Making San Francisco Home Dreams a Reality.
Get to know Debra Donovan
I love the business of helping my clients navigate the complex endeavor of buying or selling a home. It’s a large, complicated transaction with a lot at stake – not only the money invested, but comfort, security and everything else that the word “home” implies. My goal is to make the entire process as easy as possible while skillfully representing your interests to help you fulfill your personal and financial objectives.
What I offer my clients includes a passionate dedication to doing the best possible job, 20 years of marketing and sales experience, a rigorous attention to detail, and aggressive negotiation skills employed to achieve the best possible price and terms of sale.
My primary goal is that you are completely happy with the end result, totally satisfied with every aspect of the service I provided, and entirely comfortable recommending me to the people you know and care about most. That’s my definition of success.
When not working with clients, I can typically be found running about with my 14-year-old son, hiking Bay Area trails, or volunteering my time and energy to animal rescue efforts.
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More than 25 years of Marketing, Sales and Negotiation experience.
Testimonials for Debra Donovan
Pete & Tamara11/11/2016
Several years ago, we purchased a condo in San Francisco for our daughter when the market was extremely active. We recently sold it with a substantial gain when the market started to cool down. Purchasing property in San Francisco in a highly competitive sellers’ market, when prices were changing daily, was challenging. When we sold this property when the market was beginning to soften proved to be equally challenging.
In both these transactions we worked with Debra Donovan, who is with Transpac Real Estate, and we can attest to her high degree of professionalism. Her dedication and reliability were especially important to us, since we live one hundred miles from San Francisco and relied heavily on her for advice and guidance.
We are happy to give Debra Donovan our highest recommendation. Whether you are buying or selling property in the Bay Area, we know she will do a great job for you.
Magnus & Cheryl05/27/2015
Buying a house is a big deal: a huge financial commitment. Doubly so in the Bay Area right now. Yet closing on your dream home often turns on small details: little things to make your bid more attractive like writing a personal letter to the seller, building personal relationships with the seller's agent, knowing when to move fast and when to take precautions to protect yourself from financial risk, identifying the best options to finance a mortgage you can afford. Deb Donovan has the experience, the contacts and a feel for the local real estate market that can help you navigate the complex and sometimes intimidating house-buying process successfully. And she does it all with a smile and an unrelentingly positive attitude!
Lisa & Mick05/06/2015
Deb Donovan is awesome! Not just as a person, but as a real estate agent extraordinaire! I highly recommend Deb – she has your back and knows what she is doing. Our story: My husband and I were first time home-buyers in one of the hottest markets in Bay Area - moving from San Francisco to Oakland. We started looking on our own but were immediately lost as to what to do, where to look and how the whole process worked. After talking with Deb for a few minutes, we knew that she was the right person to take us through this life-changing process. We asked Deb to represent us and closed escrow on time in less than 3 months! Yes, we were lucky that everything fell into place and worked quickly, but a lot of that was due to Deb pushing the lender and working directly with the sellers’ agent. We had a relatively low budget compared to many of Debs’ other clients but she worked just as hard for us. Deb listened to our wants, fears and thoroughly answered the magnitude of questions I laid out for her. She understood our limitations and desires; she came with us to open houses and saved us from at least one big mistake. She was savvy, communicated professionally with everyone she dealt with and fought for us when needed. In the end, I can wholeheartedly say that thanks to Deb, we have a wonderful house that we truly love and a mortgage that is perfectly manageable for us. WE LOVE DEB!!
Steve & Amanda09/01/2013
"Deb helped my husband and I buy our most recent property and all I can say is you are in safe hands with Deb as your Realtor.
She is exactly the right mix of tenacious and straight talking while also being extremely detail oriented and caring about our needs. We had a lot of questions and she guided us through the process and gave good opinion as required along the way. She also has alot of contacts in the field which helped things move quickly.
As we both are busy working people, this combo was perfect for us. We couldn't recommend Deb more highly.
“I was not prepared for the complexity of the real estate market in the City and could not have succeeded in finding a until that met my requirements without your professional guidance and moral support.”
“You consistently went the extra mile to guide us through a process that was vastly more complicated, difficult and frustrating than what I had experienced in any other market in the past. As out-of-town buyers who were both working and could not get to San Francisco regularly, we could not have found a property that fell within our financial limits and suited us so well without your guidance, tenacity and unflagging enthusiasm.”
"We met Deb around November and had since then been looking for places for several months. As you know, in seller's market, it is not just the highest bid that wins the offer. Deb took a lot of time to walk us through each step. She was very patient and did thorough research for us on several properties that we looked at. When we finally found the perfect place for us, Deb helped us craft and submit the winning offer THAT VERY DAY (..not to mention that it wasn’t even the highest offer! ) We are here now and love our home! Thank you Deb!! Highly, highly recommend."