Broker / Realtor
David Karstedt was born in Houston, Texas, is a life-long resident of Bay Area Houston, attended Pasadena High School, studied Business at Sam Houston State University, and currently resides in El Lago.
As a realtor and broker, David has over 20-years real estate experience in Bay Area Houston and voted “Five-Star Real Estate Professional” by Texas Monthly Magazine every year since 2010. This award goes to the Top 3% Realtors in the state of Texas and in recognition of service excellence.
Today, David is the owner and broker of 1st Texas Realtors, a family owned and operated real estate brokerage since 2004. “My wife Simone Karstedt”, a childhood friend since the second grade, “is my full time partner in our business, you get twice the amount of excellent service and we do it all!”
David is an avid follower of Jesus Christ, attends One Life Church and truly enjoys serving others in this spirit. “Providing for my family, hard work, and making a difference in people’s lives is what drives me every day.” He also loves going to Astros baseball games with son, Jackson, playing pool with friends and family vacations in the Texas Hill Country and Galveston Island.
This dynamic duo is the real deal, we have used them for several transactions and they have been fabulous. One particular time it took us time to find “the one” and they were incredibly patient as we toured home after home. They always make the process easy and fun as they are just wonderful people. They’ve become two of our favorite people to do business and life with.
— Jennifer Youngdale Morgan
My wife and I bought a home in League City, David and Simone were our realtors recommended by friends, and boy did they live up to the hype! David and Simone worked with my wife and I for months looking at a lot of houses, and they did not give up on us. Once our offer was accepted on the house we bought they were fast, very professional, and quick to respond to the many questions that we had. They are just kind, very responsive, sharp, humble, and all-around awesome people to work with. Anybody that asks us for advice about what realtor to use will get a recommendation to go with David and Simone from us!
— Nathaniel Fisher