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“Donna K Knauer aka Smiley, is a creative minded, business savvy entrepreneur with a passion for developing and nurturing sustainable relationships in the Greater Dayton area. Her real estate practice is based on the principles of providing unparalleled degree of communication and customer service. Success for her is about the ability to help others making it easy for them to adapt to the challenges that may arise.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Business, Donna has spent 18 years as a full time Real Estate Consultant and giving Seller clients the best advice for staging homes.

Outside of her real estate ventures, you can find Donna teaching meditation classes, walking, riding her bike and taking Pilates. Exercise and relaxation are an important piece of being healthy.

Giving back is key to Donna. What makes her stand out from the rest of her piers is her attention to detail, love for organization, and enjoyment she gets from sending her clients home happy from the inside out.”



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Purchasing a home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make, and the right advice and guidance is paramount. Experience and expertise matter and they can make a significant difference in making sure that you not only find the right house, but that you also pay the best price.

I not only have a thorough understanding of the marketplace but I also have access to many properties that are off-market 

and an awareness of properties that are about to be listed. Most importantly, I’m keenly aware of the nuances that determine value and I am discerning as to construction quality, materials, and craftsmanship.   I will listen to your needs and find you the perfect home and I will make sure that you make an educated and informed decision. Once you choose a property I will represent your interest vociferously throughout the purchase process, negotiating the best possible purchase price, managing and advocating for you during inspections, escrow, title, and closing. I will also advise you on how to make the house even better, including furniture and design, and possibly remodel ideas and augmentations where beneficial.


Choosing the correct real estate agent to sell your home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. It can be the difference between your home sitting on the market for months or selling quickly, for hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars more. Your home is a very personal, important, and valuable asset, and it can be an emotional and complicated endeavor to sell it, especially in today’s challenging marketplace.

Numerous questions and concerns will need to be addressed, and the advice and consultation that you receive can make a tremendous difference in the results. Marketing and advertising, remodeling and/or upgrading, photography, internet exposure, staging, design, floor-plan measurements, videography, timing and presentation, inspections, pre-market exposure, agent outreach and relationships, open houses, pricing, and dozens more nuances and subtleties all make up the difference between failure and a successful sale.