My husband and I moved here to Rye from NYC. We knew very little about the town (and even less about buying a home). From the moment we met Donna we felt as if we were with an old family friend rather than a real estate agent. She spent tireless hours picking us up from the train station, driving us around and providing us with everything from major facts about the town history and layout to incidental factoids she has gathered throughout the years both living and working here. We were given countless resources about the global housing market and how it historically and currently relates to the Rye market in particular. We were shown every home we would have thought to look at independently and she did so with incredible patience and kindness. We looked at many towns (each search guided by an associate in neighboring towns recommended by Donna) and feel there is an excellent possibility that Donna herself was one of the main highlights of this town. We are forever indebted to her for helping us to find our home and for guiding us even after the sale through many of our Rye specific ad homeowner questions. She is an incredible resource who we have already recommended to multiple friends contemplating the suburban move.
We have complete trust in Donna, whether helping us to sell or to purchase a property. Donna’s approach to her clients—even her uniquely undecided clients, like Kim and me—is to be extremely fair and honest. We never felt a “push,” but rather we received fabulously fair and honest counseling. Donna was as patient with us as the day is long, and she actively pointed out the pros and cons of our thinking on both the sell and the buy sides. Getting a broker you trust is essential, and Donna won our trust immediately.
Donna is a fantastic real estate agent. She spent over 14 months finding us rental properties as well as placing us in our new home in Rye. I’ve never been happier with the home she found us and her enduring patience watching our 3 kids while we toured over 25 homes. You’ll never be disappointed working with Donna and she’s available any time you need her. Couldn’t have been happier with my choice to use Donna and the end result. She was actually recommended to us by a friend that used another real estate agent but worked with Donna on the other side of a purchase. That is the type of engaging and caring personality Donna has with her clients. She wins everyone over.
Donna is an extremely hard working broker. The house we sold selling was unique and she helped us “stage” it well and then marketed it very effectively. In the purchase of our next home, Donna provided us with very good market incite and communicated our bidding activity effectively. I enthusiastically recommend her to buyers and sellers.
We have worked with Donna McElwee of Houlihan Lawrence since 2001, and her representation on our behalf has been outstanding! With Donna’s assistance and guidance, we have completed 15 transactions as seller or buyer, representing an aggregate transaction value of approximately $15 Million Dollars. These transactions have included both personal residences and investment/development properties, and have spanned several local communities (Rye, Harrison, Larchmont, Rye Brook). Donna’s success is attributable to her outstanding knowledge of the local market, her remarkably high dedication to the needs and timetables of her clients, and her great attention to detail while negotiating or closing transactions. Her long list of “repeat customers” (such as ourselves) is perhaps the greatest testimony to her remarkable knowledge and skills!
My husband and I worked with Donna and Scott to buy our very first home. The process of home-buying was completely new to us, and Donna and Scott were incredibly helpful and supportive from start to finish. We felt so confident with Donna and Scott by our side. Their knowledge of Rye and Rye homes is extensive, and they expertly guided us through the negotiations and closing processes. Thanks to Donna and Scott, we are so thrilled with our new home! In every regard, we could not be happier or more satisfied!In the future, as our family grows, it may come time to move again. When this happens, we will absolutely rely on Donna and Scott to help us find our next home.
Donna and Scott recently sold our home. They were always very attentive to our needs and I would highly recommend them. All calls were responded to immediately. They are both very knowledgeable and offered a wealth of information on the entire process (staging, pricing, negotiating, selling and dealing with lawyers movers etc.). I would highly recommend them to anyone who would like agents who are personable without being pushy.
Donna and Scott worked with us to buy a home — under tight time constraints, in a competitive market. I would recommend the McElwee team without qualification. Donna has deep and extensive knowledge of the local market. Beyond that, she is detail-oriented, diligent, responsive, and thorough in all aspects of the transaction process. She’s a hard worker, an excellent real estate broker, and a dependable advocate for her clients.