Amy Daane – “From the start my business has always been about the people. I strive for high client satisfaction, and integrity is the core of my business. As a local business, homeowner and real estate investor I see the importance of our market and the community in which we live. As a highly active agent, I am also acutely attuned to this currently changing market and am able to provide up to date market data and be extremely competitive for my clientele. I am proud to be an owner at The Avenue Central Coast Realty, a highly successful boutique agency where we strive and succeed at high end representation and marketing with a down to earth feel that is so reminiscent of our Central Coast.
I am a mother of two daughters and an active member of this community. I believe in giving back and that is why I have been involved with CASA (www.slocasa.org), where I was on the Board of Directors, as well as the Boosters Club at Teach Elementary School where my daughters attended. I am currently serving as a Board Member for the San Luis Obispo Coastal Association of Realtors and helped play a supportive role in the merging of our two very successful local associations.
I fell in love with San Luis Obispo while attending Cal Poly. After living in both the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, my husband and I both knew that San Luis Obispo is where we needed to make our home.”
Awarded the 10 Best Real Estate Agents in Client Satisfaction and Service for 2022 by American Institute of Real Estate Agents™
Awarded America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents for 2022
Awarded the US Directory of Real Estate Award of Excellence for 2020
A FEW RECENT CLIENT TESTIMONIALS FOR AMY DAANE
Amy made our first time homebuying experience a great one! She was always accessible and a great communicator, which was important with our unpredictable work schedules. She was a great... read more teacher during the entire process - she was very attentive to all of our questions, even the most basic and simplest ones. She went above and beyond, you can tell she genuinely loves what she does and she wants to serve the best she can. We look forward to working with her again in the future!
Chandler Jackson December 25, 2022
We absolutely love Amy! She is the best in the business and we were so lucky to have had her guide us through buying our first home. As first... read more time home buyers the process can be overwhelming but Amy guided us through every step of the process. She is patient and kind but also tough when it came to getting us the best deal possible! We love the home we bought and we couldn’t have done it without Amy. She is truly the best in town and we wouldn’t recommend any other agent!
laurencaron22 July 20, 2021
When we decided to put our condo on the market this past summer we knew we wanted to use Amy Daane as our Real Estate Professional. We are... read more not real estate experts but she sold a house for a mutual friend a few years ago and did an amazing job on a hard to sell property. So we knew that if we decided to sell we would use Amy Daane without hesitation. From the listing appointment meeting, where she told us exactly what buyers are looking for and what we needed to do to make the property more appealing, to the final stretch everything was done smoothly without any issues. We are so very thankful to Amy and everything she did for us and we would NOT hesitate for one minute to use her again. Trust me you will not be disappointed if you use Amy Daane!!
Michael Brannagan December 14, 2022
Amy is simply the best. Instead of superlatives, I’ll relate my actual story about something that really matters: I consulted 3 brokers in SLO County, including Amy and... read more 2 of the biggest, oldest firms in town. Both of the others recommended listing my house at about the same price, while Amy thought we should list about 20% higher. I wondered if maybe she was overly optimistic, but she made it clear she really wanted the listing and believed she could get it done in such a genuine way that I believed her…and she came through. We had to come down a little from our list price, but closed at over 15% more than what the other firms wanted to list at. Clearly they were out for the quick and easy sale, while Amy was straight with me about the value of my property and not afraid to work hard to get it sold for the right price. I don’t know if you’ve seen the price of houses in the area lately, but 15% is a lot of money! For the first time, I am fully satisfied with the experience of selling my home because I know I got the most dollars I could for my property. If this isn’t the best reason to pick a Realtor, I don’t know what is.
Gabriel Lavezzi August 18, 2022
While driving up the central coast on a Saturday, we made a spur of the moment decision to start looking for a vacation home. After a quick online search I... read more hit the jackpot and found Amy Daane. She responded within minutes, and in that initial conversation we felt confident she was the right agent to assist us. Right away we found that working with Amy is like spending time with a good friend. Her integrity, work ethic and sincerity show just how much she truly cares about her clients and their needs. She works incredibly hard to ensure you find the home that is right for you. We had a very specific list of requirements, right down to a specific community, which meant it took some time, creativity and thinking outside the box competing in this very hot market. Amy brought her ‘A’ game from start to finish. Professional, extremely patient, helpful, responsive, transparent, creative and reliable throughout the entire process. She understood our needs from the very first house that we looked at, was always available to answer questions, and worked around our crazy schedules to show us the homes that we wanted to see even with very short notice. In the end, we found the right house, in the right neighborhood, for the right price. We could not have done it without her. If you are looking for an agent, I highly recommend giving Amy Daane a call!
user6867154 April 2, 2022
Amy was AWESOME! Highly recommend working with her. She helped us buy the perfect house from across the country, helping us every step of the way. She is... read more very knowledgeable and it was a pleasure working with her.
thom jordan99 June 10, 2021
We worked with Amy from out of town, and it was so easy! She was great at communicating with us and always prompt on responses. As soon as we did... read more get the chance to meet up, I was instantly comfortable in knowing that she got what we were looking for in a property and went above and beyond to help us find it and make sure we were competitive in our offer. A true pleasure to work with.
bangothompson November 19, 2020
Amy Daane was the perfect SLO realtor for our relocation from Northern California. She knows the area inside and out, quickly found prospects that matched our style and needs, and... read more helped arrange for needed consultations on the home we ultimately purchased. She was always accessible, always patient, and always professional. She advocated for us well with sellers' agents and worked very well with our finance folks, through what was, at times, a complicated escrow process. We highly recommend her.
payne978 June 14, 2021
Amy is simply fantastic. She was our agent for both buying and selling. In this tough buyers’ market, she helped us successfully purchase our dream home. The... read more sale of our former home couldn’t have gone more smoothly. She was easily accessible throughout and attentive to all our questions/concerns. We have recommended Amy to our friends and she will be our first call if we consider buying or selling in the future. She is a superb agent and superb person. Thank you Amy!
ckangelliott4 May 4, 2022
Amy has a warm personality and shows that she truly cares about you getting what you want. Although, very caring she is assertive with the other realitors. Amy fought for... read more us every step of the way. Many little road blocks but, we closed on time which was amazing
Megan Beardsley May 17, 2021
Amy did an outstanding job as our buyers’ agent. We knew that we selected a top-quality agent from our very first conversation with her. Amy is professional and wonderful to... read more work with. She earned our confidence and trust by helping us navigate through the details and complexities that are inherent in all real estate transactions. Amy leveraged her experience, local market knowledge, and interpersonal skills to ensure that our home purchase went smoothly from start to finish.
Steve Kalsman September 21, 2021
Amy was our buyers agent when we bought a sought-after home in San Luis Obispo. Thanks to Amy’s knowledge of the market, as well as relationships with other agents in... read more the area, we were able to come out the highest of multiple offers.
Amy was extremely responsive, and the entire transaction happened at light speed - our offer was accepted 3 days after the house started showing. After we closed on the home, Amy provided several great references for contractors - so far, all of them have been great!
We enjoyed working with Amy, she was very personable, and showed great empathy. We would happily work with her again!
ann0711 March 27, 2021
Amy was wonderful to work with during our recent home purchase! She is thorough, professional, and personable, and went above and beyond to make things as easy and efficient as... read more possible. She communicated quickly and clearly during the entire process, answered all of our questions in a friendly and competent manner, and served as an effective liaison to all parties involved. She fully met our expectations and we wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again. She was recommended to us by a friend, and we highly recommend her to anyone!
aicogger August 27, 2020
From the second we met Amy, we felt like we were working with a friend. As out of town first time home buyers, we wanted to work with someone we... read more trusted, kept us informed and knew the SLO market. Amy delivered (and then some) on every expectation allowing us to feel confident throughout the entire home buying process. She brings a high level of real-estate expertise, local knowledge and spirit to her work and relationships. Amy cares deeply about her clients and ensures they are well informed and taken care of. She is quick to respond and truly a joy to work with. We couldn’t have gotten our dream home in this market without Amy on our team. She’s the gold standard when it comes to real-estate agents. Not only did we land out dream home, we made a life long friend in the process.
Sarah Coke June 3, 2021
EXPERIENCE is everything ! But Amy Daane is the complete package. We worked with Amy on two other properties that we sold, she really showed up for us, bringing... read more well qualified, and cash buyers, full price every time. We recently listed our Los Osos, fully remodeled, very unique property with her, and it was sold the first day, and perhaps the highest price per square foot in the Los Osos. Amy has a good eye, she knows detail and understands what needs to happen to have a successful listing. She and Brad created a gorgeous portfolio of pics and a 3D of our property that is timeless, we will cherish forever. We definitely had a unique situation, and were very emotionally tied to this property; she understood that, and helped us through the transaction with the utmost care and patience. Her attention to detail was so important, she understood the love and care we had dedicated to our property. The buyer was a perfect fit, and we felt so great handing over the keys to our home. Thank you Amy!
zuser20140619220617158 September 6, 2022
“We were so thankful to have Amy on our team to help with our most difficult purchase to date! She really listened to our preferences and the type of property that we were looking for, and she worked hard to make sure we landed at a good one for us. We had unique preferences in terms of location, style, set-up, etc., and when she found the right one, she made sure we got it. She managed the trickiness of negotiating, introduced us to good contacts, rushed to the property often to make sure everything went smoothly as could be under the circumstances, and was a great resource.
She is thoughtful and kind and really cares about doing the right thing by her clients. She also values keeping up on the market and the latest options available at the city/county/state level, which is so important. She handled the walk-throughs/inspections/etc. when we could be there, and made sure we could also meet contractors to talk through our vision for the home. She quarterbacked talking to various other stakeholders including loan/insurance/etc.
She has continued to be a really important resource and help as we are working on its next phase, and is willing to continue to help us even after she has been paid. This continuing support is so valuable to us, and her offer to do so is what made us choose her ahead of some of her peers. We highly recommend Amy!”
– Kerry Wallis
“EXPERIENCE is everything! But Amy Daane is the complete package. We worked with Amy on two other properties that we sold, she really showed up for us, bringing well qualified, and cash buyers, full price every time. We recently listed our Los Osos, fully remodeled, very unique property with her, and it was sold the first day, and perhaps the highest price per square foot in the Los Osos. Amy has a good eye, she knows detail and understands what needs to happen to have a successful listing. She and Brad created a gorgeous portfolio of pics and a 3D of our property that is timeless, we will cherish forever. We definitely had a unique situation, and were very emotionally tied to this property; she understood that, and helped us through the transaction with the utmost care and patience. Her attention to detail was so important, she understood the love and care we had dedicated to our property. The buyer was a perfect fit, and we felt so great handing over the keys to our home. Thank you Amy! – Corey Jones
“It’s good that most real estate agents are outgoing, friendly and optimistic. What’s even better is when they are also whip-smart, collaborative, strategic, and not afraid to “speak truth” when necessary. Amy Daane proved to be the whole package.We interviewed real estate agents prior to choosing Amy to represent our beloved home, which we owned for 32+ years. While we did not know her at all prior to our first meeting, we connected with Amy right away. We were prepared with a long list of questions which she fielded expertly. Her experience and knowledge were very apparent.
Amy has a relationship with a wide network of trades people and others important to a home sale (e.g., stagers) and once we vacated our house, she was a heat seeking missile in lining up work to prepare for the sales process. No time was wasted.
While the actual sale moved fast, too, we did hit one big bump along the way. Amy was excellent in navigating through the challenge, giving us her best advice and keeping all parties constructively in the game, including the buyer’s agent and the buyers. She toggled expertly among the various players, including some technical professionals who needed to be engaged to help us resolve the issue successfully.
While Amy has excellent support staff to handle certain facets of a sale (e.g., transfer of a solar lease), throughout the entire process our relationship was directly with Amy: in person and through email and text messaging. She is very communicative and responsive.
We could not be happier with our choice to have Amy represent us in selling the home that we loved for so many years and that meant so much to our family. She gave us the expertise and support that we needed every step of the way.
We highly recommend Amy Daane!”– Ken & Suzi Hampian
“Amy is simply fantastic. She was our agent for both buying and selling. In this tough buyers’ market, she helped us successfully purchase our dream home. The sale of our former home couldn’t have gone more smoothly. She was easily accessible throughout and attentive to all our questions/concerns. We have recommended Amy to our friends and she will be our first call if we consider buying or selling in the future. She is a superb agent and superb person. Thank you Amy!” – Cindy Elliott
“We absolutely love Amy! She is the best in the business and we were so lucky to have had her guide us through buying our first home. As first time home buyers the process can be overwhelming but Amy guided us through every step of the process. She is patient and kind but also tough when it came to getting us the best deal possible! We love the home we bought and we couldn’t have done it without Amy. She is truly the best in town and we wouldn’t recommend any other agent!” – Lauren Sandoval
“From the second we met Amy, we felt like we were working with a friend. As out of town first time home buyers, we wanted to work with someone we trusted, kept us informed and knew the SLO market. Amy delivered (and then some) on every expectation allowing us to feel confident throughout the entire home buying process. She brings a high level of real-estate expertise, local knowledge and spirit to her work and relationships. Amy cares deeply about her clients and ensures they are well informed and taken care of. She is quick to respond and truly a joy to work with. We couldn’t have gotten our dream home in this market without Amy on our team. She’s the gold standard when it comes to real-estate agents. Not only did we land out dream home, we made a life long friend in the process.” – Sarah C.
“Amy Daane is simply the best real estate agent along the central coast of California. We were looking to purchase a property on a 1031 exchange, and were on a very tight timeline. Some other realtors we contacted refused to work with us unless we promised to buy a home through them. Not Amy! She understood that we were hunting, and she has had experience with 1031 exchanges. And so she willingly worked with us. Amy was a joy to work with. She put us at ease with her friendly demeanor, was knowledgeable about everything pertaining to the property we were interested in, and did research whenever necessary. She got us the deal we wanted and we are very happy with our beach condo purchase. We are very glad we chose Amy, and have also found a new friend.” – Jyoti Milner
“Amy is quite simply the best! She made selling our house completely stress free which is amazing since we live 200 miles away! She is super knowledgeable on pricing and where to allocate resources to get it ready to sell. Within a week we had multiple full price offers and a smooth closing which says a lot during these chaotic times. She is super responsive, very pleasant and professional, goes over and beyond! Everything from the photos to her advice, she really provides a “top shelf” experience! We are very grateful!” – Katie and Henry Johnson
“Amy is an authentic, hardworking person who will help every step of the way in selling your house. You can truly feel her heart. She was always in communication and responsive. I really appreciate everything she has done for our family. Thanks Amy and Avenue team.” – Megan Beardsley
“Amy was great! We happen to stumble across her after calling on another property. We mentioned what we were looking for and she suggested another property she believed was ripe for an opportunity. After some negotiating, we got the seller down well below list and closed after an….interesting escrow. It’s a bit complicated how things unfolded but she handled it like a pro. Would definitely use her services again.” – Chase Morgan
“We strongly recommend working with Amy. Her creativity and resources are extremely effective assets. She was able to position our very unique property in such a way that buyers were drawn to it, and we were then able to complete our transaction without drama or stress.”– Russ Charvonia
“Amy Daane, from beginning to end, was able to seamlessly support the sell of our home. Starting with presale preparation advice, professional marketing, price placement and lasting through escrow Amy was by our side to listen and understand our needs as sellers. Her communication skills and network assisted in navigating our unique challenges. We cannot thank her enough.”– Matthew and Lisa Haas
“My husband and I just moved to San Luis Obispo from Dubai after living there for 4 years. Our only daughter has lived here for the last 9 years, and we visited her every year, and loved it. So, we knew we wanted to make this city our new home. We wanted to find a really knowledgable, detailed, kind, patient, and friendly realtor, who was very familiar with the area. I happened to see Amy Danne’s reviews, all with 5 stars and highly commendable praises of her hard work. And we are so very happy to have found her! We can’t say enough great things about her. She has made our house hunting as well as the entire process so very smooth, with no stress. She really listens to your needs and really takes the time to help you. She has also given us very good recommendations of other professionals we’ve requested or needed; like a house inspector, handyman, plumber, attorney, etc. You can’t go wrong with having Amy as your realtor. We wish all realtors were this dedicated, and enjoyed this very specialized job and appreciate how important a home purchase is. She certainly does!! A big heartfelt thank you to you, Amy!”– Lynn Smith
“I have had a wonderful experience working with Amy Daane in both buying a house in San Luis Obispo 6 years ago and recently selling the house. I was working mainly from out of the area so it was very helpful that Amy knew the local market inside and out as well as the local contractors. I do not hesitate to recommend Amy as an honest, hardworking professional.”– Jerry Condon
“Magnificent! From the first day we met her until closing of Escrow, Amy exceeded our expectations. Her guidance was astute and her integrity refreshing. Her marketing strategy produced a couple of offers within two days of being listed. We accepted an offer within four days of being listed. She quickly resolved all matters that arose, kept the process of selling our property flowing, and Escrow closed on schedule. We are extremely pleased with having selected Amy as our agent. We highly recommend her!”– Wendy and Carlos Pozo
“Amy recently handled a very complicated transaction for us involving the purchase of a rural piece of property-where there were lots of issues to resolve. At the same time, she listed and marketed our own home and we had two cash offers within a few weeks (at Christmas time, no less!). In all ouryears of buying and selling real estate, we have seldom encountered an agent with such a high level of professionalism, tenacity, and integrity. She demonstrates a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the realty business. She is responsive to even the most tedious of the questions and concerns of her clients-doing the necessary research and handling all negotiations with aplomb and the utmost sensitivity. She is a real credit to her profession—we thoroughly enjoyed working with her. ”– Laura and Richard Vorie
“Amy is extremely knowledgable, responsive, communicates well, and was an overall joy to work with. She understood our goals in buying and selling a home and worked tirelessly to help us achieve them. She earned our highest recommendation.”– Taylor Smith
“Amy Daane was the best real estate agent that I have ever worked with, and this is the 10th home that I have owned and sold. Our property was currently being rented and Amy was great at working with the existing tenants and took care of all the challenges of getting the property ready for sale. The sales process was challenging due to a novice buyer and agent on the purchasing side – but Amy worked tirelessly, consistently and extremely competently to deal with numerous challenges that can arise in the complexities of a real estate transaction. Her knowledge and skill as a real estate agent enabled her to outreach to all the key parties on the buyer’s side and guide the process to actually close on time, despite some confusion and delays in progress. Amy was always supportive of our best interests as her clients, worked to solve problems as they arose, and always reminded us that we always had the recourse of finding another buyer – should the current offer/deal fall thru. Despite the constant challenges she dealt with on our behalf – Amy was always upbeat and positive about the listing and sales process and was a pleasure to work with. We strongly recommend that you consider working with Amy Daane in your real estate efforts in the San Luis Obispo area.” – Andy Fessel and Susan Francis
“Amy guided us through our first experience with home buying and we can’t say enough good things about her. The offer process was super fast and we called her at the last minute to ask her to represent us and she immediately went to work putting the offer together. Her negotiation skills were incredible and she had the experience and savvy that we were hoping to find. Not only did she deal with the seller’s broker and our mortgage broker professionally and effectively, but she held our hands through the whole process, teaching us how it all worked along the way, never losing patience with our many questions. She was super responsive any time we needed to contact her as well. We would recommend Amy to anyone in a heartbeat!”– Amy McKay
“We recently moved from the Bay Area to San Luis Obispo County…Amy was amazing in helping us find a beautiful home in a very short period of time. She is great to work with and goes way out of her way to make it all so much easier. She found homes for others in our family, too and we are all very happywith the outcome.”– Matt McGhee
“We were recommended to contact Amy by a friend who has lots of experience from realtors in town. Amy is everything you would wish for in a realtor. Smart, fast, quick minded, devoted, and has great knowledge. When we asked her to represent us buying and selling, Amy promised to be on top of everything, we had high expectations and demands, and she didn’t let us down on one single thing. Everything worked out perfectly, and now that this exciting action is over, we miss Amy a lot. It’s like we feel like selling and buying again just to be able to have Amy around us again!”– Lena & Johan Skvagerson
“My experiences working with Amy have been fantastic. I have both bought and sold my home through Amy and wouldn’t use anyone else. While making a quick career move I needed to sell my home and move out of state quickly. The housing market was moving into a lull point during the Holidays where houses weren’t moving as quickly or for as competitive of prices, and Amy suggested I rent my house for six months and put it back on the market in the spring. Amy not only found great tenants for me but helped me set up the six month lease. I collected rent that more than covered my mortgage for five months and in the spring sold my home for a very competitive price. Amy is awesome!”– Andrew Pease
“Working with Amy was such a great experience for my husband and I. We didn’t live in the area and she made everything very convenient for us! It felt like we were dealing with a really good friend and not a Realtor. I refer everyone I know to Amy if they are in the market for a home in San Luis!”– Bridget and Todd Neves
“I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with Amy Daane in the Real Estate Industry for the past 3 years. I have been in the industry over 30 years and Amy is a true professional. When I am involved in a transaction with Amy I know she will be engaged in all aspects to insure a successful transaction for all parties. With my role in real estate transactions I always love working with Amy because she communicates with a positive, kind and gracious manner and for me that goes a very long way.”– Yolanda Whisenand – Sr. Escrow Officer, FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY / SLO
“We recommend Amy to anyone but especially if you have the extra fun of moving with kids. She was amazing at adding to the excitement and not the stress.”– Chance Hoellwarth & Amy Robbins
“Amy, you are one of those rare people that are perfectly described by the word “excellent.” Amy turned what we had anticipated would be a nightmare scenario into a smooth, anxiety free, experience. Wow, what a relief, we were really dreading the whole thing and you made it easy and fun. It is with great pleasure that I recommend Amy Daane of Haven Properties to anyone who needs real estate services.”– Daniel Schuster
“Working with Amy has been a genuine pleasure. She made a personal connection with each and every member of our family. She made it a priority to get to know us and understand our needs and desires in a home. Amy’s professionalism, work ethic and enthusiasm made selling our current home and purchasing our new home a smooth and exciting experience. She went above and beyond to walk us through each step of the process, making herself available to handle every detail on our behalf so that we could focus our attention on our family and our move.”– Karen and Shawn Reed
“For being a first time home buyer Amy made my experience as easy as possible! She knows everything there is to know about the area and her field. Amy worked tirelessly to find the property that best suited me and my needs. She walked me through the whole process and I never felt out-of-the-loop or overwhelmed. I feel SO lucky that I found her!”– Kristina Condon-Sherwood
“Working with Amy was a great experience, her attention to detail and passion for her work was prevalent throughout my search and resulted with finding the perfect house for me. I highly recommend Amy for any of your real estate needs.”– Andrew Pease
“Honesty, integrity, compassion, hard-working, ethical, and going-the-distance to get the job done correctly……these are the outstanding traits that Amy provided us as we sold our house. At the beginning she took the time to really understand our interests, needs and constraints, and provided us excellent representation based on this information. We could always count on her to give us good honest information and advice as we went through the process. In the end, she went the extra distance and even gave of herself and family to help close the sale. We were very impressed with her work ethic and can-do attitude. We highly recommend her.”– Bill & Yvonne Hoffmann