dave handled all of this transaction for us. It was kind of tricky in many ways as there were renters in the property and the actual owner was in another country. Dave had to deal with him in Brazil and schedule all the inspections through two sets of tenants. Dave even supervised some of the repairs for us as we lived very far away and could not be there. He also helped us to address city inspection issues, as repairs were needed to allow us to keep renting the property. Finally, there were even some issues with property easements and the title that Dave ironed out for us. He had to do all this without another realtor. In the end, he helped us negotiate a great deal on our home in a wonderful location. It’s hard to find the words to thank him for being so thorough and hard-working. He really goes above and beyond.

Susanna Peters & Charles Wallace

I want you to know how much Dave Monforton helped me in selling my home. From our first meeting he provided me with contacts and advice on setting priorities for what needed to be done plus how and when to make things happen in order to be ready for the date we set for listing. Throughout the process Dave showed total professionalism. Most of all he was patient and understanding of the indecisiveness and nervousness I was feeling as a single senior citizen selling my home of 23 years. Dave was always available to answer questions, give help and reassure me that together we would have a successful sale, which we did. I couldn't be more satisfied and would recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor.

Sharon Johnson

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