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HARDEN WRIGHT & ASSOCIATES was formed in 2003 by real estate professionals Lisa Harden and Danielle Wright. With 75+ years of combined experience and a dynamic sales team, we have closed more than a half-billion dollars in gross sales and were recognized as the #1 team in Del Mar and Carmel Valley with our previous brokerage for the past 16 years. In 2020, we joined forces with Compass, an innovative brand that exemplifies our team’s commitment to providing an exceptional real estate experience.

LISA HARDEN

lisa.harden@compass.com​​​​​​
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858.922.2222

MANAGING PARTNER

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​LISA HARDEN has been involved in the sale of more than 1500 homes throughout San Diego County and attributes her success to her attention to detail, personalized service and her quick response to changes in the market. Lisa, a San Diego native, began her real estate career in 1985 as a new home sales agent. She has worked for several major builders in San Diego which has added to her knowledge of construction and design. She has established and maintained long term relationships with past clients over the years and referrals from satisfied Buyers and Sellers are her number one source of new business.




DANIELLE WRIGHT

MANAGING PARTNER

danielle.wright@compass.com
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858.922.2345

DANIELLE WRIGHT utilizes her previous experience in sales, marketing, and finance to bring a professional and personalized approach to selling your home. She prides herself on exceptional customer service and enjoys establishing meaningful relationships with her clients well beyond the close of escrow. Danielle is a Native Californian and has lived in San Diego for the past 30 years. She has also lived and worked in Europe and Asia, which has given her a deeper understanding and appreciation for different cultures and lifestyles.




KAT HELDMAN

SALES PARTNER

kat.heldman@compass.com
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619.665.0532

CA DRE# 1515780

KAT HELDMAN is a local North county resident and parent. Kat graduated with honors from Washington State University in 2000 with a dual degree in Human Development and Psychology and a minor in Anthropology. She brings ethics, hard work and a proven track record in negotiation and deal resolution. Her goal is to provide you with a knowledgeable and understanding advocate to help you achieve your real estate goals. She is constantly striving to become a more valuable resource to her clients by taking ongoing classes and further certifications. Kat is actively involved in the San Diego community and volunteers with several local charitable agencies.




    VAY ASHBY

    SALES PARTNER

    vay.ashby@compass.com
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    760.815.5370

    CA DRE# 01462655

    VAY ASHBY began her career with Lucasfilm, Ltd, as a property manager in Los Angeles, Vay left the United States to live in Europe for ten years. She was selected as project manager for US AID Entrepreneurial Program in Bratislava, Slovakia and upon moving to Prague, she was the marketing executive for The International School for Human Voice in the Czech Republic. Her career in San Diego real estate has been noted as a 2006 weekly Real Estate columnist with “House Talk” for Today’s Local News, as well as achieving the 2005 Gold Award for Outstanding Professionalism. She was also voted an Honored Member Empire Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals, 2006-2007 edition. Vay brings a wealth of experience to the table in terms of achievement. As a Harden and Wright team member, she is able to utilize all of her skills in marketing, advertising, and sales; to provide the most competent, professional real estate service in the San Diego community.




      CAROLINE VEGA

      SALES PARTNER

      caroline.vega@compass.com
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      619.204.9053

      CA DRE# 02041263

      CAROLINE VEGA is a Carmel Valley native and proud graduate of Torrey Pines High School. After attending the University of San Diego School of Law for one year, she moved to New York where she completed her legal education and practiced as an attorney, and has passed both the New York and California bar exams. She moved back to her hometown to give her two young children an idyllic, SoCal childhood and is passionate about the benefits of raising a family in this community. She is diligent, organized, and client-focused, and continually utilizes her skills and training to ensure she provides the highest quality service possible. She loved finding the perfect home for her family and will work full-time to meet your real estate needs.




      CYNTHIA YANTZ

      SALES PARTNER

      cynthia.yantz@compass.com
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      858.997.9036

      CA DRE# 02115146

      CYNTHIA YANTZ is a San Diego native who was raised in Carmel Valley and knows the ins and outs of the city. She attended Torrey Pines High School and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Political Science. She draws on her communication skills to nurture interpersonal relationships with her clients and negotiate the best deal for them. She effectively leverages her knowledge and use of technology and social media throughout the home buying or selling process. Cynthia is caring, personable, reliable and hard working. In her free time, she is a competitive Olympic weightlifter and can be found training at her gym, cooking or baking, at the park playing fetch with her Corgi Walter, or enjoying the beach with family and friends.

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