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Meet David Brenton

David Brenton has over 48 years of experience in new home construction, commercial real estate and, his specialty, residential real estate. While some may consider real estate a career or even a side job, for David it is truly a calling. Few, if any, within the real estate industry can match his combination of knowledge and passion.

David and his wife, Jane (Mennel), have been married since 1978 and are both life-long residents of Indianapolis’ Southside. David has always enjoyed calling the Southside home and is a graduate of Southport High School (Class of 1974). David is a lifelong member of Faith United Church of Christ and was also involved at Southport Presbyterian Church. David and Jane now attend Rocklane Christian Church and are active in the Rocklane Riders Group and enjoy volunteering.

His wife, Jane is a Pharmacy Inventory Technician for St. Francis Hospital. They have two daughters, each of whom graduated from Perry Meridian High School and Butler University, as well as two sons-in-law and four grandchildren. David’s hobbies include riding his Honda Goldwing motorcycle, fishing, boating, racquetball and spending time with his family.

David is a passionate Father and Grandfather and takes the responsibility of family very seriously. As a business owner, David emphasizes putting family first and finding the balance in life between home and work. Since David’s grandson Spencer Smith was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes in 2014, David has been active in fundraising and supporting Type One Research and providing support for his Grandson and family.

With over 48 years of housing industry experience, David’s in-depth knowledge of construction processes, new housing projects and historical construction timelines is invaluable to both his Team and clients. He is a walking housing industry resource, able to recall houses and clients from decades ago as well as the details of their transactions.

David takes continuing education seriously and strives to be at the top of his game. He has spent countless hours learning about the latest technologies, home staging techniques, luxury home marketing strategies, and how best to assist those facing short sale or foreclosure. He specializes in working with sellers, assisting buyers and aiding seniors with their moving needs.

David’s Professional Honors & Awards:

2009 – Honored by Southside MIBOR with the Spirit Award
2005 – Received the F.C. “Bud” Tucker Community Service Award from MIBOR
2003 – Received Lifetime Achievement Award from RE/MAX International
1999 – Named Most Professional REALTOR®/Broker by Builder’s Association of Greater Indianapolis
1998 – Inducted into the RE/MAX International Hall of Fame
1997 – Named REALTOR® of the Year by Southside MIBOR
1993 – Named REALTOR® of the Year by RE/MAX Select

David’s Professional Activities/Board Services:

2014 – 2019 IAR, Board of Directors
2016    MIBOR Service Corporation Board of Directors, President
1994 – 2016 MIBOR MLS Committee
2009 – 2016 Allen F. Hainge CyberStars
2013 – 2015 MIBOR, Board of Directors
2012 – 2014 Johnson County Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors
2010 – 2014 Johnson County Development Corporation, Board of Directors
2009 – 2010 Southside Housing Alliance, Advertising Chairperson
2008 – 2010 INHP Advisory Board for Funds Development, Advisory Board
2008 – 2009 Indiana REALTORS Leadership Academy, 08-09 Member
2007 – 2010 MIBOR REALTOR Foundation, Board of Directors
2006 – 2007 Indiana CRS Council, Program Chair
2004 – 2005 Indiana CRS Council, Treasurer
2004 – 2006 Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis, Public Relations
2003 – 2004 Southside MIBOR, Chair for the Bylaws Revision Committee
1999 – 2005 GRI Board of Governors
2000 – 2001 MIBOR Assistant Task Force
1998 – 2000 Builder/ REALTOR® Task Force
1998 – 1998 Industry Focus Group
1997 – 1998 Real Estate Academy of Leadership, Graduate

David’s Professional Designations:

  • Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR)
  • Accredited Home-Staging Specialist (AHS)
  • Certified Residential Broker (CBR)
  • Consumer-Certified Real Estate Consultant (C-CREC)
  • Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
  • Certified Default Resolution Specialist (CDRS)
  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS)
  • Certified Marketing Professional (CMP)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Certified New Home Sales Person (CSP)
  • Certified Short Sale Buyer Representation (CSSBR)
  • Online Real Estate Professional (e-PRO)
  • Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI)
  • Master Graduate of Real Estate Institute (MGRI)
  • Quality Service Certified (QSC)
  • Real Estate Academy of Leadership (REAL)
  • Seniors’ Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

David’s Work Experience:

01/2013 – Present      Broker/Owner, David Brenton’s Team, Real Estate Services
08/2006 – 12/2012     Broker/Associate, RE/MAX Select, REALTORS
11/2004 – 08/2006     Broker/Owner, DAVID BRENTON’S TEAM
01/2003 – 11/2004     Broker/Manager, RE/MAX Select, REALTORS
01/2000 – 12/2002     Broker/Associate, RE/MAX Select, REALTORS
11/1992 – 12/1999     Sales Associate, RE/MAX Select, REALTORS
04/1992 – 10/1992     Sales Associate, Tomorrow Realty
09/1990 – 04/1992     General Manager, Tri-Mark Homes
04/1984 – 09/1990     President, Brenton Construction Inc.
08/1978 – 04/1984     Construction Manager, Project Manager, Deluxe Homes
06/1976 – 08/1978     President, Brenton Construction Company
06/1974 – 06/1976     Draftsman/Estimator, Wilson-Blazek Builders, Inc.

David’s Education:

2000 – Indiana Brokers License
1992 – Indiana Real Estate License
1976 – IUPUI Construction Technology
1974 – Graduate, Central Nine Vocational School, Greenwood, Indiana
1974 – Graduate, Southport High School, Indianapolis, Indiana