Hi! Welcome and thanks for taking the time to know me.
I have almost two decades of professional experience in Management Consulting, Financial Services, Manufacturing and now Real Estate. My educational background is in engineering and business with a Master’s in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (Go Blue!!) and an MBA with a focus on finance, real estate and investments from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in Charlottesville, VA. I was born in India and spent my initial formative years there but over the course of life, I have lived in many cities, and finally decided to settle down for good in this lovely town of Austin.
All throughout, I have been very interested in investments, particularly real estate and over the years have made several personal transactions. With each transaction, I have learned something new and also have gotten a better understanding of the joys and frustrations of completing a transaction of this magnitude. For most people buying and selling a house is not only probably the biggest financial transaction they will ever make but also one that is very involved; an emotional roller coaster that can be quite stressful yet very fulfilling.
JB Goodwin REALTORS® has been in business in the Austin area since 1972. Our Mission Statement is simply to “Help People” and we work as a team to provide you with quality service. I personally believe in servient leadership and like to provide my clients the best service by attentively listening and understanding their needs and constraints, being available to address their concerns and questions and using my knowledge and skills to formulate an effective strategy to find the best solution - a house they can call ‘our home’ or getting the top $$$ for their existing house.
The hallmark of my career has been a customer-centric approach, attention to detail, diligence, hard-work and superior customer service and with a solid background in finance, investments and analytics and a high EQ (emotional quotient) gained from years of experience working with people, I can help you weave through the complex process of real estate transactions and achieve your goals. Be it buying or selling a house - whether as a primary residence or an investment/rental property. Or if you are still undecided on home-ownership, I can help you with leasing or renting a place to call home until you are ready to achieve your 'American Dream'.
I believe in 'always learning' and have tried to keep abreast with the various changes and advancements. I have the following certifications/ designations to my name.
Certified Financing Specialist (2016)
Certified Mobility Specialist (2016)
Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) (2017)
Certified New Home Construction Specialist (2018)
Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) (Sep, 2018)
I am also very involved with our professional associations and have served on
2017 TAR Faculty Assessment Panel
2018 ABOR Global Committee
2019 Professional Standards Committee
I have been recognized by my clients, peers and professional associations and was
Awarded the "2018 Rising Star of Real Estate" by the Five Star Professionals Organization
Presented with the 2017 ABOR Industry Award for Rookie of The Year
Outside of work, I like to explore the various trails in Austin, kayaking, enjoy the many options in eating joints and nightlife that Austin has to offer. Aside from that, I like photography, golf, extreme sports, and travel. And am a car and motorcycle enthusiast.
I appreciate the opportunity to Help You and look forward to long and lasting professional relationship.
Dave is hands down the best real estate agent I have worked with in many years and trust me, I have worked with many. He is very amiable, is meticulous in his approach, and extremely hard-working. Even if you are not looking to buy or sell a property, Dave is very approachable and will answer all your questions patiently. Dave not only brings value as an agent but also brings in additional resources through his strong network. He has dependable partners in lenders, inspectors, contractors, builders that make your home buying/selling experience smooth and worry-free. Dave is also really good at working with investors and will thoroughly vet and analyze investment properties with you. As an investor, I learned the hard way how important it is to have someone like Dave that understands real estate investing, especially given his background in finance. He has a strong work ethic and will not give up until he has closed the deal for you. For instance, he even did open houses for my rental units and got someone in, in a matter of hours! If you are looking to buy, sell, or invest, Dave is the man. Hire him!
– Praveen G.
Dave is the best. He literally sold my house within the first 5 hours. He's honest- super hardworking, and never those types of realtors that talk out of their ass. If he tells you one thing, you can expect it. He is always wanting to get you more. He works like it is his own family member. I was referred to Dave and I'm so glad I fired my "friend"- because she was just hoping someone would buy - Dave really showed me what a realtor does to sell. They don't sleep till it is sold. I'm so blessed to have Dave in our life now and I would absolutely tell you to go to him if you want your property sold. Note: he knows his worth, so don't even think about negotiating commission! I have learned through this experience that I would rehire Dave no matter what the commission is because he does his job plus 100 times more than the average realtor. – Lisa Y.
I recently relocated to Austin and spent several months looking for a new home with no luck. After two weeks of working with Dave, I had seen more homes that were strong contenders than in the preceding six months (one of which I wound up buying). Obviously, I was very happy with the results that Dave was able to produce and recommend him as a real estate agent. – Terry B.
Dave was extremely responsive and always had our best interest in mind. His level of honesty was far above what I've seen with other real estate agents. Definitely recommend him and will be using him in the future! – Stephen A.
We could not have found a better realtor to represent us- never a complaint, was always patient and helpful, and always had a smile. He did not just do a good, professional job, we enjoyed working with him, and heartily recommend his services. Words cannot describe how much Dave has done for us. – Ankur P.
I had a great experience with Dave in my move to Austin from Washington, DC. He was always available and responded to emails in a timely manner. I was able to look at a few places when I flew down and find a place that I really loved. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to buy or rent in the Austin area! – Amy K.
Dave was phenomenal. Very responsive and helped us with the whole renting process through and through. We really appreciated his help. – Murphy
Dave went out of his way to help us find a great place on short notice. He was so easy to work with and responsive. – Melissa Dixon
Dave was an incredible advocate and negotiator for us, as we bought in a very competitive market. Dave's knowledge runs deep with a brilliant understanding of construction practices (and materials) and economic trends throughout Austin. He responded very well to our space, location, and financial needs. The entire process was the most effortless of any we have done before. He knows trends and the market well, which helped us settle on just the right location for us. We highly recommend Dave! He will get it done for you! – Karla Renaud & John Rocklin
Dave's knowledge about the Austin area is impressive. He helped us arrive at our perfect location for a new build. Dave was very helpful through out the new home build process. He knew the builder and the different build steps along with major milestones. He advised us at major milestones such as inspection, mortgage shopping, etc. He is a gem of a person and such a pleasure to have on your side when going through this process. – Sachin Dekate
Dave will go above and beyond for his clients. He made the overwhelming process of buying your first home easier to understand and is quick to respond to any questions or concerns. Highly recommend as he puts his clients first.
– Reuben Ramirez
We could never adequately express our deepest thanks for how masterful you have been throughout this entire process. Your deep and expert knowledge on everything from construction mechanics to builder connections to the numbers themselves has impressed us each step of the way. That and your ability to negotiate on our behalf left us feeling we were always in the best of hands. More than that, your friendliness, accessibility, and careful listening to our needs and wants made you - for us - the best person with whom to work on a very meticulous and daunting process. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for all that you brought to the table. We will certainly be expecting you at our house-warming party where we can toast you properly.
– John and Karla
Dave was the buyers agent on a recent transaction, his contracts, communication and level of interest went beyond many real estate agents that I have worked with in the past. I look forward to working with Dave again. I would recommend Davis a buyers agent for the listing agent anytime. You're in good hands with Dave. – Jack Lieberman
We worked with Dave Kapur to find a commercial property. He is professional, tenacious, and responsive. Our interactions were direct and I felt like he listened to our needs. His negotiation skills and creativity structuring the deal were impressive and thorough. I would highly recommend Dave to home buyers and commercial buyers.
– The Boys School of Austin
Dave Kapur has been a fantastic realtor. He listens to exactly what you want and also suggests new ideas that you would be interested in. He has helped me find an amazing home and I am so happy that I am continuing his services to help me find some investment properties. When it came down to the final purchase of my home he was able to negotiate skillfully, he cares about your happiness and not his only maximum profit! What a fantastic guy he is! I am a young first time home buyer and he really made sure I understood the entire process. I did not feel pushed or manipulated at all in the buying/searching process. I would recommend for anyone to use!
– Francesca Dennis
I was looking for investment property and had an opportunity to work with Dave Kapur from JB Goodwin. Dave worked with me to understand my investment needs and not only did he identify several properties that fit my need but also provided me a financial analysis for each property and the break even view under different scenarios. He connected me with multiple lenders to arrange for financing on my property as well. I would highly recommend Dave Kapur for your real estate needs in and around Austin - whether you are looking for primary residential property or investment property. – Rain Dance
I recently had the opportunity to work with Dave Kapur from JB Goodwin Realtors. Dave is highly professional, caring and customer service oriented Real Estate Agent. As a Mortgage Banker I have the opportunity to work with RE Agents every day. I would highly recommend Dave to anyone who needs a great Realtor. – Mat Russo
We visited MANY open houses on our own before ever deciding on a realtor. As part of the open house process, the agent typically asks you to sign in. Of the (at least) 20-30 Open Houses that we attended, Dave was the first to take the time to send a hand-written card thanking us for our time. The card arrived a few days after we'd stopped by the Open House and in this card, he referenced specific details that we'd shared with him during that brief encounter. We asked him to show us numerous house without ever signing a contract that made him our realtor of record. He was always accommodating to our schedule and it was not until we found the house that we wanted that he asked us to make the buyer/agent relationship 'official'. He made many professional recommendations that proved to be very helpful. He attended the meeting with the Title company, just to ensure no last-minute questions came up. After closing, we received another hand-written card welcoming us to our new home - Dave truly does deliver the personal touch, and is very knowledgeable in his field of expertise. From start to finish, this was a great experience and I highly recommend Dave as the Realtor to call when you start your home-buying quest. He'll walk you through every step of the process. – Amy Webster and Dawn Cramer
Excellent service and professionalism by Dave Kapur. As a first time buyer I really had no clue of where to start and what the important questions i needed answered before putting in a offer or deciding if a home was a good fit for me or not. Dave was sincere and helpful from beginning to the end. Just the type of person you need when looking for your first home. He was flexible with timings and availability when requested to visit the property at the weekend. He gave us his honest view and which helped us taking informative decision. He knows how to make your offer competitive and that’s something that is key in the home buying process. Dave is a excellent real estate agent in short words. I recommend him to EVERYONE!. – Prayrana Sharma
Dave Kapur has assisted me with investment properties and advising clients I have referred to him. His knowledge of the real estate market and its trends, is most helpful and his financial acumen in calculating the ROI is the bonus. Am very comfortable and confident that my clients are looked after when I refer them to Dave. – Meenakshi Kapur
Dave Kapur, you were a lifesaver for my family and I. When we thought the search for the home of our dreams was far fetched you continued to search for a home and found the perfect one. We appreciate you going through the approval process from start to finish and beyond. You were GOD sent and we are grateful! Thank you for everything! – Candice
Divyaksh is a highly result oriented person and he did a great job of applying his analytical skill sets while working on the best practices project. The quality of his work during this tenure was very highly regarded. – Sanjay Sampath, Air Quality Engineer