Acreage, Commercial, Country Property, Custom Home, Executive Home, Farm and Ranch, First Time Buyers, Historic Home, Investment, Land, Luxury Homes, New Construction, Relocation, Residential, Retirement
CRS, ABR, SFR
My family and I relocated from Chicago to the Janesville area in 1988. Uprooting to a new destination, purchasing vacant land, renovating homes for profit, building new construction, owning income property, and investing in real estate for business are all bridges I have crossed in my personal life. I truly understand what an exciting, and concerning challenge various aspects of real estate can be.
It's been over 16 years since I obtained my real estate license. Since that time, in addition to receiving my broker's license, I've received several industry designations that I believe bring value to my clients. The Accredited Buyer's Representative, (ABR) certification focuses on skills specifically used when representing and negotiating exclusively on behalf of a buyer. Did you know that in the state of Wisconsin all agents are working for the seller in a transaction unless a buyer has signed a buyer's agency agreement with a licensed professional?
My Certified Residential Specialist, (CRS) designation signifies the highest level of education a licensed agent can receive through the National Association of Realtors. Not only is it obtained because of an additional variety of training, it's also based on experience and production. Less than 4% of licensed realtors across our nation have secured and maintain this level of educational success.
As a Certified Home Marketing Specialist, (CHMS) I have obtained the experience and skills necessary to stage a property to help it sell faster, and for a higher dollar figure. Should those services be needed, there is no additional charge to my clients.
During difficult personal or market times, my Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource, (SFR) designation has been especially helpful when dealing with clients who are in precarious financial situations in regards to their homes. It can be extremely comforting to engage with someone that can answer the tough questions truthfully, and give guidance through a time of hardship.
As a real estate broker at Coldwell Banker The Realty Group I have the opportunity to take the marketing of a client's property to new heights. When visiting my website, buyers and sellers can review all available properties throughout Wisconsin 24 hours a day. As an added bonus, our professional team of agents provides high profile exposure of our company and personal listings. With links to local real estate information through my personal website and social media, along with print, video, and most importantly, inclusion in the MLS with WIREX & IDX services; our company has you covered. On behalf of buyers from out of the area, being the parent of four children and two grandchildren, I bring the knowledge of local schools, athletic programs, cultural offerings, and available medical care to the transaction.
If you'd like to get to know me better, or just hear some news about the local market, I invite you to listen in to my live, call in radio show, "Let's Talk Real Estate." Tune in the first Wednesday of the month at 11 am CST to WCLO 1230 AM or 92.7 FM. You can also listen by live streaming at www.wclo.com/stream. Podcasts of past shows are available at the "My Radio Show" link below, or to the left of my photo this site, and on the WCLO website.
I hope to continue to grow my business. It would be a privilege to offer you my services and expertise as a full time real estate professional. My goal is to always maintain an open, honest, fair, and professional work ethic while providing a level of service and integrity that is second to none. Please feel free to contact me at any time to discuss your needs.
Donna Panico – Real Estate Broker
ABR, CRS, CHMS, SFR