SEMINAR May 3: Selling Your Home in Today’s Market

FREE SEMINAR: Selling You Home in Today’s Market

Get the facts about what is involved in selling a home in today’s market and the Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid! Whether you are planning to sell this month or not for a few years, do your homework now and be prepared!

REGISTER: By phone 925-788-6582 or online

Join us for additional candid conversations with local experts focused on the unique and complex housing-related issues facing California’s mature homeowners & families.

June 7th: Tax, Legal & Financial Issues
July 12th: Reverse Mortgages-Truth vs. Myth
August 2nd: Aging in Place
September 6th: Assisted Living Options
October 4th: Downsizing Lessons
November 1st: Rightsizing 101
December 6th: Storytelling-Legacy

FREE SEMINAR: March 1st: Independent Living Options

REGISTER NOW FOR THIS FREE SEMINAR: The “Savvy Seniors Living Seminar Series” presents “Independent Living Options” on March 1st.

Learn what independent living is and isn’t…and what people can expect when moving to an independent living community. You get to ask ANY question you have on your mind and we will answer it to the best of our ability.

We realize that as you are making choices about where to live in future years, being educated and informed is key. You’ll leave with answers to the following questions, including:

  • Where do I begin looking for independent living options?
  • What do independent living communities offer me as a senior?
  • What will it cost to live in an independent living community?
  • Are there independent options for purchase? For lease? What are they?

Admission is free. Location: Lafayette Library Arts & Sciences Discovery Center, 3491 Mt Diablo Blvd in Lafayette. Time: 10 AM – 11:30 AM. Please call 925-788-6582 to register or sign up online at Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

5 Home Safety Tips for Boomers and Seniors

Baby Boomer Couple

Here are 5 home safety tips for Boomers and Seniors:

  • Set the thermostat on the water heater no higher than 120° F to prevent scalding
  • Add a “clapper” light switch to control lamps or check out other remote control switching options.
  • Remove throw rugs. If carpet is necessary, installing low-pile rug can be better than shag. Having carpet   stretched or removed can eliminate bumps.
  • Paint the bottom step a different color to better distinguish the last step from the basement floor.
  • A device that enables a ringing doorbell to trigger a flashing light — including existing house lamps and special  strobes for rooms where lamps aren’t generally used — lets your loved one know if someone is at the door.



Need to find a real estate agent near Walnut Creek CA? Dayna Wilson serves the East Bay communities of Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Clayton and Martinez. A certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist ®, Dayna helps boomers and seniors with the financial and emotional challenges encountered when selling a long-held family home.


Senior Segment is Reshaping Real Estate Dynamics in Walnut Creek, Ca. and Beyond

Baby Boomer CoupleImagine the different kinds of expertise involved in helping a first-time buyer purchase a home, versus helping a last-time seller to downsize. First-time buyers and 65+ sellers face a vastly different set of options, expectations, concerns and challenges, but too often, the real estate industry has taken a one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter approach to serving clients.

Demographic trends are pointing to seismic shifts ahead for housing in this country. Aging seniors are projected to move out of an estimated 11.3 million homes between 2010 and 2020, and in the next decade, that figure is expected to reach 15 million. Every single one of those millions represents a unique individual who deserves to have his or her move handled with the utmost compassion, integrity, attention to detail and connectedness to the full spectrum of professionals who are often involved in ensuring a seamless transition for seniors and their families.

Dayna Wilson’s Savvy Seniors Division is committed to a proactive approach to understanding the big-picture trends that have an impact on our community and our clients. We also understand that distinct expertise is needed to meet the needs of various segments of our community.

cshp_logo2e35c3This is why I’m thrilled to have completed the rigorous requirements to achieve the Certified Senior Housing Specialist (CSHP) designation. This prestigious designation awarded only to a select number of elite real estate professionals in any market by the Seniors Real Estate Institute® represents completion of a competency-based curriculum as well as ongoing education and training. CSHPs are held to the highest standards of professionalism and most importantly, they are passionate about serving senior clients with dignity and compassion.

Demographic shifts and improvements in life expectancy have given rise to senior housing options that far exceed those of previous decades. CSHPs are not only in touch with the full range of options within their communities, they have the specific skills needed to help seniors to get where they want to go – unraveling the complexities involved in downsizing and selling a family home.

“Despite the fact that seniors are the fastest growing segment of the population, this segment of the market remains largely under served. 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 60 every day for the next 18 years. At the other end of the senior spectrum, the 90-plus segment of the population nearly tripled over the past three decades, and is expected to quadruple over the next 40 years.

“The expertise, combined with our passion to ensure the dignity of elderly clients, is not just a benefit to our senior clients but also their families,” Dayna emphasized. “Our goal is to be a profound asset to the entire community.”

Dayna’s Dash of Real Estate

Dayna's Dash of Real Estate

Top 11 Reasons Sellers Should List During the Holidays

Festive holiday wreath hanging on a blue door#11 By Selling Now, you may have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the spring, when many more houses are on the market! This could allow you to sell high and buy low!

#10 You can sell now for more money and we will provide for a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year!

#9 Even though your house will be on the market, you still have the option to restrict showings during the six or seven days around the Holidays.

#8 January is traditionally the month for employees to begin new jobs. Since transferees cannot wait until spring to buy, you need to be on the market during the Holidays to capture that market!

#7 Some people must buy before the end of the year for tax reasons!

#6 Buyers have more time to look for a home during the Holidays than during the regular work week!

#5 Buyers are more emotional during the Holidays, so they are more likely to pay your price! 

#4 Houses show beautifully when tastefully decorated for the Holidays! 

#3 Since the Supply of listings will dramatically increase in January/February there will be less demand for your particular home! Less demand means less money for you!

#2 Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more money for you! You did want to net the most amount of money, right?

And, the Number One Reason Homeowners Should List, the Number One Reason Homeowners Should List Their Homes During the Holidays…
#1 People who are house-hunting during the holiday are more serious buyers!

Downsizing Made Simple-Five Steps to a Successful Move

“Downsizing Made Simple-Five Steps to a Successful Move” presented by Seniors Real Estate Specialist Dayna Wilson this Sunday, August 28th | 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Please RSVP (925) 943-1121 Presented at The Kensington. A Vintage Senior Living Community, located at 1580 Geary Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94597.

As a  professional dedicated to serving downsizing seniors, Dayna’s goal is to ensure that her clients are well informed, prepared and equipped to navigate the complexities that a late-in-life move entails. By utilizing the proven Downsizing Made Easy 5-Step System for a successful move, she is giving you a road map so  you have the tools to accomplish exactly that.

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Photo by auntjojo Enjoy a complimentary dinner while Dayna shares tips on downsizing. Everyone is welcome.

  • Overview of the “5 Easy Steps to Downsizing”
  • Complete list of questions for your senior clients to consider before making a move
  • Housing needs checklist
  • Descriptions of common senior living options
  • Key questions for touring senior living and skilled care communities
  • Forms that include a timetable for planning the move and comparison charts on available housing options
  • Guidelines for family meetings and a sample letter to inform family of move plans
  • Tips for hiring various key professionals related to the moving process (including real estate agents)
  • Guidance on estate sales and estate auctions
  • Suggestions for effectively adjusting to a new lifestyle
  • Frequently Asked Questions concerning the moving process

Attendees will receive a gift worth up to $1,000.

Following our dinner discussion the Kensington will continue with their Sunday Concert Series. At 7:00pm attendees will be treated to a special performance by Ronit Widmann-Levy, soprano. 

A fundraising raffle will be held with proceeds benefiting MEMORY WALK Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research… 


Photo by auntjojo

Dayna Wilson Recent Real Estate Market News

Dayna Wilson Recent Real Estate Market News!

 Dayna Wilson Recent Real Estate Market News

Dayna Wilson Recent Real Estate Market News

3057 Kittery Avenue, San Ramon – SOLD! Received 14 offers, Sale $/Original $ 102%.

3383 Moraga Blvd., Lafayette – SOLD! 9 Offers. Closed at 114%% of asking $.

502 Daisy Place, Pleasant Hill – SOLD! Buyers purchased at list $

424 Peppertree Road, Walnut Creek – Pending. Multiple Offers. Will close well over asking.

With all the many offers we have received on our most recent listings, we have many buyers ready, able and willing to buy in the Contra Costa County area. Even thought homes are selling on average at 104% of list in Lafayette, 103% in Walnut Creek, teh story is almost the same in most neighborhoods. Please contact us should you learn of a friend, neighbor, co-worker or family member needing to sell their home in the shortest amount of time, for the most amount of money with the least stress. We will make it easy and maybe even fun.

Rock Oak Road, Walnut Creek 4/5 bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom 2 level. Coming Soon this summer!

Tice Creek Drive, Walnut Creek 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom Golden Gate Model in Rossmoor 55+ community. Coming this fall after extensive remodel!

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NEW Listing-Best Value for home for sale in San Ramon

Wonderful Opportunity in a great school district! List price is $699,000.

Come see this super home waiting for your personal touch and updating.

Four Bedroom, two bathrooom, 1,479 s/f home on 7,000 s/f flat lot.

Central A/C, hardwood and fireplace in family room, master suite opens to garden in backyard.

San Ramon Valley School District. Steps to Iron Horse Bike Trail. Close to Highway 680, shopping and more.

Please contact Dayna Wilson Real Estate for details on this wonderful listing or others “Coming Soon!”







Garage Sale in Woodlands of Walnut Creek 94598

Woodlands Spring Garage Sale

SAVE THE DATE ~ Saturday May 14, 2016

Woodlands Garage Sale

Woodlands Spring Garage Sale


A Map of the Neighborhood, identifying the location of those participating, will be created to assist shoppers to find your home. 

Maps will also be provided to the participants to hand out.  To have your home put on the map please register. Let’s do some Spring Cleaning!


Email: or Call/Text: Julie Kilty # 650-492-1611

 Registration Begins Friday April 1st

(Registration Ends Monday May 8th @ 5:00 p.m.)

Information Needed to Register:  

Name, Phone Number, Address and a Brief Description of the Items for Sale

(You will receive a call confirming your information)


Though you may open and close your garage whenever you’d like, Garage Sale Hours will be advertised as 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Goody Bags for all participating homes with prizes, surprises and more!

Sponsored by Dayna Wilson Real Estate and Friends!