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International President's Elite 


Certified Residential Specialist® (CRS), Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI)

More about Donna Vanneste

Having maintained place in the top 1% Nationwide within Coldwell Banker Realty for years, Donna has an exceptional understanding of the home buying and selling process. Donna’ business philosophy is simple: Donna strives to deliver a positive experience for every customer. This is accomplished through the collaborative efforts of the many members of our Coldwell Banker Realty Home services team who are dedicated to the success of your housing transaction. For over 35 years, Donna has been getting high marks from home buying and selling customers in Minnesota. It is Donna’s plan to continue this tradition and Donna looks forward to serving you.  

Donna Vanneste: Five daughters. Expert negotiator. Inspired. 
Accomplishments, Awards and Designations 

  • Licensed Realtor since 1986 
  • Has negotiated several thousand transactions 
  • Recognized as a top selling and listing agent
  • International President's Elite Member  
  • Top 1% within Coldwell Banker Realty International 
  • Member of Distinctive Homes-Previews Division 
  • Voted relocation agent of the year  
  • Identified by Star Tribune and Pioneer Press as a local real estate expert
  • Ranked in the top 150 residential sales agents in the country
  • Member of the National Who's Who of Real Estate
  • Ranked by City Business as the #1 agent in St. Paul and in the top three in the state measured by volume of closed sales
  • Voted Best Realtor in 2021 by Best of Shoreview Press
  • Listed in Forbes Magazine as a top 10 most dependable real estate professional in the central United States
  • Certified Residential Specialist 

Services Available  

  • Market knowledge and expertise 
  • Professional home evaluation and staging 
  • Professional marketing and state-of-the-art technology
  • Organized home-buying tours
  • Expert level of negotiating and analytical abilities
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Seller representation
  • Buyer representation
  • Home services
  • Relocation
  • Networking - strong relationships with over 3,000 past clients, hundreds of real estate professionals and local builders
  • One stop shopping - all the services you need under one roof with realty, mortgage, title, closing services, relocation services, insurance and home resource center
  • Preferred vendors - access to my time-tested preferred vendor list ~ these vendors can assist you when preparing your home for sale or making your new home shine! 


Coldwell Banker Realty has always led the way in emerging real estate technologies. As a home buying or selling customer, you can be confident that we will employ the most current technological tools to successfully market your home or make your home search an efficient process. This includes our proprietary HomeQuest property search software program and our robust internet marketing presence. 

Donna's listings are marketed to some of the most visited real estate sites on the web. This provides additional exposure for your listing and is a great benefit for her sellers who want their home to appear on as many sites as possible. Some of these sites include: 

  • AOL Real Estate
  • Enormo
  • (formally Homescape)
  • Oodle
  • Smarter Agent
  • Yahoo Real Estate

Meet Donna 

Having been born and raised in the Saint Paul area, Donna offers a unique to you experience. Donna Vanneste has an outstanding reputation as an industry leader with over 30 years of extensive real estate knowledge, an unsurpassed marketing plan, and a recognized ability to ensure that a transaction progresses smoothly.  Donna can find just the right neighborhood you want for your lifestyle. From the initial listing or selection of your home to the final closing, Donna is at your service, providing you with enthusiasm and passion. She is a dedicated realtor building relationships and exceeding expectations that you can depend on today and for generations into the future.