Michael G.

David is not just your average realtor, he goes way beyond & above exceeded expectations. I mean when I get a text at 2am saying something is right or not right, I know this is a man I want on my team! David was there for me from beginning to end & even after end. His trust, knowledge & thoroughness. He Helped me provide the comfort where I reside today. Trust is what it comes down to in the end, there is no one else I would goto for that than Mr. Abele. Thank you David & you will see future business my way.

Derrek S.

I have now used David for a home purchase and home sale after being referred to him by friends and family. He has deep knowledge of the markets in which he works and ensures your best interests are served. He is very responsive to your needs and ensures all issues are quickly addressed and any questions promptly answered. I look forward to continuing to work with him in the future.

Chris and Amanda C.

David and the team were incredibly responsive, professional, and helpful in our home buying process. ARESI was critical in helping us navigate the buying, funding, and closing process and was sure to secure a deal that was in our best interest.

Andy and Julie C.

David helped me through the entire life cycle process while I was in Minneapolis. He assisted me with renting, buying, property management (leasing) and the selling of my home.

He is responsive and provides excellent guidance of what to do, when to do it and does it without being pushy. His knowledge of real estate and specifically in the Twin Cities area are a true asset. I’m fortunate to have him as a broker/property manager. I’d highly recommend David and his group for any real estate transaction. My closing couldn’t have been any easier.

Meet with him and his team and you won’t want to have anyone else represent you.

Paul and Carin T.

I don’t often write letters of recommendation, but David Abele deserves one. Between open houses and working with staff at his office, my wife and I looked at over 40 homes. David and his team were responsive and extremely helpful. Their market knowledge is exceptional and finance advise was perfect. David also has built a network of contractors and brokers which made the process very smooth. I have purchased 6 homes in the past 20 years and working with David Abele was the best experience of them all. I didn’t know him before moving to this community and I feel very fortunate our paths crossed

Mathias B.

David was a true pleasure to work with from start to finish. He helped guide us through the process and allowed us the space to find the place that spoke to us. When it was time to negotiate and close, he and his team were first class in their approach to make everything as smooth and as stress free as possible. We highly recommend David for any of your real estate needs!

Terrance L.

Working with David was truly a great experience. My wife and I decided we wanted to put our house on the market and move into downtown minneapolis by oct 1. We made that decision on AUG 15. In just over a 2 week period, David helped us get our home ready to be sold with all the details of what needed to be done while also showing us 12 different condos in the downtown area. We were able to sell the house to the 2nd person who looked at it for above our asking price. It was quick, and most of all, easy! We ultimately decided to rent vs buy becasue of how quickly we were able to sell, but after this experience we have no intention of using any other realtor. David and his team’s market knowledge and professionalism truly are one of a kind. Thank you!

Jon & Stephanie L.

My husband and I entered the housing market with many questions and mild anxiety as first time home owners. David was both wise and patient, as he took time to teach and prepare us for the process. We grew to deeply trust both David and Gudrun’s ability to work on our behalf. They each strike a unique balance between professionalism and approachability. They are ridiculously good at responding to emails, texts, and calls, something we really valued. They each took time to listen to our wishes and concerns, and helped us find a house that fit our situation. And, most importantly, we had a lot of fun working with them!

Joe & Johanna S.

Gudrun Pfeiffer and David Abele of the ARESI Group guided us through the challenge of finding our family’s home. We came to the search with some mistaken ideas and vague preferences. Gudrun helped us to visualize how OUR family would use certain spaces and determine what the most important features were. Regardless of the time of day, David and Gudrun responded quickly, professionally and effectively. When we wanted to see the inside of a house, they made it happen, even that same day.

Their experience and ability to speak knowledgeably about the real estate business was a great resource. Along with wisdom, David and Gudrun are warm and fun to work with.

When it was time to make a bold offer, they were supportive and gave advice that ensured our success. We love our home and will forever be grateful for the expertise they provided throughout the entire process.

Zachary N.

Thank you so much for the hard work and dedication you put into making this deal happen.Beyond your superb expertise and professionalism in this arena (and any arena you choose to enter in no doubt), your personality and rapport with all parties in this transaction was critical to making this process continue smoothly over all the twists and turns thrown at us.

I already felt comfortable with the deal based on Sarah’s relationship with you, but after we all met together that first night, you definitely became “our” facilitator and it was 100% a group process and ownership base from there on out. You made everything incredibly easy to understand and we felt safe through the negotiation of terms and the remaining process.

If there is anything at all that I can be of use to you in the future, please do not hesitate to reach out and I will move mountains to help you meet your goals. Again, thank so much for the pivotal role you played in this process. It would not have happened without you.

Sarah T.

Thank you, David! Zach and I have been so fortunate to have your friendship and expertise throughout this process. We have been in such great hands and you made a very complicated and exhausting process SO much easier! Thank you for everything… you are such a pro! I can’t believe we finally made it over the finish line!!!

Enid & Ron B.

David guided us through our first home purchase with skill and patience. We always knew what the next steps would be, from our first meeting to closing. We appreciated how responsive he was via email, text, or phone call whenever we had questions. David was right on with his assessments of the market and was also an excellent source of references for home inspection, maintenance, and remodeling after closing. We highly recommend him!

Dan H.

I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your help with the move. You are a true professional and I will not hesitate to recommend you to family and friends. Ann and I are loving the village “Lofts” — it’s been an easy transition that you helped us achieve.

Eric S.

David, I just wanted you to know I appreciate all of your hard work in helping me reach my goal of owning a duplex. I realize you work with many different clients every day, but your responsiveness and guidance through this process made me feel like my home purchase was your number one priority. Rest assured, I will send referrals your way every chance I get!

Laura & David K.

David, we appreciated your knowledge (and patience) in answering our many questions throughout the process of finding a house. You even went above and beyond to fix the leak in our new house after closing — thank you! The whole process went smoothly. We are enjoying our new house, which wouldn’t be ours without your help!

Brandon P. & Laura M.

Thank you for your outstanding service over the last 6 months! We are extraordinarily grateful to you for your diligent and thorough process and awesome customer service. Relocating to the Twin Cities presented some challenges for us, and it was a relief to rely on such a knowledgeable realtor.

It was a very daunting task looking at 7 different communities, and we thank you for all the time and driving. The first day we met, we knew what a great realtor we had found…We enjoyed all the tidbits you had to share about the neighborhoods…We enjoyed all the family stories you shared…We realize we took a long time to find our home, and you were very patient with us as we weeded through the hundreds of options(and some snow drifts too).

David Abele is truly the most outstanding realtor we have worked with! Thank you for being a true friend along our path to home ownership and we look forward to working with you again in the future.

David M.

David helped us with leasing/selling our current condo and with all the challenges involved in getting into our new house. His professionalism is exceptional. The level of trust that David builds with his clients is superb. I have complete and utter trust in his skills and responsiveness. If David says something will be taken care of, you can rest assured it will be. His attention to detail knows no match. As someone who is highly focused on detail, David and I see eye to eye on this. I would (and will) recommend David to anyone seeking to buy real estate in this market.

Roeland P.

David helped me rent my home in Edina. He was extremely responsive, and was able to rent my home within 2 weeks after listing. He is a joy to work with, and has extensive knowledge of the area.

Michelle M.

My experience with David has been excellent! He was able to answer all of my questions quickly in addition to providing service above and beyond expectations! I would recommend him to anyone! Thank you so much David for making this so easy for me.

Jay & Tammy D.

My wife and I have been buying real estate to rent or rehab and sell for years. When we got to a difficult luxury priced sale in the beginning of the down-turn in housing we asked David to take over the stale, unmoving listing on short notice and he sold the house in two weeks at top dollar. David several times saved sales on closing day that were starting to go sideways because of buyer errors or paperwork snafus. David has sold more than a dozen homes for us and they have all sold within two weeks regardless of the housing market and he always made our end of the transaction effortless. We choose the professionals we work with by how they help accomplish our business goals, in the fastest time, with the least amount of uncertainty, and the utmost in professionalism and he has always delivered. There is only a small percentage of real estate agents that treat their business like a true profession and pull out all the stops for smooth transactions and full marketing, and David is one of them.

Jason S.

David is nothing short of phenomenal in all facets of the service he provides. David helped us sell two houses and buy a third within the span of 6 months, involving complicated and expertly negotiated transactions in a difficult market. David is always available, quickly returns phone calls, emails and texts, knows just about everybody and even managed various contractors we needed for inspection repairs and the like. In short, David inspired confidence and trust when we needed it the most.

Rikki L.

My experience working with David could not have been better. He was realistic in the pricing of the loft and the time and challenge?s we might face in getting the deal done. David found the interested party and worked thru the negotiation process like the seasoned pro that he is. He knew exactly how to work with the other realtor and also was able to handle me in what was a fair ask and what was unreasonable.

When I questioned if we should proceed in the negotiation process, he put me in contact with several professional advisers who reaffirmed in my mind that selling at this time and at this price was in my best interest. David worked out every detail of the negotiation and the step by step process making sure all the banking and closing information was accurate and complete and done on time. When I had a question, my calls, texts and emails were answered within minutes (yes minutes) and always seems to have the time and patience to guide me through my anxiety.

My assistance from David did not stop at the closing. He has been essential in finding me temporary living accommodations. He knows this city like no one else that I know. He has networked his contacts and went out of his way to make sure my best interests have been met in this process.

I am excited to start the buying process with David. I know this process will also be handled in the same efficient and professional manner I have come to know from David. I cannot recommend David Abele more highly and will to all friends, family and anyone who is looking for FIRST CLASS service in their real estate needs.

Bonnie M.

Thank you, David, for helping us find the perfect place! So far I have woken up every morning saying, I love this home!


Jim T.

Wow, David went way beyond my expectations in helping me find a six month lease on a downtown place. From the 2 hour introductory tour of various potential neighborhoods to the final details of the lease executions to my move in, David was there to help me through everything. His extensive market knowledge was as thorough as his depth of understanding of the entire process making the relocation a piece of cake. Thanks David for making this an easy transition. I will be in touch for all my real estate needs in Minneapolis or Las Vegas and will be happy to recommend you to anyone.

Dan F. & Jansen S.

Thank you! We appreciate the way you walked us through the entire process of selling and took the time to listen to our worries and concerns. You handled the entire process with professionalism and always stayed calm, even when we couldn?t. We truly appreciate all that you did for us and made the process of selling our home as easy as it could be.

Dr. & Mrs. Terry B.

Fortunately or unfortunately depending on what side you are looking at, David didn’t know me from Adam, all he knew is that I was a woman with a busy husband and 5 children looking for a home in the city. Well, coming from a rather small town, I didn’t know the city was split up into suburbs, counties, districts, east side, west side and upside down sides. Therefore, I was confused, luckily I was sent to a realtor that was patient, smart and most of all could laugh at my, at times, confused side.

Anyways, David had to fill a tall order in finding a home that was close to our jobs, did I mention we didn’t have employment yet, bedrooms enough for 5 kids, and that we were downsizing from a 6000 square foot home on a beautiful lake so I also needed a home that was beautiful. Well, it was short of a miracle. We found a beautiful home, close to our new found jobs, fits all the kids, and most of all, we could pay cash for the home because we sold our home as well. It all fell into place, thanks David, and I can’t forget to thank the gift of the St. Joseph statue, I do think it was him in the back yard that did it all. It was a blessing, miracle and a really tough job and we did it!

Steve & Shannon S.

David is truly an excellent realtor! We met David by chance but were so impressed we hired him to both find us a new larger house AND to sell our existing house! Smart, personable, respectful, yet very knowledgeable. David is an expert at finding what you need and closing the deal. We highly recommend him for any/all real estate needs.

Bruce & Sue M.

My wife and I were referred to Mr. Abele, when we were researching available properties in the downtown area earlier this year and also used his expert services when we listed our Eden Prairie townhouse. He is an undisputed expert (and for us the ONLY agent) to use when you are in the market for a downtown property or most any property for that matter. With Mr. Abele it’s not about ‘the sale’ it’s about matching people with the exact property to suit their specific needs.

Joe H.

We had a wonderful experience in working with David. From the outset, he was very candid in setting expectations and objective in his advice. He explained what he was going to do help us sell our home and when he was going to do it, and he delivered flawlessly and professionally. Ultimately, David’s creativity, resources and expertise enabled us to sell our downtown home quickly in an exceedingly “soft” market. He definitely knows the downtown market.

Seth A.

CONGRATULATIONS! We just wrapped up the purchase for investment property number 7! Man, I feel great! The right price, easy closing AND you already had tenants lined up before we closed! You make the process SO easy! Thanks for everything!

Jay & Tammy D.

Just a quick note of thanks for all you have done for us. You have truly made the selling of our past five homes stressless and effortless from listing to close. Your marketing process is thorough, effective and has continually gotten us the traffic and results you promised us. You go above and beyond anyone we have ever worked with.

Michelle K. & Chris T.

Thank you so much for all of your knowledge, insight & intriguing stories. You were an amazing asset to our first home buying experience! Thank you again!

John Z.

My sincere thanks to you for all your great work in the sale of my town house. Your expert advice at every stage and your smooth handling of any issues that arose were deeply appreciated. I will be certain to recommend you highly to friends who may be buying or selling a property in the future.

Dan C.

I gave David a hard order to fill. I had just moved back into the Twin Cities this spring and was in the market for a “fixer upper” in the $150,000 to $175,000 range in Inver Grove Heights. At the time I called, 1000 sq. ft. ramblers were going for $200,000 plus. In the first week he found me a walkout in the mid $160,000 range, needing only cosmetic fixing, with potential of 1600 sq. ft. after finishing the basement. He took care of all our financing and closing needs quickly and without a hitch. It truly was my most pleasurable home buying experience ever.

Kathy & Paul M.

From day one, David was always there. He answered all our questions and explained it until we understood it. He met with us when it was convenient for us and did the footwork to find us our “right” home. David went the extra mile to make this an enjoyable “first experience” for us.

Cindy S.

David Abele has always exceeded the expectations of those with whom he works. He has the tenacity to get things done and done right, always going above and beyond for his clients. I will work with him again and again.

Here’s how he went above and beyond for me. I was out of town shortly after I moved into my new house, and I has a plumbing emergency caused by a backed up drain. I had forgotten to leave a key, so he climbed up a ladder, made it into my bedroom, called Roto Rooter and started the nasty clean-up effort.

I hope he understands how much all the work and kindness he put into helping me with the house means to my family and me. We are thrilled and would never have been able to do this without his knowledge, honesty and tenacity! Thanks again, David.