Donna Nikic

Donna Nikic

Donna Nikic Team at Compass | Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Awards

100 + Million Dollars in Sales Volume
2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 Platinum Award Winner
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2018 Gold Award Winner

Specialties

Luxury Home Specialist
New Construction Specialist
Home Builder
Community Involvement
Croton-on-Hudson Food Drive
Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson
Croton Harmon Education Foundation Member
Croton-on-Hudson Parent, Teacher Association

Certified Buyer's Representative
National Association of Realtors
New York State Association of Realtors
Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors
Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service


Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
" It is hard to know where to start in relating the superior representation and extraordinary service we received from Donna Nikic, and her associate Gina Bisaccia, attendant upon the sale of our Croton-on-Hudson home. From the moment Donna and Gina came for their initial analysis of the property and consideration of a potential listing price, their unique qualities were apparent. Both immediately recognized that a formulaic valuation, based on so called 'comps' and square footage, was not appropriate to our unique property, while at the same time recognizing the challenges posed - and potential rewards offered - by listing at a price point beyond the conventional limits. Their thoughtful consideration resulted in a high listing price which balanced all of the competing considerations. Our situation was somewhat unusual in that we were preparing for an out of state move and the house could not be listed or shown until after our departure. Once we left, Donna and Gina swung into action. Under their supervision and guidance the garden was maintained and the house cleaned. They then staged the house, coordinated with their photographer who beautifully showcased the house (including aerial photos), prepared the floor plan and, always with our input and consultation, listed the property for sale. The first offer arrived within a week of the listing, at a price above asking. Given the level of interest in the house there was further negotiation resulting in a strong offer which we accepted and a contract of sale was shortly entered into. Regrettably, despite having produced a pre-approval letter and proof of funds, this buyer was unable to secure a mortgage and the house was relisted after an interval of several weeks. This time it was only a matter of days before Donna advised of a new interested buyer with a cash offer. A second interested cash buyer entered the negotiations days later. In the end, a cash offer substantially above the listing price was accepted and the closing scheduled. All of Donna's prognostications had come to pass. This history is important because over the course of the weeks which elapsed from initial listing, though re-listing and on through to closing, Donna and Gina were with us every step of the way. Bearing in mind we had moved out of state, they frequently went to the house just to make sure there were no issues. They followed with the landscapers for maintenance of the grounds. The inspection obtained by the first 'buyer' resulted in our agreeing to several minor repairs, all of which were overseen by Donna, who repeatedly made herself available at all hours to provide access to workmen and assure the property was clean and secure. I could go on but I think you get the idea. We considered other agents when we began this process but none could begin to compare. One suggested we should stage the house ourselves, by buying furniture from Wayfair; another that 'comps' in the area dictated and limited the price per square foot for which the house could be listed. Such orthodox thinking would never have produced the singular result achieved by Donna and Gina. If you are selling your home, and are lucky enough to be represented by Donna Nikic and Gina Bisaccia, you will be well served and happy indeed." - Roger S. (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)

★★★★★
" Donna is absolutely fantastic. Not only did she sell our home for us while we were in the middle of an international move during a pandemic, but she was a real joy to work with- from start to finish we couldn't have asked for a more responsive, caring and attentive realtor. She knows the local real estate market like no other. Her recommendations on which high-yield improvements to make to the house in order to fetch top dollar were spot-on. The photos and the listing were incredible. In the end, our house that we thought would be difficult to sell actually received multiple offers, and sold for much more than what we initially thought was possible. Donna is a real professional, and on top of that she is a someone who takes the time to get to know her clients and will go the extra mile for them." - P & V (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)

★★★★★
" Bottom Line - THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS!! Donna Nikic and her team (especially her assistant Gina Bisaccia) get 6 stars from me. I know an online review only goes to 5, but that would short change these professionals. Donna and her team got us top dollar in a slow market with a fast turnaround all cash buyer. She knows how to find the unique buyer for any property. From the beginning of the process, Donna put together a marketing action plan, with specific targets and niches that hit a dead center bullseye. Not only did she ace the offer, and contract phase but was there through all the closing details as well. We required special consideration with a post closing agreement to stay a bit longer while we worked out the move, Donna was on point to work out all the details with the buyers broker. She even found us a great rental in our same school district, so our son will graduate at his same high school with his friends he grew up with since kindergarten. The rental agent was less than satisfactory, Donna stepped in again to work out the entire process (even getting our ESA dog approved in a no-dog complex). In short, if you are looking to list a property for top dollar, and seek a professional team who goes ?all-in? with every detail from pre-listing through to closing and beyond , you would be crazy not to hire Donna Nikic and her team. Bottom Line- THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS!!" - Rick W. (Croton-on-Hudson)

★★★★★
" From the day we started working with Donna, the service we received was nothing short of exceptional. She and her team were knowledgeable, responsive, all over every aspect of our home sale, and full of positive energy. It was a complicated sale during a fraught time, and but for their skill and diligence, I sincerely believe our move would've fallen apart, and we'd be in a real bind right about now. We are so very grateful for all the above and beyond, and couldn't recommend Donna and her team more highly." - Hilary P. (Croyon-on-Hudson, NY)

★★★★★
" From the minute we met Donna we felt reassured by her knowledge, guidance, excellent communication skills, and most of all a sincere interest and understanding of our situation, acknowledging the emotional challenges of parting with our home of 37 years. We needed a lot of guidance and patience as we prepared the home for listing, and Donna helped us understand what we needed to do, always respecting our wishes. She also respected our timetable, so we never felt pushed or rushed. Donna provided us with excellent contacts for making needed improvements in our home in order to maximize our profit. In conclusion, Donna Nikic is the agent to use!" - Carolyn C. (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)

★★★★★
" Donna is everything I could have asked for in a realtor. She thoroughly knows Croton-on-Hudson. I used her to sell my parent's house. First, she gave us several recommendations for dumpster services. After we removed all of my parent's belongings, she got us several estimates on what it would take to make the house look attractive for the sale. The workmen she helped us find completed the work in 2 weeks and the house looked terrific. Our $20k investment in improvements probably increased our sales price by $100k. During the whole process she was our onsite person supervising the work while I was in another state. Donna and Gina, her associate, were extremely responsive and kept me informed about showings and then helped us negotiate with our buyer. They handled all of the dealings with the Town, which included resolving a decades old building permit. I literally watched the whole process unfold from 175 miles away as they got me a price that was higher than a similar home 3 doors away. Donna and Gina get an A+!" - Lee P. (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)

★★★★★
" Donna was fantastic to work with! She's extremely knowledgeable about her industry and goes above and beyond to get her clients the best results. She has an impressive list of contacts (repairmen, electricians, etc.), which is very helpful when selling a home. Most of all, she's caring and always offers a hug during emotional times. I highly recommend using Donna as a real estate agent. You won't find anyone better!" - Bobbie L. (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)

★★★★★
" Donna Nikic came highly recommended from friends who were former happy clients. Simply put, she was amazing. Donna not only sold our house in three days, with multiple offers well over asking price, she even predicted what would happen. It was clear that she knew the market very well -- she knew exactly what price to list our house to attract numerous buyers and what was the actual price we could likely get for our house. There was a clear, smart strategy behind every piece of advice she gave us. It sounds cliche, but I didn't understand how much of a chess game selling a home can be, and it's clear that Donna knows how to play chess." - Anonymous (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)

★★★★★
" We endured a very difficult process and without Donna Nikic, the house would not have sold. She remained level-headed, solved problems, avoided problems, and kept moving the transaction forward. She was invaluable. In my experience, she is the first realtor that deserved more than the commission she received. She was excellent." - Jessica & Kevin K. (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)

★★★★★
" Donna and Gina go above and beyond. Their professionalism and knowledge is a given and is clearly displayed from the first moment they walk through the door. What's so special about them is their commitment and care and concern to their clients. They held my hand through a very difficult sale. They made themselves available 100% of the time and circumstances usually dictated their presence at a moments notice. They treat the sale and purchase of their clients home as if it was their own. No detail was spared." - Jennifer Z. (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)

★★★★★
" Donna was amazing to work with to find our forever home in Croton-On-Hudson! She understood us and our needs immediately. As a life long resident, she knows the area, the people and the overall spirit of the area. It was always great to meet up with her and see homes, because she was able to visualize our needs and how it could apply to each home. She made the process understandable and approachable. Our dream to own a home came true largely thanks to her!" - Bridget A. (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)

★★★★★
" Donna was AMAZING! Absolutely the reason we got top dollar for our house. ALWAYS there when we needed her. Couldn't have asked for better service." - William S. (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)

★★★★★
" Donna Nikkic provided us with wonderful service, attention, knowledge, and information. We highly recommed her with rentals or buying of a home, as well as selling a property. Professional and was always quick to respond to texts, emails, phone calls and showing us homes." - Emily & Jason P. (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)

★★★★★
" We were highly impressed with Donna's expertise and hard work regarding our home sale. She is very personable and fun to work with. Our home sold on open house day, after receiving multiple offers. As first time sellers, we had many questions and concerns. Donna handled all matters with a tireless attention to detail. Her knowledge of which home improvements to make was "on the money". We were preparing for an international move and our home sale was completed in our absence without a hitch. if you are looking for an agent, we highly recommend Donna. Your experience will be completely rewarding." - Judy & Ed O. (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)

★★★★★
" Donna is an exceptional realtor and we were extremely grateful to work with her when we needed to sell our home quickly for a relocation. This is what sets Donna apart:

1) She used a professional photographer to take pictures for our home. Most listing pictures look pretty amateurish -- these pictures looked fantastic and clearly generated a large amount of interest based on the first week of showings.
2) She was able to get our home listed very quickly -- we needed to sell within 90 days for a relocation, and our home was listed incredibly quickly after our first meeting.
3) We had work done that did not have a certificate of occupancy and we were worried it was going to keep us from being able to sell in time. Donna knew people who could help us, and we were able to resolve fully by the time we wanted to close.
4) She knows the market well and helped us price so that we had offers over asking price within one week of listing.
5) She is a genuinely nice and fun person to work with.
6) We had some unusual smart home and energy efficiency technology -- she did a really great job marketing these and there was a lot of excitement from the buyers.

We very highly recommend Donna!" - Jim G. (Yorktown Heights, NY)

★★★★★
" We had an excellent experience working with Donna. She is knowledgable and has a true passion for finding a home for her clients. Donna is a builder and a family person which gives her the advantage in this industry. As a working mom with a value on family Donna understands how a home runs and how it should feel. Happy house hunting." - Cathy G. (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)

★★★★★
" I highly recommend Donna. I don't generally write reviews, but I was eager to do so for her. She will help you get the right house and make the process as smooth and pleasant as it can be. Working with Donna was such a positive experience -- she is responsive, knowledgeable and a real advocate for her buyer. We have known Donna for over two years (she was very patient with us as we looked for our home!). She helped us get to know the area initially and helped make us comfortable that the move from the city to the suburbs would be the right one for us. In the buying process, she was a strong advocate for us, giving us guidance while always respecting that the decision was our own. She put together detailed comps and analysis to help us understand how to get to the right price. Once we were in contract, she helped out with appointments at the house since we weren't nearby, and she recommended several good contractors, inspectors and other service providers, none of which we would have known as we are new to the area. She was with us at the closing table, providing helpful advice to the end. Donna is unique especially for her deep knowledge about homes and attendant systems, which was particularly useful for us as first-time house buyers. Her professionalism is unmatched, and she is also personable and great to work with during what can be a very stressful process." - Rachel & Joe M. (Croton-on-Hudson)

★★★★★
" I have bought and sold a number of homes of the years. When I decided to make one more move, I dreaded a repeat of my prior experiences with real estate agents. I decided to work with a new person -- someone I'd met at an open house -- it made all the difference. Donna Nikic is by far the most informed, supportive, reliable, and astute real estate professional I have ever encountered. She applied her skill and expertise on my family's behalf allowing us to settle into a new "forever home" feeling satisfied and optimistic. Ms. Nikic has my highest recommendation and my long lasting gratitude for her generous support." - Zoila T. (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)

★★★★★
" Donna is the best realtor around. Donna's savvy guidance were instrumental in our home purchase. She has terrific insight into the market, prowls for properties that are a good fit, and will help you buy or sell with ease. She is honest and careful and works very hard to keep the process together. Donna knows the nuances of home inspections, financing, home improvement, tax assessments, and has a keen eye for accurately valuing properties." - Patrick T. (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)

★★★★★
" This was my first try at buying a home. I was clueless about the entire process. Donna was the first agent I spoke to. I needed to move fast and close with in two months. Donna moved super-fast for me and I was immediately impressed by her quick responses via text and email. Donna gave me a few options, one that I would have never have considered ... it turned out to be a great deal in an awesome location and beautiful view of the Hudson. Donna negotiated the price way down for me and we got into contract very quickly. At walk through, Donna was super-strict with the seller who didn't do what he was supposed to do, and this resulted in extra cash for me at the closing table. After closing, Donna helped me find a local contractor who could quickly do some renovations at a great price. I'm super-happy with the results and highly recommend Donna!" - Scott C. (Croton-on-Hudson)

★★★★★
" Donna was amazing to work with to find our forever home in Croton-On-Hudson! She understood us and our needs immediately. As a life long resident, she knows the area, the people and the overall spirit of the area. It was always great to meet up with her and see homes, because she was able to visualize our needs and how it could apply to each home. She made the process understandable and approachable. Our dream to own a home came true largely thanks to her!" - Bridget A. (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)

★★★★★
" Donna is top notch and extremely experienced in all things associated with the process and is a great guide." - Adam R. (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)


About Donna
As a Westchester County native and seasoned real estate professional, I recognize and value the trust my clients place in me and I strive every day to exceed their expectations. My background in New Construction and Building, provides my love of creation with real estate and offers an additional level of knowledge and skill to help navigate a sale or purchase. These skills afford me a unique opportunity to see beyond the basics in my client's search.

Additionally, I'm a Certified Buyer Representative and have gone through the training to provide the best resources for my clients with added value. I have achieved both Gold & Platinum status for sales volume year over year in my career. Prior to entering residential real estate, I was Vice-President for a National Retail Real Estate Consulting firm working with clients and colleagues across the nation. I provide a very personal approach which sets me apart in this industry. My client's wants and needs are very important to me and I look forward to building lifetime relationships.

I currently live in Croton-on-Hudson with my Husband, two children and dog, Max. I enjoy traveling, gardening, hiking, cooking, entertaining, relaxing and spending time with my family and friends.

Donna Nikic’s Listings

a front view of a house with a yard and garage
a front view of a house with a garden
a view of lake
a view of a lake with houses in back
a view of entryway livingroom and hall with wooden floor
a kitchen with a sink a stove a refrigerator cabinets and dining table
a kitchen with a sink stove top oven and cabinets
a view of a livingroom with furniture a fireplace and a flat screen tv
a dining room with furniture and window
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
a living room with furniture
a dining room with furniture and wooden floor
a living room with furniture and wooden floor
a bedroom with a bed chair and a dresser
a bathroom with a sink a toilet and mirror
a bedroom with a bed and a flat screen tv
a bedroom with a bed chair and window
a view of a workspace with furniture and a window
a bathroom with a sink a toilet and a mirror
a kitchen with refrigerator a sink and chairs
a living room with furniture
a bedroom with a bed and a flat screen tv
a bathroom with a sink a toilet and shower curtain
a view of a backyard with chairs
a view of a chairs and table in the patio
a view of a lake with houses
a view of a chair and table in backyard of the house
a view of lake and mountain
a front view of a house with a yard
a picture of a floor plan
a picture of a book and a book
1/36
Listed By CompassPending

$999,000

Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3.5
Square Feet
3,668
Acres
0.69
a front view of a house with a yard
a front view of a house with a yard
a view of a house with a yard
a view of a trees in front of a building
a view of a porch with a floor to ceiling window and wooden floor
a view of empty room with a fireplace and wooden floor
a view of empty room with wooden floor and fireplace
a view of an empty room with a window and wooden floor
a view of an empty room with a window
a kitchen with cabinets stainless steel appliances and a counter space
a kitchen with a refrigerator a sink and dishwasher
an empty room with windows
a bathroom with a sink toilet and shower
an empty room with windows
an empty room with windows
a view of a house with a yard
a front view of a house with a yard
a front view of a house with a yard
a view of a backyard with wooden fence and a large tree
a room with a bed a dresser and a window
a view of an empty room with a window
a view of an empty room with wooden floor and a window
wooden floor in an empty room with a window
a bathroom with a sink and a toilet
a view of a room with wooden floor and windows
1/25
Listed By CompassPending

$799,000

Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
2
Square Feet
2,241
Acres
0.38
a front view of a house with garden and outdoor seating
a view of a building with door and porch
a living room with furniture and a window
a spacious bathroom with a double vanity sink and a mirror
a living room with furniture and a window
a bedroom with a bed and a window
a bathroom with a sink and a shower
a bedroom with a bed and wooden floor
a living room with furniture and a wooden floor
a room with cabinets a sink and a window
a bathroom with a sink a toilet and shower
a living room with furniture and a wooden floor
a bedroom with a bed and wooden floor
a car parked in front of a house
a view of a brick house with a small yard and a large tree
a view of a house with a yard and sitting area
a picture of floor plan
a picture of floor plan
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Listed By CompassPending

$570,000

Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Square Feet
2,025
Acres
0.14