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Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than handing my buyer clients the keys to their new home, or successfully negotiating the sale of a home for a homeowner ready to move to their next chapter in life.
Buying or selling a home is arguably among the most thrilling, stressful, exciting and sometimes intimidating processes one can experience. It can be a lengthy process with many moving parts and a lot of financial and emotional collateral at stake. My goal is to help you navigate through each step of the process so you can make balanced, informed decisions with confidence.
My commitment to you is to bring passion, integrity and performance to every transaction with over 25 years of marketing, sales and negotiation experience.READ MORE
What I offer my clients includes a passionate dedication to doing the best possible job, over 20 years of marketing and sales experience, rigorous attention to detail, and aggressive negotiation skills employed to achieve the best possible price and terms of the sale.
Sellers in the San Francisco real estate market have enough to worry about between preparing your homes for sale and planning your move to a new home. I guide you through the entire process, making it as stress-free as possible to get you home sold for top dollar.
Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make in your life. It can also be one of the most daunting. As your agent, I will guide you through the entire home buying process.
WHAT THEY SAY
Deb Donovan is awesome! Not just as a person, but as a real estate agent extraordinaire! I highly recommend Deb – she has your back and knows what she is doing. Our story: My husband and I were first time home-buyers in one of the hottest markets in Bay Area – moving from San Francisco to Oakland. We started looking on our own but were immediately lost as to what to do, where to look and how the whole process worked. After talking with Deb for a few minutes, we knew that she was the right person to take us through this life-changing process. We asked Deb to represent us and closed escrow on time in less than 3 months! Yes, we were lucky that everything fell into place and worked quickly, but a lot of that was due to Deb pushing the lender and working directly with the sellers’ agent. We had a relatively low budget compared to many of Debs’ other clients but she worked just as hard for us. Deb listened to our wants, fears and thoroughly answered the magnitude of questions I laid out for her. She understood our limitations and desires; she came with us to open houses and saved us from at least one big mistake. She was savvy, communicated professionally with everyone she dealt with and fought for us when needed. In the end, I can wholeheartedly say that thanks to Deb, we have a wonderful house that we truly love and a mortgage that is perfectly manageable for us. WE LOVE DEB!!
Lisa Johnson – Buyer
Deb helped my husband and I buy our most recent property and all I can say is you are in safe hands with Deb as your Realtor. She is exactly the right mix of tenacious and straight talking while also being extremely detail oriented and caring about our needs. We had a lot of questions and she guided us through the process and gave good opinion as required along the way. She also has alot of contacts in the field which helped things move quickly. As we both are busy working people, this combo was perfect for us. We couldn’t recommend Deb more highly.
Steve and Amanda – Buyer & Seller
I definitely recommend Debra she is great. She works super hard for you. She sold our home fast and at more than what we thought we were going to get. She is great at setting realistic expectations with her clients. She did a great job explaining the sales process and updating you after every open house. She goes the extra mile.
After our home was sold and I was cleaning the place out and packing like a mad women I forget some items in the medicine cabinet. She grabbed all the items for me and dropped them off at the hotel that we were staying at. I would definitely recommend Debra as your real estate agent to be in your corner and have your back.
Grace and Tim –
Buyers & Sellers
Several years ago, we purchased a condo in San Francisco for our daughter when the market was extremely active. We recently sold it with a substantial gain when the market started to cool down. Purchasing property in San Francisco in a highly competitive sellers’ market, when prices were changing daily, was challenging. When we sold this property when the market was beginning to soften proved to be equally challenging.
In both these transactions we worked with Debra Donovan, who is with Transpac Real Estate, and we can attest to her high degree of professionalism. Her dedication and reliability were especially important to us, since we live one hundred miles from San Francisco and relied heavily on her for advice and guidance.
We are happy to give Debra Donovan our highest recommendation. Whether you are buying or selling property in the Bay Area, we know she will do a great job for you.
“I was not prepared from the complexity of the real estate market in the City and could not have succeeded in finding a unit that met my requirements without your professional guidance and moral support.”
“We met Deb around November and had since then been looking for places for several months. As you know, in seller’s market, it is not just the highest bid that wins the offer. Deb took a lot of time to walk us through each step. She was very patient and did thorough research for us on several properties that we looked at. When we finally found the perfect place for us, Deb helped us craft and submit the winning offer THAT VERY DAY (..not to mention that it wasn’t even the highest offer! ) We are here now and love our home! Thank you Deb!! Highly, highly recommend.”
“You consistently went the extra mile to guide us through a process that was vastly more complicated, difficult and frustrating than what I had experienced in any other market in the past. As out-of-town buyers who were both working and could not get to San Francisco regularly, we could not have found a property that fell within our financial limits and suited us so well without your guidance, tenacity and unflagging enthusiasm.”
“I could also add that you walk on water and leap over tall buildings in a single bound, but that might be too much.”
“Debra is one of the most amazing ‘rock star’ professionals I have ever had the pleasure of working with and learning from. She listens attentively to make sure she understands her client’s needs, and then works tirelessly to meet and exceed their expectations, consistently finding creative solutions to make sure she gets the job done — in the way that makes the most sense, for everyone involved. She’s amazing!”
Buying a house is a big deal: a huge financial commitment. Doubly so in the Bay Area right now. Yet closing on your dream home often turns on small details: little things to make your bid more attractive like writing a personal letter to the seller, building personal relationships with the seller’s agent, knowing when to move fast and when to take precautions to protect youreself from financial risk, identifying the best options to finance a mortgage you can afford. Deb Donovan has the experience, the contacts and a feel for the local real estate market that can help you navigate the complex and sometimes intimidating house-buying process successfully. And she does it all with a smile and an unrelentingly positive attitude!
Magnus & Cheryl
Deb is a really skilled real estate agent and a true honest broker. I reached out to Deb when I was first thinking of selling my home. She had sold the only other house on my the block that had been properly staged. After talking with her and two other agents, one of whom I bought through, I had no doubt that Deb would be the one who’d be easiest to work with AND get me the best price for my property. As a first time seller, I had a lot of questions and concerns. Deb always made time to patiently answer all my questions. I could call her on a Sat evening, and she’d happily chat with me until I felt at ease. Deb always kept my best interests in mind and enabled me to sell my place at a price I was very happy with. There are a lot of agents out there, but Deb is a true gem!
Shereen D’Souza Seller
Working with Debra Donovan was such a great experience for my brothers and I. Debra patiently walked us through the whole process, making it very easy since we had never sold a house before.
Selling a house with your two older brothers can get complicated. Debra made the decision making so simple. She took charge and arranged the remodeling, inspections, and staging just to name a few. Before we knew it the house was SOLD! Debra was a family friend, now she is family.
Peter Black Seller
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