Military Relocation Professional, MRP
Licensed in DC/VA/MD
BFA Modern Dance, University North Carolina School of the Arts, 1987
Dana was born into the world of homes. Her grandfather and his twin brother started 'Reinke and Sons’ Construction in South Bend, Indiana which became a residential and commercial building success. Her father developed his skills in masonry, which paid for his degree in Architecture at the University of Cincinnati. Her father's brother became a successful real estate agent in South Bend. Her mother was also bit by the real estate bug and sold real estate in Loveland, Colorado in the 1980’s.
Without a doubt, Dana's family had a tremendous influence on her desire to become a Realtor back in 1996. Her career in real estate began in Boulder, Colorado, where she was later recruited by a top real estate brokerage to work predominantly as a Buyer’s Agent and Relocation Specialist.
Dana enjoys the process of assisting individuals, couples and families with one of the most significant purchases and life changing events in their lives. She also enjoys working with investors and developers to find viable properties to renovate in the DC metro area. Dana's desire is to make the home buying and selling experience as enjoyable and stress free as possible for her clients.
Dana is pleased to be settled on the East Coast in Alexandria, Virginia. She welcomes the opportunity to work with buyers, sellers, and investors/developers with their real estate needs in the Washington DC and Northern Virginia region.
"I recently bought a house in Fairfax County, with Dana as my realtor.
Having bought and sold several houses in North VA over the years, I had worked with other real estate agents, so this was not a new experience for me. I thought I was accustomed to the process and knew what to expect. However, Dana far exceeded all expectations and surpassed any previous realtor experience of mine.
I was relocating back from overseas and it quickly became evident that Dana's expertise as a Military Relocation Specialist would be particularly invaluable. She kept me updated and fed with local listings long before I arrived back here. She was also extremely accomodating to my unique travel situation, timing, preferred area, and even some special housing needs related to my beloved dog.
Upon meeting her, Dana was exceptionally professional, friendly, and could not have been more flexible with her schedule. She was available at any time to look at houses, make adjustments to our search, and ultimately helped me find the house I needed in relatively little time at the price I wanted. Lastly, she helped me navigate through many of the particular features regarding Vet Affairs (VA) loans.
Thanks to Dana, I had the best house hunting experence of my life and plan to use her services again. I can only say positive things about her and would never hesitate to recommend her. At closing, Dana even finalized the experience by giving my dog a new bone and bed -- the perfect additions to our new house!"
-M. Hessler Burke, VA.
“Being a first time home buyer you never know how stressful the purchase of your first home will be until you get into it. But with Dana Cloud professionalism and knowledge of the industry made my home buying experience exciting and everything went smoothly. Dana is very thorough and willing to work within your schedule throughout the entire process. I highly recommend her.”
E. Padillla Silver Spring, MD
"We started the process of selling our home a year ago, contacting local realtors and asking our friends who they might recommend. I was introduced to Dana Cloud, and rest is history.
Dana came through on so many levels. First and foremost, Dana brought with her a complete Realty team who provided a variety of assistance to the process. Dana also brought a much wider clientele of home buyers, increasing the potential buyers from just Virginia realtors to a much more rounded group searching Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia real estate opportunities. There was a very palpable cache that came with Dana’s listing, something I really wanted because our home needed to be shown properly.
Dana understood this, and marketed our home in the manner we expected for the caliber of property we had.
Dana set the price, and it turned out to be spot on. After experiencing rather heavy interest in our home, we were shown several offers, and we ended up accepting one over our asking price.
Dana made all of the business of selling a home stress free, and fast. She was always available whenever I needed advice, or needed questions answered. Dana never once left us in the dark or left us waiting. I can’t say enough about working with her.
Thank you Dana!"
S. Watkins Springfield, VA