Dana Bambace

Dana Bambace

DRE# 01731448
About Dana
"Dana admits she has a "good life!"

Born in New York, and raised in Pebble Beach from a young age, the 17-Mile Drive was her playground growing up. A graduate of Robert Louis Stevenson High School in Pebble Beach and Southern Methodist University in Texas, Dana spent time living and traveling in many metropolitan areas before she decided to return home to "the good life," the Monterey Bay community.

A dominant market leader, Dana is a true trailblazer, always looking for opportunities to "break the mold" and rise above the status quo. A Top-producing individual agent year after year, ranking in the top 10 Realtors on the Monterey Peninsula, consistently closing over $50M in sales annually. In 2018 Dana was asked to by Compass to assist with founding the Carmel-by-the-Sea/Pebble Beach office. Dana joined forces with her brother-in-law, Mark Peterson, also a top producing agent, to take on this endeavor, and together they formed The Bambace Peterson Team, founding agents for Compass on the Monterey Peninsula.

Dana is known for seamlessly guiding her clients through both the home buying and selling processes, making every transaction a smooth and positive experience. Deftly integrating technology into her real-estate process, always keeps her clients up to speed on every aspect of their transactions. She believes and invests in traditional and digital media advertising, social media presence, and creative marketing outreach. Her unparalleled market knowledge, combined with her reputation for discretion and negotiating skills have made her one of the most respected names in luxury real estate today.

Dana proudly works in Carmel-by-the-Sea, serving all the coveted areas that comprise it, as well as Pebble Beach, Carmel Highlands, Carmel Valley, Monterey, Pacific Grove, and the golf communities of Monterra, Pasadera, Tehama and Santa Lucia Preserve.

Dana Bambace is passionate about helping people find the quality of life they seek through her skillful guidance in the real estate process.

She and her husband live in Carmel, grateful to be raising their children in the same beautiful community that their parents chose to raise them.
Client Testimonials

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We met Dana on a rainy day in Carmel while trying to find some open houses. We had tried to reach a couple of other agents, but as open houses were cancelled due to weather this proved to be somewhat futile. before calling it quits we called Dana...we found her number at an open house that had been cancelled. She came out in the rain and took us to a number of different homes. We weren't expecting to find something on our first day of looking, but we did! We were thrilled that Dana was available to help us through the process...she navigated us through some unforeseen challenges unique to the sale of this particular home with professionalism and a sense of humor. She was available and resourceful but never pushy. She is sharp, enthusiastic and honest. (And fun!) We live in Southern CA, so having someone in Carmel that we really trusted was a great relief.
- Gwyn and Michael M.

I was looking for an experienced, energetic, determined, and creative professional while my wife was looking for someone that was trusting, authentic, sincere, and always willing to go to bat for us.
When it came time to make a selection, one of our close friends had spoken very highly of Dana Bambace. We decided to reach out and shortly thereafter we were off to the races. Looking back, we were probably one of the more complex transactions given the constraints of trying to sell our home off market while concurrently trying to buy a bank owned home which had so many surprises. The challenges and complexities almost seemed to fuel her which was unexpected, yet welcomed by us. What really impressed us was that after the litany of inspections we set up, she suggested we get the sewer line checked, which was courageous given it had the chance to yield deal-breaking information.
In closing, what sets Dana Bambace apart from other agents is her instinctive ability to know how far to push the boundaries of negotiation in the 11th hour and mitigate the emotional rollercoaster that sets in if the process is not carefully prepared. When we felt like we hit a roadblock, she always had an idea or exit strategy ready to share. It was very comforting and should the day come again to buy or sell a home for us, Dana will be getting the call.
- B. Takigazwa

Dana is an exceptional real estate agent and we consider ourselves fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her. Dana is as smart, savvy, hard working, and tireless as she is kind, compassionate, and a pleasure to work with. We are tough customers and have dealt with real estate agents in Connecticut, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Chicago, Napa, Carmel, and Marin County. Dana provides superior customer service and her expertise and skill are second to none. We write this review because she has earned it and we post it here so that others can be confident in their real estate transactions knowing that they have made the right choice with Dana and can rest easy in her good hands.
- Bill Brosseau

We have bought and sold a lot of houses over the years, both in Canada and the U.S., and have only really great things to say about working with Dana. Extremely professional and responsive, right from the get go. Never, ever pushy and always very direct and honest. Also extremely knowledgeable about Carmel, even specific streets and neighbourhoods - pros and cons to each.
Dana quickly figured out our "style", identifying houses that would interest us, and those that wouldn't. She was patient, spending significant time with us over a number of visits helping us find a house we really liked. Once the decision was made to purchase, her handling of the negotiations and legal paperwork was fabulous. I highly recommend Dana and her team to work with, could not have asked for anything more.
- Rod Matthews

"We recently worked with Dana to buy our new home in Pebble Beach. Dana and her team did a fantastic job of educating us on the market, and ran a very efficient and effective buying process. Dana and her team showed us over 30 houses as part of the process! She has great relationships, her knowledge of the local market is outstanding, and she is always personable and helpful. We recommend Dana without reservation.”
- D. Poirier

"Dana was FABULOUS. In every way. She is truly a consummate professional. It’s scary how much she gets done and how quickly. Responsive, knowledgeable, friendly, delightful. I could go on and on. We found us THE BEST POSSIBLE AGENT in Carmel. "
- Elizabeth and Peter Sealy


26338 Ocean View Ave Carmel, CA 93923

$2,995,000 | 2BED | 2BATH | 1HB
On coveted Carmel Point, only a 1/2 a block to the ocean, you can smell the sea air, hear the crashing waves and take in peeks of the blue water from the main living areas. Truly a unique home, designed by renowned architect Paul Ma, known for integrating Zen aesthetics into his designs, the level of craftmanship and quality is unparalleled. Story has it, the interior redwood paneling throughout the house was milled from old redwood logs that were salvaged from the bottom of a lake on the West coast of the United States. The seamless interior joinery was done in "Japanese style" without use of nails, completed by a crew of craftsmen from Japan. Custom tile and metalwork were created specifically for the kitchen and bathrooms and designer stained glass windows are placed purposely throughout the home. Fully fenced, the private home offers a lovely entertaining patio at the entry side, and a garden patio on the west side. Experience coastal living in this architectural gem.


25633 Shafter Way Carmel, CA 93923

$6,225,000 | 6 BED | 4 BATH | 2HB

Rare Hatton Fields Estate. Stunning renovated 1930s Spanish style iconic gated estate. Designed by Guy O' Koepp, known to for many significant buildings in downtown such as the Coach store building, La Rambla and the old Dairy building. The 5100 sq ft gem is on a ¾ of an acre, graciously flowing and expansive landscaped lot. The beautiful 6 bedroom, 4+ bath home has been completely renovated from head to toe by builder, Mark Cristofalo, whose talent is blending the old with the new into refined elegance. New custom steel windows, random plank old growth oak floors, bespoke design details woven into the home. Lovely stunning private office with voluminous high ceilings, tall steel doors highlighted by the view of the pool. Amenities: New Roof, new saltwater pool and spa, Solar system that runs the entire estate. Minutes from the charming downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, famous beaches, CA Distinguished Carmel schools, Pebble Beach. The Ultimate Carmel Lifestyle - Life at it's very best


SOLD: 0 Monte Verde 3se Of 13th Ave Carmel, CA 93921

$3,499,000 | 4 BED | 3 BATH

Prime Golden Rectangle location. A short stroll to Carmel's white sandy beaches and the cafes, shops and galleries of downtown Carmel. This newly renovated home offers over 2400 square feet of living space on a private oversized 6286 sq ft lot. Highlights include a beautiful new custom kitchen with Crystal cabinetry, 3 fireplaces, laundry room, large 2 car garage, lots of closets/storage space and a new Class A Fire Rated Cedar Shake Roof. There is a spacious master bedroom en-suite with walk-in closet, two guest rooms with a shared connected bathroom and one bedroom with full bath on the first floor. The 1st floor bedroom is an ideal home office. The entertainment room opens to a spacious private patio that offers a secluded setting perfect for entertaining or just relaxing. The entire property has been re-landscaped with a low water use drip irrigation system. Must see to appreciate all the extras you will find here. A perfect full-time residence or your getaway sanctuary.


The Network Group

The Network Group is a powerful collective of leading Northern California agents and teams revolutionizing how regional real estate is done. Spanning 3900+ square miles, from Tahoe to Napa, from San Francisco and the Silicon Valley to Monterey, this elite group of super-agents leverages their award-winning talent and reach — along with the industry-leading power of Compass — to drive unprecedented success for sellers, buyers and fellow agents.
By working with The Network Group members, clients benefit from the marketing power and collaborative effort of more than a dozen of the top real estate professionals in the state. The Network Group members help promote and socialize the collective’s listings among their influential networks.

Dana Bambace’s Listings

Listed By Compass
566 Aguajito Road

Carmel, CA 93923

4 BD
6 BA
9,917 SF
Listed By Compass
3 BD
2.5 BA
2,881 SF
Listed By Compass
14501 Roland Canyon Road

Salinas, CA 93908

5 BD
6 BA
6,330 SF
Listed By Compass
24439 San Juan Road

Carmel, CA 93923

3 BD
2 BA
2,341 SF
Listed By Compass
760 Country Club Drive

Carmel Valley, CA 93924

4 BD
3 BA
3,024 SF