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Lori Donahoo

Premier Agent

7 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor (26 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Short-Sale,
Property Management

Ratings & Reviews

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!

  

07/03/2013 - user23531386
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!

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06/15/2013 - user5760483
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.

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05/26/2013 - user73101180
Bought a Condo home in 2012 in Downtown, Los Angeles, CA.

Best agent ever! Lori was not only knowledgeable but readily available and creative. She was particularly helpful in mortgage details as well as negotiations. Please note that Lori is down to earth, hardworking and professional. You will certainly enjoy working with her.

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04/04/2013 - user5266463
Sold a home in 2013.

My experience has been that Lori is the single most professional, helpful agent I have ever encountered. She was extremely knowledgeable about the comps in my neighborhood, she made sure that my home was immaculately staged and she knew just the right price point to list my property.

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03/29/2013 - user45640429
Sold a Multi Family home in 2012 for approximately $325K in North Hollywood, North Hollywood, CA.

How does a small town woman from Montana sell a house in LA? When i first tried to convince my aunt that she would be better off selling her duplex and moving to an assisted living home near her, i had the good fortune of finding Lori Donahoo. Lori helped me long before she knew whether or not i could sell the house and has been there for me since the sale, helping me wade through California property tax issues. Lori handled all the details of the sale while i handled the loss of my aunt. I don't know how my family and i would have managed--none of us had any desire to live in West LA and none of us could have stayed in LA long enough to trudge through the paperwork. Having a professional realtor like Lori take care of the sale was the best decision i ever made. And she even got MORE for the duplex than we had hoped!!

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02/06/2013 - user3017374
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $325K in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA.

Lori helped me sell a home in Eagle Rock. I was very impressed by Lori's professionalism during the entire process. I had never sold a home before and was very involved with my husband's health issues at the time. Lori was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and willing to do all of the work involved in completing the sale. Her advice was sound. She cleaned out and disposed of the contents of the house for me. She kept me advised at all times of the progress of the sale and did not require unneeded meetings. She arranged meetings close to my home to reduce my travel time. I was very happy with the selling price which was more than the original asking price. If I were in need of real estate advice, I would would not hesitate to use Lori. I highly recommend her.

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02/05/2013 - user052166
Sold a home in 2012.

As this was my first sale, I set up interviews for agents to sell my condo. Lori came prepared with market analysis, references and information about my building's history. She impressed not only me but my parents at the first meet and we decided to go with Lori.

Throughout the process, Lori was very informative, flexible and responsive. Lori would email back and forth on the status of offers and documents. On things that required more discussion, such as responding to offers and inquiries, compliance with retrofits and real estate law, etc., Lori made herself available in person and/or on the phone to respond to all our questions. Lori also made suggested recommendations for our consideration, and always allowed us to decide the avenue to pursue.

Lori was a staunch advocate of my interest in selling my unit at a fair price. Because of the slowed economy, Lori was always providing me with ongoing and up to date market information in my neighborhood. She followed up with other agents, and was able to obtain multiple counteroffers on my unit.

I was always impressed with how she professionally dealt with prospective buyers and their agents, and the way she was able to accomodate my schedule. Although she had other clients which she assisted, in every contact with me, she made me feel like I was priority. Believe me, we hit a few bumps in the process, but in every situation, Lori came up with a solution that worked, and maintained a calm and confident attitude that made the process smooth.

Lori was able to impress my brother, also a realtor in another state, when he came to visit. He found her knowledgeable and informative and agreed with her recommendations. Since she was selling my condo, Lori had contact with some of the HOA Board members who also told me that they were impressed with her professionalism and responsiveness. I would highly recommend Lori and definitely would use her again.

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02/01/2013 - user7635598
Sold a Multi Family home in 2012 for approximately $325K in North Hollywood, North Hollywood, CA.

Lori handled all aspects of a complicated trustee seller situation with aplomb. Her real estate experience and area knowledge were demonstrated over and over. My family had worked in real estate so it was a pleasure to work with someone who knew the current process so well. Lori's marketing strategy suggestions worked out very well for both the buyers and sellers.

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11/07/2012 - user902334
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $825K in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA.

Being a first time home buyer, I was a bit apprehensive about the process and who would be representing me. I was especially afraid of someone representing me but not working for me and working entirely on my side with my best interests in mind. Sure, no one can force you to buy what you don’t ultimately want, but they sure can convince you to. You will never have to worry about that if you choose Lori to represent you. From the first house that Lori took me to see, I had a feeling she was THE agent of agents.

When Lori first introduced herself over the phone, she claimed she would be fighting for me during the whole home buying process and that MY bottom-line was number one priority. To be frank, I was skeptical as anyone can say this. Lori is the exception to this. She is truly on your side and will make sure that you find a home you like all while putting YOUR best interests first. I cannot stress enough that Lori will have your back throughout the entire process.

Lori does not waste time and is very efficient. When we walked into the first house, I felt that she understood that it was something I was not interested in without me saying anything. Without any pointless chit chat with the listing agent she cordially thanked him and walked straight out. I was only in LA for a few days and every minute of my time counted so I appreciated the fact Lori knew when it was time to go.

Lori knows her stuff. Before looking at Los Angeles homes, I only had a basic idea of the cities and areas. Lori answered all of my questions about the neighborhoods, streets, school districts, places to eat, places to avoid, parking situations, etc without any hesitation at all. Her knowledge of the LA real estate is incredible and you really feel like she is go-to person for anything related to LA homes. Not only does she know about the areas, she answered all sorts of questions about house styles, periods they were built in, different features in certain style homes. It is just amazing the information she can provide. In the extremely rare case she does not have the answer for you, she will find out and follow up proactively. I believe there were a few times were I totally forgot I asked something and she came back with a detailed answer the following day. Lori really educated me about the market conditions and homes in LA.

Lori’s attention to detail is impeccable. I thought that I was detail-oriented but when you meet her you will see she will catch things that no ordinary person will. From home inspection to paperwork she is the person you want to make sure all the T’s are crossed and I’s are dotted. For the walkthrough, Lori picked up on many things that I did not notice such as some small scratches on the wood floor, a faint line in the ceiling, and a missing light fixture in the closet. Any other agent would just let the things she sees go by their client hoping the client doesn’t notice. Lori’s attention to detail comes through as someone who really wants the absolute best for her client.

Lori is always on top of things. She is a great communicator and always replies emails and calls with utmost efficiency. Whenever I have a question or concern, big or small, she gets back to me immediately and ALWAYS follows up. It really gave me a reassuring feeling to know she was managing everything and watching out for me.

Lori goes above and beyond without being asked to. On numerous occasions Lori went the extra mile to find out more information for me. One time she made several calls to the county and the city, reaching out to different departments, just to find out a small piece of information for me. Even after closing, Lori has been an immense help and offered to keep an eye out on my new home while I was out of town.

Finally, Lori has a great network of resources in LA such as home inspectors, handymen that are trustworthy (because she vets them!) and perform excellent work and support her in every way.

This review may seem overly positive but every bit is true and it is really difficult to think of anything negative about Lori. She is definitely not your average agent. Lori is the extremely rare Super Agent!

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10/11/2012 - jazz568
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $825K in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA.

Lori was referred to us by another agent. From the beginning, she was very professional and efficient in understanding our needs and showing us areas and houses we may be interested in. She is very open, straightforward and thorough during the whole process. She also worked with us closely in strategizing the offers for houses we were interested in. Throughout the escrow, Lori acted diligently and ran a tight ship on the project.

We could not have been happier with Lori’s help. It was the smoothest and least-stressed house-buying experience we have ever had. All in all, we find Lori a great and pleasant agent to work with and we highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home in her focused area.

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