David Kelmenson

Highly regarded within the Westside brokerage community, David has distinguished himself as a consummate dealmaker, consistently ranked among the top 1% of all agents in the country. He was recently named one of Los Angeles’ top 250 agents in REAL Trend’s America’s Best for his highly impressive sales volume. He joined The Agency in August of 2016, having long admired the inspired and collaborative spirit at the company.

For more than 14 years, David has specialized in residential sales and new construction in Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Santa Monica and Malibu. Born and raised on the Westside of Los Angeles, his profound insight and understanding of L.A.’s prime coastal neighborhoods distinguishes him amongst his peers and makes him a valuable addition to The Agency team. He is passionate about helping his clients in every way possible, overcoming difficult challenges whenever they arise. For David, the road to a positive and successful outcome is not always straight and narrow, and he prides himself on his ability to adapt and provide creative solutions at a moment’s notice.

Whether he’s representing an architectural home in Santa Monica or advising on new construction in the Pacific Palisades, David provides his clients with invaluable market insight and unparalleled expertise that results in consistently positive transactions. His unwavering commitment to providing the highest level of service and discretion has earned him the loyalty of a discerning roster of clients, including entrepreneurs, real estate developers, A-list celebrities and professional athletes.

Prior to real estate, David was a successful health and fitness industry entrepreneur and highly sought after personal trainer. He founded Liquid Architects, a company that designed high-end boutique home gyms, and Critical Mass, an acclaimed gym and personal training brand, both of which were instrumental in transforming L.A.’s fitness scene.

The quintessential California native with a penchant for adrenaline sports, David raced motorcycles for a number of years and today you can find him kart racing on purpose-built competition tracks across Southern California. A lifelong Angeleno, David grew up in Beverly Hills, where he attended Beverly Hills High School, and now lives in Malibu. He’s a grateful husband to his wife, Dawn, and loving father to his daughter, Madison.

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My wife and I are discerning buyers with very particular requirements. David immediately understood our needs and was instrumental in finding us our current house, which in previous attempts were unsuccessful. His knowledge and expertise in local neighborhoods and agents helped us get the house we had our heart set on at a great price.

-Chris & Jessie Do, Pacific Palisades

In an ocean of Realtors, we were lucky enough to meet you.  You are and have been a pleasure to work with & you understood what we wanted.  in an unparalleled professional way, you achieved our goals.  In our opinion, if anybody needs the best to represent them in this real estate market, than look no further - you are the best!  Thank you again for getting us the house we wanted at the price we targeted. 

- Ilene & Nicolas Trabolsi, Pacific Palisades

Thank you and your team for making our home purchase a most pleasurable experience. We set out looking for a great house, not necessarily a great representative - we ended up with both! We appreciated being treated with honesty, integrity and respect during the entire process. Your assistance provided us with the confidence and assurance that we would not encounter any unforeseen problems (we did not). We also appreciate privacy, and the assurance that our personal business and information are protected, unless we choose to do so. Once again we never felt that working with you was at all a risk and that you would always keep our best interest as a priority. If there is ever a time in the future you would like a reference, please feel free to contact us, we will be more than willing to share our experience with your prospective clients. Thank you for being a great Realtor to work with.

-Mr & Mrs Pieri, Pacific Palisades

David Kelmenson is an outstanding broker & we recommend him wholeheartedly. He is incredibly knowledgeable about Westside real estate as well as broader trends in the market. He is a superb tactician who, like a chess player, got us absolutely the best outcome we could ever hope to achieve when we purchased our home - in fact, a much better outcome than we thought possible. David never relents in his efforts to serve the needs of his clients, even when there is no direct payoff to him. But actions speak louder than words: As a result of David's hard work & outstanding service, we recommended him to two of our friends who have since purchased homes through him. Both were superlative in their praise of David.  Just as important as his professional credentials, though, is the fact that David is a wonderful human being - warm, smart & endowed with a sense of humor. Interacting with him is a true pleasure.

-Romain Wacziarg & Magali Delmas, Brentwood

David is wonderful to work with! We searched for a house for over a year and a half before buying our property with David. By the time we met him, we were very frustrated with the entire home buying process and were skeptical that we would ever end up finding a property (we had been in several multiple offer situations that we lost out on). As soon as we saw our home, we knew that we wanted to buy it and made an offer the very same night. David immediately pulled our offer together, submitted it, and had a signed deal that same night! We could not believe it. David's professionalism did not stop there however. The very next day, he had all of our inspections set up and the whole process went smoothly. He constantly checked in with us and still does to this day to make sure we are happy with our home. I highly recommend David. He truly knows the market, the area, and the other brokers (which is a huge advantage). David goes above and beyond to make sure his clients are happy. I would be happy to talk to anyone about my experience with David; please feel free to ask him for my contact information. 

-Tracy Le & Mark Cramer, Pacific Palisades

My husband and I are delighted to recommend David Kelmenson to anyone looking for a real estate agent. David is a brilliant negotiator. In a challenging market, David Kelmenson delivered more than we expected, and we had high expectations!

-Joy & David Hayward, Pacific Palisades

Both Jenny and I cannot thank you enough for all that you did to help us buy what is turning out to be a house that surpasses anything that we thought we'd be able to find when we relocated to LA from New York. How lucky we were to stop in at your open house on Georgina back in November and to meet David. Having just gone into escrow on our home in New York (finally, after being on the market for 2 years), David stood out among all of the brokers looking for our business. In this slow market, we were approached and courted by many west side brokers. But David wasn't simply looking for a commission, he was looking to put us in the right house. He instantly understood what we were looking for. And when he sent us to an open house a couple of weeks later at the home we ended up buying, he saw through the 70's and 80's decor at what turned out to be the perfect house for us. And that's when you got involved, Robert. Between the 2 of you, we were able to negotiate the right deal for our new home, and you protected us and advised us every step of the way. From contract signing to closing escrow, you guys made sure that we got a very fair deal. You guys are the best. I can't imagine ever being in better hands in the real estate market. I look forward to recommending you to anyone who is looking to have a perfectly executed real estate experience.

- Don & Jenny Flood, Brentwood

David made the experience of buying a home smooth, efficient, and entertaining at the same time.  Not only does he have an absolute comprehensive knowledge of the Westside real estate market, He has been engaging, articulate, and fun to work with.  He is a total professional who is more interested in building a long-term business relationship with his clients, rather than just performing a one-time transaction.  I could not imagine having a better partner when buying a home.

-Glenn Granz, Pacific Palisades

My wife and I have bought and sold several homes with David. He has save us thousands of dollars with his negotiation expertise and found the perfect properties for us. His combination of their expert skills, professional supporting staff and his brand name recognition in the local brokerage community has insured him that he has our business for life.

-Chris & Kari Ursitti, Pacific Palisades

I did want to convey my gratitude and appreciation for everything that you and your staff did for Stephanie and I in the purchase of our first condominium.  Gregg Zucker recommended you for your excellent service and you and your staff lived up to the recommendation at every level.  You worked tirelessly to keep Stephanie and I apprised of every development and responded almost immediately to every one of our many questions and comments. We are in the process of painting our new home now and are excited about all the wonderful things that lie ahead.  Thanks again for everything. 

- Josh & Stephanie Briones, Santa Monica

Working with David on the purchase of our home has exceeded all of our expectations.  Having numerous family members in the real estate business, we decided to work with David after meeting him at an open house. We instantly sensed his skill as a listener and knew that this would translate into a greater understanding of our specific needs.  The patience and expertise shown by David was unparalleled.  David’s experience and skill as a negotiator was solely responsible for us getting our dream house for our price. I would highly recommend them for their knowledge, patience, and genuine desire to find the right house for you.  Our home buying experience was made all the more special by sharing it with them.  Many thanks!

-Josh & Melanie Kaplan, Brentwood

Thank you very much for following up with us, even after the close of escrow. Your professional & efficient approach, handling, guidance, & follow through during the last 3 month has impressed us over & over again. We have done several real estate transactions during the last 31 years in LA area, & never met an agent as effective & knowledgeable, & at the same time, pleasant to deal with, as you. Wish we had known you 20-30 years ago...! We were also glad to see that our escrow officer was trying so hard to perform as good as she could because she wanted to "match your standards". You will definitely be our #1 real estate source from now on!  We already gave your info to a close friend, who is relocating to this area. He was recently visiting us & loved our house.

-Ross & Pam Hashemi, Malibu

It has been a real pleasure having you as our Realtors.  We want to thank you for your professionalism and expertise in helping us locate our new home.  We felt very comfortable with your extensive knowledge of the market and ability to show us homes based on our specific requests. We also want to thank you for always being so prompt in returning our calls and being diligent in seeing us through the entire process. Importantly, we feel confident that the chances for purchasing our new home would have been significantly diminished if not for your expert navigation in obtaining an accepted offer.

-Jeff & Quynh Sebastian, Santa Monica
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