What my clients say...
Walnut Creek, Buyer and Seller
We lived in the same home in Walnut Creek, raised our 2 children, and created many wonderful memories. After enjoying our home for over 40 years, we acknowledged we weren’t as young and energetic as we once were. We recognized the need to downsize was imminent, so we began our tasks to accomplish this. Our first call was to Dayna Wilson – to handle both the purchase of a more practical home and to sell our existing home.
We originally met Dayna when attending her Savvy Seniors seminars. The guest speakers were informative, and the topics were always interesting. Dayna’s expertise was unquestionably what we needed.
We were confident that Dayna made sure the necessary documentation was in order, there would be nothing missing that could cause problems with the sale or purchase now or in the future. Dayna watched the market and made suggestions, but always listened to our wants/needs. Her staff and team of qualified experts kept the processes moving with little concern on our part; all were a pleasure to work with.
Although this was a difficult process to maneuver, both physically and mentally, we couldn’t have done it without Dayna’s encouragement and expertise. And happily, through the processes, she has become a good friend. We are happy to recommend her to you; she is a pleasure to work with and truly an expert to turn to with your “savvy seniors” needs.
Gary & Maggi Miller
Martin R. - Seller Walnut Creek & Concord
“In 2011, I was in the need of a realtor to help sell my late father’s home. Being from out-of-state, I asked one of his neighbors, who recommended Dayna Wilson based on other local feedback. I selected Dayna to help sell his home and she was extremely helpful getting his house inspected, appropriate repairs identified, contractors identified, repairs completed and finally staged for sale. Dayna’s knowledge of the local market was effective in setting a fair price that yielded a sale in short order.
Based on our prior experience, I called Dayna to help sell another 'investment' property in July of 2022. Again, Dayna and her team arranged a home inspection and assisted in finding contractors to perform work within a tight time schedule. My decision was to sell this property “as-is” but recognized that certain improvements would be necessary and Dayna’s input on what was appropriate was most helpful.
Using comparable sales, a target price was set, but Dayna quickly recognized that with the change in interest rates and resulting impact on sales, an adjustment in the asking price was appropriate. We reacted quickly, yielding to multiple offers above the adjusted asking price. Being out-of-state, I relied on Dayna to provide continuous feedback to me throughout the sales process and she helped satisfactorily resolve a last-minute issue identified by the buyer. The sale went through very smoothly and quickly, which was exactly what I was hoping for.
In summary, I was very satisfied by Dayna, and her teams, support, and guidance for both of my property sales, and would recommend them for their experience, sales support, and guiding input."
Seller, Walnut Creek
I worked with Dayna on the sale of my late brother's condo. My brother lived in Walnut Creek, California and I live in Washington state. Her help was invaluable in getting through the sale of his condo. She worked with me for 5 months even though I couldn't sign a listing agreement due to delays caused by the court not being open due to COVID-19. Originally, I thought we'd improve the condo and she introduced me to contractors. Ultimately I decided to sell the condo as-is. She was very responsive and helped arrange to get the condo cleaned out for sale. She provided excellent advice on the listing price to encourage interest and explained that listing at a lower price wouldn't necessarily mean getting offers for less than I was willing to accept. The market for the condo was excellent and we received 14 offers at or above the listing price within 3 days of listing. The highest offer was 20 percent above the listing price and the property closed in about a week after it was listed. Dayna worked extremely hard and was very proactive in sheparding the sales process working with me, the other realtor and the title company to see that the closing went smoothly. I found Dayna to be easy to work with and very knowledgeable about her craft. I would highly recommend Dayna for any real estate transaction.
Mary Kay, Seller, Walnut Creek
Working with Dayna and her team made the selling of my mother's home a snap! Dayna was able to coordinate pre-sale repairs, inspections, painting and staging, which really enhanced the home - and we had offers immediately. Since I did not live very nearby the home it was so helpful to have a local team coordinating things for me - it really saved time. Documents were easily sent and received online and escrow was handled very smoothly. I was very pleased with the whole process - thank you Dayna!
Alex R., Buyer, Antioch
My wife and I started to hunt for our second home and contacted Dayna to help with the process. It was apparent from the beginning that we made a great choice since her expertise and experience were what we needed. She's not someone who will push a sale. On the contrary, she pointed out facts about homes that we overlooked. We felt that she cared about us making the right decision with no regrets. Home buying can be a stressful experience, but we felt comfortable knowing Dayna was on our side.
She was efficient throughout the process - from understanding our needs, identifying prospective homes, being our advocate with the sellers during the negotiation & getting information about the home, the tons of documentation that come with a home purchase (she crosses her t's and dots her i's), and the communication through each step - which was very important. She also has an effective team behind her to support the logistics. We were able to close in less than 30 days from the offer.
Dayna is knowledgeable in all aspects of home purchase and provided advice in choosing not only lenders & contractors, but also design and aesthetic ideas. She never dropped the ball in any step - was available even through her vacation time! And her services did not stop after the sale was done. She helped us with gardener, pool, pest services, etc. In all, my wife and I were very grateful to have Dayna on our side and will recommend her without any hesitation. Less
Seller, Walnut Creek
Dayna and her team were awesome. My Dad just turned 90 and needed to sell his house and move out of state into assisted living. The house had "good bones" but needed a lot of deferred maintenance. Dayna coordinated the whole process, from arranging home inspections, repair estimates, moving and/or disposing of his furniture and personal effects, and even gathering up mail that wasn't forwarded and sending it to him after the house was sold. Her advice on pricing and marketing the house was spot on, resulting in a cash offer above our asking price shortly after we listed the house. Outstanding turn-key service--we couldn't be happier with the results!
Buyer, Walnut Creek
Dayna Wilson is fantastic! Dayna was recommended to me by a friend who said she is the perfect real estate agent to help a first-time buyer find and purchase a home. (That would be a first-time buyer like me -- terrified about the whole idea of finding and purchasing a home!) When I first met Dayna, I knew my friend was right about Dayna.
Dayna is so perceptive. When she and I first met, she saw my anxiety. After we chatted for a minute or two, she explained home buying, financing, closing, etc., in a way that alleviated my worries. She quickly identified what I was looking for and had lots of ideas about options which would interest me. Dayna is delightful, has a great sense of humor, and is so fun to be with! She went way above and beyond, and I know she worked more than 24/7 for me. Her assistant Tammie Taylor is wonderful, too. When the deal closed, Tammie personally came all the way to my office to bring me the keys to my new house!! Tammie is lovely and as dedicated as Dayna.
Dayna turned the endeavor which I thought was going to be painful and frightening into a positive experience. With her knowledge, know-how, cheerful disposition and grace, Dayna ensured my success!
You can understand from what I have written above why I have been recommending Dayna to all my friends, and I definitely recommend Dayna to anyone and everyone who is looking to buy a home!
Seller, Walnut Creek
Dayna Wilson is quite simply the best Realtor I have used. She is 110% committed and went out of her way to immediately take care of every situation that came up. She knows the market inside out, gives you a very detailed outline on how to prepare your property for sale. In addition when the going gets tough, Dayna will fight tooth and nail for you. She is professional, honest, punctual, informative and has your best interest at heart
Buyer, Walnut Creek
We bought our first home recently and Dayna helped us all the way through. She is very professional, always well prepared and does her home work really well. It was long search as we were looking for a perfect house and she never rushed us to buy. She was very patient as we were searching all the way from Berkeley to walnut creek . Always gives lot of insights, points out downside so we won't get excited and forget important things to ask or look for.
She uses all online tools for signing and follow up so its easy to get through documentation process.
Even after buying the house she made sure we are all good and even got us one of the missing item from seller which was listed as part of the sale.
Lastly but important factor is that she works with you like a family member. Always smiles and greets you and doesn't get frustrated for delays that we had to encounter due to crazy traffic.
I would recommend here any family choosing to buy their dream home
J. Clausen, Seller, Concord
Our experience with Dayna was delightful. We met her at an Open House when we were just starting the process looking for a new home. At the time we did not have a realtor, so we were definitely looking for one that fit our needs and wants. We spent a good deal of time getting to know her and found out we had a family member who knew her and her mom well. We knew right away that she was the right realtor for us!
Soon after meeting her at the Open House, we were signing papers and listing our house. This was a stressful process, but she was right there to support with any questions or needs we had. She even did most of this while out of town. She was very responsive and was able to be reached by phone, text, and email.
The house selling process went quite smoothly thanks to Dayna. We listed our house and within a week of it being on the market, it sold! There were a few bumps in the road finalizing all details with the buyer, but Dayna was there to take care of all the necessary paperwork and communications to make sure the house sold in time for us to purchase our next home.
During the last few weeks of finalizing the sell of our home, we made an offer on a house we were interested in moving to. This was again a stressful process as we only had a few weeks to move into our next home. Our fear was we would not find a new home in time to move into before we had to be out of our home that sold.
As with any purchase of any home, there are always things that can hold up the final sell. This situation was quite unique as the seller went out of the country without notifying anyone, so finalizing the paperwork was extremely difficult and very stressful. We only had one week left in our house before we had to move out, so getting into the house we purchased was not an easy process. Luckily, with her professionalism and constant line of communication being open, not to mention she was a GREAT advocate for us, we were able to move out of our home and into the next one just in time without moving into storage and living in a hotel.
I would highly recommend Dayna to anyone looking for a realtor. She went over, above, and beyond any expectations we had.