Kimberly Doner knows that knowledge is power.
The San Fernando Valley native is a natural born overachiever who has been licensed for more than a decade. When she joined Douglas Elliman in 2016, she was the top producing individual agent in her office of over 250 agents, having closed 36 transactions over the last two years totaling $33M in volume. In the last seven years, Doner has closed 73 transactions with a total volume of $59 Million in sales.
“Since knowledge is power, I use legal facts in the contracts to get my clients what they want,” says Doner. “I am politely firm in negotiations… being a workaholic by nature compliments my business.”
Doner services the entire South Bay but the majority of her business is in Torrance and Redondo Beach. “Most of my business is from repeat past clients and referrals,” Doner explains, adding “It wouldn’t be this way if they weren’t treated like gold. I strive to make the buying and/or selling process as effortless as possible for my clients. My goal at the end of each transaction is to get a testimonial. I have a respectable reputation in the industry with other agents and pride myself on being honest and always doing the right thing.”
In addition to her taking the top spot at her previous firm and her 50+ five-star reviews on Zillow, Doner has achieved the remarkable distinction of consistently selling her listings over asking price. Not only is her list-to-sales price ratio 107%, but her average days on market is 9.6. This means that she gets her sellers 7% more than the listed price and opens escrow in less than 10 days on the market.
Doner prides herself on being one step ahead of her clients, anticipating and addressing their needs and questions before the clients even realize that they have them. She also caters her working style to the preferences of each individual client, using the instincts she’s been honing in the sales world since she was 15 years old.
In early 2017, Doner hired a full-time, licensed real estate assistant which has definitely increased her bandwidth. She’s also picked up many certifications such as the Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA), and E-Pro, Seller Representative Specialist (SRS).
When she isn’t catering to clients, Doner volunteers every week in her daughters Kindergarten classroom. In her spare time, she snowboards. “I was on the snowboarding team in college and that is my favorite hobby,” Doner says. “We take family trips to Mammoth two to three times per year. My second favorite hobby is hot yoga.”
Doner lives in Torrance with her firefighter/paramedic husband and their two young girls.
5-Star Zillow Rating
My previous experience with real estate was a very poor advised purchase over 8 years ago that ended in a short sale. Having said that I have been very wary of the whole industry.
I was referred to Kimberly about 6 years ago to help me find a rental in Redondo Beach. Kimberly went out of her way to show me the property that would only be a rental.
A few years later she helped me purchase a condo in Torrance. She made the process seamless and efficient. 3 years later we needed to sell this condo, and Kimberly again stepped up to help us. I was at a point in time where I did not have much time to spare, and she basically said to trust her and she would make it very easy for me.
And that she did. She was patient and polite when I did not always respond in the timely manner. She made the process very simple for me and I put all my trust in her experience. With her professionalism and knowledge, I knew this would be a very manageable sale. We had multiple offers within a few days of putting the condo on the market and ultimately closed in 30 days way over the asking price. She is extremely organized, patient and always available for questions and clarification.
In the right hands I have regained my faith in the real estate market. I will be using Kimberly soon to help me purchase a home for me and my family. I highly recommend Kimberly in any real estate transactions you may need.