Dona M. Porter
Dona is very excited to be at @properties, combining years of experience in helping people to fulfill their real estate goals, with design experience and a passion for beautiful homes in both north shore neighborhoods as well as Chicago. Now situated at @properties, the most successful real estate agency in Chicago and its North Shore, Dona continues to be “the broker with whom you want to work”, making your real estate transaction a smooth and enjoyable experience.
Dona has sold real estate in Wilmette, Glencoe, Winnetka, Evanston, Northfield, Morton Grove, Skokie, Golf, Highland Park, Park Ridge, Glenview, Northbrook, Deerfield, Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, River Forest, Des Plaines, Arlington Heights, Green Oaks and Chicago... to name just a few communities, and to include single family homes, condos and multi-unit buildings.
Dona was born in Michigan and grew up in the north suburbs of Detroit. She studied both commercial art and business in college. She then made her move to the beautiful Chicago area and was hooked on all it had to offer - - from the many cultural aspects to the beautiful neighborhoods and Lake Michigan! She began her real estate career in 1986 with Mitchell Brothers Real Estate, which was eventually sold to another real estate firm in 1994. For the ten years prior to joining @properties in 2010, Dona managed her own real estate brokerage business, selling through Porter Real Estate in Wilmette. She holds the Graduate of Realtors Institute (GRI) designation. In addition to 29 years in the real estate business, Dona has several years experience in the corporate world to include sales and marketing and an extensive period in a corporate legal department, specializing in the negotiation of licenses for use of music, artwork and other intellectual property.
Dona has been a resident of Wilmette since 1979.
Clients are saying:
"this has been a very positive experience .Dona makes you feel like you are her only client.she is efficient and very personable I will recommend her to everyone ."
"Dona Porter was very thorough and helpful during the entire property search. She continued to be involved through the closing. I have used Dona to locate other properties for me in the past and wil reach out to her for any further needs in the future."
"Simply put, Dona Porter is the best realtor we have ever worked with! She is very patient, efficient, and extremely knowledgeable. She is also very understanding as it took us almost 2 years to find the "perfect" home. We will certainly use Dona for all of our real estate needs for years to come!"