As a second-generation real estate agent specializing in Oakland, Berkeley and Piedmont real estate with career sales in excess of $500 million, Dana knows what it takes to be successful in today’s market. Since 2007, she has been recognized by the Grubb Company as a “Shining Star”, one of the top 4 Agents company-wide. Consistently recognized by her clients as providing superior service, Dana was voted “Favorite East Bay Realtor” in J. Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards in 2017.
It is no accident that Dana’s sales volume is among the highest in the company year after year. In large part, it comes down to her philosophy: high touch with high tech. Dana finds that selling high value/unique assets is largely a people business because every transaction is unique. She believes that her clients deserve to be treated with her personal attention on every matter that is important to them.
Yet, from a marketing perspective, the ways of reaching potential buyers and sellers of properties has evolved at an unprecedented pace. With over 90% of home buyers now starting their process on the web, Dana believes that to truly be successful in this market, an internet based marketing strategy must be central to a property’s presentation. She retains a full-time internet marketing manager who ensures that her properties receive maximum exposure and that she embraces the latest tools available for the benefit of her clients. It’s hard to argue with her results; her listings consistently sell faster than the local market.
Beyond her philosophy, Dana is both passionate and savvy about residential real estate and truly cares about her client’s success. Her outstanding follow-through, meticulous attention to detail, excellent negotiating and communication skills enable her to successfully represent her clients in today’s increasingly competitive residential real estate marketplace.
For sellers, Dana expertly guides her clients through the process, from selecting the ideal time for their property to go on the market to helping decide which improvements or maintenance items are necessary, and in determining a strategic price to maximize their sale. Dana then manages the whole process with her team of painters, handymen, gardeners and stagers to ensure that her clients present an attractive opportunity to prospective buyers. Her comprehensive marketing plan encompasses multiple types of media including the all important internet, print media and her personal networking within the real estate community.
For buyers, Dana succeeds because she has an in-depth knowledge of the local neighborhoods and school districts that one only gets from living in the various neighborhoods for almost 40 years. She is the type of agent who listens intently to her clients’ goals. She is experienced at writing offers that win the deal. Once escrow opens, Dana follows the process closely, taking care of all the details so that her clients can focus on other important issues such as financing their purchase, moving, and preparing to enjoy their new home.
Dana truly becomes your partner in every residential transaction.
What Dana’s clients have to say:
Adam and I cannot thank you enough for all your work in selling our house and helping our family buy a new home in Piedmont. You were the “dream” agent we had hoped to find: organized, attentive to every detail, and always available and responsive to our many questions. With so many details to be considered and so much money at stake, it’s comforting to feel you have someone who is totally competent and trustworthy on your side. Jennifer
Thank you for walking us through our first home purchase and being there for us every step of the way. We would only have wanted to share this exciting feat with you and we very much appreciate your counsel, insight, support and very hard work. We love our home and are thrilled. - Amy Jo and Aaron
It’s over. It’s time to thank you for all the help you’ve given us. Your extraordinary energy directed us to focus on the tasks we had to accomplish to get our home to “show “its best. All your hard work made it possible for us to buy our “next chapter” home. - Fondly, Ricky and Gerry
To the Best Realtor Ever! Thanks for selling our house for us. You did a great job representing us. - Best, Heidi, Bob & Lena
If we were wonderful sellers it was because we had a dynamic agent! We can’t begin to tell you how lucky we feel to have had you as our agent. You were a tremendous help and were always there when we needed you. Our love and good wishes, - Eva & Frank
Thank you for all your help finding our perfect first home. There is no way we could have done it without you. We so appreciate all of your advice and expertise guiding us through the whole process - Dana and Lee
I want to thank you for doing such a great job in marketing the house and representing us in the sale. You were very through, professional and reliable. You are truly a great realtor! - Kim
What other agents have to say:
Thank you for your patience and all your efforts in helping complete this transaction successfully. Your reputation is definitely based on fact! - Nancy H.
Just a quick note to acknowledge all the incredible hard work that went into the preparation of your offer. Inspectors, loan brokers, appraiser, neighbors and more, all were consulted - it was clear. I think few in the world can imagine the amount of due diligence that has to go into a non-contingent offer like yours. I do! As I said in my phone call - it’s wonderful working with a real pro! - Barry P.
Thanks again for a very pleasant transaction and your lovely buyers….. Let’s play together again soon! - Stan H.
Thanks for being such a joy to work with. - Regina J.