... I felt her envelop me with her sincerity, commitment and knowledge
... A trusting and honest relationship blossomed and I knew I could confide in Donna completely
..Whether she read my mind , or brought something to mind,
Donna's listening skills and empathy are impressive
...She took me by the hand and walked me down a path that was otherwise dark and unknown and made the journey exciting and memorable, and I can now proudly say that I live in the perfect new home!
It is with great enthusiasm that I highly recommend Donna DeRubeis for all things real estate. I had the opportunity to work closely with Donna for six short months when embarking on the home buying process for the first time. Buying my first home could have been a grueling, drawn out process but with Donna those six months flew by seamlessly. It was as if by pure serendipity that my new house came to find me, and I could not be happier building this house into my home.
Donna came recommended to me by a trusted and loyal girlfriend who happens to be Donna's daughter-in-law. I'd heard how Donna had helped her buy her first home with her new husband, and I was eager to speak with Donna about my own first steps. As soon as I reached out to Donna I felt her completely envelop me with her sincerity, commitment, and knowledge...almost as if I were her own daughter! A trusting and honest relationship blossomed and I knew I could confide in Donna completely with all of my hopes, dreams, and even fantasies of condo castles. Sure enough, Donna was able to see right through to my heart and really understood what was important to me. Whether she read my mind, or brought something to mind, Donna's listening skills and empathy are impressive.
Donna made me her priority and I knew she was going to bat for me every moment we worked together. I should note that Donna is a well-known figure in her community of Realtors in the Santa Clarita Valley. When I explained that my top locations to buy were out of her normal market, she assured me that she would take on all of my specs, standards, needs, must-haves, & loves...and she did. She made things clear, direct, she kept me on track, & she was readily accessible. I truly believe in Donna's capacity and competency when it came to all my real estate needs. She took me by the hand and walked me down a path that was otherwise dark and unknown and made the journey exciting and memorable.
The home buying process is not always sunshine and rainbows, though. After countless yet fruitless weekends of hitting the pavement, I began to grow weary of my options out there in the big bad world of real estate. Then, as I stood at a crossroads, Donna made one more (& ultimately one last) appointment for me. She said she'd been tipped off about a fantastic place that was going to hit the market the following Monday & we had to be the first to see it. I hesitated but agreed to meet early that Saturday morning. Sure enough, when we got to the property and walked to the door the feeling of pure certainty washed over me. It was...love at first sight. I walked across the threshold and knew that Donna had just taken me to the house I would make my very first home. From that moment on Donna made it her mission to find me the best lender (who happened to be the best lender indeed, Mitch Milat), best financing, and all the best options done...and done right.
Once I closed escrow, and as timing would have it, my keys were handed over just before the Thanksgiving holiday. The next day as I sat around the table with friends and family I had so much love and gratitude to share as a brand new homeowner. As if it were all just simply meant to be, Donna and I made the perfect team and I can now proudly say that I live in the perfect new home. Thank you Donna! I just love to tell the story of my home buying experience, and each & every time I of course praise Donna for being the best thing that could have happened to me six months ago.