"We were first time homebuyers and The Donovan Team truly empowered us with the knowledge we needed to feel comfortable buying a home. Jason and Johnny were enjoyable to work with, genuine, and true advocates for us as buyers. We felt supported every step of the way."
LET’S GAME PLAN
A significant life event requires proper planning. The Donovan Team is happy to invest our time and energy into providing you with the market data, statistics, and concrete numbers you’ll need to start preparing for this exciting life event.
The Donovan Team’s primary goal when working with you to purchase a home – no matter if you are looking for your first home, dream house, or retirement villa – is for the property you choose to be a wonderful home, a solid investment that holds it value and appreciates over time and when the time comes, is a solid resale.
The team’s proven process when working with buyers and sellers begins with a complimentary consultation. Please know that you will not be asked to sign anything at this meeting. This meeting is usually face-to-face; however, the team also accommodates clients that would prefer a virtual or phone meeting as well.
Initially, this is an opportunity for you to better understand The Donovan Team’s business model and the type of service they provide. It is also an opportunity for you to share with them your real estate needs and express any concerns or fears you have with the buying process. The team will provide you with a vast amount of data regarding today’s market environment and set proper expectations on the home buying process during this meeting. Ultimately, The Donovan Team’s goal is for you to be an informed and educated buyer ready to hit the ground running when looking at homes.
The Donovan Team has represented over 300 first-time homebuyers. Assisting a first-time homebuyer can be challenging, but also extremely rewarding. The team goes above and beyond to ensure you feel comfortable during the entire process. Additionally, the team encourages first-time homebuyers to include their significant other, family members, or close friends.
The Donovan Team is consistently among the Top Producers in their service area. With over 38 combined years in the business and over 1,200 homes sold, they have the essential skills to navigate the purchase of your new home with extreme precision. Leading with a client-first approach, this team of expert negotiators is calm when faced with challenges and ready to roll up their sleeves to ensure you achieve your real estate goals. The Donovan Team looks forward to the opportunity to help you through your home buying process and your successful housing narrative.
Take the Next Step
We look forward to the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your specific real estate goals.
Stephen and Michelle
"From the first conversation I had with Jason and Johnny they were nothing short of amazing. We looked at many houses and wrote a few offers before finding “the one”. Each offer we wrote they approached it with honesty and professionalism, and I never thought for a second, I was getting anything but honest advice. Keely is flawless. She handled all the administrative tasks like the expert that she is. It was refreshing to get the chance to be able to work with such an amazing group of people. I cannot write enough good things about them."
"The best part about working with the Donovan team is that the relationship with their group does not end when the deal closes. They continue to check in on our family and our new home as well as email us market updates and other helpful life and finance tips and tricks."
Mike and Kim
"THESE GUYS ARE GOOD. 2020 was a rough year for many, for obvious reasons. The real estate market added additional challenges. On the buyer's side, the market was extremely competitive, with low inventory in our area. The Donovan Team was patient, informative, and were readily available to strike when the iron was hot, on highly sought-after properties. These brothers' styles perfectly complement one another, and together make an amazing team."
Dante and Colleen
"Jason and Johnny were INCREDIBLE. They managed every detail without a single hiccup, they were endlessly patient with us (two panicky first-time home buyers) and made us feel like part of their team every step of the way. We honestly can't recommend this team enough! To illustrate how patient they were with us, we went to see a total of 25 houses (!) and actually had an offer fall through on our first choice based on the inspection, putting us back at square one! Jason and Johnny never pressured us, never made us feel like we were wasting their time and were always frank and honest about the homes we were seeing."
Rich and Melissa
"I reached out to the Donovan team because I was referred to them by multiple trusted friends and let me tell you they did not disappoint. They were able to work around my busy schedule to show me every property that sparked my interest and were able to answer every question I had from what local entertainment was around to the quality of the school distract. They were able to give me information on properties that weren't even listed yet, and in the end I was able to put on offer in on my house the day it came on the market. I am beyond pleased with my purchase, and I want to give a huge thanks to the Donavan team for being there every step of the way!"
"This was my third time working with the Donovan Team and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. They are both knowledgeable and professional and make themselves available any time to answer questions and make sure the process of buying and selling go as smoothly as possible. This last purchase came at a very stressful time for both me and my family and Johnny worked very hard to negotiate the purchase of my house as if it were his own. He knew how much this house meant to me and made sure that I got the best deal possible. This is my dream house and it is all possible because of the hard work of The Donovan team."
“My fiancé and I were first-time homebuyers and therefore full of nerves and uncertainty, but they were incredible about holding our hand every step of the way and navigating the entire experience with us. There were many times they noticed things about various properties that I hadn't, and which ended up being dealbreakers for me... They aren't shy about using their experience to your advantage. They advocated for us using knowledge and negotiating tactics I never would have known, often without us even needing to ask them. I think the real estate industry requires a certain kind of diplomatic but assertive approach, and they really just get that. I could go on, but suffice it to say, you won’t regret working with them.”
Brian and Elysa
"We were buying in Maryland while we lived in California. I had only one day to see homes. After coordinating over the phone and email Jason took the whole day to show me a dozen homes. He even took the time to point out the schools, hospital, and other area amenities. My husband and I decided to put an offer on one of the houses I had seen. Jason handled the negotiations and he went above and beyond to help oversee the inspections and insurance appraisals in our absence. When we closed, he kept an eye on the property as we couldn’t move in for 2 more months. He made sure the property was secure and that the pool was running properly. I consider us very fortunate to have found Jason and count him as a friend."
"I can't speak highly enough of Jason, Johnny, and Keely! We got in contact with them when we found out we would be moving from Japan to Maryland. They did several facetime tours and videos. Once we got here, they hit the ground running showing us all the houses. Once we found the right one, they made the buying process so easy. They answered all our first-time home buyer questions with ease."
"The Donovan Team was extremely helpful in my first home purchase using my VA Home Loan. They did not treat me like a customer of a business but rather an advisor in making the best decision for my family. They even talked me out of homes that were not of best interest of my goals. The Donovan Team truly embodies what it means to serve others first."
Hector and Belkist
"The Donovan Team always had our best interests at heart and went over and above to not only show us all the homes of interest, obtain answers to all our questions, they also made valuable recommendations and provided professional guidance along the way to closing on the perfect home for us in Annapolis. We appreciated their abilities specific to our home search, negotiations, ultimate purchase, and smooth closing, not to mention all the fantastic local experiences they turned us onto in our new hometown."
Leland and Christie
"Their positive attitude is infectious and you will always feel like they are in your corner fighting to get you everything you are looking for in your new home. Extremely knowledgeable of the market and the buying process, Jason & Johnny can be relied on to help you through the home buying process from initial search to closing."
Steve and Alina
"When our dream home went on the market, we wanted to be under contract before the Saturday open house – Jason and Johnny worked their magic and we were under contract by Friday evening. It was the swiftest and easiest real estate transaction, and he was even able to negotiate an earlier closing date to minimize the obstacles surrounding initial covid shutdown. My parents have also used The Donovan Team to purchase a home locally while they were still living internationally, and again, they made the transaction seamless for us and negotiated to get the best deal for that neighborhood. Jason and Johnny are down-to-earth, trustworthy, reliable, and explains everything in simple and necessary terms."
“The Donovan was extremely helpful and professional throughout the purchase of our new home. Not only did they help alleviate the stress involved in purchasing a new home but were extremely valuable in helping with the process of building the house with one of the big name builders. They answered every question we had and were there to help during every step of the building process. Not only would I never use someone else when buying or selling a home but I refer them at every chance I get. I have also witnessed them assist multiple friends who have all had extremely positive results. Good luck with your search and know that you are in good hands.”
Chris and Phyliss
“The Donovan Team is fantastic! We were first-time home buyers and from the moment I contacted them, they were professional, knowledgeable, reassuring and honest. We are a military family and we did some early online house hunting from Saudi Arabia...Jason got on board and did a thorough Skype session with us...walking us through each step of the process. We found this dynamic duo to be patient with our "must-haves" and yet aggressive when it came to the nitty gritty of buying a house. The Donovan Team found us a wonderful house and we will forever be grateful!”
Erik and Chelsea
“I was looking for something very specific and was on a tight timeline to move, but Johnny was able to help me find and close on my house with perfect timing. I am loving my new home! I can’t say enough about the Donovans and would highly recommend them for anyone buying or selling a home.”
“We bought in a hot market with properties moving quickly, and there was always an agent willing to meet us at a moment’s notice. They worked as a team to ensure a successful move. And, we truly believe that Jason’s ideas and knowledge helped in our offer getting accepted.”
Shaun and Angie
“Jason and Johnny were honest, professional, proactive, a calming influence (which we needed!) and they gave us invaluable advice at every step. We’re now in our dream home, in a wonderful community, and everything we were looking for, we found, thanks to their steadfastness!”
Brad and Jess
“I sat down with 7 agents when Realtor shopping and can honestly say, The Donovan Team keeps their word, works extremely hard for you, and has a wealth of knowledge about the surrounding area. I highly suggest giving them a few moments of your time to hear how they can help your family find that perfect home.”