Following a successful career in manufacturing, including roles at all levels from entry level to senior executive management and turnaround specialist, David North switched careers and became a licensed Washington real estate agent in April, 2007, and a managing broker by 2011.
With prior marketing experience, including VP Business Development positions with two previous employers, David was immediately effective in listing and selling homes, often with multiple offers for highest-ever-in-neighborhood prices, even during the great recession and aftermath years of 2008 through 2011.
David's natural negotiating skills, refined and burnished over years of experience with company acquisition, major contract negotiations, and other pursuits, are invaluable to his real estate clients, whether buyers or sellers. David refuses to work as a "dual agent" (someone who supposedly "represents" both the buyer and the seller in a transaction) because David's nature is to drive toward the best possible results for his one client in a transaction, rather than becoming simply a mediator for compromise.
Throughout David's careers, he has been active in trade associations, including leadership roles, and is an active proponent of change for the better when an industry he is involved with gets a little too comfortable with old ways that may no longer be best ways. And David is a feisty advocate for clients and others when any unfair, dishonest or illegal actions by others cause them problems.
In 2019 David North left a well known reputable brokerage after almost 12 years, and founded Realtrua, never looking back, and wondering why he hadn't done so sooner. Real estate is in his blood. The long term friendships, repeat clients and referrals that flow from hard and diligent work toward clients' best interests and best possible outcomes are addicting rewards in an industry otherwise driven all too often more by greed than by altruism. David's vision with Realtrua is to contribute to changing that, one client at a time.
David's insights and opinions concerning real estate and business are regularly sought and quoted in publications such as RISMedia, Bankrate and various others.