If she hadn’t have become a real estate agent, Donna Harris might well have been a crime investigator – such is her love of problem solving. Donna is inquisitive, intuitive and interested in people, not hesitating to ask searching questions. She studied human psychology as part of an Animal Behaviour degree, and it is her ability to understand people and establish trust and long-term bonds that makes Donna Harris the exemplary agent she is today.
Donna was an immediate success in real estate. By her third year in the industry, she had sold 57 homes. A decade after this journey began, Donna still finds property is all about people. She keeps her clients at the heart of her business, staying in regular contact and always looking after their interests.
She has the greatest sensitivity when property decisions are made and feels greatly rewarded being able to help people move forward with their lives.
Her first-hand knowledge of the region enables Donna to tap into the right market using effective marketing methods. She plans campaigns skilfully and methodically and has excellent negotiation skills.
Donna attends overseas conferences to stay at the cutting edge of things. She is proud to be part of the Bayleys’ team, working effectively together to generate better results for her clients.
Donna was an awesome person to deal with. No problems, just solutions and that’s what we needed being stuck in Auckland’s lockdown and taking our property to the market. She also rounded up the buyers and got us a great result and the purchaser a great property! A very enjoyable journey with no stress Thank you Donna!
Frida & Clive - 94 and 9A Stalker Road
When we decided to sell our rental property, Donna was the only person we wanted to work with as we trusted her completely and also knew she’d smash it.
Her calm and knowledgeable persona was incredibly valuable to keep my nerves in check and work through all the decisions that needed to be made leading up to the auction.
We were unfamiliar with the Auction process and Donna answered all of our questions in her warm way so we could relax knowing the sale was in good hands.
The property was our first home so there was also quite a bit of emotional attachment which Donna helped us work through.
Thanks to Donna’s tireless efforts with marketing and gaining exposure for our property, we had an excellent result at auction which exceeded our expectations.
We will always be grateful for what she did for us, as the profits from the sale halved our personal debt which is a great feeling in these times of uncertainty.
Thanks again Donna for all of your efforts and we highly recommend you to anyone considering selling property in Queenstown.
Holly Wallace, 9B Erskine Street
“Donna helped us through both the sale of our present home and the purchase of a new one in the same suburb. She was a pleasure to deal with during both processes- knowledgeable, professional, and was able to broker deals that pleased all parties. Donna's appraisal of how our property sat in the market, and marketing strategy were effective and efficient. All the best for the next stage in your career Donna- you're going to be a star!”
Carolyn and Geoff – Shotover Country
“Donna is really delightful to work with. Very well researched professional advice that resulted in a successful sale. A pleasure to recommend.”
Lyn Donnelley – Shotover Country
I just wanted to thank you so much for all of your help! You have been amazing :) The whole process has been so smooth and I've always felt informed and looked after.
Katrina Elton – Kingston
Thanks for your work in getting our house sold quickly and at a good price. We're very happy with your service and would recommend you to other sellers.”
Darren Robertson – Shotover Country
“Selling our house with Donna was a stress free process with great quick results.”
Cheryl and Kevin Sharpe – Lake Hayes Estate
"Our agent Donna Harris is an amazing confident person who is caring about her clients. Has great communication skills and is great at her job. Would thoroughly recommend Bayleys and of course Donna."
Vicki and Aaron Paddon - Shotover Country
"Donna was fantastic to work with. Straight away she completely understood our needs and more importantly understood what we had created with our house. She saw beyond just the size and rooms but the personality and strengths. Once we had gone to market the process was pretty fast and furious. We ended up with 7 offers and were sold within three weeks. Exceptional - Thank you so much Donna."
Jim and Vicky Pollard - 4 Atley Road - Arthurs Point
"Hi Donna, Just a big thank you for helping us sell our house. You were dedicated and thorough in everything you did. You were not "pushy" but very informative and bent over backwards to help us out with any problem large or small. We have told many people about you and hope the word of mouth advertising works for you. We wish you well in your career in Real Estate, because you are great at it."
Neil and Eleanor Baty - 5 Bridesdale Drive - Lake Hayes Estate
"Donna made the process of selling my house an easy and enjoyable one, with barely any stress! She went out of her way to provide me with invaluable information, advice and help. I can't imagine going through this process with anybody else!"
Inbar Zamir - 73 Risinghurst Terrace - Shotover Country
"Donna was fantastic to deal with and made selling our home a breeze. A quick sale was required and she delivered 3 offers to us after 8 days on the market. Amazing! One weekend of open homes and sold for over asking price. We couldn't have asked for a better result. Double amazing!
Donna was a wealth of information and a delight to work with. She understood the needs of our young family and worked around our schedules. Thanks so much for being a part of our journey!
P.S. We would highly recommend her services."
Dave and Kate Fahey - 73 Tonis Terrace - Shotover Country
"I would highly recommend Donna to sell your home in Queenstown. I contacted Donna directly as I had seen her on social media that she had a lot of success in our area. Donna was fantastic to work with and made selling a breeze. We took her advice on a Christmas quick-fire priced campaign and she delivered the goods. We sold our house within a week of being on the market and had 4 offers come in, 2 of which were unconditional. This was the most stress free experience we have ever had! 10/10! - Thank you so much Donna!"
Jess and Nate Shaw- 29 Woodstock Road - Shotover Country
"Donna was awesome from "woe to go". She was totally professional, friendly and helpful - without being even slightly pushy or "real-estate-y" (sorry mum, I know that's not a word). We cannot recommend her highly enough. I just wish there was a rating higher than 5 stars cause that's what she'd get from us!”
Patrick, Jada, Juno and Arrow Dog - 4A Hope Avenue - Lake Hayes Estate
"Donna told us her strategy for selling our property. We liked it. Everything went according to plan. That’s all you can ask for from a real estate agent. Selling ( or buying) a house is generally a very emotional experience. Donna communicated very well and we asked plenty of question back. We felt we could trust her advice.
- Thanks so much Donna. Great to get a good price and sell quickly.”
Dion and Louise Dunlop - 26 Hope Avenue - Lake Hayes Estate
"I met Donna Harris after contacting her to do a free appraisal on our home in Queenstown. I was immediately impressed with Donna's straight up honesty and openness. I was expecting a 10 min walk through and quick chat but instead Donna was happy to answer all my questions regarding selling etc. Donna was at our house for over an hour. When she left I phoned my husband and said how impressed I was with her. We arranged a time for her to come meet Chris and from there we signed her to sell our home. Donna helped us get a couple of matters sorted with the council. All done with a smile and assuring us not to stress! We had been living in our home for nearly 30 years so it was quite a big deal! From day one Donna was booking viewings and constantly kept us informed of what these people thought etc. Donna is very thorough and professional, constantly explaining the reasons for rules etc. - thanks Donna for making selling an exciting time.”
Chris and Sue Fleming - 14 Kawarau Place – Frankton
“My dealings with Donna where always a pleasure she is very professional and great at what she does. We had a home in Hope Ave, Lake Hayes Estate which she knows well. I had the choice of other agents but Donna stood out from them all as a real estate professional. I trusted her advice and she proved our choice. - Thanks Donna and wish you all the success in the world!”
David Middleton - 15 Hope Avenue - Lake Hayes Estate
"You truly have been a blessing in our lives and will never be forgotten. Thanks a lot! You went well above and beyond our expectations"
Violeta Bankov - 13 Poolburn Court - Lake Hayes Estate
"We would recommend Donna Harris as your agent. She is professional and friendly. She was efficient and thorough. Communication was easy. She sold our house very quickly which allowed us to make our move to our new home."
Christine and Greg Schultz - 13B Dart Place – Fernhill
"Donna made the sale of our home fast, smooth and simple. Her professionalism is outstanding, she is an absolute expert in this sector of the market. Her genuine and friendly nature shines bright in what was an emotional time selling our first home. We would not hesitate to recommend her to others. She is a true credit to the Bayleys team and we feel privileged to be her first Bayleys sale.”
Annette and Vaughan - Shotover Country
“Donna was brilliant and so easy to work with. We had a preconceived idea about Real Estate Agents and Donna changed our beliefs. Would definitely use her and Tall Poppy again.”
Lee and Leigh Webster
“Donna's been great to deal with and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an agent. “
Amy and Matt Bayliss
"I couldn't speak more highly of Donna, Stacy and the rest of the Bayleys team. From start to finish I really felt like they cared and wanted the best result possible this backed up with unbelievable communication. I'm really happy with the result that was delivered and hope to use Bayleys again in the near future."
Adam James Fleming
"Just thought I would drop you a note also to say thank you so much for all of your help and hard work in purchasing Erskine Street. You run a very impressive operation, and we have felt you have been honest, transparent and helpful every step of the way. So thank you very much."
Donald Grey - 6 Erskine Street
"Through the whole process I realised that she was not into making a quick sale and a commission but to present the case ‘as is’, with the upsides and the downsides backed up by her knowledge in the industry so that a potential purchaser could make a well informed decision. I wish Donna the very best and end these few lines with the thought as to what a beautiful world it will be, if all of us put our self-interests second to those of others like Donna"
Dunstan Fernando – Auckland
“I first met Donna Harris recently at an open home she had just listed. I found Donna extremely pleasant to deal with. Her helpful friendly manner suited us well and was greatly appreciated. Donna was knowledgeable and very thorough at following through with all matters that arose. She actively encouraged our inquiries and was prompt with corresponding with us at all times. We felt she made ‘that extra effort’ throughout the process of us looking to purchase a property through until after we had settled on a property. I believe Donna's gentle manner along with her professional ability will be greatly appreciated by all those who deal with her.”
Donna Bell – Invercargill
"Donna is really nice and has always been super helpful with my random questions about QT real estate. As I sometimes come up with ideas and like to run it by a real estate agent I feel I can trust to give me her honest and educated opinion. I have not bought or sold a house with her (she has showed me houses and appraised my house) but I will give her a call if the time ever did come."
Kandace - Shotover Country
“Just thought I would drop you a note also to say thank you so much for all of your help and hard work in purchasing Erskine Street.
You run a very impressive operation, and we have felt you have been honest, transparent and helpful every step of the way, so thank you very much.”
Michelle and Hamish Hooper
“Donna was professional, always replied to texts and phonecalls and made the whole process straight forward and easy"
Josh and Holly Wallace - Lake Hayes Estate
"Amazing service, felt like we were in safe hands, especially buying our first home, quick responses to emails and make us feel really relaxed on auction day!"
Stephanie Prendergast and Ryan Mann - Queenstown