Dan Ellison Real Estate Agent at Tribe Realty

Dan Ellison

Real Estate Agent at
Tribe Realty

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • Relocations
  • Probate
  • New Construction
  • Retirement Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Dan gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Sacramento agent by 9%.
Dan is a SFH expert - working with over 73% more single family homes than the average Sacramento agent.
Dan has great Condo experience - having sold 26 more condos than the average agent.
Dan helped my and my wife buy our first home. He did an amazing job negotiating the deal, getting the sellers to pay for nearly all of our closing costs in the exact neighborhood we wanted! Would high...

Dan's Transactions

  • 3577 Durham Circle
    Single Family Home
  • 4005 33rd street
    Multi Family
  • 8837 La Riviera Dr, Unit A
  • 6108 Fountaindale Way
    Single Family Home
  • 2387 Pinnacles Drive
    Single Family Home
  • 911 Javan Way
    Suisun City
    Single Family Home
  • 7166 Tern Place
    Single Family Home

More about Dan Ellison

Dan Ellison does more than overcome challenges: He thrives on them. As the founder of Tribe Realty, Dan has the skill set, mindset, and proven ability to help his clients achieve maximum return on investment — and satisfaction. In 2014, Dan launched his real estate business and made quite an impact by assisting 38 families, producing more than $12 million, and earning the Rookie of the Year Award at the nation’s largest brokerage. Since then, Dan has continued to set industry records. He is consistently ranked in the top 1% of agents nationwide, and, in his first six years, he has sold over 350 houses, totaling $120 million. While Dan’s professional accomplishments speak for themselves, it’s his personal approach that speaks directly to his customers. Determined to provide an end-to-end service to his Sacramento and San Diego clientele, Dan and his carefully-vetted team work ...
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San Diego State University


SAR Masters Club 2014, SAR Masters Club 2015, SAR Masters Club 2016, SAR Masters Club 2017, SAR Masters Club 2018, SAR Masters Club 2019

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  • Dan helped me buy a home

      Dan helped my and my wife buy our first home. He did an amazing job negotiating the deal, getting the sellers to pay for nearly all of our closing costs in the exact neighborhood we wanted! Would highly recommend!

    • Dan helped me buy a home

        It was great working with the Dan Ellison Team. Both Ashley and David were great help in the home buying process! They were both very responsive and addressed all my questions. Great experts in their work, I would definitely recommend their service!

      • Dan helped me buy a home

          Working with Dan's team made the home buying process less stressful. They are very knowledgable, have great recommendations, and most importantly care about finding you the home you will be most happy in. They pointed us to a great mortgage officer who was able to help us figure out our budget. David, the client care coordinator, was very helpful in the home buying process. He really helped guide us before, during, and after. He helped schedule all the inspections, appraisal, and used their connections to get us good prices for any improvements we wanted to make. Ashley Key made herself available to us, was very personable, knowledgable, and fun to work with. I have already recommended this team to anyone I come across looking to buy or sell. This process could not have gone smoother and we are so excited to create the house they helped us purchase into a home we will create great memories in.

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        • Dan listed and sold my home

            Dan’s team stayed on top of everything. David was extremely responsive and very pro-active on communicating with us. We had family emergency that needed my attention and I thought our closing will be delayed, but Dan and David worked hard to not only close on time but closed smoothly and I was able to help my family.

          • Dan helped me buy a home

              My husband and I were transferred to Sacramento last summer with the military. We flew down for three days to find the perfect home, in this crazy sellers market. Dan and his team were able to find us the most amazing home in those three days and they went to bat for us to get the house we really wanted. We flew back to Alaska and they were able to handle all of the paperwork online and they made the process very simple. They lined up all of the inspections and they were even present during the inspections. When it came to closing, we were on a time crunch and they were able to stick to all of the hefty deadlines, even with a VA Loan. I would highly recommend this team, and I will definitely work with them again in the future!

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            • Dan helped me buy a home

                The whole team was amazing and helped me find a house that was right for me. They were there for any questions I had from start to finish. Expert and professional.

              • Dan listed and sold my home

                  Dan Ellison is a top notch Real Estate professional. He was such a great help to us when we decided to sell our home. He was so nice and patient with us while we made this difficult decision. He gave us a few tips for staging our home which were fast and easy to do. He then put a For Sale sign on our home on a Friday, held an Open House on Saturday, and our house was sold by Sunday. Dan made the whole process very easy for us.

                • Dan listed and sold my home

                    Dan Ellison and his professional staff, are genuinely concerned and interested in their customers. Our questions and input were taken seriously by Dan’s team. Their friendship and sound advice was truly genuine and in our best interest. At the first meeting, I wondered about the level of support one could expect for 6%. Within a few minutes, it was clear to see that the Dan Ellison Team was a well-oiled machine, offering a full suite of services. Each service is fully vetted and the best in their specialty. My Wife and I, fully endorse and recommend Dan Ellison and his outstanding team of professionals. Realizing the full market value for our old home and then negotiating a lower sale price for our new home, is all the proof needed to recommend Dan Ellison without hesitation. Ted & Charlene Roseville, CA

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                  • Dan helped me buy a home

                      Dan Ellison and his team helped my mom buy a home in Lincoln. They also helped in finding an agent to get her home sold in Missouri so she could move to be closer to family in Lincoln. They handled the entire transaction from A to Z with a team approach and everyone was very helpful in making the transition to Lincoln for my mom as smooth as possible. I would highly recommend anyone looking to buy or sell a home to work with the Dan Ellison Team.

                    • Dan helped me buy a home

                        Dan and his team did an outstanding job finding our house in a very tough market. They are knowledgable, responsive and really easy to work with.

                      • The whole team was amazing and helped me find a house that was right for me. They were there for any questions I had from start to finish. Expert and professional.

                        - alexsack 99 - Zillow
                      • I was impressed with Dan's expertise in selling my home. He and his team are not only a delight to work with but so adept in coordinating appointments and last minute work that needed to be done. This took a lot of the pressure off me and I was able to move swiftly and confidently through the process of selling my home. This was particularly difficult because I had a renter living there during the entire process and the home had suffered damage due to the tenant's cat. Dan had a flawless plan to get my house sold and I was able to select one of three offers on my home while vacationing in Mexico. I appreciate Dan and would highly recommend him to sell your home.

                        - Linda Holmes - Zillow
                      • Dan and his team went the extra mile for our house. Our house was a difficult sell, but they worked hard and stuck with it. I'm not sure our house would have sold if they did not go the extra mile. They literally saved our bacon. They worked with a stager to determine what was needed for the house to sell well, they marketed extensively on multiple platforms, they dealt with the difficult situation of a renter and found ways to work around difficulties. Whenever we ran into a problem, they presented us with solutions. For example, when we needed work done because of the City of Davis inspection report, they arranged to have someone get the work done. They were concerned to sell the house as quickly as possible as we were paying mortgage on it every month once the renter was gone. Finally, every interaction was friendly and kind and filled with the advice we needed to navigate the tough situation. They even used market feedback on showings to help us determine if the price was right. I can't thank them enough.

                        - neoanderson4 - Zillow
                      • Dan helped us navigate a complicated home purchase off market with an inexperienced realtor. He was effective, efficient, knowledgeable and always friendly!

                        - bondiboyd - Zillow
                      • I wanted to say thank you so much to Matt Clemens and Matt Cole for making my home purchase such a great experience. It was easy no pressure, they understand my situation and worked with me to closing. Thank you Matt Clemens for his persistence in not giving up on me, always keeping me up to date and finding me homes that we fit my needs. Great team of people to work with if you want to purchase a home without all the hassles. :-)

                        - wncrazyhorse - Zillow
                      • The team was very available to answer all my long-winded questions, they took care of everything, and really knew their stuff! Very responsive and straightforward.

                        - IlonkaZlatar - Zillow
                      • We have recently purchased our new home through Dan's team and I have to say, I am absolutely impressed. We wanted a decent, safe, good looking, fast and low cost property, all of it during a market not so hot for the buyer and with little inventory for sale. Everything was done by the book and fell in place like clockwork. In less than two weeks, not only they found a home to match all we hoped for, but also got our offer accepted and the keys in our hands in less than 30 days. Keep it up you guys!!! You will soon hear back from me as well as as friends that I will haply recommend you to.

                        - pcd2126 - Zillow
                      • Dan reached out to us when we unlisted our house. I found him to be a very professional person. He had a photographer do our pictures and they came out great. He and his team sold our house in 3 days! Everything went smoothly. I feel they did a great job. I would use them again in a heartbeat.

                        - mrs ksully - Zillow
                      • Matt Clemens at Dan Ellison Team helped my husband and I purchase our first house back in July. Matt made the whole process absolutely painless. He made sure that we were informed every step of the way. He took the time to answer every question I had (and I had a lot of questions). If anyone is in the market to buy a house, please check out Matt at Dan Ellison, you will be so happy that you did!

                        - rmswedding2015 - Zillow
                      • My agent & her team went above & beyond to make my first home buying experience easy, fun & educational. She was always available to answer questions, I would definitely use them again.

                        - dmc652K - Zillow
                      • I knew when I met Dan, he would make sure that my home would be sold quickly. He worked hard and my home was sold in 1 day of listing. He was accurate with all details and when I called him and he didn't answer, he always called me right back.

                        - gerivance - Zillow
                      • Dan Ellison is a top notch Real Estate professional. He was such a great help to us when we decided to sell our home. He was so nice and patient with us while we made this difficult decision. He gave us a few tips for staging our home which were fast and easy to do. He then put a For Sale sign on our home on a Friday, held an Open House on Saturday, and our house was sold by Sunday. Dan made the whole process very easy for us.

                        - RACERMA - Zillow
                      • The Dan Ellison Team has been incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. They are always available to answer my questions and get me into houses. Even in this fast-paced real estate market, I feel confident that they are doing everything possible to help me achieve my home buying dreams.

                        - janelle riley22 - Zillow
                      • I contacted Dan Ellison about selling our home in Fair Oaks after a recommendation from a friend. Dan was extremely responsive and gave great advice for getting the most money for our home. The whole experience was professional and his team was responsive to all of our questions and concerns. Dan sold our home in 10 days for full price! If you need a realtor I highly recommend Dan Ellison.

                        - bigkntry2 - Zillow
                      • Dan and team did an outstanding job seller my rental. It was a seamless and painless process. The team did all the leg work. Thank you so much Dan or all that you did. I would refer you to all my family and friends.

                        - kparino - Zillow
                      • Dan Ellison team was very professional and efficient. He is the best agent we have ever worked with. He did great job evaluating the market, prep the house for sale and closing the deal within a short period of time. We are extremely happy with him and his team!

                        - beilei310 - Zillow
                      • Dan's Keller Williams team was an amazing team to work with. The sale of our "Vintage" home brought a unique sales style necessary to speak to the character & perfect buyer combination. As we would have challenges arise Dan's knowledge & experience was calming & kept us focused on the greater goal, always reassuring. We are thrilled we trusted his team to carry us through this heartfelt process. Dan was recommended highly from others we trust and now we have that same confidence that HIS team was THE ONE to represent us. Gratefully Steve & Liz Arnold

                        - Lizziemae1 - Zillow
                      • I met Dan Ellison several years ago at an open house and immediately knew that he would be someone I called when I needed to start looking for an agent to help me sell my house. I got on his mailing list and learned a lot over the years from his emails and videos. In fact, it was a recent helpful video he posted that prompted me to take a look at his listings. His team quickly contacted me and we got the ball rolling. He was open, accessible, easy to relate to and immediately interested in helping me find the right buyer for my house. I cannot stress how positive my experience was. He was so very knowledgeable about the housing market and what to expect, that I felt very confident in his skills and ability to sell my home. Every step of the way, Dan was involved and ready to solve any issue that arose throughout the process. He helped us find the perfect buyer, one that I knew would be a great steward of our (now former) home and a great addition to the neighborhood that we've grown to love. I would and will recommend (and have recommended) him to anyone looking to sell their home. When you work with Dan, your goals and expectations will be met with a positive attitude. His prediction for the timeline in which our house would sell and what it would sell for were "spot on" and gave me assurance that we did indeed pick the right agent. He's trustworthy, dependable and someone who was a joy to work with. I don't think we'll ever move from our new home, but if we do...we'll call Dan.

                        - user00379 - Zillow
                      • My husband and I were transferred to Sacramento this summer with the military. We flew down for three days to find the perfect home, in this crazy sellers market. Dan and his team were able to find us the most amazing home in those three days and they went to bat for us to get the house we really wanted. We had to fly back to Alaska and they were able to get all of the paperwork done online and they made the process very simple. They lined up all of the inspections and they were even present during the inspections. When it came to closing, we were on a very tight deadline and they were able to stick to all of the hefty deadlines, even with a VA Loan. I would highly recommend this team, and I would definitely work with them again in the future!

                        - samantha0318 - Zillow
                      • We had a really good time time working with Dan and his crew. We highly recommend Dan as your Real Estate Agent. What a positive experience this was for us, especially since our house sold in a day, thanks to Dan's expertise and marketing strategy. He also helped with staging and mentoring us through the sale of our home.

                        - racerpa - Zillow
                      • Best realtor that I have ever had is Dan Ellison and team. Loved everyone at his office Sarah, Mat etc. I had talked to over a dozen realtors before making a choice!. I did not call Dan big mistake! 3 months with another realtor and I felt discouraged to say the least. So let me just say this the agent before Dan was a Joke its was so disappointing that I didn't pick Dan first. However Dan Ellison took my listing made my house look beautiful and sold it in two day he and his team are amazing people very professional.. Really even through I have bought and sold houses before he was the best at representing me and selling my house!!! I'm so very very impressed with the pride and excellence he and his crew hold them self to. Every last detail was taken care of and I can't thank Dan and his team enough! Make sure you make the right choice the first time around if you want your house sold or if your looking for a house. You will not regret calling Dan. Thank you again Gina and Heather

                        - Gina Thomas - Zillow
                      • Tausha Balbiani was so great to work with. She's extremely knowledgeable about local property and gets to know what you like so she can find properties easily that match your needs. I also like that she only works with buyers and not sellers also. I highly recommend her!

                        - anniepoppyseed - Zillow
                      • Dan and his team are very professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and get the job down. The team sold our house in 8 days by using great online marketing skills, open house times, and other sources of advertising.

                        - danamolony - Zillow
                      • "So easy to work with and very responsive. Tausha made me feel like I was working with a close friend which made it more fun too. Sarah was awesome too. The whole team made it easy. We weren't even planning on buying, but it was effortless."

                        - zuser20150 - Zillow
                      • Dan did a fantastic job for us and found us a great house in a very tough market. Dan and his team were professional and responsive through the entire process.

                        - danaponte - Zillow
                      • Dan and his team were a great help and walked me through the process to ensure the sale of my home received top dollar. Together we were able to get offers over the asking price and complete the sale quickly.Any issues with the process were addressed quickly because Dan and his team were easy to work with and extremely knowledgeable.If you are looking for a great agent and supporting cast look no further.

                        - Max BRANDT - Zillow
                      • Great all round experience working with Dan and Sarah. Spoke with Sarah mostly and she was always available or called back immediately. Would highly recommend Dan and team Sarah, but he doesn't really need it. I think he's doing just fine without my help.

                        - sueinsonora - Zillow
                      • I would definitely refer Dan Ellison and his team to family and friends. He gave me his recommendations on what upgrades I should do to my house in order to get top dollar along with getting me in touch with the proper people to get them done. I believe he definitely helped me get the most money out of my house and sold it quite a bit over the list price. Either Dan or his assistant always got back to me very quickly and communicated the process. They also sent me a list of details on dates and inspection periods so I always knew what to expect. He also managed the sale and the purchase of my home perfectly so there were no problems with me getting moved out of my old house and into the new house. I will definitely work with Dan in the future!

                        - amyandlexy1976 - Zillow
                      • Dan has been tremendous throughout the process of selling our Village Homes house in Davis. He's a good listener, and we always felt that he understood our concerns. His patience, knowledge, insight and humor helped us maintain a positive perspective over the course of some complicated negotiations. We feel fortunate to have had him as a realtor we feel as if we've made a friend. If you're looking for a realtor, you won't find a better one.

                        - jfeldman179 - Zillow
                      • Dan did a great job helping us sell our Tahoe Park home. As we live overseas, he really had to take the lead on both marketing and repair. We would recommend him to anyone.

                        - ewdavis5 - Zillow
                      • We worked with Dan Ellison to purchase a house in Davis, and sell a house in Woodland. We found Dan to be exceptionally responsive, very hard working, highly organized, and willing to do whatever it takes to sell our home. Dan answered all of my questions, and I had a lot, and he never became impatient. We saw probably 40 houses in our search to find the right home, and Dan and his team were very patient. I would highly recommend Dan Ellison!

                        - dremilykhartley - Zillow
                      • If you're trying to sell a home that you think will never sell, call Dan. He offers suggestions for making your home more appealing to buyers which other agents have not done before. He even got my home on Google maps by working with Google!When you are ready to make a move...Dan is who you should call!

                        - Ronda Yount - Zillow
                      • I was dreading this process as the market in our neighborhood was very volatile. After meeting with a few agents we had Dan come by to look at our place. His presentation was simple and quick so we went with him hoping to have the place sold in 90 days. I think the final count was 20 hours on the market and we had a solid deal locked over asking price. This couldn't have been a more perfect experience.

                        - dc navarrette - Zillow
                      • Dan Ellison is the most professional and efficient Real Estate Agent I have ever met! He makes the buying and selling process a dream. Dan has a way of informing his clients that not only educates, but also encourages excitement about the process. I feel he delivered on every single aspect he described for me in our first meeting. In my opinion, Dan Ellison is honest, goes above and beyond for all his clients, and sincerely cares if the client is happy. I gladly give my highest recommendation to Dan, I could not be happier with the outcome of the sale of my house, I would never use anyone else! Dan sold my house in less than one week!

                        - leslie om - Zillow
                      • I got a call from Dan because I took my home off the market because of a bad experience with my previous Realtor, Dan was nothing like him. I never felt any bad vibes from Dan. There was confidence in voice, and everything he said, he did. He had professional photographers come in, and our new pictures were nothing like the old one's, we couldn't believe our eyes. Dan got us asking price for our home with his strong negotiation skills and knowledge, and I truly felt that he cared about our family and wasn't just trying to make a sale. If you're selling or buying you should have Dan working for you.

                        - dfontes80 - Zillow
                      • Dan came through in every aspect with selling my first house. He understood my needs and worked towards helping me with the process in every way. He is patient and accessible. I would definitely recommend Dan Ellison.

                        - meganelisem - Zillow
                      • We put our townhouse on the market on a Thursday and had multiple offers by Monday. Dan sent out a great photographer who assisted in making our place look outstanding. Any time we had a question or concern, Dan was there to offer up his expertise and advice. I recommend Dan to any future buyer/seller.

                        - user66879 - Zillow
                      • My wife and I had a wonderful experience with Dan. We had our home listed with another agent and it was on the market for 60 days. After the listing expired I received a call from Dan who then listed our home and stated that if we wanted to sell the home quickly at top dollar he was our guy. Dan did not disappoint the home had multiple offers after only 4 days on the market!

                        - abjon - Zillow
                      • Dan Ellison was reliable, patient, got the job done and most of all he help me find a beautiful home for me and my family. He's a great guy and if I know anyone who wants to buy or sell a home I would refer him in a heart beat. Thanks again Dan Ellison been pleasant and nice working with you thanks for everything.

                        - carineramirez - Zillow
                      • Dan went above and beyond the call of duty in helping me purchase my home.Very Professional. He was always available for me when I had questions about the process and kept me updated in a timely matter. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone I know that is buying or selling a home and I look forward to working with Dan and his team wen I purchase my next home.

                        - angelogross - Zillow
                      • Dan handled my first home purchase in a professional, timely and responsive manner. His knowledge of Land Park and its surrounding areas is impressive. Apart from understanding the nuances of the property, he had previously met my soon-to-be neighbors. I highly recommend him.

                        - jws52 - Zillow
                      • I used Dan to purchase a home in Campus Commons. He is an excellent Realtor who was always available to answer my questions and concerns and guide me through a rather challenging negotiation. He has a team of professionals that he was able to recommend and always had my best interest at heart. I feel I got the best outcome on my home because Dan was representing me and I will definitely be using him for any of my future real estate needs and gladly refer him to any friends or family looking for a strong Realtor.

                        - marlene 412 - Zillow
                      • It was a great experience working with dan. He is very knowledgable and he works hard to find the house you want. He always remembered exactly what i was looking for in a house. Besides his good work ethic he's a great person and is very trustworthy. I would definitely use him again in the future and recommend him to anyone.

                        - mikeowen555 - Zillow
                      • Dan epitomizes professionalism in the realty industry. Prior to engaging Dan, we experienced a number of realtors who failed to respond to inquiries, exhibited a lack of knowledge of the changing local market, or who frankly appeared less than interested in showing a number of properties or gaining a better understanding of our "must haves." Dan's best quality is his responsiveness. We had numerous questions and concerns related to buying a Land Park home built in tthe 40s. Dan made sure we got a fair price and the inspections/warranties needed to put our worries at ease. We highly recommend him.

                        - twangello - Zillow
                      • Dan is a genuine and professional realtor who I just happened to work with when searching for my second home purchase. If I had to re-enter the market again, Dan would be the first person I would contact. Dan Ellison is responsive and prompt -- two key qualities you will value in the rather emotional process of buying a home. His follow up and attitude of fighting on my behalf are second to none. Work with Dan, you will be happy.

                        - camillesaussotte - Zillow
                      • Dan is great to work with. I've used him on both a sale and a purchase of a property. He's a hard worker, and is building a great network of trusted professionals that he uses to make the process go as smoothly as possible. He understands the importance of pricing right, and presenting a home well. He's straightforward, friendly, and gets the job done!

                        - user50443" - Zillow