Broker (10 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Foreclosure

Ratings & Reviews

Our experience with Donna was our first with a realtor, and, honestly, we would never want to deal with anyone else in the future. Donna is professional in every way. She is extremely accessible and responsive; whether via email, test, phone, voicemail. Donna always made us feel very important, like we were her only clients. She knows her stuff. She understands the legalities and every detail of the contracts, both real estate and lending, selling and buying. She is unassuming and was always patient to help us understand the ins and outs of something that we have never done before. She listened to us. We always felt confident that Donna was guiding us in the right direction, and she proved us right in the end. Buying: It all started when we were just casually browsing interesting properties on Zillow and we decided to put in a request for information. Donna, who was not the selling realtor, called us within 5 minutes on a Sunday afternoon. She promptly scheduled a showing, and was there, ready to go, when we arrived. During our first viewing, Donna got to know our desires for our dream home. Although this first viewing was not ideal for us, by the time we had gotten 5 minutes down the road on our way home, we received an email with more than a dozen listings that met our desires. Within 2 days we viewed the house of our dreams and immediately went to Donna's office to write up the offer. A month and a half later we closed, and we couldn't be happier! Selling: So, it was an obvious choice for us to commission Donna to now sell our house, now that we were going to be closing on our new home in a month and a half! She told us exactly how to prioritize the tasks we needed to do to get the house ready for listing and showing. It worked perfectly. She took fantastic photos!!! She helped us choose the right price based on our needs and the real estate landscape in our area. She immediately listed on MLS, Zillow, and Realtor.com. Donna went above and beyond by paying extra, out of pocket, for a service that allowed her to edit the listings in a more unique way. In a tough selling market and season (winter), we sold our home in just 3 months. We honestly feel that Donna was absolutely critical to achieving this. We would recommend anyone to work with Donna for your real estate needs. Thank you so much Donna! It was a pleasure working with you! - Brian and Melisa

  

04/14/2015 - user5515850
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $250K in Belvidere, IL.

Our experience with Donna was our first with a realtor, and, honestly, we would never want to deal with anyone else in the future. Donna is professional in every way. She is extremely accessible and responsive; whether via email, test, phone, voicemail. Donna always made us feel very important, like we were her only clients. She knows her stuff. She understands the legalities and every detail of the contracts, both real estate and lending, selling and buying. She is unassuming and was always patient to help us understand the ins and outs of something that we have never done before. She listened to us. We always felt confident that Donna was guiding us in the right direction, and she proved us right in the end. Buying: It all started when we were just casually browsing interesting properties on Zillow and we decided to put in a request for information. Donna, who was not the selling realtor, called us within 5 minutes on a Sunday afternoon. She promptly scheduled a showing, and was there, ready to go, when we arrived. During our first viewing, Donna got to know our desires for our dream home. Although this first viewing was not ideal for us, by the time we had gotten 5 minutes down the road on our way home, we received an email with more than a dozen listings that met our desires. Within 2 days we viewed the house of our dreams and immediately went to Donna's office to write up the offer. A month and a half later we closed, and we couldn't be happier! Selling: So, it was an obvious choice for us to commission Donna to now sell our house, now that we were going to be closing on our new home in a month and a half! She told us exactly how to prioritize the tasks we needed to do to get the house ready for listing and showing. It worked perfectly. She took fantastic photos!!! She helped us choose the right price based on our needs and the real estate landscape in our area. She immediately listed on MLS, Zillow, and Realtor.com. Donna went above and beyond by paying extra, out of pocket, for a service that allowed her to edit the listings in a more unique way. In a tough selling market and season (winter), we sold our home in just 3 months. We honestly feel that Donna was absolutely critical to achieving this. We would recommend anyone to work with Donna for your real estate needs. Thank you so much Donna! It was a pleasure working with you! - Brian and Melisa

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12/08/2014 - mwh61560
Bought a home in 2014 in North Park, Machesney Park, IL 61115.

Donna is fantastic to work with, very professional, very knowledgeable of market. She responded immediately when a house came on the market that fit my requirements. She answered all my questions promptly and made sure I understood all the processes that made my purchase go extremely smooth.

Thank you Donna for all your hard work. You are the BEST!!!

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12/05/2014 - mccartney katie
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Leaf River, IL.

Donna was absolutely amazing to work with from the moment I contacted her to begin looking at homes, all the way up through our closing. She is by far the most responsive realtor I have ever worked with and we would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home!

Katie & Dan

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09/17/2014 - ddncapes
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Belvidere, IL.

She is a total pro .She understood what we wanted and got it done. She is easy to work with .She was always on time and great attitude .Buying and selling can be so stressful. She was there to explain any questions or concerns.

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08/15/2014 - DanielMahoney
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Winnebago, IL.

Donna is a great realtor who not only helped me find my home very fast, she also had answers for all my questions. Donna helped me through buying my first home and is still giving me help and advice now.

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07/29/2014 - JoelBaer5
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $100K in Cherry Valley, IL.

I picked Donna based on her reviews I read online, and as usual, the Internet did not steer me wrong in my selection. Donna was extremely responsive, thorough, and professional. She was a source of solid advice and happy to explain everything to us first time home buyers. What made Donna stand out was the way she was always thinking five steps ahead, how she anticipated potential problems with a solution and experience already at her disposal. I couldn't recommend Donna enough.

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06/26/2014 - user8705388
Bought a home in 2014 in Harlem, Loves Park, IL 61111.

My husband and I just closed on our home and had Donna as our agent. After working with her, I would never recommend or use anyone else. She treated us like gold. Donna was genuinely concerned about what we were looking for and what would meet our personal budget. When we were a week from closing, we found out our lender had been less than honest and Donna saved the day by directing us to a lender we could trust. She is on top of every detail, quick to respond, great with negotiation, keeps an open line of communication, and very honest. We are so thankful to have met her!

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06/18/2014 - ReneeEvans69
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $125K in Rockford, IL.

Her down to earth attitude put us at ease and made us feel like we were looking for houses with a friend not a realtor. When we did find a house, it was a foreclosure. Donna was so helpful in working through the process with us. It was mentally and sometimes physically exhausting. She provided us with valuable contacts from inspectors to plumbers. She worked hard with the bank and was honest when setbacks occurred. I can't imagine what it would have been like going through the process without her.

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06/03/2014 - hmgh19
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Winnebago, IL.

Upfront on what we needed to do in order to sell our home. Professional. Received an offer on our home within a week. Was always available for questions.

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05/13/2014 - sugruepm
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Loves Park, IL.

I had an amazing experience with Donna as my realtor. She is knowledgeable, easy to communicate with, and motivated to find the right place for you. She went above and beyond to make sure my first home buying experience was a success, and it was.

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