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Dear Danielle,

Now that the dust has settled I want to take this opportunity to comment on my appreciation for the professional manner with which you handled the sale of my home at 4722 La Noria in Rancho Santa Fe.

From our very first meeting, you helped me focus on what was needed to re-direct the marketing of a home that had been languishing for a year without an offer.

First, you convinced me that you could sell this home and at a price that was consistent with what I believed was true. Next, you convinced me of the value of a major re-staging. Those aspects were a challenge for me and left me feeling overwhelmed. You quickly sensed my struggle and immediately put together a team of organizers and artisans that made that mountain shrink to a mole hill. The whole package worked like a charm- a wonderful experience for me.  Rest assured, I will recommend you to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home.

 

Warm Personal Regards,

Pete LaDow

July, 2018

 

Danielle handled both the purchase of my home and its subsequent sale 7 years later.  Unfortunately (for Danielle), neither transaction was easy.  Danielle’s patience is legendary.  As our buyer’s agent, she looked at dozens and dozens of homes with us over a two-year period.  When we finally settled on the home we ultimately bought, she helped us maneuver through some hiccups in the transaction and when we finally closed, my family had our dream house!  Unfortunately (for me), that did not last, and for personal reasons, I had to sell the home.  It took an incredible two years to get the house on the market, but Danielle was again more than patient.  I recently closed on the house and the result was more than I could have hoped for.  As the seller’s agent, her knowledge and experience in real estate transactions became apparent when dealing with contingencies in the home sale.  Her recommendations for negotiations and repairs were spot on.  Her tactfulness in dealing with both parties – sellers and buyers – was indispensable to moving the sale to closing.  As a real estate agent, she represented my interests well.  Beyond that, as a human being, Danielle is genuinely a good, honest and caring person.  She’s a great listener and is very easy to deal with and communicate with.  I would recommend her in a heartbeat.

Lorene Danga

June, 2018

 

 

I interviewed 4 of the top Real Estate Agents in the San Diego housing market, with particular expertise in my area Carmel Valley.  It was a difficult process choosing the person I wanted to work with, since all 4 had great resumes and made excellent presentations.  I chose Danielle Short of Coldwell Banker based on her obvious experience and knowledge in the very active area where we'd resided for 7 years.  

It was an excellent choice from day one.  She was very well prepared and had  relevant information on the history of the market and the most recent comps and sales activity.  She put together a marketing plan......gave insightful  advice on staging.....and held agent caravans and selective open houses.  All along she kept close contact with us and was encouraging and practical in her approach.  The result was an offer within the first 2 weeks and another within 30 days.  We strategized the negotiation and she skillfully guided us to a final and very satisfactory sale. Danielle has very effective personal skills and has an exhaustive list of handymen and service type experts that make the process smooth and comfortable.  The key is her professionalism.....and importantly her human touch throughout the transaction. I highly recommend Danielle as top tier Real Estate Agent.    

Sincerely,  David Loretta

May, 2018

 

 

We first met Danielle 14 years ago when she represented us in our relocation from Florida to Carlsbad, and she was the first and only agent we called when we recently downsized -- one of the smartest financial and personal decisions we've ever made.  Danielle came through in every way.  She strategically priced the home we were selling, enabling us to buy our dream condo, which she also expertly negotiated.  If you want somebody who has your back every step of the way, she's the agent for you. 

(Of course, you're also the nicest agent in town!)

Debbie and Frank DeSilva 

January, 2018

 

 

Thank you Danielle and we are so appreciative of your efforts and constant vigilance.

Warmly,

Paul and Cleo Schimmel

November, 2017

 

 

Danielle,  

We want to thank you for all your help and going that extra mile for us to sell our home and complete the transaction.  We will miss you! 

John and Stacey Mueller August, 2017

 

 

Danielle,

Firstly we both want to thank you very seriously for the trouble and time you took to give us such a well designed and full of specifics overview tour of the property market in and around Rancho Santa Fe. As a result we have a clear grasp of the options and their implications and we were immensely grateful that at no time did you attempt to rush or pressure us in any way. We felt we had been handled really professionally.......and treated as adults!

Thanks to you, we were able to conclude that there are locations, houses and prices with which we could be very happy at some point in our lives; but we are not quite ready yet to make the move from New York. So for the next few years we are going to stay put.

You can be sure that if we come across any New Yorkers, or anyone else for that matter, contemplating a move to the area we will encourage them strongly to contact you.  You certainly have the knack for introducing 'newbies' to the area in a very attractive and effective way.

With best wishes from us both,

Ingrid and Christopher Rankin, May 2017

 

 

 

Danielle,

We can't thank you enough for doing such a fantastic job in selling our home. Things worked out beautifully, and we are very happy with the outcome.

Wishing you all the best.

Burt and Laverne Guetz  January, 2017

 

 

 

Good afternoon Danielle,

2016 is long year and there has been so many things happening.  Our family finally moved into a new and lovely house in Carmel Valley and this is completely due to your best work which brought us this good fortune.  My wife and I sincerely believe you are the best real estate agent and we truly appreciate what you have done for us.

As we moved across the states, there have been many things to worry about.  We are still struggling to get everything organized.  With your support and helps every thing is going well so far.  Henry Belkin with Idel Design has helped us build a Media Center, Bookcase in my office and a large cabinet in our master bedroom.  He has done very good work.  I introduced him to my two next door neighbors and one of them is currently waiting for the final installation from Henry's team.  I have two more people who are interested in hiring Henry for their needs.

We are using Mr. Gabriel Rios, the owner of Rivers Landscape company to do our landscape.  Currently we are waiting for the review and approval from HOA at Alta Del Mar.  One of my neighbors is team with me to have both of our houses done by him.  There are 3 more families are interested in using his company to do the same.  You introduced Rivers Landscape to us.  I met with him this morning and he said he is going to send a thank you note to you soon.

We are currently busy with so many things.  Once we are more relaxed, I would like to invite you to visit us at your convenience.  I just want to let you know we will never forget your help and great service.

Thanks, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sean and Faye Chi  December, 2016

 

My husband and I have worked with Danielle for over 8 years both buying and selling homes. Her expertise and attention to detail are superb and make working with her a joy. She is easy to communicate with and accessible to her clients. We have recommended her to family, friends and neighbours all of whom have all thanked us afterwards for the recommendation! We've bought and sold homes in 5 cities over the last couple of decades and worked with many different, great realtors but Danielle is our favourite. 

Laurie and Michael McLoughlin  September, 2016

 

 

 

When my husband and I decided to sell our home we chose to list it with Danielle Short. I  must say it was the best decision we made. She developed a sales strategy for our home specifically, which no realtor we'd ever used in the past had ever done. She made staging recommendations which we followed. She sent in a professional photographer to take listing photos that were key to having our home show. Her and her staff are beyond professional. Our home sold in 7 days at full asking price. Danielle and her team made the entire process painless. We have sold 4 other homes thru the years, but with Danielle's team, the experience was as stress free as it could be. We would recommend Danielle Short without hesitation.

Claudia and Frank Ortega, August 2016

 

 

 Danielle and her team are FANTASTIC! Danielle deftly negotiated a very difficult property for me, because the HOA was under litigation with the builder. This was a nightmare for conventional buyers, but Danielle effectively marketed to the exact right clientele and sold my property, and we closed within 30 days! She took care of every detail, and was extremely generous and patient. You will not find a more thorough, diligent, and competent real estate agent anywhere!

Anne Weinberg, June, 2016

 

We couldn't have asked for a better agent! Danielle is the perfect balance of professional and personable. She helped us in both the buying and selling process and it was a positive and beneficial process both times. She has my highest recommendation. 

Alex and Corinne Lindell February/2016

 

 

Danielle,

Danielle, thanks for your help and expertise! I couldn't be happier with the selling price or your judgement and recommendations throughout the whole process--you really know how to sell a home in any neighborhood! I will definitely look to use your girls' services in the future, thanks a million!

 Frank Bellavia  Seller October/2015

 

We cannot imagine a better experience with a realtor. Five years before we listed our home Danielle was kind enough to talk with us and recommend specific  upgrades to our home whether we planned on eventually selling or not. We met several times over that time and implemented the suggested upgrades.  

When we eventually decided to make our move we knew there was no choice but Danielle Shortt as our realtor!

Danielle and her team made it so easy advising us through the whole process of selling, purchasing land and leasing a home to live in while we are building.  She handled everything personally and there was never a time that we didn't get an immediate response to a question.

Our home sold quickly and at full price due to Danielle's great advice.

And the other transactions were as smooth as possible due to her research and good advice.

We cannot recommend Danielle highly enough!

 

Marc and Tracey Hedrick  Seller/Buyer May 2015

 

Danielle,

I know that you are  aware of the mountain of detail that you had to handle when I asked you to sell my property at 1376 Ahlrich Ave Encinitas,

but to do it in a time frame whereby I could carry forward the cash from that sale to the purchase of the new home at 2345 Jennifer Lane, Olivenhain,

and continue to retain the trust of the sellers of that home.

You achieved all this, and so it did not conflict with the children’s final exams, you even negotiated a “ rent back “ of the Ahlrich House.

I believe that your future clients should be aware of how your team can successfully complete such  a complex transaction, and make it feel very smooth and easy.

 Your guidance in aggressively pricing the Ahlrich house bore 8 offers within a week and we settled at an accepted offer that was $75,000 over list price.

 Your skilful negotiation with the sellers of 2345 Jennifer Lane ensured that we did retain the trust of the sellers and were able to have our offer accepted.

 Throughout this period your Team kept in mind our family’s time line and we closed escrow on both properties on the same day.

 n all I only met with you three times , when we discussed strategy, and I was free to pursue my busy business life with full confidence that you could cope with all the interactions with the sellers of one house and the buyers of the other house.

 Congratulations to your Team on their organization and I consider your future clients most fortunate to have found you,

 Cheers,

George. L. Beatty. Home Seller/Home Buyer May, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

A message from our happy Seller at 2370 Helen Rd., Fallbrook: "Danielle Short and Janelle Laidlaw brought more qualified buyers to view my home than any other broker had in the nearly 3 year history of marketing the property. Their extensive first class marketing coupled with attention to detail and spot on customer service enabled us to sell our home to a cash buyer. From the moment we listed the property until we closed escrow we knew we were in the best of care with this dynamic Sister team!"

-P. Goldsberry

 

Lisa and I are very glad to have closed 3785 Monroe St. in Carlsbad and very much appreciate all the time Danielle and her team applied to selling our home.  We wish you the best and again appreciate all you've done in helping us sell Monroe.

M. Posard - Seller /October 2014

 

"Danielle has been my go-to agent in the San Diego area since 1997. She has helped me twice coming back from overseas deployments. I trust her instinct, sense of style, and flexible negotiating prowess implicitly. She is pleasant, patient, and thorough. She knows this industry inside and out, and I would not trust my investments or homes with anyone else!" 
Year first hired: 1997 (hired more than once) Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Anne Weinberg

 

Danielle is the most professional Agent I have ever dealt with. Her guidance and expertise in selling a home is superb. I have used Danielle on 2 sales and each one I felt well represented. Danielle sets the bar high for her profession and exemplifies a true Agent for her client.

Ernie Sandoval

 

"Danielle is without a doubt one the best professionals I have ever worked with in real estate. She went way above and beyond what the average agent provides and was extremely helpful in our relocation to San Diego from CT. Danielle provided us a wealth of valuable insight and her detail follow up and negotiating skills are the best I've come across in the industry. If you are considering buying, selling and/or relocating to the San Diego area, I highly recommend you contact Danielle. No one will work harder and deliver better results for you!"  

 Lou Cofini

 

THE BEST! – We’ve sold and bought multiple homes with Danielle. I appreciate the responsiveness, her attention to detail and her patience with us. Some of these transaction took a long time to come to fruition and Danielle was always ready to move at our pace and made every aspect of buying and selling real estate convenient and easy. Danielle also helped leasing out one of the homes and she went above and beyond to find suitable renters and negotiating fair terms. We are looking forward to moving again soon :-) Thank you Danielle!

Robert and Kerry Zoechling

 

My family and I moved to San Diego from out of state with no knowledge of the area. Danielle spent days with us orienting us to the area and then helping us the perfect home in the area we chose. Once we chose the home, she handled all the paperwork and discussions on our behalf. She was exceptionally patient with us and we will certainly use her again for our next move. I see why she came so highly recommended from friends and colleagues.

Trevor and Teresa Mihalik

 

We love Danielle. She is an outstanding realtor. This is the second time she has helped us purchase a home. We have recommended her to many friends and colleagues, and they have all been thrilled to work with her!

Labelle and Gary Edmiston

 

Danielle really knows the area well and the process of buying a home in RSF. She always responded immediately to our inquiries, and continuously followed up with all parties involved in our transaction to ensure we closed on time. She has been excellent source of local information and referrals even after our transaction was complete. Danielle always conducted herself in a courteous and professional manner.

Rancho Santa Fe Homeowner

 

We have had the pleasure of closing three transactions with Danielle. In each one she kept us informed of every upcoming action required in order to have a successful closing. She did extensive research in order to show us properties that we might be interested in. She helped us to maintain our focus on what was important to us. Our confidence in Danielle was such that we have referred her to close personal friends. She delivered on every promise she made to u.

John and Lorene Mcleod

 

Danielle is extremely knowledgeable about the North County area in San Diego, especially Rancho Santa Fe. She was very patient and super nice to us! She took us on an extensive tour throughout the area and answered all of our questions. Whenever we called or e-mailed her, she was prompt in responding to our inquiries. We were happy with our home purchase process with her, and if we ever sell our home in the future, we will definitely list it with Danielle.

Steve and Sabrina Goldman

 

I have known Danielle for over 6 years. She has sold one house for us and assisted us in the purchase of another. One property over $3M and the other over $2M. Her knowledge of the Rancho Santa Fe market is outstanding. The house sale was in an extremely tough market and her advice, assistance and selling work were just great! We managed a much higher selling price than other agents thought we would. She is thorough, experienced, confidence inspiring, detail oriented and gets things finished. We really like her both professionally and personally.

Jim and Mary Breitmeyer

 

 

My wife and I have worked with Danielle over several years. She helped us buy and also sell property. We found her to be extremely knowledgable and found properties within our price range and requests. She is very ethical, and we found her most delightful to work with.

Steve and Pat Anderson