Beautiful homes are not easily forgotten…

You know that feeling of awe when you are flipping through the pages of Architectural Digest’s best designed homes or your favorite Pinterest Boards or the many gloriously gorgeous homes on Houzz?

We want every property we represent to elicit a bit of that response.  That’s where DKG design & staging comes in. The Donna Kerr Group design team lives and breathes beautiful property marketing, from start to finish.  We start with complimentary staging, including updating objects, decor, bits of furniture as needed et al – at no cost to our sellers.  We know that to make the property truly stand out it has to be presented in its best light.  It has to have that unforgettable unique sparkle.

Capturing the beautiful…

The cornerstone of our marketing approach is our wide-angle, high resolution digital photography.  Buyers search for houses online so your pictures must be exceptionally appealing to draw enough interest from the buyer to schedule an appointment.  We know just how to arrange the furniture and photograph the room from its best angle to maximize the allure of your home.  Every photo we take is then enhanced in post-production to make sure every photo conveys just the right emotion.

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Sharing beautiful homes with the world…

Everything we do to market your home is designed to showcase its value.  It’s designed to be memorable, to beg to be visited, touched, explored in person.  From gorgeous glossy mailers to adjacent neighborhoods to promoting your home on every consumer-geared National Internet Portal and local and regional websites, to finally a stunning website devoted exclusively to your home.  All of it painstakingly and lovingly created in house by our design team at no extra cost to our sellers…

What DKG’s clients are saying

Profile picture for Donna Kerr Donna Kerr Premier AgentTeam (65 reviews) 31 Recent Sales (last 12 months) Contact Write review Share Edit profile Broker Owner (18 years experience) Specialties: Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Consulting, Property Management, Staging We are a group of real estate professionals passionately committed to making every transaction a thing of beauty in the only eyes that matter...Yours. We take pride in the communities we serve and delight in the satisfaction of our clients. We are serious about getting WOW factor results. We believe in living up to our potential and adding value to every transaction. We embrace technology and set trends in client service standards, marketing and negotiating strategies. We are an alternative to corporate and franchise mentality and provide custom, client specific service plans to meet the goals of every family we work with. We laugh a lot, tease each other, throw parties and events, and build community. We bring people together and care deeply about our relationships to each other and everyone we connect with. We deal in timely, open direct communication. We are creative and constantly innovate solutions to make our service better, more efficient and of a higher quality. Weekly, we educate and coach. Are educated and coached. Dedication, loyalty and teamwork are core values. We work hard, have fun and make things beautiful. We help you do more with less. We know that good enough, isn''''''''''''''''t and that design and staging make all the difference. Our enthusiasm is unparalleled and we believe in a great paint palette as much as a fine glass of wine. We are Realtors, leaders, designers, negotiators, problem solvers, educators, analysts, marketers, photographers, parents, neighbors, friends. We are the Donna KERR Group and we are excited to serve you. Welcome. More Premier Lenders Profile picture for atayman Allen Tayman (0) (443) 539-4872 NMLS# 205638 Lender Website Listings & Sales For Sale For Rent Sold Active Listings (1) PROPERTY ADDRESS BED / BATH PRICE 9523 Thornhill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901 9523 Thornhill Rd Silver Spring, MD 20901 4 Bed, 3 Bath$599,500 View on a map Past Sales (468 all-time) PROPERTY ADDRESSREPRESENTEDSOLD DATEPRICE 409 Schuyler Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910 409 Schuyler Rd Silver Spring, MD 20910 Seller 12/29/2015 $580,000 1908 Glen Ross Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910 1908 Glen Ross Rd Silver Spring, MD 20910 Seller 12/22/2015 $827,500 10406 Brookmoor Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20901 10406 Brookmoor Dr Silver Spring, MD 20901 Seller 12/03/2015 $615,000 702 Apple Grove Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904 702 Apple Grove Rd Silver Spring, MD 20904 Seller 10/26/2015 $500,000 714 Firestone Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20905 714 Firestone Dr Silver Spring, MD 20905 Seller 10/15/2015 $660,000 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 94 Team reviews Show: Sort by: Highly likely to recommend 01/14/2016 - MeawadHM Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Silver Spring, MD. Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Donna and her team have done a masterful job marketing and selling my home in Silver Spring. They thought of every detail, recommended the work to be done, negotiated on my behalf and oversaw the contractors, made a show case of the house when skillfully staged it, and did a great job when negotiated the sale contract. In short, Donna and her people are a winning team. What I like the most about them is their responsiveness, friendly greetings and warm welcoming smiles. They all treated me as a family member. I have relocated several times and, as a result, sold and bought several residences and Donna is my favorable R.E. broker.
Hal Meawood
We decided to go with Andrew after he sold another home on our block for over $25k more than the price that our current realtor at that time recommended we list ours. We were not disappointed with our decision to switch to Andrew. Instead of whitewashing our house, the design team at the Kerr group gave us specific recommendations that helped us update and stage the house in a way that resulted in a offer that at one point was even higher than the price we listed the house, and a close we received well beyond what we would have gotten if we had gone with our original realtor. There are other realtors that do great when it comes to the amount of sales each year, but I don't believe that we would have gotten the attention and care from them that we got from going with Andrew and that type of care gave us better results. Beyond money, we were glad we went with Andrew because he is a very professional realtor as well as a genuine guy who we came to trust. We're now in the process of using him to purchase our next home.
Mike and Sara Robins
Such a great experience with Donna and her team. We were under contract on our new house in California and needed to get our home in silver spring under contract ASAP with above market price. We contacted Donna directly expressed our concerns, then she came up with a plan and explained her process. Her design team had a meeting on site came up with some options for staging and some new upgrades. We had the work and staging done, lots of pre sale marketing and had the house on the market in 2 weeks. We had multiple offers after our open house and under contract with in a month:-) we sold the house for above our asking price. And she managed it all with us in California. Sorry but five stars are not enough for the Kerr team.
William Mulclaire
Donna's awesome team came in and gave great recommendations, helped us with renovations and staged our house and it sold in 3 days! She then helped us buy our new house that we are in love with! Great person to work with! Highly recommend!
Robert & Alician Bratton
Donna has put together an amazing team. She is professional, organized, knows everything about the local market and has become a friend. She provided a formal market analysis in a binder that pitched how she’d market my home – I was hooked. She suggested ways to get the most value from my home and was never pushy. She turned over my staging and minor renovations to her incredible design team (thank you Cara!). The design team came up with great ideas, teamed me up with contractors, met contractors at my home, and provided me with competitive bids for each step (saving me a lot of money). At the end of the process, I really didn’t want to sell the house it was so nice. After a few open houses completed coordinated by Donna, the house was sold. I got what I wanted and the new owners have a beautiful home. I strongly recommend you contact Donna Kerr if you’re selling (or buying) a home in her area.
Gary Natch
We sold our home with Donna's help in 6 days. She's an expert in our neighborhood and very good at staging to make the biggest impact. The marketing materials were also done very well. The entire team was very pleasant to work with.
Kelly Kane
Donna helped us buy one and sell one home in Silver Spring. We entered into a contract on a new home before we even had ours on the market. So getting our existing home sold quickly was imperative. After buying our new home Donna and her team sprang into action and helped us get our house ready to get listed. Donna and her talented team had our house staged, photographed, marketing copy written and listed online in all the right places in a few short days. We had incredible response to the online listing and the house was very ‘busy’ and was under contract at a well-priced, but aggressive price in two days. Our advice to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home in the Silver Spring area would be to contact Donna, hire Donna to work with you, listen to Donna, then do as she says and then prepare to have lots of action on your house. Keep calm and listen to Donna is now our new mantra. Thanks for everything Donna—you and your team were amazing and the results speak for themselves!
Lynn Margiotta
We had an excellent experience selling our house with Donna Kerr. It was a smooth, organized, and well-executed process. Donna and her team, particularly her designer Jen, made recommendations to improve the decor prior to marketing the house that made it more appealing. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Donna's group to anyone looking to sell.
Richard and Joanne
Donna was excellent as our realtor when we recently sold our house. She guided us the entire time, making sure the process was smooth. Her office did all the landscaping, painting, and staging for the house, and it showed very well. The house ultimately got an offer within two weeks and closed at 5 weeks, which I think is pretty fast!
Jason Schafer
Donna and her team did an excellent job, from start to finish, with selling our house. She has very good advice and knows our neighborhood and the market very well. Our designer Jen Clark staged our house and supervised some sprucing up of the house and yard and did such a great job that we had an offer after only 3 days on the market!
Pam Anthony
We signed with Donna Kerr to sell our home in Silver Spring, MD. We chose to sign with Donna because of her obvious knowledge of the local real estate market and her impressive marketing approach (her marketing materials truly set the bar). Cara, an interior designer on Donna’s team, was immensely helpful in suggesting how to best prepare our home for photos and planned open houses. Little did we know that staging was provided at no cost to us for areas of our home that weren’t suitably furnished or arranged. Donna listened to our objectives for selling and did not push us to list at specific price. And, her team was always courteous in scheduling activities like showings, inspections, etc. around the schedule of our 7-month-old son and his sleep schedule. Ultimately, Donna and her team helped sell our house after three weeks on the market and we are extremely pleased with the outcome. Do not hesitate in considering the Donna Kerr Group for your real estate needs.
Ryan Wild
Donna and her team did a great job selling our house. They worked with our schedule, staged our house beautifully, created a comprehensive marketing package, and provided invaluable assistance working through the negotiations with our buyer. We would recommend Donna Kerr to anyone looking to sell.
Andrew Benson
The work of Donna’s team was remarkable. They knew exactly what to do to increase the value of my house through selective renovation, including building an entirely new kitchen. Their highly effective use of internet marketing, spectacular photographs, and a compelling brochure sold the house in 9 days for $45,000 above list price! Jenny, Lewis, Jen and Donna were a pleasure to work with and kept in touch on a daily basis. In addition, they managed all the contractors who did the renovation work. This is an awesome team and I recommend them highly. I have attached a photo which is fairly low resolution. Let me know if you need a higher res version.
Norman Dean
Jeff Reese from the Donna Kerr group exceeded all of my service expectations. Jeff was available, prompt, and—most importantly to me—kept me updated on every detail of my home sale throughout the process. He made selling my home while I was out of state easier than I imagined it could be. The Pure Energy staging team helped transform my home from what I considered to be a ‘dog’ into something that sold for higher than asking price within hours of being on the market. I am a military physician and Jeff is the ideal agent for physicians and military service members because of his ability to surpass even the most demanding expectations. Jeff Reese and the Donna Kerr Group truly offer concierge-level real estate services and I give them my highest recommendation.
David Humphrey
Donna Kerr and her staff are enthusiastic, intelligent, always helpful, and never give up. My house was not selling and she gave me a plan of action which we followed to the letter with the least amount of effort on my part. Her staff secured outstanding renovation proposals, oversaw the construction and the quality, and handled all aspects of appliance procurement and installation. My house was beautiful when finished - I would have bought it if I could! She topped it off by staging it so it looked even better, took professional photos, and then had superb real estate experts show the house. They gave me periodic updates and feedback - all along keeping my hopes up for a fair price. Donna and her staff are truly the best real estate professionals I have ever worked with and I have bought and sold many houses in the past 30 years (former military!)
Walter Ennaco
When we bought our home eight years ago, Donna Kerr was the seller’s agent. We had such a good time working with her back then that when we had outgrown our first home, and were ready to buy a new one, working with Donna was the clear choice. We loved our home, but we also knew that our small and outdated kitchen was going to pose a problem for getting it sold. Jen Clark, one of the designers working with Donna helped us clear that hurdle by designing and overseeing a kitchen renovation that turned our biggest negative into our best selling point. In addition to the kitchen reno, Jen helped us come up with a plan for decluttering and she staged our home beautifully, and thoughtfully – taking into consideration that we were still living, and working, in the home with two small children. They didn’t stop there. Donna aggressively marketed our home and we had an offer and a contract in under two weeks. Now we’re looking for a new home and Donna’s expertise and knowledge of the area has been invaluable. She’s taken the time to get to know us, and we feel like she has a solid understanding of what we’re looking for in a home and a community. She’s even helped us look at houses that aren’t on the market yet. And when it came time to put in an offer, Donna helped us put together an offer that was within our budget but still beat out two other offers. As an added bonus, Donna has even helped keep an eye on our kids when we’ve needed to bring them with us to look at homes. Part therapist, part designer, part friend, part babysitter, and more: Donna and her team have been fantastic. We often feel like we’re her only clients even though we know we aren’t. Selling and buying a home is stressful, but Donna, and everyone on her team, has helped make the process run as smoothly as possible. If we need to move again, Donna will be the first call we make.
Ruth Martin
I have sold 7 houses in 5 different states over the last 35 years. This was the fastest sale of them all, probably because of the painting, tiling and cleaning that Donna had me do before the house went on the market. This was also the first house that I have had staged and that probably made a difference as well. There were a few bumps with the home inspection and related negotiations, but Donna was patient and helpful all the way. The pictures Donna took of the staged house were beautiful and she did a great job with marketing too.
Jane Getchell
I had a great experience working with Donna Kerr. She helped me sell my house faster than I could have asked for. Her staging experience is what really set the house over the edge. I really enjoyed working with someone with her expertise.
Mark Hishmeh
Jeffrey Reese recently my home at 10713 Glenhaven Drive in Silver Spring, MD. It was a pleasure working with someone so knowledgeable and professional. The home sold within a week due to Jeffrey and his assistant Jennifer Clarks dedication and experience. I would highly recommend him and the entire Donna Kerr Group.
Mark Hishmeh
I had a most positive experience with Jenny Dodd and the Donna Kerr Group. I told Jenny I was in a hurry to sell my house, and she sold it in two days for list price! I attribute the quick sale to Jenny's hard work. She swiftly created a comprehensive marketing plan, staged my home, and scheduled an open house. Jenny was available and responsive to not only me, but also to the buyer's agent. The entire process could not have gone any better.
Kim Wyatt
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 amazing value.
Kenneth and Jasmine Fuller
We were pretty strapped for cash and didn't have a lot to throw at fixing up the house. Donna and her designer Jenn were able to help us really make the most of a tight budget. They were also masters at helping to eliminate sentiment and emotion from the process, keeping our eyes on the goal, which was to attract a buyer. I really enjoyed working with Jenn and the house looked amazing when she was done with it. The marketing of the house was superb. I felt very confident in Donna's ability to negotiate on our behalf. I felt like she really listened to our concerns. There were times when I wanted to push an issue and I felt heard and respected as she talked me down, and confident that she understood me and would relay my concerns in a constructive way to the buyer. This was key, since we were selling the house from 1500 miles away. Donna was very good at weathering the occasional emotional outburst and calming our frustrations. Days before closing, we had a major flood in the house. Disaster! Donna kept everyone calm, got professionals in to do the work, and ultimately everything still went through. Donna calmed ruffled feathers, eased our minds and coordinated a not-small population of contractors through our home. She earned every dollar she made on that sale and kept all of our senses of humor intact. She closed on our house in what felt to us to be record time, at a price we were comfortable with. I would certainly work with her again in a heartbeat.
Kimberley Kissoyan
Donna and the rest of the Pure Energy Team were outstanding in every step of the sale of the house in Silver Spring. She provided solid insight into the market and a clear assessment of how our house was positioned in the marketplace. We were prepared to upgrade the house in order to increase its marketability and this is where her team excelled. They offered their recommendations on upgrading an out-dated kitchen, refinishing the basement and installing new windows among other things. And while they acted as the general contractor on all this work while we were working overseas, her team communicated with us so frequently and that we may as well have been a few miles away. Ultimately, Donna and her team did such a fine job on the renovations and the staging of the house we were a bit reluctant to sell. Ultimately, we got what we wanted for the house and had multiple offers after the first showing. We wouldn't hesitate to work with Donna again
Chris Baumgarten and Luis Rivera
Donna and her team of designers did an excellent job with my sale. The design recommendations made the house pop and they were fast and courteous. Quick time to a full price offer, even during the government shutdown!
Brad Gentner
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
I rate Donna Kerr's work selling my house as 5 star with no reservation. Donna has a keen eye for value and earned my business when she met me at the property and after a short tour of the property summarized the work to prep the house for sale that mirrored my own list. The house was in a good location and well-built but showed poorly after several years as a rental. Donna assembled a team including a designer, Cara Hunt, who works with Donna's firm, and a reliable prime contractor who gave a reasonable bid. Work started immediately. Donna was always available for questions and updates and I began to hear positive comments from the neighbors on the appearance of the house. Extensive work was completed quickly on time and on budget, including new oak floors, complete new kitchen, updating the bathrooms, cleaning and painting everything inside and out and minor landscaping. The house was transformed from dowdy to move in ready, showed beautifully and we had a full price contract the first day the house was listed. Donna is a pleasure to work with and her team exceeded my expectations in every respect. Donna provides an exceptional level of service. I made a good return on my investment, Donna made money on the increased sale price and the buyers were pleased with the purchase price and condition of their new home. It does not get any better. I have no reservation about giving Donna the highest recommendation. If you have a house to sell you should give Donna a call
Greg Burge
Donna Kerr has set up a fabulous team of herself, a designer and a close working relationship with a construction firm to make the optimum improvements to my 31-year-old home at the lowest possible cost. She did it quickly, with little effort on my part. The results were that I got lots of interest and sold at more than the asking price in a short time. I was delighted with all of this!
Gail Bentkover
The Donna Kerr Group have very professional and dedicated people that know how to make the home buying/selling process easier. When Donna Kerr helped us sell our home in 2009, we turned to her again when time came to sell our coop. Given that the property was in Maryland and our current residence is in South Carolina, they were able to handle and schedule any needed repairs, sprucing up, and removal of furniture that we were unable to handle. We were kept informed about all showings, contracts and resulting settlement processes. Their design team did a wonderful job showing off the property with a clean contemporary look and feel. Because of their dedication, the property sold the same week of the open house. We would highly recommend the Donna Kerr Group to anyone in the market to buy or sell a home, condo, or coop. They are the best.
Darrilyn and Joe Matsuki