Donna Eckard

    Donna Eckard

    I am a PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON with CENTURY 21 PREFERRED Clear Lake, Iowa. I serve the entire North Iowa area, including Clear Lake, Mason City and all the surrounding Communities. My goal is to make the buying or selling of your home a great experience for you. As a recognized and respected Real Estate Agent with CENTURY 21 PREFERRED I am located in the Clear Lake office. I have over 35 years experience in the real estate field buying and refurbishing and selling and for the past 10 years as a Realtor Associate. I am Your Real Estate Professional and a full-time Realtor.
    Choosing to buy or sell your home is one of the most important decisions of your life and should not be taken lightly. That's why it is in your best interest to associate yourself with a full time Realtor who has experience, who works and lives where you live, and with whom you feel comfortable. If you choose me to be your Realtor, rest assured that you will be dealing with a true Professional who will provide you personalized service and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
    I am a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Iowa Association of Realtors as well as the North Iowa Regional Board of Realtors and the Greater Mason City Board of Realtors. If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, please call 641-529-1525 today to see what I can do for you. "DEDICATED TO HELPING YOU MAKE THE RIGHT MOVE"

    My Client Testimonials

    Donna was super patient with us and willing to work with our schedule and lining up other houses we may like to help us find the home we love. ~ Kirsten Brackey-mason city
    She is an excellent listener and always responds with a helpful answer or opinion. Selling a home is an emotional thing and she was sensitive and understanding. She knew the 'right way' to prepare my home for showing which is was unaware of. I would recommend Donna Eckard to my acquaintances who might be selling their home. She is 'easy' to be around and you always feel she is there to help during the whole process and appears confident in her role as a real estate agent. ~ Georgia R. Nguyen
    Donna was noted on zillow and more importantly your team was recommended by the Amber Garafalo team of Cross Country Mortgage out of Minneapolis with whom I originated my mortgage. Donna was an excellent agent. She was very helpful and anticipated my needs. Excellent service. I will highly recommend! ~ Brendan Moss, Mason City
    Donna did a great job for us and we would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone buying or selling property in Clear Lake. ~ Greg and Julie Nicholas, Clear Lake
    Super agent throughout the buying process. Great patience with hoops thrown at us by Rocket Mortgage and the appraisal process. Worked well with selling agent to get me into the property l and out of the hotel prior to closing. Thank you Donna! ~ Gregory Gomery, Mason City, IA
    We are happy about our decision to add this property to our purchase and appreciate Donna's assistance in all of our dealings with our sale and purchases. ~ Steve and Amber Soria, Clear Lake
    We realize the market in our new location is very competitive so we were extremely appreciate the way Donna navigated through all the sales of properties and the way she aggresivelu sought to find us the right home for us. ~ Steve Soria, Clear Lake
    My wife and I both agree that is was a pleasure having Donna handle the sale of our property. ~ Steve Soria, Clear Lake
    Donna Eckard kept us well informed of any questions the buyer had - she kept us well informed and was quick to ask questions if the new buyer had any. Donna was excellent and professional in every way. ~ Al/Glenys Schloemer, 1310 Village Road F-1, Clear Lake, IA 50428
    My mom, Donna Eckard, is the perfect balance between tough and charming. When you're making a big financial, personal and sometimes emotional decision, you want someone who will be a good listener, a strong negotiator and who is respected by her peers. My Mom meets all expectations. I worked with her to prepare and sell my home and buy a new one. She was a great coach and a savvy marketer and she sold my home within 48 hours. She also coached me through a difficult buying process and I am extremely happy in my new home. Thanks Mom! ~ Tonja Eckard, Clear Lake IA
    Donna Eckard did an excellent job in selling our house. Everything went very well and she was very good at keeping us informed. ~ Dan Moretz Hanlontown
    We chose Donna as we have known her for several years and have heard from friends with whom she's dealt that she is a realtor whose integrity is of utmost importance to her. Donna was committed to getting our acreage sold and went way over and above normal avenues to accomplish this. During the process of selling our acreage, Donna kept us informed and also made suggestions as to what we could do to enhance the property to make it attractive to prospective buyers. Having never sold a property before, we didn't know exactly what to expect so we leaned heavily on Donna to be our guide throughout the process. Her wisdom and approachability were so appreciated and made everything a cohesive experience. Even during a pandemic, Donna's ability as a realtor never waivered and she was tireless in working toward a satisfying conclusion. ~ Dave and Becky Butz, Clear Lake, IA
    Donna was a huge source of knowledge and experience in selling. Y home. She told me exactly what to do priced it right and it sold 48 hours after going on the market. She put in a lot of time and effort always keeping me informed of the process. I would highly recommend her! Thanks Mom! ~ Tonja Eckard Clear Lake IA
    I did some research on sales and reviews prior to contacting Donna Eckard. Donna choreographed the staging of our home and did an awesome job! I truly believe that it was a tremendous advantage to the sale of our home in the short time that it was listed with her. ~ Nancy Walker, Clear Lake, Iowa
    Donna was so knowledgeable and caring while we searched for homes in the area. She is honest and upfront and knew exactly what we were looking for in a home, making it easy to trust her opinions! She guided us especially on location, knowing which neighborhoods we would prefer over others and being transparent about properties that she felt would not fit our needs and which were a great buy. Thank you Donna for being so trustworthy! We have recommended you several times for those looking to purchase a home in the North Iowa area. We appreciate your help and support! ~ James and Whitney Stephenson - Mason City
    As we got to know Donna Eckard, her consistent good judgement, market knowledge, and conduct earned our trust and respect. It seems anyone buying or selling real estate in the north Iowa area would find the same qualities if they engaged her help. ~ Fred Clark North Iowa
    I can't say enough nice things about Donna. She went above and beyond helping us sell this house. First, coming in after a previous realtor had dropped the ball, to say the least. She was so patient, explaining what she was doing, what was expected on her end and ours, and making sure every detail was handled. She truly cares that your requests are fulfilled and that you are not just a quota to be reached. ~ Ciar C, Clear Lake, IA
    Donna went above and beyond to help us sell our home! In communications, staging, and advertising she exceeded our expectations and was thorough. ~ Eric and Bethany, Clear Lake, IA
    Donna was the perfect agent to deal with novice clients. Though we are seniors, this was our very first experience with a real estate agent as we have lived for over forty years on the "family" farm. Donna understood the extremely big step it was in our lives to leave the country for a home in town and she displayed empathy and understanding. During each step of the process, she was beside us, keeping us informed and knowledgeable about the necessary procedures. We were totally confident that at each juncture, she had as her primary consideration what was best for us. ~ Dave and Becky Butz, Clear Lake, Iowa
    Donna was on top of everything and helped keep the process moving forward. She was always quick at answering my questions, whether it was by text, email or a phone call and always polite. I will recommend her to anyone. ~ James Teachout Forest City, Ia
    Donna did well in finding the type of property I was in need of, was good at answering questions I had and helpful in the whole process of buying a rental I was in the market for ~ Sandy Mark
    We appreciate everything you did for our family! Thank you for helping us find our forever home!! ~ Erica Pischel, Mason City
    Donna was attentive and did not pressure us as we were pursuing the purchase of a home. She was also helpful in giving us her opinion when we asked. She was accommodating to our schedule and was careful in walking us through the paperwork. We would be glad to use her again! ~ Eric, Clear Lake
    We felt Donna had a great knowledge of the local market, set a good sale price resulting in a quick sale. We were absentee owners so she did the extra work to facilitate the paperwork and process through internet and overnight mail. Left to our own devices we would have not put the house on the market until springtime. Donna said it would sell in spite of it being November. She was right. ~ J and J Young, Cedar Rapids, IA
    I worked with Donna Eckard before she became a Realtor. I appreciated her moral choices and trustworthiness and knew she would be a great realtor. She listed my mother's house for an amount that my mother, brother and I were please with. She made suggestions on how she would like to show the property. She also contacted people to do the work for some minor improvements. When the house went up for sale, she got 8 offers on the property the first day and all offers were over asking. We chose an offer and received payment in 30± days. What a good choice we made, having Donna Eckard sell mom's house. ~ Ron Bier, Mason City
    Donna listened to what I wanted in a place to buy. She was patient with me, understanding that I couldn't move until summer. She showed me properties that I liked. She talked about other properties that she didn't show me because they didn't fit my budget or what I wanted. Donna was very helpful to me. I had never purchased property before. She didn't pressure me. She was willing to answer my questions. And my brother's questions. (He lives in another part of Iowa). She helped me realize that Clear Lake Real Estate is different from other parts of Iowa. There is more demand and not as much available. When my brother questioned the cost of the condo, he suggested that I look at Zillow. com and also at Cerro Gerdo County Assessors. I did this and the price was in line with others that have sold recently. I looked at another condo unit from the outside, but wasn't impressed. Donna said that those units had problems with water in the basement and were not as nice. She answered the other questions my brother had. ~ Arlys Bohnker Clear Lake
    I would highly recommend Donna Eckard! We sold our family condo in one day, thanks to all of Donnas efforts. She was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. She answered all our questions and guided us well through the selling process. She knows how to make your home look appealing and does an excellent job of marketing. She is accessible, dependable and detail oriented. If you want a realtor that goes above and beyond and provides results that exceed your expectations - then you, too, will be happy you selected Donna Eckard! ~ Nancy Landess, Des Moines
    I was impressed with the thorough professionalism that Donna undertook to make our house as attractive and marketable as possible. The set up for photography was impressive and the results were immediate when it was listed. We only had one day of showings and it produced a buyer. The whole experience was amazing, and effective. Thank you for everything. ~ Ken & Lavaun, Clear Lake, IA
    Donna was very helpful in our home search. She really listened to what we were looking for and she knows the area very well. We had a great experience! ~ Neal and Roxanne Saul
    Our family have used Donna for numerous buying and selling of property. She is honest, knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to work with. We have always been great to work with her and we would use her again. ~ Stan and Elaine Meyer 7104 275th Way Clear Lake, IA
    Donna was wonderful. She was pleasant, easy to work with and above all, so patient with us. We looked at almost 13 houses and never once did she pressure us into making a decision that wasn't right for us. Donna was amazingly thorough and had extensive knowledge of all aspects of our deal. From the offer to the closing, everything was on point. We would trust Donna and most definitely use her services again and recommend her to family and friends. ~ Angie Perez, Mason City Iowa
    Donna was very excellent to work with as the sellers agent. As the buyers and sellers of our own property we had a different agent. I could recommend Donna as an agent to others, but of course we have an agent that we are happy with. ~ Mary Thoms
    You were great to work with. Answered any questions and helped us when you knew we wanted the house. Very happy with everything beginning to end. ~ Gruver clear lake
    Donna made the process of selling my house easy and she was very knowledgeable. I would definitely pick her again if I needed to buy or sell a house in the area!!! ~ Chris Fleming, Nora Springs
    We have known Donna and appreciate her knowledge and honesty, and she holds her clients in high regards. ~ Stan and Elaine Meyer, Clear lake, IA
    Donna was very attentive she made excelent suggestion to prepare this house For Sale. Highly reccomend her to anyone who is interested in buying or selling a home. I may be prejudice because she is my wife but everyone will Love her! ~ Bill Eckard
    Had a great buying and selling experience with Donna Eckard and Century 21!! Donna was available to show us the homes we wanted to see and put zero pressure on us. Once we found the house we wanted we followed her advice to sell our home quickly and it worked! She put lots of effort into prepping our home for showings. Then the Century 21 Team got it sold too!! Thank you to Donna and all the agents involved in our shopping and selling experience! ~ The Bohachs, Mason City, Iowa
    Had a great buying and selling experience with Donna Eckard and Century 21!! Donna was available to show us the homes we wanted to see and put zero pressure on us. Once we found the house we wanted we followed her advice to secure that home at the price we wanted and to sell our home quickly and it worked! She put lots of effort into prepping our home for showings. Then the Century 21 Team got it sold too!! Thank you to Donna and all the agents involved in our shopping and selling experience! ~ Chris and Lisa Bohach, Mason City, Iowa
    Donna Eckard is a very hardworking, professional realtor. She understand the real estate business and is always very helpful. She provides feedback in a timely manner and has good advice regarding ways to market a home. While Donna was not the realtor that sold our house, we feel it was her suggestions and input that facilitated the sale. We would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a realtor. ~ Wendy Clear Lake Iowa
    Donna has a thorough and complete knowledge of Clear Lake geography, knows the neighborhoods, has familiarity with local government and the contact people for smooth transition in relocation, is very knowledgeable about the seller/purchase status of properties in Clear Lake and shares all of her knowledge and insight in a understandable, non-intimidating fashion. She is personable, accommodating, and easy to reach. Donna is certainly detail oriented. She always, without fail, answered all of my questions, even when I know I asked the same question more than once, and never made me feel like I was being "fit" into her schedule- I felt "important" to her. I will ALWAYS insist and refer Donna Eckard for anyone I know who is looking for a home in Clear Lake or the surrounding area. Donna was on top of everything that I needed to complete, and always reassured me when any particular task was hers to complete, saying, "It's my's what I do...don't worry about that - I'll take care of it". Even in the "down time", or waiting period till closing, "checked in" with me just to ask if everything was going okay. I love her for that. Because I purchased a home that the seller had not originally listed through Century 21, Donna was an excellent liaison between realty companies. Donna is the standard by which all realtors should perform. ~ Barb, Clear Lake.
    We have known Donna Eckard for several years and were confident her personal and professional life fit with the way we would like the job done. In fact, we were confident if it were a job we were capable of performing ourselves, it would have been done the way we saw Donna do it. ~ Fred & Marian, Mason City, Iowa
    Donna Eckard is my wife and she goes above and beyond what is expected. She always 2 step ahead of the client. Of course I am biased but she is excellent in everything she does in the Real Estate business. ~ Bill Eckard Clear Lake Iowa
    We have been impressed by Donna Eckard's commitment to advertising and promoting her properties in the local newspaper, the Clear Lake Mirror-Reporter. She is very attentive to details and always very professional. Donna Eckard was extremely knowledgeable about the local market and provided us with good information and advice. She helped us tremendously by offering her opinion as to a new color pallet, flooring products, advised repairs, helped line up contractors and followed up on all. ~ Marianne & Dano Morf, Clear Lake, Iowa
    Donna did a great job in suggestions for preparation of our house to be sold. Donna kept us updated throughout the sale of our house , I found her to be a caring and professional realtor, Mary Jo Keenan j ~ Mary Jo Keenan. Clear Lake IA
    Donna Eckard is a seasoned professional with much knowledge in sales and of local laws and closing requirements. She PROMPTLY got me the necessary paperwork in order to close this property. Alot of realtors do not get their paperwork out but she did. i do not believe that i would have been able to sell my home for as much as i did without her. there were some showings of my home from her office and they were really good agents. one in particular stood out, a Scott Johnson. Very good agent. Also, whenever i dropped something off at the office or had other interaction with other brokers or possibly receptionists in her office they were very friendly and i knew that my paperwork was in good hands and safe. Donna Eckard is a consummate professional, I would highly recommend her to other Sellers and Buyers. You are in GOOD HANDS with her. ~ margaret enright, clear lake iowa
    We would highly recommend Donna as the number one broker. Donna showed our home to many, helped make the home more appealing even with very little furniture in it. She advised us each time there was interest in our home. Donna was always available for help and questions for the offers or anything else we needed. She helped set up the right people when things needed to be done. Donna is very personable with great ethics and we so appreciated all she did for us. ~ Dan & Dee Thompson, Clear Lake, IA
    Donna responded immediately to my inquiry call. She listened to me, and gave great advice and suggestions to accomplish a successful sale. I live out of state and Donna went beyond her normal responsibilities to help make the process as convenient for me possible. From the first meeting with Donna I felt I had the broker who would guide me through the entire process, which is something I needed. ~ Loree, Kansas City
    I may be prejudice because I am married to Donna Eckard but she is the hardest working Realtor I know always goes above and beyond what is exected. ~ Bill Eckard Clear Lake, IA
    I cannot speak highly enough of Donna's knowledge, patience, and expertise with first of all finding the right property, then helping with the whole rest of the process that had plenty of bumps in the road (not because of Donna). She was always there to help and consistently had a great attitude. I would highly recommend her and will definitely reach out to her next time I need a realtor in the Mason City area. ~ Chris, Mason City
    Donna is a great to person to work with. ~ Dustin Dyre, Fertile
    The selling of my Mother's house was pretty emotional for me. With help from Donna Eckard and the vast networking available at Century 21, her house sold in about 2 weeks. I could not have done this alone. Thanks again Donna! ~ Terry Elliott-Carman, Clear Lake, Iowa
    Donna Eckard at first meeting was professional and enthusiastic. She has a good understanding of the local community. Donna made the experience seamless. Using text messaging and phone messaging helped expedite our communications. She is very friendly. I was delighted at how quickly the process worked for me. I had a great property to sell, Donna understood that and marketed it accordingly. I would recommend Donna Eckard to other home sellers/buyers in the Clear Lake, Iowa area. ~ Mary Harris Eagan, MN
    Donna was extremely professional and made suggestions for improvements that sold it in a hurry I would recommend her to anyone - ~ janet dorenkamp clear lake,ia
    Donna Eckard was wonderful to work with in purchasing our second home at the lake. She was timely in responding to any questions or concerns we had about the property. We were able to close on this property in a timely manner, as she helped push that along. We will use Donna in any other purchases and I would highly recommend her to our friends and family. Thank you, Donna! Will contact you when we are ready for an "upgrade"! ;) ~ Molly Berte, Ventura, IA
    Donna Eckard is FANTASTIC. Very task oriented. Keeps on point when talking. I would recommend her any day. She is very knowledgeable of the local market and realistic in the sales goal. Very easy to contact, and always gets back to me if she can't talk at the moment. ~ Janet Grey


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