As first-time buyers, my husband and I were excited and a bit nervous about purchasing a home. The process could not have gone smoother. From the first meeting when we received our loan pre-approval to the day we got the keys, Kim was with us every step of the way, making sure we were comfortable with our decision. She accommodated our busy schedules -- my husband's with his job and mine as the mother of a young toddler -- by sending us documents to sign electronically and even meeting with inspectors at our new home when we couldn't be there. Her own experience in doing a recently major home renovation allowed us to see houses beyond the cosmetic. My family is now happily settled into our new home and we have Kim to thank.
Being a Team Leader at KW, I have the honor of meeting a lot of top agents. Kim Doner is one of the most professional and thorough agents I have ever had the privilege of meeting. She ensured that the transaction was smooth and updated me regularly, making it easy for me to focus on my job and not on my home purchase. She is definitely my realtor of choice and I will definitely be asking her to be my realtor for my future purchases or sales.
I don't usually write reviews for anything, but Kim is an exceptional real estate agent, so for her I will make an exception! Kim is an extremely efficient and assertive person, which is highly desirable in an agent. We were looking for a house in an extremely tight market, and aside from the normal house hunting methods, she had innovative and effective strategies to help us find properties. She was also very good at previewing any house in which we expressed interest and then providing us with a comprehensive assessment of the house before we ever looked at it ourselves. I found that very helpful in allowing us to focus only on properties that were viable candidates rather than wasting our time with a bunch of random open houses. We had a challenging escrow that was occurring during the holidays, and throughout the whole thing, Kim was relentless in getting us as much information as possible, streamlining all the inspections and any other detail or task that was needed. She was available to us 24 hours a day 7 days a week during the holiday season, and she was instrumental in us ending up with our dream house. I would recommend her to anyone with no reservations. She always made us feel that we were in the best hands possible.
My husband and I were looking at houses for a while. We had 1 realtor, but was not comfortable with him. Then we found Kim through some friends. Kim is our realtor we used to purchase our first home in Lomita! We thought about purchasing in Torrance, Lomita, Lakewood and Westchester and she was great about helping us narrowing our search. Kim lives in Torrance and has made herself available for us whenever we need. She is very personable and was truly amazing to work with through a very stressful process with. What I loved about Kim is that she over communicates so you always know what is going on during each step of the way. She kept me organized by keeping me completely informed about everything and I was able to update my timeline and files. Kim made our home buying process so much easier and took away a lot of stress from us. If we were having any issues with the lender, Kim was right on top of it to get the information to us right away. She made sure we were comfortable during each step. Kim has been so great to work with and truly made our home purchasing process an enjoyable one.
I received your text the other day and Kerie told me all of the extremely nice (and unnecessary) things you did for us once the house closed, thank you so much. Not just for the gift, but for your professionalism and support through the home buying process. As I mentioned we have worked with a number of realtors over the past ten years and you have been far and away the most professional and accommodating agent we have worked with. Kerie and I would be more than happy to be a reference if you desire, we'll also be on the lookout for any future buyers or sellers to send your way (we have already told Kerie's brother and his fiancée that they are foolish if they don't work with you when they are ready to buy). We look forward to having your family over for a BBQ once we've settled in a bit.
Thanks again Kim, take care.
Thank you so much for all your help with 32nd St. You helped us so much with the move and transition. You seemed to have an answer for all our issues and were often one step ahead of us. We are so grateful for the time and effort you put into helping us.
I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for all the help you provided with the recent sale of my home on Ladeene Avenue.
At a time when you continually hear about how difficult it is to sell a home, you certainly quelled all my fears. As we charted out our path toward this sale, you assured me that you would provide support and resources along the way. Well, you certainly exceeded my expectations at every turn. Even though I was going to be away on a trip, you were able to coordinate and oversee the renovations to my home. The resources you found for the work to be done were professional and exacting in their work. They kept to their work schedule and completed the project on time. But, I knew you were monitoring their progress along the way.
Now of course I had a home that was ready but would it sell. Again, with your professional guidance, this was not an issue. The time we spend reviewing recent comps for the area and your knowledge about sales activities allowed us to establish a price that was fair and enticing to buyers. With offers to review I was thrilled that we were in escrow within a week. And even with a few issues along the way, you provided all the necessary support to make the process very smooth.
I cannot begin to express my appreciation for the level of professionalism you displayed throughout this process. Your calm and knowledgeable approach to this stressful process was exactly what I was looking for in an agent. You can be assured that your name will be on the top of my referral list.
It was a pleasure working with Kim and we are satisfied with the outcome. She has all the skills to be a successful realtor, and I am not surprised about her recent few closings considering the slow housing market. We will certainly recommend her to our colleagues and friends when we are asked for reference.
Thanks to Kim, buying my first house was easier than I had expected. She guided me step by step and explained the legal documents so that I could understand them. Kim went above and beyond to make everything easy on me. I am grateful to have worked with her and to have met a new friend!
We had the pleasure of working with Kim the summer of 2010 when we were finding our first home. She really made the process smooth and enjoyable. We saw our dream home with Kim on June 4th and closed escrow on July 20th. We couldn't have asked for a better result! Kim was always professional and responsive to all of our questions and needs and it was truly wonderful to work with her!
I've been in the business 19 years and I must tell you, working with Kim on my sale exceeded all expectations. It is a given that she is a bright young woman, but she is also one of the most efficient, professional, reliable and accommodating, thorough and organized agents that I have ever encountered. I can't sing her enough praises. She is a real gem. Whoever trained her should be commended.
Kim Doner is best real estate agent in Southwood community. Not only did she endure taking me and my husband to 10 homes in 1 day, she found the perfect one for us at #11 at the end of the day. We were able to work out the negotiations very quickly and were able to be in our house in about 30 days. Also, she herself redid her own home not so long ago and it is a model home for many people I know now to copy! :) She would be able to give you great advice, plus she is very calm and pleasant to work with. Highly recommend!