Daniel Finder Real Estate Agent at Compass

Daniel Finder

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Daniel sells properties fast - selling more than 60% quicker than the average Irvine agent.
Daniel gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Irvine agent by 4%.
Daniel has great Condo experience - having sold 44 more condos than the average agent.

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Daniel is a real estate agent with Compass in Dana Point , California and has been in the real estate business for over 10 years. Daniel's coverage area includes Irvine, Tustin, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, Los Angeles and Laguna Woods. HomeLight ranks Daniel as one of the top 8% of agents in Irvine for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 19% of agents who are able to successfully complete transactions. HomeLight has information on 59 of Daniel's transactions since 2011, 29 of which were in the past two years. Daniel typically represents the buyer (71% of the time), but has also completed 17 seller transactions during this period. Daniel has been most prolific in Irvine including representing the seller of a single family home that sold for $975,000 in one transaction and a buyer of a single family home that sold for $865,000 in another.

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  • Daniel friend recommendation
    • Local Area Expert
    • Found Relevant Homes
    • Market Knowledge
    • Good Communicator
    • Strong Negotiator
    • Spent Quality Time

    I had a wonderful experience with Dan. He was very accommodating to my schedule and was always available to answer any questions. He is very polite in manner and put me at ease from the very first meeting.

  • Dan just sold my house and I can say in every respect of the transaction - I couldnt be happier with the process. Working with Dan is a delight. He answers all questions, hes on top of every detail, every request and very knowledgeable. Hes also not afraid to say if he doesnt know the answer to something and he WILL find the answer for you. Thats a key trait of honest business in my opinion. He doesnt come off as the pushy realtor we all try to avoid at all costs. Dan keeps all parties informed at all times and everyone on the same page for a smooth transaction. He makes you feel supported throughout the whole process. He even helped me pick weeds! I cant say enough good things about how pleasant of a transaction this was for me. Real estate is often stressful for sellers and buyers, and to throw a pandemic in the mix and still feel happy with the transaction should say a lot of how Dan does business.

    - Vanessa p
  • We have now had the pleasure of buying two homes and selling one home with Daniel Finder. You won't find a more patient realtor that truly cares about doing the right thing for his clients. We met Dan by chance at an open house in 2014 as an engaged couple looking for our first home. He helped educate us on home buying and held our hand through the process. During a time when the competition was tough and most buyers were having to put offers in on many homes before getting accepted, we put an offer in on our dream first home and got accepted despite there being two other offers. Fast forward to 2019, with two kids in tow. Dan not only helped us sell that same home but got us in to our dream forever home. I can't say enough about his professionalism and enthusiasm for real estate. Dan is not only our realtor of choice but we now count him as a friend.

    - bodonnell80
  • He is one of the most Amazing funnest people that I highly recommend to look for a home that fits you and your family. He is very easy going and he turns this whole house hunting Into a great memorable time no matter how many times or how far he has to drive he will make sure you find your dream home.

    - Salomeh Abdi
  • Real estate transactions are a mountain of paperwork, interactions, and negotiations. Dan was expert at every step, able to answer questions and seek alternatives, explain details and was aware of potential problems before they even arose, guiding us through the process efficiently through each step, maintaining a strict focus on our goals even in the midst of the changing environment with the developing pandemic. Moreover, he has a support network in financing, repairs, and any other needs associated with the transaction that could arise. And his respect for and trust in his team carries over into the whole buying and selling process . Especially for a busy professional, the piece of mind of knowing you have an expert like Dan finder on your side is priceless.

    - Cynthia Bacmeister
  • We used Dan for our recent move. We had a small condo with no yard and were looking to move into a home that had space for our family of 5. Dan was knowledgeable about both Orange County and the surrounding countiesAs well. Once we went out looking once with Dan; we knew he was the realtor for us. He was transparent and honest, pointed out important details in the homes we may have overlooked, and he was a pleasure to look at houses with.He ended up finding a home in an area we had never heard of and loved! He kept in touch with us throughout the stressful escrow time, and made it look easy.

    - Katie Hernandez
  • Mr. Dan Finder is an excellent real estate agent in all aspects of the business. He successfully guided myself and my family to a successful close of our townhome in Irvine, CA. Dan is very strong negotiator and was instrumental is us receiving a full-price offer within one week on our home. In addition, he made suggestions for various repairs and upgrades to expedite the escrow to a positive conclusion. We highly recommend Dan for any real estate needs and will definitely be referring him to our friends and family in Southern California.

    - Damon Halvorsen
  • Thank you, thank you Dan Finder! Thank you for your expertise and for your persistence! Had it not been for your great help, we would not be enjoying the lovely and comfortable house we now own. After we first contacted you, you started to show us multiple properties that might interest us, always taking into account our needs and priorities. We looked at quite a number of homes, until we found the one we liked the best. Then you very skillfully helped us navigate the intricacies and problems of securing a mortgage and completing an escrow. We were very surprised that you even had contacts in the East Coast that were instrumental for the loan! But that was not all: we switched gears and you became our selling agent. We owned a condominium in a gated community that we wanted to sell. You gave us very good advise for small changes that needed to be made in order to optimize our property. As our selling agent you put the apartment in the market for sale. Within a few weeks, the transaction was completed with the property selling at a fair price"?

    - J Hernandez
  • We used Dan to be our selling agent and we could not be happier with the results. His extensive knowledge of real-estate regulations, his professionalism, advise on what to repair and how to stage the house, his negotiating skills all made it possible for us to get the most out of the sale. Needless to say, the transaction went very, very smoothly because Dan was alway on top of things. He kept us updated throughout the whole process via phone calls and emails.We trust Dan and will use him again in the future for all of our real estate needs in So-Cal!We highly recommend Dan to anyone looking to either buy or sell a home!Thank you Dan for being part of our journey!

    - user716089
  • Daniel is the most friendly realtor I have ever met. Super easy to communicate with, fun to talk with and just a bright spirit. Really made the house hunting a great experience!!

    - Rahnee Melendez
  • Dan supported us through a challenging move to Southern CA in December 2021. During the decision making process he was at our beck and call. Dan is knowledgeable, experienced, prompt and is also a genuinely concerned human being.Thank you for everything, Dan!

    - Marcia Howard
  • Dan was genuinely an amazing human being and professional realtor! He helped find a client of mine an apartment and although there were bumps in the road on our end, not his by any means, he did everything in his power to find my client the perfect fit! You couldn't ask for a nicer guy that was willing to answer all questions. He kept in contact with me throughout the entire process and never once made me feel like I was bothering him. Dan is a diamond in the rough. If ever you need someone to help buy a home or sell one he's your man. I've worked with several realtors and can honestly say he was a breath of fresh air. I will be calling him again in the future 100% for other clients and myself.

    - Kristen White
  • I wanted you to know that I really appreciated the effort you made in assisting us in obtaining a tenant for our rental property in Irvine, California.I have had the opportunity to retain real estate agents over the years, and I felt your professional advice and service were both excellent and went well beyond my expectations.You were always responsive to our questions, and best interests.When the lease agreement was finalized, and your duties to us had ended, you still took out your time to assist us and the new tenant in the repairs required of the leased unit. You did not have to do that.I told you at the end of this project that I had been looking for an enthusiastic and intelligent real estate agent to represent me the next time I sold or bought a house or rental property. I know that I have found that agent in you.Please feel free to use this letter for any prospective clients who are considering your services, and feel free to have them contact me directly.My wife and I have nothing but praise for your efforts.

    - Steve Fredkin
  • Dear Mr. Daniel Finder,Arthur and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help in finding our beautiful home. We appreciate your efficiency with our numerous phone calls, your honesty and your thoroughness. Your professionalism and your genuine concern in finding us what we wanted is something to be commended.Thank you very much for your hard work and your generous kind heart. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending you to anyone. Once again, thank you very much.Warm Regards,

    - Arthur & Lauri
  • It is our immense pleasure to recommend Dan Finder as a real estate agent for any individual or family searching for the ideal home for their unique situation. We were looking to downsize from our 3,000+ sq ft home to a more comfortable 2,400 sq ft home after spending 8 years in the larger home. As one of our 3 children had moved out of the house and we no longer had a nanny. We didnt need all the extra space both in the house and backyard.Dan had an initial meeting with us and took diligent notes regarding our specific needs in selling our home. He is highly talented technologically and made excellent use of those skills. Dan is a master with the contract negotiations, he came up with a deal that was fantastic for us and the buyers. Throughout when we were going off the reservation in our thought process.There is nothing that escapes Dans attention when it comes to selling a home. We found Dan to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were his only customer, although we know that was not the case. He returned all phone calls and emails the same day, usually if he couldnt talk, he still picked up the call and said, can I call you back in a few, I am doing XYZ. We never felt neglected or unimportant. He is also highly personable with an engaging and energetic personality. Dan was honest about some minor changes that we needed to make in our home to attract buyers quickly, and his advice worked like a charm, without breaking the bank to do the changes.[ link omitted ].All the best,

    - Shawn J Ashe
  • The service we received from Daniel was exceptional! We could not have asked for a better Realtor to guide us through the process. Daniels experience and patience served us well. As a first time home buyer, we were very inexperienced with the process and Daniel walked us through the process step by step. Daniel always made us feel comfortable and never pressured us.His local market knowledge is invaluable and his relationships throughout South Orange County allowed us to purchase our home at a great price. Daniel is a true professional and is in a class by himself. When all is said and done, Daniel is also just a great person with a positive attitude that is contagious.Sincerely,

    - Christopher Shynn
  • I had a wonderful experience with Dan during my home search. I was introduced to Dan via one of my close friends as they had recently purchased a beautiful home in Lambert Ranch and Dan provided his great services to them as their realtor.Dan is very easy to work with and he is very knowledgeable about the real-estate market in Orange County, CA. I explained to him what I was looking for and he understood my needs. He helped me find the perfect home in Irvine, CA that I was looking for in my price range. He assisted me throughout the entire process of getting all the documents ready and signed in time for closing on due date.Dan is hardworking and very polite family man. I will recommend his services to any of my family or friends. 1 can assure you that once you hire him he will soon become your friend and not just your realtor.Sincerely,

    - Sadhana Desai
  • I am very happy to give Daniel my highest recommendation for anyone in need of a realtor. We used Daniel Finder when looking for a rental property in Irvine. Daniel was diligent in finding our ideal home and continued to work hard for us in a very tough and fast moving rental market. Dan was able to give us insight into the different neighborhoods in Irvine, including public school information and details on what set the neighborhoods apart. He made himself available to us at all hours and worked to find us a great place in our short window of time. From the start of our house hunting with Dan, he made us feel comfortable and confident that we would find the perfect place. We would recommend Daniel to anyone looking to rent or buy a home in the area and will definitely use him for our next home purchase. The level of service and personal connection we received from Daniel gave us a great deal of confidence in making an important decision for our family.Sincerely,

    - Silvio & Jessie Perez
  • It is with great pleasure and sincere gratitude that we share our personal experience with Daniel Dan Finder in the purchase of our condominium in Culver City. From the first moment that we interacted with Dan, we knew that we were not only in good hands, but in great hands.Our experience with Dan during the entire purchase process was exceptional. Hes intelligent, respectful, highly knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate, proactive, follows up when he says he will, accessible, and he facilitated an array of tasks in the real estate process that we had very little knowledge of. The very interesting thing that we both realized was how seamlessly Dan made all of these parts work together together for good, that is, in that our loan was approved! And, we are thrilled with our purchase, as well as our loan rate!There were times during the process when we became frustrated, due to the tons of necessary paperwork and, then, more paperwork, but, we admired Dans professionalism and can-do attitude. And, through all of that, he performed every task with due diligence, humility, integrity, and grace.It is because of our personal experience, and first hand knowledge of Dans competence, that we highly recommend Daniel Finder for all of your residential real estate needs. We will be forever grateful to Dan of ALL that he did to help make our dream a reality.Sincerely,

    - Roslyn C. Phillips & Wellington B. Phillips III
  • I recently had the opportunity of having Dan Finder as my real estate agent while I purchased a condo in the Woodbury community of Irvine, and it is my pleasure to recommend him to anyone who may be looking for a new home. As a first-time buyer I was unsure what to expect from the process. However, from our initial meeting Dan took the time to get to know me and gain a better understanding of what I was looking for. With his positive attitude and knowledge of the neighborhoods, he immediately gave me comfort and confidence in looking for my future home. While touring properties, Dan was always very honest in acknowledging both the pros and cons of the homes, and never made me feel pressured. Once in escrow, Dans attention to detail and organization created a smooth process in a quicker-than-usual escrow period. The entire experience of purchasing my first home was great, and I believe it is largely due to the guidance and advice I received from Dan.Regards,

    - Tim Beuchat
  • Prior to finding Suterre Properties and connecting with Dan, I worked with an agent referred from a friend. After the precedent that agent had set, I had no idea agents like Dan even existed! His communication was prompt and always directly answered my questions or gave an exact timeline I would be able to expect a response. I never waited more than a couple hours to hear back from him. He provided me with great prospective homes and stayed on top of the market for new homes and market trends. If I ever tried looking on my own, I would find homes that Dan had already found for me. I never missed a beat or an opportunity and knew I could put full faith in Dan. He truly values service and it showed through with every email/text/phone call.Dan Finder has been nothing short of fantastic throughout the home buying process. As a first time home buyer, I expected the process to be scary, confusing, and stressful. Dan guided me through every step and the process ended up very easy and understandable. Dan handled all of the details and made the entire search and transaction extremely easy and even enjoyable!Dan listened and took time to find the types of homes I wanted and what my preferences and dislikes were, ensuring that every prospect that was sent to me was qualified. He never wasted a moment of my time and every home I viewed was a viable prospect. I felt like he really understood me and had a true grasp of the type of homes and neighborhoods I wanted.My current home has everything I wanted. It is not in a city that I initially looked into, but viewed it upon Dans recommendation and could not be more pleased with the location. The neighborhood is amazing and in just the right proximity to all the amenities and businesses I need. He has even provided me with references and contacts for to help me make the finishing touches to add my own personal touches to my home. I couldnt be happier and if I ever look for a new home or to sell this one, Dan Finder will be my first phone call.Sincerely,

    - Amber Hubbard
  • Buying your first home is a huge deal filled with a number of emotions: panic, stress, anxiety, excitement, and sheer joy when you actually find the right home! Dan really helped us handle all of those emotions that come with first time home buying. He quickly became a friend rather than just our realtor. Dan always made himself available for us, whether it be a phone call filled with questions or a day of viewing homes, he quickly eased our fears and made the whole experience fun and exciting. Dan is extremely knowledgeable and can explain the ins and outs of the real estate market in a way that makes sense (to us beginners) and is easily understood. Dan is genuine, sincere and he has a great sense of humor, which really helps when making such an important purchase. We highly recommend working with Dan, not only will he make your experience an amazing one, he will check in periodically afterwards to see how youre doing just like an old friend does.

    - Claudio and Jessica Cavedoni
  • Daniel Finder was hired by my wife and I to locate a home for us. Throughout the entire process, Dan acted professionally, diligently, and thoughtfully. His superior knowledge of the areas we had interest in was instrumental in assisting us to find exactly what we were looking for to meet our needs. Even more impressive, Dan stayed in constant contact during the due diligence period and continued to work for us on any matters that surfaced all the way to the deal closing and after. He is an excellent resource and is very prompt which is hard to find these days.Dan has gone above and beyond serving our needs with respect to our venture that extends well beyond a buyer/agent relationship which speaks a great deal about his integrity, commitment to his clients, and to his community. I would highly recommend Daniel Finder to anyone who is in need of an honest, professional real estate agent that is deeply committed to his clients.I look forward to working with Dan in the future should the opportunity arise.Sincerely

    - David A. Hoffman
  • Daniel Finder is an extraordinary realtor. He strives to find a home within your budget -- and he does this with a conscientious and knowledgeable demeanor. He truly likes what he does and his positive attitude transfers to those with whom he is in contact. It has been a pleasure working with Dan. We found an excellent realtor and made a good friend.

    - Stanley & Sheila Rogoff
  • To Whom it May Concern,It is my pleasure to recommend Dan Finder to anyone looking for a new home. His performance as our Realtor proved most valuable in acquiring our new home in Irvine, California.We had never bought any property in the state of California before. Dan's knowledge of the area and knowledge of the rules and regulations made our house hunting and eventual purchase a very enjoyable and easy process.Dan was always available to answer any and all questions we had. He answered them with total professionalism and honesty; which helped us make a better and wiser decision. A decision we are thrilled with.If my epxerience with Dan as a Realtor is any indication of how well he performs, you would be very lucky to have him as your Realtor. He really cares and wants to make your family's dreams come true.Sincerely,

    - Debra Curtis
  • To Whom It May Concern:This month I purchased my very first home through Dan Finder and I could not have had a more positive experience. Being that this was a very new adventure for me it was vital that I had someone to make this process exciting yet informative and I found all of that while working with Dan.The qualities I was looking for in a real estate agent were characteristics such as being intelligent and enthusiastic within the field of work, great communication and understanding what I wanted. I found all of these qualities in Dan and would recommend him to anyone looking for a new home. This was the biggest purchase I had ever made and I did not want anyone working with me that didn't make me feel that this was a very important event happening in my life or two that I wasn't an important client because I wasn't spending the massive amounts of money that their other clients were spending. I know through discussions with Dan that he had many clients he was working with while working with me and never once did I feel that I took a back seat to anyone else. He always made me feel important and that is something I will always thank him for.He consistently kept me in the loop about every single activity while purchasing my home along with all the previous locations I had been interested in. The second I had a question or concern he picked up the phone and figured out a solution regardless what time it was and that is something I appreciated to no end because I was never left in the dark. He would always be just as excited about the purchase as I was and it made it an extremely positive experience because once again he was truly working with me to help me find the best place he genuinely cared throughout the process. I feel that everyone should have a real estate agent that cares as much about the home buying process as Dan did for me.To clearly understand your wants and needs is what you need in a real estate agent. To have a real estate agent with constant excitement and genuine care for you and your search for properties is an extra bonus and thankfully I received all of these qualities in Dan. I'm sad to see this process end but glad to have found a great home and great friend. I know that my future home buying will be through Dan and once again I will be recommending him to anyone searching for their new home because when you work with Dan you know you'll be receiving the best quality service possible.Thank you,

    - Kaylin Tucker
  • Dan was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to rent, sell or buy. Dan treated me not as a client but more like a friend during the time we did business. He was always very courteous and always had my best interests in mind. I'm fairly new to the renting business, so when presented with options, Dan always walked me through the pros/cons and got me thinking about options and possibilities I had not even knew existed. He follows up constantly and so if you are the type who doesn't like constant status updates....well Dan will provide constant status updates and check in periodically to let you know he hasn't forgotten about you. Definitely would work with him again and he has certainly earned not only future business with me, but any future recommendations to friends/family that I may give!To give a bit more information, I was a homeowner looking to rent out my property to replace my current tenant. It wasn't a pleasant experience as my tenant was not being the most cooperative. Dan would always patiently walk me through my next steps but reassured me constantly that the ultimate decision was mine and not to let the stress of the matter cloud my judgement. He certainly went above and beyond to help me out of my difficult situation, and because of that, most certainly deserving of a great recommendation!

    - Tim Beucht