Daniel Oster

    Daniel Oster

    CalDRE #01381869
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    (86 reviews)
    Overall star rating: 4.9
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    2018
    Home buyer in santa cruz
    02/08/18
    John gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    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.
    12/21/14
    John gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel stayed with us over an almost four year search. We were looking for that perfect home in Santa Cruz, close to the harbor but with some privacy and space. It was hard. We finally found it and are very happy. Daniel showed great patience and provided thoughtful guidance during our search. He understood us and did not try to modify our dream. Nice job Daniel!
    Home buyer in Felton
    02/08/18
    Eddie & Summer gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    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.
    10/18/14
    Eddie & Summer gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel is the best realtor around and we would use no one else. We have worked with Daniel several times over the past six years or so. In this competitive Seller's market, Daniel was tireless in assisting our pursuit for an investment house. Although it took almost a year, Daniel was as enthusiastic and helpful and dedicated on the last house as the first, and we saw too many houses to count. Whatever the house situation or condition, Daniel had knowledge and Skills to deal with whatever came up – whether it be septic, plumbing, checking permits at County, tenant issues, psperwork, etc. I would definitely recommend Daniel as your Realtor!
    05/23/10
    Eddie & Summer gave Daniel 4 stars out of 5
    Daniel did a great job.Good communication skills, kept us informed throughout the process. He had a comfortable mannerism which is easy to work with. Very competent in his field.
    2016
    Home buyer in Santa Cruz
    10/11/16
    Kendra & Mike gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    We cannot 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 buyers. He was very familiar with the market, and was dedicated to getting our home in contract quickly (which he did!). But perhaps more importantly, Daniel helped us through a difficult purchase (at least in our very limited experience). In addition to all the skills I've already talked about, Daniel brought two very important things to our lives during this time: calm and optimism. He listened to our concerns at all times, when we thought the purchase was in threat to fall through, but always helped us see the light at the end of the tunnel. And now we have our forever home. We also ended up using a number of people that Daniel recommended we work with, from painters, to handymen, to loan agents, and had quality experiences across the board. After we were through escrow, I asked Daniel how many clients he was juggling along with us and he told us it had been a really busy period. However, we never felt like we were not getting 100% of his attention. Finally, on top of being an awesome realtor, Daniel is very friendly and kind person.
    Home buyer in Boulder Creek
    05/16/16
    Martin gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    absolutely outstanding - from start to finish!
    Home seller in Boulder Creek
    01/14/16
    AndreDelores gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    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 to 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!!!
    2015
    Townhome seller in Santa Cruz
    06/18/15
    PaulVictoria gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    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 a long history of working well together. We have and will continue to refer Daniel to all of my friends and assiciates for any of their real estate needs.
    Home seller in Felton
    06/11/15
    Matt gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    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/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 our investment properties made suggestions as well. We spent a significant amount of capital following these suggestions. Both homes created significant "Buzz" when they hit the market. Daniel was there to foster the excitement on our home and ran two extremely well attended open houses. Four days later we had over ten legitimate offers on our property. Meanwhile our investment property sat for weeks. The weeks turned into months. When it was all said and done, Daniel sold our property for well over asking, in less than a week and at a price that set the market. Our investment property eventually sold for well under asking. Daniel kept us up to date on the progress of Escrow, and let us know what we needed to pay attention to. We are pleased with our experience. We would recommend him in a heartbeat. He is helping us find our next home. I look forward to writing about our positive experience with him after that transaction is complete.
    Home buyer in Daly City
    06/11/15
    Joshua gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    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.
    03/30/11
    Joshua gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel went above and beyond what I would expect from a realtor. He was the first agent my wife and I ever worked with who felt like he was 100% on our team. He went to bat for us every time and always hit home runs.
    01/02/15
    Moses gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    I met with about 5 realtors and Daniel was by far the best. From the initial meeting to the end of the sale, Daniel was amazing. He knew how EVERY step of the process works. He reads through the contract and never misses a thing. His attention to details rivals that of a lawyers mixed with an accountant. I am definitely recommending him to every single person I know who is buying/selling a house.
    2014
    Home seller in Boulder Creek
    10/21/14
    Jason gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    This was our first time selling a home and second time working with Daniel. Daniel helped us buy the house and we knew we wanted to use him again for the sale of the house. I can't say enough about Daniel's professionalism,attention to detail, and honestly during the sell our home. We had a number of unforeseen bumps come up from inspection reports but Daniel was amazing in walking us through all of our options and helping us through the difficult decisions. His attention to detail and willingness to do whatever it takes to close the deal with the best possible outcome produced a result that exceeded our expectations. We especially appreciated the amount of extra research time Daniel spent to ensure that what he told us was not just an assumption. He even helped out with some minor fixes around the house to help us get the house ready to list. I would highly recommend Daniel to anyone!
    03/08/09
    Jason gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel made our home buying process not only simple but fun. He was professional and on top of everything. He was willing to answer EVERY question and help us navigate through all the paperwork and even the deep dark county records. Daniel was quick to respond to emails and phone calls, even late on a Sunday night, which kept us from worrying about the little (and big) things. He was quick to learn our likes, dislikes and make suggestions based on our preferences and in our best interest. Daniel has a great sense of humor and fit right in with our family. We spent a lot of time with him looking at houses, and driving all over the county, so it was important that he was not just a stuffy a business man, eager to make a buck, but actually a real person who could engage, laugh and have fun! With a 6 month old baby in the back of the car, we also needed some flexibility. Daniel was not only accommodating, but helpful and made friends with our little guy! We would recommend Daniel to anyone, any time, any where! Thanks Daniel!
    Home buyer in Aptos
    08/10/14
    Jaime gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel established himself as a patient, responsive and professional agent from the very beginning, even when we were discussing our preliminary interests about homes and areas. When we began the search process, he always maintained this same level of dedication to our needs and concerns. Daniel communicated with sellers, appraisers, and other parties with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail throughout the entire process. He not only earned our respect and appreciation as a real estate agent, but as someone we will forever consider a friend. We cannot say enough about our work with him in this process and offer our highest recommendation of him to anyone searching for a home. We will always turn to him first for any of our future real estate needs.
    Condo seller in Half Moon Bay
    04/16/14
    Todd gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel Oster is the most trustworthy, reliable, results-oriented realtor you could ever hope for. He has helped my family with two transactions in the past couple of years and each time has delivered outstanding results. Not only does Daniel conduct extensive research to understand the local market, potential risks, and likely price trajectory, he also possesses exceptional communication and negotiation skills. At no point in either of our transactions with Daniel did I feel uninformed, under-prepared or unsure of next steps, action items, or likely outcomes. When challenges present themselves, Daniel expertly navigates the legal processes as well as the communications with all involved parties. What I appreciate most about Daniel's approach is that he helps his client to make smart decisions by evaluating many potential factors, including the client's needs. Daniel is a superstar realtor - highly, highly recommended!
    04/02/13
    Todd gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel helped us to buy our first home. It was a complicated short sale with lots of challenges and deadlines. To add to the difficulty of the transaction, my wife and I were expecting a baby at the time when the sale was finalized. Daniel expertly navigated the entire process and stayed on top of communications with the various lenders, the title company, and the seller over a period of 9 months. Daniel also helped us to negotiate a very good deal on the property. Daniel went above and beyond at every step of the process and helped us to feel confident about the purchase and well informed about each detail. He visited the property several times when we could not be present, spoke with the neighbors, conducted research on the surrounding area, and connected us with a bank which could meet our specific needs. While my wife and I were in the hospital after the birth of our son, Daniel hired an inspector, and arranged for a mobile notary to visit our hospital room so we could sign the final papers before the hard deadline. Daniel is an outstanding agent with great communication skills, extensive local knowledge, and strong attention to detail. I would especially recommend him to any first-time home buyer.
    2013
    Home buyer in Capitola
    11/23/13
    Andy gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    As buyers we were chasing the home prices during this most recent flurry of sales in the Capitola area. Daniel was patient and after nearly one year of looking, we finally found our home. Thanks for the being persistent and not giving up on us!
    Home buyer in Santa Cruz
    10/08/13
    Cheryl gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel is the best! I cannot imagine anyone doing a better job than Daniel in navigating the entire process. As a first-time home buyer, I knew next to nothing about buying a house. Luckily for me, a friend who had just recently purchased a home highly recommended Daniel. For six months, Daniel very patiently drove me around to various properties - always answering my questions and providing insight as to value, cost of renovation and noting details in the house I never would have noticed. One time, when I spontaneously stopped on my own at an open house, and was interested in the property, I called Daniel and he met me there that afternoon. I had to remind myself that Daniel had other clients, because he always made me feel like he was 100 percent dedicated to helping me find the right home, and he seemed to be in no hurry. I never once felt pushed or directed towards settling on something that wasn't right. Where I have the most appreciation for Daniel was once I found the house I wanted. It was a multiple offer situation and extremely stressful because it was the first house that I really wanted, but I didn't want to overpay. Thanks to Daniel, we were successful and my offer was accepted. He walked me through the inspections, assisted me in finding contractors for work that needed to be done and then eventually negotiated a very good price reduction based what was found during inspections. Throughout the process, there were several late-night long phone calls figuring out the offer, the counter-offer, going through disclosures and listening to my fear and uncertainty regarding making the biggest purchase of my life. Daniel listened and offered calming insight. It struck me that he never once tried to end those conversations, but always allowed me to process until some type of clarity developed and then waited for me to decide when to end the phone call. I always felt, and still do feel, that Daniel is 100 percent out for my best interest. Even after closing, Daniel assisted with situations that arose. He has been there every step of the way. I also want to add that I very much appreciate Daniel's communication habits. It drives me crazy when people don't return calls, emails or texts, but I learned right away that I could count on Daniel to respond in a timely manner, which I greatly appreciate. Lastly, in addition to Daniel's professionalism and skill, he is a really nice guy. I feel like I have not only been helped through this incredible and intense process of buying a home, but I have gained a friend.
    Home buyer in Santa Cruz
    08/06/13
    Rowena gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel Oster, Real Estate Agent of Zip Realty, came highly recommended by a friend whom he had aided in the purchase of a home. We met Daniel and were instantly impressed by his preparedness and his professionalism. We called him after we drove by a house we were interested in, and he met us at the property in less than an hour. When he arrived, he handed us a folder with the property’s detailed information and specs, including pictures. His professionalism is unsurpassed by any realtor we have met and work with (throughout the years, we have worked with at least 10 or more). He always listens to us carefully, and always understands our wishes completely and is mindful of our criteria and goals. He constantly and consistently searches for additional properties for us that are most suitable to our investment needs. Since we are extremely busy professionals, we cannot afford to work with anyone who wastes our time by having the MLS software email us constantly on everything that vaguely resembles our interest. In addition to Daniel’s years of real estate experience and expertise in this field, we also benefited from his background and education in finance. All of his recommendations to us have been on point. He patiently guided us through each of our multiple purchases through him. With his knowledge, he was able to skillfully navigate through all phrases of the negotiations. At all times, he safeguarded our interest. Daniel has excellent communication skills and can be reached any time to answer our many questions. He constantly goes above and beyond for us from day one. For example, we were interested in a property within the San Lorenzo flood zone and have questions and concerns about purchasing in that area. Daniel took it upon himself to research the history of the San Lorenzo flood zone and Santa Cruz County’s beautification Project. He educated us on the history, background, and current regulations of the area. His research helped us tremendously in making a wise and educated decision regarding the purchase of this property. We’ve now worked with Daniel for several years; we truly value his integrity. He has proven to be an invaluable asset to us. We look forward with confidence to have Daniel Oster handle our future real estate needs.
    07/12/13
    Rowena gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel Oster is a consummate professional. Daniel not only understands the pros and cons of each property and area, he also has a solid background in finance. In a realty and finance world filled with people who make a living by "stretching the truth" and omitting pertinent information, Daniel stands tall with integrity and insight. Frankly, we want to keep him to ourselves, but this gentleman has earned and deserves high praise. He is simply, by far, the best Realtor my wife and I have ever utilized (we've worked with well over 10 agents or brokers, including close friends in this field). Daniel Oster is far and away the best. 10 star rating.
    Home buyer in Capitola
    07/12/13
    Paul gave Daniel 4 stars out of 5
    Daniel was very professional, trustworthy and always returned our calls. He was able to give us all the local contacts we needed from landscaper to architect.
    Condo seller in Santa Clara
    06/23/13
    Barbara gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel is the best! We bought our condo in 2007 and sold it through him in 2012. Even with an awful economy, he came through with flying colors! Can't say enough about his attention to detail and professional demeanor.
    04/29/07
    Barbara gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel was terrific. Went out his way to make sure everthing was to our satisfaction.
    Home buyer in Watsonville
    06/19/13
    Deborah gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    We were looking to buy a retirement home on the coast and after being dissatisfied with several other local Realtor, we hit the jackpot with Daniel. He is extremely accessible (the others were not!) and his attention to detail made this one of the easiest home purchases (and hopefully the last) we have done. I would highly recommend him to any one interested in purchasing a home and would not hesitate to call him if we had any future need of his services.
    Townhome buyer in Capitola
    06/18/13
    Sheri gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel was recommended to me by someone who also purchased a townhome in Capitola. He did not disappoint. He was very knowledgeable with the area. Listened to what we wanted in our vacation home and showed us places with those features. He gave us great advice without being pushy. Had the patience to show us many places in the different Santa Cruz areas. We are very happy with our purchase and would encourage anyone needing a great realtor to contact Daniel. I have 3 different members who are looking to purchase in the area who are all currently working with Daniel.
    06/21/10
    Sheri gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Soquel
    05/11/13
    Sarah gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel is 100% dedicated to his client's success in finding not just the right home, but home that they will truly be happy in and satisfied with. He really continually goes above and beyond to make sure the real estate transaction happens as expected, without surprises. I wholeheartedly recommend Daniel as the agent to handle one's next real estate transaction and I plan to work with him again. Thanks, Daniel!
    Home buyer in Capitola
    03/21/13
    John gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel was professional and helpful throughout the process. He was available to answer all my questions and was patient to answer them multiple times. He communicated well with us and the seller and was able to successfully negotiate beneficial terms in the sale. And in the end was able to provide an extra touch most other agents probably would not have. Highly recommended.
    Home buyer in Soquel
    02/20/13
    Rhett gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Without hesitation Daniel is the best agent out there! He is extremely available no matter what part of the process you are in, whether it be your first call, or getting ready for close. He is professional, punctual, and very knowledgeable. His knowledge is second to none, anywhere from market conditions, the loan process, contract writing, right down to knowing what kind of neighborhood, or a particular street the house is on. Daniel is the type of agent that takes his cues from you, if you need extra time or help, he is there as needed. Yet if you don't need much hand holding, he will listen to your needs as requested. Also, not once did I ever feel I was second fiddle, or that there were any other buyers around. When Daniel is with you, he is dedicated to you. I wish that I had found Daniel on the first try, as I had gone through a couple of other agents. That is why I am writing this review, obviously not only to recognize the great job Daniel has done, but also to guide any prospective buyer into a positive, worthwhile experience when buying a home.
    Home buyer in Aptos
    01/25/13
    JillJoe gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel was referred to us by 2 other families who were also very happy with his services. We have since referred him to others who again are very happy. Daniel met all of our expectations as a realtor, was extremely responsive and on top of our home search. We waited 9 months on a short sale and are happy to say we closed before year end. We have Daniel to thank for his follow through, knowledge of real estate contract provisions, and perseverance. Highly recommended!
    2012
    Home buyer in San Jose
    10/02/12
    Justin gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel is friendly and patient. He never makes you feel rushed. He does a good job explaining things.
    Townhome buyer in Capitola
    05/30/12
    Chris gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel did a great job for me, I would highly recommend him to handle your real estate needs.
    2011
    Home buyer in Ben Lomond
    10/19/11
    Tomasz gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel is an outstanding agent on multiple levels. His knowledge and know how of buying a house in SanTa Cruz mountains is superb. I would highly ecommend Daniel to anyone who has doubts. On personal level : Daniel I would like to thank you. Great person, great agent, great financial advisor. Very satisfied home buyer.
    09/21/11
    Tomasz gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel is an outstanding agent His knowledge of buying a house on mountains is superb I highly recommend Daniel
    Home buyer in Scotts Valley
    10/16/11
    Jonathan gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel Oster is honest, caring, professional, knowledgeable, courteously, etc. One of his many strong points is his communication skills. Daniel made it a point to keep us informed throughout the process of selling our house and the purchase of our current house. Even though Daniel has other clients, made us feel like we were his only ones.
    08/23/11
    Jonathan gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel is professional, honest, caring and knowledgable. He communicates every step of the process with us. Daniel goes above and beyond the call of duty. He has a sincere concern for his clients.
    Home buyer in Ben Lomond
    10/12/11
    Brent gave Daniel 4 stars out of 5
    We have had several transactions with real estate agents in the past and Daniel was the most attentive, professional agent thus far. He asked follow up questions and maintained a calm demeanor throughout the escrow period. He was familiar with all aspects of the real estate process including the loan.
    Home buyer in Soquel
    08/20/11
    Stacia gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in San Jose
    07/07/11
    Ken gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Aptos
    06/21/11
    Dana gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    We had a wonderful experience with Daniel in buying our home in Aptos. Daniel understood the very particular needs we were looking for in a home and was able to focus our search on properties that woudl be of most interest to us, making our search very efficient. During the process, Daniel really offered much more service than I consider an agent's responsiblity, by giving us his views on construction issues with the homes we were seeing, offering assistance to arrange contractors after purchase, and providing an incredible amount of diligence and follow through in a difficult closing process. All during the process, Daniel offered unbiased, no pressure advice and really made us feel he was looking out for our best interests. Daniel has a lot of experience selling houses in this area and that experience was invaluable. Daniel is absolutely a fantastic agent, with a ton of personal integrity, and I highly recommend him if you are looking for a home.
    Home seller in Los Gatos
    05/25/11
    BrentGael gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    In our search for the perfect Realtor, we went through a very comprehensive interviewing process with every major Agency in our area because we were determined to get the highest market value for our home, even though there were many foreclosures in our area. We knew this would be a tough task and it would take a very competent Realtor to close the sale at the price we were asking. When we selected Daniel to be our Realtor, we recognized some special qualities in him that set him apart from all of the others. His straight forward honesty, calm determination and exceptional communication skills navigated us through some potentially disastrous obstacles while keeping everything moving forward in a remarkably smooth manner. I can't imagine anyone better at walking you through the selling process along with ultimately closing the sale, than Daniel. In the end, it was a very positive and happy experience for both the new buyer's and for us. Daniel clearly exceeded our greatest expectations proving himself to be a highly valued Realtor and friend. In appreciation, Brent & Gail Sack
    Home buyer in Capitola
    04/02/11
    Brenda gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    It took me 6 years to find THE HOME and Daniel was patient, supportive, and understanding during those entire 6 years. I am grateful to have had his support during this process.
    Home buyer in Santa Cruz
    02/16/11
    Leon gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Ben Lomond
    02/15/11
    julie gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    06/15/09
    julie gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel is an excellent real estate agent. He is strategic, knowledgable, smart, responsive, and a nice guy.
    Home seller in Boulder Creek
    02/14/11
    Erik gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Reviewer has chosen to keep review private
    Townhome buyer in Scotts Valley
    02/10/11
    nancy gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    This is my first home purchase, and as such I believe that my choice in realtors was critical to the experience. Daniel was never pushy, just tried to guide me to the purchase that I wanted. He answered all of my questions in a way that made sense to me. It's pretty amazing to find a person that has such integrity in any business, but clearly Daniel finds this an important aspect of his customer service. The person he referred to do my chimney work told me that Daniel has the most integrity of any realtor he has worked with - ever. I can't say thank you enough for the job that he did in helping me find my dream house. I would never use anyone else.
    2010
    Home buyer in Boulder Creek
    11/30/10
    jacob gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel Oster is a true professional that I will recommend to everyone I know. In a difficult and ever-changing market, he worked aggressively to ensure that I was well informed and that my family and I ended up with a house we truly love. Daniel's knowledge and patience is second to none, and we are so grateful we had him on our side during our search for the perfect home. We found it, and couldn't have done it without Daniel.
    Home buyer in Saratoga
    08/27/10
    greg gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel was extremely professional and knowledgeable. He provided great advice and was always available to show properties, but never made us feel pressured. He was extremely thorough in his follow through during every stage of the process from investigating listings, through the closing of escrow. In addition, he was a skilled negotiator and helped us secure a great deal. We could not have been more pleased with the entire transaction.
    Home buyer in Aptos
    08/24/10
    Heather gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Gilroy
    08/03/10
    Imre gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Very professional and knowledgeable, a pleasure to work with.
    Home seller in Campbell
    07/03/10
    Janice gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    We appreciated Daniel's promptness and overall knowledge of the real estate industry.
    Home seller in Santa Cruz
    06/10/10
    JaylynBrendlenKellie gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel was amazing, cooperative and persevered in the face of multiple escrows.
    Home buyer in Carmel
    03/20/10
    Rajnish gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel was a great find. He kept the transaction on track, negotiated well on our behalf and was a pleasure to interact with. We wish Daniel continued success.
    Home seller in Aptos
    01/26/10
    Gabrielle gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel is much smarter than most real estate agents and is a cut-above in sophistication. He was very patient with the long process of making the final decision to sell a house I lived in for 20 years and was very attached to. He also has patience with the process of looking at houses for me to buy also.
    Home seller in Morgan Hill
    01/15/10
    Peter gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    2009
    Home buyer in Santa Cruz
    10/28/09
    Gary gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel went above and beyond providing us with an extremely pleasant home shopping experience, even in the midst of challending situations. After working with several other agents before meeting Daniel, I can honestly say that he is the most organized, proficient, diligent and knowledgable agent I've come across. I would highly suggest working with Daniel to anyone trying to navigate the maze of the home shopping world. Thanks Daniel for all your patience, organization, honesty and complete professionalism - you revived my confidence in real estate agents...
    Home buyer in Boulder Creek
    10/24/09
    Justine gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Our good friends referred us to Daniel, and we couldn't be more thankful! He was great to work with. He has a ton of knowledge about real estate and homes, and he is dedicated to finding you your home . It truly felt like he was a good friend looking out for us, not just someone looking to make money off of us. Daniel inspected each house with us, gave us advice when asked, and spent countless hours answering questions or setting up any paperwork or inspections we needed. Buying a home can be very stressful, and it was wonderful to have someone like Daniel on our side. He went above and beyond anything that we imagined a realtor could do for us. It made the experience so much easier. We couldn't have done it without him (or at least without ripping our hair out!). I would recommend him to anyone, you will not be dissapointed!
    Home seller in Los Gatos
    10/11/09
    Marilyn gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel provided us with excellent service. He was very professional and knowledgeable and provided excellent advice and tips to make selling our home easier. We had much confidence in his recommendations and advice. He was knowledgeable of properties that were being sold in our area and was able to help us price our home at the righ price point. We had a few excellent and well attended oen houses that generated much interest. He managed the sales transaction with professionalism and integrity and was concerned with protecting us, which we greatly appreciated. Our home had some challenges to make the sale a bit harder, however he managed this very profesionally. Overall, we were very pleased to work with Daniel.
    Home buyer in Felton
    09/22/09
    Chris gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel is our Realtor for life!
    Home seller in Ben Lomond
    09/09/09
    rich gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    05/05/09
    rich gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    My realtionship with Daniel started as realtor and client but we have become great friends through extended process of searching for and finally finding a home. Daniel went above and beyond what I could expect from a realtor. He is always professional and knows exactly what it takes to find the right house for someone and then help them purchase it. I would highly recommend Daniel Oster to anyone searching for that perfect spot in paradise.
    Home buyer in Felton
    08/31/09
    Amanda gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    After a year and a half of searching we were very frustrated with our home search and our real estate agent. When we asked Daniel to be our agent he quickly found us a home within our budget that exceeded our expectations.
    Townhome buyer in Capitola
    06/13/09
    Lisa gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel was very attentive and helped with two short sale offers and final we purchased a foreclosure property. He is fun and very professional and knows how to handle foreclosure purchases.
    Home buyer in Santa Cruz
    05/28/09
    Melody gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel was awesome and we'll definitely use him again and recommend him to friends.
    Townhome seller in Santa Cruz
    05/27/09
    Jason gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel is proactive and has his client's best interest at heart. We felt that Daniel was friendly, courteous and did a great job negotiating our deal. He made us feel better during anxious and frustrating times during the loan process and we never had to guess where we were at during the sales cycle. I would highly recommend Daniel to everyone of my friends and family.
    Home buyer in Boulder Creek
    05/24/09
    Michael gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    We worked with Daniel for almost 3 years (that's right, three years!) before finding the right home. Daniel never lost touch, was always willing to show us any properties we were interested in, focused on the type of property we were looking for, and ultimately rekindled our interest in the home we eventually bought. We highly recommend Daniel's services if you want and expect top value from youe next real estate agent.
    Condo buyer in Santa Cruz
    05/12/09
    Paul gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel did a great job for us. He was very responsive and knowledgeable regarding neighborhoods and properties. We looked at a lot of homes and changed directions several times with respect to the type of properties we were looking for. Daniel was patient and understanding in this process. Daniel was also very helpful in identifying potential contractors for us to perform upgrades to the property after purchase.
    Home buyer in Santa Cruz
    03/30/09
    Frank gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel always worked to provide additional information about properties we were interested in -- potential rents, particular regulations relating to a property, approximate costs of repairs and improvements, etc. He was very patient with our rather long and thorough search process, and never pressured us or wrote us off. Together with the Zip web site which allowed us to get alerts and screen lots of properties, Daniel and Zip were a great combination for buying a property.
    Home buyer in Santa Cruz
    01/17/09
    Josiah gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and response to our needs.
    Home buyer in Santa Cruz
    01/17/09
    LarryAmanda gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    We are so grateful to have had the pleasure of working with Daniel. He is completely committed to finding his clients the right house, and to guiding them through the entire real estate process. He helped us identify what we were looking for in a home, and never pressured us in any direction. Upon finding a home we liked, he guided us through the inspection process, walked us through all the paperwork and negotiated a fair price. Daniel is a truly genuine person, and is a pleasure to work with. He went above and beyond at ever opportunity, and we can't recommend him enough.
    2008
    Home buyer in Watsonville
    09/06/08
    Mark gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    I was involved in a deal with a very difficult seller. Danield stayed on top of the situation every step of the way, provided me with daily updates, and was definitely looking out for my best interests. His persaverance eventually resulted in a successful transaction. Thank you!
    Home buyer in San Jose
    08/19/08
    Geoffrey gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Ben Lomond
    06/03/08
    Shawna gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel was professional, friendly, and informative. We truly felt he had our best interest at heart. Even though the process of buying our home was forced to move forward quickly, Daniel stayed organized and always kept us up-to-date. We would refer him to any people we know interested in purchasing a home. Thanks Daniel!
    2007
    Home buyer in Santa Cruz
    06/04/07
    Liz gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel is a terrific agent. He spent a lot of time with us looking at houses. He was always available. He "checked in" with us often, gave us great advice, and advocated on our behalf throughout the escrow and closing process. He also called a couple of times to see how we were enjoying our new place (We love it!). I will highly recommend him to anyone needing a realtor.
    Home buyer in Santa Cruz
    05/13/07
    Colin gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel was very polite, responsive, and altogether fun to work with. Also the website was very functional and offered options to keep your search organized. I would however make it slightly more user friendly.
    Home buyer in Saratoga
    04/17/07
    Eileen gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Denial is the most hardworking agent we have even seen.
    Condo buyer in Santa Cruz
    04/17/07
    Jeff gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    excellent feedback, listens to our concerns, hard worker and a nice person; his knowledge of the area was highly valuable.
    Condo buyer in Capitola
    01/02/07
    Ryan gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel did an excellent job of representing us during our home purchase. He answered all of our questions promptly and honestly. I always felt he had our best interests in mind. I look forward to working with Daniel again.
    2006
    Home buyer in Los Gatos
    11/26/06
    Matthew gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel was always two steps ahead of everyone else. Great buying experience.
    Home buyer in Aptos
    11/21/06
    Bapcha gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel is the best. Awesome attention to detail. Some of my co-workers bad-mouthed Zip Realty, but Daniel sure met and exceeded my highest expectations.
    Home buyer in Boulder Creek
    11/20/06
    Phil gave Daniel 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Aptos
    09/22/06
    Claire gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel was extremely professional and was a complete joy to work with from begining to end. I would recommend him to my friends in a heartbeat.
    Home buyer in Ben Lomond
    08/04/06
    Ashleigh gave Daniel 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Aptos
    06/10/06
    Heather gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel is very professional and always willing to help with even very little things. He made the process of buying a new home go very smoothly.
    Condo buyer in Live Oak
    06/07/06
    Michael gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    If there is a rating above "completely satisfied", like "absolutely satisfied" or "extremely satisfied", I would give it to Daniel. He deserves high praise for his knowledge, expertise, and commitment to customer satisfaction. He went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure my family's needs were met. He is a credit to his profession and should be recognized accordingly.
    Home buyer in Santa Cruz
    03/28/06
    Aaron gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Watsonville
    03/20/06
    Angelica gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel is a very patient and helpful person, I really enjoyed working with him because he always undestood me and did not put preasure to buy a home. He is really nice and respectfull. I liked him very much.
    2005
    Home seller in San Jose
    12/15/05
    Satoko gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel was amazing! Helpful positive competent and on top of it. He always got back to us very fast with everything in both the sale and purchase of our homes.
    11/10/05
    Satoko gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel impressed us on our house hunting day. He was very organized, professional and friendly. We were able to buy the house we wanted below asking price and the transaction was very smooth and quick. We are very happy that Daniel represented us.
    Home buyer in Boulder Creek
    11/09/05
    Erik gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel answered all my questions, called me back after I left messages, and showed me the house of my dreams after i told him my criteria. Also daniel was very knowledgeable with all aspects of purchasing property and was a great coach through the process giving great advice when apropriate.
    Home buyer in Lompico
    10/27/05
    Allen gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    Daniel was very helpful and knowledgable at every step of the process which was very helpful considering this was my first home purchase.
    Home buyer in Santa Cruz
    09/29/05
    Marilyn gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home seller in Lompico
    08/31/05
    Jessie gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Santa Cruz
    06/08/05
    Colin gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    2004
    Home buyer in Aptos
    07/13/04
    daniel gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Aptos
    07/08/04
    Jerry gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Felton
    06/19/04
    James gave Daniel 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted

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