Donna Plank

Donna Plank


324 W. Touhy Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068

"Plank Properties...We'll Get You Moving"

Donna Plank has helped over 505 families/individuals with their real estate needs since 2000.


  • Received the "Top 9% of all Company Agents Internationally" award in 2017, the "Top 14% of all Company Agents Internationally" award in 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013 and the "Top 1% of all Company Agents" & "Top Office Producer in Volume & Units" awards in 2005

  • Experience shows that since 2015, 100% of Donna's listings sell, the average number of days on the market is 65 days and on average, the sellers got 95.5 % of their asking price

  • Prior to real estate, 15 years of experience in sales & customer service in the food & beverage industry handling a client base with multi-million-dollar contracts for fortune 500 companies

Being a real estate professional in the Chicagoland real estate market over the past 18 years has enabled Donna to have the experiences and insight to assist her clients in any type of a market whether it is a seller's market, a buyer's market, a renter's market, a distressed property market (Foreclosure or a short sale) or an investor's market. Most of her real estate career has been guiding and counseling clients on selling their home, purchasing their next home or facilitating a lease of a property. Four years of her real estate career were spent as a Branch Manager, managing broker for two different branch offices with over 40 agents in each office. In this role, Donna was advising and counseling agents on growing their business, assisted them in answering questions they receive from their clients and negotiated contracts with suppliers for the office. Clients refer Donna to their friends and family because she is professional, trustworthy and has a high level of integrity. She makes time for her clients and tells them the truth even if it's not what they want to hear. She is rewarded when a client says to her "Thanks, we couldn't have gotten through this without you". Donna's family and friends think of her when they have a real estate need.

After almost 15 years in the ingredient business helping food and beverage companies incorporate a sweetener into their products, it was time for a change. Donna was inspired to become a real estate broker as she has a passion to help others and enjoys meeting and spending time getting to know people. She began her real estate career as a licensed sales person with Baird & Warner in 2000. In 2006 she was promoted to Branch Manager of their Mount Prospect Office. In 2009, Donna was recruited to manage the Berkshire Hathaway Starck Office in Mount Prospect for another 2 years. Since September of 2011, Donna has been a real estate broker agent and is currently working with @properties.

Donna's family of 5 enjoys bicycling, camping, fishing, gardening, snowmobiling, hiking or just relaxing on the lawn chair by day and by a campfire at night. She enjoys gardening and has a perennial herb garden and aspires to have a sustainable vegetable garden. Donna and her family enjoy pets. They have a Red-footed tortoise name Darwin who loves sunning himself under a heat lamp and having his shell petted and several colorful freshwater fish. Donna is a lifelong resident of the Chicagoland area. One of the life lessons Donna's Mom taught her to live by every day is "Whatever you are doing, be passionate about it. Dive in with all that you have and give it your all. Take risks—don't be afraid."

Donna's clients tell her "She has the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesperson"

Designations & Certifications Include: Certified Real Estate Negotiator (CREN), Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI), Cartus Network Affinity Specialist (CNAS), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), Certified Agent Advantage Specialist (CAA), Cartus Networking Marketing Specialist (CNMS), Cartus Network Buyer Specialist (CNBS), USAA Movers Advantage Broker, Navy Federal Credit Union Realty Plus Broker, Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource Expert (SFR), Smart Home Technology Certification, Certified Staging Consultant (CSC)

Clients are saying:

"I truly could not recommend Donna more. As a first time home buyer, I had so many questions and was nervous to get started. Donna made the process so easy, answered every question, and overall made the experience such an enjoyable one. I am now sitting happily in my new storybook home thanks to her! Beyond grateful and happy with Donna Plank. Thank you Donna!"

"Donna Plank is a true professional. Unlike other agents, she treated our rental needs with the same seriousness and care she would a buyer. She took care of all the hassles, with new landlord. We felt we were always in good hands, with Donna."

"I think one of the easiest ways to describe the level or personal attention and time spent with us during our house hunt was the fact the name "Donna" became a household name w/ our toddler. Donna was fantastic. She was extremely patient with our search yet knew how to optimize our time and steer us in the right directions. She also posesses a substantial knowledge of the infrastructure & nuances of what to look for and avoid in a home which is extremely helpful for first time buyers. And she's not afraid to get her feet wet!"

"Donna is a hard working, knowledgeable professional. I am not given to offer idle praise for someone doing their job, however Donna is an exceptionally devoted professional. I am impressed."

"I can not possibly say enough positive things about Donna Plank. She has been my go to real estate resource for absolutely everything. I've engaged Donna multiple times, as a seller and as a buyer of several properties over the years. Most recently, she has procured a tenant for a rental property, and every time she has been professional, knowledgeable, courteous and best of all she's a closer. I have recommended her countless time to family and friends and have received some really favorable feedback from those folks as well. If you give Donna a call, I am confident you will not regret it."

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