Donna Henshaw
Associate Broker | Accredited Staging Professional | NVAR Lifetime Top Producers Diamond Member | Celebrating Over 40 Years of Real Estate Service | Best Washingtonian 2015 - 2023 | Serving VA, MD, DC

(703) 801-9000

My Clients Say it Best . . .

Donna worked with us on a corporate relocation. She did a fantastic job understanding our family’s needs and quickly helped us identify house options. Donna has great knowledge of the area and was a great resource in helping us identify painters and others we needed to get the house ready. She even helped coordinate all the work as we were still living in our previous city.
- David Sylvia, Oakton VA

I have been purchasing homes for over 20 years and Donna is by far the best real estate professional that I have ever dealt with. After negotiating several offers for us, Donna was right there helping out with smaller details long after our closing to include updates that we wanted. Donna even helped us with professional networking. Not just a great real estate professional, but a great person. 
- Brian B. Coleman, Alexandria VA
Donna is an amazing realtor! She was able to easily sell the house under some very difficult conditions. Conditions which caused several other realtors to politely decline the offer to get it listed. Donna is the ultimate professional. Got the house cleaned in record time and had it on the market and sold within days. 
- Irene Cahill, McLean VA

My sister Carol and I were referred to Donna after a couple disappointing episodes with real estate agents not experienced with our specific area in Arlington. On my goodness! It is such a nice relief to work with Donna who is experienced, very knowledgeable and professional. She attacked the project of selling our condo with a zeal we have never seen before in a real estate professional. She got things done! She stuck with us when we resisted doing painting and further furniture clearing. Donna eased us through the process of ceasing to think of our property as our home and instead of viewing it as the most valuable asset we will ever sell. She ran productive open houses and brought us multiple full prices offers. We highly recommend her.
- Anne Battershell, Chicago IL

I have used Donna to help sell my previous home and buy my current home. She is one of the most professional, knowledgeable, honest, professionals I have had the privileged to work with. I will use Donna when it comes time to sell and buy again.
- Mark Burns, Reston VA
The hardest thing in Real Estate to ever do is to recommend an agent to a family member, the closer the relationship the longer the recommendation could haunt you, and my sister is a tough customer. So after interviewing many agents, doing my homework on Donna's statistics, her style of advertising then speaking with Donna myself, I happily, without reservation sent her to my sister and brother in law! And happy they were with her professionalism, manner, and straightforward no nonsense approach. Their town home was sold within weeks. The settlement a total success! If you need a great agent in Virginia - you have one with Donna!
- Amy Juras, Realtor, Annapolis MD
My husband gets moved a lot for work so we have worked with may real estate agents. I can honestly say Donna Henshaw is by far the best agent we have ever worked with. She sold our house in Alexandria in 2011. We interviewed many agents and she suggested the highest listing price. We went with her and sold the house at the full listing price the first week it was on the market! She helped us stage the house, advised on minor improvements we should make and managed all our paperwork (work move) and contractors. We relied on her for everything and she took all of the stress of the sale off of our shoulders while selling fast and getting 100% of the listing price. Fast forward 6 years we moved back to the area and she helped us buy a house this time and she was equally amazing. She got this house we currently live in for us for $35K below the listing price! She then managed all of our renovations for us before we moved in (we lived out of state), again taking all the stress off of our shoulders. Her contractors were extremely inexpensive and dependable (we shopped around and her guys got us the best price on everything). She responds to all texts, emails, and phone calls within hours if not immediately. She understands the market, understands home renovations, takes care of all paperwork, and will truly go to bat for you when negotiating with buyers, sellers, or contractors. I cannot praise her enough. She is in a completely different league than any other real estate agent I have ever worked!
- Taemi Evans, South Riding VA

I would highly recommend Donna to my friends and colleagues on their next real estate purchase or sale. Donna's experience and ability to strategize yielded a positive outcome in the recent sale of our home. Her aggressive yet realistic approach resulted in a Top Dollar sale of our home located in Falls Church, Virginia. The line of communication was superb throughout each stage of the process making us feel like we always had the most up to date information. Lastly, her extensive list of home contractors made complying with the inspection repair requests easy as they were quick, reasonably priced and finished with quality work.
- Patty Kenney, Falls Church VA

Donna Henshaw is a gem! First she helped me get my house ready to list -- recommending upgrades and finding trustworthy professionals to perform the necessary work, thus minimizing the hassle for me. Because of a family situation, I had to put my house on the market at a time of year that is normally very slow: September. She listed my house on September 20th; I had a contract by October 18th; and closing was November 13th! Throughout the process, Donna was constantly in contact with me and oversaw the contractors who were performing the work to get the house ready. She then \"staged\" the home for potential buyers, held open houses that generated a lot of traffic, and got things done in a professional and friendly manner. Anyone who is looking for a realtor to list or buy a home should contact Donna Henshaw. She will not disappoint!! 
- Donna S., Reston VA
We've purchased and sold five homes over the years and Donna Henshaw was the realtor to beat all realtors. She gave great advice on a few cosmetic improvements that made all the difference in the speedy sale of our home in Reston, Virginia. It sold in one day at $10,000 over the asking price. 
- S.D., Reston VA
FANTASTIC AGENT....extremely knowledgeable and prompt in her responses. She offered great advice and key insights....and she knows the best service providers in the industry! 
- Carl M., Sterling VA
I have moved a few times, dealing with other real estate agents. Donna Henshaw by far is the best real estate agent I have worked with. I didn't know what I was missing with the other agents when I started working with Donna. She assisted me in selling my house in Alexandria, VA while I was relocating to Chicago, IL. It was a stressful time, Donna made it so easy. A customer-first attitude, willing to go above and beyond in everything. She is knowledgeable, professional, and a great personality. On top of all that, she gets results and is realistic about the market and what price you can get. My house was sold in less than a month, and right about at the price expected. I would be a lifelong client of Donna's if she serviced the Chicago area. However, she'll be the first I call when I move back to DC. 
- Stacey Sweeney, Alexandria VA
Donna did a nice job developing a thoughtful marketing plan that helped us sell our house in challenging market conditions. We were pleased with her assistance, and the results. All things considered, it was a painless process. 
- Steven Skwara, Vienna VA
When I wanted to sell my home and move to a condo I interviewed three realtors, and it was a no-brainer to choose Donna. She came to the initial meeting with detailed information on similar listings to my home. She was the only one of the three to present a personalized marketing plan. And she had feasible ideas for changes I could make to my home to increase its appeal and obtain top dollar. Donna was proactive in finding condos that fit my criteria and objectively pointed out pros and cons of each of the ones we viewed. When it became clear that moving to a condo would not be a wise move -- I would be paying more per month for a lot less space -- Donna recommended that I refinance instead. She put me in touch with a mortgage lender who provided competitive rates and who made the refinancing process a breeze. She was always professional and pleasant, and she was very gracious in accepting my decision to stay in my home. Whenever I do decide to sell my home, I will definitely hire Donna. 
- Donna Vaswani, Reston VA
Donna did a fantastic job helping us sell our house. I'd recommend her to anyone. 
- Jeff Wadlin, Great Falls VA
Last fall we made the decision to sell our home and subsequently contacted AveryHess, Realtors. In the months prior to putting our home on the market their team spent time assessing what was necessary to best showcase our home, facilitated all the various vendors and contractors needed to accomplish this and followed up constantly to ensure all was satisfactory to us. They took the time to answer all our questions, provided accurate data to assess the best possible price for us, gave us a well thought through marketing plan, then negotiated and brought us a full price contract with a well qualified buyer from another agency and we sold our house within 24 hours. The follow up and communication on all details from contract to closing was great and alleviated all our concerns about meeting a short settlement. We can’t thank them enough for making this as stress free as possible during this transition in our life. 
- Henry and Debbie, McLean VA