• David Lutman

    I find homes for people and pets in the LA area with emphasis along the coast from Hermosa Beach to Malibu as well as assistance in the Chicagoland area.


    I find homes for people and pets in the LA area with emphasis along the coast from Hermosa Beach to Malibu as well as assistance in the Chicagoland area.

Applying Midwestern Values to the Art of Buying and Selling Real Estate

“I find homes for people and pets in the Chicagoland area along with support in Southern California. It’s a big decision when you decide to move so it’s important to hire a property expert who does more than just “show up.” Having been raised in Kansas, I was taught to work hard, be genuine, honest and trustworthy – all qualities I display every day when working with clients and representing Compass Real Estate in two states.”


“I don’t often write reviews but I was happy to write this one. If you’re in the market for a broker/agent, David is one of the best. There are the tangibles of course: he knows his stuff inside and out, he’s punctual, professional, pro-active, responsive. And then there are the intangibles. There’s an art to the deal and understanding your client and the other side. This is where David really distinguishes himself. He’s intuitive, snap smart and will get your deal done while taking the stress out of it for you. He’s also one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. I couldn’t recommend him higher. You simply won’t go wrong.” 


“Dave is very patient and a pleasure to work with. He seemed to always be on the lookout for new properties, and set up custom searches for me that gave me daily alerts on potential properties. My buying timeline was a bit longer as I was in the process of relocating from another state, but he remained diligent and engaged through the entire process. I certainly would recommend him!”

RyanLakeview, Chicago, IL

“Dave was very helpful in helping me to sell my home. He was responsive and attentive throughout the entire process and ultimately we were able to sell it in just 2 days.”

JoshGoldcoast, Chicago, IL

“Hands down, I consider Dave a trusted partner-in-crime for buying property in Chicago. We started working with Dave while we were a) living in San Francisco b) during a time of super-low inventory in the city and c) had no focus as to what neighborhood we wanted (this was the third house we’ve purchased; but first time in Chicago).  Based on our list of wants, Dave helped navigate and focus on three neighborhoods. During our remote search, Dave was highly responsive, toured houses for us (took pics, videos), and provided his market insights on each property. As we narrowed our focus, our priority neighborhood had little to no inventory and when houses hit, they would be in contract within days. Given his relationships and pulse on the market – Dave let us know of properties coming on the market before they hit the MLS – which is how we ultimately found the house we bought. As we closed, Dave was with us every step of the way liaising with inspectors, lawyers, brokers, etc – all with a “happy to help” attitude and just fantastic sense of humor.”

FrancescaLakeview, Chicago, IL

“Dave’s a well rounded realtor and knows how to get properties moving.  He’s a knowledgable guy when it comes to knowing what the competition is and strategically pricing.  Dave helped me with the staging process and got my condo sold within a short couple of weeks.  I’d highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell their home!”

TomLakeview, Chicago, IL

“My husband and I used David to help us purchase our first home in Chicago.  David is a true professional and the most responsive agent I have ever worked with.  David is very knowledgeable of the market and will give you honest feedback regarding buying or selling your home.  I would highly recommend David as your next agent.  You will not be disappointed!” 

PeggyNorthcenter, Chicago, IL

“Dave is AWESOME!  He is extremely passionate about his profession, incredibly helpful, very patient (watching too many house buying reality shows didn’t make me the easiest person to deal with) and truly cares about his clients!  He kept our chins up during those stressful times that come along with home buying.  We really appreciate everything that Dave did to get us into our dream first home!  Couldn’t have done it without him!”

LaurenItasca, IL