Building connections is one of the main bedrocks of fostering strong relationships with clients. And for Dana Cruz, her top priority is to build a trusting, candid relationship with her clients well beyond the closing table. Primarily serving Washington D.C, Dana has over 15 years of experience as a premier agent, coupled with a vast network of industry connections, both locally and internationally.
Born in Bombay, India, Dana immigrated to the United States and is a longtime resident of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. She currently lives in Bethesda with her husband and four children. As an industry leader with many years of experience, Dana began her real estate career in 2004 when she became a full-time real estate agent. Through dedication and extreme tenacity, she became a tour de force in Washington D.C's real estate scene. For over a decade, Dana led the developer's sales efforts in Washington D.C.'s luxury new condominium market. To date, she has sold nearly one billion dollars in high-end real estate sales and written over 600 contracts. When the market shifted, Dana began working with buyers and sellers directly, enjoying the flexibility and freedom working with her new clientele provided. Today, Dana’s mission is to provide her clients with the highest levels of personalized customer service. She accomplishes this by keeping the lines of communication open between her and her clients, from the first meeting to the closing day and beyond.
Prior to becoming a Realtor®, Dana was a fundraiser and campaign developer for various organizations, including Advocates for Youth and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She also has an extensive background in public relations. She is also a proud Virginia Tech alumnus. With her dynamic background and unique skill set, Dana uses her connections and years of industry knowledge to help her clients make educated decisions, as they make some of the biggest financial decisions of their lives. By empowering and educating her clients, Dana is able to marry her two greatest passions: advocating for others and selling real estate.
When she isn't conducting real estate transactions, you can find Dana running, reading, gardening, and spending quality time with her family. Dana, her husband, and their children are actively involved in the community, running in local races, giving back to the community, and volunteering at local animal shelters. They enjoy taking vacations to the beach as a family.
Dana Cruz was an incredible Realtor®. I have worked with other Realtors® in the past and would recommend Dana far above and beyond others. Dana knows the market thoroughly and was able through her own contacts and colleagues to identify properties for us before they were listed. We also were able to have preview showings of such properties. Dana really listened to what was important to us. She gave solid advice concerning what to bid on and potential issues with properties. Overall, Dana brought a level of professionalism and ethics to her work that I have not seen in previous Realtors®. She makes herself available at all days/times and I always fel...— Stephanie W.
Dana was on the listing side when I bought my condo and I had such a positive experience working with her that I decided to hire Dana when it was time to sell my condo. Dana encompasses what I look for not only in someone I work with but also in the people I surround myself with. Integrity and honesty are what you get with her. Her ability to network comes naturally as she genuinely listens and cares. She approaches the negotiating process as a win-win rather than “them against us”. Rather than marching into situations with guns blazing, problem-solving as a professional is Dana’s approach. Her experience in helping her clients in selling and buying...— Buyer & Seller
We met Dana when she was working with our neighbors, who moved six or seven months before we did. We stayed in touch and asked her to help us sell our home several months ago. She took great care to understand our needs and preferences in terms of timing, price, flexibility, and our ability to manage the sales process with two young kids and busy jobs. She did a terrific job making things easy for us, helping in a variety of creative ways (including working hard to resolve an issue with our home's builder). She was very responsive to our questions and flexible around our constraints. And, ultimately, she was able to help us sell our home quickly for...— Mark C.
She provides her clients a full market analysis allowing them to maximize the potential of their return provide professional advice for staging their home.