As a young adult, Donna Marie had quite an interest in the real estate market. At the time, she chose to stay home and help raise her two daughters, but once they were off to college, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a real estate agent.
Donna Marie began her real estate career in 2002, in Los Angeles, California. She joined the San Fernando Valley Board of Realtors and was a member for a couple of years. She then decided to move to Laguna Beach in 2004, where she had vacationed several times and fell in love with the quaint little beach town. She joined the Laguna Beach Board of Realtors at this time and hung her license with Prudential Real Estate, at Treasure Island.
Donna Marie quickly understood how important proper pricing was and how very important it was to be a skilled negotiator, along with becoming a contract specialist. Trust also plays one of the biggest roles in representing a buyer or seller. She is very well respected, trusted, and experienced with a wide range of sellers, buyers, and investors in achieving their real estate dreams.
Having worked for years with some of the most successful sales associates in Laguna Beach, Donna Marie offers an extensive level of experience with complex transactions. She is committed to detailed attention, honestly, efficiency, solid integrity, a good work ethic, as well as a superior service to meet the needs of her clientele. She provides the best guidance to facilitate a smooth, stress-free transaction.
While living and working in Laguna Beach, she also supports the community by volunteering and sponsoring local and national charities. She delivered Meal on Wheels for several years, worked on projects at The Boys and Girls Club, donated food to the Food Pantry, worked on the committee for “The Taste of Charity” for the past 3 years, collecting donations from the local businesses, participated in “The Chilli Cook-Off/ Pet Parade” for the past 5 years and was also a participant in the “Avon 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk” on three different occassions, raising thousands of dollars.
Donna Marie is committed to offer a superior level of service to her clientele and continues a long lasting relationship with each one of them.
★★★★★ "Donna Marie made my husband and I feel extremely comfortable in our first home purchase. She was very transparent and led us through the whole process with ease while also looking out for our best interest. She is a breath of fresh air from most real estate agents these days (no fast-talking / pushy kind of business with her). Donna Marie is 100% reliable and genuinely takes pride in her job and her clients. We will be definitely using her for our next home purchase as we were 100% satisfied and couldn't recommend her enough. She took the stress out of buying a home.
" - Mandi
★★★★★ "We were very happy with Donna Marie Grider in listing and selling our home. She was very professional yet approachable to our ideas and requests. She made herself available to both workers and interested parties for the home. She sold the home for a good price and timely manner. We would highly recommend her.
" - John Feeley
★★★★★ "Donna came to us as a recommendation from friends who had recently sold a home with Donna. Our friends knew we had been looking for a couple of years and they knew Donna would put us in the right house in the best neighborhood. Donna was always accessible, including weekends and evenings, whenever we needed something we could rely on Donna's follow up. I was the most pleased with her attention to detail on negotiations and knowing who all the players were when it came down to closing the deal. Donna is a true professional, always listening, paying attention to detail, understanding our needs and desires and patient with us. Donna also provided us with numerous recommendations for the improvements and planning we were seeking specific to Laguna Beach. We are very happy with Donna and thankful that our friends referred her to us. We love our home! Thank you "
★★★★★ "We were looking at all the online sites trying to buy in a specific Laguna Beach neighborhood, close to the high school and beautiful beaches. Month after month the inventory remained almost non-existent and the prices, ridiculous even by So Cal standards, kept going up! It looked like we weren't going to be able to do it. Then we met Donna Marie and somehow, she got is in. Now the kids walk to school and we walk to the beach. We still can't believe it. " - Philip McCarty
★★★★★ "Donna Marie guided me through the process and helped me with various issues beyond the call of duty. She is amazing. I am totally inexperienced and needed her help. She is always available and responsive. She made me feel like a friend and I trust her completely."