Danielle bales

Immersing herself in the luxury real estate market nine years ago, Danielle Bales has consistently provided extraordinary customer service, unparalleled in the real estate industry today. Known for her integrity, loyalty and professionalism amongst colleagues and clients alike, Danielle achieves measurable goals quickly and with precision. As a buyers’ and sellers’ agent at Sotheby’s International Realty, Danielle’s ability to listen and understand her clients’ needs results in superior customer service and personalized marketing strategies. 

Since becoming a realtor in 2010, Danielle has been involved in over 100 million dollars’ worth of transactions in the real estate business. Having well-rounded experience in luxury property development, mortgage banking and digital marketing, Danielle prides herself on being the “go-to person” for both buyers and sellers. Danielle is devoted to serving the needs of real estate buyers and sellers in locations throughout the Bay Area, including San Francisco and the Peninsula and she enjoys introducing her clients to the communities and lifestyle of some of the finest neighborhoods. 

“For seven years I have helped lead a team of experienced real estate developers in the Bay Area,” says Danielle. “We have developed luxury custom homes from Carmel to Sausalito and I have been involved from permitting to the final finishes. It is important for my sellers to know what will help add value to their home and the cost to do so. I am able to explain to buyers how they can inexpensively make changes to a home so it is a custom fit for their family. I specialize in listing properties and helping buyers from first-time home owners to savvy investors. My strong negotiation skills and calming energy ensures clients have a smooth and successful experience. You deserve the highest level of service and my goal is to always exceed expectations. Above all, my goal is to deliver results.”



Having lived in 23 houses in her lifetime, Mekhala knows how important where you live is to your happiness, your career, your relationships and your family.

Mekhala was born in Dubai at the very start of the city’s dizzying rise. Acres of sand turned to acres of lush grass overnight and the tallest building at 10 stories high, was quickly dwarfed by another one at 100 stories high just next door.  After growing up in Dubai, New York and Pebble Beach, CA, Mekhala craved the buzz of a big city with a more cosmopolitan sway, and made her way to London to study at the London School of Economics.

During her final year at LSE, Mekhala joined a small tech start-up as a Summer intern. In a cramped office in London’s SoHo, Mekhala helped four founders build from their small idea to the internationally-recognized, top-ranked iPhone app, Shazam. In 2004, Mekhala moved to San Francisco to join Gap Inc. as Brand Manager of gapbody, at that time, the fledgling sleepwear and intimate apparel sub-brand. Mekhala still craved the buzz of a tech start-up, the glamour of working in the entertainment industry and the creativity of apparel retail. This led her to Delivery Agent, a company that runs e-commerce platforms for entertainment companies. Mekhala was Account Manager for MTV Networks, launching online stores for MTV, VH1, Comedy Central and more. The real draw however, was going to the MTV Music Awards and snubbing Katy Perry for Michael Phelps.

After a short stint in Santa Monica helping The Primetime Emmys with their first live-Tweeted broadcast, Mekhala returned to San Francisco and joined Sotheby’s International Realty to build their innovative mobile app, Blazing Tours, allowing real estate agents to shoot, edit and publish property videos. The energy of the Sotheby’s International Realty team and the San Francisco housing market were infectious, and Mekhala quickly turned in her techie hat to join the team as a fully-fledged real estate agent. She has found her niche in knowing what buyers want and how to make properties irresistible to that smart real estate investor or family after their dream home. She helps homeowners turn small investments into big profits with her unique blend of real estate and renovation expertise, marketing skills and tech-savviness.

Mekhala lives in San Francisco with her two young daughters. Her other expertise includes new restaurants, preschool/kindergarten admissions and House of Cards.