"Donna offers her intelligence, diligence, an artist's eye, and financial smarts when working with clients in selling and buying a home. Additionally, she has terrific people skills."
"Both my husband and I were not wild about using a realtor in our home purchase. During our year-long home search, we had run into many realtors that tainted our impression of their value. This feeling changed after working with Donna. Her, lack of pushiness and lack of pretension impressed us."
"If you are currently looking for a real estate agent to work with, I strongly urge you to consider Donna Goldman. Donna found us the home we recently purchased and our experience with her has far exceeded our expectations and also surpassed our previous experiences in buying and selling real estate in the Bay Area."
"We were so impressed by your style and professionalism that you coupled so well with your enthusiastic personality. I loved getting to know you and appreciated the way you listened to everything we had to say. Buying a home is such an important personal and emotional decision and you really respected all the emotions (and I had lots)."
"From the moment we made our decision to sell our home Donna was a ball of energy. While plans were made and creative ideas abounded, something unexpected happened. A true friendship was quickly developing. A friendship with professional expertise which put our wishes, dreams as well as our anxieties at the forefront."
"Let me say right off that if someone wants a traditional realtor, Donna may not be right for them - and they may not be right for her. Going against the cookie-cutter mold is what made our entire journey a truly wonderful adventure. It's the relationship that drives Donna, a passion for the process, not the quick sale. How else can you describe a woman who has so many talents and so much energy? Real estate is an outlet and an extension for her love of people, her creativity and a desire to accomplish the dreams of her clients."
"Countless hours, exploration of many neighborhoods, hundreds of walk-throughs spent with Donna. The time that made us wonder if she only dealt with one client at a time. How else can we explain that she was always there for us? How else can we justify that we had all the time we needed to find exactly what we wanted? We passed on a number of homes that had the XYZ’s of what we were looking for, yet lacked the gut feeling of being right for us. "Right decision," Donna always assured us, "if it doesn't feel perfect, let's keep going" (and going and going in our case)."
"While contemplating a move, I met and interviewed a number of realtors. In addition, perusing open homes put me in contact with numerous others. Frankly, they all seemed very qualified, professional and comfortable to deal with. However, something was lacking. It wasn't until I met Donna Goldman at an open house that I found what was missing. Empathy, excitement, and hope through a daunting process. Donna quickly put my wife and me at ease. No pressure, no rush; simply an understanding of our needs and the ability to search out our 'dream home' despite the fact that we were 'shooting for the moon."
"There are a handful of impressive real estate agents that specialize in Ross. I've known several in the course of buying and selling my two homes. There's only one I can recommend: Donna Goldman. She listened. She understood my interests and concerns. Not only that, she tried things that were out of the box. Ultimately, she sold my house in three weeks substantially above the asking price after it had been listed with the other prominent agent for six months. I would recommend Donna to anyone who's looking for a real estate agent they can communicate with and who understands the intricacies of the Ross community, current business and marketing practices and how to sell these unique and vintage properties."
"With Donna Goldman's extensive knowledge of real estate contracts and her ability to put together a winning offer, we were able to stand out amongst the 5 other offers in a fast-moving market. Donna arranged for and managed inspections, negotiations, rallying people and culling through mountains of paperwork in less time than seemed possible. Her familiarity with the area and understanding of the rarity of the home we had fallen in love with gave us confidence in what we were doing throughout the transaction. Immediately after purchasing our new home, we had to arrange the sale of our home of 10 years; it was a whirlwind and Donna orchestrated it all. She knows how to get a home ready, price it right and sell it fast. Our home, built-in 1896 sold in one week, substantially over asking, with multiple offers."
Donna, a self-professed “real estate geek,” concedes that along with her study of stats and market trends, her sharp eye for aesthetics has been one of the key ingredients in her many successes identifying properties for buyers as well as preparing homes for sale.