Donna Nordby joined the Terra Firma Global Partners Sonoma Offices in 2013. As a lifelong Sonoma County resident, Donna brings a strong knowledge of the County and its various communities. Having co-owned Nordby Electric in Santa Rosa for the last 20 years with her husband, Keith, gives her an additional skill set and industry knowledge to benefit her real estate career. Donna has been in the real estate services business since 2004 with experience in sales, leasing, property management, lending and project management.
As a full service Sonoma County real estate professional, Donna works with buyers, sellers and investors in real estate transactions spanning all of the price ranges and property types. She has been in the real estate services business since 2004. She has held a job in every facet of real estate from property supervisor (managing and leasing), loan officer, sales and project management. At her last position, she managed single-family homes, apartments and mixed-use complexes. The most exciting part was managing and rehabbing some of the properties that were acquired from banks or owners. Some of them in a neglectful state or properties that banks were turning over to sell to an investor. Donna was diligent in hiring vendors, project management, leasing and new structure for the resident manager. She really love this aspect of taking on new projects and creating value for the property.
Donna and her husband have owned Nordby Electric Inc. for 20 years so the construction background has helped her really understand the dynamics of rehabs and the ability to get down in the trenches with the workers. Donna believes you have to see the property, have a plan and put it all in motion keeping in mind that you stay harmonious with clients needs and wants. This longevity and confidence comes from her real estate services to a great many buyers and sellers, and their recommendations to others that result in repeat and referral business that keeps her productive and successful.
Residential Single Family – Donna’s residential single-family services connect buyers with sellers every day, and she does it with professionalism and a total dedication to her clients. This property type is the majority of her market transactions, but by far not the only one in which she has expertise.
Condominiums – While condominiums are residential, they’re a very different market focus, and Donna is an expert in evaluating condos and helping buyers and sellers to cope with the special financing and homeowner concerns for this property type.
Multi–family – Investors are great clients for Donna. Multi–family properties are a very unique market. The detailed return on investment and valuation calculations investors need to evaluate properties for rental are second nature to her.
Commercial – Whether it’s a small office building, a warehouse, a storefront or a restaurant space, Donna is your commercial property specialist. She managed many commercial properties too so it helps to understand both sides of the coin and be able to give advice on leasing, managing, tenant improvements etc.
Vacant Land – Land is a very special property class. It’s relatively easy to show a gourmet cook a wonderful commercial kitchen in a home and see their eyes light up. It’s more of a challenge to help a buyer or seller to realize the potential in a piece of land. Donna’s family is in the construction business and can help from the ground up. She gets the permit and building system and understand the in and outs of building the foundation to the finishing product. Call Donna at 707-934-5444 or email herto start a discussion of your needs.