Donna Goings

Owner Broker

(434) 981-9367

About Donna Goings

  • Serving the Charlottesville/Albemarle Area since 1985
  • Certified Residential Specialist
  • Graduate Realtor Institute
  • Experienced negotiator

Helping Buyers to:

  • Select the right home to fit particular needs, lifestyles and budget
  • Understand financing options
  • Negotiate in the current market
  • Determine the terms of the best offer
  • Navigate the complexities of the closing process

Helping Sellers to:

  • Understand current real estate marketing trends
  • Stage your home for greater market appeal
  • Price your home in today’s changing market
  • Market your home using up-to-date tools including four Internet portals

Service to the community:

  • Organized a neighborhood watch
  • Served on citizen advisory Transportation Committee
  • Served as President of the Charlottesville Education Association
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors

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What Clients Say about Donna Goings

Hope Wyss:

Wooooooo-hoooooooo! Excellent job Donna!

Working with you has been one of the smoothest, most pleasant real estate experiences I’ve ever had. We have lived in several places, so I have had occasion to work with many realtors. It has been such a pleasure to know that selling my parent’s house has been in such capable hands. I have had complete faith in your judgment on what repairs needed to be done and finding qualified people to do the jobs, while keeping costs at a minimum. It has been truly wonderful not to have to deal with these issues myself given that I live in another state.
“I was just amazed when we had an offer on the house in less than a week. I believe your experience and knowledge of knowing the most important areas to focus on, along with your eye for staging made that quick sale happen.

Thank you so much for all your hard work.

Watts Schwab:

I want you to know how much I appreciate your professionalism and upbeat attitude. In addition to appreciating the many trips to Stribling showing the house to clients, letting in appraisers and repair men, and working with the renter, I think I am most grateful for the patience you showed in helping me understand what was going on when I was confused, which was often. Through the entire year, I felt supported by your equanimity and positive manner of approaching things.

Adam Slate:

Donna gave good feedback and advice. She is experienced and covers all the bases Thank you for selling our house. Kim and I are thrilled to be in one house. Your guidance working through the process was invaluable.

Andy and Kristina Greenberg:

Excellent service. She made us feel like we were her only clients. Also, her knowledge/experience of the Charlottesville area market was outstanding.

Mr. and Mrs. John Duffy:

We met Donna at an open house. We liked her very much – her manner, knowledge base and advice made a very strong impression. We decided to ask her to represent us. She was accessible, kept in frequent contact.

Suzette Holt:

On behalf of the Tinsley/Holt family, I thank you for your efforts in getting our parents’ house sold so quickly and at a good price. We greatly appreciate your constant communication, personal attention, expert advice and overall care in guiding us through the process. A chapter in our lives is closed but the memories will keep the house forever ours. Thank you.

Jan and Nan Harlow:

Just wanted to thank you for the great job you did for us in the sale of our parents house. You sure took a lot off of us since we were so far
away and we felt like we were in good hands. You helped us with everything that needed to be done to the house to get it ready for sale
which was greatly appreciated. Hope you have a good year in the real estate market. Thanks.

Bill Jobes:

My experience selling the Crozet townhouse with Donna Goings Real Estate LLC was excellent

Knowledgeable and creative
Reliable and hard working
Effective and prompt communicators

Their realistic market pricing and simple staging of the vacant interior (provided at no additional cost) transformed the empty place, and may well have sold it - I received a full price offer and Contract on the first day on the market! Real estate deals are often tedious and frustrating, but with Aly and Donna’s experienced and focused support, it was actually fun! I won’t hesitate to call them in the future. Thank you Aly and Donna very much, see you soon.

Debra & Glenn Conner:

Thank you!

We did it! Money in the bank!

I hope you feel as happy as we do. Can’t say enough about your service, knowledge & hand holding. And the wonderful staging that you did. It was a two year journey, filled with uncertainty. But good advice, an outstanding contractor, money & hard work really paid off.

Glad to close this chapter with so much gratitude. If you ever come to the Charleston SC area, we have an luxurious suite waiting for you.

All the best,

Debra & Glenn

Kris Wood:

The Best Agent for the Job


Donna behaved like the consummate professional that she is. She was frank and engaging at all points of the process, and the “remote activities” necessitated by location were handled smoothly and efficiently. Donna knows her market(s) and we definitely benefited from that expertise. We interviewed other agents before selecting Donna, and her unruffled demeanor and work ethic were evident in the interview and reinforced at every step of the sale and closing. I would recommend Donna to anyone, new to real estate or not!

Ellie Kates:

Knowledgeable and professional

Donna is an excellent realtor whose knowledge and experience are unmatched. We have worked with her twice, and I trust her skills and opinions completely. I highly recommend working with Donna if you are buying or selling a home.

Joan Longley:

I was happy with Donna. She is very experienced and knowledgeable. She was always available when I had any concerns or questions. The selling a house seems to get more complicated. I would recommend Donna as a good agent

Jenna Fu Rhodes:

Donna Makes it Happen

Donna made all the difference in the sale of our house. She knows the Charlottesville area, state of the market, and gave great recommendations on how to fix up our house for the best chances of selling our home. She staged the house as part of her services, arranged all the inspection, cleaning and appraisal appointments. We chose Donna because she is a no-nonsense realtor who told us honestly and openly what we should expect throughout the process. She is a busy lady, but always found time to sit down with us and answer our questions. We highly recommend Donna and if we had another house in Charlottesville to sell, we would certainly choose her again.

Gerald Fishe:

Donna, we haven’t forgotten how quickly you sold our house “as is.”

Your advice kept us on track.

I remember when we bought it in 2007, you said we paid a lot. That was the market top, and you sold it in 2022 near the market top. Timing may not be everything, but it’s important.

Thank you for helping us for so many sales over the years.


Best wishes from Carol and Gerry.

Meg and David Sewell:

Donna Goings is a seasoned pro in the Charlottesville market

Donna came highly recommended by a friend who had used her services more than once, and we were not disappointed. She is a seasoned real estate professional who knows the Charlottesville area market well. As our buyer’s agent in our search for the right townhouse for our needs, she proved to be a persistent, responsive and knowledgeable advocate. It had been quite a few years since our last home purchase and a lot has changed in the real estate world, but she was able to guide us gracefully through the process. I’m happy to say we just closed on our new townhouse.

Betty Pincus:
  • Overall rating - 5 STARS
  • Market expertise - 5 STARS
  • Responsiveness - 5 STARS
  • Negotiation skills - 5 STARS
  • Professionalism & Communication - 5 STARS

My husband and I chose Donna to be our realtor after interviewing several people. Her process, including staging, suited us very well. She was very accessible at all stages of the transaction. We benefitted from her experience, good advice, and help. We definitely recommend Donna Goings as someone who can sell your house or help you buy one! We enjoyed working with her.

Pamela Leake-Yowell:

Donna is the best! She helped Me sell my house and close on another house. I have known Donna for years and I and I say that meaning 40 years I believe she’s always there to help me out when I need her! So way to go, Donna you are my cheerleader!

Oriah Vaughn:

Donna is a great real estate agent. She's been in the business for many years and helps her clients find the house that's right for them. As a former teacher, she takes the time to discuss the process to insure you're an informed buyer. She's not there to rush you into a purchase for her own financial gain and will stick by you as an advocate through the entire process.

Cat Dav:

Donna and Aly were fabulous realtors! They both came out to my house prior to listing for sale amd reviewed the entire process in detail. Very patient and highly ethical people!! Needless to say my house sold in ONLY 53 days on the market!! Love these people!

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