"There are a handful of impressive real estate agents that specialize in Ross. I've known several in the course of buying and selling my two homes. There's only one I can recommend: Donna Goldman. She listened. She understood my interests and concerns. Not only that, she tried things that were out of the box. Ultimately, she sold my house in three weeks substantially above the asking price after it had been listed with the other prominent agent for six months. I would recommend Donna to anyone who's looking for a real estate agent they can communicate with and who understands the intricacies of the Ross community, current business and marketing practices and how to sell these unique and vintage properties."
"With Donna Goldman's extensive knowledge of real estate contracts and her ability to put together a winning offer, we were able to stand out amongst the 5 other offers in a fast moving market. Donna arranged for and managed inspections, negotiations, rallying people and culling through mountains of paperwork in less time than seemed possible. Her familiarity with the area and understanding of the rarity of the home we had fallen in love with gave us confidence in what we were doing throughout the transaction. Immediately after purchasing our new home, we had to arrange the sale of our home of 10 years; it was a whirlwind and Donna orchestrated it all. She knows how to get a home ready, price it right and sell it fast. Our home, built in 1896 sold in one week, substantially over asking, with multiple offers."
"Both my husband and I were not wild about using a realtor in our home purchase. During our year-long home search we had run into many realtors that tainted our impression of their value. This feeling changed after working with Donna. Her, lack of pushiness and lack of pretension impressed us."
Donna Goldman is the go-to-agent in Marin County for sales, purchases, and leases. A top producer with sales approaching half a billion dollars, it’s Donna’s character and expertise that attracts a fan base of loyal clientele. Equal parts accessible and approachable, her refreshing frankness puts people immediately at ease. She is the perfect partner in guiding clients through the increasingly-complex real estate market with her talent in creatively solving problems that would send most Realtors running.
Consistently landing one-of-a-kind properties while netting the best return on investment, she once turned a $12.5K a month rental listing into an $11M dollar sale. Donna, a self-professed “real estate geek,” concedes that along with her study of stats and market trends, her sharp eye for aesthetics has been one of the key ingredients in her many successes identifying properties for buyers as well as preparing homes for sale.
A successful proven mass marketer, the powerhouse agent also has a reputation for orchestrating “off market” transactions with secret-agent-like discretion for uber-private clientele. How does she do it? By pairing comprehensive local market knowledge with ultra-personalized service and ace negotiation skills. Offering lockstep support, she routinely goes beyond the call of duty, even once being tasked with listing—and successfully selling with multiple offers—a home that was allegedly occupied by a ghost. (Yes, it was disclosed!)
Donna is involved philanthropically with Battery Powered through her membership at The Battery, a social club in San Francisco. Around Marin, you’ll find her hiking or biking, often with a camera in hand looking for that perfect shot, or socializing in one of the many wonderful cafes. Instilled with a love of architecture and an appreciation for the intricacies and beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area, Donna has lived in a choice list of cities and towns from Berkeley to Belvedere and Rockridge to Ross. It’s due to the many charming neighborhoods, tree-lined streets, and tight-knit communities that she calls Marin home.
Whether in the real estate realm or everyday life, Donna has a gift for sharing the world through her truly special lens.
Donna graduated from Emerson College in Boston, with a degree in Mass Communication.