Licensee Salesperson, Ray White Waiheke
Donna Rogers knows that selling someone’s property is always a very special project. And like all successful projects, selling your property takes someone who’s dedicated to seeing it through from the start to a finish where everyone is delighted with the result.
Although she didn’t know it at the time, ten years experience working for major airlines in flight service supervision, and then five years as an interior designer prepared Donna perfectly for the world of real estate.
From the moment you meet her, you’ll know she’s the kind of person who loves looking after her clients, interpreting what they want and making sure they get the service they need.
On the other side of the coin, Donna’s background working for large corporate companies means she can comfortably steer you through the rules and regulations that come into play with any real estate transaction.
There’s a unique bonus for vendors working with Donna, too. She offers them a complimentary interior design consultation if they’re interested in prepping their property for sale.
Donna has lived all over the world - in Scotland, England, Venezuela and the Middle East. But now her feet have well and truly stopped itching. Since she came to Waiheke,with her husband and two children,eight years ago Donna says she hasn’t felt even a tiny little urge to up and go.
“Waiheke can be both the most sociable and also the most tranquil place on earth,” she says, “and that’s what I love about it.”
Donna reckons she feels as much at home fund-raising for the island’s community performing arts group as she does walking quietly along the beach at Whakanewha. But she says she’s happiest of all when she’s working with people: communicating, negotiating, liaising, listening,laughing and understanding everyone’s needs.
What a breath of fresh air to meet Donna Rogers, a positive, creative professional who heard and understood my needs. Loved her vision and creative style in marketing. I highly recommend Donna. Lee Nicklin
When considering which real estate agency to select for the sale of our property on Waiheke we wanted a high profile agency with excellent marketing, history and track record, plus of course high numbers of successful transactions. With this in mind we chose Ray White Waiheke, and met with Donna Rogers and Helen Smith. They are a unique pairing of artistic flair, business savvy, professionalism and real attention to detail. From the outset they were a delight to deal with, extremely proactive, and left no stone unturned in finding qualified buyers for our house. Not many agents will help stage the home for photography and viewings with such an eye, and such professional communicators across the board. We received regular and timely briefings on all viewings, and thorough preparation for auction day. We thoroughly enjoyed dealing with them…they were fun and business like at the same time…and we felt confident and reassured throughout the marketing process. On the stormiest day in recent history on the island of Waiheke we achieved a great sale price at a bustling auction, and they fulfilled their promise to us of finding the right buyer, in the right timeframe, at the right price. We recommend them highly, and will certainly use them again when the occasion demands it. Karen and Gavin Houston - 2017
Karen and Gavin Houston - Waiheke Island
Donna Rogers was a breath of fresh air when we bought our beautiful Oneroa home. We were not even "seriously" looking but Donna listened to our needs, and found us our dream home. We never imagined it would be so easy. Donna is amazing to deal with, professional, creative in her thinking, and a fabulous sales person. We highly recommend anyone to list their home with Donna or let her help you find your dream home.
Nick and Nickie (Happy new owners)
Right from the start Donna was first; first to list, first to advertise and first with offers. Three offers and all within a week of the first phone call. Boy, that took a long time...not.
9 Albert Crescent, Ostend I have found working with Donna an absolute delight. Her genuine enthusiasm and energy are absolutely inspirational. Her communication and people skills are simply wonderful. I totally recommend her. Sold my house in four days. Beat that. With Love Ute
I was very happy with my choice of Ray White and their great photographs and team input. Collectively, they helped us achieve a good result in a relatively short space of time. My choice of Donna as agent could not have been better - she put a lot of time into helping prepare the house and garden to advantage before it went on the market and brought fresh flowers to all the open homes – the house looked more welcoming as a result of her added efforts. Her warmth and enthusiasm never faltered and I think she does a wonderful job." Robin
She went above and beyond at each stage of the process - organising late viewing times, always contactable by phone, keeping us and the vendor informed of progress and being very friendly and professional.
Steve and I met Donna at an open home in January seeking our first home. Our first impression of Donna was bright, friendly and welcoming; she had a lovely smile, came across very relaxed and made us feel very comfortable. There was no pressure; (which I loved) and a lot of engagement through relaxed general chit chat in finding out what Steve and I were about, what we were looking for and who we are as a couple and real people. At no time did we ever feel like we were walking dollar signs (I have heard stories where people often feel this way) Donna was open in providing honest answers to all our questions. Steve and I loved the open home; it was just not what we were looking for. As we browsed the Ray White property file nicely displayed on the kitchen bench; we came across a section we had seen on the internet. “Why not see if we can check it out whilst we have time” we thought and off we went to view it. Since the open home we had various discussions about the home, the section and not surprisingly Donna. As we found Donna so easy to be around we thought lets go for it with the section and go through Donna. This was a great decision. Donna is reliable with great response time, friendly, honest and great company. We really felt Donna had our best interests at heart, did the very best for us and made our purchase an exciting process where we felt looked after and special. We look forward to celebrating and toasting with Donna in the near future. As a permanent long term local resident with generations of family on Waiheke; I am so pleased to finally have a piece of this paradise to share with my loving partner. Both Steve and I would have no hesitation in recommending Donna as a great Agent to work with and wish Donna all the best. Warm Regards, Stacey and Steve