What Our Clients Are Saying
My wife and I bought our first house with Dave Herren of Best Atlanta Properties and he was absolutely wonderful working with us! She traveled for work at the time, and I work West Coast hours, so he was very accommodating with our schedules – very open to text and email and only calling during urgent issues, which is just how we liked it.
We had done some homework – knowing that we really liked the Kirkwood neighborhood but he took our feedback and gave us some listings in East Atlanta to check out, which we absolutely fell in love with.
He was very detail oriented and made sure to explain everything to us and lay out all of our options. He was always friendly and personable, flexible when he needed to be but was firmly working within our interests.
I’d recommend Dave Herren to anyone looking for a home in an in-town Atlanta neighborhood.
“Will definitely work with Jeff again”
AAA+++ Working with Jeff Payne was a great experience. He is a great real estate broker and we wholeheartedly recommend him.
He was very patient, courteous, and thoughtful preparing the list of properties he showed us. Once we selected the property we loved, he was very strategic but also sensitive about the negotiation. He helped us make easy and hard decisions, and constantly kept pointing out things we didn’t notice that turned out to be very important.
We love our Inman Park home and feel we got a good deal. Will definitely work with Jeff again, what a pleasure.
David assisted us with an arduous local and long distance search resulting in our purchasing a wonderful property that “checked all the boxes” on our long list. His integrity, customer service orientation, experience, diligence, detail orientation, and follow up were nothing short of amazing. He gets our highest recommendation!!!
“Jeff treated me like I was his most important client at all times”
If I could give more than five stars, I would, because Jeff Payne is truly an impressive and caring real estate agent. I was a first time home buyer who was anxious about the home buying process. Jeff was more than accommodating to my needs and kept the process stress free and fun! He asked me at the beginning of the house hunting process what I expected from him (which was awesome). I told him that I needed an agent who would be available to me when I needed to touch base.
Jeff treated me like I was his most important client at all times. He has integrity, commitment, know how, and wonderful people skills. A great quality Jeff has is “being real.” He doesn’t tell you what he thinks you want to hear just to sell a property. He gets to know you, and if he thinks a property isn’t going to fit your lifestyle, he will tell you up front. Jeff is not only a great agent, but also a great person to be around. I more than recommend him for your real estate agent needs.
“Patient, thoughtful and informative”
Dave at Best Atlanta Properties has been wonderful in helping us find our first house! Being new to Atlanta, he provided a lot of great advice in where to look and what to look for. Throughout the whole process, he’s been patient, thoughtful and informative. We appreciated how he always kept in touch with us and helped made the buying process pretty stress free. In the end, we were able to get a house we are very, very happy with.
“I’ve worked with many Realtors over the years and you are by far, the best”
Jeff, I wanted to write to thank you for your top-notch talent and above-and-beyond support in selling my condo. I’ve worked with many Realtors over the years and you are by far, the best.
While I’m sure you don’t have a large number of clients that buy a condo and then sell it within the course of six months, you were gracious, supportive, and responded well to my desire to make a profit, even after such a short ownership tenure.
The fact that we had a signed offer within days of listing, at the selling price that I wanted, is nothing short of spectacular. Thank you for being so good at what you do. If and when I buy real estate in Chicago or Atlanta, you’re definitely the first person that I’ll call.
“Extremely helpful with selecting the right location”
Dave Herren helped me find a condo in Inman Park during my transition to Atlanta from Hawaii. He worked with my crazy schedule and was flexible with my desires. Proving me access to MLS was beneficial beyond belief due to my inability to check out many locations. I really appreciated all of his pointers during my search. Dave was knowledgeable about all of the areas we visited and was extremely helpful with selecting the right location. I could not be happier with my condo and the location we are in.
“Jeff made believers of us in using a GREAT Realtor”
As we were preparing to get married, we met Jeff Payne at a showing of a property as we were considering selling each of our properties and purchasing one together. Previously we had been successful selling/buying property without a Realtor.
Jeff’s understanding of the market (even in the current challenging times), professionalism, honesty and superb service convinced us to contract with him for all three transactions. The result was a sale in 10 days at 98% of listing price, a sale in 8 weeks at 99% of listing price and the purchase of a magnificent new home.
Jeff made believers of us in using a GREAT Realtor. In this market you need an exceptional agent. We would highly recommend Jeff for any real estate transactions.
“I would recommend Dave to a friend”
Dave Herren was great! He was very knowledgeable of many of the in-town neighborhoods, as well as school districts/zoning. I looked at several properties, and ultimately purchased one in the Grant Park area. Dave was helpful every step of the way. He also has a great sense of humor, which is nice during the home search process.
All contract changes/amendments were handled by Dave very quickly and accurately. With big renovation plans in mind, I had a fairly cumbersome closing process to overcome. Dave was not “faint of heart”, and provided assistance every step of the way.
Additionally, Dave was very easy to get in touch with. He was always quick to answer, or call back. No complaints. I would recommend Dave to a friend.
“Jeff’s level of professionalism is second to none”
We used Jeff to sell our condo last year and purchase our new townhouse this year. Jeff’s level of professionalism is second to none. Jeff is honest and straight forward and will always tell you what he believes are the honest facts.
It’s a tough market for real estate right now and you don’t need someone to tell you want you want to hear; you need objective honest assessments of what it is. Even in this tough market, we sold our condo to the second person who looked at it.
Jeff’s excellent negotiating skills are what got the deal done. Moreover, Jeff had the patience to go through our experiencing of finding a new place, trying to decide on what neighborhood, looking at many properties and often at short notice. There are a lot of Realtors out there but if you want a true professional that will represent your interest, Jeff is your Realtor.
“Extensive knowledge of all of the great in-town spots”
Dave helped my wife and I purchase our first home (in Grant Park). He was very professional and nice from our first meeting and throughout the entire home purchase process.
We wanted to find a place in-town and Dave has extensive knowledge of all of the great in-town spots.
Since it was our first home, we were learning as we went along, but Dave provided all of the guidance we needed. He was quick to respond to all of our questions and was quick to submit any required documents so we could move our purchase along quickly, which considering the hot real estate market, was very valuable!
He had great contacts for a mortgage broker and an attorney which also made the process seamless and stress free for us. I have been recommending him to all of my colleagues and if you’re looking for a great agent with knowledge of the area, Dave Herren is your guy!
“It was always clear he had our best interests at heart”
Working with Jeff Payne is the best decision we could have made in searching for our first home.
Jeff was both friendly and professional, and his knowledge of the real estate market was exceptional. He devoted a huge amount of time to helping us find the perfect property, and it was always clear he had our best interests at heart.
Everything about our experience with Jeff was great and we would enthusiastically recommend them to anyone looking to buy a home!
“Never wavered in his commitment to find exactly what we wanted”
We thoroughly enjoyed working with Dave Herren during our property search in Midtown Atlanta. He was always upbeat, professional and extremely flexible with his time. He never wavered in his commitment to find exactly what we wanted even after we changed our search criteria more than once.
“Jeff has taken the stress out of selling our home”
We chose Jeff to sell our condo because he is knowledgeable about the market, well-organized and committed to meeting our goals. Jeff took the time to explain the marketing strategy as well as what we can expect throughout the selling process. Jeff has taken the stress out of selling our home and we would definitely recommend him to our friends.
“Totally dedicated to finding you the right home at the right price”
When we moved from Upstate New York, we connected with Jeff Payne and immediately decided to work with him to find our new condo because of his enthusiasm, professionalism and sincerity. Jeff listened to our needs and desires and from there he located 5 perfect condos from which to choose.
Without Jeff, we would never have met our timeline for a quick close at the right price on the perfect vintage concrete loft which we now call home. If you want a high energy Broker who will be totally dedicated to finding you the right home at the right price, we recommend you work with Jeff.
“An absolutely extraordinary Realtor!”
Dave Herren is an absolutely extraordinary Realtor! He goes out of his way to make the buying process a breeze, can’t thank him enough for helping me buy my Virginia-Highland condo!
“A very charismatic, honest, and patient person”
This was my first time buying a place and I was very uncertain about the process and what all needed to be done to do this. Luckily I ran into Jeff Payne at one of his showings. He offered to help me out and aid me through the process.
He was very professional and personal which made the home shopping very easy. He walked me through all the forms and what to keep an eye out for when shopping around. He is a very charismatic, honest, and patient person. Not once did I feel pressured to buying any place. He wanted me to be certain and feel confident about my decision.
I would recommend Jeff to anyone I know who is looking for a new place. Thank you Jeff for everything!
“Dave is top notch and I can’t recommend him enough”
My husband and I recently relocated to Atlanta and had it not been for Dave we would have been totally clueless about how things work here. He gave us a ton of advice, helped is make the best decision for us right now, and pointed us in the right direction for our future.
What we loved about Dave:
1. His sense of humor. Seriously a cool guy who makes you feel at ease. When you’re from out of state feeling comfortable is a big deal, since nothing about a huge cross country relocation is really comfortable.
2. Incredibly responsive. He got back to us in a very timely manner and set communication expectations clearly and then met or exceeded them.
3. Deep knowledge of Atlanta neighborhoods. We told him what areas we liked back home and what they were like and he pointed so to exactly the right kinds of areas. He knows his Atlanta hoods.
4. Understanding of both rental and buying markets. He gave us great advice on both buying in the future and renting in the short term. Advice which led us to a place we love for now and put us in a great position when we decide to buy.
At the end of the day, I greatly enjoyed working with Dave and will continue to do so while I live in Atlanta. I used to be a Realtor and am super critical of Realtors because of this. Dave is top notch and I can’t recommend him enough.
“His solid experience, flawless matchmaking skills, and calming demeanor made the process very smooth and enjoyable”
Chris and I have had a lot on our minds this year. With job searching for me, a hurried condo search, and a big marriage set for September, we really haven’t had any time to burn. Jeff’s presence in the process was a God-send. He honestly answered every question we had and guided us safely through the turmoil of this shaky housing market. His solid experience, flawless matchmaking skills, and calming demeanor made the process very smooth and enjoyable. He’ll be the first one we call if we need further real estate services.
“Wonderful in helping us find our first house!”
Dave has been wonderful in helping us find our first house! Being new to Atlanta, he provided us with a lot of great advice in where to look and what to look for. Throughout the whole process, he’s been patient, thoughtful and informative. We appreciated how he always kept in touch with us and helped made the buying process pretty stress free. In the end, we were able to get a house we are very, very happy with!
“Working with Jeff on the sale of my home was a breeze”
He was very thorough and went the extra mile to explain contract details, ramifications and potential conflicts. Before entering into an agreement Jeff made sure he understood my sales objectives, what would be acceptable and any nuisances that I had.
He did a realistic analysis of comparable properties that had sold and were on the market. We discussed market conditions and timing. Jeff then set out to find the right potential buyers and didn’t waste my time with repetitive questions or casual prospects.
In one of the most difficult real estate markets in many years, we got a fair price in a surprisingly short period of time. The sale closed without a hitch. I experienced none of the horror stories that have been floated during this down market with turbulent financing.
I would highly recommend Jeff to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.
“Took time to make sure that we understood the Atlanta neighborhoods”
We worked with Dave to find a home after relocating from the Los Angeles area. He took time to make sure that we understood the Atlanta neighborhoods, airport accessibility, traffic, and other local considerations. In addition, Dave has extensive knowledge of home renovations and made us aware of the pitfalls to avoid in purchasing a home. He kept pointing us toward the right home for us, and we very much appreciated working with him.
“Jeff was fabulous throughout the whole process”
Being a first time home buyer, I was more than just a little apprehensive about the whole process and really had no idea where to start looking or what I really wanted.
Jeff was fabulous throughout the whole process weather it was questions I had about property or real estate in general to concerns I had with a specific developments. What could have been a very stressful process was a blast and I look forward to finding my next property with Jeff.
“A true Southern gentleman”
You will be in good hands with Dave or Jeff. I worked with Dave and he is a true southern gentleman. Dave is honest, patient and prompt. He made the sometimes stressful process of buying a home easy to take because of his laid back attitude. He is particularly knowledgeable about the east Atlanta areas of Grant Park, Ormewood Park, Inman Park, Candler Park, Little Five Points, etc.
“Made the process extremely easy”
Jeff, we would like to thank you for all your work in selling our home. You made the process extremely easy for us by giving us feedback on a regular basis. Once the condo was sold you also kept us informed through every step of the sales process and really put us at ease during a busy time. Your advice was greatly appreciated and we felt confident that our home was in great hands with you. The selling process was painless and we can’t thank you enough!
“Gave us good, sound, non-biased advice, and was very trustworthy”
Dave is fantastic! As first time home buyers, my boyfriend and I were nervous to buy. Dave was not only extremely responsive to our questions and random calls/emails, but he was also able to work around our very busy schedules. He met where it was convenient to us, at the time that was convenient to us.
The new website’s home search feature and daily search updates is an amazing perk to working with him. We were able to see a large amount of properties in one day and found our dream loft immediately.
He was very knowledgeable about the Atlanta community, and he was also very aware of the future developments in the area that may impact the neighborhood and property.
He gave us good, sound, non-biased advice, and was very trustworthy. He orchestrated the closing, which went very smoothly, and even brought us an extremely thoughtful gift!
We sincerely hope he is still working in the Atlanta market when we decide to buy again! Thanks, Dave, you’re the best!!
“Answered all our questions honestly and objectively”
Shoji and I wanted to write and say thank you for the guidance you provided us through this adventure of buying our first home. I have to say I was quite skeptical of the whole process at first, thinking most Realtors we met would be like telemarketers or used car salesmen in their tactics, but you were nothing of the kind and answered all our questions honestly and objectively. Jeff, I don’t think Shoji and I would have felt ready to make such a huge purchase if we didn’t have someone like you guiding us through the process.
“I had a ton of questions which he took the time to answer”
Dave was a great help throughout the process. It was my first home purchase, so I had a ton of questions which he took the time to answer, and he helped immensely with finding resources like a quality lender to work with, an inspector, etc. and even after the closing helping with some of the little issues that came up during the move. Highly recommend him!
“Jeff’s trusted advice and unflagging enthusiasm helped guide us”
We were first-time homebuyers, not really sure where to start. We had looked around at properties with other agents over the past couple of years, but nobody had shown us anyplace that felt special enough that we would want to make it our home.
When we met Jeff Payne, our luck changed! He understood what we were looking for, and knew what kind of a home would be right us–maybe even better than we did ourselves.
Jeff’s trusted advice and unflagging enthusiasm helped guide us through the intimidating process of buying our first condo, a light-filled vintage home and we are so delighted!
“We love our new home and we loved working with Dave!”
Dave Herren helped us to find a great home despite being looking during a time when the market was difficult to navigate.
We found that houses were going under contract after only being on the market for 1-2 days. Dave was able to find us prospects and was extremely flexible to meet us to look at houses as quickly as possible. The house we finally got was only on the market for one day! He found it and we looked at it the same day.
In addition to that, he was very thorough in helping us find comparable prices to inform our offer price as well as other details about each property. Being first-time buyers, it was wonderful to get his advice and support throughout the whole process.
We love our new home and we loved working with Dave!
“We felt we were fully informed at all times”
Bob and I were extremely happy that we chose you as the Realtor to sell our condo.
As you know, we had listed it previously with another Realtor but got very little interest. When you came on board, we felt you were really interested in selling our unit and gave us extremely beneficial professional advice.
You designed promotional material did a great job of highlighting the benefits of our condo. Your program for marketing also worked well and within a short time our unit was sold.
One of the things we appreciated the most was your constant feedback to any sales opportunity. We felt we were fully informed at all times. I can’t tell you how much that meant to us in feeling confident that we chose the right Realtor.
And obviously we did! Everything worked out well and we’re now where we want to be at the right time and with everything we hoped to have.
Jeff, we can’t thank you enough!
“Very complete in his market analysis”
Dave Herren represented my husband and I in selling our home in Druid Hills. After a preview of our house, Dave made recommendations of small changes in staging and repairs he felt would aid in our selling process.
After performing these tasks we listed our house with Dave and had an above asking price offer in 8 days!
Dave was very complete in his market analysis, helpful in making recommendations and easy to work with. We really enjoyed using him as our agent. After selling our home, Dave helped us find the perfect new home. We thank him so much all of his help and support!
“An offer in 24 hours!”
After having our loft listed for a year with another real estate agent, we finally moved to Jeff. The result was an offer in 24 hours! Thanks for a great experience throughout the total sales process.
“Very reliable, trustworthy and a pleasure to work with”
My husband and I were looking to buy a condo from out of state, and Dave couldn’t have been a more excellent agent for us. Even though we were searching for a place from Los Angeles, Dave made the process so much easier.
When I flew out for a quick couple of days, he gave me a great tour of both the houses and of Atlanta (which I was visiting for the first time!). He definitely went above and beyond what we were expecting. Whenever we contacted him, he was very prompt and thorough with all of his responses.
Bottom line, we could trust and rely on Dave.
This really proved to be especially true when we faced an issue with the condo that we made an offer on. Long story short, our closing was delayed for a couple of months due to the bank’s fault, and Dave was our advocate. It was a pretty stressful time as we had to move in at a certain date, but he continued to contact the closing agency and make sure we were able to close.
All that to say, we wholeheartedly recommend Dave as a real estate agent. He was very reliable, trustworthy and a pleasure to work with. Thanks, Dave!
“Jeff–You went above and beyond the call of duty in listing and selling my home”
Your knowledge of the market, marketing skills and hard work is greatly appreciated. Thanks for making this process as painless as it was—as well as the great results you got for me!! I will definetly use your service in the future, as well as recommend you to my friends (most of whom did not have the same experience in the past as I did!)
“I got multiple offers within a few days”
I worked with Dave to sell my condo in a very difficult market. Dave and business partner, Jeff, both came to look at my Midtown condo and made a lot of great suggestions to get my condo ready to show before putting it on the market. The suggestions were great and it made a huge difference. People who saw the condo said that the unit showed well. Dave and Jeff also made sure they understood the condo building and did additional research. Dave added signs around the condo so that potential buyers can pay attention to specific things.
After the condo was put on market, I got multiple offers within a few days. After accepting an offer, the whole process between offer and closing went absolutely smoothly. Great correspondence and handling between buyer, selling, closing attorney, etc. Closing went smoothly. I was extremely happy with whole experience and process. I highly recommend Dave Herren and Jeff Payne at Best Atlanta Properties. I finally found a fantastic real estate agent and company to work with in the future!
“Trustworthy, reliable, honest, and incredibly knowledgeable”
As first-time homebuyers, Dave helped us through every step of the process. He made sure we were well informed and happy with every decision we made. He’s trustworthy, reliable, honest, and incredibly knowledgeable. He definitely went above and beyond working with us, and I would recommend him to anyone.
“We were most impressed with Jeff’s professionalism”
He helped us sell our home during a tough real estate market as well as make the purchase of our dream home a smooth process. Jeff kept us informed every step of the way and never hesitated to research questions that he did not know the answers to. Even our real estate attorney was impressed with the level of service Jeff provided…thanks Jeff!
“A trusted resource when trying to determine the best fit for us”
We were in the market for a vacation property in Atlanta and happened to connect with David when doing a preliminary search on a listing site. David was friendly, professional, knowledgeable and very patient as we navigated the complexities of short sale properties. He showed us quite a few properties and was a trusted resource when trying to determine the best fit for us. I would highly recommend David Herren if you’re looking for a dependable Realtor in the Atlanta area.
Thanks for reading our reviews. If you’re looking for an experienced Intown Atlanta real estate agent to help you in buying or selling your home or condo we’d be honored to assist. We will work to ensure your real estate experience is exciting, enjoyable and of course rewarding. The best it can be.