Meet Dana & Charlie

Coronado Real Estate Group™

The Coronado Real Estate Group believes that every individual deserves to be represented by honest, hard working and experienced real estate professionals, who are active in the industry and up to date on the latest technology and market trends.  We are committed to providing unparalleled service and expert representation whether you are buying a starter home, luxury estate or your fifth income property.  With more than 16 years combined experience, we are here to help you achieve your real estate goals and strive to exceed your expectations.

What People Are Saying About Us

"Charlie, Krista, Cory and the entire Coronado group did fabulous work for me. Communication lines were always open and they worked diligently in making sure I found the right home for the right price.

I would not only recommended the team to future home buyers, but would happy to work with them on any future purchases of my own."

− D.Cozza | Silver Lake

"Dana was superb. She kept us up to date on everything and guided us through a very complex (for us) process dealing with the City of Los Angeles and finding us a buyer who would be willing to deal with LA."

− D.Hardberger

"Dana was really cool and easy to work with. she help me land an owner occupied duplex in Eagle Rock that was just what I was looking for. Through out the process she was responsive and easy to get a hold of, which helps a lot when you're trying to coordinate with the lender. She was knowledgeable and easy to talk to; helped make this a good experience. While I primarily dealt with Dana, I did meet Charlie who seemed like a good guy and was knowledgeable about acquiring rental property. I defiantly give my recommendation and I hope to work with them again in the near future."

− M.Oronoz

"Charlie Coronado is very knowledgeable, responsive, and very professional. I was very impressed with the entire team including Dana and Lucia. We were very happy with this team's performance. They closed our transaction successfully."

− Mia

"We had a very difficult sale and escrow process of an apartment in Echo Park but both Dana and Robyn made it progress seamlessly. Each problem and hurdle was overcome by a team effort and they were always there with helpful advice."

− M. Hope

"I absolutely loved working with Charlie and Lucia. I was a first time home buyer and they both helped me through the whole process. They explained everything and were there to help me every step of the way. They have an incredible team in place who is all very responsive and on top of everything! They both have great knowledge of the area, and the market. It was wonderful working with someone who understood what I was looking for and helped me search for the home that fit my needs. I would recommend them to anyone buying a home and look forward to working with them again in the future! "

− Hannah Tringham

"Working with Charlie and his team was a great experience. As an out-of-country client, Charlie and his team made the entire sales process a smooth and painless one for me. Excellent communication skills and their use of technology to get things done and get documents I needed over to me all the way in Africa was quite impressive. I would definitely work with them again in a heart beat whenever the opportunity arises. Thanks again for an excellent job, guys!!! A+++"

− I. Gonzalez

"Charlie and Dana were great to work with. They set everything up and made selling our property very easy. They're expertise was very apparent. We will definitely be recommending them to out friends and family."

− Aguirre, L.

"After going through a long battle with our sister, over our parents' estate, my brother and I finally decided to sell our family home that they bought over 50 years ago. Besides the emotional aspects of selling the home, neither of us had been involved in the sale of any property. Dana and Charlie came to our rescue. Not only did they help us with making the decision to sell, Charlie came through and did exactly what he said he could do. The house was a high-end fixer upper, and there were offers that were low. We finally accepted an offer and everything was going along great. But at the end of this "so-called" short escrow, we find out that one of the two buyers were not in. It seems that this particular agent knew how to tell everyone what they wanted to hear. That did not stop Charlie. He took the SOLD sign down AND re-listed. He Got four offers the first day. There was one buyer who really wanted it and was making the highest offer, but was not able to get a conventional loan. Charlie had the buyer talk to his finance company yet it was still kind-of "iffy". Then Charlie suggested another way to get the loan and the escrow closed within ten days. I think Charlie did more work for this buyer than the other Agent did! We were more than ecstatic. Both my brother and I could not be more happy about the way the Coronado Team treated us. Charlie is very up-front and candid and easy to work with. Dana is very sharp and outgoing. They make a great team. Since my brother and I inherited more properties, it is great to know that we have our 'GO - TO' real estate agents and will be working with them for many more years to come!"

− Sheri and Rex

"Charlie and his team are fabulous at their job. They are very committed to you and your needs in selling your property. He took care of every detail from beginning to end. I could always get ahold of him or someone in the office for any questions or concerns I had. Charlie is very professional in his manor and appearance. Charlie is a no bs kind of guy. I would use Charlie again, and I have recommended him to all my friends and family."

− S. Camarillo

"Charlie and his team went above and beyond in getting us the right place to live. Charlie is very professional in what he does and how he does it. I completely trust Charlie and his team. I simply told him what I was looking for and he got us there. Thank you Charlie and your team for finding me the right place to call home."

− I. Gonzalaz

"Dana and Charlie Coronado are a great team. They were great through the whole process of the selling of my property in Commerce, Calif. We were in escrow about 30 days after the property was listed and they got me more money then the other Realtor said he would list my property at, close to $60,000 more. Could not be happier, would recommend Dana and Charlie in a heartbeat."

− D. Lechon

"Lucia and Charlie,
We just want to express our gratitude and appreciation to you in the process of purchasing our first home. In the current real estate market conditions it required plenty of patience from Lucia to do many properties showings accommodating to our schedules on weekends, and weekday evenings. Many resulting in offer submissions, until we finally arrived to the one property that was meant for us to own. Thank you both in the negotiating process of keeping our best interest in mind. Charlie we appreciate your guidance in the process, your real estate knowledge, and negotiating strategies.
Thank you for always keeping an open communication, and your prompt responses sometimes late at night specially with Lucia. We are pleased to call you our friends. It has been an interesting and new process for us where we are building upon our future. Thank you for being the part of the puzzle we needed to complete the start of this endeavor.
It has been a pleasure to work together, and look forward for the same in future opportunities that may arise. Thank You!"

− Peter and Valeria

"I can't say enough positive things about Charlie and Dana. Every question, was answered right away. We were taken around at a moments notice to see properties new to the market within our criteria. There were wonderful at guiding us through the sometimes overwhelming process as a 1st time buyer. Anytime there was an issue, they made sure the situation was right by us, even if it meant paying for a mistake someone else caused. You can't go wrong by Charlie and Dana! "

− HappyPropOwner

"We had a fantastic experience with Dana. She was very knowledgeable and very quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had. She took responsibility for things that I was unaware I didn't need to take care of myself, making the entire process seamless and painless."

− D. Shanti

"The Coronado Real Estate Team made finding our first home an amazing experience. From the meet and greet until the key handoff was a blessing. Charlie and his team really took care of my wife and I. We are so lucky to have had such an experience and knowledgeable team. The Coronado team has a lot of relationships with other sellers and that made the process easier. I couldn't be any happier and definitely recommend using them to find your home."

− E.Ruiz

"Very happy with the service we received from Robyn Bolden and Dana Coronado. We received prompt answers to all of our questions. They are knowledgeable and professional."

− A. Mouradian

"The Coronado's were so easy to work with very professional helpful in all aspects. It was my pleasure working with such amazing people you and your team made my buying my first home a great experience I'll never forget... Thank you."

− Claros, W.

"Charlie and his team were a pleasure to work with on the sale of my property. They were very knowledgeable on the market and readily available to answer any questions. I was very pleased with the ease and quickness of my transaction. Thank you!"

− Azufavela

"We worked with Charlie for over a year to find our home. He was great to work with, and spent a ton of time researching properties for us. The first neighborhood that he recommended was ultimately where we ended up purchasing our first home, even though we didn't initially consider it. He was spot on. From the first day, he was courteous and attentive to all of our needs, and never once tried to push a sale on us.

To top it off, in addition to the holiday cards that he sent while we were working together, and the phone calls checking in after we bought the house, he signed us up for a Harry & David's fruit of the month club for a year. Totally unexpected, and just another example of his thoughtfulness. We could not recommend him more. "

− Schoenberg, A.

"Right from the start Charlie was on top of our search for a place. He was very knowledgeable about the area and showed us properties that met our needs. Charlie took time to explain anything that I had a question/concern about since this was my first purchase. Professional throughout the whole process, I highly recommend him and would use his services again."

− Molgaard, L.

"The loan officer I was dealing with asked me if I was related to Dana due to that he had never seen a broker look out for a client the way Dana did. She handled just about everything for me. It was an easy and smooth transaction that closed much faster than I expected due to her being on top of thing and skills."

− Capra

"From the get go, Charlie was on top of it. He was responsive and immediately had properties to show us. He quickly learned our tastes and honed in very fast to our likes/dislikes, needs and deal breakers. He never wasted our time, and was with us through every step of the way from the first property we viewed to the inspection, to the signing of loan docs and beyond. I am a first time homebuyer and I needed a LOT of hand holding. Charlie was detailed, and always took time to explain what was happening next in every step of the process. He never once complained or showed any annoyance at my numerous questions, phone calls, and panic attacks. He negotiated our way through the short sale process with ease, always standing up for us and getting us the best deal possible. Because of the lender we chose, we hit a snag in the middle of the closing process and Charlie stepped up to the plate and helped us solve our dilemma. He connected us with a lender that worked out great, and again was there with us through every step of the application process, supporting us along the way. Charlie is also just a good guy. He is clearly a family man with good values. We had the pleasure of meeting his wife and family a few times. While he always made us a priority, he also was very big on making time for his family and I respected and appreciated that. Because the property we purchased was a short sale, we had plenty of time to get to know Charlie, and I would say by the end of all of it we have formed not only a lasting working relationship but a friendship. I trust Charlie and his work. I would listen to his recommendations and advice in regards to real estate any time. He got the job done and we are extremely happy with the results of our home buying process. I will definitely be using Charlie for my real estate needs in the future. He was a prime example of professionalism and customer service!"

− Smith, J.

Meet The Team

Dana

Dana Coronado is a Multifamily Director at Keller Williams Commercial Studio City and founding partner of The Coronado Real Estate Group, the team she heads with her husband Charlie Coronado.  The duo specialize in commercial and residential sales primarily in Northeast Los Angeles.  Dana is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and began her career in real estate in 2005 as an assistant to a top female commercial broker at Marcus & Millichap. Early on, she witnessed the determination, strategy and skills it takes to be an industry leader. Dana has been a consistent top producer and market specialist for more than 10 years, and earned the prestigious CCIM designation at a time when most realtors were leaving the industry. She consistently achieves platinum producer status through KW Commercial, represents a large share of her target market and has built a successful brand within a formerly overlooked area – a market that is now one of the most sought after areas in Los Angeles! The use of cutting edge technology and targeted, strategic marketing is her strong suit.  She has embraced her personality and femininity in a world of male brokers, a realness which she believes has enabled her to gain trust and stand out, furthering her brand recognition. Dana knows that the success of her clients is equal to her own success, and has committed herself to customer service and stellar representation, going the extra mile to always create a win-win scenario for her Sellers and Buyers.  One of the most precious gifts Charlie and Dana share is a beautiful family.  Her greatest challenge (and reward) has been navigating motherhood and career over the past two years since the birth of her son Joaquin, while constantly striving to achieve more for herself, family and her clients every day.

    

Charlie

Charlie J Coronado is the Estate Broker Associate and Business Development Leader at Coronado Real Estate Group for Keller Williams Realty in Studio City. Charlie has closed approximately 500 assets totaling more than $88,000,000 – and he shows no signs of slowing anytime soon!

Charlie graduated from UCLA in 2003, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in History and Sociology. He was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, Student Alumni Association and the Rowing Crew.

In 2005, he headed straight into Real Estate where he started his own firm as Owner-Operator. He teamed up with his wife Dana Coronado in 2009 and joined Keller Williams Realty Studio City. Charlie was appointed as a member of the 2014 Agent Leadership Council – comprised of the Elite Top 20% Market Center producers. More recently, Charlie and his Team were recipients of the 2015 Platinum Producers award.

Charlie’s greatest pleasure is the quality time he spends with his family. Charlie is happily married to his wife Dana and has three boys Damien (14), Carlos (14) and Joaquin (1). He also enjoys watching sports, playing golf and fitness.

Charlie prides himself on his cutting edge approach to marketing and uses the newest technology and persistence, to stand out in the marketplace. He is known for providing personalized concierge service to his clientele and brings with him a background mortgage lending and knowledge of renovation. He is the ultimate counselor and continues to advise and assist his clientele who expect and deserve superior service and representation.

    

Krista

Krista Masella joined the Coronado Real Estate Group as the Operations Manager in June of 2014. She is a Southern California native and graduate of California State University Fullerton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and emphasis on Public Relations. A year before finishing college she realized her goal to move to Los Angeles in search of a more diverse and active community. She fell in love with the city and has enjoyed spending the last seven years here! Since residing in LA Krista has worked in high-end customer service positions and processing mortgage loans, but she has always been interested in real estate. She became licensed in January of 2015 while working at Coronado Real Estate Group which allowed her to better serve our clientele. Her unique skills-set with a focus on client communications allows her to complete administrative tasks efficiently and with attention to detail, as well as provide all clients with premier service based on their individual needs.

Krista also works on the management of our website and social media accounts. She loves applying the knowledge gained through her Communications Degree to engage with customers and the communities we serve.

Outside of the office you will find Krista playing with her beloved dog Benny or at one of the many local events that LA has to offer!

  

Rick

Rick Gamboa was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, where he has been actively investing in real estate for the past ten years. He began in the real estate industry as a loan officer where he found his passion for helping his clients realize their dreams of home-ownership. After the market crashed, and he was ready for a change and decided to take a chance and become a real estate agent. He joined the Coronado Real Estate Group in 2016 to begin his new career. Rick brought his knowledge of lending and desire to help others in his community as his assets and has built his experience with the team from that point on. He has proven his dedication to the industry and is actively applying his unique skills to help Angelinos manage their investments.

Rick also enjoys spending time with his family and taking road trips to watch his son play football in Colorado, Go Buffs!

Cory

Cory Devayya was born in London where he began his real estate career as a fresh-faced eighteen year old. His Uncle owned a small, boutique agency in West London and after being impressed with Cory’s skill in sales while visiting him at a clothing store he worked in at the time – offered him a job on the spot! His Uncle was the first to understand his value and within 3 weeks he was a junior negotiator at the firm. Cory’s newfound passion for real estate coupled with his love of helping people made it clear that working in property was the right fit. Cory’s career over the last decade has gone from strength to strength and he has enjoyed the eclectic variety of all aspects of the business. Now that he is in the US, he is excited to learn even more about the industry and to meld his international experience into profitability for his clients.

In 2011 he decided to take some time out and ventured to Spain, to experience his father’s homeland and have an unforgettable summer with his daughter who was six at the time. He wanted adventure, the chance to learn about the country’s rich history and to return with the ability to speak Spanish fluently with his Grandmother. In 2013, he met his American wife and they embarked on a long distance relationship of epic proportions, meeting each other all over the world from Dublin to Nashville. Finally, tired of the distance, Cory relocated to Los Angeles in January 2017. He now spends his free time taking road trips with my wife, enjoying frequent visits from his daughter and reading up on the LA Real Estate Market.  He is excited to continue to learn and grow in this fantastic industry!

Jackie

Jacqueline Saltos was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, a valley girl! She moved to the city of Irvine to attend the University of California Irvine (UCI) and pursue a degree in Business Economics. After the realization that school was not the best way for her to reach her entrepreneurial goals, she began to working in inside and outside sales. She enjoyed the excitement of sales as she is always eager to learn and grow. However, close friends began encouraging her to pursue real estate in 2015 and a year later she passed her exam and began working with Keller Williams in Studio City. Little did she know that it would lead to working side by side with Dana Coronado, a strong female role model within the industry and the Multi-Family Director of Coronado Real Estate Group February 2017. Through Dana’s mentorship, Jackie’s skills and passion for Real Estate is ever increasing. Now, she is happily settled on the team and looking forward to helping Los Angeles property owners build their investment portfolios and manage their assets in order to increase return!

 

John

John Highsmith is the newest addition to the Coronado Real Estate Group and brings nearly 20 years of experience in building, design and real estate. John has worked in the Los Angeles, New York and Nashville markets giving him the skills to provide one-of-a-kind insight.

His extensive experience with building and design brings an invaluable perspective for recognizing the potential in any property. Plus, with his attention to detail and sensitivity to each client’s specific needs, he offers a unique ability to produce results through a positive and rewarding process.

In his free time John enjoys music, photography, architecture and spending time with his family.

Tiffany

Tiffany Martinez recently began her career with Coronado Real Estate Group after working with a luxury real estate firm in Santa Monica for several years where she acquired an abundance of knowledge and first-hand experience in the real estate sector. The skill she was able to attain through exposure to all things real estate allowed her to hone in on what it takes to be an exceptional agent. With a degree in Health Sciences from the University of Central Florida, Tiffany has a wide range of skills across the board working in different industries including the medical field, banking, mortgage lending, and sales which has supported her in gaining a unique perspective in the real estate industry.

Tiffany is a strong believer in integrity, positive energy, and, above all else, hard work. Her dedication to go above and beyond for her clients in finding their ideal home is unprecedented. She is committed to providing excellence through her unique ability to envision and understand her clients’ needs and bring them to fruition. Her specialty in finding hidden gem properties and evaluating market data to get clients the best deals sets her apart from the competition.

Tiffany believes that being a real estate agent is more than just finding a client a home and handing them the key. Instead, she knows it means she “holds the key” to helping her clients take an exciting step toward a better future.  With this ideal, her goal is to create an exceptional relationship and positive experience for everyone she has the pleasure of working with.

 

Designations, Certifications, Groups

We are constantly attending national and regional conferences and meetings to stay up to date on industry news, trends and technology.  Education is an integral aspect of our core values and we are always furthering our training as a way to provide you with the best representation.

Charlie and Dana are active members of the following organizations:

  • National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP)
  • California Association of Realtors (CAR)
  • Southland Regional Association of Realtors (SRAR)
  • The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Loopnet, Inc.
  • UCLA Latino Alumni Association Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc.

We hold the following designations:

  • Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
  • Internet Marketing Specialist Designation (IMSD)[/one_half]

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