Donna Quarto

Agent

Donna Quarto

San Marco/San Jose Office

Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS®

(904) 770-6868 – Mobile
(904) 731-5800 – Office
Donna Quarto - Watson Real Estate

I have over 24 years of experience in the Real Estate industry, starting back in the 90's when interest rates on mortgages were over 10%. At that time people were renting apartments because they could not afford to purchase so that is where I started my career. After 6 years the housing market came back, as it always did, so at that point so I shifted out of the rental market and into the sales market. I sold over 120+ homes since achieving Gold, Bronze, Silver and President Elite awards each year selling over $8 million in sales per year. About three years ago we moved to Florida and began my career as an Associate Broker for Watson Realty, one of the largest Northeast Real Estate Companies. I achieved certifications for Lending tree Relocation Specialist, Leading LMS, Leading Sales Specialist, Lending Tree Specialist and Luxury Portfolio Specialist. I am also SRES and SFR certified. As a professional full time Realtor I will guide you through one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make- whether it is buying or selling a home. I will be by your side every step of the way. My passion is anything to do with Health and Fitness, My passions are traveling everywhere we love to explore other cultures and foods, I also love to bike, hike, have a beutiful dinner on a beach with a glass of wine with other half. My two dobermans are my babies their names are Roxy and Sadie we rescued Sadie from Safe Pet Rescue where we volunteer she was in a kill shelter we LOVE her and will help and donate our time anywhere it is needed. We love our church and have wonderful friends there.  Please visit zillow.com/donnaquarto, donna quarto@watsonrealtycorp, watsontestimonies/donnaquarto www.facebook.com/donnaquartowatsonrealty to see all my reviews on my customer satisfaction rating. Hire the Best!!!
Designations
  • SRES
  • SFR
Awards
  • Gold Pinnacle Club
I have over 24 years of experience in the Real Estate industry, starting back in the 90's when interest rates on mortgages were over 10%. At that time people were renting apartments because they could not afford to purchase so that is where I started my career. After 6 years the housing market came back, as it always did, so at that point so I shifted out of the rental market and into the sales market. I sold over 120+ homes since achieving Gold, Bronze, Silver and President Elite awards each year selling over $8 million in sales per year. About three years ago we moved to Florida and began my career as an Associate Broker for Watson Realty, one of the largest Northeast Real Estate Companies. I achieved certifications for Lending tree Relocation Specialist, Leading LMS, Leading Sales Specialist, Lending Tree Specialist and Luxury Portfolio Specialist. I am also SRES and SFR certified. As a professional full time Realtor I will guide you through one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make- whether it is buying or selling a home. I will be by your side every step of the way. My passion is anything to do with Health and Fitness, My passions are traveling everywhere we love to explore other cultures and foods, I also love to bike, hike, have a beutiful dinner on a beach with a glass of wine with other half. My two dobermans are my babies their names are Roxy and Sadie we rescued Sadie from Safe Pet Rescue where we volunteer she was in a kill shelter we LOVE her and will help and donate our time anywhere it is needed. We love our church and have wonderful friends there.  Please visit zillow.com/donnaquarto, donna quarto@watsonrealtycorp, watsontestimonies/donnaquarto www.facebook.com/donnaquartowatsonrealty to see all my reviews on my customer satisfaction rating. Hire the Best!!!
Designations
  • SRES
  • SFR
Awards
  • Gold Pinnacle Club
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Highly Recommended! I tried several real estate agents before I met Donna. With those agents, I was feeling frustrated because it seemed to me, none of them heard what I was looking for in the amenities or location of a home. They left it up to me, to find properties, and then I would not hear back from them. Donna from the start, immediately communicated with me, She found the houses I was looking for. And also knew what would work or not work with the bank. When she called me with a home, she had already met with the listing agent and learned about the pluses and minuses of the house, and its bottom line price. If you want a realtor that you can have confidence in, Call Donna Quarto!

Paul Gatke

I find Donna to be friendly, reliable, professional, and have a great sense of humor. She is knowledgeable and willingly shares information giving us (my husband and me) the tools needed to make appropriate decisions. I enjoyed the time I was with Donna and highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for an expert to assist with the purchasing and or selling of a home.

Sonia M. Balevre

Highly likely to recommend08/06/2017 - zuser20170412135005743Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Chimney Lakes, Jacksonville, FL.Review for Former Team Member: Donna QuartoLocal knowledge:Process expertise:Responsiveness:Negotiation skills:My wife and I were very fortunate to have discovered Donna to guide us on our search for the perfect home. She led us on an exploration that crossed many counties, settings, and locations before we found the home we were looking for, She was tireless in her efforts to find properties with the specifications we provided, even though we were often too prescriptive. Nevertheless, she did it, and did it perfectly. One of the most important qualities we admire about Donna is that she always had our interest at heart. She guided us and protected us from making errors in our unfamiliarity with the housing market. We are both 100% satisfied with Donna's extraordinary service and care. We plan to ask her to guide us on our next housing adventure of selling!

park and Sonia Balvere
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Highly Recommended! I tried several real estate agents before I met Donna. With those agents, I was feeling frustrated because it seemed to me, none of them heard what I was looking for in the amenities or location of a home. They left it up to me, to find properties, and then I would not hear back from them. Donna from the start, immediately communicated with me, She found the houses I was looking for. And also knew what would work or not work with the bank. When she called me with a home, she had already met with the listing agent and learned about the pluses and minuses of the house, and its bottom line price. If you want a realtor that you can have confidence in, Call Donna Quarto!

Paul Gatke

I find Donna to be friendly, reliable, professional, and have a great sense of humor. She is knowledgeable and willingly shares information giving us (my husband and me) the tools needed to make appropriate decisions. I enjoyed the time I was with Donna and highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for an expert to assist with the purchasing and or selling of a home.

Sonia M. Balevre

Highly likely to recommend08/06/2017 - zuser20170412135005743Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Chimney Lakes, Jacksonville, FL.Review for Former Team Member: Donna QuartoLocal knowledge:Process expertise:Responsiveness:Negotiation skills:My wife and I were very fortunate to have discovered Donna to guide us on our search for the perfect home. She led us on an exploration that crossed many counties, settings, and locations before we found the home we were looking for, She was tireless in her efforts to find properties with the specifications we provided, even though we were often too prescriptive. Nevertheless, she did it, and did it perfectly. One of the most important qualities we admire about Donna is that she always had our interest at heart. She guided us and protected us from making errors in our unfamiliarity with the housing market. We are both 100% satisfied with Donna's extraordinary service and care. We plan to ask her to guide us on our next housing adventure of selling!

park and Sonia Balvere

Being an out of state owner, I have enjoyed working with Donna. I have found her to be available, hard working and very professional. She will give you 5 star service from Florida. I give her my highest praise, and my experience has been an enjoyable one.

GREG WATTS

I used zillow when home shopping and was contacted by Donna, there was no prior contact between us until then. Anyway, my loan has had multiple issues (on bank end and inspections). Donna has gone above and beyond to handle things to keep the loan moving forward, including finding contractors to fix the sellers property. I would recommend her to anyone i know who is trying to get a new home.

Jeffery Herzog

Enjoyed working with Donna in the pursuit of a new home. She was accessible and helpful in every phase of the process. Being a first time homebuyer in Florida, she provided great insight regarding location, new construction, and current buyer incentives. Given Donna's years of experience and work ethic, she proved to be a great partner in completing the home buying process.

Andrew cox

Super,very enjoyable to work with.very knowledgeable,outstanding personal care and understanding

Les smith

Donna is hard working and devoted to helping you find your dream property. She really cares about your concerns and goes out of her way to present all the information you need. Donna is a true professional who you'll want to stay friends with. She's the only realtor you'll ever need in the Saint Augustine area.

Angela Gaudioso- Klein

I found Donna through a search engine (don't even remember which one); it returned 2 agents, and I chose her because of her years of experience. Donna was available every minute of the day; seriously, she was in Mexico when she first reached out to me. She treated me like a loving parent, making sure that her daughter got a good deal -- and I really needed that kind of treatment; I was nervous, scared, and unknowledgeable. She was always honest, asked the home owners questions I never considered! I remember standing outside of the title office after closing and telling her that I felt like we were breaking up. LOL!

K. Jordan

Ms. Quarto will help you whether it be location, price and amenities when buying a home. Her expertise is hearing what your looking for and following thru. Truly appreciate all the help she's given me.

PGregory

I have not yet met Donna but I can attest to how professional and charming she is on the phone. I am looking forward to working with Donna. Kind Regards, Bill Johnston

Bill Johnston

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We were contacted by Donna through a referral agency. Donna exceeded all of my expectations for an agent. We relocated from another State and I traveled down ahead of time to look at potential properties. Donna had prepared multiple listings for us to see one day and made appointments to see new   construction the following. She is very organized, knowledgeable and took into considerations our interests when searching for our final home. Thank you Donna, we could not have done it without you. 

Kerri Thorngate

Great Lady, honest, very easy to talk to.

Louise Black

Donna has truly gone above and beyond. I'm entering the rental investment market for the first time in a new market and she's walked me through every step. Absolutely excellent.

Jen

Donna is extremely dedicated to her cliants and not just interested in pushing the next house on someone. She brings up the issues as she sees them and guides you away from the probem home and on to something more suitable.

ANDREW GIRARDI

You are doing your best its just my creadit sore you are very helpful to me.i now in my heart.you are one of the best person i have talk to feel like i nown you all my life but never. Seen you in person. Thanks for everything you did for me. George battle

george battle

Very pleasant to work with!

Kourtney Eldredge

Donna quickly understood what we were looking for in a new home and on the second day of our search took us to the right location. She has been very good at keeping in contact and communicating all of the necessary information to us on the closing process.

Denis and Nancy Caissie

I was a great experience for me personally. very professional. Thank you very much Donna.

Hersson Handler

Donna Quarto has been very helpful in Our Search for The Perfect Home. She has been by our side from the very beginning, every step of the way, no matter the time, day or night. She is a Go~Getter.....Always looking out for Our Best Interest. We appreciate her so much for helping us along. Donna Is Awesome!! ~ The Sheehans

Kelly Sheehan

   Highly likely to recommend06/04/2012 - user884814
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I recently worked with Donna in both areas of this industry, buying my new home and then selling my old one once we moved. Donna did the impossible and sold my old house when no one else could. Although the house was a great house and in beautiful condition, the location was not ideal and 9 out of 10 times that was the deal breaker. Donna also recommended associates (attorneys) for buying the new home and selling the old home who were extremely professional and made both experiences painless.

I also contacted Donna when my mother in law was looking for a home and within 2 weeks she scheduled several showing and we found the perfect home that was exactly what we were looking for. I would recommend Donna to anyone and everyone looking to buy/sell their home.

Stephen

stephen scotto

 Highly likely to recommend06/06/2012 - user1473349
Sold a Single Family home in 2000 in Meiers Corners, Staten Island, NY.Local knowledge: 
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Donna is always extremely professional with her business. I have bought and sold houses with her and am very pleased with every aspect of her expertise. She understands the local markets and can always give sound advice given the current housing market.

Laura

   Highly likely to recommend03/19/2013 - user8057352
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $400K in Bay Terrace, Staten Island, NY.Local knowledge: 
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Donna was extremely helpful in assisting my fiance and I in buying our first home. We had many questions and she was able to answer them fully. Donna worked day and night to help us find a house that she knew we would like; she went above and beyond for us. We worked with two previous realtors in our search for our home in Staten Island and nothing compared to her professionalism, dedication and determination to to help us. I would highly recommend her to everyone!

Vikki

Ms Donna Quarto was excellent on her assignment. She would keep me info on a daily basic on the process. We communicated on line by email due to the fact I was leaving out of state during this period. She work hard in accomplishing the selling of my house. She was consist and informative, I had very little to do, she handled all actions on her own. I will put Ms Donna Quarto against your best seller and give them three days start. Again Ms Donna Quarto was outstanding and a pure professional

Charles D Harris

It was my pleasure to have Donna Quarto represent me in the recent purchase of a property in St. Augustine. Donna's knowledge of the St. Augustine real estate market was important to me because she was able to narrow down available properties to what I was looking for, which saved me a lot of time. She is very organized and was very helpful during the whole buying/inspection/closing process, keeping me updated on everything, which was important because I am from out of state. I would highly recomend Donna for anyone looking to purchase property in the St. Augustine area.

John Thorp

Highly likely to recommend09/21/2013 - user24170428 
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Great Kills, Staten Island, NY.Local knowledge:
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This was my first experience selling a house. I am a single mom, and Donna was there every step of the way. She was always available to help me and answer my questions. She made the entire process of selling my home, a very quick, and simple one. Donna was able to sell my house so fast, (much  quicker than I expected) I moved in with my mom until my house was ready! Donna is an extremely organized, and went over and beyond to be available to me, whenever I needed her. Donna made the entire process a very simple, and enjoyable one

Lynn

I would love for some feedback regarding my service

James Brian Gentry


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Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $325K in Rossville, Staten Island, NY.Local knowledge:
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Donna is one of a kind - a real estate agent who truly takes the time to get to know her clients and doesn't stop until she has found the perfect house for you. She is very professional, down to earth, thorough in her research, and extremely knowledgeable about the area. My husband and I had been  looking at houses on and off for the past year and a half, and throughout the entire process, Donna remained patient and upbeat, confident that we would find our dream home - which we did! We are so grateful for everything that Donna has done for us.

sal


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Donna is one of a kind - a real estate agent who truly takes the time to get to know her clients and doesn't stop until she has found the perfect house for you. She is very professional, down to earth, thorough in her research, and extremely knowledgeable about the area. My husband and I had been  looking at houses on and off for the past year and a half, and throughout the entire process, Donna remained patient and upbeat, confident that we would find our dream home - which we did! We are so grateful for everything that Donna has done for us.

shelley

 Highly likely to recommend06/21/2012 - user3891870
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Donna Quarto assisted my husband and I will selling our first home and in buying our second home. We had a very positive experience in both instances and are very appreciative for all of her help and would certainly recommend her services to friends/ family in the future.

larry

Highly likely to recommend10/06/2012 - sicregin
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Eltingville, Staten Island, NY.Local knowledge:
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Donna is highly skilled in the real estate business and knows the Staten Island market inside and out. Through the entire process of working with her I always knew she was on my side, going over and above what I had expected from an agent. Donna was always available to address any questions or  concerns I had throughout the entire process. She told me when she puts her mind to something she always gets it done and that's exactly what she did for us. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants an aggressive agent who will work hard and ultimately get their home sold.

lori cregin

Highly likely to recommend04/13/2013 - user0691662 
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Donna is pleasure to work with. I met Donna just two month ago but already feel like I have known her forever. Donna represented me as both a buyers and sellers agent. Donna will tell you the truth even if it’s not what you want to hear. She’s a very hard worker and on top of everything! If you  are looking for a no nonsense type of person who will do their job right, Donna is definitely the person for you. Donna is model of what a realtor should be. She does her homework right. She is always available, professionalism and most of all honesty and cares about her clients and is very protective of them. She is prepared for anything and she gets you prepared as well. She knows pricing and comparable homes; she knows what the banks going to need before even ask. She is a testament of her “hands on” approach to real estate business. She is extremely generous, caring and fair and well respected in the industry. She is amazing negotiating skills are like no other. Donna have magic fairy dust hidden up her sleeves somewhere. Having had experience with other realtors I can say that she is by far the best in business. She has very deserving earned my trust Donna has far exceeded my expectations of how a real estate transaction could be executed. She knows how to deal with the public and difficult lawyers! I would say if you need a great realtor Donna is the only one. I highly recommend her

Lenny

Highly likely to recommend09/21/2013 - user24170428 
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Great Kills, Staten Island, NY.Local knowledge:
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This was my first experience selling a house. I am a single mom, and Donna was there every step of the way. She was always available to help me and answer my questions. She made the entire process of selling my home, a very quick, and simple one. Donna was able to sell my house so fast, (much  quicker than I expected) I moved in with my mom until my house was ready! Donna is an extremely organized, and went over and beyond to be available to me, whenever I needed her. Donna made the entire process a very simple, and enjoyable on

melissa

   Highly likely to recommend06/01/2012 - user738484
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $550K in Huguenot, Staten Island, NY.Local knowledge: 
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When we met Donna, we were already desperate from our home search- we had been at it close to a year and traversing three Boros. She immediately understood our needs and, as we were looking, saved us much time by cutting short the presentations if she sensed we were not thrilled with a particular place. This came in very handy; we had very limited time to spend. She knew her stock well, unlike some prior Realtors  we dealt with. She was always in our corner in the truest sense and gave some very sound advice in what became a series of tricky situations regarding our dream home purchase. We could not have done it without Donna.

lori

 Highly likely to recommend06/04/2012 - user327256
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $150K in Tottenville, Staten Island, NY.Local knowledge: 
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Donna Quarto is profesional, dedicated, a hard worker and an excellent negotiator. She sold my home for me when no one would touch it. She made me feel both comfortable and confident in her abilities and she was able to do what many others told me was impossible.. When the situation with my house was peril, Donna became pro active. She never gave up and in fact raised my spirits when I needed it. She was always available and her knowledge was without limits.....

linda

   Highly likely to recommend06/11/2012 - user5261649
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $325K in Rossville, Staten Island, NY.Local knowledge: 
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Donna is one of a kind - a real estate agent who truly takes the time to get to know her clients and doesn't stop until she has found the perfect house for you. She is very professional, down to earth, thorough in her research, and extremely knowledgeable about the area. My husband and I had been looking at houses on and off for the past year and a half, and throughout the entire process, Donna remained patient and upbeat, confident that we would find our dream home - which we did! We are so grateful for everything that Donna has done for us.

maureen

 Highly likely to recommend10/06/2012 - sicregin
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Eltingville, Staten Island, NY.Local knowledge: 
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Donna is highly skilled in the real estate business and knows the Staten Island market inside and out. Through the entire process of working with her I always knew she was on my side, going over and above what I had expected from an agent. Donna was always available to address any questions or concerns I had throughout the entire process. She told me when she puts her mind to something she always gets it done and that's exactly what she did for us. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants an aggressive agent who will work hard and ultimately get their home sold.

Lori

   Highly likely to recommend01/08/2013 - user4510423
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $400K in Annadale, Staten Island, NY.Local knowledge: 
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Donna was such a pleasure to work with. She was honest from the beginning to the end, which I really appreciated about her. She will tell you the truth even if it’s not what you want to hear. She’s a very hard worker and on top of EVERYTHING! If you are looking for a no nonsense type of person who will do their job right, Donna is definitely the person for you. Opposed to other agents I’ve tried (3) she was the model of what a realtor should be. She does her homework right. She had our home on Staten Island in a contract to sell within 2 months. She was nothing short of the utmost professional. I would definitely use her again if the opportunity ever arises.

Stephen

   Highly likely to recommend04/13/2013 - user0691662
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Donna is pleasure to work with. I met Donna just two month ago but already feel like I have known her forever. Donna represented me as both a buyers and sellers agent. Donna will tell you the truth even if it’s not what you want to hear. She’s a very hard worker and on top of everything! If you are looking for a no nonsense type of person who will do their job right, Donna is definitely the person for you. Donna is model of what a realtor should be. She does her homework right. She is always available, professionalism and most of all honesty and cares about her clients and is very protective of them. She is prepared for anything and she gets you prepared as well. She knows pricing and comparable homes; she knows what the banks going to need before even ask. She is a testament of her “hands on” approach to real estate business. She is extremely generous, caring and fair and well respected in the industry. She is amazing negotiating skills are like no other. Donna have magic fairy dust hidden up her sleeves somewhere. Having had experience with other realtors I can say that she is by far the best in business. She has very deserving earned my trust Donna has far exceeded my expectations of how a real estate transaction could be executed. She knows how to deal with the public and difficult lawyers! I would say if you need a great realtor Donna is the only one. I highly recommend her.

Kerri

   Highly likely to recommend09/16/2013 - Snowbdr6
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in New Brighton, Staten Island, NY.Local knowledge: 
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I highly recommend Donna Quartro as a top of the line Real Estate Agent. In the past 10 years, I have worked with many agents to get my proprties sold and Donna is definetly one of the best agents I ever worked with. She is very knowledgeable of the current market status and the NY state laws regarding real estate. She is also very Internet savy and had my home listed on various web sites. Her negotiating skills are very strong. We were set to close our home when Sandy hit the tri-state. Our home survived Sandy but our closing was delayed. Donna helped smooth the process along in a timely manner during a very difficult time. Communication was excellent. We loved her so much that we gave my in-laws listing to her and her associates. My in-laws accepted an offer within 2 weeks of her listing their property. You will not be dissapointed if you go with Donna Quarto!

Jamie

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