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Our relationship with Dana Horne Realty began about 30 years ago when Dana helped us buy our third home in Mira Mesa. The market was tight and not many homes were available. Dana spent countless hours searching homes (pre-Internet) using the MLS listings, working with his peers in the industry, and networking in the real estate market. That was when we knew he would be our life-long agent. We had worked with others, but over the years, Dana and his staff were clearly head and shoulders above the rest.
Some agents base their business solely on how much money they can make and don’t necessarily “invest” in establishing strong client relationships. With Dana Horne Realty, it has always been a strong partnership.
Their knowledgeable counsel and insights made the home purchase experience less daunting, and their ability to work well with other agents while representing their client’s interest is stupendous. Their menu of services has continuously expanded, and they specialize in helping you buy a home in any market condition.
When you’re looking to enter, re-enter, or sell a home, we recommend Dana Horne Realty without reservations. They provide personalized service you can count on, which, these days, is a highly-valued commodity.
We would like to thank you for your very professional and personal service in our home sale. We very much appreciate your advice in pricing and marketing, which made the selling of our home go so quickly. Everyone we worked with at Dana Horne Realty was very knowledgeable and made us feel that our sale was very important. We would most certainly recommend Dana Horne Realty to anyone considering selling their home.
Deep in our heart is our gratitude for all your help in selling our property, for all your efforts and time, for your patience during our frustrations and for your encouraging words when we were downhearted. You are the best, and we know we couldn’t have any other broker and team better than yours to handle the transaction!
Dana Horne recently helped us buy a home in South Mission Beach and it couldn’t have gone smoother. Dana and his team were extremely responsive, knowledgeable, and professional. He knew the area very well and was able to point out the pros and cons of beach living. We found him to be very honest and never pushy, as he showed us countless properties! I would highly recommend them and will use their services again!
My first income properties: two condos in Mira Mesa, were purchased through Dana Horne in 1985. Since that time, I have used Dana & his accomplished staff to purchase and sell several properties. My latest dealing with Dana involved a house in Scripps Ranch that my sister and I inherited from my mother. My sister resides in London, England, and I live in Buena Vista, Mexico. What could have been a very difficult process was made so simple by Dana and his staff. The house was sold in record time for a record sum. All documents were sent electronically to Mexico and England, where my sister and I signed and returned them electronically. Listing to close of escrow took less than three months, and this all occurred during the spring of 2013, which most would consider a depressed real estate market.
Each transaction I have experienced with Dana has been handled in the most professional manner. Under Dana’s guidance, his expert agents and office staff have grown over the last thirty years into a team with unmatched resourcefulness & integrity. He has such in-depth local knowledge and insight of San Diego and surrounding areas, and I credit Dana’s expertise with allowing me to become a successful real estate investor.
I would highly recommend Dana to anyone seeking a professional, pressure-free experience.
In such an unstable market, it was difficult to find honest and trustworthy help with my short sale, but I found much relief in the quality of service I received from Dana Horne’s office. They went far beyond my expectations and were truly an answer to my prayers. Finally, someone who really defended my best interest and communicated with me every step of the way! I am forever grateful and will work with no one else for future real estate matters. For anyone who has lost faith in good help, I would definitely recommend they work with Dana Horne Realty. It was the smartest decision I made.
Although the situation was complex regarding the sale of a residence for which I was responsible as the trustee, involving an estate, Dana Horne Realty handled all aspects of the transaction with skill and care. Although I can release no information about the estate itself, I feel it is appropriate to comment on the nature and quality of the services provided by Dana Horne Realty so that others may have my opinion for their own consideration.
Dana Horne Realty provided an effective and knowledgeable approach to the listing price, to solutions to required repairs, to interactions with multiple potential buyers, and to selection of and communications with effective escrow and title services.
This residence was listed and sold, and the escrow was closed, in what has been described as a “down” market. In particular, prior statements made by other real estate agents as to the sell-ability, to the potential selling price, and to property repair approaches, if followed and pursued, would have resulted in substantially lower proceeds. Dana Horne Realty, on the other hand, provided a realistic approach to handling repairs in a situation that did not include a large amount of funds for repairs. Even so, the repairs resulted in a residential property that had an excellent functionality and appearance.
The office personnel at Dana Horne Realty, including Dana Horne himself, consistently advised me at the events and choices relating to the listing, sale, and escrow. Further, they worked with me person-to-person as well as via telephone and Internet communications. The personnel at this agency demonstrated personal integrity as to their handling of the financial aspects, as well as intelligent explanations and handling of the documents related to the transactions.
I hope these comments are helpful to anyone considering selling a residential property.
I wanted to send you a note to thank you again for the great job you and your staff did as our Realtor in the purchase of our Mission Beach condo. We have now had the experience of working with your company to both sell and buy condos. Carla and Dawn were a pleasure to work with and got us through the whole process as painlessly as possible. Based to a great extent on the advice we received from Dana Horne Realty, we sold high and bought low.
I would recommend your company without hesitation to anyone in the market to buy or sell property. Please feel free to give potential clients our name and contact information if they would like to hear from previous clients.
I just received word that the property you were selling for me closed escrow two days early! All I can say is “GREAT WORK!” and “Thanks A Million!” I have not sold many properties in my life, but this sale was as smooth as a sale could be. I applaud you and Dawn and the rest of your staff for an extraordinary job in making this a delightful experience.
I would like to recap the details of what I saw in the way you do business that make Dana Horne Realty an exceptional company to work with:
-You take the time to educate the seller as to what to do to make the property the most sellable. Your thoroughness and attention to detail was particularly evident.
-You have subcontractors that do their work with such professionalism that it is obvious to me that they have great respect for you, which is conveyed to the seller.
-You have the talent to set up a plan and then the watchfulness to ensure it is carried out.
-You have the courage to bring the truth about the market and the property to the buyer, even when it is not what they want to hear. Your credibility and sincerity combine to “sell” the truth and make it palatable.
-You have a talent for very accurately assessing not only the property but the market as well.
-You and your staff are very efficient in getting the myriad of documents explained, organized, and signed.
This, I am sure, makes the escrow experience far less painful than one might expect. In this day and age, when everyone is looking for the “cheapest” solution to everything, including selling a property, I can truthfully say that working with you and your staff, I can truthfully say without hesitation that after working with your staff: “It was worth it!” Thanks again, and you can count on me to recommend you to any friend of mine who needs a Realtor.
Many thanks to all of you involved in executing the sale and the closing of my property on Rancho Bernardo Road. In spite of my residency in Houston, everything went very smooth and fast. I am very pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend Dana Horne Realty to anyone who desires fast and friendly service.