Dave Morris is licensed by the State of Texas as a real estate agent and is an executive with San Antonio’s Keller Williams – Legacy Office. A native born San Antonian, Dave has a distinguished line of both business and personal successes to his credit.
Dave is the first-born son of a native New Yorker who had migrated to Texas in the late forties and who ultimately returned to New York City with his young family in the mid sixties when Dave was a young teenager. The combination of being a kid growing up in San Antonio’s slow paced lifestyle and becoming an adult in the fast-paced, highly competitive, big city environment that is the Big Apple has had a profound effect on Dave. A life-long strong work ethic, high drive level and overall “results driven” attitude have been his trademark. Dave attributes his lifetime of business, professional and personal successes to that special combination of refined “southern gentleman” professionalism with a no-nonsense “get the job done” big city hustle.
To earn extra money while in high school, Dave took a job as a burglar alarm installers helper. That extra-curricular activity was to prove valuable several years later.
Fresh out of high school and prior to entering college to work on his civil engineering degree, Dave planned a summer motorcycle trip to Mexico. That trip ended on a crowded Mexico City street when a hit and run driver put him in the hospital in another big city only this time with a definite language barrier. While recuperating, Dave had to work hard to pick up enough of the Spanish language to communicate with those around him. Once well and after months of emersion in Mexican culture, history and language, Dave decided to stay in Mexico and perfect his Spanish and further his understanding of the cultural differences that make up our closest international neighbor. Four years later, and with a second language in his back pocket, Dave returned to his native San Antonio to get started on that civil engineering degree.
While in college, Dave’s chemistry professor (a person he admired very much), suffered a devastating burglary of her home. Having had prior experience installing burglar alarms, Dave offered to install a security system in the professors home that weekend – free of charge. That action resulted in a flood of interest from other instructors as well as fellow students. So much so that Dave decided to take a semester off and attempt to make a go at starting a burglar alarm business. Dave sold the resulting enterprise almost twenty years later in 1993 for a handsome, seven figure sum after achieving status as the seventh largest security alarm company in Texas.
During those years, Dave picked up real properties for both personal as well as business purposes. Despite the soaring interest rates of the early eighties and flat values that followed, Dave made the right decisions and never lost money on any real estate transaction. The decision to take on real estate as a full-time endeavor was an easy one. Assisting clients in both the sale and purchase of real investments has been very rewarding and has gained him the respect of a large and growing clientele. Hard work, tenacity and a sincere hustle coupled with an attention to detail and an organized method of task accomplishment has earned Dave a reputation as a professional among his peers.