Team Raphael

Dan Raphael


Realtor - Team Lead

Industry Veteran Leading Sales Since The Early 80's

As a longtime resident and real estate agent in the area, Dan has proven his professionalism in getting the job done for his clients. "I love where I work and live," says Dan who has helped families, investors and builders achieve their goals. "I look forward to continuing providing service that makes the selling and buying experience a simple one for my clients."

A native Californian and a graduate in Social Sciences from the University of Fullerton, Dan employs a team of professionals that have one goal to serve our clients needs during the real estate transaction. He provides all that is necessary to create "win-win" situation as his the ultimate goal. This attitude has led to his many successes. Dan has been a top agent for over half of his time at Coldwell Banker. "The ultimate compliment are the many referrals that I get from the people I have worked with," he says. "I am a home counselor. Buying and selling property can be one of the most emotional and stressful times for someone; my training, education and vast experience gives me the tools to help people through this process."

Backed by the extensive resources of Coldwell Banker Dana Point / San Clemente, Dan Raphael and his team look forward to serving all your real estate needs.

About Dan Raphael

Over the course of nearly four decades, Dan Raphael has established himself as one of Southern California's most accomplished real estate professionals. A skilled negotiator with an extensive network of agents, lenders, title and escrow companies, exchange accommodators and vendors, Dan offers sellers and buyers comprehensive service to fulfill their immediate needs and their long-range goals.

Since the year 2000, Dan Raphael has sold over half a billion in local real estate. His outstanding results have earned him not only the continued respect and referrals of his clients, but also an impressive collection of industry awards for achievement, locally, nationally.

A Southern California native, Dan earned a B.A. in Social Sciences from California State University Fullerton. Married in 1974, he has lived in Capistrano Beach since 1976 and has worked at Coldwell Banker's Dana Point/Capistrano Beach/San Clemente office since 1980.

Dan's up-to-the-minute knowledge of the marketplace, including neighborhoods, local history and property values draws upon his on-the-ground familiarity with Southern California's coastal communities as well as his day-in-day-out dedication to honest and reliable service. He attributes part of his success to his daughter Ashlee - a skilled full-time, licensed agent who works cooperatively with Dan to assist in listing and selling activities and to respond quickly and personally when clients need immediate attention.

Dan and Ashlee take a client-centric approach to each transaction. His no-nonsense, honest style coupled with integrity and professional knowledge instills a sense of confidence in his clients. "I get so much satisfaction from helping people achieve their real estate goals," Dan says. Whether they are selling or buying, I want my clients to get the best possible results with the lowest possible stress.

With his proven understanding of real estate, negotiation, financing, escrow, title, construction and inspections, Dan Raphael offers a level of real estate service that makes him a valued asset to his clients, his company and his community.

Ashlee Clavijo



Ashlee Clavijo is a dedicated and experienced real estate professional based in Dana Point. Born and raised in Capistrano Beach, she has deep roots in the community and a profound understanding of the local real estate market. Since obtaining her license in 2006, Ashlee has been working alongside her father, Dan Raphael, at the Coldwell Banker Dana Point Office, forming an exceptional father-daughter team.

Ashlee's journey in real estate began early on, as she was exposed to the industry through her father's guidance and mentorship. With over 60 years of combined experience, Dan and Ashlee are renowned as the "Real deal local experts" in the Dana Point area. Their partnership is characterized by a strong commitment to providing exceptional service and a philosophy centered around achieving a win-win outcome for all parties involved.

As a team, Dan brings formidable negotiation skills to the table, while Ashlee contributes extensive knowledge of the local areas, innovative marketing strategies, and the latest technological advancements in the field. Their collective expertise and dedication have earned them a remarkable reputation among past clients and fellow realtors within their circle of influence.

Ashlee's professionalism and work ethic are unwavering. She is known for her honesty, hard work, and consistency in delivering outstanding results. Whether it's helping clients buy their dream homes or assisting in the sale of their properties, Ashlee remains committed to seeing transactions through from start to finish. She understands the importance of building lasting relationships and strives to provide an exceptional real estate experience to all her clients.

Beyond her career, Ashlee is a loving mother to four children, all of whom attend local schools. This personal connection to the community further strengthens her understanding of the needs and dynamics of South Orange County and its surrounding areas.

With a closing escrow rate nearing perfection at approximately 99%, Ashlee and Dan are undoubtedly a powerhouse in the real estate industry. Their expertise, combined with their genuine care for their clients' success, make them the go-to choice for anyone seeking exceptional service and unparalleled local knowledge in the Dana Point area.