Dana Ambs – Platinum Top 50 Austin
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Dana Ambs

Broker: Compass RE Texas, LLC

dana.ambs@compass.com (636)577-0822
As a top ranking Realtor (WSJ Real Trends Top 200 Individuals in Texas 2020) and respected developer in Central and East Austin with her own design/build company, Making Modern Home, Dana Ambs has been adding true value to her clients and the thriving Austin real estate market for over a decade with more than $140,000,000 in individual sales, hundreds of successful closings, and $20,000,000 of thoughtfully designed projects currently under construction. She creatively approaches each client’s transaction as an opportunity to help them grow their real estate portfolio - be it a first time homestead or a large multi-family investment sale. Each project, each buyer, and each seller receives dedicated and direct attention designed to bring the most value to their transaction. With tremendous knowledge of local development code and deep ties to the building industry as an active committee member of the Austin Infill Coalition, Dana routinely represents new construction, land, and investment listings. She also has access to rare off-market inventory that gives her buyer clients significant advantages in the competitive Austin market, such as opportunities to gain instant equity though professional insights as to how to best customize their property for future resale. Hailing from St. Louis and with a degree in Interior Design and Business, Dana demonstrates a strong Midwestern work ethic and commitment to giving back to the community through several neighborhood, civic, wellness, church and volunteer endeavors. Dana’s real estate approach is informed by her design background. At its core, design equals problem solving, and good design always adds lasting value. Designer turned Developer, Remodeler turned Realtor, Dana is approachable, adaptable, authentic, and opportunity driven. She’s always looking forward to adding value to her projects and for all of her many repeat and new clients.

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Years of Experience


Geographic Areas Served

Austin - Cherrywood, Austin - Crestview, Austin - East, Austin - Rosedale, Austin - Travis Heights

Community Involvement

Austin Greyhound Adoption, Austin Greyhound Adoption (AGA), Environmental Working Group, Compassion International, Austin Infill Coalition, Poll Watching at Travis County Central Count for November Election, Austin Infill Coalition - Political Affairs Committee Member, Travis County Elected Precinct Chair, Texas Right to LIfe, Mission PreBorn, American Center for Law and Justice, Red River Church, Red River Church, LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) through the US Green Building Council

Industry Involvement

ABoR, Austin Board of REALTORS®, NAR, National Association of REALTORS®, TR, Texas REALTORS®, TREC, Texas Real Estate Commission, National Association of Home Builders

Specializations and Expertise

First-Time Homebuyers, Investment Properties, New Construction

Average Sale Price

$1,000,000 - $1,500,000