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I highly recommend Danielle Short and will refer her to others who need a listing agent!  She’s polished and professional, knows the market, and how to strategize your sale for maximum price.  I was immediately comfortable with her demeanor and can-do attitude.  She advised me from day 1 on what our timeline should be, what to do and when to do it.  Danielle even managed details like immediately securing a handyman for me.  And, she is super nice, really easy to work and communicate with, and made my job super easy.  I loved working with Danielle and you will too! 

Andrea M. 92130 September 2023



Having bought and sold 30 residential properties over the past 35 years, we have worked with many agents on both the buy side and sell side of complicated transactions. Danielle Short is among the best agents we have worked with as a result of her deep knowledge of the various sub-markets within San Diego, her responsiveness and experience in quickly vetting prospective properties, her working relationships with other premier agents that matter so much when negotiating on a property, and her network of experienced vendors that are really key to getting timely and thorough diligence completed in order to have peace of mind when making a major purchase decision, especially in a market where demand far exceeds supply and time is of the essence. Danielle is a pro, and we wouldn’t have been able to get the type of property we wanted without her efforts.

Ken & Kelly S. Del Mar August 2023


Hi Danielle,

I wanted to express my sincere appreciation for the way you took the time to understand exactly what I was looking for and were mindful of the details I wanted in a new home. Your personal warmth and interest in My daughter’s and I took all the trepidation out of purchasing my first home on the West Coast. You made it a real pleasure, as you took us through the process step by step.  It was amazing to see everything come together, and we are so very thankful for your guidance and support.   It made the difference to know that coupled with your years of experience, my trust in your ability grew quickly, and my daughter’s and I were over the moon when you found this home. It is right for us in every way.

Thank you so much!

The Morgan Family Murrieta March 2023

Danielle went above and beyond helping me prepare and sell my mother’s home after her death. I was very much a novice and she offered me help all the way making the process very smooth. Danielle has a lot knowledge and provided me with excellent advice. I couldn’t be happier to recommend Danielle to everyone!

Lois S. Del Mar March 2023


Danielle, we are so thankful for meeting you and for your obtaining your valuable experience. After several months with another agent, there was very limited activity and interest in our home. It was time for a change. Danielle was our answer. Within one month, she sold our home. She showed her talent and expertise dealing with a short escrow period, especially in light with our short time frame to close escrow on our new home. Danielle was especially diligent and proficient in handling the various contractors and repair work that had to be completed in a relatively short period of time. Danielle was very professional and focused on the tasks at hand, while maintaining a calming attitude during a stressful time. She is an excellent realtor, and comes highly recommended.

Mark and Cindy B. Encinitas February, 2023


From the minute we listed our home with Danielle until the day we closed escrow, we felt that we had nothing to worry about.  Danielle has so much experience and she completely removes the stress of selling or buying a home.  Her diligence, knowledge and attention to detail is top- notch and she is a very effective and strategic negotiator.  We always felt like we were her priority whether through showings, open house or  her marketing efforts.   She listens, addresses concerns directly and is an excellent communicator.   We have worked with Danielle as both a listing agent and buyers agent and she has exceeded our expectations every time!

Eric and Denise S.  Rancho Santa Fe  January, 2023


I would recommend Danielle & Associates to anyone that is wanting to sell their home. I requested her help on a Saturday evening and by Sunday morning she was at my house reassuring me that she could help me sell my house quickly. She was quick to provide updates and explain the process. She gave great advice on how to proceed and because of her our house sold quickly. Really enjoyed working with her and would absolutely call her again for any real estate needs. 

Erin and Shaun Gordon August, 2022


Danielle, thanks so much for the beautiful flower arrangement! It’s quite stunning and will be greatly enjoyed.

As stated many times, your skill and way of handling matters is a perfect fit for us. It is a pleasure to work with you and achieve these successes with you.

I am reminded too upon further thought that we have had FIVE successful outcomes with you when including the two rentals.

Maybe we’re done with houses for awhile.

Thanks again!

Bill and Connie July, 2022



Thanks so much also for your diligent, savvy and patient approach to finding and landing this house for us.Your professional and enjoyable presence made all of the hard work and challenge of securing a great house in this market much easier.

B. Beckman May,2022



Danielle is a thorough, intelligent and caring professional with the highest sense of integrity. She also has a good aesthetic eye when it comes to evaluating the look and feel of a potential home. She was patient and supportive as I went through an extended search for just the right place, and remarkably efficient when I decided to make the purchase, ushering me through the complicated processes of actual buying and escrow. All of her recommendations for other services such as a moving company and potential contractors have worked out very well. I recommend her without hesitation, and with enthusiasm!

M. Olsson- April, 2022



We choose Danielle from several other real estate agents for the way she introduced herself during her initial visit, as well as for her follow ups. She was very thorough and informative, without being pushy. She gave us useful advice on what to expect once we decided to put the house on the market and how to proceed to receive the best offers.

She was also very helpful in getting the house staged and looking  it’s best for picture day and for open houses. We were impressed at her hard work selecting the best offers and presenting them to us. She was fantastic in helping us go through the hurdles of a tortuous termite inspection as well as navigate all the required legalities and paperwork made more complicated by the fact that we were often out of town during the whole process. She was extremely responsive to our questions and concerns, either by phone or text as well as interacting with the buyer’s agent to make the whole process smooth and as stressless as possible for both sides.

We will gladly recommend her to any of our friends wanting to sell or buy a home.

S & E Eggleston- April,2022



 This is my third completed real estate transaction with Danielle Short as my realtor.    I wouldn’t go to any one else!  Her experience, professionalism, honesty, integrity and friendliness made all three transactions proceed smoothly.  As her client, I always feel she has my best interest as her priority and it is not just “another transaction”. She is great at communicating and keeping one informed whether selling or purchasing a property.   Her attention to detail and knowledge of the San Diego market is exceptional. Thank you Danielle! 

C. Garnica – February, 2022



Danielle is warm and professional. She anticipates potential problems ahead of time
and handles issues that invariably come up with perfect expertise. She takes a
hands-on approach and has your back at every turn. She really knows her stuff! I’d
give her 6 stars if I could!

Kelly and Eyde Arndell – December, 2021


Danielle Short marketed and sold my house at 6311 Calle Del Alcazar in Rancho Santa Fe in a very professional manner and  I would use her again for future transactions.

M. Gubb- August, 2021



My wife and I have worked together with Danielle over many years. She helped us sell our house in 2000 and purchase a different one, also in 2000. We again worked with Danielle in 2004 to sell that house due to a job relocation to the Seattle area. Then, after 17 years , the first (and only realtor) I called when returning to the San Diego area was Danielle. She helped me find the perfect house – sending me listings tailored to my interests. Three in-person house visits later, she helped me write a strong offer that the sellers accepted in preference to their multiple other offers. Should I ever (please no) decide to sell this house, my first contact will be Danielle. Cannot recommend her highly enough.

B. Rector- June, 2021



“We have had the pleasure of working with Danielle for over 10 years on 6 real estate transactions. As a buyer & seller, Danielle has represented us with impeccable customer service. Danielle is excellent! She goes above and beyond to meet the needs of her clients. If you want the best, Danielle is your realtor. Her attention to detail is second to none.”

7306 Alicante Rd UNIT 3, Carlsbad, CA 92009 May 2021




Danielle – Thank you so much for finding our forever home. You truly made the home searching/ buying experience a blast and the kids couldn’t wait to be your little helpers. We are so excited to watch our kids grown here and make long lasting memories in Fallbrook.

– Your new forever friends

The Triemers – First Time Homeowners!! 💗 May, 2021


We chose Danielle as our selling agent based on her professionalism and experience with coastal properties. She was immediately on-site evaluating our property and provided a thorough marketing plan and strategy for a top dollar sale. Communications throughout the sales process were excellent and she provided Contractor references who completed the work on time and within budget. Most importantly, Danielle negotiated our sale with expertise resulting in a full asking price sale within a 30 day escrow. If you need a professional realtor, we highly recommend Danielle.

Glenn Peterson, CPA April 2021

Danielle Short is an exceptional and trustworthy real estate agent. Danielle was our listing agent for a property we were selling. Her vast knowledge of San Diego’s real estate market and her years of experience were beneficial in determining a viable selling price, negotiating with interested parties and accompanying us throughout the entire process.
Although this was a second home and on a smaller scale than Danielle customarily deals with, she still gave it her 100% attention. Danielle is one of the most hardworking, competent and professional persons we’ve met. She was always available for questions, stayed in constant communication with us and was a great troubleshooter when issues arose. Amazingly her patience never faltered, which was not always easy in our case especially since we listed and sold our home during the COVID19 pandemic.
Danielle has an incredible personality, a positive attitude and is forever optimistic. Her professionalism combined with her warm persona makes Danielle stand far above the rest and we highly recommend her to anyone selling or buying real estate!
Lowicki, December, 2020


Danielle has represented us on both the buy and sell side over the past eight years. She is simply an outstanding agent. Danielle is very knowledgeable about the area, understands the value, was very responsive and provided exceptional advice. I highly recommend Danielle for either a buy or sell side transaction. She is one of the best, if not the best, agent I have worked with in over 14 different real estate transactions that I have been involved in.

TIM August, 2020 Rancho Santa Fe


Danielle is by far the best realtor we have ever dealt with and we strongly recommend her to anyone who is buying or selling a home. What distinguishes her from the many other realtors we have dealt with is: 1) Her professionalism. She is committed to her craft and to her clients. Danielle works very hard to deliver the desired end result. 2) Her communication skills. She is a great listener who makes sure she understands what is wanted/needed before she makes a recommendation. Then, she makes clear and concise suggestions. 3) Her ability to negotiate in a manner which brings the seller and buyer together with solutions everyone is happy about. 4) Her creative problem solving. The solutions she comes up with reflect her long experience and personal creativity. 5) Her positive attitude and enthusiasm. She is a pleasure to spend time with. We met Danielle by chance when she represented the seller of a home we ended up purchasing. We were so impressed by her performance that we gave her the listing to sell our home in Fairbanks Ranch.

J. Wallace June, 2020  Rancho Santa Fe, Ca.


‘We listed our house in Escondido with Danielle just prior to the “shelter in place” order by Governor Newsom of California. Needless to say we were very concerned about finding a buyer. Danielle encouraged us to stay optimistic as she continued to market our house as much as was possible. Shortly after the order was relaxed enough to continue showings, we found a buyer.

We have entered into several transactions with Danielle throughout the years and she has completed each of those without a misstep. She has a very competent admin staff to assist and to answer all of your questions. It is a pleasure to work with Danielle and her staff. She has our highest recommendation.”
A & D Fuhrman Sellers May 2020


Thank you so much for all your help, advice and patience in helping us find a beautiful home! You made the process very easy for us with your local knowledge and professionalism.

We are very lucky to have found you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Kenny, Karen, Jasmine and Callum Ross October, 2019


Danielle was a pleasure to work with. She was quick to respond to my questions and gave me valuable guidance throughout the process.

Lorelle Marinello, September 2019

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.

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

My wife and I recently sold a rental property we owned in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego. We live in Northern California and asked for names of possible Realtors that might represent us. A friend suggested we contact Danielle Short. During our interview with her we felt an immediate bond.

We were interested in doing a 1031 exchange with this property (selling it and buying another rental property in its place). Danielle did some preliminary research on our property and gave us some recommendations both on a plan for sale as well as things to consider while doing an exchange.

After agreeing to a contract with Danielle, she advertised our property and we quickly had an offer. We have been involved in several property purchases/sales in the past and without a doubt, this was the most trouble-free experience we have had.

Danielle worked with us every step of the way—through the offer/counter-offers, escrow, 1031 questions, and other closing items. From the first time we talked until closing took only three months.

We would highly recommend Danielle Short for any real estate transaction. Her professionalism and attention to detail ensured we received the best price for our property in a minimum amount of time. Plus she is a fantastic person!

Brian and Terrise Wood June, 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.

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.

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


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.

Warmest regards,
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

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 neighbors 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 favorite.

Laurie Mc Loughlin Seller 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

“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.”

Encinitas Seller

“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

“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

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

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. She 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

“Thank you so much for making the sale of our home a very easy and successful one. BJ and I think you are wonderful and the very best at what you do. We look forward to working with you again!”

Michele Strey & BJ McGuire

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

Do yourself a favor and consult with Danielle Short before making any major residential real estate decisions in the San Diego area! Danielle has completed a disposition, an acquisition and several leases of my rental properties (without downtime) for me since 2010. Her knowledge, work ethic and overall demeanor are bar none! Regardless if you are selling a $500K condo or a $50MM estate, you will receive the same respect and competent representation from Danielle and her team. We are not related and have a purely business relationship, but I now trust her as if she were family…and you will too!

Gayle M. Landes