D. Dino Virella


“My goal is for every client not to question why they chose to work with me, but to question why they didn’t choose to work with me before.”


With over 30 years of successful international sales and marketing experience, I’ve always been a “real estate enthusiast”. I’ve been blessed to live in the Bay Area for close to 20 years. I have also lived in New York, Miami and I grew up in the Midwest. No matter where I traveled and lived, I was always fascinated by local architecture and by extension, the art of real estate.

Whether representing a seller or a buyer, I bring tireless energy and creativity to the craft of real estate. I also embrace the latest technologies to maximize my client’s experience, enabling them to make the most intelligent decisions for utmost financial gain short and long-term.

In a highly competitive marketplace like the Bay Area, buyers need extraordinary efforts by their agent. Even in a hot market, sellers must be sure not to be complacent with traditional tools and methodologies. These are my hallmarks. Good enough is never good enough.

When not assisting my clients, I can be found enjoying all that the Bay Area offers with my wife and twin 8-year-old daughters. I speak fluent Spanish, and even a little Portuguese and Italian. I’m an avid hockey fan and golf hack. I love car shows, the arts and fine wine.

I believe in giving back to the community, so every one of my transactions results in a financial donation to a charitable cause that benefits children’s education as well as medical research. Recent beneficiaries include, The San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Dining Out for Life!, The Clifford, Henry Ford and Adelante Schools in Redwood City, Habitat for Humanity, KQED Public Radio, The Glen Park Festival, and the Sunnyside SpringFest amongst others.

I welcome your phone call and look forward to exceeding your expectations.

Passion > Integrity > Results

My Team

Compass is building the first modern real estate platform, pairing the industry’s top talent with technology to make the search and sell experience intelligent and seamless.

A brokerage of unparalleled agents

As an innovative residential real estate firm, we empower our agents so they have more time for advising their clients. With the solutions-driven mindset of a startup and the sophistication of a luxury brand, Compass is the future of real estate.

A tech company reinventing the space

To lead the industry requires the smartest tools built by the brightest minds across engineering, design, and strategy. Through our proprietary platform, Compass is changing how agents and clients navigate the process of finding or selling a home.

Guiding you from coast to coast

Since our launch in 2012, we’ve aimed to simplify the real estate process, one market at a time. With agents and teams serving vibrant communities coast to coast, Compass is now the country's largest independent real estate brokerage.

Your Dedicated Transaction Coordinator

Once we are in contract, you will have a dedicated transaction coordinator. This team member will manage all of the forms associated with your transaction and you’ll have another person to speak with in the even that I’m in a meeting. We will also give you a portal to electronically track your transaction at every step.

Title Company

I work with only the most seasoned title professionals. I demand excellent response times from my team members. They also know how to explain complex terminology in layman’s terms so you’ll also feel in control.

Loan Contacts

I work with a limited but very responsive team of lending professionals. Each one of them offers similar and sometimes very different loan products to my clients. They all have one thing in common and that is to make you very happy at the very lowest cost.


Part of my team is a great resource pool of contractors. Plumbers, builders, handy-men, electricians, stagers, window washers, house cleaners and others will insure that all aspects of a homes purchase/or sale are handled. I personally manage every one of these professionals from day one through close of escrow.


Inspections are a critical component of any real estate transaction. Whether pest/termite, roofing or general building inspectors, I assure you that these professionals will be transparent and ensure that you fully understand every aspect of their reports.


Why should you care if there are “techies” on my team? Simple… information flow. My web team and property search geeks, RealScout enable my clients to get the info they need, when they need it.


I contribute a generous donation to a variety of charities every time I close escrow for one of my clients. If you have a particular charity, I’d be happy to discuss how I can help that cause.