About David Kinyon
Luxury Properties Specialist - Westport Office
47 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT 06880
One of the most trusted names in Fairfield County Real Estate for over 20 years
David Kinyon is Owner/Proprietor of DK Knows! at William Raveis Real Estate, the #1 real estate company in Connecticut. For over 20 years, he has been regarded as one of the most trusted names in Fairfield County real estate. An award-winning, premier producer, David started out his real estate career winning the coveted Rookie of the Year award and went on to win every major real estate award, including Top Producer, Top Listing Agent, Top Selling Agent, Excellence in Negotiating and Best in Customer Service. Additionally, he is one of the select few Realtors who have won the prestigious Five Star Real Estate Agent award for 12 years. The Five Star award is based not only on real estate sales, but also on seller, buyer and peer reviews as well as recommendations from real estate attorneys and mortgage brokers. David's expert negotiating skills, acquired in his previous job as a NYC advertising executive, have helped him to negotiate the best deals possible for his buyers and sellers. Perhaps the greatest testament to his work, however, is that many of his clients from over 20 years ago are still his clients and friends today.
David's personal philosophy is to work with only a few buyers and sellers at a time, resulting in a stress-free, enjoyable real estate experience. He is fully dedicated to each and every one of his clients. His most recent honors and awards include:
- "Real Estate Market Leader," Forbes Magazine and FIVE STAR Real Estate Agent
- "Top Scoring Real Estate Agent in Overall Satisfaction," CONNECTICUT Magazine and FIVE STAR Real Estate Agent (12 year winner)
- "Chairman's Club Special Achievement Award," personally presented by CEO Bill Raveis and in recognition of being in the top tier of the elite Chairman's Club
- Honored with multiple awards as Top Selling Agent, Top Listing Agent, Top Producer, Excellence in Negotiating and Best in Customer Service
- Former Director, Mid-Fairfield County Association of Realtors
- Awarded "Rookie of the Year" in his first year, a company-wide award for the entire state of CT
In his spare time, David has received recognition from national, state and local organizations for his involvement in Emergency Management & Homeland Security. He volunteers as a FEMA-certified emergency responder for Westport-Weston CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). Helping and assisting residents in Westport, Weston and neighboring towns and cities in the event of a disaster or emergency, he also provides backup to Fire, Police and EMTs. In addition, David is a member of the Westport Astronomical Society and volunteers as a host for Public Night at the Westport Observatory, home of the 16" Meade LX200 telescope.
Find out why buyers and sellers alike are saying: "DK Knows!"
"Our family has worked with David for over 17 years. He has helped us close several successful real estate transactions and we recently worked with him to sell our home and find a rental property. We were extremely pleased with the results from start to finish. David is the consummate professional. He knows the market, he is well-liked and trusted by other brokers and he is patient, thorough and ethical. We would recommend David and his Firm to anyone in our area and look forward to our next opportunity to work together."
"I met David through a mutual friend who highly recommended him. I found him very personable and interested right away in my ideas about buying a new home. David was prompt in sending new listings, never pressuring me into making decisions and was always supportive and flexible even when I had to change purchase pricing.
After some months, once we found a home that I liked, David fielded dozens of emails and phone calls, and never lost patience when I had to be recapped on events or if he had to resend information...to the bitter end.
I also found David to be a good negotiator in relaying my concerns to the Seller and their agent. I learned that David had a former life in advertising production and I could see those skills in use. I can't even imagine how many hours David dedicated to every detail of my purchase. And now I actually even miss talking to him on the phone!
I couldn't recommend him more highly and am certain to use his services again."
"We really lucked out in finding David. I don't think there is a better realtor out there. David is always extremely professional, unbelievably patient, and a pleasure to work with. Our family living situation is very specific; we needed a large home with an in-law that is accessible with few or no stairs for my elderly parents. We viewed over 60 homes with David over the course of about one year, and he never complained and was always happy to show us more homes. He's very knowledgeable about the area and always provided valuable advice. I'm so happy that we found David. We could not possibly recommend him more highly. We actually will miss not seeing him on a weekly basis. We will 100% use him as our realtor for any future real estate matters."
"Extraordinary negotiating skills with all parties. Fair dealings with all stakeholders. Without David's tenacity here we would not have closed the deal. Highly recommended."
"It was a pleasure working with David Kinyon during the recent purchase of our new home in Wilton, Connecticut. Not only was David extremely professional -- organized, punctual, responsive, and detail-orientated -- but he was also very friendly, patient, and understanding of our personal needs while we searched tirelessly for months in an notoriously challenging marketplace. His negotiation skills and connections within the real estate community were invaluable. Additionally, every other professional recommendation he made to us, including lawyers, insurance brokers, and inspectors, turned out to be great as well. In short, David made buying a home a more fun and stress-free experience because I trusted he was taking care of everything he possibly could, and always with a smile. Even my 2 year old daughter asks for him by name! DK KNOWS! Highly recommended! THANK YOU!"
"David is absolutely the best realtor we know! We worked with him about 4 years since we started thinking about buying a house. We moved through different stages, changing our specs and target towns, moving from one rental to another, until we finally found what we were looking for, - and David helped us at each stage. He never pushes or tries to cover a perspective house's weak points. He explains all the aspects of the buying process, recommends professionals in the different fields, provides tons of information about the towns, areas, rules and restrictions - and never refuses to answer a question! He helped us to negotiate the price, and I never heard from him what I often heard from others - that it won't work if we give this offer to the seller. He might mention low probability of success, advise us about our chances, but he always added at the end: "Let's try, you never know the sellers' situation, and we could at least open the negotiations!" He continued to help us with his advice even after we bought the house, and we still keep in touch. I would recommend David to anyone who's looking for an honest, extremely knowledgeable professional, who is also very patient, calm, and friendly."
Irina and Andrey L.
"David Kinyon has assisted me in multiple real estate sales, purchases, and rentals, and I can enthusiastically attest that he is the absolute best in his field. David is extremely responsive to all telephone calls and e-mails, makes himself available whenever needed, has an understanding of the real estate market unlike I have ever experienced, and is a superior negotiator. When it comes to selling a home, David markets your home in the most professional and effective way possible. With David, you can rest assured that your home will be shown in the best light possible and that no dollar will be left on the table. As to purchasing a home, David will search the market in an incredibly thorough manner, will provide you with all the background information on the home and neighborhood available, and will negotiate the best possible purchase price. Whether buying or selling, David leaves no stone left unturned and advocates for you with tireless vigor. Furthermore, David is the most personable individual you will ever encounter and possesses outstanding communication skills. I cannot recommend David Kinyon strongly enough to serve all of your real estate needs."
"I have worked with David for 12 years. He helped my family find our forever home. David was also instrumental in ensuring our rental property always had reputable tenants. He is fair and honest. I will always use David. You should too!"
"I've worked with David for 10+ years and through three home sales. He's been a great partner and friend throughout each process. He was so patient and responsive and genuine. I would trust David over anyone and will continue to work with him any chance I get."
"David's a great agent - he works very hard at meeting all your needs and making the transaction go as smoothly as possible. He's the best!"
"I'm a New Yorker and am used to being surrounded by consummate professionals.
David is all of that, with integrity. Thank you, David."
"Best Realtor I ever worked with! Dedicated, organized, honest, and caring...One in a million! David is the best in the business!"
"He has a great sense of the market and is very knowledgeable about housing trends in Fairfield County. He is very hardworking, trustworthy and a true professional. He genuinely cared and went the extra mile to make sure everything was taken care of, even after closing on our house."
A & L Thomas
"David's level of service is first class. He not only does things when he says he will, but is attentive even after you've completed the transaction. I don't usually write testimonials, but here's one man who deserves one."
"Wow! David! I thought Realtors were just sales people. I learned you are a facilitator for negotiating win-win situations. What a pleasant surprise and invaluable asset you are."
"We had several friends of ours who are agents promise to sell our home quickly. It was one heckuva long year! Over a year later we met David and gave him the listing. I was amazed to see how he worked so hard to get us a buyer. In a short time he had a buyer for us and did his best to get the property sold. He is the most honest, caring and energetic agent I have ever met."
"David was very creative about marketing our property, and he got us a much better price than we had expected."
"Buying a home can be a daunting process and David guided me along every step of the way and was even helpful after the sale."
"David facilitated the sale of an highly unusual older home with significant deferred maintenance in a very slow market. Hooray for David!"
"It has been an absolute pleasure working with David as a buyer and then later as a seller. In what often can be known as the most stressful time in one's life, David made these events seamless for me. His follow up and attention to detail made sure that every transaction ensured a successful ending! He is a true professional that goes above and beyond for his clients and anyone would be very lucky to have him on their team."
"David Kinyon is one of the most honest, diligent and competent agents I know, and I would highly recommend him to home buyers and sellers."
"The services I received from David were exceptional from start to finish. He knew the market well and gathered the appropriate information to help me move forward. Also David did a lot of research to make me comfortable making the purchase."
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