My husband and I have worked with Lori both when we bought our home and when we sold it. I couldn't recommend her more!
We first met Lori when we were looking at homes to buy. It was our first home, so naturally we had plenty of questions. Lori was great about answering them (even if I probably asked the same questions multiple times). She really helped us understand the market, locations, and the homes we were looking at. When we found a place we wanted, Lori was awesome. She helped us through each step of the process and we were very happy with our place.
When it was time to sell our home, we wasted no time in calling Lori again. Once again, she was great to work with. Again, we had many questions (this time from a seller's perspective), and she provided us with clear explanations. Every time we have worked with Lori, she has been professional, knowledgeable, and dependable. She returns calls/emails promptly and it was great to have her in our corner.
Lori is great to work with and I highly recommend her.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.4M in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA.
My wife and I worked with Lori on both the sale of our home and the purchase of a new place. Working with her is absolutely fantastic! She made the entire process as smooth as could possibly be - keeping us informed with her thorough follow up and follow through as well as her total attention to detail. She managed both the buy and sell side impeccably.
On the sale of our place, she procured overwhelming interest, which lead to an over asking offer in only a few days time!
On the purchase of a new place (for our growing young family) she guided us through a multitude of potential places, but always did so with our best interests at heart. Ultimately we found the perfect place. She negotiated a great deal on our behalf and made sure we were protected through the process.
I really cannot recommend someone more. Lori is awesome!
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $425K in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA.
A friend recommended Lori Donahoo to us when we were looking to buy a house for our daughter. We were out of state buyers and totally unfamiliar with the area, as was our daughter, who was new to California. Our requirements were a light fixer in a safe neighborhood, with a view and at a good price. Lori and her associate worked tirelessly to find us the perfect house! Lori's many years of experience and expert knowledge of the city were invaluable to us. She loves what she does, which was evident with every phone call and showing we had with her. We never had to wait more than a few minutes for a return call or email response. She takes much joy in everything connected with real estate, from the showing to the purchase, to ideas for drought tolerant landscaping (and letting us know about DWP rebates) to remodeling kitchens and baths. She is a true professional and a joy to work with. I highly recommend her.
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $450K in Culver City, CA.
Lori is the epitome of professionalism. She helped us buy this property and we went right to her when it was time to sell. She knows the real estate business inside and out, and if we had an off-the-wall question that she didn't have an answer to, she quickly did the research and got us an answer.
Lori is friendly, competent, timely and very accessible. She'll do what needs to be done to market a property. Couldn't recommend her more. We were not disappointed!
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $325K in El Sereno, Los Angeles, CA.
After a family member died, my sibling and I inherited two different rental properties. It was an extremely emotional time for our family, and all of the decision making even daily life was overwhelming. Lori assisted us with selling both properties. She has extensive knowledge about Living Trusts and the special way that the sell must be handled. She helped wherever it was needed and whenever it was needed. She was so helpful that when she saw how stressed we were about the properties that she even took care of multiple matters with our tenants and the properties even though it was not her responsibility to do so at that time.
Our situation was complex, besides the property being in a Living Trust, my sibling lived out of state, and at one point my family had to travel out of state for a previously planned vacation. Lori communicated with my out of state sibling on a regular basis. In addition, Lori was so resourceful that she was able to locate a contact person, at a real estate office, on our vacation island who was able to print out documents and fax them for us so that we remained timely with our documents.
Lori was kind, respectful, helpful, resourceful, and she went above and beyond what I consider a real estate agent would normally do for their clients. I do not normally write reviews on services or products. However, I do read other's reviews and often make decisions on based on the reviews that I read. Therefore, I hope that this review gives Lori Donahoo the credit that she deserves for all that she did for my family. Additionally, I hope that this review provides the reader with the peace of mind that if he/she chooses Lori he/she will be in excellent hands. If I ever need an agent in the future, I would turn to Lori Donahoo.
Lori was amazing in every way from start to finish. She helped us look for a house anywhere and everywhere we wanted (and we were literally everywhere)! We ended up way out in La Crescenta and love it out here. She was incredibly knowledgeable about any and everything that came up, always, had great advice and was always there if we needed her. But, most of all... she was patient. Not just about us finding the right house, but also when the home buying process got frustrating, and with every explanation (no matter how many times she had to explain it). And, we felt it, that's why we will be using her again if and when we ever decide to move. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a home. You won't be disappointed!
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $550K in Palms, Los Angeles, CA.
When looking for a realtor to sell our property, we wanted someone who knew our local market. Lori had been a council member on our neighborhood board, and we had seen her name adverstized as the listing agent on several properties close to us so we were confident that she was familiar with the trends in our little pocket of West LA. We met with her prior to the decision to put our home on the market just to see what our options might be. She came prepared to meet us with a professional and complete presentation including comps and pictures of current and recently sold inventory. She detailed her strategies for marketing and showing our property. She was right on track when it came to listing price garnering us a full-price offer shortly after our property hit the MLS. Lori walked us through escrow, assisting us in obtaining the necessary documents and signatures. Our sale closed within weeks and seller (us) and buyer were happy. I think our decision to choose Lori to represent us was key to a successful transaction. I would highly recommend Lori Donahoo to anyone looking to buy/sell in West Los Angeles. She is professional and knows her market. She is an A+ realtor and clearly has her client's best interest in mind.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $375K in Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, CA.
Lori made my first time buying experience so wonderful and special. She is so well versed in the world of real estate, and she impressed me multiple times with all her knowledge on the historical aspects of homes and all things related to the different types. She knew what I was looking for and sent me many options. When I'd get discouraged for any reason she would pick me right up and reassure me. It all paid off because she found me the best home, it was worth the search. I wasn't believing that feeling people talk about when they KNOW which house is theirs once they see it, until Lori helped me see mine. We share our first houses being craftsmans! She always said just because the sale was made doesn't mean ill lose her services, and she's held up that comment every problem or question I encountered since she's been right there going above and beyond with help. Thanks Lori for everyone, can't wait to refer people to her (and I have) and combine our powers again!
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $875K in Sherman Oaks, Sherman Oaks, CA.
Lori is amazing! We have worked with her twice, once to purchase a home in Sherman Oaks and again to sell that same home. Neither process could have been easier. She not only held our hands every step of the way, but she literally took care of everything! It didn't matter what needed to be done or when... she set up every appointment and inspection and was there for every one of them. We didn't need to change our own schedules because she was there even when we couldn't be. We are now in the process of purchasing a home in another state, and we are wishing we could have Lori as our realtor. Our realtor there isn't nearly attentive or knowledgeable as Lori. In fact, we still call or email Lori for advice. In typical Lori fashion, she doesn't hesitate to help, even though we are no longer her clients and live in a different state. In addition to her attentiveness, she is knowledgeable about nearly every LA neighborhood and is an expert in the real estate process.My advice: Call Lori Donahoo!
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $475K in Palms, Los Angeles, CA.
From start to end, Lori was helpful the entire way. Her experience, knowledge of the local area, and willingness to go above and beyond to help me was fantastic. I highly recommend using Lori for selling or purchasing real estate.