Testimonials

"We can't say enough good things about Dan. He is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, clear, good with the details, and has great resources in the area. We were new the area, and it was great to have an agent who really knows the market all around Berkeley. He was extremely patient with our shifting needs and sensitive to what we wanted. He ultimately navigated us through a really difficult sale with some challenging sellers. And he's a a lovely guy -- not a pushy sales guy at all. We highly recommend him."

Frank and Kim
Berkeley parents and homebuyers

"Dan has a genuine, competent, and down-to-earth way of approaching the big and potentially emotionally-laden issue of buying or selling a home. He helped me feel confident that now was the right time to sell by providing current information about what was happening in the local market, and by enabling me to see what my options were so that I could present my home in the best light possible. In addition, he provided an excellent overview of the Sotheby's advantage when it comes to marketing reach."

Jeanne C
Piedmont Seller

"I bought my first property with Dan. I had no experience and he took the time to explain everything to me. I then bought a second one with Dan as well. These are properties for investment and he was really helpful in finding them and getting the deal done in a timely manner. Dan is very responsive and always available. Once I bought my condos, he helped me to advertise them, and in less than a week my two condos were filled with tenants, thanks to Dan. For sure I will use Dan's service again for my next property."

Gilles A.
Oakland property investor

"Dan helped us to buy an investment property. He was very professional and also looked out for our interests. He was very helpful in educating us about the market and helped us through every step of the buying process. We couldn't have gone through the stressful buying/bidding process and landed ourselves our dream property without the help of Dan."

I highly recommend him to anyone who is seriously looking for a property.

Willie & Alice
Oakland investors

“Dan was instrumental in helping me find an investment property. His market research was excellent and the entire process was enjoyable. His expertise in negotiating was critical in acquiring the property I wanted. I would recommend Dan to any buyer of a residential property.

After remodeling this property, I again called upon Dan to list the property for sale. He produced professional marketing materials and helped with the pricing of the property based on solid comparable properties. The property sold for full price within two weeks of the listing. Dan facilitated all aspects of the sale. He can be counted on to represent anyone in the sale of their property.

I was very pleased with Dan’s real estate skills—as well as with the quality of the documentation he produced. He provided excellent service and I cannot be more pleased with the results of his outstanding efforts. He was always easy to contact and readily available to help. Overall, I would give Dan the strongest possible recommendation, as he provides work of very high quality, he is honest, and he is interested in doing the job right and doing it well!”

Ken D.
real estate investor, Lafayette

 "Dan is a true professional who is intelligent, knowledgeable, and dedicated to helping people."

Jill B.
longtime local area resident

 “Dan was very professional and responsive. He was a hard worker, and I would refer him to any friends or colleagues. Dan was helpful from beginning to end.”

Josh
Claremont Hills homebuyer

"I feel like we really lucked out when we met Dan. Aside from being the smartest agent you're likely to meet, he's also the hardest working and possibly the nicest. Dan is just a great guy. If you're going through the process of buying a house, you want someone exactly like Dan. If you're serious about your search, it's going to take some time to find the right property and you want someone like Dan helping you out through every step of the process.

Before we met Dan, we'd been looking for a home for a long time without much luck. He helped us focus on what we really wanted and hone in on our first home purchase. We looked at many properties in the East Bay. Dan was always on time and offered helpful insights into the house, the neighborhoods, the surrounding neighborhoods, etc. Whatever we needed to know Dan had the answer or could get it quickly.

Once we found what was going to be our new home, Dan helped us negotiate the price, understand the incredibly complicated paperwork process, walked us through reams of document signings with the builder, the title company and finally the various property disclosures, all with patience and great sense of humor.

I cannot recommend Dan highly enough. When it comes time to sell our place and find our next home, Dan is going to be the first person I call."

Andrew H.
Richmond homebuyer

"Dan helped me buy my first home. I was a total rookie and he guided me through the whole process with patience and kindness. He was always available to answer my questions and never put any pressure on me. After helping me find the perfect house, he had outside resources come in and evaluate any potential issues so I knew exactly what I was getting. I felt very informed and confident that I was making the right choice. When it came time to make the offer, Dan navigated and negotiated his way through heavy competition and closed the deal (it helped too that his darling wife was also rooting for me!). I am now a happy and proud home owner and if I ever need any advice, or professional resources, Dan is the person I call.

I highly recommend him if you're buying a house!"

Joanna
Rockridge homebuyer

 “We had a great experience working with Dan on purchasing our first home. Dan was very patient and easygoing when we made decisions. His knowledge about location, price, and future prospects was informative and helpful in making our final decision. We were also pleased with all the referrals he gave us for contractors and home inspectors.

We felt that PBG really looked after our interests, and without their help we would have taken much longer in purchasing a property. Their service is great!”

John, Stacey, and Ruijing
Oakland homebuyers