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Dave Leach


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T 503-704-0946
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Looking for that perfect beach house get away at the coast? Or perhaps you’re ready to settle down at the coast, possibly in your first home? Or maybe you have decided to invest in rental properties? You have come to the right place. Dave knows the area, knows the houses, and know the importance of finding that perfect home for you, your family, and even your four-legged loved ones. Dave brings 26 years of sales and marketing experience and is a skilled negotiator who delivers excellent client service.


Understanding his client’s needs is in order to help them achieve their goals is paramount. Dave’s approach is to develop lasting relationships with his clients, built on honesty, integrity, and respect, so that you too can find the joy he has discovered living at the Oregon coast. He is here to un-complicate the business of buying a home and to direct all the necessary inspections and information needed to close the deal. Please feel free to pick up the phone or stop by anytime in order to bounce around ideas and talk about real estate.


He grew up in Ohio going to University of Toledo in order to get his BBA in accounting, and then to Western Michigan University for his MBA, but is happy to finally landed here, on the north Oregon coast.

Dave worked in academic publishing and library information management industries for years making information available to wide audiences for decision making. During this time, he traveled the country extensively and lived in multiple cities, eventually stumbling across Oregon. He fell in love. Thirteen years ago he left San Francisco for the Pacific Northwest drawn by the beauty, clean beaches, outdoor adventures, and the relaxed spirit.

The most important lesson Dave learned while traveling and relocating is that there is no place like a real home. Home is where we connect with friends, family, and community. Home is a sanctuary, allowing us to rejuvenate, grow, thrive, and celebrate life. And he’s found all that right here, in his remodeled 1960 beach cottage, two blocks from the ocean in a peaceful Manzanita neighborhood. He and his two Yorkshire terriers, Oscar and Alfred, are surrounded by a passionate, diverse coastal community. Let him help you find your piece of paradise at the Oregon coast.

What Dave’s clients have to say:

“When we decided to sell our home in Beach House, it was important that we find a realtor who was responsive and professional. Dave Leach surpassed our expectations. The amount of research and preparation he did made everything go very smoothly. He kept us up to date on all activity which was helpful as we were not in the area. His marketing tools and connections were especially impressive. Dave is a gem in the realtor business, we highly recommend him and would not hesitate to trust him again with our real estate needs.”

– Cliff & Sandy

“I’ve worked with Dave on and off for over fifteen years and have grown to trust him to give me candid advice on what is and isn’t possible to close a deal, or how best to represent terms so as to make them palatable to both sellers and buyers. I have found Dave to be a thoughtful strategist, as well as an excellent listener, with good retention and follow-through. He’s a creative and pragmatic problem solver, candid, and thoughtful. He’s well informed and informative.”

– Mark S.

Dave Leach has a keen understanding of what will make a sales work and is very effective tracking details to insure the sale closes smoothly. I have learned much from Dave and endorse him heartily.”

– Brad R.

“I have to take a minute and give Mr. Dave Leach all of the kudos and respect I can – and it won’t possibly cover what he did for us even in the slightest. We are the family reviewed on June 30th in his blog. I need to cut through the humble exterior and let you guys all know that this man is a gift to the industry. We came to him on the verge of being homeless, with a life changing decision to make. We had been tossed out by a crooked landlord and we had short timeline to decide if we were going to stay and keep building my career and put ourselves in another predatory renting situation given our family size or if we were going to move back to the family farm and scrap everything and start over from scratch. Then we met Dave – after he heard about our situation he put a third option on the table: “how about you let me try and get you into the house you guys really want?” At this point I figured it was worth a try. We placed our trust in Dave and it was not a bad bet. He worked hard from day one. He never gave up nor would he let me give up on myself. No matter the complication, question, or confusion he was there. He had a steadfast professional demeanor and caring persona that let me know he was in our corner. I don’t know what we would have done with anyone else. Dave, Living Room Realty, and Summit Funding were nothing less than a blessing in our greatest moment of need. In the end we got this beautiful “Dollhouse” as my 3 year old put it. We are so tickled that we get to wake up every morning in “our home.” It would not have been possible without Dave Leach and who he is at his core. This is a job but he also really cares and it shines through in his every action. For a moment our family was his family and our problems were his problems. He never gave up…not once, and we could not be more thankful!” 

– Nathan R.

“We would highly recommend Dave.  As our primary home was a state away, Dave was our eyes and ears for the purchase.  He happily helped us with inspections, and finding qualified contractors.  This is our first home on the coast and not only did Dave find us a home our family will treasure for generations but since he lives here he helped advise us on coastal home living. We have bought and sold may homes before and we can honestly say that Dave is by far the most professional realtor we have ever worked with.”

– Georgia K.

Dave's Blog Posts

Nehalem Starter Home — Coastal Life As Well

Living on the Oregon Coast is a dream had by many people. With the rising cost of homes in Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler, it has become almost impossible for young families and people working in the local economy. However dreams do come true. Sellers Tom and Cynthia had a small second home on a third... More

Manzanita Good Life Pine Ridge

Clients Alicia and Steve were a complete delight to work with over the last several months. Theirs is a story I have heard before and was thrilled they were able to make it happen and live the beach life. Living in Seattle with traffic, fire smoke, and rising cost makes us all think about the... More

Easy Come Easy Go Manzanita Rental

One Showing and Sold! Jeff had a great rental property located on the edge of Manzanita. However sometime life is just easier not being a landlord. As Jeff’s Realtor, I said no problem as this is a great 3 bedroom, 2 bath house on half an acre fenced yard. Kitchen and baths had been remodeled... More

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