Dave Keefe: An Inspired Contribution
By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter
CUPERTINO — Dave Keefe got an early introduction to the real estate business when, as a mere teenager, he bought his first home. “I bought my first house when I was 19 years old,” he affirms. “By renting out the other rooms, I was able to pay my mortgage and basically live rent-free through college. Through this experience, I came to believe in the value of real estate as an investment and wanted to share that with others. This inspired me to sign up for some real estate courses and eventually start working in the industry. I hit the ground running and I’ve been at it ever since.”
Today, as a broker associate with The Dave Keefe Real Estate Team, Dave says his favorite part of his job is the opportunity to connect with others. “Working in real estate, you get to make a lot of really good connections, many of which become friendships. From past and present clients to the other professionals I work alongside, there’s a great sense of community, which I really enjoy.”
A resident of Mountain View (where he lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children) Dave expresses his appreciation for the versatility of the Bay Area. “I enjoy everything about the Bay Area: the natural beauty, the recreational opportunities, the innovative tech scene, the diversity of the people…it’s just a fun place to live.”
Outside of work, Dave spends as much time as possible on two wheels. “I’m an avid cyclist and have raced in several masters world championships,” he affirms. “I also sponsor three different bicycle racing teams, so I’m active in the scene on multiple levels. My son actually raced in the state championship this year, so it’s neat to see him getting involved as well.”
In regard to a professional philosophy, Dave espouses the virtues of a helpful attitude. “When we serve clients, we always try to come from a standpoint of contribution—that is, of helping enrich their lives,” he says. “We believe that by helping our clients get what they want, we’ll be able to live the lives we want, so it’s an approach that benefits everyone.”
When asked the first thing he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Dave replies that he wouldn’t. “I don’t really think of this as a job,” he explains. “It’s not like I wake up every morning dreading my day. On the contrary, I truly enjoy what I do, so I plan on continuing to do it for as long as I can.”
Ask Me Anything!
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A: The Galápagos Islands.
Q: Do you collect anything?
Q: What was your favorite Halloween costume as a child?
A: A ghost.
Q: What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
A: Go on a long bike ride.
Q: Is there a book that has been really influential for you?
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A: “Transcending the Levels of Consciousness: The Stairway to Enlightenment” by David R. Hawkins.