Dana Bambace

Dana Bambace

DRE# 01731448 | Founder - Bambace Peterson Team
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 Peninsula.

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 Compass asked Dana to assist with founding the Carmel-by-the-Sea/Pebble Beach office. Dana teamed with her brother-in-law, Mark Peterson, also a top producing agent, to take on this endeavor becoming founding agents for Compass on the Monterey Peninsula. Following her launch with Compass, Dana formally joined forces with Mark founding The Bambace Peterson Team.

They have been a successful team, closing $133M in sales in 2020 and $182M in 2021.

Dana is known for seamlessly guiding her clients through both the home buying and selling processes, making every transaction a smooth and positive experience. Dana is passionate about helping people find the quality of life they seek through her skillful guidance in the real estate process. 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.

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 just wanted to thank you and your team for making the whole experience of selling Alice’s house relatively effortless (…or at least for us!). Your concierge service was a godsend for us in helping to clean up the house and get it ready for sale. Truly fantastic! The fact, for us, that we did not have to revisit the Carmel area in any respect to sell the house was phenomenal. Thank you all so much for all your efforts to make the process as simple as it was for us. Your team truly earned every bit of the commission! Many thanks again…"
-B. Groefsema

“I started working with Dana a full 5 years before I bought my new home. Even though I was not in a position to buy at that time, I knew Carmel was my ultimate destination and Dana was so generous with her time to help me develop the profile of where I wanted to live and familiarize me with my options. Then more recently, I accelerated my search and Dana accelerated her work on my behalf--and also introduced Melissa into the mix as they tagged teamed me to help me find the house I would ultimately buy. The market is competitive and I wasn’t sure I could compete but Dana and Melissa helped guide my offer through the process and I was left stunned when my bid was accepted. I am forever grateful.”
-Laura Vais

"I want to sincerely thank you for the amazing job that you did on selling Mom's house. You went way beyond expectations. I had been in Real Estate for twenty years, both in New York City and in New Zealand. I have never known anyone to bring the quality, professionalism and care that you have brought to this experience. You are amazing!!"
-Jo Lanigan

“I’ve worked with Dana Bambace on a number of transactions over the years. I’ve watched her hone her skills and grow into a top realtor on a National level. With the housing market in its current demand exceeds the situation, I needed exceptional care and guidance. Dana came up with a plan that made our experience stress-free and maximized the opportunities in the market. Bottom line; 1 week on the market and closed with a 275K over ask position. Absolutely exceeding expectations on every level! Thank you, Dana! You’ll always be our go-to!”
- Tom Minnich

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


SOLD: 25633 Shafter Way Carmel, CA 93923

$6,000,000 | 6BED | 4BTH | 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: 25633 Shafter Way Carmel, CA 93923

SOLD 1226 Bristol Ln | Pebble Beach, CA 93953

$3,650,000 | 3BED | 3BATH
Elegance delivered! The sophisticated home stands proudly on a level, manicured lot in a prime location near both Spyglass Golf Course and Pebble Beach Golf links, and less than 1 mile to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Offering a play of spaces, the stunning living room is grand, filled with light, ideal room to gather with friends, yet offering more private rooms like the formal dining room, an office, and the warm den to watch TV and cozy up while the fireplace runs. Offering a main floor suite, allowing you to live all on one floor. On the second floor larger, a principal suite and a generous sized guest room with ensuite bathroom. Step outside to the sheltered courtyard that wraps around the entire backyard. Al fresco dining all season long on this patio, take in the rose garden that fills the space, at the end of the day, simply pull your chairs up fireside and relax. The well maintained home provides the perfect setup for a second home or make it your full time residence.

SOLD 1226 Bristol Ln | Pebble Beach, CA 93953

SOLD - Highest Sale in Rio Vista Neighborhood : 25640 Rio Vista Dr | Carmel, CA 93923

$3,619,000 | 6BED | 5BATH
Slow down and enjoy good living at this wonderful home in the sought after Rio Vista neighborhood. Sited on a private, beautifully landscaped level 1.2 acre lot, the pristine Craftsman home offers a 4000 sq ft main home and a newly remodeled 1000 sq ft Caretakers quarters. The single level, 4 bedroom main house main home has an effortless flow from open entertaining living spaces to the private bedroom quarters. Views of the lush outdoors come into the home throughout, from walls of windows in the living room to the large glass sliders in the kitchen and principal suite that look out to the pool patio. Across the sun-filled courtyard from the main house, discover the stylish 2BD /1BA caretakers quarters with a full kitchen, perfect for guests. The outdoors is a world of fun - play in the swimming pool, practice on your private putting green, spend time in the garden or just enjoy time with friends in the many outdoor living areas. Not just a home, it's a lifestyle.

SOLD - Highest Sale in Rio Vista Neighborhood : 25640 Rio Vista Dr | Carmel, CA 93923

SOLD 26029 Atherton Dr Carmel, CA 93923

$3,075,000 | 3BED | 3BATH
Sophisticated elegance. Effortless living. Chic, thoughtful design with high end finishes and sparkling spaces. The 3BD home was re-crafted in 2020 and is a showpiece radiating with brightness and light. An unassuming approach, the Carmel bungalow becomes a showstopper from the moment one enters the homes open floor plan and feels the expansive voluminous spaces. Nothing "standard" about this home, designed and rebuilt in 2020. Local Architect Sam Pitnick and contractor Ryan McNickle teamed up with the seller to create the special home. Features Carlisle hickory hardwood floors, Pearl Mosaic backsplash, copper hood, Wolf appliances, Waterstone & Rohl fixtures, color integrated plaster, concrete countertops. The home flows effortlessly to the backyard's stone terrace to the sweeping grounds of the 11,400 sq ft lot. Located in Hatton Fields sunbelt, the exposed skies provide a perfect setting for the bustling organic garden. Location is perfection; a stone through to everything.

SOLD  26029 Atherton Dr  Carmel, CA 93923

SOLD: 0 Guadalupe 5 Sw Of Ocean Ave Carmel, CA 93921

$2,857,775 | 3BED | 4BATH
Do you know that feeling you get when you know you have found something special? That is the feeling you will experience when you arrive at this sweet retreat by the Sea. Loved and owned by the same family for over 25 years, the captivating cottage sits on a quiet street South of Ocean Avenue, just above downtown Carmel by the Sea. The wonderful single-level home has a open floor plan that conveys warmth and spaciousness. The beamed vaulted ceilings and skylights shower the home with sunlight. The home is filled with windows that look out to the private and gracefully landscaped yard, it is a perfect setting to read, take in long talks with friends and to dine under the stars. The home recently received a lovely cosmetic refresh, including all new kitchen appliances and is ready to welcome its new owner. This unique offering includes a 2BD/2BA main house, a detached 1BD/1BA guest house and a spacious 1BA studio/apartment to be used as one desired, from art studio to in-law suite.

SOLD: 0 Guadalupe 5 Sw Of Ocean Ave Carmel, CA 93921

SOLD: 0 SE Corner Of 2nd Avenue & Dolores St Carmel, CA 93921

$2,575,000 | 3BED | 2BATH
Mid-Century Modern Pied-a-Terre- Excellent location in quiet Northwest Carmel by the Sea - a few blocks to Carmel beach and even less to the gourmet restaurants, art galleries and energy of the downtown. The original 1965 home was renovated head-to-toe in 2010 under the expert guidance of architect Maryann Schicketanz. Chic design combines warm woods with contemporary finishes. The main living area is sublime, saturated with natural light, and a large skylight that opens up over the dining room, literally bringing the outdoors inside. The spacious owner's suite occupies the entire top floor and opens up to an amazing, sun-filled roof top deck, guaranteed you will soak up the sunshine all day long. Zen succulent garden and mature hedges surrounds the contemporary home, creating a very private oasis. Recognized by the US Green Building Council as the first home in Carmel to receive the LEED Platinum certification, the home has solar, hydronic radiant heat, cementitious siding.

SOLD: 0 SE Corner Of 2nd Avenue & Dolores St Carmel, CA 93921

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Dana Bambace’s Listings

Listed By Compass
3204 Palmero Way

Pebble Beach, CA 93953

5 BD
6.5 BA
6,982 SF