Experienced & Reliable
Experienced & Reliable
Dave's Alaska Homes
621 S Knik Goose Bay Road
Wasilla, AK 99654
- Associate Broker, ABR, GRI
2018 is my 15th year as a REALTOR®! After my 20+ years in the construction industry, from carpenter to senior management, I changed careers to real estate sales. Being able to use my experience and learn more each day has been rewarding, and I have been a consistent top producer.
Born in Kalispell, Montana, I grew up throughout the Pacific Northwest. My first experience of Alaska was Ketchikan in 1981. It made such a positive impact on me, I returned to Ketchikan with my bride-to-be, Karen, in 1985. Our family of five moved to the quiet city of Palmer in 1999 and are very happy to call the Mat-Su Valley home.
I love the challenges and opportunities to help my clients realize their goals and dreams. Over 50% of my business consistently comes as a result of being recommended by a past client or friend! That’s how I like to measure success.
On the home front, my wife has a challenging career as a counselor. My daughter teaches first grade in Navajo New Mexico. My two sons live here in Alaska. Karen and I really want a grandchild, but the kids just aren’t cooperating! We love all the blessings Alaska and its people have to offer — especially in my case, GOLF — and truly believe this is God’s Country.
Accredited Buyer's Representative
Graduate, REALTOR Institute
"We worked with Dave on the sale of our house, he was very professional and helpful. I will definitely contact him in the future, and refer him to any one who asks."
-Gerald harrington, Client
"My property was in need of some upgrades. Dave pointed out which ones would be more effective. I also had a problem with proof of the deed being paid off. Dave coordinated with the title insurance company and we were able to close in a timely manner.My property was on the market approximately one week before Dave had an acceptable offer. I enjoyed working with Dave. "
-Barry & Shirley Stigerwalt, Client
"Dave was nothing short of a blessing in helping us prepare and finalize the sell of my mom's house. If there was repairs to be made, and I didn't have a person lined up, he would make a call and it was already done! I never realized how much goes into selling a house, but I now realize how many little pieces there are to it and Dave put the puzzle together with patience and determination. Our situation was a sensitive one. We were selling my mom's estate. It was hard to face that. He helped keep me on track gently directing me through every step of the way. I could never have done this without his help and still maintain my sanity! Before I knew it, it was sold and closed and the hardest part of this all was saying goodbye to the home I grew up in. Thank you for everything Dave! We will call you as soon as we are ready for our new home!"
-Jessica Lindquist, Client
"Working with Dave was an absolute pleasure. His knowledge of the Mat-Su Valley was extremely helpful to us, as we had recently moved up to Alaska from Florida. He helped us find our dream home and we will be forever grateful. Thanks for everything Dave! "
-Jennifer Beach, Client
"Dave's experience and knowledge in real estate was very evident when we purchased our home in Alaska. He worked hard to get us the best deal. Choose Dave, and you will know your real estate transaction is in good hands."
-Mark Fisher, Other
"It was great working with Dave to purchase my new home in Palmer. He was very knowledgeable and responsive about any questions I had. Any information I asked for he would reply in a very timely manner. It was very easy finding and purchasing a home with his help and I even had fresh eggs and jam to put in my fridge! I will definitely work with him in the future."
-Robert Booth, Client
"Dave helped us buy a beautiful home in Wasilla. We moved from Washington and he made an impossible deal go through for us to get an amazing home. We had lending issues since I was changing jobs but Dave was great throughout the entire process!! He is very knowledgeable about the market and knew how to get us in our home. I would highly recommend him!!"
-Amber Hopkins, Client
"Dave was a blessing to us while selling our home and made a stressful venture go smooth. Within a couple of days of first speaking with Dave about selling our house, it was on the market and we had an accepted offer. Very proficient at what he does and very easy to work with and helped us understand the process which can be very intimidating. If you need an agent, call Dave."
-Josh Standifird, Client
"Dave was awesome to work with. He sold my home in record time and kept me informed throughout the process. If you are buying or selling in the valley or Anchorage area you should go see Dave at Remax Dynamic of the Valley. Thanks Dave!!!"
-June Lowery, Client
"Just wanted to post Dave does good work and has been very helpful to myself with multiple purchases and sales. Going the extra mile at times when I needed it. I trust him to be honest with me and give fair unbiased opinions when asked. I would recommend him to anyone who wants a down to earth honest guy and not a fast talking yes man realtor."
-Matt Schwier, Client
"Just wanted to say thanks to Dave for helping us find and purchase our investment property in Palmer. Dave was great about showing us properties and even gave us a good lead for a tenant for the property. We appreciate it and hope to use him again in the future."
-Matt and Audrey, Client
"I found Dave to be very helpful while helping me locate and buy a piece of property. He was a patient person and gave me his undivided attention. I have already recommended him to my friend who is trying to sell his property. I will contue to recommend Dave to others that I know. "
-Don Craig, Client
"Dave, We want to thank you again for the fast sell of what was our Wasilla home for almost 7 years. Through all the selling process, your knowledge, expertise and professionalism stood high. Your excellent marketing of our property, through the creation of its own web page, filled up with lots of big, easy to see, high quality pictures and unlimited text, which allowed a complete description of the property, which pointed out the many positives of it, was outstanding. All this effort was made just to capture the attention of more than one potential buyer. In less than a week, we certainly got our first viewing followed by others, and soon after we got a full price offer. That was fast! Even though the whole process involved different entities, like the seller, buyer, lender, inspector, appraiser, etc., it took a lot of good coordination to put it all together, to resolve the problems as they came up. Also, excellent negotiating skills were necessary to get to the final product: a pro"
-John & Magdalena King, Client
"We have sold a lot of property over the years and Dave Johnson was one of the easiest people to work with. We had what could be called a quirky property to sell.....Dave did the job almost effortlessly and in the middle of an Alaskan winter. We were kept up to date on all the details of the sale as they happened. In short we couldn't be more pleased and would recommend Dave to anyone interested in selling their property."
-Larry & Charlene Whiting, Client
"I had a very satisfying experience working with Dave to sell my home. I had only purchased the home 4 years prior and suddenly decided to move back to Oregon after 26 years in Alaska as my fiancé was experiencing medical complications due to a heart transplant 20 years. This was a pretty fast decision and I had a timing issue as I worked for the school district and wanted to stay in my house until school was out so as to not have to deal with finding a place to stay with 2 dogs. I also wanted to leave Alaska as soon as I could. So what that meant was that I wanted to sell the house and be out pretty much within a certain date range. Ha. I had spoken to two other realtors who both valued my home at ten to fifteen thousand less then I wanted to list it for. Dave, on the other hand, was right around the same amount I was thinking if not a little higher. And guess what? He was right! We listed the house earlier then what I had initially planned which turned out to be great advice. I "
-Tracy & Jamie Relling, Client
"Dave helped my Wife and I find our first home. He proved to be an outstanding real estate agent! He worked very hard to show us homes on the market that were the type we were looking for. He kept up on the new homes that were coming on the market and when a sweet deal came up he called us immediately. Dave is a very professional person to work with, and he is very friendly and positive as well. I would highly recommend working with Dave and plan to do so again in the future. Thanks Dave!!!"
-Ben Mosier, Client
"I moved from Idaho to Palmer in 2009. I was kind of flying blind moving to the frozen tundra and Dave was exceptional in finding me a home and went above and beyond to meet my needs; which weren't always his responsibility. Mid 2013 my job opportunity in Washington state required another move and I didn't hesitate to contact Dave for the selling of my property in AK. He once again went above and beyond his area of responsibility. Overall, a great agent and a great person!"
-Zeke Dexter, Client
"Dave was really great to work with. I had a lot on my plate and found myself in a unique situation that required me closing on the house before a particular date. I had just had surgery, was working full-time, planning my wedding, mothering a 5 year old and on a time crunch. Dave worked very well with my odd schedules and provided lists of homes only catered to the specific needs and preferences I stated. He didn't bother with homes that would incur a lengthy loan closing or those he knew would not interest me. I really liked that he didn't decorate the facts with fluff and try to "make a sale". He was very insightful, sensitive to our needs and extremely friendly and professional. We started the process July 1st and closed on our house Aug. 29th. I'm very thankful for his assistance and would recommend him in a heart beat. -Theresa and Joshua Grantland :)"
-Theresa Grantland, Client
"Dave's expertise & fast response were essential in purchasing my new home."
-Kyle Beckham, Client
"Would like to say thank you to Dave and his staff. After many years of showing us houses just to look at we finally made the step into being homeowners. It took time, trials and errors but we now have a beautiful place we call home. Thank you again for everything."
-Tanya Grossnickle, Client
"I am writing to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to Mr. Dave Johnson and his staff for their assistance in the recent sale of my family home. Resultant from my husbands death, my medical disability and the fact that I had never sold a home before, I started the process with a lot of trepidation. My mind was very quickly put at ease as Dave walked me through each step of the process with compassion, professionalism and kindness. I was kept well-informed throughout the sale, the listing price was spot on and every road bump that I encountered was softened by Dave’s character, assurance and expertise. Thanks to Dave, I have not only sold my home but have gained a friend. I would highly recommend Dave for any real estate transactions that you may need in the future. Christina Dampier"
-Christina Dampier, Client
"We bought our first home last year, and Dave Johnson was such an incredible person to work with. He was always professional and on-time, and helped us so much through the ups-and-downs of buying a foreclosure. We couldn't be happier with our new home, and are grateful every day that we found him when we did. He has a high level of honesty and integrity, and we recommend him for everyone looking to buy a new home or property. Thank you, Dave! "
-Tony & Christina Sekona, Client
"To all people looking for a real estate agent that has your best interest at heart, this letter is for you. Being new to the real estate market, we had no clue as to where to begin our search for a place that we could call home. Dave helped us through the process and explained the procedure in ways that we understood. Then the search began. We wanted a home. We didn't just want a house. We wanted someplace that we could start making family memories. We had a unique situation that would have made most agents pass us on to someone else. We needed more living space than most and we wanted a place that we could add our own touches too and make it ours. We didn't want to have to spend a lot of money just to live in a place but we wanted to personalize it. We wanted a place that already had memories built into it. Dave had just the place in mind! He answered any and all questions we had and if he didn't have the answers right then, he called back within 15 minutes with those answers. He went"
-Guy, Angela & Damian, Client
"In 2009 we decided to sell our older, 1940's log home. Dave suggested several upgrades to meet codes and make it more appealing. After a year, several upgrades, inspections and 30 to 40 showings, we finally sold. I feel we were very lucky to have Dave Johnson represent us in a slow market with very discriminating buyers. We have a good relationship with the buyers who are also happy with the sale. Thank you Dave."
-Greg and Eileen Baehr, Client
"My wife and I put our house on the market in 2006, it was a little late in the season and we didn’t sell. We took it off the market because we didn’t want to move in the middle of the winter and for other considerations. We also didn’t feel that we had been treated like we expected to be treated by the listing agent. When 2007 rolled around my wife and I decided that we would find someone who would listen to our concerns and act accordingly. We called a few different real estate agencies and when we talked to Dave we decided that we liked what we heard on the phone and asked him to come to our house and talk with us face to face so that we could see if he could do what we wanted. After that meeting my wife and I decided that Dave was the person that we wanted to handle the sale of our house. This past summer was not the best time to sell a house but Dave kept pursuing different venues to give our house the exposure needed to sell. Every time that our house was shown Dave would follow u"
-James S. "Gus" Gustafson, Client
"To Whom It May Concern: It is my pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Dave Johnson in regard to the services he provided as our real estate agent in the sale of my parent's home. Due to poor health, my parents moved into the Veteran's Center which necessitated the sale of their home. This situation could have been stressful, given all the circumstances involved. But such was not the case due to Dave's hard work, diligence and attention to detail. He also kept us informed with timely updates during the sale. He is unfailingly fair and honest. Certainly it is without reservation that I would recommend the services of Dave Johnson for any real estate transaction."
-Joseph Homme, Client
"I have purchased and sold (in 3 days!!) my Palmer house using Dave as my realtor. The true test of my satisfaction was to list my house using Dave as my realtor. In the purchase of my house the sellers were not forthright in leaving the advertised appliances in the house & Dave compensated me for that. I thought he went well out of his responsibility and did the right thing. I thought so much of Dave that I referred my fellow worker Paul Cook to find a house in Wasilla and Dave closed the deal. In the future I will refer Dave to all my fellow workers, friends & family."
-Tim and Glenda Schmidt, Client
"To Dave Johnson. You are an awesome Realtor and we would recommend your services to anyone! We had our home on the market for over 1.5 years with 2 other companies. My wife and I were introduced to you and after a short discussion we asked you to sell our home for us. Within a couple months our home was sold at a great price. You were always honest, very knowledgeable, hardworking and great at explaining the whole process. Thanks Dave! "
-Louis and Rina Longmire, Client
"Dave. We wanted to take the time to send you a letter and let you know that we appreciate everything you did to assist us with the purchase of our new home. After meeting with you and walking through the house where you were representing the sellers we felt that even if we didn't buy that particular home that we were going to ask you to be our buyers agent. However we felt that was the house for us and you agreed to be a neutral representative for both the sellers and us. You took care of all the details of the sale with quickness and professionalism. We will recommend you to any of our friends or family that may need the assistance of a realtor in the future. We absolutely love our new home! Thank you for everything! "
-Raymond and Flo Kosek, Client
"Dave and his team went the extra mile to work with us to sell our home. They offered great advice in what to fix, improve and update on the home and property that would help us put our best foot forward, and make our home stand out amoung the many on the market at the time. Thanks Dave! "
-Ray and Cathleen Congdon, Client
"Dave sold my house in Wasilla. As issues came up during the process of selling such as well flow and testing, Dave contacted the appropriate professionals to resolve problems. He kept me informed of progress during the closing. He was innovative in using software technology for signing of paperwork over the internet. After having tried using FSBO and becoming highly stressed it was a godsend to have Dave take charge and get the sale done. Dave worked tirelessly in meeting my requirements to sell the house "as is". I would definitely use Dave for any future real estate transactions."
-John Elgee, Client
"We had a house to sell in Alaska, although we live in the Washington, DC area. Being greatly concerned about the distance and the inability to be physically involved in the process of selling our property we began searching for just the right Realtor for the job. After calling about half a dozen Realtors, we finally located Dave Johnson of Fishhook Realty, LLC. What a relief. We were instantly impressed with his knowledgeable expertise about the process of listing and selling our home. He was personable, understanding to our concerns and extremely responsive. When he said he was going to something by a certain time/day- he usually had it done ahead of schedule. He sold our home within two weeks, found excellent deals for all of the necessary repairs- and made our part completely painless. Dave Johnson knows customer service and runs his business with a commitment to excellence. If you are in need of an outstanding Realtor to sell your home, Dave is the guy for the job! "
-Jonathan Ostler , Client
"Dave, Thanks for all your help in our recent purchase of a 4-Plex in Wasilla. This was a great investment for us and we know you had to go “above and beyond” to make it happen for us. From dealing with inspectors to appraisers to current owners and occupants, you handled the myriad details necessary to ensure we got the best deal possible. Your behind-the-scenes coordination of all the loose ends and details made the difference between a good deal and a great deal and we really appreciate it. We will definitely pass on to others our satisfaction with your performance and. refer potential customers to your business. We look forward to working with you on future investments. Thanks again! "
-Patrick & Diane Bobo , Client
"Dave Johnson was a great asset to our family purchasing our first home. He devoted many hours over the course of a year to looking at existing homes and short sales, then, finally, purchasing a lot and building, as we realized that would better fit our needs. He always offered current and reliable information to aid our decision making. Dave remained confident through a few declined offers and many home showings, even though some were against his recommendation, knowing he wanted us to be happy with our purchase. I greatly appreciated Dave’s patience and ability to sit idle when searching was slow, while past agents were calling and nagging on a nightly basis. He was also willing and able to deal with my impatience as we pushed hard at the end to beat the first time homebuyer tax credit deadline. Now we are happy homeowners. Thank you Dave. "
-Jeff, Dannielle & Grace Chyko , Client
"After interviewing three real-estate agents, we knew we wanted to go with Dave Johnson from the moment we met him. He is professional yet personable, knowledgeable about the real-estate process yet completely sympathetic to the fact we were selling a home. Dave immediately put us at ease, worked with us to set a price and then proceeded to list our home. Within four days we had a showing and an offer. We had never thought our home would go so quickly. Dave worked with us through the inspection and the necessary repairs. He understood the emotional side of this sale as well as the financial. Within seven weeks of listing our home we were moved out and closed. Absolutely amazing and we could not have done it without Dave. I highly recommend Dave Johnson to both buyers and sellers. Thanks, Dave! "
-John & Sharon Martinisko, Client
"Dave Johnson is just awesome! He followed up on every lead on the home I was selling in Anchorage. I think it sold rather quickly considering it only had a one car garage. I want to thank you so very much for all of your help when it came to buying our home. You went to so much trouble answering all of my questions, most of them repeatedly, and making sure I really understood the process. Also, selling my home I know that my situation with the home fixes was as frustrating to you as it was to me, but you were calm and helpful. I really, truly appreciate all of your help. I will definitely tell my friends to go to you for home buying and selling. We just love our home to and you knew exactly what we were looking for to!! "
-Bev Hansen, Client
"Hey Dave. I want to say a Big Thank You for the excellent job you did selling my home and I know it wasn’t easy. Great job and I will be sending anyone I know wanting to sell or by real estate your way. Thanks Again. Jack Peet"
-Jack Peet, Client