Meet Robin Goelman

Robin comes to the Donna Kerr group with a passion for helping others. She approaches her role with enthusiasm and is described as detail oriented and service driven.  Robin is committed to empowering others through home ownership and believes in delivering superior customer service to every client, every time. Her familiarity with the area and it’s ever changing market enable her to anticipate the needs of her clients, and foresee and address potential obstacles they may face. 

Robin has a specialty designation in Divorce Real Estate giving her a keen understanding of the complexities of buying and selling during a divorce.  Her expertise in this area has made her a savvy negotiator and she prides herself on using her negotiating skills to help buyers and sellers get the best result in a competitive market.  While she is meticulous in her work, clients love working with Robin because she’s personable, responsive, and fun.

Robin is originally from Texas where she credits learning to approach life with both pragmatism and a sense of humor. She attended the University of Texas going on to live in New York and earning her degree in Occupational Therapy. She then moved to Bethesda, and after living and working here for 17 years, she now considers herself an honorary "Washingtonian".   She has three daughters who attend elementary, middle, and high school in Bethesda where she is an avid volunteer. She is passionate about fitness and weekday early mornings you’ll find her teaching exercise classes for Sport and Health in Bethesda, Rockville, and DC.




Jason was a pleasure to work with - from the start, he walked us through the whole process from figuring out what we wanted (and what to expect for our price range) through closing on our new home. Along the way, Jason was patient (we looked at what felt like a lot of houses), responsive, and worked with our schedule. We'd wholeheartedly recommend Jason if you are looking for a home in this area.
Nissim & Ary Chudnoff
Our experience with Lewis is the best experience we have ever had with a realtor, hands down. His local knowledge (Silver Spring, MD and environs) is unparalleled including post-purchase information like lawn care, tree trimming, plumbing - you name the issue, Lewis knows a reputable person/business to take care of it. Lewis' eye for detail is impeccable and he is capable of pointing out pros/cons of a home that you would have never even noticed. With cons, he is quick to suggest any of a number of solutions (with ball park cost) including potential DIY. Lewis is quite personable - I very much enjoyed our "between house" conversations in the car. We didn't negotiate our offer but Lewis did provide a number of suggestions to strengthen our offer which in the end led to acceptance. Lewis efficiently and swiftly guided us through the home buying process (we closed 21 days after our offer was accepted) and he graciously fielded our barrage of questions along the way. We never felt lost along the way or that anything had gone unanswered. We would highly recommend Lewis as a buyer's agent.
amy v uhrin
Mark helped us purchase our house recently and went above and beyond. He was consistently kind, helpful and easily accessible. We lost a house prior to this because of the realtor we had first chosen. We were so disappointed with our original realtor we were beginning to lose hope and had to leave them. Then we met Mark and we can't say enough good things about him. He went to inspections for us, gave us contact info for plumbers and electricians. He was there when we couldn't be. I would definitely recommend Mark and use him again if we have a need in the future. Truly a great guy and realtor. Thanks Mark!
Tracy Sullivan
My husband and I feel so lucky to have had Mark as a realtor when buying our first home. Having never gone through this process, we relied on him to guide us through. He was so helpful and was available to answer our questions whenever we needed him. He was so knowledgeable and honest with us. He has a very supportive, calm, and sweet demeanor that provided a sense of comfort during what could have been a very overwhelming and stressful process. Unlike some of the other professionals in the field that we had to work with and weren't necessarily trustworthy, he was never pushy and always looked out for us. He went above and beyond to meet with our contractors even when we couldn't be there and thoroughly researched all of our questions. We would definitely recommend him!
Ruthanne Sheller
Lewis was great to work with. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to buying a home. He took all our wants/needs (and of course budget) and found houses that worked for us. He worked with our schedule, and was very understanding of the time constraints having a 1 year old tag-along. Lewis helped us pursue the house of our dreams, even after it was taken off the market for repairs. He followed up with not only the listing agent, but also the company that performed the repairs to ensure that we were getting the whole story. We would highly recommend Lewis, and Donna KERR Group Real Estate Services for your next home.
Peter and Jennifer Flood
Lewis recently helped my husband and me purchase a home in Rockville and it was a wonderful experience. He is very familiar with Montgomery County and was able to answer all of our questions. Lewis was responsive to our emails and able to work with our schedules to show us all of the houses we were interested in. We were first time home buyers and he was very patient and helpful as he walked us through the entire process of putting in offers, choosing a mortgage company and a home inspector, and finally closing on our house. We always felt confident that he was giving us good advice and we never felt that he was trying to sell us on something we weren't interested in. Finally, Lewis is a master electrician and generally very knowledgeable about home construction and we found this very helpful as we walked through different houses with him.
Lisa Stevens and Damion Mullins
Profile picture for Donna Kerr Donna Kerr Premier AgentTeam(65 reviews)31 Recent Sales (last 12 months)Contact Write review Share Edit profileBroker Owner (18 years experience)Specialties: Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Consulting, Property Management, StagingWe are a group of real estate professionals passionately committed to making every transaction a thing of beauty in the only eyes that matter...Yours.We take pride in the communities we serve and delight in the satisfaction of our clients. We are serious about getting WOW factor results. We believe in living up to our potential and adding value to every transaction.We embrace technology and set trends in client service standards, marketing and negotiating strategies. We are an alternative to corporate and franchise mentality and provide custom, client specific service plans to meet the goals of every family we work with.We laugh a lot, tease each other, throw parties and events, and build community. We bring people together and care deeply about our relationships to each other and everyone we connect with. We deal in timely, open direct communication.We are creative and constantly innovate solutions to make our service better, more efficient and of a higher quality. Weekly, we educate and coach. Are educated and coached. Dedication, loyalty and teamwork are core values.We work hard, have fun and make things beautiful. We help you do more with less. We know that good enough, isn''''''''''''''''t and that design and staging make all the difference. Our enthusiasm is unparalleled and we believe in a great paint palette as much as a fine glass of wine.We are Realtors, leaders, designers, negotiators, problem solvers, educators, analysts, marketers, photographers, parents, neighbors, friends. We are the Donna KERR Group and we are excited to serve you. Welcome.More Premier Lenders Profile picture for ataymanAllen Tayman (0)(443) 539-4872NMLS# 205638Lender WebsiteListings & Sales For Sale For Rent SoldActive Listings (1)PROPERTY ADDRESS BED / BATH PRICE 9523 Thornhill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901 9523 Thornhill Rd Silver Spring, MD 20901 4 Bed, 3 Bath$599,500View on a mapPast Sales (468 all-time)PROPERTY ADDRESSREPRESENTEDSOLD DATEPRICE 409 Schuyler Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910 409 Schuyler Rd Silver Spring, MD 20910 Seller12/29/2015$580,000 1908 Glen Ross Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910 1908 Glen Ross Rd Silver Spring, MD 20910 Seller12/22/2015$827,500 10406 Brookmoor Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20901 10406 Brookmoor Dr Silver Spring, MD 20901 Seller12/03/2015$615,000 702 Apple Grove Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904 702 Apple Grove Rd Silver Spring, MD 20904 Seller10/26/2015$500,000 714 Firestone Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20905 714 Firestone Dr Silver Spring, MD 20905 Seller10/15/2015$660,0001 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 94Team reviewsShow: Sort by:Highly likely to recommend01/14/2016 - MeawadHMSold a Single Family home in 2015 in Silver Spring, MD.Local knowledge:Process expertise:Responsiveness:Negotiation skills:Donna and her team have done a masterful job marketing and selling my home in Silver Spring. They thought of every detail, recommended the work to be done, negotiated on my behalf and oversaw the contractors, made a show case of the house when skillfully staged it, and did a great job when negotiated the sale contract. In short, Donna and her people are a winning team. What I like the most about them is their responsiveness, friendly greetings and warm welcoming smiles. They all treated me as a family member.I have relocated several times and, as a result, sold and bought several residences and Donna is my favorable R.E. broker.
Hal Meawood
Andrew surpassed all expectations. It is difficult to express how impressed I was working with Andrew. He is a great realtor, with true honesty and concern about everyone involved in the deal. My property was on the market for six months with only one very long-shot offer that, predictably, fell apart. Andrew had an open house and had two offers in week. His knowledge of the neighborhood was solid and his network of contacts were unsurpassed. As part of the post-inspection repairs, he immediately listed out names of high-quality, and well-priced individuals who could make the repairs. His tactful skill with the building management was essential and kept the deal running whenever there was a potential hitch. When the buyer's title company was having difficulty finding an obscure piece of information related to the deed, Andrew made a call to a contact and kept the deal going, all in 15 minutes. What truly set Andrew apart from other realtors is Andrew's integrity and concern for people, which go beyond just a business deal. He never tried to exaggerate or make promises he couldn't keep. His assessments were absolutely on target. During the initial staging, a piece of older office furniture, a desk, was thrown out. As I was carrying a piece of the broken down-desk out to the pick-up site for bulk disposal, Andrew double checked no tacks were sticking out of the pieces of the desk that might stab some of the building's workers. Andrew also did a quick scan of the pick-up site to make sure nothing had fallen loose that may damage another resident's cars' tires. I knew at that moment that if Andrew cared about the building's workers and residents he was solidly trustworthy, and he is. Even before the deal was settled, I had referred his name to a contact of a friend in the hope he could work with Andrew. His business acumen and skillful handling of the deal were matched only by his honesty and character. I cannot recommend him more highly and I wish him the very best in his business endeavors and personal life.
Matthew Gordon
We decided to go with Andrew after he sold another home on our block for over $25k more than the price that our current realtor at that time recommended we list ours. We were not disappointed with our decision to switch to Andrew. Instead of whitewashing our house, the design team at the Kerr group gave us specific recommendations that helped us update and stage the house in a way that resulted in a offer that at one point was even higher than the price we listed the house, and a close we received well beyond what we would have gotten if we had gone with our original realtor. There are other realtors that do great when it comes to the amount of sales each year, but I don't believe that we would have gotten the attention and care from them that we got from going with Andrew and that type of care gave us better results.Beyond money, we were glad we went with Andrew because he is a very professional realtor as well as a genuine guy who we came to trust. We're now in the process of using him to purchase our next home.
Mike and Sara Robins
Donna recently helped us buy the dream home for our family. Donna was incredibly responsive in getting us access to view and tour new properties that came on the market in the area in which we were interested. I am convinced that her quick actions greatly enabled us to get our new home. She was able to show us the property the day it came on the market, and then worked with us that very night (late into the evening I might add) to get an offer submitted on the home on our behalf, which was accepted shortly thereafter.I would recommend Donna wholeheartedly to other prospective buyers. Her positive attitude, willingness to answer any questions and address concerns, and turnaround paperwork quickly is a tremendous asset.We will now actually be using Donna's services as a seller to place our previous home on the market and get it sold.
Keith Day
Such a great experience with Donna and her team. We were under contract on our new house in California and needed to get our home in silver spring under contract ASAP with above market price. We contacted Donna directly expressed our concerns, then she came up with a plan and explained her process. Her design team had a meeting on site came up with some options for staging and some new upgrades.We had the work and staging done, lots of pre sale marketing and had the house on the market in 2 weeks.We had multiple offers after our open house and under contract with in a month:-) we sold the house for above our asking price. And she managed it all with us in California. Sorry but five stars are not enough for the Kerr team.
William Mulclaire
Donna and her team were invaluable to getting our home sold. We had already moved out of state and Donna and her team managed the contractors doing all of upgrades to prepare for the sale. Her designers did a fantastic job staging the home. This resulted directly in a very busy opening weekend and offers immediately following.
Jeff Jones
Donna's awesome team came in and gave great recommendations, helped us with renovations and staged our house and it sold in 3 days! She then helped us buy our new house that we are in love with! Great person to work with! Highly recommend!
Robert & Alician Bratton
Donna is so committed to you. When you are her client, she will not stop until she has sold your house or found you the house f your dreams. She is on it 24/7 and provides you with plenty of options AND helps you understand what you can realistically afford. My wife and 2 kids are in a wonderful home today thanks to Donna and her awesome team.
Jose Dominguez
Donna has put together an amazing team. She is professional, organized, knows everything about the local market and has become a friend. She provided a formal market analysis in a binder that pitched how she’d market my home – I was hooked. She suggested ways to get the most value from my home and was never pushy. She turned over my staging and minor renovations to her incredible design team (thank you Cara!). The design team came up with great ideas, teamed me up with contractors, met contractors at my home, and provided me with competitive bids for each step (saving me a lot of money). At the end of the process, I really didn’t want to sell the house it was so nice. After a few open houses completed coordinated by Donna, the house was sold. I got what I wanted and the new owners have a beautiful home. I strongly recommend you contact Donna Kerr if you’re selling (or buying) a home in her area.
Gary Natch
We sold our home with Donna's help in 6 days. She's an expert in our neighborhood and very good at staging to make the biggest impact. The marketing materials were also done very well. The entire team was very pleasant to work with.
Kelly Kane
Donna helped us buy one and sell one home in Silver Spring. We entered into a contract on a new home before we even had ours on the market. So getting our existing home sold quickly was imperative. After buying our new home Donna and her team sprang into action and helped us get our house ready to get listed. Donna and her talented team had our house staged, photographed, marketing copy written and listed online in all the right places in a few short days. We had incredible response to the online listing and the house was very ‘busy’ and was under contract at a well-priced, but aggressive price in two days. Our advice to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home in the Silver Spring area would be to contact Donna, hire Donna to work with you, listen to Donna, then do as she says and then prepare to have lots of action on your house. Keep calm and listen to Donna is now our new mantra. Thanks for everything Donna—you and your team were amazing and the results speak for themselves!
Lynn Margiotta
We had an excellent experience selling our house with Donna Kerr. It was a smooth, organized, and well-executed process. Donna and her team, particularly her designer Jen, made recommendations to improve the decor prior to marketing the house that made it more appealing. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Donna's group to anyone looking to sell.
Richard and Joanne
Donna and her team were absolutely amazing through the entire buying process. Donna helped us narrow down our choices, which seemed like an impossible task at first. Everyone was very personable and helpful. 5 outta 5 stars all around!
Samantha Jones
Donna was excellent as our realtor when we recently sold our house. She guided us the entire time, making sure the process was smooth. Her office did all the landscaping, painting, and staging for the house, and it showed very well. The house ultimately got an offer within two weeks and closed at 5 weeks, which I think is pretty fast!
Jason Schafer
Donna and her team did an excellent job, from start to finish, with selling our house. She has very good advice and knows our neighborhood and the market very well. Our designer Jen Clark staged our house and supervised some sprucing up of the house and yard and did such a great job that we had an offer after only 3 days on the market!
Pam Anthony
We signed with Donna Kerr to sell our home in Silver Spring, MD. We chose to sign with Donna because of her obvious knowledge of the local real estate market and her impressive marketing approach (her marketing materials truly set the bar). Cara, an interior designer on Donna’s team, was immensely helpful in suggesting how to best prepare our home for photos and planned open houses. Little did we know that staging was provided at no cost to us for areas of our home that weren’t suitably furnished or arranged. Donna listened to our objectives for selling and did not push us to list at specific price. And, her team was always courteous in scheduling activities like showings, inspections, etc. around the schedule of our 7-month-old son and his sleep schedule. Ultimately, Donna and her team helped sell our house after three weeks on the market and we are extremely pleased with the outcome. Do not hesitate in considering the Donna Kerr Group for your real estate needs.
Ryan Wild
Donna and her team did a great job selling our house. They worked with our schedule, staged our house beautifully, created a comprehensive marketing package, and provided invaluable assistance working through the negotiations with our buyer. We would recommend Donna Kerr to anyone looking to sell.
Andrew Benson
As my sales agent Donna was extremely helpful. She ensured we were able to sell the home at what I wanted in a softer market. My sale was not easy given external factors but Donna was able to deal with these situations very professionally. I would use her company to buy or sell property again,
Glenn Thomas
The work of Donna’s team was remarkable. They knew exactly what to do to increase the value of my house through selective renovation, including building an entirely new kitchen. Their highly effective use of internet marketing, spectacular photographs, and a compelling brochure sold the house in 9 days for $45,000 above list price! Jenny, Lewis, Jen and Donna were a pleasure to work with and kept in touch on a daily basis. In addition, they managed all the contractors who did the renovation work. This is an awesome team and I recommend them highly. I have attached a photo which is fairly low resolution. Let me know if you need a higher res version.
Norman Dean
Jeff Reese from the Donna Kerr group exceeded all of my service expectations. Jeff was available, prompt, and—most importantly to me—kept me updated on every detail of my home sale throughout the process. He made selling my home while I was out of state easier than I imagined it could be. The Pure Energy staging team helped transform my home from what I considered to be a ‘dog’ into something that sold for higher than asking price within hours of being on the market. I am a military physician and Jeff is the ideal agent for physicians and military service members because of his ability to surpass even the most demanding expectations. Jeff Reese and the Donna Kerr Group truly offer concierge-level real estate services and I give them my highest recommendation.
David Humphrey
Donna Kerr and her staff are enthusiastic, intelligent, always helpful, and never give up. My house was not selling and she gave me a plan of action which we followed to the letter with the least amount of effort on my part. Her staff secured outstanding renovation proposals, oversaw the construction and the quality, and handled all aspects of appliance procurement and installation. My house was beautiful when finished - I would have bought it if I could! She topped it off by staging it so it looked even better, took professional photos, and then had superb real estate experts show the house. They gave me periodic updates and feedback - all along keeping my hopes up for a fair price. Donna and her staff are truly the best real estate professionals I have ever worked with and I have bought and sold many houses in the past 30 years (former military!)
Walter Ennaco
When we bought our home eight years ago, Donna Kerr was the seller’s agent. We had such a good time working with her back then that when we had outgrown our first home, and were ready to buy a new one, working with Donna was the clear choice. We loved our home, but we also knew that our small and outdated kitchen was going to pose a problem for getting it sold. Jen Clark, one of the designers working with Donna helped us clear that hurdle by designing and overseeing a kitchen renovation that turned our biggest negative into our best selling point. In addition to the kitchen reno, Jen helped us come up with a plan for decluttering and she staged our home beautifully, and thoughtfully – taking into consideration that we were still living, and working, in the home with two small children. They didn’t stop there. Donna aggressively marketed our home and we had an offer and a contract in under two weeks. Now we’re looking for a new home and Donna’s expertise and knowledge of the area has been invaluable. She’s taken the time to get to know us, and we feel like she has a solid understanding of what we’re looking for in a home and a community. She’s even helped us look at houses that aren’t on the market yet. And when it came time to put in an offer, Donna helped us put together an offer that was within our budget but still beat out two other offers. As an added bonus, Donna has even helped keep an eye on our kids when we’ve needed to bring them with us to look at homes. Part therapist, part designer, part friend, part babysitter, and more: Donna and her team have been fantastic. We often feel like we’re her only clients even though we know we aren’t. Selling and buying a home is stressful, but Donna, and everyone on her team, has helped make the process run as smoothly as possible. If we need to move again, Donna will be the first call we make.
Ruth Martin
I have sold 7 houses in 5 different states over the last 35 years. This was the fastest sale of them all, probably because of the painting, tiling and cleaning that Donna had me do before the house went on the market. This was also the first house that I have had staged and that probably made a difference as well. There were a few bumps with the home inspection and related negotiations, but Donna was patient and helpful all the way. The pictures Donna took of the staged house were beautiful and she did a great job with marketing too.
Jane Getchell
I had a great experience working with Donna Kerr. She helped me sell my house faster than I could have asked for. Her staging experience is what really set the house over the edge. I really enjoyed working with someone with her expertise.
Mark Hishmeh
Our experience with Jeff Reese, agent for the Donna Kerr's Group, was the best it could have been, far exceeding our expectations. Jeff began his campaign to sell our house the minute we hired him and didn't stop until the house was sold. Jeff used energetic marketing techniques that our previous realtor did not possess. His positive outlook and ability to guide us thru the process eased our anxiety. Within 4 days and one open house, Jeff brought us 4 offers for our home. We were able to sell at full price and are extremely grateful to him for his service and friendship.
Lindy Burnett
Jeffrey Reese recently my home at 10713 Glenhaven Drive in Silver Spring, MD. It was a pleasure working with someone so knowledgeable and professional. The home sold within a week due to Jeffrey and his assistant Jennifer Clarks dedication and experience. I would highly recommend him and the entire Donna Kerr Group.
Mark Hishmeh
Lewis was excellent! He always responded to us almost immediately, even on weekends and when he was sick! He knew the area really well and had very helpful insights about home construction as we walked through homes. He was also just friendly and never pressured us. His knowledge and patience made working with him very enjoyable
Clarissa Kornell
Lewis gave us excellent advice regarding preparing our house for the market and pricing. We were under contract at full price within 6 days of going on market. He also was a great buyer's agent. With his guidance, we were able to put in a successful bid in a multi-bid situation. He was at all times pleasant, knowledgeable, professional, and responsive.
Christine Wellons
Andrew Eisel was a pleasure to work with and I recommend him. He is knowledgeable, responsive, was always able to answer my questions about the process, and kept me updated. Andrew did a great job helping me get the condominium ready to put on the market and took care of many of the details, including staging.
Scott Shoreman
Andrew offers the patience that you want; the professionalism that you expect; the expertise that you need; and an unmatched personal authenticity that make him a pleasure to work with. Many agents are technically competent and knowledgeable about the communities they work in, but Andrew stands out for his integrity and his willingness to “go the extra mile” for his clients. I unconditionally recommend him to anyone seeking to purchase or sell a home.
Andrew Sommers
I can’t say enough about the Donna Kerr team. Donna and each one of her team were very professional and pleasant to work with. The web presentation was excellent, as well as the brochures. I appreciated the fact that I never felt pressured to consider an offer that didn’t have solid potential.
Marcella Davis
I had a most positive experience with Jenny Dodd and the Donna Kerr Group.I told Jenny I was in a hurry to sell my house, and she sold it in twodays for list price! I attribute the quick sale to Jenny's hard work.She swiftly created a comprehensive marketing plan, staged my home,and scheduled an open house.Jenny was available and responsive to not only me, but also to thebuyer's agent. The entire process could not have gone any better.
Kim Wyatt
Donna is a fantastic Realtor and I really enjoyed working with her. We had a very aggressive schedule and time line which did make for some challenges but everything was handled with professionalism and flexibility. She was able to sell my house well above listing price before it went on the market.I’d say that is a job well done!
Jennifer Deng
Lewis made our house search fun AND educational. A huge plus in working with Lewis is his knowledge of home construction, inside and out. We were primarily looking at older homes and he would routinely point out positive and (potentially) negative aspects of the houses we looked at. He could also estimate on the fly what it would cost to do certain repairs or renovations. We had a great time looking at houses and when we found one we wanted to buy, he helped us put together a winning offer (in a multiple offer situation) and resolve any issues prior to closing. His attention to detail is also superlative, which is exactly what you need in someone drafting a contract for the largest purchase of your life.
The Freedman/Pollack Family
Lewis always responded to my questions and concerns within about an hour or less and was always cheerful and upbeat with ideas and fall back positions so that I am now in a house that I am crazy about and have already made friends with the great neighbors and am invited to be in the pool club and so on.. thanks to Lewis finding me the house, the financing and the energy to make it happen. He is a great real estate agent.
Margaret Harris
I cannot describe how helpful Lewis was. We met Lewis when he was showing us a house and could tell immediately that this was the guy we wanted to work with. Lewis immediately made us feel at ease and told us what we needed to do. He walked us through the whole process, easing our anxiety along the way. Even through there were multiple offers on the table when we put in our offer, due to his ability to send the sellers a wonderfully crafted letter, we won and closed on our dream house. Lewis answered all and every one of our questions that we had during the process, no matter how big or small the question was and he responded quickly. He kept us focused during the home buying process, but never overwhelmed. I would highly recommend Lewis to any one who is looking to purchase a house. Lewis is truly a real down to earth guy who still has the best interest of his clients in mind and truly wants to help you find your prefect house. In the cutthroat world of real estate a guy like Lewis is very rare
Sara and Nicole Vitelli
We would definitely use Donna again.. in a heart-beat! The staging was masterful, the advice and guidance was not only on-point but also calming. We listed our house during a tougher time-of-year, but she did an awesome job and we are thrilled with the result. She is really impressive! She even performed project management services with regard to work that we needed to get done to list the house. Her firm is truly full-service! Truly an amazing value.
Kenneth and Jasmine Fuller
We were pretty strapped for cash and didn't have a lot to throw at fixing up the house. Donna and her designer Jenn were able to help us really make the most of a tight budget. They were also masters at helping to eliminate sentiment and emotion from the process, keeping our eyes on the goal, which was to attract a buyer. I really enjoyed working with Jenn and the house looked amazing when she was done with it. The marketing of the house was superb. I felt very confident in Donna's ability to negotiate on our behalf. I felt like she really listened to our concerns. There were times when I wanted to push an issue and I felt heard and respected as she talked me down, and confident that she understood me and would relay my concerns in a constructive way to the buyer. This was key, since we were selling the house from 1500 miles away. Donna was very good at weathering the occasional emotional outburst and calming our frustrations. Days before closing, we had a major flood in the house. Disaster! Donna kept everyone calm, got professionals in to do the work, and ultimately everything still went through. Donna calmed ruffled feathers, eased our minds and coordinated a not-small population of contractors through our home. She earned every dollar she made on that sale and kept all of our senses of humor intact. She closed on our house in what felt to us to be record time, at a price we were comfortable with. I would certainly work with her again in a heartbeat.
Kimberley Kissoyan
My wife and I interviewed Donna after we received several mailings about other homes she had recently sold in our neighborhood. Donna arrived with a very organized and creative plan to give us the best market penetration in a short period of time. By the end of the evening I knew that Donna was genuine and sincere, and was exactly the kind of agent we were looking for.
Mark Sorrentino
Donna and the rest of the Pure Energy Team were outstanding in every step of the sale of the house in Silver Spring. She provided solid insight into the market and a clear assessment of how our house was positioned in the marketplace. We were prepared to upgrade the house in order to increase its marketability and this is where her team excelled. They offered their recommendations on upgrading an out-dated kitchen, refinishing the basement and installing new windows among other things. And while they acted as the general contractor on all this work while we were working overseas, her team communicated with us so frequently and that we may as well have been a few miles away. Ultimately, Donna and her team did such a fine job on the renovations and the staging of the house we were a bit reluctant to sell. Ultimately, we got what we wanted for the house and had multiple offers after the first showing. We wouldn't hesitate to work with Donna again
Chris Baumgarten and Luis Rivera
I used Donna to sell my house and also purchase my new residence. The entire process was hassle free. From the moment I met her, Donna demonstrated that she is energetic and a hard worker. She does not avoid difficult negotiation issues nor does she place any burdens on her clients.
Ann Davidson
Donna and her team of designers did an excellent job with my sale. The design recommendations made the house pop and they were fast and courteous. Quick time to a full price offer, even during the government shutdown!
Brad Gentner
As first-time home sellers, we were unsure of all of the intricacies of the real estate market and sales process. Your advice to us was always sound and logical. We have used other Realtors, both in Maryland and in other parts of the country, and none come close to providing the expertise and service you provided
Sarah Case
I interviewed several agents when I decided to sell my Silver Spring home. I was most impressed by Donna Kerr's knowledge of the real estate transactions in the Silver Spring area. This knowledge included the original asking prices, actual selling prices, seller concessions, comparisons of the properties that had already been sold and she was also extremely up-to-date on any active listings in the area. This impressive knowledge of the market plus her boundless energy and enthusiasm made choosing Donna Kerr an easy task. I was also very impressed by her team of decorators. Their expert advice on making my home show at it's absolute best turned my very nice house into something spectacular. I ran into other agents during the time my house was on the market and, unaware that they were talking about my house, they raved about what a great house it was, how well it showed and how well priced it was. Because of the Pure Energy team advice, in this difficult market, my house sold in only 20 days while other properties in the area languished. In fact, I received not only one offer but two! I would recommend, without any reservations, Donna Kerr and her Pure Energy Team
Jean Peretta
My wife and I have utilized Donna's expertise twice, when we hired her to stage and sell both of our parents' homes. They each sold quickly and effortlessly during a time when the market was not strong. Recently we contacted Donna for her advice and the name of an agent in Ocean City, MD when we decided to sell a family vacation home. After contacting the agent she recommended, that property sold in one week. Her professionalism and knowledge of the industry is not only concentrated in the area she services but also throughout the state
Mike and Robin Grossnickle
I rate Donna Kerr's work selling my house as 5 star with no reservation. Donna has a keen eye for value and earned my business when she met me at the property and after a short tour of the property summarized the work to prep the house for sale that mirrored my own list. The house was in a good location and well-built but showed poorly after several years as a rental. Donna assembled a team including a designer, Cara Hunt, who works with Donna's firm, and a reliable prime contractor who gave a reasonable bid. Work started immediately. Donna was always available for questions and updates and I began to hear positive comments from the neighbors on the appearance of the house. Extensive work was completed quickly on time and on budget, including new oak floors, complete new kitchen, updating the bathrooms, cleaning and painting everything inside and out and minor landscaping. The house was transformed from dowdy to move in ready, showed beautifully and we had a full price contract the first day the house was listed. Donna is a pleasure to work with and her team exceeded my expectations in every respect. Donna provides an exceptional level of service. I made a good return on my investment, Donna made money on the increased sale price and the buyers were pleased with the purchase price and condition of their new home. It does not get any better. I have no reservation about giving Donna the highest recommendation. If you have a house to sell you should give Donna a call
Greg Burge
Donna and her team are an amazing group. They carried out the sale of our property in a highly professional manner. Donna has the knowledge and know how to get the property sold at the right price and time. I highly recommend Donna and her team!
Francesca Blythe
Donna Kerr has set up a fabulous team of herself, a designer and a close working relationship with a construction firm to make the optimum improvements to my 31-year-old home at the lowest possible cost. She did it quickly, with little effort on my part. The results were that I got lots of interest and sold at more than the asking price in a short time. I was delighted with all of this!
Gail Bentkover
I wanted to sell my house very quickly and for the most amount of money. Donna was patient with me at the outset while I was having work done, and when I was ready to put it on the market she and her stylist helped to stage it. They also gave me names of people to help inside and out and do yard work and housecleaning that I thought were reasonably priced. My house had a contract for full price within a week. I am completely satisfied with Donna Kerr and her staff, and would recommend her to anyone.
Rebecca Kjos
Donna helped us sell our house and buy a fabulous new house. We were really worried that we would be without a home in the process. She promised we would not be homeless, and kept her word! Then at the negotiating table with a tough seller she was with us all the way. I really appreciated her attention to detail and the personal approach
Andrew Catanzaro
Andrew is a tremendous agent. Before making the decision to rent a home, he educated my wife and myself on the best option for us - whether it was buying or renting. During this process and throughout the whole process, Andrew was totally focused on what was best for us, his client. Andrew was incredibly thorough in his process of identifying the best option and then finding the perfect house to fit our needs. During the walk-through, he noticed things that I would not even think to ask about. His knowledge of homes is second to none. He took out all the stress related to the process and checked in many times after we had settled to make sure things were still going smoothly. If I am ever in the market for a home in the DC metro area, the only Realtor I would consider is Andrew.
Benjamin and Paris Freedman
We have worked with Mr. Eisel for two investment purchases, each involving complex issues. While Andrew's expertise is in Real Estate and not the legal and process issues that came up, he was always on top of things, saw to it that what needed doing got done, kept us well-informed, and looked after our interests. His level of commitment is something you almost don't expect to find in today's precarious real estate markets. He treats you not just as a customer, but as a friend. If you're looking for a Realtor whom you can trust implicitly and rely on to take care of you throughout the process, he's your guy.
The Schecter Family
Andrew has helped me sell two properties in the last 10 years, both transactions went smoothly and I got my asking price. He pays attention to detail. He has a wealth of real estate knowledge and I trust his judgement. I would definitely use his services again and I always recommend him to friends and colleagues.
Pascale Maslin
I was a first time buyer and Andrew took me through the process step-by-step. We discussed what I was looking for and from that we built searches for condo's in the area. Andrew was very flexible in finding time to come with me to look at properties. Overall the experience was low-pressure and I was able to find a great place for a great price. I would recommend Andrew to anyone looking for property in the Silver Spring area.
Kurt Ricketts
We wholeheartedly agree with the previous reviewers regarding Andrew. We actually met him for the first time in 2012 at an open house where he was representing a seller. We found him to be personable, knowledgeable, and that he answered all of our questions in great detail. Because we liked his calm demeanor and his experience, when we were ready to buy a home and needed an agent, we turned to Andrew. He was extremely patient in answering any questions that we had as first-time home buyers, as well as educating and guiding us throughout this process. Equally important, Andrew had a great sense for the right strategy needed to do the deal. We cannot thank Andrew enough for his help and the great job that he did to get us the house. We highly recommend Andrew and would use him again.
Carl Garrett
The Donna Kerr Group have very professional and dedicated people that know how to make the home buying/selling process easier. When Donna Kerr helped us sell our home in 2009, we turned to her again when time came to sell our coop. Given that the property was in Maryland and our current residence is in South Carolina, they were able to handle and schedule any needed repairs, sprucing up, and removal of furniture that we were unable to handle. We were kept informed about all showings, contracts and resulting settlement processes. Their design team did a wonderful job showing off the property with a clean contemporary look and feel. Because of their dedication, the property sold the same week of the open house. We would highly recommend the Donna Kerr Group to anyone in the market to buy or sell a home, condo, or coop. They are the best.
Darrilyn and Joe Matsuki
We have used Donna and her company several times in the past. When we decided it was time to put our house on the market, we knew that we would get top notch service and professionalism from Donna and her team. Donna kept us continually appraised of any information and we believe her and her team did everything possible to sell our house. Our closing is not for a couple of weeks but we do not expect any problems to arise between now and then.
Nick and Cathy Mitrano