Dana was born and raised just inland from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in the small town of Conway. She has always loved design and architecture and seeing the possibilities in homes and furniture. Her grandfather and father were builders and her mother is a self-taught designer and an insurance agent. Over the years, Dana has enjoyed renovating several homes with her family.
After high school, she attended Clemson University and spent four years on the sidelines as a varsity co-ed cheerleader. She graduated with a BS in Marketing and moved to Charlotte. She spent four years working at Auto Owners Insurance Company where she worked her way up from an automobile adjuster, AO worker’s comp adjuster, to outside property claims.
In 2005, Dana moved back to California, where she had spent many summers during her childhood, and lived in North Hollywood while working for Mercury Insurance Company. A few years later, she switched gears and sold billboards. She enjoyed her relationships with clients and helping them throughout the design process. In 2009, Dana moved back to Charlotte to be closer to her family and worked in marketing for an independent insurance adjusting firm in Concord. During this time, she earned a degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Charlotte. In 2016, her company was sold and moved to Raleigh which gave her the perfect opportunity to merge her love of design and architecture with real estate.
Dana has lived throughout the United States and enjoys traveling the world. Her interests range from fostering dogs for a local rescue, playing sports to interior design and home renovation. She lives in the SouthPark area with her 3 lb. long-haired Chihuahua she rescued from Mexico.
I'd like to start of by saying I'm not one to write reviews ever... so the fact that I am writing this should clarify Dana is the BEST, as you can see in all her other reviews. Dana single handedly made my house buying process possible. My complicated situation with lenders was a nightmare and I couldn't have gotten through it without her. The length of effort she goes to for her clients is unbelievable, I've never seen anything like it. I've never met a harder working, driven, knowledgeable, caring individual in my life. She may be friendly and extremely nice but make no mistake, she has an ability to flip a switch and make people get in line to push things along like none other. I feel extremely fortunate to have found Dana Galli as my good friend, let alone realtor. I feel bad for her adversaries because they have to live up to the service from this amazing realtor. My only regret from my house buying process was not using her recommended contacts, it would have saved me some huge headaches.Andrew B
Dana is the greatest agent you could hope to find. She is extremely client-oriented and makes the home-buying process fun! She is available at all times of day/night to address any concerns and is very accommodating. As a first time home-buyer, I was terrified and, honestly, had no idea what I was doing. Dana helped me through the whole process (in a pandemic, mind you) and made it as smooth as one could hope. Dana truly knows the area and market. She protects her clients best interests and will let you know her honest opinion if asked. She is not just interested in making a sale; she wants her clients to find THE house that suits them. Dana is the best and will help you through your home-buying process! If she can help me find a home in a pandemic, she can do it for you too (hopefully sans the pandemic)!
Dana is top notch in my book! Everything from staging & pictures, open houses, negotiating was above and beyond. Dana was patient with all my extra requests and held the utmost professionalism. I would gladly sell OR buy another home from Dana!Amy P
A truly outstanding agent who is professional, knowledgeable, no nonsense (yet caring) and effective. She hits the ground running, she is curious and persistent regarding matters that are of importance to her client, and she anticipates issues with a prompt recommendation.Jose B
Working with Dana was great. #1 attribute necessary for a good Realtor is communication and availability. Dana made my family feel like we were her only client with her quick responses and willingness to drive around for hours on end showing us dozens of properties. She goes above and beyond!Paul M
Dana exceeded my expectations in every way. Her knowledge and thoroughness to get things signed, sealed, and delivered are her strengths, along with dependability and responsiveness. Dana's work ethic truly blew me away. Not only is she incredibly hard working and professional, she is a joy and fun to be around! Dana's leadership and passion for her career are undeniable. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!Stephanie I
We were first time home buyers and Dana made sure to guide us through the process from start to finish! We could not have had a better experience working with Dana. She is responsive to you whenever you have questions and most importantly puts you first! 5/5 stars does not do it justice...she was phenomenal!Ryan F
A truly outstanding agent who is professional, knowledgeable, no nonsense (yet caring) and effective. She hits the ground running, she is curious and persistent regarding matters that are of import to her client, she anticipates issues with a prompt recommendation, she answers calls, emails, and texts almost immediately, she works around clients schedule and makes herself available virtually 24/7 until purchase is done. If you found a property you would like to purchase, and you are going to do your homework to get done ASAP, Dana Galli is the agent for you she is the hardest working person on your side. She is also tech savvy and well versed in al sorts of media tools. She accompanies clients and leads them to where they need to be at every step of the process. So if I have to purchase another property, she will be the FIRST to know. By the way, if you are out of state, she has valuable local contacts and resources you would benefit from. Dana Galli is the gold standard of real estate agents here in Charlotte NC. Thank you Dana!
Dana is a fabulous Realtor to work with, a thorough professional who understands you and your needs, an extremely rare trait. We were introduced to her through a mutual friend and she exceeded all our expectations. She managed all of the work including property research, neighborhood comparisons, negotiations with seller, managing inspections, providing timely information to lender, keeping paperwork flawless for the attorney, to name a few. I would recommend anyone looking to buy or sell - Dana is the ‘go-to’ person -she goes above and beyond to support. Our buying experience was a breeze all due to her.Deb & Rashee B
Dana is an excellent real estate professional! She was recommended through a friend when I moved to Charlotte from out of state. I will use her the next time I have to move as well. She is very friendly, goes above and beyond, definitely knows the area and gets the job done.Susan B
Dana is a pleasure to work with. She will work tirelessly to make sure that you are represented, while also providing guidance along the way. I would recommend her to anyone looking for their next dream home.J J
Dana went above and beyond especially when problems needed to be solved. She was an amazing advocate for us. So thankful to have worked with her!Brittany B. and D
I am not new to home buying and have worked with many agents, but Dana far surpasses them! She is a joy to work with. She did an excellent job! She has the knowledge, enthusiasm, positive attitude and professionalism!Annie C
We were lucky to just randomly meet Dana when she showed us a listing for sale. She is wonderul! Always detailed, responsive and helpful!Mike & Jenny G
I met Dana through a mutual friend and after following her on social media, I was impressed with her!Mary B
Dana was recommended from a family member. After meeting with her, we knew she'd be great - similar tastes and attention to detail. She went above and beyond to assist me with the move from Nashville to Charlotte. She is not only professional, but a warm, friendly person.Susan B
There are not enough words for me to use to express the gratitude I feel for Dana and the wonderful job she did in finding the right place for me to live as I change my lifestyle. All the work that Dana did to make this a smooth process was incredible: her patience and kindness; her attention to detail; her efficiency has impressed me beyond words. I've had many Realtors in the past and she shines!Annie C