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.

Dave's Testimonials

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.

A steadfast professional demeanor and caring persona. 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.

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’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's Articles

Manzanita Beach 25 Years and Counting

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Congratulaltions to my lovely clients Bob and Sue on the quick sale of their beach house....

Rockaway Beach — Great Prices and Lake Lytle Views on the Oregon Coast

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Want a spectacluar Lake Lytle and mountain view? This home had upscale finishes throughout: Brazilian cherry...

Mountain Ocean Views on Ridge

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A hearty congratulations to my clients Bob and Sue on their new home in Manzanita. While...

Life in Manzanita

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After a couple of months of little to no business, Manzanita is opening back up making...

Rockaway Beach Short Term Rental

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This Capecod Style house won’t last long. With two bedrooms/two baths,  bonus loft, fireplace, deck, and...

Ocean Breezes Up Out of Tsunami Zone Manzanita

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Congratulations to Barry and Bev on the sale of their Beach Retreat. This home really had...

Tuck into the Trees Ocean Views Manzanita

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This is one of those coastal cabins tucked into the trees up on Beulah Reed Road...

Manzanita Golf Course View

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Denise and Roger scored exactly what they were looking for with this home sitting on the...

Surfs Up Cannon Beach Cabin

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A couple years back I met Mike and Lisa and they were looking for a small...

Nothing like Beachfront Living in Manzanita

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I want to give a warm welcome to Milli and Kevin for landing this great beach...

Arch Cape, Ocean Views, Mid-Century Modern

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This home has amazing ocean views and classic mid-century modern lines at the beach in beautiful...

Ocean View Lot – Neahkahnie

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Life at the Top! This oversized NeahKahNie Mountain ocean view lot is nestled among beautiful beach...

Oceanfront Rockaway the Wait was Worth It!

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Amazing OCEANFRONT HOME  in Rockaway Beach! Rachael had been looking for several years but we could...

Seamont Way Large Lot Views of Mountains

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Congratulations to Peter and Polly on the quick sale of their home. As a broker I...

Sandpiper Lane – Manzanita Stunning Beauty

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Your Needs Are Simple, You Require the Best! Now you can have it all including granite,...

Puffin Lane – Steps to Manzanita Beach and Surf

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What comes on the marker and is immediately sold?  A cute maintained cottage under $500K that...

Beach Pine Road – One Trip and Convinced

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Kathy and Bert were here to visit former clients Kit and Tony and fell in love...

Pine Street Manzanita Beach Dreamers — Home Sharing

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Welcome Beach Dreamers to your new Manzanita home located on a quiet side street, but close...

Low ball offer sticking to your guns – Beach houses sell!

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  Beach houses are basically a luxury item and most people dream about owning one at least...

Price it right, prep your home and it will sell!

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As a broker one of the toughest things to do is tell your sellers the value...

Easy Decisions – Beachhouse Fun

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Summer is in full swing and the desire to get away from it all at the beach...

Manzanita Ocean View

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What is better than a beach house on Neahkahnie Mountain? A beach house with great ocean...

Oceanside View

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A big shout out to Mark, Shannon and Ruby for the great find on the hillside...

174 Division St N Condo Getaway Manzanita

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I want to give a warm welcome to Claire and Pete for their recent decision to...

Land, Lots and Building

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Good things come to those who wait. My client Justine was looking for a coastal getaway...

Manzanita Beach Front Beauty – WAVE House

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Ever notice one house in the neighborhood that stands out to you? It is like having...

Cove Beach – Oregon Coast – Real Estate Dream Lot

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Ever think about building your own home? Andrew and Courtney were looking for privacy on the...

Manzanita Beach Cottage — Ocean Views

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This charming 1930’s Cottage was a fun to sell and classic Manzanita Real Estate! What was...

Manzanita On the Beach — Ocean Breezes, Sounds and Smells

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Spindrift Lane was the perfect listing! Great house and view and Sellers were a dream to...

Gearhart Dream House – 2 Minutes and Drive onto the Beach

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Lynn and Pat were great fun to work with this summer. Living in Colorado and wintering...

Manzanita Beach House Getting Your Share

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When you can’t afford to buy a beach house on the Oregon coast, have you ever...

Chieftain Rockaway — Four more for Beach House Fun

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Congrats to Ali, Chad, Greg and Rose on their new Nedonna Beach getaway! It started in...

Summer Dreams…Fall Nights…Winter Storms

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Congrats to Julia and Mark for taking the plunge and buying an amazing cottage at Classic...

Manzanita Beach House Remodel

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It was a bittersweet sale with 8880 Windward as it was time to sell the family...

Nehalem Starter Home — Coastal Life As Well

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Living on the Oregon Coast is a dream had by many people. With the rising cost...

Manzanita Good Life Pine Ridge

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Clients Alicia and Steve were a complete delight to work with over the last several months....

Easy Come Easy Go Manzanita Rental

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One Showing and Sold! Jeff had a great rental property located on the edge of Manzanita....

In Town, Beach Close, Whiskey Bar Closer! Manzanita Coastal Like!

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Congratulations to James, Jen and the boys on their new weekend summertime beach house getaway. Located...

Building in Manzanita Beach? Buying a Lot?

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Dreams come and dreams go! Finding your dream home isn’t always easy. You’ll spend time scouring...

Poplar Street – It’s a Family Affair – Manzanita Beach Getaway

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Last summer Maddie and Derek began dreaming about owning a beach house for family getaways. Sure...

SOLD Manzanita Lodgepole in the Summit

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    After two plus years, the right home came along for Jett and Paula! I...

Bay City Oregon Coast Real Estate Dream

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When you can’t find that perfect ocean or bay view house in your budget, what do...

Lumberjacks Welcome — Nehalem Land Sale

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My neighbor John has been looking for a lot to build giant garage to house his...

Beach Retreat — Best Deal in Manzanita — Looking for Love

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Ever wonder why a house does not sell? This charming 1,260 square foot house was one...

Build and They Will Come…The Beach

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When prices have risen and you cannot afford to buy an existing home at the beach,...

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