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    Our family will be eternally grateful to Donna for her incredible work as our agent and guide during the process of selling our property. It was the culmination of a long and difficult process for our family as we were selling the beloved long-time home of my elderly parents. It was a very lived-in home, the furthest thing from a luxury property, and yet Donna made us feel as if we were her number 1 priority at every step of the way. From our first meeting, we had a great feeling about her as she was so engaging and yet brutally honest, making observations that none of the other agents we had spoken to had made, and treating the situation of my parents with the utmost sensitivity and understanding. Throughout the process, she kept us updated and gave us practical advice, and was responsive to us at all hours and days, patiently indulging our many questions. Donna went far beyond the call of duty numerous times, making phone calls, traveling, and doing all sorts of things on our behalf to take care of pre-closing items that were difficult for us to handle. She was an expert about every aspect of the region in which the home was located and had a wealth of contacts that came in handy on a number of occasions. We ended up selling the home within the price range Donna had estimated, and it all went so much more smoothly than we imagined it would. It is difficult to imagine that any other broker could have accomplished what Donna did for us, not just in selling the house but in giving our family comfort the entire way that we were in trusted hands and would be taken care of. We are so very grateful and would recommend Donna without reservation to anyone looking for a real estate agent, and particularly for those in difficult situations and/or may need some more hand-holding. Jay Park
    Our family will be eternally grateful to Donna for her incredible work as our agent and guide during the process of selling our property. It was the culmination of a long and difficult process for our family as we were selling the beloved long-time home of my elderly parents. It was a very lived-in home, the furthest thing from a luxury property, and yet Donna made us feel as if we were her number 1 priority at every step of the way. From our first meeting, we had a great feeling about her as she was so engaging and yet brutally honest, making observations that none of the other agents we had spoken to had made, and treating the situation of my parents with the utmost sensitivity and understanding. Throughout the process, she kept us updated and gave us practical advice, and was responsive to us at all hours and days, patiently indulging our many questions. Donna went far beyond the call of duty numerous times, making phone calls, traveling, and doing all sorts of things on our behalf to take care of pre-closing items that were difficult for us to handle. She was an expert about every aspect of the region in which the home was located and had a wealth of contacts that came in handy on a number of occasions. We ended up selling the home within the price range Donna had estimated, and it all went so much more smoothly than we imagined it would. It is difficult to imagine that any other broker could have accomplished what Donna did for us, not just in selling the house but in giving our family comfort the entire way that we were in trusted hands and would be taken care of. We are so very grateful and would recommend Donna without reservation to anyone looking for a real estate agent, and particularly for those in difficult situations and/or may need some more hand-holding. jpj1998
    My boyfriend and I worked with Donna throughout the summer of 2020. Donna made our first home buying experience excellent! The first time we met Donna was at an open house and it was less than an hour later we decided to ask her if she would help us find a home, we called her and that night we started our home buying journey. From the start Donna was honest, reliable, and efficient. For example, if there was a house that we wanted to look at she would make it happen within 30 minutes or less, she was always available for us. Being new to the home buying process she would advocate for us and guided us through the process. Donna’s knowledge of houses was extensive. She knew the pros and cons of every home, as new home buyers we valued her opinion and guidance. I highly recommend her if you are looking to buy a home. AllyC
    As the Estate representative for my family, I couldn't have been more pleased with Donna's expertise, guidance and support in listing my father's home for sale. The process, for anyone I'm sure, can be stressful, but Donna's knowledge base and professionalism made a huge difference for my family. I'm grateful for everything she did for us and would use her again in a heartbeat if and when needed! tracy0313
    I would recommend Donna to anyone in need of a Realtor. She handled the sale of my late brother's Estate and responded to every and any need that I was faced with being the Administrator of my brother's Estate. From providing recommended contractors for work that I needed done to being there to assist when needed since I live out of state an hour plus away to just being a friend and talk when I needed to. RonHall
    I have worked with Donna a few times. She helped me buy my home, and 23 years later helped me sell it. She was always knowledgeable and answered any questions in a timely manner. Donna is a pleasure to work with! megsnadler
    Donna was wonderful to work with when selling my townhouse. She has a great marketing plan and explained that so I understood what to expect. She was very patient in answering all my questions throughout the process. She doesn't abandon you after getting a contract for the sale. She stays on top of all the tasks that need to get done in order to close, letting me know what to do and when. She was persistent in working with a not very cooperative buyer's realtor, to keep things moving along and making the closing finally happen. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell or buy. marwar
    After emptying my father’s condo sadly and slowly, I sold it quickly after Donna became my relator. - She was knowledgeable about setting the proper price based on its overall condition and the fact that it was empty. - She was easy to work with, always had a positive attitude and was a pleasure to work with. DK
    After emptying my father’s condo sadly and slowly, I sold it quickly after Donna became my realtor. - She was knowledgeable about setting the proper price based on its overall condition and the fact that it was empty. - She was easy to work with, always had a positive attitude and was a pleasure to work with. lsudia6
    Recently moved to NJ from St. Louis, Mo for work. Donna did a great job listening to what was important to my wife and I and provided us with guidance and support throughout the home buying process. Donna responded to us in a timely manner when we had questions and concerns and was open and honest with her recommendations. I would absolutely recommend using her when buying a home. vazquez07
    Recently moved to NJ from St. Louis, Mo for work. Donna did a great job listening to what was important to my wife and I and provided us with guidance and support throughout the home buying process. Donna responded to us in a timely manner when we had questions and concerns and was open and honest with her recommendations. I would absolutely recommend using her when buying a home. smplesic
    We had not bought or sold a house in 30 years so we were pretty nervous about the whole process. So many things had changed since 1989. We met with Donna and from the get-go she put us at ease. She talked us through every step of the process. Because of Donna's local experience and expertise we had 2 offers within 2 days of our listing for 20K over asking price. Her photographs of our property really looked great on the website. Donna had lawyer recommendations as well as contacts for our septic and well water inspections. She was onsite for inspections from septic to home inspector to bank appraiser. We would highly recommend Donna to anyone looking to sell their home. jcauldren
    Donna was absolutely fantastic to work with! We only had one weekend while 9 months pregnant to find a home and she made it happen! She helped guide us with the best options and area for us! She was so knowledgeable of all the surrounding areas and what to be aware of , it made buying a home a in a new state a breeze! We highly recommended her to two of our friends moving to the area and couldn’t recommend her more! hhvasta528
    Donna was an excellent agent! Her expertise and knowledge truly made buying our first home a pleasurable experience. She takes her job very seriously and makes sure that her clientele goes through the closing process smoothly. I would highly recommend her and use her again! Thanks again Donna we are loving our new home! L & C, Roxbury NJ
    We have known Donna for 20 years. She sold us our first home in Jefferson township (Oak Ridge) in 1996. We kept in touch with Donna over the years as she sold many other homes in our neighborhood. When the time came for us to downsize to one floor in 2016, Donna was our first and only Realtor call. Donna's plan was to get our house on the market early the season in February and we had an offer in only a few days! Donna helped us throughout the entire process that kicks in after an offer is accepted. It's amazing how many touch points there are in a real estate transaction. As buyers we had VERY tough set of criteria that led us through an extended search in many different towns across northwest NJ. We needed a one floor ranch in great condition in a some towns that had fairly pretty competitive market conditions. Donna understood our personal situation and helped us to find all the new listings in many different towns as soon as they hit the market. We were able to quickly see houses as soon as we saw good matches. Donna was very patient with us as we logged many miles in our search. She pointed out the pros and the cons of each home we looked at, often seeing things we did not. In the end we purchased a bank owned home in a great neighborhood in Sparta that are currently renovating. Donna was a great asset in our sale and our search. Her knowledge of the entire northwest NJ area was most helpful. M & S, Sparta NJ
    Donna is the ultimate professional and has extensive experience in the real estate field. Her in-depth knowledge of the market in my locale, her honesty and her transparency made my house selling experience much less stressful!! linlippy
    Extremely knowledgeable and a very very honest and transparent person.Always there for you .. pleasant and approachable.If you want to make the right choice Donna is the real estate agent u should choose. Within a short period of time Donna helped us buy the house which fulfilled all our needs.THANK YOU Hajra P
    Donna has helped my family with several homes. She is very knowledgeable of the area. She knows how to guide you through the process and has solid connections. Knowledgeable about the inner workings of a home. Is honest and let’s you know where you may run in future problems in the home. I always felt like she was truly working for me and not just for herself. Unlike other realtors who work both sides of the deal to benefit themselves at your expense. Donna is priceless. Robyn, Oak Ridge NJ
    Do not hesitate to work with Donna. We have used her for multiple real estate transactions and she was able to professionally handle both real estate sales and rentals, including our most recent commercial property. Donna promptly listed our commercial rental property on mls and advertised locally as well. We were able to close a deal with a new tenant with minimal vacancy. Donna strived to make sure the experience was great for us. When you work with Donna you hire a professional, but you also get a friend. R & C, Jefferson Twp
    Do not hesitate to work with Donna. We have used her for multiple real estate transactions and she was able to professionally handle both real estate sales and rentals, including our most recent commercial property. Donna promptly listed our commercial rental property on mls and advertised locally as well. We were able to close a deal with a new tenant with minimal vacancy. Donna strived to make sure the experience was great for us. When you work with Donna you hire a professional, but you also get a friend. nonsmoker5
    Extremely knowledgeable and a very very honest and transparent person.Always there for you .. pleasant and approachable.If you want to make the right choice Donna is the real estate agent u should choose. Within a short period of time Donna helped us buy the house which fulfilled all our needs.THANK YOU H & F Sparta NJ
    Donna was great. She worked with us, understood our timing and financial goals, represented us perfectly each step of the way. We were in no rush, and there was never any pressure. We as a family thank her for making this a smooth transition. LF, Oak Ridge NJ
    Donna was great. She worked with us, understood our timing and financial goals, represented us perfectly each step of the way. We were in no rush, and there was never any pressure. We as a family thank her for making this a smooth transition. Fahs family
    Donna sold two lakefront houses for us this past year. The first was a unique property with no comparables anywhere in the vicinity. The property had a 5,600 sq foot home, a garage, a workshop, a cottage and a boathouse. It was settled on a small road on a small private lake. Donna’s first challenge was to give us a price with no comps to go on, using her extensive knowledge of the market in this Northern New Jersey lake region. This first step in a seller/realtor relationship can be tense and can cast a long shadow if the seller feels the price is too low or if the realtor feels the price is higher than the market will bear. We agreed on the selling price right off the bat! Donna keeps on top of almost all the high-end real estate our area. A house across our road went on the market. I called Donna as soon as I saw the sign on the lawn. She’d already seen it and accessed it in comparison with our home in our unique market. That was one anecdote of many that I could use to describe her uncanny passion for everything real estate. She grilled us on all the specs of the house; heating, windows, insulation, roof etc. She asked a chain of questions, until she really had a feel for the home and its history. Understand, this house was unique in its construction, hence some peculiar heating arrangements, for example, as well as having a very unique history. The home inspector had, as a matter of fact, grown up on the lake and he offered up all kinds of stories involving the house. Small world! This brings me to another great thing about Donna. She can sell! She is great with people and can make people feel at ease, using the right balance of small talk while fielding technical questions, ie. specs, taxes, school district, etc. and entertaining them with colorful lore that went with the history of the house. Every unique home has Stories! Again, with a long and extensive history in this real estate market her instincts are keen and very helpful when reviewing and negotiating offers. Once in contract, Donna is on top of every detail, I mean every detail. I’m pretty obsessive with details but she does not let a ball drop! She knows septic people, pest contractors, surveyors, inspectors the whole cast of characters that come into play when selling a home. She knows many of the attorneys and she is diligent about adhering to the law, especially pertaining to her role in all these transactions. She attends all the inspections and is on top of what is said and promised and provides answers to any concerns. She reports back when the house is seen and stays on top of any interest. In our particular case, she found the buyer and represented us, the sellers, as well. I was very impressed again by her diligent adherence to what the law dictates as proper and just boundaries for a realtor who is representing the interests of both the buyer and the seller. She has an instinctive sense of the right way to go and to see that everyone gets where they need to go. Her instincts and attention to detail are so key to making the real estate transaction run smoothly. Now about the second lake front she sold for us. This property again was unique, but only in construction not in history. It was a 1200 square foot home with a septic limiting occupancy to one bedroom. It also had a very steep driveway, no garage. Everything else was designed and built with exceptional craft and the latest in electric, plumbing, heating, cooling systems. Those qualities were unique in a one bedroom compared to what was being shown in the one bedroom market in our area. . These qualities were going to be offset by the driveway. We were in contract three times before we sold. Very frustrating! However, Donna never stopped pursuing the final sale. She handled every aspect of this sale with the same qualities she had demonstrated in the selling of our first home. Sum it up…. I found that I could trust Donna to act as our agent, handling every aspect of the transaction with excellence. Really rare. Adorg, Sparta & Oak Ridge NJ
    Donna was our selling agent. She was very knowledgeable in the local housing market and provided a sales plan that exceeded our expectations. She kept us fully informed of buyers concerns and helped us to negotiate a fair price for our property. Donna quickly responded to our phone calls and email questions. She stayed with the sale to completion including the inspections and closing process. Doesn't get any better than that! Very happy with the sale and service received. B family, Jefferson Twp NJ
    Donna Staccioli represented us in the sale of our home in Newfoundland, NJ. Having been involved in this process several times we were very careful in selecting an agent. Understanding the current difficult real estate market we were particularly vigilant in our search. After interviewing several people we engaged Donna Staccioli and were most pleased. Mrs. Staccioli is professional, intelligent, and personable, demonstrating a keen knowledge of her business. Her marketing plan was by far superior to the others we consulted and she executed her plan to perfection. Her negotiating skills and knowledge of her competitors made that part of the process productive as well. Because of her expertise we had a signed contract in eleven days and as a bonus received more than the asking price! Mrs. Staccioli’s plan for marketing our home was organized and meticulous. Our remodeled circa 1870 farmhouse was difficult to accurately compare to other area properties. Mrs. Staccioli’s research supporting her pricing suggestions was detailed, thoughtful and contained an intuitive wisdom based on her business training and significant experience. Her use of language and pictures in brochures, print adds and most importantly the MLS and Internet sites demonstrated a trained and careful awareness of effective yet scrupulous marketing techniques. Yes we worked to prepare our home for the market but Mrs. Staccioli’s expertise and effort made our successful sale a reality. Mrs. Staccioli was always available and followed closely the many steps necessary to complete our sale on time and with minimal distraction. She handled the inevitable small bumps in the road with efficiency and a confident business like approach, consequently a transaction which many times becomes contentious and unpleasant was friendly and congenial. Her referral lists for the necessary ancillary professional services needed to sell our home were appreciated and the people we engaged executed their responsibilities expertly. We were pleased to have someone of Mrs. Staccioli’s caliber representing us. Without reservation we can give her our highest recommendation and invite her to include our names on what I’m sure is a long list of affirmative references. Best wishes for Mrs. Staccioli’s continued success. L & P, West Milford NJ
    We highly recommend Donna to anyone. From the time we first interviewed her until we closed on the sale of our home, she guided us thru the entire process. Her professionalism was evident throughout; she told us what we could expect from her and what she expected from us. There were no “surprises.” Her marketing of our home was so effective that we received multiple offers and she successfully sold our home in 7 days. The attorney recommendation she provided worked well for us, as we did use his services. We would not hesitate to use Donna again if the opportunity presents itself. Maine 1902, Jefferson Twp/Oak Ridge NJ
    Donna Staccioli has been amazing from the start of our home search. She was resourceful and listened to our wants and needs when lining up houses for us to view. When it was time to pursue a home, she was continuously in our corner explaining all the steps involved. She was an amazing moderator between us and the sellers. We owe the fact we have a beautiful, warm and welcoming home to Donna and we would highly recommend her to any future homebuyers/sellers. It was a pleasure working with her and if we do ever decide to move, we know who we will be using her as our real-estate representative. A & E, Lake Hopatcong, NJ
    Donna was our listing agent at the time when the housing market was at its worst. She was highly professional throughout the whole process of selling our home. At all times Donna was always looking out for our best interest and never once pressured us into accepting any offers that were unacceptable from a seller’s point of view, unlike some many other Realtors will do just to make a sale. We couldn’t have been anymore blessed with finding someone who is as knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and compassionate about their career as she is. Her attention to details was impeccable and we would highly recommend Donna to anyone looking to buy home without thinking twice. By referring Donna we know that we have put him or her in the best possible hands. SueH, Oak Ridge/Jefferson Twp
    I am SO glad I was lucky enough to have Donna recommended to me during the sale of my fathers home ( placed in nursing home). She was extremely quick & knowledgable . and responded with lightning speed to any questions I had ! .She is extremely professional & personable. when I met her she put me at ease the second she began her interview . Her knowledge weighed heavily in my decision making. IF I ever have the need for a realtor in her area...SHE will be the one I contact ! THANK YOU Donna , for giving me the confidence that you had it all under control ! MNem, Jefferson Twp.NJ
    Donna was an amazing agent. She knew exactly what we were looking for and didn't waste our time with properties that didn't fit our needs. She was very responsive and knowledgeable about the local market and comparable homes. Donna was instrumental in helping us find our perfect home and I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of her services. vwac, Lake Mohawk, NJ
    Donna is absolutely the best of the best with no close second! She has the passion, experience and people skills to get the job done. She sold our home quickly (in a slower market) and made the whole process very smooth and pain-free. She stayed on top of every detail and kept us informed every step of the way and even rolled up her sleeves and helped get the house ready for pics! She's smart, she's fun and she's GOOD! Thank you Donna Jcoop, Lafayette, NJ
    Our experience with Donna started by chance because she was listing a home we were interested in seeing. Her listing had a beautiful website that showed off all of the houses features. The house itself ended up not meeting our needs, but Donna quickly interpretted what our needs were and offered to show us other near by houses. I ended up finding the home that we eventually bought that night browsing online. Donna arranged to show us the house and spent time researching the history of it. We quickly realized this house was the one for us and thought an easy process was ahead of us. As it turns out, the home was a foreclosure and the process ended up taking 5 months. Donna was with us each and every step of the way. And in many cases, she ended up doing the job of the selling agent as well. The bank were not helpful and their agent knew nothing of the house. I can't stress enough that if you are buying a bank owned home how helpful it is to have an agent on your side with experience in dealing with them. She worked on our behalf to broker a deal, provide access to the house for inspections and give recommendations based on years of experience. We ran into problems that included frozen pipes, having many items previously stolen from the home, and it being vacant for years. Through our experience with Donna we now consider her a friend and give our highest recommendation. jjmurt, Lafayette, NJ
    Donna was wonderful to deal with! She sold our home and made the process as smooth as possible. We had listed our home with another agent the year before and had NO showings, not one! When Donna came in she made many suggestions for changes that we needed to make. And after 20 years in our home it needed those changes. She brought in a stager and we went with most of the suggestions. What a difference - we had people looking at the house every week and soon received an acceptable offer. I cannot recommend Donna highly enough. But you need to do your part and listen to her suggestions. robinwalks, Oak Ridge/JeffersonTwp, NJ