Daniel has all of the qualities that you could hope to find in a Realtor.
Daniel Oster is a determined and ambitious real estate professional who serves Santa Cruz County, Monterey County, Silicon Valley, and the Greater Bay Area. A Certified Residential Specialist with a Broker's License, Daniel is part of an elite group dedicated to the highest standard of real estate practice.
After earning a BSBA in finance and marketing with a minor in economics, Daniel relocated to Santa Cruz with his wife. He'd always been fascinated by real estate, from construction to design and even landscaping; every facet intrigued him. During his finance education, the unique investment potential of real estate catalyzed his decision to focus his career in real estate. More than 18 years later, and with over $250,000,000 sales under his belt, he continues to be enthusiastic about his field of expertise.
Perseverance, determination, and creativity are core values to Daniel equally important as living by the golden rule. He has always believed that conducting business honestly and ethically is the key to long term success.
Daniel thrives on being an advocate for his clients, and approaches each negotiation with their best interests at heart. When it comes to real estate negotiations, knowledge is power. With an unparalleled understanding the market, as well as the nuances motivating each party, Daniel is able to give his clients an edge to achieve the best possible outcome whether they are buying or selling.
Providing his clients with an advantage in the market that doesn't exist anywhere else is his driving force. His innovation and passion has earned Daniel more than 100 5-star reviews. Daniel is proud of his consistent track record of happy clients and his lifeline of repeat and referral customers.
On a personal note, Daniel loves spending time with his family. He and his wife have two wonderful kids. They regularly visit the beach and travel the local wildlands together, making a point of taking small excursions to hike, play, and explore together. Daniel is also a bit of a “foodie”, and enjoys the art and science of cooking. He’s also dabbled in wine-making, and enjoys learning more about the subtleties of wines from around the world.
Daniel checks every box! He made us feel comfortable, confident, and like we were his only clients throughout our entire process. We can’t say enough good things. Daniel is the Super-Man of realtors!— Buyer & Seller
Daniel sold my Fremont home and made the entire experience easy and painless even during COVID. Daniel listened to my goals and what I hoped to do and was able to support my requests. I greatly appreciated his support and patience with me during what could have been a difficult time but was made easy.— Seller
We definitely recommend the services, Daniel, without any hesitation. He definitely demonstrated to us his well-seasoned knowledge of the real estate market when selling our home in a challenging covid-19 market. He kept us motivated and focused on the positive during the challenging experience. His selling strategy was excellent and managed to sell our home at above the asking price. Definitely, an easy person to work with enjoyed the experience.— Seller
We recently sold our home and Daniel was our realtor. We would highly recommend using Daniel. We had interviewed and met with 3 other realtors. Daniel is extremely knowledgeable, very easy to work with, and cares. Selling a house can be extremely stressful, but not with Daniel. He made the whole process less stressful, he explains what you need to know and he was at every show. He totally goes over and above any realtor, we have used in the past. We feel that we have gained a friend in Daniel. We would highly recommend him to anyone who is buying or selling their home.— Seller
Daniel did an excellent job in helping us sell our Scotts Valley house. He was very knowledgeable of the real estate in the area and helped us net and navigate multiple offers very effectively. We ended up selling the house for 10% more than I had originally anticipated. Daniel is a true professional and very down earth and extremely easy to work with. He was very honest about minimum necessary repairs for the house and was very good at sussing out what repairs would bring the most value and helped encourage us to state the house, which was well worth it. Overall great experience!— Seller
My wife and I were first-time house buyers and knew nothing of the system. We were looking to move extremely quickly on our purchase and needed someone we could trust. Daniel was also working with the sellers but his advice and guidance through the whole process never left us with anything but confidence in Daniel. Whenever we had questions Daniel was prompt to answer. Even going as far as to track down local experts to answer our questions and putting in touch with people we could talk to. He is extremely knowledgeable of the area and is known by people are the neighborhood we purchased in. If you are looking for a realtor that you can trust and ge...— Buyer
Daniel's calm demeanor and professionalism make the experience of buying a home easy. He was very accommodating with our schedule and very responsive to our calls and texts. Daniel's expertise in the area of Felton and Boulder Creek specifically was very impressive giving the information necessary about the homes, roads, and neighborhoods to make an informed decision. He is not just trying to sell you a house instead he envisions you in your home and gives you his honest opinion without bias. His trustworthiness and ability to "make it happen" is unparalleled as I have seen him work some impossible deadlines saving us our time, money and most import...— Buyer
After 24-years in our charming Felton house, we had made the decision to relocate after purchasing a home in another state. That put us on a timeline to get our existing home sold as quickly as possible. Not having a clue as to who to use as a real estate agent, we resorted to online research and came up with Daniel Oster, Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker. The reviews were overwhelmingly positive and he seemed to be a young, energetic, and highly creative individual. All that we can say is this was definitely an understatement! We met with Daniel for the first time and he told us about his marketing strategies and methods. One thing that was co...— Seller
Daniel has all of the qualities that you could hope to find in a Realtor. He is confident, knows the market, is willing to go the extra mile, is creative with marketing strategies, and respects the needs and challenges of the seller. The house we were trying to sell was tricky. The floor plan was unusual, and a portion of the house was converted to a very traditional Japanese living space. We knew it would not appeal to everyone. We needed to find the right buyer. We also needed to find the right agent. We spoke with several real estate agents before we found one who inspired confidence and could provide us with a reasonable plan to achieve our goal...— Seller
Absolutely outstanding from start to finish!— Martin L. | Buyer | Seller
Daniel exhibited immense patience during our 3-year search for a home in Seabright. In the end, he coached us well in the purchase of our dream home on the rim of the harbor. Daniel is conscientious and easy to work with. Working with Daniel was a very positive experience.— John P. | Buyer
Daniel is a true advocate for his clients. He makes himself totally available for questions and reassurance throughout the selling process. It was a great relief knowing that whatever information we needed to gather or convey, we could count on Daniel to do so expediently and with complete transparency. His knowledge of the process and culture of California real estate is an invaluable asset.— Joshua C. | Seller
Daniel has been a wonderful and impressive resource for our buying, selling, and researching needs. Always knowledgeable, insightful, ethical, and supportive to us in all facets of our real estate transactions in addition to being just a delightful person who has become a trusted friend. We've been tremendously impressed since 2008 so we've got a long history of working well together. We have and will continue to refer Daniel to all of my friends and associates for any of their real estate needs.— Paula Victoria G. | Buyer & Seller
We've used Daniel to both buy and sell and he is great. He has a lot of knowledge about homes, not just essentials' such as doing comps, listing, and negotiating but about property lines, septic systems, asbestos, water wells you name it, he's seen it. I also think Daniel is very professional and goes the extra mile to be available and responsive to his clients. Very trustworthy and communicates well. I would definitely use Daniel for any of our future real estate needs and highly recommend him.— Eddie & Summer R. | Buyer & Seller
Selecting a realtor can be difficult, but the first time I met Daniel I knew he was the right one for us. We wanted a realtor who was honest and approachable, someone with excellent problem-solving and negotiating skills, and keen real estate knowledge. After all, we were entrusting this person with our most important investment, our home. Daniel gave us sound advice and made himself readily available throughout the entire process. Daniel Oster is a thoughtful and creative person who truly sees his work as a collaborative process. We appreciate his eagerness and ability to provide excellent service. Thanks, Daniel!— Cynthia E. | Buyer
We were immediately impressed and comfortable with Daniel. He was prepared with information and comps in the area and explained the process to us which made our decision easier in selecting him as our realtor. Always accessible and willing to go the extra mile. He made us feel as if we were his only clients never too busy to answer a question or take our phone calls. We would highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling a home. He was always concerned about our comfort throughout the process, never rushing us on decisions which with the stress that comes with selling our home we truly appreciated. Thank you Daniel for everything you are the best!— Andre Delores R. | Seller
Daniel helped us buy a new home in the Santa Cruz mountains and sell our condo in San Jose, and we are so happy with the results and with how the whole process went. He is an amazing realtor who we highly recommend! Daniel is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced, and we really valued that he took the time to explain to us so many of the idiosyncrasies of living in the mountains with a well and septic system and so on. He helped us get an amazing home very quickly and at a favorable price in the midst of a really hot market. And he helped us sell our condo above the asking price within a week of listing it. Daniel made the whole process easy. I k...— Sarah S. | Buyer & Seller
Daniel helped us sell our home in Scotts Valley, CA this spring. We had been working with him for over a year while waiting for our dream home to pop up. We were finally ready to sell and got in contract within a week of the first open house having had multiple offers and counteroffers. Daniel had hired a professional photographer that developed such amazing photos of our property we feel (and heard from others) how much this helped make our house look beautiful and get people to come and take a look. Daniel was so helpful, honest, professional, intelligent, caring, and patient. He made really important suggestions and guided us in the right directi...— Cathleen | Seller
We chose to sell two properties within about a year. One was an investment property and one was our home. For the investment property, we worked with another broker and for our home sale, we worked with Daniel. The experiences were vastly different. Daniel evaluated our home property well before it went on the market. He made suggestions on what to change or repair and what to leave alone. He was extremely budget-conscious. Daniel marketed our house like it was a multimillion-dollar property. He hired a great photographer and created stellar marketing pieces. When it came to listing the house he knew right where to price it. The broker representing ...— Matt W. | Seller
We can recommend Daniel highly enough. He is a very dedicated, responsive, communicative, and professional realtor. He represented us in the sale of our townhouse, and the purchase of a new home in Bonny Doon. Aspects of these transactions were tricky, including a quick timeline to find buyers for our townhouse, and difficulties in the purchase of our new home. But Daniel skillfully navigated us through each and every normal and not so normal aspect of the sale and purchasing process. He had a very pragmatic approach to helping us get our townhouse ready for sale, and knew where we could best apply our resources to showcase our home for potential bu...— Kendra & Mike T. | Buyer & Seller
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