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quote_left_grey I love having a hand in helping people achieve their lifelong goals and dreams.end dquote – Kimberly Doner

You have a busy life that’s always unfolding, and your home is the centerpiece of that story. There’s nothing like knowing you’re in the hands of an agent who’s not only capable, but who actually cares about your future. Whether you’re buying or selling, my team and I are wholeheartedly committed to earning your trust, exceeding your expectations, and serving your real estate needs for life.

Over 90% of our business is from repeat clients and referrals.

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Meet Kimberly

Hi! I’m Kimberly Doner, seasoned real estate agent specializing in residential buying and selling in the greater South Bay area. I was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley and live in Torrance with my firefighter/paramedic husband, our two spunky little girls, and our 135 lb. Newfoundland dog. We love escaping to the mountains in the winter to go snowboarding!

My clients really appreciate how simple and straightforward we make it all. We’ve gotten the processes down to a science. end dquote
– Kimberly Doner

Real estate is like my third child! I know it inside out, love it deeply, and have been through its ups and downs. Over the years, I’ve refined a very meticulous system of processes and a stellar roster of resources that have proven successful time after time — and I can’t wait to share them with you!

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  • 90% of business comes from repeat past clients and referrals because we treat every client like gold.
  • List-to-sales price ratio is 104%, meaning that I consistently sell my listings over the asking price.
  • Over 75 five-star reviews on Zillow and over 30 five-star reviews on Yelp because clients love working with our team and are happy to provide testimonials.
  • The average length of time my listings are on the market is 9.6 days, which means that not only do I consistently sell above listing price, I usually do it in record time.

I use the nuances of real estate law and polite firmness in negotiations to get my clients what they want. close quotes

– Kimberly Doner

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Meet Kim’s Team

quate_left-white Knowing we’ve served you well is what helps us sleep soundly at night. close quote white

– Lauren Andrews

A small-yet-seasoned team means you’ll never be passed off to another agent. Instead, you’ll get the added support of dedicated professionals who are intimately acquainted with your file, understand every facet of the process, and ensure you’re always taken care of quickly and effectively.

My executive assistant, Lauren, is a licensed agent herself which means another set of seasoned “feet on the street” to preview properties, keep the ball rolling, and ensure we never miss a beat.

Instead of trying to be the “Jack of all trades,” I’ve cultivated a team of trusted experts who are specialists in their respective fields. Together, we’re a well-oiled machine that knows how to get the job done.

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Lauren Andrews

Executive Assistant

  • As Kimberly Doner’s Executive Assistant, Lauren plays a critical role in expediting transactions and ensuring excellence in client services.
  • Lauren is a highly-motivated, licensed Real Estate Assistant.
  • Lauren began her career in real estate with Keller Williams, starting off at the front desk and working her way up into the Agent Services and Marketing Coordinator Position within the office.
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Cris So

Transaction Coordinator, Coastal Coordination

  • Cris manages and monitors all the paperwork and deadlines throughout every step of the process from the time a seller accepts an offer through the close of escrow.
  • She is a licensed real estate agent with 10+ years experience as a transaction coordinator who manages 50-60 files at any given time!
  • Clients have recognized Cris as a go-getter with a sense of urgency and a can-do attitude who simplifies the paperwork process.
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Melissa Criado

Escrow Office – Guaranty Escrow

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  • Melissa's expertise, accuracy, and meticulous attention to detail ensures your escrow transactions go smoothly at every stage.
  • She goes above and beyond to make certain your transaction closes on time — every time!
  • Clients describe Melissa as quick, efficient, friendly, patient, and professional.
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Marcelo Lagos

Photography Services – Light Your Property

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  • Marcelo Lagos is the Light Your Property founder and a high-end real estate and architectural photographer with experience both in the US and in Europe.
  • He works with cutting-edge equipment and retouching software to showcase the very best in property listings.
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Jodi Bader

Owner – First Impression Design

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  • Jodi Bader has been a Realtor since 1998 and Judy Bader has over 15 years of design experience in the retail and merchandise industry.
  • They consider a home’s style, location, price range and prospective buyer before creating a series of first impressions that showcase its best features and allow buyers to visualize living there.
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Laura Kistemaker

Owner and Principal Designer Staged Right

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  • From staging to interior design, Staged Right! covers all aspects of design for homeowners.
  • Owner and principal designer, Laura Kistemaker, has been a designer for 20 years.
  • Working in corporate marketing management prior to that fosters Laura’s creative-yet-business-minded approach to all of her design and staging projects.
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Compass
Real Estate

Compass is a real estate company with a purpose.  Our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world.  Compass is building the first modern real estate platform, pairing the industry’s top talent with technology to make the search and sell experience intelligent and seamless.  

As an innovative residential real estate firm, Compass empowers its agents so they have more time for advising their clients. With the solutions-driven mindset of a startup and the sophistication of a luxury brand, Compass is the future of real estate.  To lead the industry requires the smartest tools built by the brightest minds across engineering, design, and strategy.

Through our proprietary platform, Compass is changing how agents and clients navigate the process of finding or selling a home. Since its launch in 2012, Compass aims to simplify the real estate process, one market at a time. With agents and teams serving vibrant communities coast to coast, Compass is now the country’s largest independent real estate brokerage.

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What our Clients think

  • S W. Avatar

    5 star rating Kim Doner is a top-notch real estate agent.  We had the pleasure of working with her on two transactions - selling our old house and buying a new home.  With her great marketing skills, we virtually had offers on our house before it even went on the market.  Kim represented... read more

    S W. 11/05/2013
  • Kristin H. Avatar

    5 star rating Kim Doner embodies EVERYTHING that you'd ever need or want in a realestate agent. Kim sold our home in just two days for almost $100,000 over asking. From our first meeting to (hopefully not) the last, she's been prepared, available, and kind. She has an amazing team of painters, handymen,... read more

    Kristin H. 7/02/2018
  • Steven H. Avatar

    5 star rating Kim Doner's professionalism and work ethic rises above all other real estate agents I have ever dealt with in the past. Kim helped me sell my very first home and subsequently secure my next two homes.  I would highly recommend Kim for your next real estate transaction.

    Steven H. 7/22/2019
  • Kate L. Avatar

    5 star rating Kim was, seriously, the best you could ever ask for. She got down to business immediately and met and exceeded all expectations. On top of that, she is just SUPER COOL, laid back - and her service is so personal - she gave me all kinds of advice on the... read more

    Kate L. 8/18/2013
  • Noreen D. Avatar

    5 star rating Kim was such a pleasure to work with! We were in a situation where we wanted to buy the home we were currently renting, and had to do so quickly. This was our first time buying a home, and Kim's professionalism and market expertise helped tremendously when putting together our... read more

    Noreen D. 4/12/2017
  • John K. Avatar

    5 star rating Excellent service and professionalism by Kimberly. Kimberly was sincere and helpful from beginning to end. Just the type of person you need when looking for your first home. She is very knowledgeable around the South Bay area, and informed us of everything from quiet neighborhoods, good schools, and up an... read more

    John K. 10/04/2016
  • Darrin S. Avatar

    5 star rating Kim Doner was and absolute pleasure to work with. Without her I would not have gotten the house of my dreams. Her knowledge of the local real estate market was very helpful in closing my deal. I can't recommend her enough. Her 9 years of experience really showed. She was... read more

    Darrin S. 3/21/2017
  • Kaitlin H. Avatar

    5 star rating Kimberly Doner is one of the most professional, motivated, and smart real estate agents I've ever met. She not only knew the neighborhood like the back of her hand, but she did extensive research on the properties and was able to give us top tier advice on everything we looked... read more

    Kaitlin H. 11/05/2017
  • Robin K. Avatar

    5 star rating I can't express how strongly I recommend Kim Donor as a realtor. Long before she became my agent in the sale of my home she put together a beautiful portfolio of comps and other valuable information at no cost to me. Four years later I didn't think twice about who... read more

    Robin K. 7/25/2017
  • Holly R. Avatar

    5 star rating I have worked with Kim Doner for about 5 years looking for the perfect house for us.  She never got frustrated with the length of time it took or wavered in her commitment to help us find our home.  I almost didn't go look at the house we ultimately bought... read more

    Holly R. 8/28/2016
  • Jeramy V. Avatar

    5 star rating We met Kim when we had interest in purchasing a home in Torrance. From the beginning Kim was with us every step of the way. We always felt comfortable asking any question and she always took her time answering and ensuring we understood. We had to pull out of the... read more

    Jeramy V. 9/16/2017
  • user583159 Avatar

    Highly likely to recommend Kim gave us a great first-time home buying experience in 2012 and she delivered once again when we purchased our second home this month. She helped us buy in our desired neighborhood where listings are scarce and homes are snatched up within days they hit the market. In this competitive... read more

    user583159 2/08/2018
  • 4tallhalls Avatar

    Highly likely to recommend Kim Doner embodies EVERYTHING that you’d ever need or want in a realestate agent. Kim sold our home in two days for almost $100,000 over asking. From our first meeting to (hopefully not) the last, she’s been prepared, available, and kind. She has an amazing team of painters, handymen, stagers,... read more

    4tallhalls 7/02/2018
  • ibnanners Avatar

    Highly likely to recommend We interviewed just over half a dozen realtors before selecting Kim Doner to represent us when selling our family home. While putting the list together for potential agents, we were first drawn to Kim by her strong sales stats and presence in the market specific to our neighborhood and community.... read more

    ibnanners 1/24/2019
  • Anthony H. Avatar

    5 star rating Kim Doner is awesome! I've worked with her on my real estate needs for over 9 years now. She has assisted me in buying, selling, leasing, and leasing out homes. I've been extremely happy with her service each and every time.

    Most recently I bought a home in Manhattan Beach....
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    Anthony H. 12/05/2016
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