Donna prides herself in being a visionary. She has amazing ability to see the possibilities no matter what the situation. Buying a home is one of the greatest investments one can make. Her strong listening skills help her to transform your dreams into reality.
Donna is a natural when it comes to real estate, a true lifelong passion. As a real estate investor herself, she likes the entrepreneurial aspects of her career as a Realtor®. She enjoys the perspective of both the buyer and seller, and works as an effective advocate. Her integrity, intelligence and people skills are coupled with an outstanding ability to communicate and a keen sense of humor. She is adept at technology and uses all available tools in marketing or finding a property for a client. Her business philosophy can be summed in 3 key points:
MARKETING SAVVY—She’s knowledgeable of the market trends, and creates strong strategies to deliver whether buying or selling
PROCESS MANAGEMENT—She’s organized and detailed, highly capable to follow the process thru to the final deal
BUILD RELATIONSHIPS—She’s like a bridge, a link that’s energized and understands that both sides must come together to succeed.
Before pursuing her true passion of real estate, Donna has managed new product development, marketing and international sourcing for products that are sold in major mass retailers like Target and Walmart. She’s adept at understanding market trends and adapting them to meet customer’s needs. Donna knows how to cultivate relationships on both sides of any deal. She’s master negotiator with world wide experience in both buying and selling. She’s known as someone you can trust, someone that will work very hard for you and someone you can rely on Whether it be first time buyer, rehab, new construction or investment opportunities, Donna is a true profession in all.
Donna and her husband Phil Stelnicki, a Bucktown/Wicker Park Chicago Fire Department Battalion Chief and currently live in Lincoln Park. They are both south and north side lifelong Chicagoans, having lived the last 20 years in Gold Coast and Lincoln Park. All this gives them a wide range of experience in most Chicago neighborhoods. In her spare time, Donna enjoys travelling and meeting new people. She has visited over 42 countries with a goal of adding 1-3 new countries every year. She enjoys reading historical fiction as well as a fine glass of wine with good friends.
Clients are saying:
"I have purchased properties in the past and can say Donna has been by far the best agent I have had. My case was very challenging moving from another country. Donna not only helped me find a property I immediately fell in love with but also guided me through the entire process with mortgage brokers, lawyers, bankers, inspectors etc. She was always very thoughtful and readily available to answer any questions or concerns. I will recommend Donna to everyone I know that is looking to purchase a property."
"I found Donna to be thorough and responsive as well as very knowledgeable. She was unrelenting, and her familiarity with all of the Chicago neighborhoods came in quite handy for someone like me who has only lived here a short while."
"Donna was an absolute pleasure to work with. She provided numerous resources and options for me, not to mention, extensive time and energy. She was very quick with her responses and helped me find a perfect place. Thank you for all of your time and help Donna!"
"Donna took charge, I didn't have to worry about anything. Donna doesn't waste time and takes care of business ASAP."
"Donna was extremely helpful and friendly through a very stressful search for an apartment."