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

More about Donna Vanneste

Business Philosophy

Our business philosophy is simple: We strive to deliver a positive experience for every customer. This is accomplished through the collaborative efforts of the many members of our team who are dedicated to the success of your housing transaction. For nearly 39 years, we've been getting high marks from our home buying and selling customers in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. It is our plan to continue this tradition and we look forward to serving you. Donna Vanneste: Five daughters. Expert negotiator. Inspired.

Accomplishments, Awards and Designations

  • Licensed Realtorreg; since 1986
  • Has negotiated several thousand transactions
  • Recognized as a top selling and listing agent
  • President's Circle member
  • 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
  • Listed in Forbes Magazine as a top 10 most dependable real estate professional in the central United States
  • Certified Residential Specialist

Industry Affiliations

  • St. Paul Area Association of Realtorsreg;
  • Minnesota Association of Realtorsreg;
  • National Association of Realtorsreg;

Menu of Services

  • 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 Burnet 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

A successful home purchase or marketing campaign includes more than putting a sign in your front yard. One of the most important decisions in buying or selling your property is the selection of a market-savvy professional. Donna Vanneste has an outstanding reputation as an industry leader with over 25 years of extensive real estate knowledge, an unsurpassed marketing plan, and a recognized ability to ensure that a transaction progresses smoothly.

It is important to Donna to really listen and understand her clients' needs to effectively move them forward to achieve their real estate goals. Donna has her hand on the pulse of what is happening in our metro neighborhoods. She will partner with you during this exciting process, navigating you through the complexities, with open and honest communication, with attention to detail from start to finish. 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 Realtorreg;, building relationships and exceeding expectations that you can depend on today and for generations into the future.