As a 25-year Lafayette resident, Dina Del Monica provides her clients with an in-depth knowledge of the various neighborhoods, schools, and resources Lafayette has to offer. Having grown up in Piedmont and since lived in areas such as Montclair, Rockridge and Alameda, Dina’s knowledge of the Bay Area as a whole helps give her buyer’s the knowledge they need to choose the perfect community that fits their needs. Dina’s background in sales, paired with her focus, determination, organization and commitment, prove to be invaluable to her clients. Her high energy, creativity and out-of-the box thinking enables her to succeed in every step in the homebuying process. Always on “the hunt,” Dina’s goal is to find the perfect home for the right price and is excited to be with you every step of the way!
" Dina was a Godsend for me, I was dealing with the sale of my deceased mother's property and her help and insight were invaluable. She took on the large task of negotiating every vendor on my behalf since I was not located in the Moraga area. She found competent vendors to make my mother's home look new and even got us $90k over asking!!! She is very professional and willing to pull up her sleeves and do the dirty work too. I cannot thank her enough for helping me through a very difficult time. I highly recommend her!!!!"
Rachel Reginato – Moraga
" Fate brought me to Dina. She helped us buy a dream home (for us,) that we didn't know we were looking for. She was thorough with details and offered great strategic guidance (both buying our new home an selling our old). It was an incredibly tight turn around both buying and selling. She was always available for us and tenderly held our hands all-the-while offering humor and encouragement throughout the process of buying/selling our properties. She made a very challenging time for us bearable (actually fun!) She was simply fantastic!!!! "
John & Sallie Moran
" Dina Del Monica was wonderful to work with - in fact if it wasn't for her we wouldn't have our house. After seeing the kinds of houses that we were interested in she encouraged us to come look at a house in Orinda that she thought we'd like. We had written off Orinda because we had seen some icky properties out there with another agent and thought we wouldn't find anything we'd like. We had also already seen pictures of the house online and had decided it wasn't for us based on the pictures. It turns out that it just wasn't well photographed. We were lucky that Dina had figured out what we wanted and, when she saw this house, knew that it was something that we should check out. We feel very fortunate to have been working with her.
Dina was never pushy, always pleasant (even when our daughter locked us all outside on the upstairs porch of another house with herself inside!). She would ask if she could quietly follow us around the house and listen to what we said to one another so that she could get a better picture of what we wanted. She was also honest about what she didn't like in the houses that we were looking at - I never felt that she was trying to sell us on anything. When we needed to really look through a house she would even take our daughter aside and play with her as we walked around. We had a snafu with a bad mortgage broker and Dina helped to sort it all out. It felt like she was really looking out for us. She has lived in the bay area her whole life and raised her daughter (who is now in college) in Lafayette so she really knows the area well. We highly recommend her! "
Kim & Jason Bickerstaff - Orinda
" My husband and I were recently relocated from the Philippines to the Bay Area, but we are originally from Texas. When we began our house hunting, we had no idea what area we wanted to settle in and due to that we had set a 25 mile limit in any direction from my office. That presented a challenge for any real estate agent but we got the best one any one could hope for, Dina DelMonica. She was up for any town we found a house that we wanted to see and we had a specific request; we wanted a big house, with privacy, and it had to have a view. We saw homes from Hayward to El Sobrante and every place in between. Dina was knowledgeable, available, and frankly the best real estate agent we have ever worked with. She was ready to show us houses 7 days a week, 10 hours a day and she even packed us a lunch so we could stay out looking for the right house. We found it and it has the most amazing views, it was big enough to hold all of our things and it was private on nearly 3 acres. If it were not for Dina we may not have found the right house. We are so thankful for her professionalism and dedication to her clients to help find the perfect house, even if they don't know the area. Thanks so much Dina, you have a client and a friend for life. "
Angela & Darin Barrow – El Sobrante
" We got advice from multiple people on how to approach the East Bay real estate market. We started out on our own without knowing the area all that well. After 4 months of spinning our wheels, we met Dina. Dina was amazing to work with! She worked with us as our search moved from city to city. She told us the positives and negatives of each area and during that time figured out what suited our needs from school districts, social scenes, and market value. She then found an off market opportunity for us that is our dream home. Highly recommend Dina, she's helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and professional! "
Darren & Seema Genstil – Walnut Creek
" Dina is a very professional and dependable agent. We are first time buyers, and were extremely impressed with her extensive knowledge of the market and close attention to detail. She was very thorough and made the process as easy for us as possible; she truly listened to us and gave us valuable and honest feedback. Her communication skills are stellar, which made her extremely easy to work with. She responds immediately to calls and emails, and her organization kept the process as streamlined as possible. Thanks to her fantastic negotiation skills, we felt like we got our perfect house on our own terms. We've already referred her to friends and will continue to... Thanks Dina!! "
Lauren & Nick Fedotoff - Pleasant Hill
" Dina was fantastic. Not only did she go out of her way to show my husband and I houses but she made sure to show us every possible property, even if it seemed like a stretch. In the end we found a house we love because Dina never ruled anything out. "
Amanda & Phil Perrone – Orinda
" Dina helped us navigate the tough Bay Area buying experience and we ended up with a fantastic home. Couldn't have been happier. She is always on time, pleasant, and fun to work with. Thanks again Dina. "
Dan & Pisey Oberlin - Oakland