Donna Brunell - The Brunell Team

Lic. RE Associate Broker / Team Leader RE/MAX BENCHMARK REALTY GROUP 30BR0979514
Donna Brunell has been servicing her real estate clients since 2003. Personal service and client satisfaction is of utmost concern to Donna. She is dedicated to building an impeccable reputation built on customer/client trust, providing excellent service with the very highest degree of integrity, and spends most of her time focusing on the referral business she receives from her past clients.
In 2019 with more than 80 transaction sides totaling $21 million in sales volume, The Brunell Team ranked #1 at RE/MAX Benchmark Realty's Group New Windsor office, and in the top 10 overall in the Hudson Valley for Total Sales Volume.
May 10, 2020
seller /buyer
Donna has been my agent with several real estate transactions. My most recent transaction took place during a Pandemic , which I thought would be almost impossible to complete . Yet from listing day to closing it took only a mere three months .Donna is really knowledgable and her experience is evident . She is honest and considerate of her clients wishes

Dec 17, 2019
Buyer - Goshen Area
Donna helped us find our home not only once but twice! She isn't one to just make a sale. She cares about her clients greatly and will give you any information you should have prior to making an offer and not shy to tell you if you should run for the hills. I have nothing but great things to say about Donna. By far the best Realtor! Thank you Donna!
Dec 12, 2019
Seller - Highland Falls
Donna is an absolutely outstanding person and real estate agent and I would highly recommend her! Her expertise, knowledge, negotiating skills and personality made what could have been a very stressful and nerve wracking experience, stressfree. She made the whole process go smoothly. She really works along with you, listens and addresses all your questions and concerns. It was truly a pleasure to have her as my realtor and I would definitely recommend Donna! I cannot thank her enough and appreciate all her attentiveness and hard work!!!
Dec 11, 2019
Seller - Poughkeepsie
Donna will go above and beyond to find you the right home that fits your needs. I am a repeat client and Donna has provided excellent service every step of the way!
Dec 2, 2019
Seller - Highland Falls
Donna was a pleasure to work with selling my parents’ home. She was professional, nice and sensitive to the sentimental value of the home. She was wonderful and spot on her with her advice when negotiating the sale. I highly recommend her.
Dec 2, 2019
Seller - Marlboro
What a wild ride with many interesting twists & turns selling this house was! We sincerely thank Donna for all of her expert guidance, advice and help. We would recommend Donna to anyone who is looking for an excellent real estate agent in the Hudson Valley!
Apr 2, 2019
Seller - Monroe
"My wife worked closely with Donna for years and when it came time for us to sell a property from a distance she was our "go to" person. She made the entire process simple and care free... so much that it was all done through electronic media and long distance calls. I've worked with many real estate people over the years and she is at the top of my list! I strongly recommend her for you and your real estate needs!"
Feb 20, 2019

The Sign of a RE/MAX Agent

Call Donna Brunell today at 845-527-7779 for all your real estate needs
Feb 19, 2019
Buyer - Cornwall
Donna was really helpful throughout the process of buying my first home. She was informative and personable, paying attention to detail and taking into consideration my purchasing wants and needs. Donna made the process as smooth as it could've been. Would totally recommend her to anyone looking for someone to help them find a home, not just a house.
Feb 19, 2019
New Windsor, NY
Donna was very easy to work with. She priced our house right. We sold in a timely manner. She made sure we had all our co's and all our paperwork was in order. This was the best closing we ever had - very smooth and stress free .
Dec 7, 2018
As I're the best! You went above and beyond with the care of our listing and Tom and I appreciate it so much. So happy everything worked out, and it's thanks to YOU!!!
Sep 19, 2018

2018 National Housing Report

Sep 19, 2018
New Windsor
We recently relocated from Long Island to the Hudson Valley and when I started making calls to find a realtor to help us, it was immediately evident that Donna was the best person to put my trust in to find me the right home and the best home for my family. Working with someone who is far away can be a challenge, but not with Donna. She was there for us from Day 1. She understood how difficult a relocation can be and was determined to make it as seamless as possible. One of the best things about Donna is that she listens!! Communication is so key when you are making such a big commitment. Donna understood who we are as a family, what are needs are, what are dreams are, what are budget was, (and never pushed us out of our comfort zone)! Of course she also knew which was the best home for us, but she let us explore all options and never tired of going back to square one. And guess where we ended up, right where Donna knew we needed to be from the start, but she gave us the opportunity and the time to figure it all out. Knowing we were new to the area, Donna made the effort to show us around and welcome us to the neighborhood. With two little kids, she knew how important staying in a great school district was and reminded us of that when we sometimes thought our money could go farther somewhere else. She gave up her weekend, which was the only time we could come up, and sacrificed time with her family to make my dreams come true for my own. She was available to me whenever I needed to discuss the pros and cons of homes I was on the fence about. She would drive to Carmel back to Cornwall to check out listings for me when we couldn't be there. She would take amazing notes about homes and then download me on everything that was a pro or a potential con. When I started to worry that we wouldn't find the right house in the school district I wanted, it was Donna that would assuage my fears and line up more listings for me to see. It was a hot market and we had to be the first in line and Donna was literally at the forefront for us! Because of her local connections, her savvy, her real estate acumen, and endless encouragement to turn every stone, we bypassed the wrong house and got in on the right one thought it already had an accepted offer. Our offer was ultimately accepted because Donna was guiding us!! Without her, I would not have this beautiful home that hit every single mark on our list. I am eternally grateful to her. She's a beautiful person inside and out and I had so much fun finding my home with her. And when I am ready to move again, she's the ONLY person I will ever call. You would be remiss to not work with her, she's tireless, dedicated and truly one of a kind!! THANK YOU DONNA! WE ARE SO HAPPY!!
Sep 18, 2018
New Windsor
Ms. Brunell was an absolute pleasure to work with. She went above and beyond to help us find the perfect home. She took into account all of our wishes and never pushed us in a different direction. She was extremely knowledgeable and was also able to help us in all areas of home ownership, not just finding the house. She is very kind, easy to work with, and hard working. She responded to all of our questions in a very quick manner. She made it a wonderful experience on all fronts. We can't recommend Donna highly enough!
Sep 18, 2018
New Windsor
Donna did a wonderful job guiding me through a particularly tricky home purchase process. She made everything run as smoothly as possible. With her advise and expertise, I was able to successfully close on my first home!
Sep 8, 2018


Call Donna Brunell direct at 845-527-7779 to find the home of your dreams!
Sep 8, 2018

July 2018National Housing Report

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this exciting market. Call The Brunell Team today.
Sep 8, 2018
"Donna is the finest realtor we have ever worked with (and we've been around!). She is ethical, professional, good at what she does, and very kind. We first met her when looking at homes to rent or buy, and we contacted her again two years later when we decided to sell our home. She was the only realtor we considered working with because of our overwhelmingly positive early interactions with her. She understood that both we and the buyers were busy people and needed a competent person to help us navigate the sale process. She was with us every step of the way, including dealing with some unexpected challenges. She worked tirelessly to help the sale go through and showed us time and again that she was trustworthy and reliable and had our best interest at heart. We wholeheartedly recommend her--she's everything a realtor should be and sets a high standard that few can others can reach."
Jul 5, 2018
Donna took the time to search for homes specifically to my needs and what I was looking for. She also guided me throughout the process to the right people and I was able to close on my new home on time.
Jul 5, 2018
New Windsor
Donna, you will always be part of this incredible journey. You helped make our dreams come true. You are everything a realtor should be: knowledgeable, patient, giving us guidance while still giving us the space and time to arrive at the right home on our own while you knew it was the right home all along. The fact that I have you as a forever friend is icing on the cake. Thank you for everything! We are in love with our new home!!! We did it! We really made the best team!
Jul 5, 2018
Highland Falls
I moved out of state and listed my home with Donna. She went above and beyond to take care of everything even up to the last couple of hours before closing. Not being in your home (or even the same state!) while you're selling can be very stressful, but my experience with Donna was amazing! We got an offer right away and she stayed on top of everything every step of the way. Thanks Donna!!!!
Jun 20, 2018

May 2018 Housing Report

Thinking about selling? Call Donna Brunell direct at 845-527-7779 for a free, comprehensive market analysis.
Jun 19, 2018
I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to a wonderful professional realtor. Donna, you truly know your craft and listened to what my daughter and son-in-law wanted, always stayed ahead of any issues before they presented themselves. You made this happen for them. Thank you. Continued success!
Apr 24, 2018
New Windsor
I just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work throughout a difficult time. You have truly been a blessing & I appreciate all you have done to help with the sale of our home.
Mar 28, 2018
Sullivan County
The main reason I chose to work with Donna was her immediate resonse to my inquiry on one of her listings. She was always available for questions and further inquiries. I wasn't very familiar with the area I was relocating to. But, Donna took the time to help me figure out what area would work best for me and searched numerous times to find listings that would exactly suit my needs. Donna is very personable and pleasant. And, I was quite impressed with her knowledge of the listings she showed me. She's very intuitive when it comes to knowing what her clients need. The one day we were out and about, she trudged through feet of snow so we could access some of the houses. She is a pleasure to work with and I will recommend her to anyone I know that might be looking in the area she covers. She helped me find the exact house I was looking for, in a reasonably short time. Even now, she's continuing to hep me with arrangements for utilities, etc...above and beyond what I would expect from a Realtor.

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