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David Bartels

Owner / Broker

David is a Top 10 listing agent among all real estate agents in Ventura County, CA. He is also among the top 1% of all agents nationwide as measured by the number of houses listed and sold.

* Since 2010, David has assisted over 900 families buy or sell a home.

* David was featured on the cover of Top Agent Magazine, a Real Estate Industry Publication, for excellence in sales and service.

* David Bartels is recognized as advocate of consumer rights and has developed four consumer oriented real estate companies.

* As Founder of Selling Smarter, David invented a consumer-friendly, technology assisted, information based sales process. This process allowed consumers to make better decisions about mortgage products from clearly understanding all options.

* David pioneered the “no-upfront fee” loan modification concept during a time when loan modification scams were making national headlines. US Home Loan Advocates became the only loss mitigation company ever endorsed by the National Association of Mortgage Brokers.

* To help homeowners faced with foreclosure, David founded Home Loan Advocates, Inc. to help homeowners find alternatives to foreclosure and successfully complete short sales. Today, Home Loan Advocates is the largest short sale negotiation company in the world and provides negotiation services and negotiation training to real estate agents on national basis.

* Today, As Broker/Owner of Help-U-Sell Conejo Valley, David is also helping home sellers save thousands in commissions via Help-U-Sell’s low set fee, full service real estate agency.

* In addition, David is a frequent seminar presenter at Realtor associations, real estate industry seminars, teaching real estate agents how to market for and successfully negotiate and close their transactions. David currently mentors over 150 real estate professionals in his coaching program.

Professional Associations:

– National Association of Realtors

– California Association of Realtors

– Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors

– Southland Regional Association of Realtors

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Client Testimonials for David Bartels

David is experienced and his style is to not put pressure on you but allows you to make your own decisions. At the same time, he is there for consultation and knows when to use his experience to take the lead if need be. If you are not using Help-U-Sell and David Bartels and you have a house to sell…

David and his associate,Tom were very thorough and actively involved in the listing and sale of our home. Traffic on first open house was amazing! House sold as a result in the first week. Our net was far better than it would have been with a conventional listing and resulted in a win-win for both buyer and seller. Thanks again!

This team surpassed our research for the best! David was always immediately responsive and comfortably detailed. The result was above our net expectations. My advice is to trust them all the way. We received concierge service from professional photos, listing copy, open house stewardship, and ultimately every single priority addressed in the offer negotiations.

David Bartel told me the plan to sell my house and his execution FAR exceeded my expectations. My house was sold within a week at the 1st open house. I could not have been happier with everything from start to finish and I tell everyone about my fantastic experience!! The entire staff at Help U sell is amazing!! This is…

David and his team did an awesome job in selling my mother's home. I live in the Bay Area, and David was able to work with me and coordinate everything needed to help sell the house in Southern California. David has a lot of experience and was able to counsel my mother and I every step of the way. They…

David Bartels and his team are top notch! We sold our home almost a year ago they were with us every step of the way. They were always available to answer our questions and give us %100 of their time. Chris Burton was our realtor and was exceptional. We recommend them to everyone! Thank you! Matt & Lorraine Shea

David Bartels and his team exceeded our expectations and provided first class service from the day we first met Mr. Bartels to the close of escrow. Mr. Bartels laid out a concise plan and timeline to sell our home and he delivered on every task. The Help U Sell team is very organized and they placed our home on the…

David Bartels is the best! He is knowledgable, professional, responsive to our individual needs, and made the experience of selling our home far less stressful than it might have been. We highly recommend you contact David, but only if you want top dollar for your home sale and an experience that surpass what other brokers offer.

David and his team were fantastic! The marketing plan was spot on and they delivered what they said they would do. I would use them again.

In this day and age with so many realtors it's important to use someone who is not only an expert in their craft but also someone you can trust and rely on. In my mind there is nobody who would fit this bill better than Davis Bartels. He would be my first and only choice in every situation. He is…

Problems raised by the buyer were quickly resolved , and the sale went quickly and smoothly. Great service from Help-U-Sell.

"Thanks for everything!!! You guys rock!!!”

David went above and beyond for my family and I. I have yet in my lifetime worked with an agent that is as professional, caring, and dedicated as Davis. From beginning to end he was always responsive and worked tirelessly to find my family the house of our dreams. Even after all his hard work when most agents would disappear…

David Bartels and his two companies, Help-U-Sell Conejo Valley and Home Loan Advocates, did a fantastic job for me in the selling of my home and the processing of my short sale. I asked him to stretch the process out as that fit my situation best. Their timing was perfect and I couldn't be more pleased. David and his staff…

David and his group were fantastic! We were a little apprehensive about the process of selling our home. Help-U-Sell made the it all seen so easy. They explained everything and allied all our concerns. It was a pleasure to sell our home with them.

David is fabulous. Sold our home in 2 weeks and saved us thousands of dollars! Professional, motivated, hardworking and always available! He also has a top notch team working for him. From beginning to end, he has it covered! Thanks David!

Thank you for all your help and support! By consistently being there when I had a question or concern. You helped make a long and protracted sale bearable. With best regards to all the staff at Help-U-Sell Conejo Valley.

David and his team are very good at what they do! Their marketing strategy works and they are with you every step of the way. If you want to sell your property fast and save money on commissions, Help-U-Sell is definitely the way to go!

David and his team get the job done. His method of marketing our home got us the price we needed. I don't know how he negotiates but I think he could sell ice to eskimos. I recommend without reserve.

David Bartels was Very proactive in his approach to selling our house. He followed up with all interested parties, listening to their feed back and appropriately responding, keeping them interested in the property until they wrote an offer in multiple situations. I would highly recommend David Bartels to anyone who is considering selling their home. He is a very effective…

David is a true professional and knows how to make things happen. He took care of the whole process for me, advised me and made things happen. I recommend him to the highest.

David was the most professional, knowledgeable and efficient realtor we could have asked for. The service he provided was head and shoulders above others we have used in the past and at a fraction of the cost (we saved $24,650). David sold our house within a week with multiple offers well over ask price. We will never use anyone else…

Hi David, A 4 plus year struggle finally resulted in payments we can handle. I want to thank you for your assistance and support. In all the time that I searched for ways to achieve the modification you were the only one who actually gave me good advice that resolved our situation. I have the highest regards for your business…

Dear David and Joseph, We did it! Thanks to you both, Brad and I sold our home in Thousand Oaks and moved to our new life in Camarillo! Now that “a few” of the boxes have been unpacked, we have had time to reflect on what a great experience it was working with both of you at Help-U-Sell! Your professionalism,…

David Bartels and Help U Sell offered complete service from the listing of my home to driving the escrow process to completion. I am very satisfied with Help U Sell (especially the discount fees) and recommend the company to any considering the buying of selling of property.

David is a professional who cares! He helped us in every aspect of selling our home. To the sale, to helping us find another home, to helping us make the move. I don't think I could find anyone else who did what he did for us. David has built a great organization with an all star staff. I can't say…

In today’s world it is rare to have a person or and institution back up their “talk” with “the walk.” We’ve become accustomed to customer service being handled by overly polite people who rarely solve your problems. This was the case when we first listed our house for sale. A million-dollar realtor came in and sold us on her company,…

David did an excellent, expedient & professional job selling our house recently. He is an excellent negotiator and we highly recommend him! He is very helpful and easy to work with. We were very pleased with his prompt response, attention to detail and in the future if we have any real estate…

Mr Bartels has taken me through two purchases - both of which presented noteworthy obstacles; at least they seemed so to me. Fortunately, Mr Bartels asked me to be patient, navigated the difficulties, and brought me to the finish line in both instances.

David provided us with real time information and extensive local knowledge about our marketplace. I would recommend him to others who are looking to sell their home. He was Courteous and very responsive when contacted. All offers were submitted in a timely fashion for our review.

David took a situation which appeared to me to be very difficult to solve and provided results beyond my expectations! I was in a situation where my house was going into foreclosure and not only did David stop the foreclosure but was able to eliminate my debt as well with the sale of my property. David, Davis and Leticia were…

I am very happy with the results of this transaction. I feel that I received excellent value for the fees charged, a great return on my investment.

From the initial meeting, I was impressed with Davids knowledge of the profession, local market, and overall economy. David is elite in his profession.

Nancy and I had months of frustration trying to buy a house with a previous real estate professional. We finally contacted Dave and he stepped in and immediately made positive strides in our search. His local knowledge, expertise in todays complicated market, and negotiation skills are second to none. Whenever Nancy and I had a question or concern, Dave, and…

Dear Dave and HelpUSell Staff at Westlake: I want to thank you all, especially Dave, for helping my son, Jim, and his family during their recent difficulties. The circumstances of their property sale was handled in a very thoughtful and professional manner. Again, thank you.

"David made a frustrating time more bearable by always being accessible for questions. We sold our home in a relatively short time and saved a lot of money in realtor fees by showing the home ourselves. His staff was also very helpful." - Dean Johnson

Davis and David, You guys have exceeded my expectations and I am Thankful for all you both have done. Thank You!

Thank you so much for working “the miracle” with the perfect new owner! I am so grateful, you are wonderful! Thanks!!! - Tami Lee

I would highly recommend David and his team. He is very thorough and professional. I sold my home through his office and he would be the first person that I would call if I was to buy or sell a home at a future point in time. David has qualities, in my opinion, that are far above the average real…

Words cannot adequately express my profound gratitude. Your thoughtful and kind service exceeds expectations. There were several factors that made the sale of our townhouse atypical, yet you and your resourceful team were able to negotiate effectively on our behalf to protect our interests. Thank you for your perseverance, responsiveness and professionalism at every step of the process. You have…

Dear David, I just want to take a minute to thank you so much for all you have done to help us with the selling of our home. It has been a pleasure to work with you and your company. Margie has been so sweet and helpful and we did find a home that we love. Thanks so much for…

In today’s world it is rare to have a person or an institution back up their “talk” with “the walk.” We’ve become accustomed to customer service being handled by overly polite people who rarely solve your problems. This was the case when we first listed our house for sale. A million-dollar realtor came in and sold us on her company,…

David sold the house of a close friend of mine and I took her recommendation to give him a call. He did not disappoint! He gave a quick honest assessment of our situation and a great explanation of how the Help-U-Sell business model would work for us. Like most, we needed to get every penny out of the property we…

David and his team of brokers were amazing throughout the entire process of selling my condo in Thousand Oaks! They are very knowledgeable and made the negotiation process with the buyer extremely easy and saved me a ton of equity! I would easily recommend their services to friends!

David Bartels was not our Realtor when we bought our house (he was the seller's) and yet he still went above and beyond to help us get information we needed regarding the house even after we closed escrow. Eileen Bordeaux was also extremely helpful in coordinating. Much thanks to both of them for being so thoughtful, proactive, highly organized and…

David is very good at working with buyers and their agents and working favorable terms for his clients. I believe given the amount and access to RE market data, Help U Sell provides a good value and saves on commissions. My home sold in one week. I know I made the right decision.

I flipped 2 houses with Help-U-Sell and used David on the purchase and sale of the house! His marketing strategy is genius and we negotiated out of the ordinary terms with seller which saved all parties substantial money. I would highly recommend him and his team to anyone looking to sell their house fast. We sold ours in about a…

David and Davis Bartels went above and beyond. My expectations were high from word of mouth and they exceeded my expectations. I had a real estate agent in the past that moved to Alaska and I could not use him for this buy/ sell transaction and was upset. I am no longer upset as I now have a new agent…

David is awesome! He was there for us throughout the entire process of selling our home. And since this was the first time we have sold a home his guidance was crucial. He defined the steps that he would take then executed each step as he had described. He is also a very effective negotiator. David has also put together…

I want to thank you for the excellent job you and your team did for us in selling our house. Your plan worked to perfection and you kept the other realtor at bay. We didn't expect to hit $700,000, but you sure helped us get there. I'll definitely recommend you and Help U Sell to anyone I know whose looking…

If you sell/buy real estate in Ventura county and you don't use David Bartels and Help U Sell, then you're crazy. He literally saved me 42k dollars. He's the most honest and straight forward realtor I've ever worked with and he really knows his stuff. Thanks Dave!

We saved $45,000 in commissions. We will never sell another house without Help-U-Sell. Thank you David!

We had an amazing experience with Help-U-Sell. Everyone, especially Joe, went above and beyond to help us every step of the way. Easy and painless and very organized.

David is the best agent one can wish for! Knowledgable and experienced, helpful and courteous, responsible and caring very efficient and a very good negotiator to boot. All these qualities wrapped up in a genuine good person make him the realtor 'par excellence'. If you are lucky enough to have met him at the time you need representation in a…

David is very professional at all times and always on top of everything. Quick to respond to calls and/or emails. We have greatly appreciated all of his help in every way.We would recommend him to any one that needed a great Realtor.

It was a spur-of-the-moment decision to place our home on the market. David arrived with very positive information and expertise. Things began happening immediately---pictures and on-line accessible tours of our home. We received an offer in 2 days. David's knowledge and experience directed our every action. We could not be more satisfied with our results. Thank you, David, for making…

Thank you! Your negotiating skills got our house to sell for over asking, which is amazing. I cannot say enough good things about your staff....Kathy, Laurie and Carmen were all fabulous to work with! I have already recommended you to my neighbor across the street who will be selling sometime next year. Thanks again! - Julie and Scott

Davis Bartels was an amazing person to work with. This was my first experience buying a home on my own and Davis helped me every step of the way. He was diligent and timely in getting my questions answered and in getting things done in the process. He took time to explain the process along the way and never made…

David was very instrumental in getting my house sold. He started with a very professional approach with the whole selling process which was very beneficial to me since I was a first-time seller. He took the time and effort to explain to me the commission related options I had to sell my house, which was a decisive factor of hiring…

David Bartels and his staff are very knowledgeable, compassionate and offered great guidance and wonderful service during my short sale process. Mr. Bartels was able to negotiate on my behalf with the banks and was even able to help me get money for my relocation, which other negotiators were not able to accomplish. Thanks To David and his Help-U-Sell team,…

David and his team were fantastic. The marketing plan was spot on and they delivered what they said they would do. I would use them again.

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