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Real Estae Agent David Kelman of Keller Williams Realty

Meet Your Realtor

David Kelman has been working as a professional residential Realtor serving the Metropolitan Boston area since 1992. He provides home brokerage services to both buyers and sellers, specializing in historic, green and energy-efficient properties.

Based in Braintree, David’s brokerage focuses on Keller Williams’ Boston South West region, serving MetroBoston, Milton, Dorchester, Roslindale, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, and surrounding communities. He also has an extensive referral network of architects, lawyers, mortgage brokers and other Realtors for clients seeking homes outside these areas.

David’s wide range of educational experiences goes beyond that of the typical Realtor. In addition to his Graduate Realtor Institute Designation and his National Association of Realtors Green Designation, he has day-to-day contact with a wide range of real estate professionals (attorneys, home inspectors, mortgage lenders, other Realtors) so that he can have the most up-to-date practical information ready for his clients.

David’s contacts at the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) and other public policy firms further broadens his knowledge base, hence that of his clients, and enables him to provide ever-better service to homebuyers and home-sellers.

Education

David is a recipient of the Graduate Realtor Institute Designation. To achieve this honor he took a series of classes, totaling more than 40 hours, on architecture, marketing and negotiating skills, finance appraisal, and other subjects relating to real estate. He completed this voluntary continuing education program before it became a state requirement to be licensed as a Realtor in Massachusetts.

David takes CEU classes on such subjects as taking and writing offers, to be well versed in the legal and financing facets of real estate that are key to staying current with changes in that profession. He has gone beyond those required classes to voluntarily attend lectures on public policy relating to the real estate market presented by leading experts on the subject. “It gives my clients security to know that I am in the forefront of things,” he says. “People are always looking for somebody that has an edge.

“I have always viewed self-education as a key part of being a Realtor,” he adds. “Receiving the GRI and Green Designee designations shows an advanced skill set, which enables me to provide better, more robust service to my clients.”

Green Homes

David recently completed a 24-hour course given by the National Association of Realtors to become a Green Designee. This course covered various ways to help homeowners reduce their utility bills by employing environmentally friendly building, retrofitting and replacement techniques. The course also covered rebate programs that enable homeowners to save on rehabilitation costs, as well as discussion on how they could make their homes more comfortable while less costly to operate, and increase the value of their homes. Putting what he learned from this course into practice, David has advised clients on how to green their homes. He has also greened his own house with insulation, landscaping and other measures.

Also key to his continuing education in green homes, real estate and architecture is his attendance at BuildBoston and conferences co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Northeastern University’s Center for Urban Policy. “Not only is it educational, but it also puts me in contact with other Realtors, architects, planners and public policy professionals,” he says. “I want to show that I am both ahead of the curve and able to handle the basics.”

Click here to read a profile of David in The REsource newsletter from the National Association of Realtors Green REsource Council.

Realtor as Educator

As an instructor at the Boston Center for Adult Education from December 2001 through June 2010, David offered first-time homebuyers an interactive class on a wide range of issues related to homebuying, including the process and logistics of purchasing a home, its legal and financial issues, the negotiation process in the real estate transaction, purchase-and-sale agreements, liens and other paperwork involved. He has spoken at Residential Design & Construction (RDC) and BuildBoston from 2008-2010 on energy-efficient and green housing. He has also participated in the HEET Events, whose purpose is to help boost the energy efficiency of various homes in Metro Boston.

At the January 2004 BSA Historic Resources Committee, he discussed his experience selling historic houses spanning from the 1880s to the 1950s. “People, especially younger couples, are increasingly interested in keeping old fabric, until they get to the kitchens,” he said. “The houses are significant neighborhood presences although typically not designed by well-known architects. Most houses remain occupied by single families.”

Community Service

As chairman of the BSA Housing Committee, David helps organize and schedule meetings and panel discussions for architects and other BSA members on housing issues and introduces the speakers at these events. He has also given full presentations and introductory speeches for speakers at RDC and BuildBoston.

As a historic preservation advocate, David helped to create the Brighton Center National Register Historic District in 2000, in cooperation with Brighton Center Main Streets and the Brighton-Allston Historical Society. He also helped organize the 2008 and 2009 Holiday Strolls of Milton and Dorchester Lower Mills businesses. Sponsored by the Lower Mills Merchants Association, these walking tours promoted local businesses to the general community and had festive holiday entertainment along the way.

David has also co-sponsored networking events and homebuying classes with the Syracuse University Alumni Club and has been active as an organizer of Common Boston neighborhood awareness events and the Home Energy Efficiency Team’s (HEET) Barn Raising program, a grassroots effort to help homeowners create more energy-efficient, green homes.

“I am always developing new skills to be a better Realtor and provide better service to my clients,” says David. “Being a good listener, taking and giving presentations to clients and professionals, and getting involved in grassroots programs like HEET add new dimensions to my capabilities.”

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