Originally from the Chicago area, I have lived on the Monterey Peninsula since 1975. My business experience began as manager of my family company´s processed lettuce division in Salinas, California. In 1983, the company divested itself of this division. Shortly thereafter, I made the decision to enter the residential real estate business in Carmel. I have been in practice on the Monterey Peninsula ever since.
Interestingly, since 1983 my entire real estate career has been headquartered on the same city block in Carmel; Ocean Avenue at or near Dolores Street; currently, in the historic Wilson building which I own, pictured here in this rare 1928 painting by famed Early California artist Joseph Kleitsch.
In 1991, the National Association of Realtors conferred upon me the designation of Certified Residential Specialist; the PH.D. of residential real estate. Residential real estate can oftentimes be a complex business. My high level of proficiency and years of experience add real value to my clients´ real estate transaction experience.
I have been blessed with many wonderful clients who throughout my thirty years in the business have kindly referred me to their families and friends. In fact, most of my business is derived from such clients. Friends and clients will find my private office in our historic building located at the northwest corner of Ocean Avenue at Dolores in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
David Kent, CRS
Ocean Avenue at Dolores