Sotheby's International Realty Donna Stockman

Recent Client Testimonials

“When I began working with Donna, I told her I was on a tight budget, was looking for something uptown, and preferred a fixer upper; however, I never articulated how picky I was. I wanted something that felt right and after upwards of 80 properties, I found it. Prior to working with Donna, I hired and fired two brokers with reputable firms who I felt were not invested in me. People use words like “consummate professional,” “seasoned,” and “selfless” very loosely. Donna is analytical, perceptive, and intelligent. She is not pushy but became a partner in my search, providing a framework for discussing the merits of each property and pointing out issues I hadn’t initially considered. Even when she could have had an earlier sale, she looked out for my interests and provided honest analysis. Donna’s corporate finance and philanthropy work are clear in the way she conducts herself, not only through the search but through mortgage application, contract signing, and closing as well. Now, two months after closing, I find myself keeping in touch with Donna and apprising her of my renovation every step of the way. During my search, I knew that I was not a big fish, but Donna never made me feel like a small one. We looked at apartments every weekend for four months and spoke as late as midnight or as early as seven in the morning. Donna is a friend and a trusted advisor; I would recommend her unequivocally to anyone.”

~Garrett, Upper East Side

“Having worked with brokers before, the most significant thing that set Donna apart from the rest was her obvious connection with her clients and the attention she gives to each one. Donna never hesitated to explain complex issues to us, talk us through the next steps of the process, or to just take time to give us friendly advice. She genuinely cares about her clients, and it was evident during the entire process. I can say, without hesitation, that we would not be living in our dream home right now without Donna’s guidance. We would absolutely utilize Donna’s services and expertise in future real estate transactions, and it gives me great pleasure to recommend her to anyone navigating the complex world of purchasing a home, whether for the first time or many times after.”

~Steve, Upper West Side

“Having spent countless hours searching for an apartment with a previous broker, Donna was recommended to help me purchase my first home. Donna was extremely helpful from the first day, taking the time and detail to make sure I understood and was comfortable with each step of the process. She was diligent in preparing all paperwork and documents all the while accommodating my schedule, making this often stressful process both smooth and painless. I’m glad I chose to work with Donna, as her knowledge and understanding were essential in finding me a home”

~Ryan, East Village

“Donna guided us through the entire process and was diligent in making sure we had all documentation completed appropriately and timely for each step along the way. She demonstrated her keen understanding of the real estate business by assisting us in identifying the best property for us, making a sound offer, and advising us on negotiating the contract. Donna also kept us on track with providing necessary documentation to the mortgage lender and the Board of Directors of the cooperative in which we purchased. Donna’s strong organizational skills and attention to detail were even observed by the Board of Directors, noting the excellent quality of our board application package she assembled.”

~Jake, Upper West Side

“There was significant work to be done between the signing of our contract and the actual closing particularly as we were “foreign” buyers with little recent U.S. documentation. Donna worked tirelessly and patiently with us to ensure our package was thoroughly completed and combed through, and that all our bases were covered for both the board package as well as the follow-up interview. As we’d been living abroad for the last 10 years, we didn’t have much of the information required readily available. Donna took on the majority of the work for us.
Knowing we were busy organizing our move, she proactively and resourcefully completed portions of the package which saved us significant time. As we were unfamiliar with the co-op board submission process, she also thoroughly addressed all our concerns to make us comfortable with disclosures.”

We highly recommend Ms. Stockman as a broker you can trust. We have been in close communications for the past 3 months, exchanging a dozen emails per day, often more, and we can attest that she has been consistently focused, dedicated, professional, honest and ethical – generally not classic traits associated with brokers.”

~Amy, West Village

“We are quite certain there is not another broker like Ms. Stockman. When all the other parties were driven by their own agendas, we were assured that Donna always represented our best interests – versus other brokers who honed in on their personal gains. Simply put, Donna is highly intelligent, organized, responsive, efficient and resourceful. We are grateful to have had her on our side, making this often difficult process so successful, seamless and enjoyable for us.”

~Philippe, West Village