Buyer - Southold
I would definitely recommend Donielle as a seller's or buyer's agent. The homes she directed us to were on target as far as our budget, location and type needs. She did not waste our time. Her input during viewings was honest and helpful. (As opposed to some agents who act like high pressure used car salesmen.) Donielle would also recognize quickly when things weren't for us. She was always pleasant to deal with. Donielle has a strong list of references for other services and local trades' people. We've used some of her referrals and have been pleased. We would describe our experience with Donielle as excellent. All in all I have to say we are going to miss seeing her!
Buyers & Sellers - Jamesport & Mattituck
I have professionally interacted with residential real estate brokers for over 25 years. I have given Donielle my highest rating. Her skills and expertise are readily evident: strong work ethic, very well informed concerning local customs and practices, held in high regard by her fellow real estate professionals, a vigorous negotiator, candid and forthright in her client interactions, congenial personality, readily accessible, a workaholic. Notwithstanding the foregoing, I was highly impressed by her willingness and capacity to be a good listener and implement my instructions faithfully. Last, her experience in interior design is a valuable enhancement to the value of the advisory and brokerage services that she and her team provide.
Howard & Jody Newman
Buyers - Laurel
Donielle treats you as if you are family. She finds a house that is the perfect fit for you and your family. During our search for a home there was never a day that went by that we didn't talk. She made the home buying process an exciting process for us!
Dawn & Johnathan Rowe
Seller - Mattituck
Few others know the North Fork market like Donielle. Her and her office worked tirelessly in locating a buyer for our house. A great experience from start to finish.
Buyer - Southold
Donielle understood what I was looking for. After speaking on the phone for less than 10 minutes and spending an hour together looking at properties, I had found what I was looking for. I made an offer on the spot. Donielle handled all the negotiations, showed me comps, helped me understand the financing, etc., recommended an attorney, scheduled the inspection, and physically "walked the loans docs to the bank." I closed escrow by power of attorney and Donielle was there representing me at closing and did the final walk through. From the day I saw the house to closing, it took a month.
After closing, Donielle was still there helping me to connect with the best contractor, plumber, etc. It is so nice to deal with someone who is so entrenched in the community. Not only do I have a new friend, I really have the best agent in the universe!!!
Buyers - Greenport
Donielle was an absolute pleasure to work with. Very knowledgeable! She knows how to make the most out of a difficult situation. We would work with Donielle again and again. I would recommend her as both a seller and buyer's agent. She knows how to get the job done. I am sorry that we didn't meet her before.
Yvette & Patricia
Buyer & Landlord - New Suffolk
I've had the pleasure of working with them on the buyer side as well as the owner side; great support, expertise and overall knowledge of the North Fork market. I highly recommend them for all your property needs.
Buyer - Southold
I can't express enough what a great experience it was in buying my new home. Throughout the process, the focus was always about making me happy and the results exceeded the expectation. I LOVE my new house! I can't imagine more knowledgeable, responsive, fun, honest and dependable people to work with.
Buyer - Jamesport
Donielle was a pleasure to work with. She has such a nice disposition and energy and she made the experience fun. She gained our complete trust and we appreciated her professionalism, enthusiasm, and thoroughness. We considered her a friend by the time we closed.
Donielle is the type of person that doesn't just deliver, she delivers BIG!
At the end of my term as President of the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce, there was only one natural choice to take my place. I knew that Donielle would infuse her drive and creative energy into the Chambe, just as she did with her restaurant, as she does as a real estate broker and every challenge she takes on.
She is a varm, generous person that goes beyond what is asked of her again and again, and can be counted on for whatever you ask of her. She's a great President, an amazing realtor, and above all, a great friend. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
I just want to thank you for your help on this file, which was certainly a tough one in terms of what can and cannot be done with the property. I don't hear from most brokers after the memo of sale goes out, except for: "has the contract been signed, when's the closing?"
I do appreciate your help and your willingness to participate in the process start to finish.
North Fork Investor
Donielle as my agent is like a breath of fresh air! The agents that I've dealt with in the past only see the sale of your purchase of your home as a paycheck. Donielle on the other hand loves her job and her clients, and it shows. She has gone above and beyond in handling both the sale of my previous home and the purchase of my new home. During the interview process of agents I wasn't comfortable with the advice I was receiving. Once Donielle came along I felt very confident that all would go well. She sold my home in 4 weeks at 1.5% below asking price. During the sale of my home she went above and beyond what was necessary to get all and any potential problems worked out. Between her experience, connections, and patience this sale went so that the sale went through easily, on time and with no problems. When it came to purchasing my new home she listened and understood what I was looking. She found me exactly what I wanted. Donielle's heart is being an agent but most of all, in being a friend to myself and all of her clients. Thank God there is someone like her in this business!!!
Sellers - Peconic
Special thanks to you for the great job that you did in getting the house sold and letting us get on to the next chapter of our lives without worrying about all that failing to do so would have entailed. We both feel like the investment that we made in hiring you, was absolutely instrumental in getting the house sold as quickly and at as fair a price as it did. And your expertise was highlighted by the fact that (a) we had offers almost within days of changing the price to the level that you originally advised and (b) the buyer profile you described ended up being spot on.
I know myself well enough to say that for many, I would not be an easy person to work with. But I felt like we made a really good team. This helped get the house sold and made the experience as painless as possible. So in brief, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
It goes without saying that we would be happy to be references for you at any time. If you ever have anyone considering listing with you who is on the fence, please have them call or email me and I will provide a glowing recommendation.
Andy & Liz Greene
Seller - Southold
I was just remembering what a wonderful agent you are! I love you! You were so amazing to me. I will never forget it! : )
Seller - Greenport
It's a long process of trust and patience, and you talk to friends and agents about who they've worked with in the past. Donielle was so well respected in the community of other real estate agents and came so highly recommended that we asked her to sell our house. It's been a year since it sold and I can say without a doubt she was so knowledgeable, professional and loveable that she has become one of our best friends on the North Fork.
Seller - Peconic
Donielle is knowledgeable, hardworking and easy to work with. She is not afraid to tell you what you need to hear, even if it is not what you want to hear. She embraces creative tension, which in our case led to excellent results. She thinks out of the box to come up with solutions. She really knows the high end market! All in all, we had a great experience and would highly recommend her to anyone.
Seller - Peconic
Buyer - Mattituck
We met Donielle while she was representing the seller on a house we thought might be of interest to us. Although we didn't proceed on that first house, we were impressed - by her directness, honesty and deep understanding of the real estate market. She was always available, listened, made recommendations and was sensitive to our needs. Once we found "our" house, she was thorough and accountable in answering our many, many questions and in her dealings with the seller and their agent. Donielle went out of her way to "track down" and email paperwork that we felt we needed to make our decision. Her recommendations regarding the process were invaluable. And that's only part of the reason we now consider her a firend. Thanks for everything.
Sellers - Mattituck
For anyone looking for a Top Notch realtor, you are looking in the right direction when you have Donielle Cardinale on your side. My wife and I found Donielle to be an intelligent, knowledgeable, go-getter who delivered the results we needed. We are extremely pleased to have chosen Donielle as our realtor.
Bob & Debbie Bales
Sellers - Jamesport
Donielle is creative, thoughtful and very sensitive to her clients needs. She never doubted that she would sell our home and she never let us doubt it either. She kept us in the loop always. We could not have asked for more. We have already told everyone we know that she is the agent you can trust.
Maureen & Louis Tremante
Buyer - Cutchogue
Thank you so much. You have been so generous throughout this grueling process. We want you to know how much we appreciate your help, sound advice and support. Even better than helping us buy the house, you set us up with James at CME Construction, the North Fork's best contractor, as an extra bonus.
Sandy Russo & Robin Young
Buyer - Aquebogue
This confirms that I would highly recommend Donielle Cardinale as a real estate broker for the purchase of your new home or the sale of your existing. I have known Donielle for several years and consider her both a friend as well as an excellent broker. I consider Donielle to be reliable, stable, and considerate of others. Donielle is hard working but more importantly, a deal maker. She has repeatedly been able to get both sides of a transaction to come to amenable terms. Her creative thinking is what sets her apart from other brokers and have kept deals alive in situations that seemed hopeless. I feel confident in recommending Donielle to be your broker, no matter which side of the fence you're on. Please feel free to contact me for any further information you would like that may help you in your process.
Seller & Buyer - Laurel
My experience working with Donielle Cardinale was first class all the way! Donielle is different than other agents I have worked with in the past. She listened to me and didn't try to push me in any direction I wasn't comfortable with. My experience was nothing but professional. When I needed to talk to her she gave me her full attention and called me back promptly. I would absolutely recommend her as a buyer or sellers agent. In fact I have already recommended her to several people and I have hired her to sell my house after I move into my new home.
Buyers - Southold
Working with Donielle was an absolute pleasure. It took us 3 years to find he home of our dreams and Donielle was part of the process all along. We ended up building a new home and she was on top of the builder, lawyer, etc. She is always there for us and has now become a true friend to our family. Big thank you to Donielle for making our dreams come true. She's just the best!
Brian Reiss & Mariya Kemper-Reiss