Dana Kettler with Compass

San Diego is an amazing place to raise a family. I was born and raised in east county and now raising my family in north county coastal. My grandfather moved to San Diego in 1918 for a fresh start from the farms in Kansas. He seized the opportunity to start a family business in a town that was ready to boom, making me a second generation San Diegan. We've watched San Diego grow into the diverse community it is today.

My professional connection to the community began in 1995 when I jumped into talk radio, hosting the Dana Sturgeon Show on KPRZ 1201AM. I spent 15 years cultivating a relationship with the women of our community as the first female talk show host in San Diego. Radio is one of my favorite places to empower women to live authentic lives for God. During those years, I also honed my marketing skills as I partnered with many local businesses designing successful marketing campaigns which earned several industry awards.

For years, I spent many hours pouring over San Diego's real estate. My husband and I have bought and sold various properties over the 20 years we've been together, all of which were some of San Diego's real estate gems. Today, I'm realizing my dream of helping others find their special real estate gem as they enjoy the lifestyle San Diego. I know San Diego well and help families navigate the diverse neighborhoods SD has to offer. I have to admit North County Coastal holds a special place in my heart as I'm raising my own family here in Solana Beach.

I've spent most of my professional life building a reputation of providing my clients the highest level of customer service. The key to my success is INTEGRITY. All my clients know first hand that I serve with my highest quality of work, while placing my their needs, goals and objectives first. And most important, I make sure I follow through on my promises. You can count on my word.

Specialties: Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Fixer Upper

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"Dana went above and beyond the call of duty in finding the perfect place to call home for my family. I had a very tight budget to work with, yet she and the other professionals she works with made it happen. While buying a house is a fun thing to do, the process is very stressful and Dana was  always available to me, especially as we went through the escrow process when I needed some hand holding! You cannot go wrong in choosing Dana as your real estate agent."

Joy T.

"Dana was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable about the area. My husband and I had recently moved down and needed to find a house to rent for a year. Dana was always available and very flexible which made it extremely easy to go view the homes. Eventually we found the one to call home! Thanks  Dana!"

Deborah K.

"She shared her extensive knowledge of San Diego with us on several information gathering afternoons where we explored different neighborhoods, found out about the school districts and looked at several houses. Once we found the right place, Dana worked to ensure that our transition was a smooth one. She checked in on us periodically, as the dear friend that she has become."

Kristin, Iowa

"My husband and I worked with Dana to find a new home and we had the most pleasant and stress free experience. Every step through the process from searching to closing, and even moving, we felt supported and taken care of. Dana understood our needs perfectly, was always prepared, and had lots of options and good advice. We are greatful to Dana as we absolutely love our new home, and we would work with dana again."

Irina, New Jersey