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David Coddington has always approached his life and work with untiring enthusiasm. Hurdling himself wholeheartedly into life, embracing it with both arms, and going the extra mile are as natural for him as breathing. He takes great pleasure in his work as well as his continued relationships with his clients. These relationships go far beyond the final transaction and are frequently rewarded with referrals and repeat business. Over time, the negotiations may be forgotten, but those friendships endure.

With David's vast experience in real estate, it is well known that if you want information on the current real estate market in Mendocino… David is the person to call. David started his successful real estate career in 1999 and soon became a top producer. In 2005, David opened his own brokerage, Big River Realty, in the coastal town of Mendocino. Before becoming a REALTOR®, David owned his own boat and worked in the fishing industry while simultaneously working in the building industry. David's familiarity with the area provides an insider's perspective that is an advantage to his many contented clients.

For buyers who haven't lived in rural areas, it is essential to call upon David's knowledge of living on the north coast. David moved to the coast in 1971 to pursue a lifelong passion of homesteading a raw piece of land from the ground up. Along with his wife, he developed the land, built a home, and raised children in a healthy environment. He continues to enjoy growing and harvesting food from the abundant organic gardens and orchards on the property. Being a lover of the outdoors, David  also enjoys the many opportunities offered along the coast to hike, fish, golf, dive in the ocean, kayak in the river or sea, or to just appreciate the beauty of the natural world.

For sellers, David provides the best possible service and market exposure in property sales. With many successful years in real estate, David is at the top of the game providing great attention to detail, experience with investing in real estate, as well as experience in developing properties. With steady correspondence, he keeps his clients well informed of market trends and current conditions. Feeling blessed in calling this area home, David finds great joy in introducing people to the Mendocino community.


We were truly lucky to have David of Big River Realty help us with selling my late mother's property. David was so sensitive to our situation, yet so very helpful in all practical matters. He had a name and number for any work that needed to be done; he listened attentively to our thoughts and questions, then provided wise and concrete answers. We got our property sold quickly, at the price we wanted, with ease and satisfaction.  - TK

David and his office staff did a great job helping me make decisions by always presenting accurate information and plausible options to consider. My phone calls and emails were always responded to in a timely fashion. David is a great communicator and a very knowledgeable Realtor, especially regarding the Mendocino County coast. I'm very pleased that I chose to have my house listed with David.  - LF