Donna Stoner - Associate Broker
Here's what my clients say about me:
Thank you for making the whole process as easy and painless as possible. K
We started the home buying process with Donna six years ago with a really limited budget and no idea of what we were looking for. Donna knew we were out of our league, but she was patient with us. When we loved a house we knew we’d have to put a lower offer on, she could ask agents about the likelihood of those offers. We ended up moving out of state and not buying a house six years ago, but when we decided to move back, Donna was one of the first people we told. She kept our secret as she showed us (and toured on her own) a bunch of houses in a tight market, while we watched via video in North Carolina. We bought our current home without seeing it in person, because we 100% trusted Donna’s opinion of the house, the street, the neighborhood, etc. It would have likely been much easier for Donna if we had bought the other house we were under negations on (negations that had been a lot of work). But she never for a second made is feel like we were anything but family as she dropped that and got us the house we wanted. We love our house. We’re not moving anytime soon, but if we were, Donna would be our first call for buying and selling. She’s part of our family and we can’t recommend her enough.
Lisa and David
2021 brought many changes and challenges to our family, but I have to say you were a bright spot in the middle of all that! It was a tough real estate market, made even more difficult by trying to find a house while relocating. You remained positive and diligent in the face of a low-inventory environment. We did have moments along the way when we thought we might never find a house that felt like home. You pulled us along and kept our spirits up, and we truly appreciate that!!In the end, you found us a home, helped us through the complexities of making it ours, and remained a trusted advisor. You were recommended to me by many other people, and I will be proud to recommend you as well.I still want you to come see the improvements we’ve made since moving in - we will make it happen soon!
"Donna was a pleasure to have as our real estate agent. She was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and responsive in this highly competitive market. Her professionalism, expertise and excellent communication skills make her a wonderful representative for anyone attempting to purchase or sell a home."
~ P & M
Donna is professional, patient, understanding. She knew exactly what we needed and was always super quick to respond. After months of searching, she helped us find our dream home! She has the best advice and is so thorough, quick, and clever. She goes above and beyond. She’s the best!
_As a first time home buyer I could not have asked for a better experience! Donna walked me through the process and supported me from start to finish. She made everything low stress and easy, and was always available for questions/concerns. She made sure I was comfortable every step of the way and I will be recommending her to everyone I know!
Donna sold both my mother’s house and my house and I found her to be very professional, very thorough, and extremely helpful in guiding us through the process. Both houses sold in three days.
We've had the privilege of knowing donna for the better part of a decade. She's been a great neighbor, friend, and talented realtor for us through the buying and selling of 2 houses now. Her advice, insight and thoughtful marketing have led to multiple offers above listing price for both sales, and her even keeled demeanor has always kept both my wife and I to keep calm during what can often be an emotional and turbulent process. We're blessed to have had her to call as our family has grown into and out of great homes. We'd recommend her to any friend or family member. In fact, we have- and every friend and sibling who've used her are as fond of her as we are. The definition of classy, we love you Donna
"My husband and I wanted a second home in Downtown Detroit. We loved to go to games, events, museums, festivals, etc on the weekends but dreaded the 1 hour drive back to our home in Brighton.
We contacted Donna and she spent hours upon hours with us looking for the right place. There were so many times that we were right on the fence ready to buy something and she would tell us, “you are too hesitant, this isn’t the right place for you…. let’s keep on looking”. She was right. We kept looking and found the perfect place that met all of our criteria and in our budget.
Donna has acted as a buyer’s agent as well as a seller’s agent on our behalf. She did both duties with the utmost professionalism. She is very knowledgeable, capable and also a lot of fun. Most importantly, she listened and understood our wants and concerns and respected both.
I tend to be a very detail-oriented individual and can be a bit demanding. I can honestly say that Donna exceeded my expectations for her follow up on all details and her quick response to all communications.
I have used her services twice in the past and would not hesitate to use her again as my agent."
"It is probably insignificant to you. But, I want to thank you for keeping me calm during this entire process of selling my condo. You know that I am hyper, but you assisted in bringing about tranquility." RMR
Your excellent service, professionalism, dependability and frequent, timely communication made the home sale process easier. We were impressed with your attention to detail and excellent business skills, along with your knowledge of the market, which contributed to successful sale. Thank you for your hard work and insight!
I am in my sixties. After a lifetime of dealing with various people for numerous services, I can say that Donna Stoner was one of the best ever! She has knowledge, experience, and the temperment to represent your interests. She went above and beyond helping my family sell our house. In this day and age, that is rare. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
I cannot highly recommend Donna Stoner enough as a extremely qualified realtor. She went the extra mile to help us with the sale of our mother’s home. She took care of details with the vision of a professional and care as if she were a part of our family.
Any one who uses her services will be glad they did. It has been a privilege to have her work on our behalf.
We wanted to thank you again for all of our care and expertise during our house sale. We always felt so comfortable and reassured during the challenges that arose. We loved working with you. You're A-One!!!
D & P
In the sale of our house we encountered some snags...what kept our sanity through the process, which involved not only the sale of our home but a move out of state, was Ms. Stoner's professionalism and good cheer. She really went out of her way to work for us and make sure the sale went through in the smoothest way possible.
If anyone in the area asked me for a recommendation, my husband and I would not hesitate to recommend her, and very highly at that.
Anca and Anthony
Donna has been our agent for two purchases—once for our current home then for a multi-family investment property. Both times she totally nailed it! Donna is an expert at what she does and hustles hard to get deals done on time. Her work ethic, knowledge, creative thinking and great sense of humor have made her an absolute pleasure to work with. She is our agent for life!
Cheryl & Jeremy
My wife and I recently relocated back to the United States after living for 12 years in Europe. In the search for our new home in the States, we visited several areas of the country. We would always contact a realtor to show us the local community we were interested in, as we felt a realtor would know the area and could answer our many questions. This technique served us well and most of these realtors gave us valuable information which helped us select the area where we would purchase our new home.
Grosse Pointe was on our short list and we were fortunate enough to connect with Donna Stoner. She spent several hours with us and gave us a thorough and interesting tour of the Grosse Pointe area. She patiently answered all of our questions and gave us a great deal of information. We had told Donna that we probably wouldn't be relocating for one or two years and that it was highly likely that we would end up somewhere other than Grosse Pointe. In spite of this, Donna gave freely of her time.
We ended up selecting Grosse Pointe as our home. Donna took the time to understand what we were looking for and what was important to us. She was professional and efficient in helping us find the perfect house for us. We felt we really had someone working for us as we went through the negotiations and the inspection process. Donna made sure everything was done properly and she really looked out for our interests. She was also very responsive and always returned our calls in a timely fashion.
I would highly recommend Donna Stoner. Should we ever decide to relocate within the Grosse Pointe area, we would not think of using anyone else. D&ML
As first time home buyers, we were excited but nervous when we began our house search. Donna was wonderful throughout the entire process. She made us feel so comfortable from the very beginning, and we learned a lot from her extensive knowledge about homes, the real estate market, and the Grosse Pointe area. Donna went above and beyond and was always looking out for our best interests. We always looked forward to our house hunting days with Donna. Looking back on this time in our lives we will have nothing but great memories of what could have been a stressful time. We would highly recommend working with Donna, and we hope to work with her again in the future. She is an exceptional realtor and person!Thanks again for all your help.
-Evan and Sarah
"This was our 5th relocation move and, based on previous experience, we expected a less than satisfactory experience. Boy were we wrong! We had so much fun looking at properties with Donna. She is knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. We had a limited time to look at properties and Donna was totally prepared so we didn't waste any time. On our second visit, we made an offer and Donna was right on on what it would take to get an acceptance. We now have our new home and could not be happier with the experience. Donna is not only our real estate agent but a real friend as well." Mark&Peggy
My husband and I began working with Donna when we learned we were pregnant with our first child and needed to find a larger home. We gave Donna our "wish list" of items we wanted in a house, and when we strayed from that list, Donna was always there to remind us of what we wanted. Donna was insightful, knowledgeable, professional, incredibly responsive, an excellent negotiator and advocate, and ultimately helped us find and purchase our dream home! If we ever decide to move again, we will without a doubt use Donna as our realtor! B&R
Just a note to let you know we think of you often. Dennis and I were sitting on our front porch the other evening just looking around our neighborhood and were thinking how lucky we are to be here. We can never thank you enough for steering us to the Grosse Pointes. Our neighbors are so friendly and nice and Jack has so many kids to play with now. We can't wait for the lazy days of summer for Jack to be able to just get up, play all day in the neighborhood and Mom won't be having a fit about where he is or who he is playing with. Lemonade stands are very popular on this street on any given hot, sunny day. If you drive through the neighborhood you might be able to get a free drink as you pass by. After vacation we still want to take you out for dinner as we promised you for the sale of our old house and the purchase of our new home.
She assisted us in looking for a new home for five years! Never did she display annoyance or displeasure with us when we couldn’t find what we really wanted in a home. When we told her we were interested in looking at other areas which she typically didn’t service, she referred us to another agent who was more knowledgeable of the area.
She is a delight to work and always listens to the customer. She is professional and ethical and offers her business advice when appropriate. She considers us as people and not just potential commission dollars We have recommended her to others in the past and will do the same in the future.
We worked with other real estate agents, in the past, and never made recommendations to other people we knew.
We can’t say enough positive things about Donna Stoner. We believe her practices should be the mold or “boiler plate” in developing new and upcoming real estate agents.
John and Eunice Smith