Dan McLean

Real Estate Agent Coldwell Banker

Dan has more than 26 years of experience in real estate, including a decade in the unique San Francisco market. As a top producer, he has helped customers buy and sell more than $300 million worth of condos, single-family homes, TIC’s, lofts and two- to four-unit buildings. He’s a member of the San Francisco Board of Realtors and the California Association of Realtors.Dan is known for his personalized service, and is proud that 90 percent of his new clients are from referrals and three-quarters of those who work with him become repeat customers. Dan makes sure you understand the entire buying and selling experience, offering guidance without pressure. He draws on his expertise and industry relationships to help you succeed, even in today’s environment.

Dan was born and raised in Carmel, California, in a family that owned a real estate business. A month after earning a bachelor’s degree in Real Estate and Land Use Affairs at Sacramento State University, he bought his first home. He then became a title officer, sales manager, and later a Realtor in San Francisco. Dan and his husband Jesus own in the Duboce Triangle neighborhood of the city.


Mar 7, 2018
Dan coordinated the sale of our home while we were out of the Country. He worked with us to time everything perfectly, including the staging, and sold our home in two weeks at 9% over the asking! He was patient and honest with us throughout the whole process considering this was our beloved home of 16 years. We appreciated Dan's approach to selling our home as he kept us calm and realistic throughout the whole process. We highly recommend Dan and his team (photography, videography, staging) for the sale of your home!
Nov 30, 2017
Director of Product Management
Dan exudes professionalism and confidence from start to finish, and helped us maneuver through the rough & tough SF realty market to find and close on a lovely place. We couldn't have done it without Dan.
Aug 14, 2017
Library Page
Dan was the best Realtor! He was incredibly responsive, always getting back to us immediately. He was easily reached by email, phone, and text. He was always eager to see property with us and gave us his honest, unbiased opinions. He helped us find our dream condo in the crazy SF market, and we could not be happier! He worked with us for over a year to make sure that we got exactly what we wanted. I highly recommend Dan!
Apr 9, 2017
Dan was a delight to work with from before we signed the listing agreement to and through COE. We took his advice in preparing our house for sale, and once on the market, sold over asking in just 9 days! Something always happens during the sale of property, and as it did, Dan remained a calming and capable influence. Looking for a knowledgable, personal professional...you can not go wrong with Dan.
Apr 5, 2017
Thank you Dan for the resent sale on my place in San Francisco, I was happy with the outcome. You did a good job.

Luis Nuñez
Mar 9, 2017
Pilates and Redcord instructor
Dan helped us sell our 1 bedroom condo and buy a 2 bedroom home in San Francisco over the course of 3 months. He was there every step of the way to ensure we timed everything right to make the move as effortless as possible. We love our new place and are thrilled our beloved old Victorian flat went to the buyers who truly deserved it thanks to Dan. From writing the offer to staging to photographing to marketing Dan's the man to do the job right!

Oct 25, 2016
Philly guy working in Pharm
Dan did a fantastic job in finding our family a perfect home. He went out of his way to make sure we understood the San Francisco market and took us to several neighborhoods on several weekends. He knows the market very well and provided great insight and advice. My wife and I were traveling a lot and only had a short window to purchase a house and Dan was accommodating of that. We would highly recommend Dan.
Oct 25, 2016
Philly guy working in Pharm
Dan did a fantastic job in finding our family a perfect home. He went out of his way to make sure we understood the San Francisco market and took us to several neighborhoods on several weekends. He knows the market very well and provided great insight and advice. My wife and I were traveling a lot and only had a short window to purchase a house and Dan was accommodating of that. We would highly recommend Dan.
Jul 28, 2016
I've known Dan for over 20 years. He's a capable, caring, conscientious and knowledgeable. He not only assisted me, but he's helped other friends and clients. It's a pleasure to work with Dan and look forward to our continued business relationship.
Jul 22, 2016
Despite our complicated travel schedule and unusual house viewing time, Dan always tried to company us to view the apartments and provided us very good insight! He is very knowledgeable and very patient with us. Moving from NYC, it's difficult for us to find an ideal condo to meet our criteria in SF, I'm very happy he helped us to found our dream home in SF!
Jun 21, 2016
Dan recently sold us a property in Isleton California. We live in Hawaii so the distance alone made for a challenging situation. Dan made it so easy from the initial searching to the showings. We spent a great deal of time and energy in finding the right place. Then there were all the inspections and securing the loan and Dan had excellent referrals for our needs. We felt as though Dan anticipated our every need and was always a phone call away, Not to mention that at the initial start he was present when we went to a home auction in Sacramento which didn't go as expected but was worth the experience. I can say that We felt Dan is a trusted friend that made our home buying experience well worth all the jumping through hoops we had to jump through. I highly recommend Dan McLean for your future home buying needs. We also feel we have made a lifelong friend Aloha and Mahalo Dan!!
Apr 21, 2016
Dan's attention to detail, exhaustive market research and extensive Real Estate background in every aspect is immediately apparent. When he sold our house, we outlined our goals and Dan executed the plan with professionalism and prompt actions. I highly recommend his services!
Apr 19, 2016
Dan has outstanding knowledge of the City real estate market. He helped me purchase multiple properties in the City. He has excellent relationship with financial people, which will help you greatly in getting the loan for the subject property. He negotiates extremely good with the other agents involved in the deal. I recommend him for your future real estate needs.
Mar 11, 2016
Dan McLean is the best!! He is so knowledgable and patient- I wouldn't have rather worked with anyone else!
Dec 14, 2015
Dan has always been a pleasure to be around and I had a great first time buying a home experience. I found a place after months of searching in San Francisco and finally found the perfect loft. His patience going through emails, texts and calls from me is truly astounding. Thank you Dan!
Nov 14, 2015
We met Dan McLean in 2004 when we were looking for a house in San Francisco. We ended up buying a house from someone we knew, and even though he wasn't involved in the sale, Dan helped us through the process. He stayed in touch wth us through the years, and we eventually hired him to sell our house. He helped prepare the house for sale, and ended up selling it at the very first open house for 20% over the asking price which was exactly where we we wanted to be. We can't recommend Dan high enough. He is professional, efficient and just an all around great guy.....Michael & Claudia George
Sep 6, 2015
Senior Manager, Business Innovation at Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc.
Mr. McLean is a realtor with a calm and patient attitude. On the surface, this is absolutely great as home buying can be an emotional and stressful process. He is able to keep you focused on finding the right home, and he is absolutely great on the back end with tough negotiations. Mr. McLean has been in the real estate business for a long time and knows the market like the back of his hand. He never was off on the recommended bid prices. He never was off on telling us if there was a house that could have issues. He is always on point, and I can't think of anyone else to work with as long as I live in San Francisco. I don't want a realtor that has the most or highest sales ranking. I want a realtor that cares about me and does what is best for me. Ladies and Gentlemen, that person is Mr. Dan McLean.
Sep 4, 2015
He is simply the best realtor ever.
Sep 1, 2015
Real Estate Investment
I wholeheartedly recommend Dan McLean. Dan has handled several real estate sales for me in San Francisco over the past few years. Because I live out of state, it is not possible for me to attend to every detail, even the minor ones. Dan handles the details streamlining the process and making it stress-free. The last sale Dan did for me sold within a week and well over asking. I would recommend Dan McLean to anyone with real estate needs in the Bay Area.
Aug 28, 2015
Thank you to Dan McLean for helping us in our move out of San Francisco. Dan represented us in the sale of our condo near the Castro and we are very happy with his efforts and the result. Dan's strategy for selling our place worked well not only in that it garnered a top dollar selling price with multiple offers, but that it fit around our incredibly busy family life (two little kids keep us on our toes).
Dan makes himself available to his clients and can be reached when you need to talk with him. He knows the market and knows San Francisco. This was our fourth transaction with Dan and would recommend him to anyone entering the sf real estate market.
Aug 27, 2015
Northern California, Secondary Specialist, Turnitin.com
I live in the East Bay and was looking at homes in Oakland on one of the popular MLS websites. I must have filled out a request to look at a property and was soon approached by a realtor I didn't know. I thought I would give her a shot since she connected me with a mortgage broker that could provide me with a loan. It turned out my real estate agent made a mistake on the initial offer that would have cost me over $5000. She never apologized and refused to meet with me in person. I was literally gripped with fear as I was about to go through the most important purchasing decision of my life with some one I didn't trust. I was able to withdraw my offer. I was referred to Dan through a mutual friend. The experience could not have been more different with Dan McLean than with the previous Realtor. Dan listened, was affable, agreed to meet with me and repeatedly put this first time non-financial literate home buyer at ease. I would never use a realtor with less than a decade of experience. I believe Dan has been a realtor for over two decades. His direct experience with real estate transactions and the Bay Area market came through for me as I beat 3 other offers in what I believe to be a narrow margin. These narrow margins are exactly the value a Realtor like Dan provides. A year and a half later my Grand Lake Condo has appreciated 20%. At work we talk about being so competent, reliable, and dependable that you would be the automatic choice for a long voyage like a Mission to Mars. Dan is of that caliber and if and when I transact again, I know exactly whom I will contact.
Aug 25, 2015
We were under a very tight time frame to locate and identify and very specific property fitting my guidelines of what we needed. Given the real estate market in San Francisco, I was concerned this would be difficult.
Dan McLean was able to pinpoint several properties that would work for us. With in 2 weeks of working with Dan, we were in contract on a property. He is on top of his game, if your serious about finding a property, you must work with Dan.
Aug 16, 2015
Dan went above and beyond helping us buy a great place in a crazy market. We were in contract after three offers, and when the place needed some things done after we had closed he was there to make sure everything went smoothly.

Dan is a true professional and I would highly recommend him.
Aug 14, 2015
San Francisco
Dan is stellar. His knowledge of the real estate market, his connections, his patience, expertise, and professionalism are without question. He recently helped us buy our new home and sell our old one - the transactions were so smooth. He enables things to move forward and it all seems so easy and seamless (but we know it's not). He cares about his clients and it shows - he goes the extra mile to ensure that things work out. I highly recommend Dan to anyone looking to buy or sell.
Aug 14, 2015
San Francisco, CA
In Real Estate, sometimes you have to work with several different people to find someone who will really listen to you. That's why a patient, non-judgemental person like Dan is so important for a blissful real estate sale or purchase. He will listen, guide you and then let you decide the course of action. Many years ago, I went through 9 real estate agents to find someone who would listen to me - I can't tell you how much time I wasted! I've bought and sold through Dan and have known him for several years now. He will give you the best advice; and you'll enjoy his company all the while.

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