David Berg is one California’s leading real estate professionals whose success over the past 12 years has earned him a position at the forefront of the Los Angeles real estate scene. Named among REAL Trends’ top 200 agents in the state and top 100 in Los Angeles, David, known to most as “Berg,” puts forth an ideal blend of industry knowledge, negotiation skills and authentic personality, resulting in a seamless and enjoyable transaction for all parties. As one of the original associates at Partners Trust, Pacific Union, David has been instrumental in the company’s growth and has joined forces with Partners Trust, Pacific Union Co-Founder, F. Ron Smith to form Smith & Berg, a team known as one of the most active on the Westside, especially in new construction, architectural homes, and as the go-to agents for Westside developers.
Acknowledging a shared command over the local market and innate sense of humor, David and F. Ron, with the addition of a handful of key team players, represent the interests of business leaders, celebrities and residential developers, as well as individual buyers and sellers throughout Los Angeles. Smith & Berg have brokered some of the most notable sales on the Westside and their properties are consistently featured in such media outlets as the Los Angeles Times, Curbed and Hollywood Reporter, among others.
With a lifetime of exposure to some of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Los Angeles and more than 12 years of real estate experience, David brings invaluable intel, insight and relationships to the Smith & Berg team. Known for his arsenal of marketing tools, relaxed energy and proven strategies, David is a smart recruit to your end of the negotiation table. With the utmost confidence, he excels in orchestrating seamless transactions all the while managing expectations and maintaining the highest level of integrity among clients and industry peers.
David’s astute knowledge of the financial industry leads to continuous transactions for the likes of banking institutions, the Communication Workers of America Union, Los Angeles Leadership Academy, and the Florence Crittenton Foundation. His experience includes transacting receivership estates, bankruptcy sales, trust sales, short sales, and bank owned properties.
While not at the office, you may find David at one of L.A.’s many sports arenas. Having played ice hockey for most of his life, the Los Angeles Kings play a large role in Berg family fun. David lives with his wife and two sons in Westwood. He loves to paint and study new trends in architecture and design.
David knows his markets and is extremely tactful in terms of his strategies and planning. I would highly recommend David to both experienced and first time buyers.
— Tracy and Mitch Waldstein
It is with great pleasure that I recommend David Berg. I have known David for years and he has represented me in numerous real estate transactions with great results. I have the highest respect for his professional attitude and work ethic and would expect to do business together many times again in the future.
— Norm Schifman
Dave couldn't have done a better job. Really stuck with me and showed a lot of character working so hard on a deal for a long time.
— Michael Sloan
He was really helpful and knowledgeable regarding the real estate market. He was understood exactly what we were looking for and assisted in finding our perfect property.
— Jordan and Bret Slater
David is a savvy hard working real professional who has a focus on residential income property. He stands out from many agents due to his market knowledge, unique marketing approach and legal insights. He is someone I would use as my own agent.
— Danny Monempour
I would highly recommend David Berg of Partner's Trust as an outstanding Realtor. He recently was instrumental in selling my home that had been on the market for several months with another brokerage firm.
— Malcolm Riley
David has sold two multi-family apartment properties for my family and is currently listing a new one for us. I have found him to be very forward-thinking and proactive in getting deals done.
— David Moses
David is the ONLY broker who after approaching me with the standard realtor opening line of .."I have someone who wants to buy your house.." ACTUALLY did and at the price we wanted! Dave navigated and executed flawlessly causing a seamless and stressless transaction. He under promised and over performed!”
Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $4.025M in North of Montana, Santa Monica, CA.
Ron Smith and David Berg did an excellent job selling our home this past year. They closed our home above our asking price for a record price per square foot in the North of Montana area in a quick and efficient process to a nice couple that was a perfect fit. Ron represented us in buying our home in Santa Monica in 2010, and we have enjoyed a close relationship with him since then and met David within the past couple years. Ron and David work very well as a team and are a pleasure to work with. They are very knowledgeable and active in Santa Monica, they are skilled at pricing homes, they did an effective job preparing our home for sale by recommending aspects of our home to improve, they know how to market well and brought in a first-class photographer to shoot our home, they know how to best time market entry and manage a tight and competitive process, they carefully guided us toward the better buyers, they were very hands on through the showings, calls with buyer agents and negotiations and to the final close. In addition to price, they focus on achieving other attractive terms for their clients. They are very professional, extremely responsive and gave us a lot of attention. We would highly recommend them to anyone who is interested in selling or buying a home.
Every detail of preparing , fixing up and staging were taken care of by Smith and Berg. Their attention to detail and market knowledge is unsurpassed. If your serious about selling your house hire Smith and Berg
Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $3.325M in Pacific Palisades, Pacific Palisades, CA.
My home was previously on the market for over 140 days with another agent. As soon as I engaged F. Ron Smith and David Berg, they ensured that nothing was overlooked. Less then a month later, the house was sold for more money that it was previously listed for with the other agent. Ron and David are easy to work with and extremely detailed. This is the second deal I've done with them (they represented the seller of my current home) and both deals have been seamless. Class act.
Bought a home in 2017 in Beverly Glen, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
Honest, knowledgeable, professional. David and Ron have a clear understanding of the Southern California Real Estate Market. They always answer your call and respond timely to all your needs especially when problems araise.
Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $2.8M in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA.
David and Ron assisted our family in the sale of the home we grew up in. They took the time to understand not only the unique architectural qualities of our home and its location, but also understood the sentimental aspects of this sale. Their high level of expertise and professionalism in the westside residential real estate market was apparent from our first meeting. Their service and advice throughout the entire process yielded results above and beyond our expectations. Would highly recommend their services!
Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $2.8M in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA.
David and Ron just sold our Brentwood home. Our experience was seamless and very successful --getting well over our asking price. They're intimately knowledgable with the area and comparable homes. They had accurate advice on how much we should invest in order for the house to show it's full potential. They took care of everything from hiring painters, cleaners, tree trimmers etc. and helped us get through escrow with some extenuating circumstances (being out of town) They were always available by phone, text or email. They made the entire process stress free. They are professional and personable and I would gladly use them again.
Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $1.7M in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA.
Ron and David helped us close a deal that my husband and I had lost nearly all hope of closing. We live in West Los Angeles, where buying a home that satisfies all one’s wishes can be a frustrating endeavor. We had one particular home in mind, and they stuck with us through a uniquely complicated foreclosure to help us win the property. They are extremely knowledgeable about the market, business savvy, personable, and communicative. They also have a tremendous network of contacts, across the brokerage, lending, and development communities. We strongly recommend this dynamic duo.
Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $1.95M in Westwood, Los Angeles, CA.
After interviewing several realtors, we decided on David and Ron. They were very knowledgable about the market and came up with a solid plan to maximize what we got for our home. They listened to us, understood our goals and delivered. We could not be happier with the result and recommend them unequivocally.
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $1.55M in North of Montana, Santa Monica, CA.
When it came time to put my Santa Monica condo on the market, I knew exactly who I would call, F. Ron Smith. He has such knowledge of the area and the market we are in at any given time. He will "hold your hand" through the arduous process of prepping your home for market and then onto the listing phase. He negotiated a great deal for me in such a quick time period. This is my 5th transaction with him and he will always be my go to realtor in the future.