Dana and Mark are an amazing team and working with them was a pleasure. They are high energy, creative, and highly skilled. Moreover, they were thoughtful and fun to work with. I recommend them highly to anybody selling (as we were) or buying.
We worked with Dana to sell our family home in Carmel Valley in the Covid and fire chaos of the summer of 2020. Not only did Dana price our home right on target for the market, without trying to undercut for quick sale, she also sold it to the first family that she showed it too. She helped us with picking out a short list of easy to do, minor improvements that prepared the home for sale, and was fun, responsive, open and honest with us throughout the process. If you want to buy or sell a home in Carmel, then we recommend Dana and Mark as the best agents you can have on your side there.
We worked with Dana Bambace on both our purchase and sale. She has it all—energy, focus, and above all else she puts her clients first. Dana looked at countless properties with us over the course of almost a year, with incredible energy and detail. Her motivation was to get us into the right house and she understood we were particular. She always gave us the full scoop on the pros/cons of each property. Dana was invaluable in negotiating a tricky escrow with a challenging seller during our purchase. When is came to our sale, she was stellar. Our decision to relocate back to the east coast was rather sudden, and Dana sourced an organizer to handle our entire move. She arranged fantastic staging, and the house was literally on the market for 4 days. Every step of the way, Dana gets the job DONE. She powers through escrows and challenges, assisted by her team, and by her network and knowledge of the Monterey Peninsula. She is an absolute pro who keeps her eye on her clients’ goals. She is also a genuinely funny and thoughtful person who is a pleasure to spend time with. Highly recommended, Dana and the Peterson/Bambace team are a solid ally for real estate on the Monterey Peninsula!
After spending most of my adult years in Southern California, I decided to return back to the Monterey Peninsula where I grew up. I asked Dana and Mark to be my agents, as they were my friends from my High School days. I had great experiences buying and selling homes over the years in Los Angeles... using top agents and feeling well cared for. I never expected that Dana and Mark's performance as my agent in Carmel would exceed all other agents I have ever worked with. They are professional, efficient, caring, and really really sharp. Dana's negotiating skills and guidance helped me save money and obtain the perfect property for my return home. I knew I was in the best hands possible, the entire time I worked with Mark and Dana.... especially during a time Monterey is experiencing a competitive, real estate boom! I would highly recommend Mark and Dana to anyone that expects extraordinary service and guidance from their realtor.
My husband and I were referred to Dana & Mark as a team who were experts in the Carmel area. Since our primary home is outside the Monterey Peninsula we found their knowledge of the area to be invaluable. We learned so much information on our first phone call and subsequent visits that we were able to narrow down the perfect area for us and ultimately put in an offer on a great cottage near the sea. They're both are extremely personable, savvy and have solid negotiating skills. Their team is highly organized so after the sale they took care of all the additional details needed before and after the close of escrow. I would highly recommend The Bambace Peterson Team.
Dana is exceptionally well organized, responsive, personable and tireless. Dana is an expert real estate agent who goes above and beyond to help her clients. She helped us both purchase and sell a home in Carmel. It was a pleasure to work with her and her team.
We couldn’t thank Dana and her team more for their assistance with our home purchase within The Santa Lucia Preserve. We have friends who are excellent realtors but decided to go with someone with keen local knowledge and feel it really paid off. We had many questions throughout the process that she answered quickly and professionally. She was beside us at each step of the way with guidance that gave us so much confidence in our eventual decision to purchase. She has also assisted us after the close of the purchase with additional questions in her, as always, extremely prompt way!
Mark Peterson and his team were outstanding to work with! Mark sold my Big Sur property within the first 30-days and I was so impressed with his creative marketing ideas. His knowledge of the Big Sur real estate market gave me the confidence that there would be no one better to sell my place and he kept me informed each step of the way. I recommend Mark highly, he is a true professional.
Many thanks to Mark Peterson for all of his great work as our trusted realtor in Monterey! Mark helped us purchase a home that is perfect for us. We looked at many different properties but in the end found our dream place. It was helpful to us that Mark is local to the area and knows all the neighborhoods well. He was able to guide us to the right home and negotiate a good price. Mark has a wonderful sense of humor and a kind heart, and he made the real estate buying process as easy as possible. He is patient, responsive and a good sounding board. We are thankful that Mark was our realtor!
"Mark, I enjoyed working with you very much! Your management of the process and candid style made it possible for me to do this transaction remotely from Seattle. I felt from the beginning that you were trustworthy and capable and the experience selling our property validated that sense of trust. Your advice regarding the market, the price we set, and the approach to prospective buyers was intuitive and accurate. Luckily, you also came with a full complement of local resources to prepare our property for sale and handled the various issues that arose. That and your comfort with 21st century tech allowed us to deal with several late breaking developments with the title company and the buyer, all by phone and internet. I’d happily recommend you to prospective clients in general and would not hesitate to make that same recommendation to friends coming to Carmel."
"We recently worked with Dana to buy our new home in Pebble Beach. Dana and her team did a fantastic job of educating us on the market, and ran a very efficient and effective buying process. Dana and her team showed us over 30 houses as part of the process! She has great relationships, her knowledge of the local market is outstanding, and she is always personable and helpful. We recommend Dana without reservation.”
"Mark is an exceptional agent from both the seller and buyer perspective. He exemplifies what it means to show up for his client’s best interests and patiently guides every step of every transaction with utmost efficiency. We appreciate his ability to resource an extensive relationship network and authentically build new connections that directly impact whether a deal will get done or not. Mark is genuine, thoughtful and calm, but most importantly his expertise gets it done!"
"Mark was absolutely amazing. Not only was Mark fantastic at his job, he was also a joy to be around, which is a very good quality since you end up spending quite a bit of time together. We were able to have Mark sale our home and lucky enough to have him help us in finding a home to purchase too. He is very detailed in his explanations of all different types of things from paperwork to a particular process within the real-estate business.. The follow-up, the attention to every detail, the recommendations, the ideas, the willingness to brainstorm with us, the ability to explain things in different ways, the support, everything was more than what we could have hoped for. I would recommend Mark to anybody."
"Dana is an exceptional real estate agent and we consider ourselves fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her. Dana is as smart, savvy, hard working, and tireless as she is kind, compassionate, and a pleasure to work with. We are tough customers and have dealt with real estate agents in Connecticut, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Chicago, Napa, Carmel, and Marin County. Dana provides superior customer service and her expertise and skill are second to none. We write this review because she has earned it and we post it here so that others can be confident in their real estate transactions knowing that they have made the right choice with Dana and can rest easy in her good hands."
"Dana was FABULOUS. In every way. She is truly a consummate professional. It’s scary how much she gets done and how quickly. Responsive, knowledgeable, friendly, delightful. I could go on and on. We found us THE BEST POSSIBLE AGENT in Carmel."
As my family charted the course to locate a new home conducive to our emerging needs, we were ready for a fresh perspective on real estate. Our past experiences with realtors in Pebble Beach were positive in many regards however not one person offered the complete profile we were looking for. I was looking for an experienced, energetic, determined, and creative professional while my wife was looking for someone that was trusting, authentic, sincere, and always willing to go to bat for us. When it came time to make a selection, one of our close friends had spoken very highly of Dana Bambace. We decided to reach out and shortly thereafter we were off to the races. Looking back, we were probably one of the more complex transactions given the constraints of trying to sell our home off market while concurrently trying to buy a bank owned home which had so many surprises. The challenges and complexities almost seemed to fuel her which was unexpected, yet welcomed by us. What really impressed us was that after the litany of inspections we set up, she suggested we get the sewer line checked, which was courageous given it had the chance to yield deal-breaking information. In closing, what sets Dana Bambace apart from other agents is her instinctive ability to know how far to push the boundaries of negotiation in the 11th hour and mitigate the emotional rollercoaster that sets in if the process is not carefully prepared. When we felt like we hit a roadblock, she always had an idea or exit strategy ready to share. It was very comforting and should the day come again to buy or sell a home for us, Dana will be getting the call.