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5 star rating
I've sat here for over an hour trying to find the right adjectives to describe Kim, articulate our gratitude to her, and words are failing me. Our real estate story is like so many of yours and I'm sharing just a small portion of a much larger story.

When we first started our search, we were all over the place and didn't have an agent. I mean, we're all clearly experts in the field of real estate because we watch hours of HGTV, right? We met Kim at a house she was selling and we immediately clicked with her. It was her professional demeanor, knowledge of the area and genuine interest in our family that convinced us she was the agent for us. With Kim's guidance and encouragement, she helped us identify exactly what we wanted and where we wanted to be. That's no easy task when you're trying to be budget conscious in the South Bay with a very specific list of needs and wants, but she rose to the occasion.

We thought we found "the one" a few times over the last couple of months and every time the seller accepted another offer we felt worn down and defeated. Our failed offers had nothing to do with Kim and everything to do with the 5-10 offers we were up against..several of which were cash offers. Cash is king, right?. However, Kim was always right there to stop the pity party we were throwing for ourselves, said the right things to cure bruised egos and encouraged us to keep searching. In Kim's words, "the right one is out there and if it's meant to be it'll be". Had it not been for Kim cheering us on and lifting us up when we were tired of competing against cash offers, we wouldn't have found our perfect home. When our home popped up on the market, she was the first agent to see the house and established a genuine relationship with the sellers agent. This home had everything on our list. We wanted this house more than any other house we saw and Kim helped us come up with a new strategy on making a strong offer. She went above and beyond to hand deliver our offer, along with a note we wrote to the sellers, and stayed on standby until we heard the news that our offer was accepted. This was a lightning fast process that Kim handled like the seasoned pro she is and made sure that we knew she was always available to answer any questions we had.

We will never work with another real estate agent as long as she is in the game. Kim is smart, savvy, has a pulse on the community, and has a rolodex of vendors that makes Angie's List look like amateur hour. Kim isn't just our real estate agent; she's a member of our family. Thank you, Kim for everything you did to help us get into our dream home.
Kalei M.
Highly likely to recommend Kimberly is not only a skillful real estate agent but also a sweet and thoughtful person. Throughout the sale of our home, she offered the most responsive, helpful and productive service. She and her team made our home become the record sale in its neighborhood with multiple offers within couple days and ended up with above asking price. I can't thank you enough for her hard-working and positive spirit. If I ever need a real estate agent again, I will always go for Kimberly.
Bought a home in 2013. Kim Doner is an excellent agent to have by your side. She is a true professional and very thorough with everything she does. A wonderful quality Kim possesses is her responsiveness - follows through on everything and does so with a sense of urgency.

We highly recommend Kim as she provides exceptional customer service and always has your best interest in mind.
Highly likely to recommend Kimberly Doner and her energic and dedicated executive assistant Lauren Andrews make an incredible team. She worked with my wife and I on finding a suitable condo or townhouse at the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018. My wife and I selected her to work with after first meeting her when she was representing the seller of a property we had brief interest in… My wife researched out her online reputation and we met with her prior to getting serious in our hunt. She and Lauren worked with us on our schedule, followed our interest and were always there for us during our search. When we did get under contract with a difficult seller who was represented by a sloppy agent with minimal understanding of contract and real estate sales principles, it immediately became evident that we had made a brilliant choice in selecting Kim to work with, Kim worked diligently and went well above and beyond to make sure she smoothed out the rough stormy problems being presented by the seller and the seller’s agent. Kim stayed with use through all the little twists turns and tribulations that were unnecessarily thrown our way by a challenging seller and seller’s underwhelming agent. Kim also provided top drawer recommendations for helping us solve the glitches and made sure we ended our purchase with nothing but fond memories.

Superlatives to describe Kim that come to mind are “Excellent, Super, Super-excellent”; she is the real deal and operates with the highest level of ethics and professionalism.
5 star rating
My husband and I contacted Kim Doner when we considered buying a second home to live in while remodeling our primary residence. Within hours of contacting Kim and discussing our options she helped explain the process in easy to understand steps. She was so helpful by supplying us with the resources to research our buying options. She even had helpful tips and recommendations for us to consider including other options. Kim's ability to listen, understand and articulate her ideas were greatly appreciated during a potential stressful process. We really look forward to working with Kim now and in the future.
Sandy O.
Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Harbor city, Harbor city, CA. We knew Kimberly would be very knowledgeable about properties where we used to live since she was one of our neighbors, but we bought in an area unfamiliar to us, but she still had leads there, nonetheless! Along with her team, she found a property matching our requests, and took us kindly and carefully through each step -- starting while we were overseas! No detail was overlooked. She went above and beyond what is expected of a realtor; available at our convenience, answering all our questions, even when further research was required. Her patience and professional manner gave us huge confidence as she navigated us through repairs and negotiations. She offered every option she was aware of, allowing us to make the decisions that best suited our needs. When needed, she used resources beyond her own to make sure we were being served fully. Her positive, yet realistic approach made a potentially anxiety-laden experience into one where we felt we were on the right side of the deal! I highly recommend Kimberly, and her team, for buying or selling property when you want to be sure your best interests are hers. Keep up the good work!
Highly likely to recommend Kim Doner is an absolute rockstar agent! She came highly recommended to us by our banker, and after meeting with a few other agents she definitely stood out. From start to finish, her tenacity, knowledge, and dedication got us $75,000 over asking! Kim was always one step ahead, using her expertise to guide us in making good decisions. Selling and buying a home can be very overwhelming, but Kim made the process stress-free and seamless. She is extremely reliable, and responsive-answering texts and emails day and night. We really appreciated how approachable and patience Kim was, no question was to big or to small. She was always willing to explain things in detail and go over contracts line by line if needed. She is super organized, and detail originated. She also has amazing resources whom we used to help elevate our home, we never had to source vendors or handy man. Kim will be our forever agent, if in the future we ever needed one again. We highly recommend Kim! Also, Lauren, her assistant is just as hardworking and a pleasure to work with.
Highly likely to recommend As soon as my family decided to move out of Torrance, I mentioned it to Kim who we've known as our neighbor and our neighborhood real estate expert for quite some time. She had our home sold almost instantly (without even going on the market!) for a substantial amount over the appraised value AND we set a new record for highest sale price for any original sized home in our tract. Kim made everything completely seamless, simple and clear for us throughout the process. I wouldn't trust anyone else with such an enormous decision and anyone looking to buy or sell in the South Bay needs to at least do themselves the favor of speaking with Kim for the job. Her attention to details and professionalism is second to none!
Highly likely to recommend We worked with Kim for both, buying a new home and selling our existing home. She is extremely knowledgeable. Thanks to her efforts we were able to secure the house despite multiple offers. Based on her advice we were able to sell our property at an excellent price. She has excellent local references which proved very useful to us. She is very professional to work with and kept us up to date on all the developments. We would recommend her in a heartbeat.
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2023 in Rolling hills, CA. Where do I start? Kim is simply the best real estate agent I’ve ever worked with. She goes far beyond just professionalism, she literally made me feel like I was her #1 priority, even though I know she was juggling other clients. My needs & requests during the process never seemed to fluster her - which I greatly appreciated since I know I can be a tad high maintenance 🙂 I’ve unfortunately have dealt with some horrible agents so I am truly grateful that kim restores my faith in what a top notch agent can be.
brie j.
Highly likely to recommend Kim Doner (and her team) provided tremendous and profession assistance in our search for a new home.

The market conditions in SoCal in 2021 were brutal. Kim's assistance in successfully navigating these conditions were invaluable - leading to a successful find and saving tons of time and stress in the process.

Kim helped - as a trusted advisor - through the entire process (not simply showing a bunch of options):
- helped identify Where we wanted to look and What were our needs
- helped narrow the search to specific properties (much more than just sharing a bunch of listings)
- provided analysis and advice regarding options taking into account market conditions
- helped connect to very helpful advisors in the financing arena
- advised through the steps of deciding where to bid, bidding strategy, negotiations and agreement
- helped with contracting
- helped with inspections
- helped with remediating insepction findings
- helped through the escrow and closing process

Through the process, it was evident that Kim had significant experience successfully Listing and Selling properties that she was able to translate into effective strategies and tactics to help us Find and Buy a property. So, if you are buying or selling, you should strongly consider working with Kim Doner.
philip b.
5 star rating
Kim was integral to us buying our dream home. She is incredibly knowledgeable, honest, and patient. She provided guidance and expertise every step of the way, which was so important to us as first-time home buyers. Kim knows the market exceptionally well and understands how to find the ideal property to suit a buyers wants, needs and budget. Beyond being a true professional and expert at all things real estate, she is a genuinely awesome person and made the entire experience so very positive.
Will S.
Highly likely to recommend Kimberly Doner is the ONLY Real Estate agent you will ever need, and you will be extremely happy with her results. After working with her, you will never want to deal with anyone else. She sets the bar for all agents, and I can’t imagine anyone else topping her! She is very knowledgeable in her field, very pleasant to work with, and extremely competent. From start to finish, she is on the ball, working constantly to get the job done, and giving you confidence during the whole process.
My mom was getting ready to put her house up for sale, and Kim came by with her portfolio that was professionally detailed, and answered every question we could have had. My mom and I were very impressed with her the moment we met with her the first time. It was an easy choice to have her as our listing agent. Whatever expectations we had, Kim EXCEEDED all of them far more than we could ever have expected. My mom's home needed some work before putting it on the market, and I only had weekends to try and get some of the work done. I knew that doing it on my own was going to prolong putting it on the market, but Kim was able to step in and take the whole thing off my hands and place the work into the hands of very capable workers she deals with, and the house was ready to list in less than 2 weeks. Her suggestions for changes were incredibly on target and increased the value of the home while keeping the costs to fix things very low. The house sold in 1 week above asking price, and my mom and I were extremely satisfied with how smooth the process went. Since my mom had moved out of state, we weren't sure what kind of issues might arise with required signatures, however Kim and her associates made the whole process easy and a pleasure! I have never met a more competent, knowledgeable real estate agent, EVER! I HIGHLY recommend Kim for any and all real estate transactions.
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. We also noted the number of positive reviews, and the pattern of client experience we were seeing from one review to the next - the value placed not only on knowledge and expertise, but also on that level of personal connection to the client. Kim was a real standout from day one at the initial interview, and I can absolutely attest that she has lived up to every one of those 5 star reviews! She could not have made the process of updating and selling our home easier or more stress free for my sister and I. Kim has the patience of an angel. Her super power is in her ability to make you feel like her only task in life is to be there for you! Kim was always available to answer our questions, always present to the task, always paying close attention to the details. Her expertise and knowledge, her abundance of energy and confidence, and OUR absolute confidence in her, all went a long way in making the entire process as easy and pain free as can be expected when selling or buying a home.
We did quite a bit of updating to our home before listing it, to which Kim’s guidance was invaluable. Through her expertise and knowledge of current trends in the buyers market, Kim offered solid ideas for maximizing our selling price, while mindfully helping us keep within our budget. She has a great team of helpers that offer everything from inspection to staging - termite treatment and repairs, landscaping, painting, floor refinishing - you name it, Kim has connections for the job! I loved that she made a field trip out of going to the nursery with us and the landscaper to pick out just the right flowers for the yards. She really jumps in with both feet, which was both welcomed and appreciated, given neither my sister nor I possess the eye or knack for color or "aesthetic flow", which Kim seems to come by so naturally!
When listing day arrived, we were dazzled by the head to toe stunning transformation of the home “with good bones”, but starving for some TLC. Kim and her peeps - with a very special shoutout to Jodi and her team for the beautiful staging - took us to escrow after just days on the market! When all was said and done, I actually missed my daily updates from Kim - our experience was THAT pleasant!
Kim has it all - she is market smart, possesses all the knowledge, energy, resources, and PASSION - she will get the job done and make you feel pretty darn special along the way!
Bought a home in 2016 in CA 90275. We started our search for a place to call home back in 2013 and enlisted Kim to be our broker. We are extremely selective and budget conscientious ~ a near lethal dose for most brokers! In retrospect, our 3 year journey was full of ups and downs and quite a few “in-betweens” ~ with nearly a dozen offers, X3 counter offers and counter-counter offers, 3 escrows, 2 fallouts…and, of course, 1 closed deal. Needless to say, our search was a humbling experience with disappointments and frustrations in nearly every turn of the transactions. But ~ we have Kim on our side who was with us every step of the way. Kim’s unwavering determination, persistence, patience and professionalism provided the only guidance that we could rely on throughout this journey. Kim delivered not only personal brokerage support but also something that we just did not expect from a broker…. hope. The last time we fell out of an escrow, after several weeks of back-and-forth negotiations, counters and inspections, we were quite deflated, emotionally drained ~ at least, until we took Kim’s simple yet comforting words into our hearts ~”…it [fate] was not meant to be. Our home is still out there waiting for us.” Today, thanks to Kim and the A-team she has assembled for us, we are in our new perfect home at last! Kim’s optimism will always be cherished by us. Really, I don’t know how many brokers out there who would want clients like us ~ we are just so fortunate to have Ms. Kim Doner as our broker! Sincerely, Houng Family Reference (any time)
5 star rating
In the insanity of the real estate market, Kim is the steady hand that will guide you and help you in purchasing your next home!
Kim will walk you through the home buying process and not only was she super patient, answering any and all questions you had, but she would get back to you quickly, and her team was also on top of everything from beginning to end.
Kim would always send us any properties she felt would fit our budget, and we are so glad that she was on our side.
She is the best of the best. Do not hesitate to use her for your next home purchase. You'll be glad you did.
Richard O.
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 environment, Kim was also able to get us our purchase price under asking! We definitely recommend Kim to anyone looking for a trustworthy realtor who looks out for your best interests.
5 star rating
Kim was everything you could ask for in a realtor. She was very knowledgeable and responsive for our entire transaction. She utilized social media as well as traditional advertising to try and maximize exposure of our home. Since we were out of state while selling the home, she made all document signings smooth by the use of DocuSign. Additionally, since she lives in the neighborhood, she was able to assess our home against all comps, identifying our strengths and weaknesses of our property. We would definitely recommend her to any friends who are selling or buying.
Darryl K.
5 star rating
We recently purchased a property in South Redondo, but live out of state. From the first interaction with Kim, we knew we were in great hands. Kim quickly engaged in our pursuit of a second home and did not stop until we were completely satisfied. Kim is very knowledgeable and approaches the relationship as a true partnership. She understands the goals of the client and executes--whether through active listening or connecting us with professionals in other areas that could assist in the process. Kim continues to be a resource for improvements to the home. I highly recommend using Kim if you have an interest in purchasing in the South Bay area. She is a true professional!
Matt M.
Highly likely to recommend We first spoke with Kim a few years ago and she was very professional and helpful. When we started our search for a new home, we thought of Kim and reached out to her once again. If we could dream up an ideal realtor who checks off all the boxes for us, she is the one!

1. She is so knowledgeable about the market. We felt so confident knowing that we had Kim on our team and we felt like we would definitely get our dream home.

2. She is very responsive. My husband and I both appreciate professionalism and she is top notch. She not only responds quickly but will go above and beyond with more information. Responding to texts or writing an offer and hashing out details can be time sensitive and the difference between getting the house or not- and Kim is an expert! She might be working 24 hours a day, or has a clone- because how could anyone be this amazing??

She also helped us rent our first home. She helped us with the process and offered valuable advice all along the way!

Lauren was also wonderful and such a great resource! Searching for a home goes beyond just the search. It felt like the search is the start and writing an offer and going through escrow is level 2. We are so lucky we got to work with Kim and got our dream home! We couldn’t be happier and still can’t believe how painless the whole process was during such a competitive market. Thank you so much Kim and Lauren! You are simply the best!
Rick B.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in Southwood, Torrance, CA. Kimberly Doner Realtor, DRE # 01828186 KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY 23670 Hawthorne Blvd., #100 Torrance, CA 90505

Dear Kim:

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.


Colette Steele
Showed home in 2013 in CA 90278. Kim is excellent at her job. She is very knowledgeable and extremely thorough. She made detailed charts of comps and provided full details of all homes we toured together. I trust her expertise and highly recommend her to help with buying and selling a home.
Highly likely to recommend We need to preface this review with noting that we are admittedly hard to please. Over the years we have worked with a number of real estate brokers when looking for and buying homes in the Los Angeles area, and without a doubt Kim is one of the very best we have ever worked with. Not only was she a delight to interact with, but every meeting we had or task she performed was flawless in its professionalism. Our hunt for a second home located in the South Bay lasted almost two years. Throughout our lengthy search, Kim was patient and always attentive to our questions and needs. She worked like a true professional advisor should: listen to our list of preferences (which changed over time), work around our busy schedules whenever possible, keep us informed, and explain everything as needed along the way. On top of that she was intuitive about the level of information and interaction we needed - always the right balance of staying connected without ever being pushy. When we finally decided on the home we wanted, she made sure that everything was done quickly and all bases were covered. She gave us sage advice on how to present our offer in the best possible manner in a competitive market. We ended up getting the home we wanted! She was also helpful in providing specialists and resources along the way and after our purchase - which is very convenient when you are new in an area.
In sum, Kim is a fantastic agent. If you are looking for a home in the South Bay and want a broker who is authentic, easy to work with, and excellent at her job, Kim is your agent.
Highly likely to recommend Kim was my Realtor when I sold my home in Manhattan Beach. She was absolutely fantastic, handling everything from major items to the smallest details. In addition to being a complete professional, Kim is a nice person, a pleasure to work with.
Highly likely to recommend Kim and her assistant Lauren were great to work with helping my buy my first home. As a first time buyer they walked me through the whole process and I never felt overwhelmed or unprepared for the process. They were incredibly responsive and were available whenever I wanted to check out a property. We ended up getting our offer accepted on the third property which I understand is pretty good in this market. I had a planned international vacation literally days after getting the offer accepted but Kim was able to manage everything while I was away and doing all the paperwork through e-signature was a lifesaver. I would definitely recommend Kim to anyone looking for a realtor in the South Bay.
Sold a Townhouse home in 2017 in Hermosa beach, CA. Kim sold my wife and I a townhouse in Hermosa Beach several years ago. We were so impressed with her knowledge and dedication throughout the process that we asked her to work with us again this fall to sell our property for a larger, single family home. She went all in with her marketing efforts and excelled at prepping the house for the sale with her stager, photographer, videographer, etc. We ultimately received 4 offers? in two weeks? and sold for $36,000 over our asking price! Once we were in escrow, we were informed every step of the way regarding what was happening next and what we needed to do. Kim is a true professional, knowledgable, proactive and efficient in what she does and we highly recommend her for any South Bay real estate needs.
5 star rating
I don't even know where to start. 10 Years ago, my husband found Kim and was interested in selling our home in Torrance to get off a busy street. She showed him countless other homes and he decided not to sell at that time. Kim had continued to show us homes throughout the last 10 years and never once pushed us.

Earlier this year, my husband and I found a home we thought we loved and decided to let the listing agent of that house be our buyers agent so we could get an additional discount. I let Kim know and she showed such class. She let us know she was still here for us still with anything we needed. We knew inside the house we were going to buy wasn't right for us so we backed out and called Kim. She harbored no ill-will and GOT TO WORK.

About 2 months ago, Kim found a house that checked all of our boxes for what our family needed. She quickly got our old house ready to sell and handled all the vendors and scheduling HERSELF. This took the burden off my husband and I and this was just what we needed.

All in all, Kim got us NINE OFFERS over asking. NINE. It closed 7 days after the house that we purchased. Kim's timeline for not having us pay two mortgages and getting us out of our old house couldn't have turned out better. She had a plan and NAILED it.

Oh, and her assistant Lauren? She can be as professional as needed, show up at any time needed for vendors, give great recommendations and even play hide and seek with my toddlers when they start to loose their mind with all this Real Estate stuff. She, too, wears many hats.

We will forever live in our dream house... thanks to Kim Doner!
Lia R.
Highly likely to recommend Our family just undertook a daunting challenge to buy and sell a home in a very short period of time. With three small children and long hours at work, we desperately needed a strong realtor to guide and support us thru the process. Kim far exceeded the realm of expectations, providing trusting insight that allowed us to secure our new house against 8 other bidders and an offer above our set target for the old home. She also provided a network of expert vendors and emotional support for stressful process. It turned out to be a dream sequence for our family and we're forever in debt to Kim because of it.
5 star rating
Wow, so many positive things to say about Kim not sure where to start. First and foremost, if you're looking for an agent (presumably that's why you're reading reviews) do your self a favor and contact Kim, you won't be sorry as she's as warm and responsive as can be.

It's a seller's market so we knew we could sell our townhome in Old Torrance no problem. What we didn't know until we met with Kim was the top dollar it was going to bring in with her expertise. Kim has a great pulse on the market but an even better eye for guiding clients on which upgrades you should make to maximize your return on investment (ROI). If she wasn't an agent I'm sure she'd make a great interior decorator. It was truly a pleasure working with Kim as she laid out all her ideas on where we should update the unit all the meanwhile being very conscience of making sure every dollar out of our pockets would come back exponentially in the sale price. Best of all, she took care of everything with her contractors start to finish and we didn't need to lift a finger.

Kim showed us the comps and where we should list our townhome at so it would be competitive and bring in the demand and boy was she right. Once we hit the market we received multiple offers over asking in less than a week and Kim was able to negotiate the best price for us to sell which was certainly well beyond what we thought it would go for and we truly believe it was because we took Kim's suggestions on the upgrades and staging. Her photographer did an amazing job with the pictures and virtual walkthrough as well.

Overall, we couldn't have found a better agent to work with in selling our townhome. Kim felt like more of a partner than agent in the deal to us, as she always made sure we were happy with everything at each step in the process and decisions were always made together while we ultimately made the final call. Best of all and i cannot stress this enough, Kim made us feel like we were her top priority the entire time even though we know she had multiple other clients she was also tending to and our home value was on the lower end of her transactions. The amount of time and effort she put in for us made us really feel special making what can be a stressful time quite a joy. We feel like we found an agent/partner/friend for life in Kim. We hope you give Kim a chance and are confident you will feel the same way.
Henry S.
Highly likely to recommend Kim helped me to sell my investment home in Torrance. Kim is a true professional; not only does she know the real estate market inside and out, she is exceptionally well-versed in every aspect of the transaction. Kim made quick market research to come up a strategic market plan with an appropriate list price while also connecting me with an amazing staging company to prepare my property for sale. She was always quick to respond and one step ahead of everyone else involved. As the result, I could accept an amazing offer (buy as it is with $25K higher listing price) among 5 multiple offers less than 10 days. Kim completed to close the escrow 27 days. I recommend her professional work strongly.