We found them to be knowledgeable and professional. They were also readily available and responsive and not at all pushy. They handled the sale of our house and then helped us find and purchase a new home when we were ready. When we discussed certain areas we wanted to look, they were able to provide immediate input on those areas in regards to pricing and resale potential. Donna handled all aspects of the process both buying and selling efficiently while guiding us and keeping us involved in the process since a lot has changed since our last move 22 years ago. Donna also dealt with and got language changed in the onerous paperwork of the relocation company on our purchase. We received personal attention all along the way.
Rick & Carol
"Donna Hermsen and Dan O'Brien are professional, knowledgeable and responsive. We felt that they were willing to devote much time and effort to selling our home, and they were successful. Plus, both of them have great warm and friendly personalities -- which helps to relieve much of the stress associated with home-selling. We were proud to have them represent us in our home sale.
John & Mary Daggett
It's breeze to work with Donna and Dan. They helped us sell our home within 6 weeks of listing within 6-7% of the initial asking price. They were proactive in arranging open houses, helped upgrades and inspector compliance and negotiated deals in our absence. They advertised in most all modern forms of communications and "spreaded the news in the community" very efficiently. I have not hesitation and reservation in recommending them as realtors in the Madison, WI area.
My husband and I relocated from Florida to Wisconsin. As part of my relocation package, Donna Hermsen was assigned to us by my company. We flew to Madison for a long weekend to look for a new home. I was 7 months pregnant, we did not know the city very well and we were in a rush to select a house. Needless to say, we were not expecting a very positive experience. Much to our delight, Donna could not have made our home buying experience any better. We saw almost 50 houses in 3 days. Donna sent us potential houses in our price range weeks before we arrived, she narrowed down the search so that we made the most of the short time we had in Wisconsin and was very prepared by the time she picked us up on the first day. Donna knows the Madison area quite well. She knew where all the schools, parks and shopping areas were and was honest about the houses she felt would not be good for investment purposes. She was flexible and patient as we went through the same houses again and again until we made a decision. She even sat and advised us for hours, with both of our extended families, while we hemmed and hawed over house details. Throughout the entire home-buying process, Donna was our favorite person to work with. She was flexible, honest, friendly and her expertise spanned beyond real estate. She helped us with many other aspects of owning a new home as well. I have recommended Donna to everyone who moved into Madison area. Our relationship continues to this day 7 months after the house was purchased. I am happy to give more details to any potential clients.
Katie & Tim
Donna & Dan worked extremely hard and they never slowed down or let up on showing my home. Donna & Dan go above and beyond when you list your property with them. They advertise your house in every possible publication and they don't let up in listing it continuously. Donna & Dan have open house showings more that any other Realtor, and they are ALWAYS available. Donna & Dan really showed their knowledge, expertise and professionalism when the offer to buy came in. They looked out for my interests and they were creative in drawing up the counter offer. This really impressed me as countering is a risky move but they knew what to do for me and not lose the sale. Donna & Dan are "true blue" and honest. You can trust them with every detail. I would RECOMMEND Donna & Dan for a REALTOR. Especially after my experiences with previous Realtors. They are the ONLY REALTOR. Donna & Dan follow through 100% with everything they say they will and they are committed to representing the interests of their clients. - Morgan Mortensen 608-233-5723