Marie Donovan

27 years of work experience
Ashland Homes Real Estate, INC
150 E. Main Street
Ashland, OR, 97520
(541) 210-9238

Ratings & reviews (25)

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Highly likely to recommend
08/17/2015
pipsqeak33
Helped me buy home
Marie made the stressful experience of buying a home less stressful. She answered ALL of our questions thoroughly and responded promptly to our emails. She was always available when we wanted to look at a property, and then, wanted to look again. She shared her vast Ashland knowledge with us which we really appreciated, since we are new to the area. We enjoyed working with Marie and hope to again in the future!
Highly likely to recommend
08/25/2015
konachildbirth
Helped me buy home
Marie was more amazing than can be put into words. She was graceful and compassionate, and helped us feel truly supported. She represented no agenda other than making sure we were clear and happy with the process and final home purchase. She authentically and actively listened to our priorities and desires, and helped us navigate through this huge family decision. She even worked on her days off when she knew she had found our dream home. We cannot say enough good things about her. We wish she was our family and friend to continue to spend time with her and learn from her; a sage and composed advocate. We are so happy in our new home we feel giddy each and every day. Marie helped us find an absolutely perfect home for our family- more perfect than we could have found on our own for sure. We give the absolute highest recommendation for Marie as a realtor, advocate, sounding board and friend. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/14/2015
bigbaytie
Listed and sold a home
Marie is the most professional and experienced broker working in the Rogue Valley and it shows. Throughout the years she has helped me and my family buy and sell many properties, and we are a picky group. Marie understands the nuances of our area, and knows the other brokers well. Because of this she is able to make the most of each property weather that be a purchase of sale. If you are looking for a hard working, professional and most of all friendly person to work with look no further.
Highly likely to recommend
07/31/2015
jaxrx4
Helped me buy home
Marie was excellent in all aspects. She understood what we wanted and showed us properties that were right in line. Also, she accepted our proposal of compensation as a buyer's agent. All parties, I believe, were quite satisfied. We now count Marie as one of our good friends in Ashland. -Jack & Ann
Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2015
jmontesi77
Helped me buy home
Marie was fantastic every step of the way and helped us find our dream home! She was extremely knowledgeable of local real estate and what would fit our needs
Highly likely to recommend
01/09/2015
user7883294
Helped me buy home
When we decided to move to Ashland (where we knew no one) from out of state, we knew we wanted a realtor that was knowledgeable about the area because we certainly weren't. We chose Marie because she had excellent reviews and were so pleased to find that she exceeded our expectations. She gave us great insight when it came to different neighborhoods, school districts, healthcare and everything else you need to know when moving someplace new. She was extremely patient with us as we set out on our quest for "the one" (sometimes even with kids in tow), and at times I felt like she knew what our family needed in a property before we knew ourselves. My husband and I have purchased multiple houses in multiple states and Marie made this the most pleasant experience of them all. She was always kind, professional, and prompt in addressing all of our questions and concerns. We've been settled in our new house for 2 months now and Marie continues to make sure the transition into our new home and community is a pleasant one. It's a rare thing to walk away from a house purchase feeling like everything clicked, yet we're thrilled with where we've ended up and absolutely have Marie to thank. Less ... More
Response fromMarie Donovan
You were all an absolute pleasure to work with. Thank you so much for this great review!
Highly likely to recommend
01/07/2015
norton3721
Listed and sold a home
We are so gratful for Marie's knowledge of the town and the houses available for sale. Her experience made our job of finding a home so easy. She is invaluable with her experience.
Response fromMarie Donovan
You are such a great addition to Ashland! Thank you!
Highly likely to recommend
12/02/2014
tolbrich8
Listed and sold a home
Marie's experience with the Ashland/Southern Oregon market was the reason our house sold. She combined her research and decades of experience to help us set the price and gauge the timing of the local market. She helped us accomplish the sale of our home on the schedule we hoped for. AND she is extremely easy to work with - very professional and very relaxed and friendly at the same time. We highly recommend anyone selling or buying a home in the area to work with Marie!
Highly likely to recommend
11/21/2014
lem gibbs
Listed and sold a home
It was a pleasure to work with Marie. At every turn I found her knowledge and experience available to all my questions. She provided up to date information on my listing, and responded quickly to any inquiries.
Response fromMarie Donovan
The pleasure was all mine. Thank you!!!
Highly likely to recommend
10/11/2014
user25887819
Helped me buy home
Marie is fantastic at what she does. Smart, experienced, knowledgeable, well-respected and knows EVERYONE in town. As first time homebuyers, we were extremely fortunate to have Marie as our guide in the process. We came to Ashland on a blitz tour of homes over 2 days. She was efficient, caring, superb at listening and helped us find just the right place. When we had trouble with getting a loan, she knew who to talk to and it all worked out. All of this would have been enough for us. However, Marie's best work started after we moved in. She bent over backward to ensure that everything in the house was set up right from the sprinklers to appliances. She even helped us get started in meeting new friends in the community. We really could go on and on. Simply put, she is the best. Less ... More
Response fromMarie Donovan
I truly appreciate your thoughtful comments! You were all so much fun to work with and I can say with confidence, Ashland is very fortunate to have you here!
Highly likely to recommend
10/10/2014
spelman6
Listed and sold a home
Over the past 12 years, Marie Donovan has helped us sell two homes and purchase one. Aside from the fact that working with her is a pleasure, her expertise was invaluable to us. We followed her advice for prrparing our home for the most recent sale and were delighted when it sold in fewer than 18 hours. Marie also made the post-sale experience very easy for us. We would recommend her highly without reservation.
Response fromMarie Donovan
Thank you so much for the wonderful comments! I wish you both many happy times in your new surroundings!
Highly likely to recommend
08/13/2014
dlevin419
Helped me buy home
Marie is a fantastic realtor. She helped us buy an amazing house even when the market had low inventory for what we wanted. She helped us get through a challenging negotiation, was responsive and helpful throughout the process and gave us good council and advice. She is very knowledgeable about the local market and the process in general. We highly recommend her!
Highly likely to recommend
07/31/2014
mattb0
Helped me buy home
Marie is great, what more could I say? I have worked with her several times, and each time she is prompt, informative, and helpful. Marie is great at understanding what the client is looking for and not wasting their time. She is also not afraid to let you know if she sees it differently, or has a different opinion. Real estate can get emotional, and having someone who is objective is great to keep you realistic. Highly recommend working with Marie.
Response fromMarie Donovan
Thank you for the wonderful review, I truly appreciate it! You were an absolute pleasure to work with. Wishing you and your dear family exceptionally happy times in your beautiful new home.
Highly likely to recommend
10/31/2013
JamesWalker25
Helped me buy home
Marie was an absolute dream to work with. She was incredibly patient with us and helped us find our dream home. Her extensive knowedge of the area, local builders and detailed market rates coupled with her negotiation and diplomacy skills made purchasing a home in Southern Oregon smooth and painless. Not only will I recommend her to anyone looking to purchase in Ashland / Medford but I plan on working with her on any future real estate transactions I might have in the future.
Response fromMarie Donovan
Thank you for this generous review! You were a complete joy to work with and a welcome addition to this community!
Highly likely to recommend
10/31/2013
user3433319
Helped me buy home
We were told by long-time Ashland friends that Marie was the best agent in town and they were so right. Marie listened to the type of home and property we wanted and found the absolutely perfect place for us. Thanks to her, we got in first, made an offer which was accepted, and are now the happy owners of a beautiful home. We would recommend Marie unreservedly.
Response fromMarie Donovan
Many thanks for this thoughtful review! It's so wonderful to see you enjoying your new place; it's the best compliment there is!
Highly likely to recommend
10/30/2013
m5889
Listed and sold a home
I highly recommend Marie Donovan to anyone considering buying or selling their home. The combination of her professionalism, experience, and warmth is unparalleled in Ashland. When I decided to list my home, I met with several top brokers before selecting Marie, and from our first meeting through the time my house sold and closed (30 days!), I was delighted with her service. Marie understands the difference between listing a home and selling a home. She brought her vast experience to the table at each stage of the process: the initial consultation regarding pricing and comps, professional marketing/photos, multiple offer negotiations, and she provided peace of mind when I needed it - closing the transaction on a tight timeline. If you want to work with a true professional and a wonderful person, call Marie Donovan. Less ... More
Response fromMarie Donovan
Margaret, Thank you for this incredible review! Your beautiful home was an amazing reflection of you? centered, peaceful and welcoming. It was my sincere pleasure to work with you! With my gratitude & appreciation, Marie
Highly likely to recommend
04/05/2013
user73348958
Helped me buy home
Working with Marie to find and purchase our dream home in Ashland was a pleasure from start to finish! Not only is she professional, responsive and very knowledgeable about the local market but she was a joy to work with. She went out of her way to make sure we saw all that the market had to offer before we picked our home, guided us smoothly through making an offer and was aggressively our advocate/ liaison with getting through the closing process. Plus, after the deal was done, she went out of her way to help us find local resources like Internet, etc. We cannot recommend her highly enough! Thank you, Marie! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/29/2012
DavenDeb174
Helped me buy and sell homes
Marie adeptly navigated her buyer of our property through some very treacherous banking issues that were only resolved at the last minute. Through the ENTIRE process Marie was professional, calm and very helpful to us, as we had chosen to list our property with a limited services realtor and our knowledge of some of the requirements was minimal. Because of her evident professionalism, we also asked her to help us purchase our next property as well. Her level of enthusiasm and real estate acumen was apparent through both of these transactions. We are now in our "FOREVER HOME" and won't need Marie's professional help again, but because of her involvement with us, we now consider Marie Donovan a personal friend. My husband and I would DEFINITELY recommend her as a listing/buying/selling professional. Less ... More
Response fromMarie Donovan
Dave and Deb, I truly appreciated your patience, cooperation and communication throughout the entire sale; it was a pleasure working with you! Thank you so much for this thoughtful recommendation!
Highly likely to recommend
03/05/2012
user80293
Helped me buy home
With Marie Donovan's help, we moved from out of state to our home in Ashland, Oregon. Marie came highly recommended and she lived up to her reputation. She is extremely knowledgable in the Ashland market and highly competent in the real estate process; she was very sensitive to our needs and a pleasure to work with. She is someone you can trust. Marie guided us in finding our lovely home in the perfect location. We felt that she actually wanted us to find the home that was best for us. We look back on our buying experience with her as very positive. Our home is all that she promised it would be. Without reservation, we highly recommend Marie. Michael and Susan Less ... More
Response fromMarie Donovan
Thank you Michael and Susan for this great review! You were so pleasant to work with; you made my job easy. What a wonderful addition you are to this community!
Highly likely to recommend
02/29/2012
user33346
Listed and sold a home
Marie Donovan is, hands down, the best realtor we've ever engaged. This, from a couple who have, because of the demands of career, bought or sold 8 times in our lifetime. She is honest and realistic, with integrity plus, and by the time she helped us sell our home in Ashland, OR, became a personal friend for life. What my wife and I respected so much about Marie was her personal interest in our sale. She did not sugarcoat the market but she helped us work for the best possible price when we made a sound decision on the price point. Her counsel during the negotiation was shrewd and honorable. Marie Donovan is the epitome of what a realtor should be. Les AuCoin US Congressman (ret) Oregon Less ... More
Response fromMarie Donovan
It?s was such a treat getting to know the two of you; being able to work with you was just an added bonus! It would be impossible to fully describe the smile on my face when I read this review. I am so appreciative; you have my most sincere thank you!
Highly likely to recommend
02/28/2012
user3950511
Helped me buy home
Marie has helped me buy/sell a home three different times in the last 10 years. I appreciate Marie's knowledge of the local housing market and her understanding of what it takes to close deals. She is kind and personable and knows how to be assertive without being pushy. I have been impressed with Marie's ability to sell homes in both good markets and in poor markets. Her work ethic and dedication combined with her caring personality make Marie an excellent choice for a real estate professional. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/26/2012
user885196
Helped me buy and sell homes
Marie was wonderful!! She helped me to sell 2 houses and buy 1 over a several year time period. Her advice on how to get a home ready to sell was spot on: I house sold just as it listed and another sold in 3 months in a very tight market. She was supportive, honest and provided important advice as well as perspective. I had nothing but the highest regard for her in all my interactions. When I was looking to buy a house, she was very responsive to my time frame, helped me process the options and truly "had my back" in all ways. This was done at the same time she was professional and fair to all parties. I would recommend her to anyone!! Linda Less ... More
Response fromMarie Donovan
Linda, Assisting you through your purchase and sales was my absolute pleasure! Thank you so much for your kind remarks.
Highly likely to recommend
02/24/2012
user76027
Helped me buy and sell homes
I have worked with many different kinds of professionals, including--a long time ago but never again--other realtors. Marie Donovan is simply the best. She has assisted me with my last five transactions, and her work was invaluable, saving many tens of thousands of dollars, perhaps more. She helped me think through hard decisions, prioritize competing factors and identify even the most subtle pros and cons of different choices. Her big picture view of things is complemented by her extraordinary attention to detail and impeccability of work. Her perceptiveness and wisdom is delivered in the most graceful and pleasant manner. She seems savvy about everything there is to know regarding real estate and her customer service goes way beyond anything I've ever seen. I usually don't "gush" when providing a recommendation. It's just that Marie Donovan is SO terrific, anything less than the above would not sufficiently represent my respect and gratitude for her work. Less ... More
Response fromMarie Donovan
I feel so much gratitude... not only for this fabulous review, but the incredible sense of joy I receive every time I work with someone like you! Thank you.
Highly likely to recommend
02/24/2012
Ken Ogden AIA
Listed and sold a home
I have known Marie now for 18 years, she has sucessfully represented me with the real estate transactions of two of my homes. I have served with her on the Board of Directors at the Ashland YMCA and we are both members of the Ashland Rotary Club. I respect and appreciate Marie's professionalism and most important, she has become a personal friend. Her knowledge of the nuances,personality and value of the local community is outstanding. I would not hesitate to use Marie again and would endorse her abilities to anyone considering her services. Less ... More
Response fromMarie Donovan
Ken Thank you so much for this supportive and generous review! I truly enjoyed assisting you and absolutely cherish the friendship we established in the process.
Highly likely to recommend
02/21/2012
user435844
Listed and sold a home
Marie has helped me to buy two properties in Ashland and also to sell one of those properties. The rating I give her above is absolutely accurate. She is the best, most knowledgable real estate agent I have ever dealt with in Oregon, California, or New York.
Response fromMarie Donovan
Thank you for this gracious and supportive review! I am honored and very appreciative. Looking forward to the next time!