The Realtors of Glacier City Realty

Glacier City Realty’s staff are more than just licensed real estate professionals. We are members of the National Association of Realtors and pledge to adhere to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice which includes, Duties to Clients and Customers, Duties to the Public and Duties to Realtors. Realtors receive focused and specific training, including the code of ethics and may hold designations certifying that they have specialized skills and training as sanctioned by the NAR.

Click on a photo of a realtor below to find out more about them.

Sam Daniel

Broker, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES*

Sam loves to run, lift weights, scuba dive and ride motorcycles.

Loretta Ortiz-Daniel

Realtor, Co-Owner

Loretta is a born and raised Alaskan who loves hiking, digging in the garden, cross-country skiing and baking.

Rebecca Reichlin

Associate Broker, NAR, GRI, SRES*

Rebecca has lived in Alaska for over 30 years. She has a background in education, arts, administration and community education.

Jacqueline Collins

Realtor, Marketing Specialist & Nightly Rental Manager

A “Girdwoodian” for over a decade, Jackie loves to nordic ski the pristine trails in the area in the winter months.

Angie Carswell

Realtor

Angela has travelled the world studying science and found her home in beautiful Alaska. She loves flying bush planes, cold water diving, and hunting!

Emily Lewis, Realtor

Realtor

Emily first fell in love with Alaska in 2007. When she isn’t enjoying the great outdoors with her family, Emily loves spending time in her kitchen trying new recipes.

*ABR – Accredited Buyer Representative

CRS – Certified Residential Specialist

GRI – Graduate Realtors Institute

SRES – Senior Residential Specialist

NAR – National Association of Realtors

From Our Clients...

“Sam Daniels has a highly professional, resourceful, and knowledgeable team that went far above and beyond what would normally be expected of a real estate broker in helping us to sell our Girdwood condominium.

Being out of state and without good communication with our tenants, Sam’s motivation, tactfulness, and courtesy with them helped to facilitate a smooth sale. Sam developed a day-by-day plan of the entire sales process at the outset, but even with unexpected “surprises”, he helped us though resolution and maintained our originally scheduled closing date. Sam’s straight talk to us when issues arose was exquisite. His excellent local knowledge and trusted connections throughout the area were obvious at every turn. Sam helped us connect with a cleaning company when needed as well as a general contractor for some unexpected work that popped up at the last minute.
My wife and I would highly recommend Sam’s Glacier City Real Estate for anyone needing real estate brokerage services anywhere in the Anchorage/Girdwood area.”

Fred and Alice Sieling

From Our Clients...

"It was such a pleasure to work with Sam and his team. Their professionalism and skills are second to none. From the start, Sam’s strategy’s for marketing of the property, negotiating the purchase contract and all the way to the closing were spot on. Sam did so good we were able to close the transaction substantially early. Not only did Sam save me time and money, he help helped make the process easy and enjoyable."

Thomas DeMattia

From Our Clients...

"I don’t know where to begin with how wonderful Sam and his company has been to work with. They are very professional knowledgeable and efficient at getting your house sold. I would like to also note that they are incredibly supportive With after sale and other real estate issues that might come up in your life. Can’t say enough good things and plan to use them in the future"

Monique Ospina

From Our Clients...

"We have worked with Rebecca for over 20 years. When it came time to sell one of our properties in Anchorage we knew that Rebecca would be the right person for the task. Her property management skills have transferred very effectively into becoming a Real Estate Associate Broker. She is very prompt as well as knowledgeable and quick to find the answers to any question you ask. She was right on with her comps for the sale and very efficiently worked through multiple offers to get us the best buyer with the best price in a very short timeframe. We would highly recommend her for any real estate transaction you would need. She is definitely a pleasure to work with!"

Louise & Michael Hooyer

From Our Clients...

"My realtor was Rebecca Reichlin. I was co-signing a purchase for a house with my daughter. My daughter is in Anchorage and I am in Portland, OR, so all of my communication with Rebecca was by phone and emails. I cannot say enough good things about my experience. From the very beginning, Rebecca was immensely helpful in helping to search for and find the perfect house. She had valuable suggestions when it came to proposing a bid to the seller, which I am confident is the reason our bid was accepted. Once accepted, she went above and beyond my experience with any realtor in the past. She volunteered to find and schedule qualified persons to complete various tasks such as the inspection, estimate on necessary repairs, and scheduling those repairs. Rebecca was always cognizant of keeping both me and my daughter informed at every step and explained all sides of any decision to be made. Her expert advice saved us thousands of dollars and made the entire experience extremely positive and streamlined. I highly recommend Rebecca to anyone needing a realtor."

Maureen Lauterbach

From Our Clients...

"Rebecca Reichlin was an absolute joy to work with, I cannot recommend her enough. She always took the time to go over things and make sure we understood everything, at every single turn. She had excellent rapport with the inspectors we worked with, and did so much “behind the scenes” work at all hours of day and night. She spent many hours researching and working with people like electricians and other professionals to get estimates and quotes. She has the experience necessary to just know what to do in various situations, how to approach people, she always had the highest degree of professionalism and courtesy. We really just had so much confidence in her and at every turn we were so grateful and impressed with her knowledge and competency. She made the house buying process so much easier than we anticipated it being, anyone who gets to have her as their realtor should count themselves fortunate."

Laura Lauterbach

From Our Clients...

"Sam is very experienced and the process happened just as he said it would. He followed up on everything and kept me informed. I made more money in the deal than I expected. The video they did for me made the house look amazing! I couldn’t be happier! Thank you so much!”

Robbie Fleming

From Our Clients...

"I had the opportunity to work with Sam on a lot I owned in Girdwood. What a pleasure. As I live out of state I relied on Sam to not only sell the lot but to guide me. We ran into a problem with a stream on the lot, as Sam and I discussed the options he also gave me the pros and cons of each option and his reasons why. Those discussion make it easy for me to make my decision. Sam never rushed me to make those decisions. The more I worked with Sam the more I realized how much time and effort he put into each listing. He always kept me up to date on everything that was going on. I never worried about where we were and what was going on. What a pleasure to do business with Sam Daniels. Thank you, Sam”

Howard Vines

From Our Clients...

"We’ve worked with a dozen or so realtors over the years, and Sam is truly a stand-out in his profession. He brings exceptional value to the process, and is definitely the guy you want on your team when complications arise. Sam has integrity, and is hard-working, resourceful, forward-thinking, and an excellent communicator. He really listens, gets to know his clients, and adjusts accordingly. His depth of knowledge and hard work were instrumental in helping us find our dream-home. Then, he expertly navigated us through the various irregularities that popped up. We couldn’t be happier in our new property and we’re so glad we chose Sam for the job."

Anna & Hans Neidig

From Our Clients...

"In 2006, we rented our first house in Girdwood from Glacier City Realty. In 2013, we asked Sam to be our agent when we bought our first house in Girdwood. In 2016, he skillfully helped us navigate commercial real estate when we purchased our fishing lodge on the Kenai Peninsula. It goes without saying, but of course we reached out to Sam again in 2020 when we wanted to sell our house and buy a new home in Girdwood.

When working with Sam you can expect honesty, consistent communication, patience, creativity, and diligence. Sam and his team have decades of experience with the local market, which ultimately delivers more for his clients. We always refer people to Glacier City Realty because we know he is going to get results and that he genuinely cares about his clients. If you are selling, he will develop a plan for showing and selling your property, help you navigate multiple offers, and guide you through the process until your house is sold. If you are buying, Sam makes sure to know what you want, helps you draft an attractive and competitive offer, and guides you through escrow to move-in day.

Just as importantly, Glacier City Realty has strong relationships with all the necessary partners, including lenders, title companies, home inspectors, and contractors. Despite our last dual sale & purchase happening during a pandemic, Residential Mortgage and Stewart Title were able to help us close early. It was obvious that Sam's relationships with these partners helps keep things moving smoothly.

If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in Anchorage or Girdwood, Sam Daniel and the team at Glacier City Realty are exactly who you need. We have had nothing but great experiences working with Sam. Thanks Sam & Glacier City Realty!"

The Anderson Family – Andrea, Jeremy, Gavin, Tayla, Remi

From Our Clients...

"I had the utmost pleasure of working with Sam Daniel with Glacier City Realty to sell my owner built, beautiful mountain top Bear Valley home and find my perfect home in Bayshore in 2020. This was a complex sale and Sam had the skills, expertise, confidence, and an abundant wealth of overall knowledge to navigate it skillfully and gracefully. I ended up with two contracts to sell and felt secure in the process the entire time. His professional and calm nature was very helpful, as there was a lot of emotional context around this situation. His clear communication was very educational and supportive. Sam also helped me find my perfect home in Bayshore, and worked that deal with confidence and ease. Although real estate can offer many variables and unknowns, with his decades of experience and ethical leadership, I always knew I was in good hands. I am forever grateful for Sam at Glacier City Realty for helping me with this monumental life change and transition!"

Audrey Miller

From Our Clients...

"I can't say enough about how well and easy our house sold with Sam Daniel from Glacier Realty. From the first time we met he was professional, friendly and a wealth of knowledge. During each stage of the process he patiently explained everything and followed up on every question we had. I have complete confidence that anyone who chooses this company they will be extremely happy!"

From Our Clients...

"Since Sam Daniel of Glacier City Realty had already sold several pieces of property for our family, I knew he would again do a great job selling our Anchorage Hillside home this past summer. We closed on November 15. He did not miss a beat in the process which made it so much easier for me. Communication is key with so many variables involved. Thank you Sam and staff for job well done!!!"

From Our Clients...

"Back in 2011 when looking to purchase property in Girdwood, AK we hired Sam and Loretta Daniel to help us. We feel they did a great job helping us negotiate the purchase of a place so when it came time to sell we wanted someone that was very familiar with the quirky market Girdwood is to help us get a fair sale price for our home. Working primarily with Sam on the sale he did a wonderful job of communicating and keeping us in the loop at all times while advising us of our rights and options.  I would strongly recommend them for your Realestate needs in the Anchorage area."

From Our Clients...

"I was faced with selling the home of an elderly parent, which had recently undergone repairs after the November 30th earthquake. I needed an experienced Realtor. I called Glacier City Realty based on a friend's recommendation. Sam responded quickly with a thorough market analysis and a plan to sell the house. He arranged for professional photos, custom staging, and an aggressive marketing plan. Sam used technology and marketing software to always keep us updated on showings and feedback. We successfully sold the home without any unforeseen 'hiccups'. I am grateful to Sam and would recommend Glacier City Realty to anyone wishing to have a successful sale of their property."

From Our Clients...

"I can’t say enough how important it was to have Sam Daniel as my advisor during the search for a home in Girdwood. I see a lot of folks doing things on their own and started out in that direction, but quickly found there were nuances and details I did not have the time or expertise to tackle. Sam and his staff supported our family at every turn and made sure we got the best value in a home that we couldn’t be happier with."

From Our Clients...

"Sam sold two properties for us in 2019, our lodge and our home. What impressed us the most about working with Sam is he responds to phone calls, emails, or texts throughout the entire process in a timely manner. We felt like we were in knowledgeable, professional and honest hands at all times. His communication skills and diplomatic nature allowed the whole process to move smoothly. We are now able to open a new and exciting chapter in our lives thanks to Sam‘s unwavering efforts on our behalf."

From Our Clients...

"We enjoyed working with Sam. He was personable, experienced in the real estate market, responsive, and went over and beyond what we were expecting out of a realtor. While we were traveling overseas, he met with contractors at our home and solicited bids to correct home inspection items, and played a key role in helping us sell our home in less than 2 months from list date to recording date. We highly recommend his services. "

From Our Clients...

“We really appreciated the outstanding service provided by Sam Daniel at Glacier Realty! He made the process of buying our property as smooth as possible and helped us make the purchase we have desired for years a reality! He provided excellent guidance and an idea of what to expect every step along the way. We highly recommend the team at Glacier Realty, especially Sam!"

From Our Clients...

“It is no small matter to buy a home, but to buy it somewhat sight-unseen from thousands of miles away (literally the opposite corner of America), that’s an impressive challenge. Thanks to the exceptional professionalism and service of Rebecca and Glacier City Realty, our family was able to do just that.”

From Our Clients...

“We appreciated your positive, professional attitude and patience with a challenging deal. Everyone we worked with had a very positive outlook. We really felt like you were working hard for us to find us the right property. Your wealth of experience in real estate and in Girdwood in particular was very helpful as we searched for the right property for us. You were very responsive and good communicators. Your advice and perspective was invaluable to our search.”

From Our Clients...

“One of the best agencies I’ve worked with. Every step of the way was very clear. Always great to work with someone that takes personal pride in their work!”

From Our Clients...

“We felt as though you were very responsive, always got back to us and were always available. You bent over backwards to help us and that was greatly appreciated.”

From Our Clients...

“The Glacier City Realty team is friendly and very knowledgeable. They are helpful through every step of the home buying process, which relieves a lot of stress throughout the whole process.”

From Our Clients...

“Everything was so easy and smooth. I felt that every step and decision was well explained so that it was easy to understand. Jackie made sure everything was taken care of and no detail was missed or forgotten.”

From Our Clients...

“I didn’t generally worry about the next step. Glacier City Realty did a great job of shepherding the process through start-to-finish, regardless of agent schedules and availability. Glacier City Realty’s proactive practices allowed me to never feel the need to check in and see if something else needed to be done for my property purchase.”

From Our Clients...

“Sam is very knowledgeable and proactive. Without him the deal would definintely not been done!!!”

From Our Clients...

“Rebecca with Glacier City Realty found the house I purchased before it was on the public MLS website and ensured that I was able to view the house very quickly. It was her prompt and efficient work that helped to insure I was the first, and only offer on the house I bought. Rebecca was always willing to schedule showings, even at the last minute and she would drive into Anchorage for these showings.”

From Our Clients...

“You guys were very patient in working with me and the sellers. Between this being my first home purchase, kind of a funky place, a FSBO, and my wife being out of state, I’m sure it wasn’t the most cut and dry purchase. But you were really patient in making sure I understood how the process worked and you did everything you could to get us into the home that we were really interested in, despite some challenges.”

From Our Clients...

“Jackie was always on top of things, looking out for our interests. She was an amazing advocate for us when we found what we wanted and pursued it. She made the process painless and easy. We will be forever grateful for her thoroughness and attention to detail.”

From Our Clients...

“Personal attention. Being “there” at critical moments in the process. Facilitating repairs, inspections, cleaning. Having a great working relationship with tradesmen and service providers in the valley.”

From Our Clients...

“Very good grasp on Girdwood market that lent itself to successfully determine the proper market value to sell this property. Also liked Sam’s style and easy personality in dealing with listing/offer issues. Very straight forward, which we appreciated.”

From Our Clients...

“Everything went perfectly thanks to Jackie and her office. I felt as a far away customer (florida buying in Alaska) that I was just beyond lucky in working with Glacier City Realty. If I have future real estate questions or needs I feel confident that I know the right number to call and would recommend that office and Jackie to my friends with confidence.”

From Our Clients...

“Sam was very patient and understanding about my special needs and requirements in my search for a more suitable condo in Girdwood, so that I could buy in exchange for selling my current one. When I finally saw the right one, he helped me every step of the way in getting all the buying and selling details correct. Any time I had a questions, whether it pertained directly to the sale or not, he spent the time necessary to get me a full correct answer- and still does today- weeks after the exchange took place. Sam was recommended to me and I recommend his service to anyone wanting to buy or sell real estate in Girdwood, Alaska.”

From Our Clients...

“As a first time home buyer, I was honored to work with Rebecca and Sam. The professionalism and attention to detail was top notch.We chose to work with Sam and Rebecca because of our friendship throughout our community. We were very pleased with the communication and availability for questions. A few days after the closing, I actually missed our daily emails. I highly recommend Glacier City Realty for purchasing a home in this confusing market.”

From Our Clients...

“Sam and his team were great to work with! I would suggest using Glacier City Realty to anyone. Girdwood is an awesome place, and GCR is the team to show you around or to sell your property.”

From Our Clients...

“Sam came through with his promise and found us the perfect home within a relatively short period of time and guided us through the process of purchasing it quickly and efficiently. By the time we closed, Sam was more a friend than a realtor. We would recommend Glacier City Realty as the best of the best.”

From Our Clients...

“Sam and Glacier City Realty were great to work with in buying our condo. Sam took the time to explain each step in the process in detail and made himself available whenever we needed him. The company’s local market knowledge combined with excellent customer service make Glacier City Realty easy to recommend to anyone.”

From Our Clients...

“We have had Sam & his team manage our properties in Girdwood for over 10 years now. They are very open and honest in all their dealings and treat our properties as if it were their own. All transactions have been on time and they are always available 24/7. They are very diligent in keeping the properties occupied and keep you informed every step of the way for all business transactions. They are the reason we have continued to own rental property. Professionalism at its finest!”

From Our Clients...

“As first time home buyers Glacier City helped us each step of the way. Sam and his team are very knowledgeable and supportive. We highly recommend using Glacier City Realty for any of your real estate or property management needs. Definitely five star service!!!!”

From Our Clients...

“We found Sam with Glacier Realty a pleasure to work with. He was knowledgeable about the local Girdwood market and was always available to assist in our purchase. He listened to our wants and needs and provided professional advice as we negotiated the purchase of our condo. We can recommend Sam to others looking to buy a condo in the Girdwood market.”

From Our Clients...

“It’s easy to give four stars to Glacier City Realty! We met Sam when it was time to lease our Alyeska condominium and we think he is great. He makes good choices – and he’s always available to tend to any tenant needs. The business is professional – we always get the records needed and we always get response when we call. We have dealt with other property managers elsewhere, so are able to recognize the quality of service that Sam provides. We thoroughly recommend Sam and Glacier City Realty.”

From Our Clients...

“I would recommend Sam Daniel’s real estate brokerage services to anyone I know who is looking to sell their home! He and his staff at Glacier City Realty were attentive to my needs and responded promptly to all my requests and many questions throughout the process of listing and selling my Girdwood home. I have full confidence in their experience and knowledge of the real estate market. If you want to sell or buy a home in Girdwood…these guys ROCK!”

From Our Clients...

“We are both so impressed with you guys. We’ve been so busy settling into our new jobs and community that it has been a really great piece of mind knowing you were there to make sure that everything was on track and as it should be with our home purchase. Be assured that we’ll let everyone coming into Alyeska and looking to buy know how great you have been.”

From Our Clients...

“Rebecca Reichlin was exceptional, very detailed, timely and thorough. Pleasant to work with but serious about her business, this gave us confidence in her and the companies abilities to represent us.”

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