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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.

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