Dana Lykins

  • 27 years experience in residential real estate sales, marketing, and property valuation.
  • Skilled negotiator, highly organized, excellent analytical skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, self-motivated, team player. 

Work Experience

2013 to Present:  Residential Real Estate Sales Office - Broker/Owner  

                            Dana Lykins Real Estate 

                            9071 Foothills Blvd., Suite 4, Roseville, CA 95747

                            916-781-6998  or email:  Dana@SeeDana.com


2005 – 2013 RE/MAX Gold Real Estate, Roseville, CA

Responsible for all aspects of management, sales, marketing, client relations, and business development.  


  • Opened small private independent residential sales office in 2005.
  • Maintained sales volume in the company’s “Top 10” individual sales production from 2005 to 2009 of approximately 1000 agents.
  • Maintained #1 sales position in “Farm Marketing Area” encompassing two zip codes 95747 & 95678 of approx. 10,000 homes from 2002-2009.
  • Developed all marketing materials for direct marketing program.  Distributes newsletter to approx. 10,000 homes in Zip Codes 95747 & 95678 since the year 2000.
  • Initial and on-going valuation of client properties.
  • Implemented office policies and procedures.
  • Purchased and organized all IT systems.
  • Provided mentoring for other real estate agents.
  • Performing all aspects of shorts sales, REO and equity sales.

2000-2005 Lyon Real Estate, Fair Oaks, CA

Residential Real Estate Sales: Performing all aspects of residential resale real estate sales.

  • 2004 was number 17 in sales volume within a company of approximately 900 agents.
  • 2003 – 2004 was number one in sales volume in the West Roseville office.
  • 2002 Senior Executive status in company for sales volume.
  • 2001 Master’s Club status within Sacramento Board of Realtors


REO Department Manager: REO Disposition Unit – Responsible for the management of over 1000 assets and a team of 15 asset managers (hiring, training, development, terminations) property valuations, file analysis, file compliance reviews, authorization for final disposition of assets.


Loss Mitigation Department Analyst: Performed Specialized Loss Mitigation Reporting Functions, Developed and Trained Loss Mitigation Employees on Propriety Systems, Analyzed Tax Data to Avoid Tax Sales and Penalties, Reported Directly to VP of REO and Loss Mitigation Departments.


  • Coordinated resolving a fragmented month-end charge-off process that plagued the three transaction closing department of REO, Loss Mit. and the Charge-off Unit. Acted as a liaison between all three departs to identify and resolve the independent and non-cohesive actions of each department into a seamless and timely process. Eliminated late night month-end hours, employee tensions between departments, saved countless payroll hours and identified natural roll rates.
  • Created department wide reporting processes to track all Loss Mitigation transactions and estimated dollars in mitigated losses to company.
  • Created departmental reporting on individual employee production. Established average and minimum required production levels in both REO & Loss Mit. Depts.
  • Implemented a bonus program to eliminate overtime and compensate individual employee productivity in both REO & Loss Mit. Depts.
  • Created policies and procedures manual for Loss Mitigation Department.
  • Co-created and implemented analysis spreadsheets for Loss Mit. workout files to standardize estimated losses. This resulted in minimizing subjective opinions by employees and maximizing their productivity.
  • Created auto-populating letter system for Loss Mit. Dept. reducing redundancies and streamlining transaction approvals.
  • Created task and file tracking system for Loss Mit. Dept.
  • Participated in conversion of loan servicing portfolio to Alltell platform.

1993-1997 Lyon Real Estate, Fair Oaks, CA

Residential Real Estate Sales: Performed all aspects of residential resale real estate sales.


1990-1993 Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Fair Oaks, CA

Residential Real Estate Sales: Performed all aspects of residential resale real estate sales.

  • “Rookie of the Year” in 1990 for sales volume in Sunrise Branch Office.