Associate | Realtor®
“Dave 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.” More reviews of Dave.
Dave Herren is a Realtor® with Best Atlanta Properties. He has made his home in Grant Park since 1992 with his wife Colleen and cats Zoe and Ivan.
He loves the historic houses with big front porches, neighbors who know and look out for each other, and the “small town” vibe of one of Intown Atlanta’s largest neighborhoods.
A travel junkie, Dave had been all over the U.S. and around much of Europe. National Parks are his passion though, having visited Acadia, Zion, Denali, Yellow Stone, Yosemite, and more, he and his wife are just getting started.
After graduation from Cornell University with a Master of Landscape Architecture, Dave found traditional work in landscape design, and master planning, but discovered his analytical skill were better suited to the real estate development industry. Dave worked for architects, big box retail companies, and residential builders helping them decide whether to buy and develop property. His analytical approach to site investigation, zoning, permitting, and budgeting were invaluable in the corporate world, but left him yearning for a personal approach.
In 2011, friend and soon to be mentor, Jeff Payne suggested that Dave follow in his family tradition, earn his real estate license and become a Realtor® serving clients in the Intown Atlanta neighborhoods. He took that advice, and that decision has led to a successful career where Dave has merged his years of experience in real estate development with his passion for helping people.
Dave loves helping first time home buyers, and repeat home buyers, understand the home buying process and ensuring that their experience is fun, informative and rewarding. Whether you are buying your first home, moving up, or moving away, Dave is ready to help you realize your Intown Atlanta real estate dreams.
Modern living is made easy in historic Candler Park, one of Atlanta’s most desirable intown neighborhoods. A cozy foyer opens to a large living room and separate dining room (or perhaps a bright sunny work space). The well-appointed kitchen features
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“Expert in Atlanta real estate”
“Dave is an expert in Atlanta real estate and did an awesome job helping us identify our new Druid Hills home and navigate the home buying process. His attention to detail and knowledge was key to making it all go smoothly and well. Thank you Dave – great job!”
“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!”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!!”
“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!”
“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!”
“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!”
“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!”
“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.”
“Dave Herren is a very knowledgeable, personable and transparent real estate agent with great integrity”
“My wife and I met Dave two years ago before we moved to Atlanta and kept in touch with him during the time that we were renting. He was always available for any questions we had and we worked with him to purchase a home in Atlanta. Dave was very patient and he took the time to learn what was important for us. He connected us with other real estate professionals during the purchase process, who were very good at what they did. I would highly recommend Dave to anyone looking for a real estate agent in Atlanta.”
“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.”
“Thrilled with our home buying experience”
“We worked with Dave Herren of Best Atlanta Properties and were thrilled with our home buying experience. We were first-time buyers moving to Atlanta from Michigan, and Dave worked within our numerous constraints to find the right property for our family. He is kind, patient, and truly dedicated to his clients, which was demonstrated by his working several weekends in a row to show us properties and complete offer paperwork. He massively reduced the stress of buying and moving at the same time and was an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Dave Herren and Best Atlanta Properties for your real estate needs.”
“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!!!”