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
Kim Doner has been representing my wife and I since 2015. Initially we were just keeping tabs on what's going on in the market. After we were married in 2016 we became much more serious in finding a home and raising a family. Kim always checked in to see how we were doing. She would advise us on things to consider when starting a family, advantages/disadvantages of different homes and share her honest feedback on places we were interested in. Her priority seemed to be making sure we would be happy in the long run.
We bought a house with Kim's recommendation this year. Kim was always available, helped us every step of the way during the process and made it as painless as possible. She was constantly in contact with us and followed up to see how we were doing. She treated us more like a good friend than just an agent/client relationship. She gave us great recommendations on different resources we can work with during and after closing of escrow which has been extremely helpful. She is still reaching out and in contact with us even after close of the sale and making sure we are doing ok and happy.
We have seen multiple properties which she was representing the seller. They would have an excellent presentation and attract a ton of potential buyers. Also, Kim's knowledge of the South Bay market is unrivaled.
We have always been treated with respect and kindness by Kim and her assistant Lauren. We would not hesitate to work with them again for any future house endeavors.