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"Over the last 12 years I have dealt with 12 real estate brokers in several states. I have been doing business with Donna for over 10 years and have completed 4 transactions as a buyer and seller. No one comes close to her level of professional service representing both buyer or seller. In selling your property, Donna makes great recommendations to maximize the value of your property and works tirelessly to get it sold. In buying a property, Donna makes sure you know what you are buying and not just looking for a transaction. I have found too many brokers representing the buyer, will tend to unintentionally not give you the true picture so they can make the transaction. I would trust Donna."
- Mike Chinquee
"The Duryea Team were the dream team for us. From the moment we met Donna Duryea, she exemplified what a professional and highly motivated Realtor is. With a “can do” attitude, she was knowledgeable, thorough, insightful-sharp, highly competent, accommodating and a joy to work with! This also applied to her team of Realtor professionals as well. She was confident that she was going to sell our property which not only included a custom, cedar home but also a nursery shadehouse and warehouse sitting on almost 15 acres. Her professional expertise came into play when we went through the escrow process as first-time home sellers. The advise and knowledge she shared were excellent. She had the ability to communicate with a multitude of people from various multicultural backgrounds and walks of life and was able to negotiate, inform and coordinate the details in a tactful, professional and personal way. Having been born and raised in Hawai’i, Donna has the innate sense of culture, respect and the true Aloha Spirit. Her experience on the Continental U.S. and abroad adds the added bonus of her ability to relate and treat everyone with genuine kindness. We love the Donna Duryea Team – the Dream Team and so will you!"
"Donna is the best real estate professional I have ever worked with. She is knowledgeable, extremely competent, and responsive. I have both bought and sold homes through Donna and she made the deals I wanted happen every time."
"When we decided to sell our home, it not only was a thought out process involving our whole family but an emotional one as well. When the final decision was to go with Donna Duryea, we couldn’t be happier. Donna from the start went above and beyond to help answers all of our questions and to ease our worries about selling our home. She helped us with the unknown hurdles that are faced when selling. Donna is a great communicator, and extremely knowledgeable. She worked side by side with us explaining every step of the way. Not only did Donna show professionalism, she truly showed she cared about us as individuals. Donna Duryea knows her profession, understands the real estate market. She didn’t just list our home; she sold it within 5 days! If you are looking for a professional realtor, yet someone who truly cares then Donna Duryea is that realtor! We highly recommend Donna Duryea, for she is the best in her profession."
- P. Weber
"Donna is the very best. We would recommend her without reservation. She is the ultimate professional–efficient, responsive, helpful and very personable as well. She is very trustworthy, extremely honest and of the highest character. She is very patient, answers all questions and responds in a prompt and timely manner. She generates confidence and is available throughout the process."
"You couldn’t find a better Team than the Duryea Team. There wasn’t one time that they didn’t respond in a timely manner. They were very positive on any of our suggestions and followed through to the best of their ability. Hard working Team and you as a sell/buyer are always #1."
"Our relationship with Donna has now involved two sales. First, when we were new to the area, her patience and resolve helped us find our unique mountain chalet. This was not easy. It involved exploring several communities and viewing maybe 20 houses until we located this perfect home. She then deftly helped us through a maze of county regulations and negotiations. Four years later, understandably, Donna was the first one we called when it came time to sell and move on. She was always open to marketing ideas and was enthusiastic and highly motivated. Her persistence prevailed. Within four months she brought us qualified buyers who loved this house as much as we did. We're very satisfied with the sale and recommend Donna to anyone serious in either buying or selling on the Big Island. She's not only a pro--she's now a friend."
"Donna is the real dealer! She will put in 110% for you! She organized not only the sale, but the staging and excellent photos of the property! We got a good price and she and her team troubleshooted any issues in a timely manner."
"We interviewed Donna, along with two other agents that were recommend by friends who had recently sold homes. During the initial interview she was knowledgeable about the local market, was very personable and honest, and had the substantial organizational weight of Elite Pacific Properties behind her. We selected Donna 9 months before we actually listed the property, but she had it as a pocket listing during that time. 3 months before listing we met with Donna and she introduced us to her new partner Sunita, this was done with the understanding that, if we didn't "click" with Sunita, Donna would handle us solo. Sunita was equally as personable and professional, so we now had a team working to sell our home. (With a bonus of Donna's husband Randall who is a great photographer and drone video guy.) We all worked on the listing description together and listed it Jan. 10th, 2018. One of them was present at every showing, and the promoted it vigorously via every available avenue. They even retained a very skillful outside web consultant to assist with that process. Donna and Sunita walked us through the Hawaii contract form from our first offer and answered ALL of our questions. (There were lots!) The first offer didn't work out, so we kept showing it. We received a much better offer after 7 weeks on the market. Unfortunately, this was during a serious family emergency and everyone graciously gave us time to deal with the situation. After a few counter, we all accepted the offer and escrow began. Again, Donna & Sunita, bird dogged the process and kept us informed. Donna accompanied us to our closing doc signing, which she usually does. Her and her husband Randall even came and helped us host our Aloha (goodbye) Party after escrow closed, fulfilling a promise made months before."
"Donna was amazing through the whole process, her knowledge of the area and local towns was invaluable . She showed us several properties that were exactly what we were looking for. We would highly recommend her to any of our friends or anyone who is looking to purchase a home on the big Island. She was totally amazing!"
- dah 66
"Donna Duryea & Meg Saunders were very professional, responsive, and easy to work with. They were able to sell our home quickly and at a price that we were happy with. What more can you ask for?"
"Aloha, I worked with our agent Donna Duryea with the purchase and sale of my primary home and sale of my beach house. She is knowledgeable in Hawaii real estate and very pleasant to work with. Got several offers on first day and sold within a month. I’m thankful for her service and quick turnaround. She’s amazing."
"We bought our house with Donna, and then years later, she sold it for us. Both were great experiences. Donna led us through every step of the process with patience and good humor. Her photographer takes Fabulous pix, making ours look better than any other on the market. If we buy another house here, we would go straight to Donna again."
"I whole-heartedly recommend Donna. I decided to sell my rental house in Volcano but had some concerns; my house was rented, I knew that Volcano could be a difficult market, I lived on the Mainland and it was the holidays. I found Donna listed on the Top 100 Realtors in Hawaii. I contacted her and we discussed various options for listing my house. She and her co-realtor Sunita convinced me it was an excellent time to list and the whole process could be done via email, phone and DocuSign. I was impressed with their enthusiasm, knowledge of market, professionalism and flexibility with my circumstances. I couldn’t be more pleased with my decision. From the time I signed the contract to closing was a little over 90 days. Since I was not on island, Donna and Sunita went above and beyond to deal with an uncooperative property manager, arranged for repairs to be done and coordinated directly with my great tenant. They provided advice when appropriate and kept me updated through the entire process."
"This is the second home that Donna Duryea has helped with. The care, communication and expertise was excellent for both transactions through the finish."
"Donna Duryea has represented us in all real estate matters since 2008 when she listed our home. She has always been extremely willing to supply us with any real estate information we needed and has shown us multiple listing she thought might interest us when were simply exploring the market. This year she listed and sold a vacation rental for us very quickly. This was our first real estate transaction in several years and the process was far more complex than we expected and she guided us through it with exceptional expertise. We will certainly be using Donna for any future real-estate sales or purchases. "
"Donna is very friendly and helpful and looked after all aspects of the sale of our home. She made it an easy, less stressful experience and was respectful of our needs. "
"We interviewed several realtors before listing our home with Donna Duryea. Donna saw the actual value of our home, when other realtors were trying to "low ball" our home for a quick sale. Because Donna was willing to "go the mile" with us on our sale and knew we were actually priced right, we ended up getting a full price offer just after two months which we accepted. Had we went with the other realtors we would have lost at least $180k on the sale of our home. Additionally, Donna had chosen to be an agent with Elite Pacific Properties, Hawaii's most professional broker that lists Hawaii's finest homes. Their process for sellers as well as buyers is thorough and is done consistently with many of the tasks automated, without losing the personal experience between agent and buyer/seller. Donna offered to do as many "Open House" dates as we felt necessary to boost our property. Donna also has her own personal and professional photographer; Randall Duryea, that really set our home apart from the rest. The pictures were outstanding, offering potential sellers an exquisite representation of our home to potential buyers. This was really important to us, as you only have a few seconds to catch the attention of a buyer. Thank you Donna and Randall for such personable and professional service, that afforded us a very successful and quick full price sale!"
- kontiki hawaii
"We had the pleasure of working with Donna last year when we bought our first home in Hawaii. She was with us every step of the way, and went the extra mile at the end to ensure a smooth closing. I recommend her to all of our friends!"
"Donna assisted us with the purchase of another agent’s home (agent was also in her office). She was wonderful throughout the transaction – very knowledgeable about the market, very professional throughout and very familiar with the process to get us easily through the close. Since we live off-island, it was very important to us to have excellent representation, and Donna provided it all along the way."
"Donna instills a sense of confidence in all her working relationships. She is the epitome of honesty, reliability and patience. Her trustworthy experience is valuable beyond measure and she exemplifies the highest standard of real estate service. Over a 6 month short sale negotiating span we had many doubts as to whether our deal would be completed and through it all Donna kept us moving forward and we are so grateful she did."
"Very competent. Guided and managed the home sale process to a successful conclusion. The market was difficult and still recovering from the downturn. Our house had a number of things working against it, but Donna “packaged” it in a way that found just the right buyer."
"Donna and her team are dedicated in getting the job done, no matter how long it takes. They are very busy, but respond when needed - a great team and I would highly recommend them! "
- Cosette bonjour
"Donna is amazing!! She has completed two transactions for me and both of them closed on time or early with no issues. I can't explain how much I appreciate Donna's knowledge, expertise and most of all her caring nature for everyone! Donna is the best in the business!!!"
"Donna and Jessica were so helpful in the sale of my house. Any time I inquired with a question I was answered quickly through email or a telephone call. Their knowledge of the area was so helpful in recognizing the value of my home. When there was a discrepancy in the assessment they took the time to document why it was not accurate. "
"This is the second time that we have worked with Donna. She is a true professional. She has helped us to buy a home and to sell a home in Hawaii. She is always on top of everything and made both our purchase of a home and sale of a home very easy. We highly recommend Donna if you are intending to buy a home or have one listed in Hawaii you cannot go wrong by having Donna. She is extremely professional and ethical. Donna knows that time is of the most urgent matter when buying and selling out ready to move quickly when necessary. "
"You couldn't find a better Team than the Duryea Team. Their wasn't one time that they didn't respond in a timely manner. They were very positive on any of our suggestions and followed through to the best of their ability. Hard working Team and you as a sell/buyer are always #1."
"The Duryea Team ... the dream team for us ... We had immediate results - within 1 week of posting the MLS we were getting showing requests; in less than 3 weeks we received several serious offers. From the moment we met Donna Duryea, she exemplified what a professional and highly motivated Realtor is. With a "can do" attitude, she was knowledgeable, thorough, insightful-sharp, highly competent, accommodating and a joy to work with! This also applied to her team of Realtor professionals as well. She was confident that she was going to sell our property which not only included a custom, cedar home but also a nursery shadehouse and warehouse sitting on almost 15 acres. Her professional expertise came into play when we went through the escrow process as first-time home sellers. The advise and knowledge she shared were excellent. She had the ability to communicate with a multitude of people from various multicultural backgrounds and walks of life and was able to negotiate, inform and coordinate the details in a tactful, professional and personal way. Having been born and raised in Hawai'i, Donna has the innate sense of culture, respect and the true Aloha Spirit. Her experience on the Continental U.S. and abroad adds the added bonus of her ability to relate and treat everyone with genuine kindness. We love the Donna Duryea Team - the Dream Team and so will you! "
"We had the pleasure of working with Donna last year when we bought our first home in Hawaii. She was with us every step of the way, and went the extra mile at the end to insure a smooth closing. I recommend her to all of our friends!"