KUDOS from clients
14200 Old Columbia Pike was on the market with another agent for one year before the Pure Energy Team listed and sold this property in 9 days, with multiple offers and at the full price of $425,000. We can do the same for you! Our creative approach to design, staging and marketing will make the difference. Call Donna today for a free evaluation and private pricing consultation.
Donna was the agent for the sellers when we bought our house. A few short years later we hired her to list the house for us and we could not have been happier. She was very responsive and knowledgable. He staging team did a fantastic job too. Our house sold in record time while others in our neighborhood unsold for many months.- Jenn Englebert
I cannot describe how helpful Lewis was. We met Lewis when he was showing us a house and could tell immediately that this was the guy we wanted to work with. We had just started to look and know very little about the home buying process. When we located a house that was prefect for us, we needed a realtor to represent us. We remembered Lewis from one of the first homes we saw and contracted him right away. We told Lewis that we were standing in our dream house and wanted to make an offer, but had no idea what to do. Lewis immediately made us feel at ease and told us what we needed to do. He walked us through the whole process, easing our anxiety along the way. Even through there were multiple offers on the table when we put in our offer. Lewis was able to provide excellent advice on what to put in the offer letter. Due to his ability to send the sellers a wonderfully crafted offer, we won and will be closing on our dream house in a couple weeks. Not only did Lewis go above and beyond his call of duty as a realtor (coming to our house after his work day for us to sign papers, because we did not own a car), he was able to provide us with names of people to help us do some simple home repairs. Lewis answered all and every one of our questions that we had during the process, no matter how big or small the question was. He responded quickly to all texts, e-mails, or phone calls. Lewis also provide us ‘what to do next’ information. “Once homeowners insurance is done. Next, start working on the switching over the utilities.” Lewis kept us focused during the home buying process, but never overwhelmed. We also received helpful pamphlets of information on the neighborhood, utilities, and welcome to the neighborhood packets. I would highly recommend Lewis to any one who is looking to purchase a house. Lewis is truly a real down to earth guy who still has the best interest of his clients in mind and truly wants to help you find your prefect house. In the cutthroat world of real estate a guy like Lewis is very rare.- Sara & Nicole Vitelli
I have lived in the Silver Spring area for over 60 years. I interviewed several agents when I decided to sell my Silver Spring home. I was most impressed by Donna Kerr's knowledge of the real estate transactions in the Silver Spring area. This knowledge included the original asking prices, actual selling prices, seller concessions, comparisons of the properties that had already been sold and she was also extremely up-to-date on any active listings in the area. This impressive knowledge of the market plus her boundless energy and enthusiasm made choosing Donna Kerr an easy task. I was also very impressed by her team of decorators. Their expert advice on making my home show at it's absolute best turned my very nice house into something spectacular. I ran into other agents during the time my house was on the market and, unaware that they were talking about my house, they raved about what a great house it was, how well it showed and how well priced it was. Because of the Pure Energy team advice, in this difficult market, my house sold in only 20 days while other properties in the area languished. In fact, I received not only one offer but two! I would recommend, without any reservations, Donna Kerr and her Pure Energy Team.- Jean Peretta
There is no one on earth i would trust selling or buying a home with more than Donna. She knows real estate inside and out and has the hardest working team i have ever seen. Not to mention the FREE home staging!- Craig Peet
We would definitely use Donna again.. in a heart-beat! The staging was masterful, the advice and guidance was not only on-point but also calming. We listed our house during a tougher time-of-year, but she did an awesome job and we are thrilled with the result. She is really impressive! She even performed project management services with regard to work that we needed to get done to list the house. Her firm is truly full-service! Truly an amaing value.- Kenneth & Jasmine Fuller
Donna and the Pure Energy team first helped me to rent my bungalow in Takoma Park and then to sell it, quickly, effectively, and from a distance (since I had moved out of the state). I remain very grateful to Pure Energy!- Connie North
I used Donna to sell my house and also purchase my new residence. The entire process was hassle free. From the moment I met her, Donna demonstrated that she is energetic and a hard worker. She does not avoid difficult negotiation issues nor does she place any burdens on her clients.- Ann Davidson
As first-time home sellers, we were unsure of all of the intricacies of the real estate market and sales process. Your advice to us was always sound and logical. We have used other Realtors, both in Maryland and in other parts of the country, and none come close to providing the expertise and service you provided.- Sarah Case
Donna and Pure Energy represented us for a purchase of a new home and sale of our former home. Our experience with Donna and her team was outstanding. When searching for a new home Donna was flexible and helped us understand our alternatives. She knows the local market extremely well. The other element Donna brings is a good understanding of process and the norms for negotiations.- Dave & Roshana Cohen
For our home sale the Pure Energy staging services were fantastic. We put an offer on our new house and put our former house on the market in less than two weeks. This could never have happened if it wasn't for the help and design expertise of the Pure Energy team. Donna reassured us of the appropriate pricing of our house and was able to walk us through some snags with inspection and buyer financing. Overall we highly recommend Donna and Pure Energy for buy or sale transactions.
I highly recommend Donna and her team at Pure Energy both for selling and buying a house. Pure Energy guided us in the process of getting our house ready to be put on the market, staged it beautifully, and priced it well. Our house sold quickly -- we had a contract soon after the first open house. While we were getting our house ready to put on the market, Donna took us several times to visit houses to buy. She offered honest and insightful opinions on prospective homes. When we found the house we wanted to buy, she did a great job negotiating with the seller on price and home inspection contingencies. The house we bought had some issues with the basement and Donna made sure that the issues were fully understood and resolved throughout the home inspection process. Now we are in the house we really wanted, in a great neighborhood, and it would not have happened without Donna and her team.- Jennifer Barmon
- Robert & Alician Bratton
Working with Pure Energy has been a great experience so far! We first heard of them when they sold the house across the street from us years ago so we gave Donna a call 4 years ago when we thought we wanted to sell our cute little first house. Unfortunately, the market went downhill and we decided to wait it out so we didn't have to give our house away and we are so glad we did! When we called Donna back in January, she remembered us and we hit if off immediately. She sent the amazing Cara out to walk through the house with us to give us pointers and suggestions which made us realize we had WAY too much stuff in this tiny house. I am very into design so giving up control wasn't the easiest for me but Cara wasn't pushy and advised us to keep our favorite things which we did. After moving a lot of stuff out, we began the process of painting and updating the kitchen which Cara helped with the entire time..... helping pick paint colors, granite and light fixtures. It can be very overwhelming but she was a huge help. She met the contractors out here so we didn't even have to miss work! After it was all done, she and Jen came out to stage. They used mostly our things, just rearranged to make better use of the space and they did a great job! We needed a twin bed in the spare room which they brought out (awesome to not have to spend money on that!). The house listed on Thursday morning and by the afternoon, our phones were blowing up with texts wanting appointments! We went out of town for the the weekend to make it easier for the many appointments on Sat. and Sun. (and the Open House) and by Sunday night, we had 2 offers for what we were asking (which was higher than we thought we would get!)! I was out of town at the Furniture market in High Point, NC on Monday night signing contracts by email on my phone for more than we asked for! It was quite exciting!
Donna and her entire team were wonderful during the process of selling my home. It was the first time I sold a home and I was very nervous. Donna was able to be informative and comforting at the same time. Their expertise and care and concern made it a very easy process. I would highly recommend Donna and her pure energy team for anyone looking to buy or sell. They rock!- Daniel Mickle
Lewis was wonderful! We had very specific (and possibly unreasonable) requirements when we were looking for our first home in the DC area. He showed his trademark patience and dedicated spirit when he took us from house to house for showings. In the end, he led us to the perfect house! After walking us through the entire offer stage through closing, Lewis was the best we could have asked for. If you need a realtor with experience, dedication and a tremendous team behind him, call Lewis.- Craig & Cindy Mirkes
My wife and I interviewed Donna after we received several mailings about other homes she had recently sold in our neighborhood. Donna arrived with a very organized and creative plan to give us the best market penetration in a short period of time. By the end of the evening I knew that Donna was genuine and sincere, and was exactly the kind of agent we were looking for.- Mark Sorrentino
Donna and her team are simply AMAZING!- Allen Russ
My opinion about realtors has always been that they are grossly overpaid for the amount of work they do. Paying a realtor commission is like paying taxes, you resent every penny out of pocket. In Donna's case, that couldn't be further from the truth. Donna earned every penny.
Our story began with renovations to our old house. Donna and Jen (The Designer) advised us all along the way on maximizing our pre-sale renovation budget. We needed to make substantial improvements to our house and I was skeptical of spending that much money just to sell a house. Well, it turns out that our neighbor with a nearly identical house, made no similar improvements and is still on the market 6 months later for 50k less than our listing. We didn't spend nearly 50k in renovations so that says to me that Donna's advice to spend some money, added a huge amount of value in terms of resale. We almost had 3 offers within 3 days of our first open house. We happened to take the first one because we wanted to make an offer on our new house.
Speaking of our new house. We were looking for an "affordable" house in the Walter Johnson Cluster. Our options were very limited and we compiled a list of potential homes and set a date to go looking. That date turned out to be the day after The Derecho. We had no idea when we left the house that morning, how devastated the area was, but we were determined to find a house and Donna patiently, and with good humor, drove us all over town. Dodging downed trees, power lines and lines at the gas pumps. Any other person would have cancelled.
Donna was always completely honest with her opinion on the houses we looked at. There were some I liked, and she didn't. Some she liked and I didn't. And even one that smelled like horseradish. The horseradish house was actually on the top of my list! Fortunately, Donna hated it, and I have thanked her more than once for talking me out of it.
She knew what we wanted and needed and truly helped filter out the mediocre listings. What she eventually found for us was perfect. Basically, what we were looking for was a livable fixer-upper. We found a beautiful house in Kensington that was being sold by the original owner. Any improvements had been made at least 30 years ago so it really needed "new everything". But that's much better than a new "Home Depot" renovation. There was one major issue with the basement floor (settling slab) but between our structural engineer and Donna's expert negotiating, we ended up getting an entirely new sub-slab waste line and slab settlement mitigation as part of our inspection contingencies. In fact, it was Donna that said "the waste line might be cracked" and made sure to include it on our inspection contingencies. Turns our she was right! It was cracked, but she saved our A**ES, and now we have an entirely new waste line. Form this point out, everything is cosmetic.
My wife and I couldn't be more grateful to Donna and her team. We LOVE our new home and neighborhood.
Donna helped my husband and I find our new home in the Columbia area as well as sell our house in Silver Spring. The purchase sale combination was extremely stressful and we encountered some very difficult sellers and buyers on the other side or our transactions. Throughout the entire process, Donna was very knowledgeable and responsive, she kept us focused on what needed to be done and made a difficult situation as good as it could be. She was a real advocate and she was fun to work with too. I would definitely recommend Donna and the Pure Energy Team to anyone buying or selling in the area.- Jeff & Lori Pressman
Donna is absolutely excellent in marketing and pricing a home appropriately. She knows what makes a house sell and her expertise in decorating and staging makes an enormous difference. With her advice and help, we sold our house in 3 days in a down market.- Tim Finley & Miti Figuerado
- Rick & Michelle
The Pure Energy team rocks! Thank you for making the selling and buying of our homes a pleasure. We never believed it would be so easy; that is for us. We know you did a lot of work and for that we thank you.
My brother and sister and I had to sell my mother's house, a 1960 ranch style home, after she died. Donna and her team helped us set up a timetable for cleaning out the house and doing repairs so our effort was structured from the beginning. This was already a great help. Her team arranged for many of the repairs and helped us keep to the budget we had agreed on. They helped get the house painted and freshened and landscaped. They staged the house with their own furniture. The house never looked better! They were very expert in knowing what would be important in selling the house and what was not important. Donna always called me right back if I had a question.- Marc Hoffman
A family was interested from the very first open house and Donna and her team were with us every step of the way through the house inspection, negotiations, closing. I would recommend Pure Energy to anyone.
Any first time home buyer goes into the home buying process rather anxious and therefore it is crucial to find a buyer's agent that you can trust. Lewis, with his calm personality and deep knowledge of the Silver Spring neighborhood fit the profile very nicely. He is very honest, responsive and professional. We had no problems setting up appointments to view homes. When it came to drafting offers, he was very thorough, detail oriented and got them submitted in a timely manner. Other helpful bits was the fact that he is also very handy and gave us some tips and solutions for home improvement projects. Overall we give Lewis 2 thumbs up.- Nicolene Du Toit
- Nigel & Lisa Tzeng
Donna helped us sell our home and buy a new one in Columbia, MD. We compared several realtors including the two largest in the Howard County area and picked Donna (originally more Silver Spring based) to sell our home based on word of mouth rave reviews. Her complimentary staging service was top notch and key to our quick sale for a good price in a down market. The pictures and presentation generated a lot of traffic for our house and it showed very very well. Her interior design team picked out and coordinated paint colors, fixtures and other items with our contractor. In the end we were able to sell for more than our 2004 purchase price which is pretty awesome in this market. We probably could have gotten more but we wanted to be in a new home before the new school year. For our new home we visited at least a hundred houses all across Howard County before selecting the perfect one in a great neighborhood. Despite the odd circumstances and difficult sellers Donna was able to successfully negotiate our purchase. We hired her designer to pick our colors in our new home too!
- Margaret HarrisLewis always responded to my questions and concerns within about an hour or less and was always always cheerful and upbeat with ideas and fall back positions so that I am now in a house that I am crazy about and have already made friends with the great neighbors and am invited to be in the pool club and so on.. thanks to Lewis finding me the house, the financing and the energy to make it happen. He is a great real estate person!!!
Working with Donna was fantastic. She seemed to always have our best interests in mind. Her use of technology was impressive and awareness of market conditions as spot-on. Tough and savvy, patient and empathetic, I though overall her work was brilliant.- David & Lisa Scott
Working with Donna was an awesome experience for me and my family. My wife and I came to the buying and selling process with plenty of concerns of how much work we could afford to do to our house and how much we could afford to spend on a new house. Donna walked us through all of our choices, showing us plenty of options for what we could do with our house to enhance its value and selling price. Her team of stagers and technicians are first rate all the way. They are patient, understanding, skilled and efficient. We sold our house after having it on the market for less than a week and Donna kept us in the loop the whole time. At the same time, she helped us find a new house that we love. So, as crazy as it seems, we sold our house on a Monday and then bought a new one on a Friday. I never would have thought this would have been possible, but with Donna Kerr and the Pure Energy Team anything is possible.- Jose Dominguez
Lewis has a lot of knowledge and skills about marketing and selling homes as well as numerous contacts with local sub-contractors to get the house ready for sale and make necessary repairs after the home inspection.- Connie North