Principal & Sales Director
Vince has been in the property industry throughout his working career in various forms of real estate business. He began selling land as a young man in newly established estate areas of Sydney.
When he married in 1989 Vince renovated and sold many terraces and cottages in sought after areas of Sydney including Balmain, Glebe and Leichhardt.
In 2000 Vince settled on the Northern Beaches in Queenscliff with his young family where he began his current business.
Donovan Estate Agents now operates out of waterfront offices at The Spit, Mosman. Vince has successfully sold homes in Mosman, Cremorne, Seaforth, Balgowlah, right through to Manly and Freshwater.
Vince works tirelessly for all his clients, both vendors and purchasers to make every property sale a successful one. With his wealth of local knowledge and experience in the real estate market Vince will achieve an amazing result for you too.
Don't forget Donovan Estate Agents is only a phone call away.
" We are more than happy with the outcome "
Just a note to thank you for all your hard work, in the sale of our Queenscliff property. Gillian and I are extremely grateful for your perseverance, diligence along with your negotiating skills with each of the interested parties. This leads you to obtain the best possible price for us. We had never had a property go to auction and were unsure but we went with your recommendation. This turned out to be the best way to sell our property and we are more than happy with the outcome. You supplied us with daily updates and even a few times a day as the negotiation hotted up. The made us feel a lot happier knowing what was going on due to the Covid-19 restrictions, we had to leave this in your hands. We also as requested, have no hesitation in recommending you to future potential clients and are happy to act as a reference if and when required. Again Vince thank you.
" Exemplary Efforts "
Firstly, thank you so much for your exemplary efforts in achieving an excellent result for me in the sale of my home at 53 Francis Street Manly, at $5million. The process panned out almost exactly as you had planned, thus making the decision to accept the offer pre-auction the only one, leaving me very comfortable parting with my beautiful stunning home and know the purchasers will find it ideal for them at a realistic, but difficult for you to achieve, price.
" Vince was honest and transparent "
One of the most stressful things in life is buying a house. Having searched for a few years, and then missing out on a house that we loved, we were terrified that the same would happen again. Vince was honest and transparent. He did a great job representing his client, the vendor, but also gave us, the prospective buyers, confidence that our offers were being communicated in an honest and timely fashion. We are so very excited about our new home, the next era of our lives.
" "Honest, upfront and gets you the best price" "
I can thoroughly recommend Vince Donovan to sell your property. He is honest and upfront and will tell you what you need to do to get your price. He will even refer tradesmen to assist and help to make the whole process seamless. He has a team approach and keeps you well informed from start to finish. He gets you the best price!
" Very happy with the price achieved and the professional service provided "
Hey Vince, Great result, we are very, very happy with the price you achieved and the professional service you provided. From the moment you stepped off your boat, onto our jetty with our buyer, we knew we had made the right choice re: an Agent to sell our home of twenty years plus. Thanks.
" Excellent...Five Stars "
We found Vince Donovan, Efficient, Enthusiastic, Ethical, Energetic, Effective. Vince has sold 3 of our properties over the last 14 years and he kept us fully informed on a daily basis and completed the sale with minimal fuss or stress.
" Very polite and respectful to deal with "
As prospective buyers, we could tell that Vince was working hard for his clients but while doing so he was very polite and respectful to deal with. His follow up was very good and we were able to negotiate a fair deal for both sides quickly and efficiently. We would be more than happy to work with Vince again in the future as either a buyer or a seller.
" Professional and Diligent "
Vince has recently sold my property only taking two and a half weeks to find a buyer. He was professional and diligent at all times I can recommend him to anyone who is wanting to sell and expecting their desired price
" Utmost Professionalism "
I would thoroughly recommend Vince Donovan who I purchased a property from recently. He kept me completely informed and up to date on all negotiations, working meticulously for both vendor and purchaser. I was also very impressed with his following up even after the property was sold to me. So thanks again Vince for your utmost professionalism from the moment I saw the property at the open house to the settlement date! You receive a full service from Vince Donovan.
" Flexible and Responsive "
Vince was flexible and responsive, especially when accommodating our schedules. Vince communicated regularly and we enjoyed his transparent style.
" Great Outcome "
We engaged Donovan Estate Agents to sell our property. Vince was very open, honest with us, and set realistic expectations. Vince himself worked very hard through the campaign to ensure the house was well-presented and we had a clear understanding as to the level of interest and any concerns being raised. We had a great outcome and that was largely due to the professionalism and tenacity of Vince and the whole team at Donovan Estate Agents.
" Highly Recommended "
I found Vince from Donovan Estate Agents to be very pleasant and professional to deal with. He went above and beyond to help us out with the purchase of our new home and still kept in touch to make sure everything was okay throughout the process. Highly recommended!
" No Hesitation in Recommending Vince Donovan "
Vince kept us up to date with what was happening in the market. The marketing and the video were fantastic, all online and gave us a result on Auction day, because of this we have no hesitation in recommending Vince Donovan. The drone footage was unreal.
" Above & Beyond My Expectations "
I have worked with Vince on several transactions and he has consistently delivered excellent results. His service levels have gone above and beyond my expectations and he has always delivered first-class customer service to all parties in a transaction.
" Excellent Result "
We engaged Vince Donovan from Donovan Estate Agents to sell our beachside property. Vince kept us informed each day via phone calls to line up open house inspections as well as the number of interested parties that were looking at the property on the day. Additionally, Vince provided a report letting us know where each of these parties were at in regards to purchasing the property (this was extremely useful and informative). The outcome was that we got an excellent result in a difficult market.
" Very easy to work with "
We recently purchased our waterfront home through Vince Donovan and found him to be very easy to work with. During the negotiations, Vince showed us by boat other waterfront properties in the surrounding areas of Mosman, Cremorne, Cammeray and Northbridge. With his knowledge of waterfront properties, Vince was able to reason through quite clearly the value in the property we were purchasing. Without his knowledge we may not have found our new home, so my wife and I both thank Vince and his team.
" Fast & Fantastic Result "
We put Vince and his team at Donovan Estate Agents on the spot to get the place sold, a whirlwind action. He achieved a result that is both fantastic and faster than we expected and we didn’t have to go to auction! Both vendors and purchasers are extremely happy. Vince provided us with regular feedback on a day to day basis by email and phone. Overall it was an excellent job! Well done to the whole team at Donovan Estate Agents.
" Enjoyable and Positive Experience "
Our recent purchase of an investment property through Vince of Donovan Estate Agents has proven to be an enjoyable and positive experience. Vince's integrity and professionalism allowed the purchase to proceed efficiently, achieving a successful outcome. The after sales service has been outstanding, and we would not hesitate to do business with Vince again in the future.
" Extremely Happy "
We previously bought through & was extremely happy with Vince of Donovan Estate Agents. So when it came to sell our Manly Beach pad, we had no hesitation it engaging Vince to handle our sale – really a no brainer! Vince from the start of the sale process left no stone unturned and kept us informed at every step of the way no matter what the time or the day of the week. The marketing and “not of the box” sales approach was excellent and customised for the sale of our unit. We have already & will continue to recommend Vince and his team to our friends when they want to sell or buy in the Manly Warringah – Mosman area.
" Vince took the process to a successful conclusion efficiently and professionally "
During the brief electronic sales campaign, Vince and his team maintained daily contact by way of phone, text and emails. Pertinent comments of each prospect regarding the property and price expectation were noted and relayed to me weekly. Vince has a quietly personable manner and took the process to a successful conclusion efficiently and professionally. The sale through Donovan Estate Agents has proven to be the least stressful of all my buying and selling ventures - Vince showing care and consideration for both myself and prospective buyers. I would not hesitate to recommend his services.
" Quickest and Painless purchase "
It was the quickest, painless purchase my wife and I have ever been through, it literally happened overnight. Thank you Vince
" Vince helped us find the house of our dreams "
Vince was supportive of both us as a purchaser and reflective of the needs of the owners as well. He was always available and helpful. We felt at all times he was being fair and honest. His approach and style were exactly right - the goldilocks approach - not too pushy, not too quiet, but just right. We are so excited about our new home and can only thank Vince and the team for helping us achieve it.
" Kept us informed and acted with integrity at all times "
Vince Donovan has just sold our beachfront property at Queenscliff for what is probably a record for the area. In a three week expressions of interest campaign based on his database and the internet Vince attracted a large number of credible buyers and managed to get one across the line at the right price. From the initial pitch for a listing, through the development of the advertising, the vetting of responses and the inspections, Vince has kept us informed and involved and acted with integrity at all times. We always felt we could trust him 100% and were confident that he would obtain a result, as he did. We would recommend Vince to handle your property.
" No hesitation in recommending their services "
Vince and his team was attentive to my requirements during the sale process and contacted me on a daily basis by phone, text or email. This was essential as a good part of the campaign took place while I was travelling interstate. Eli provided us with a weekly report on the enquiries and follow ups. Also, the agent organised smoothly the furniture styling, removal of rubbish, some repairs that needed to be done and during the whole campaign we felt that Vince and Eli were there every step of the way. We would have no hesitation in recommending their services.
" Straightforward and Sincere "
We would recommend Vince to anyone wishing to use an agent to sell their home. Vince always kept us well informed and we respect his opinion and advice. Acting with honesty and integrity, Vince is straightforward and sincere with both us as the vendors and the potential buyers.
" Fantastic Buying Experience "
We highly recommend Vince and his agency as our buying experience was much better than we expected. Vince's follow up was excellent from start to finish and really appreciated Vince's no Bs approach.
" Very Happy "
Vince Donovan was the selling agent for a property we recently purchased and he was very professional and pleasant. We were purchasing from interstate and he went out of his way to accommodate us. I highly recommend him and will have no hesitation to use Vince as our agent in the future.
" No hesitation in recommending Vince as a superior and professional Real Estate Agent "
We came across Vince Donovan of Donovan Estate Agents via his internet advertising. Neil and I reside in Victoria and were therefore looking to engage the services of an agent who is familiar with the area, and knowledgeable in respect of the facilities available and properties in the area. Vince certainly ticked all the boxes, and was able to provide us with numerous information regarding the development, including the five star acoustic rating, which the property purchased is part of. We were introduced to other owners in the building by Vince and felt reassured of our decision. In addition Vince was of great assistance in relation to explaining the process for purchasing property in NSW which differs substantially from Victoria. He was able to introduce us to a proactive solicitor in Sydney to get the transaction completed promptly. Vince gave us plenty of time to view the property, and spend time with us after the open, pointing out the inclusions. He also showed us around the surrounding areas, including a walk to the nearby Freshwater Beach, and pointed out local cafes, restaurants, and locations of interest, which greatly assisted us with our decision to purchase. Basically we felt relaxed and at ease with Vince, which was refreshing. Neil and I have no hesitation in recommending Vince as a superior and professional Real Estate Agent. We cannot thank you enough for everything you have done to assist us with purchasing our property. Please feel free to give our contact details to anyone who may need your service.
" Vince strives to deliver excellent results "
"It was conveyed to me that Vince strives to deliver excellent results with a bespoke tailored process to meet the vendor’s needs. I found that information to be accurate and exactly true. Vince and his team have navigated with enthusiasm and professionalism the difficulties and challenges that were faced due to the distance between myself being in Saudi Arabia and Sydney (+8hrs). I set Vince a strict time frame to sell the property and Vince has delivered on that time frame. From the setting up for sale, market analysis, baselining my property against others and keeping me fully informed with each sequence of events and the step by step process moving through the delivery of the sales planning and achieving the deliverable of selling of the property was totally effective and efficient. The bespoke property sales framework process that Vince has created through Donovan Estate Agents made me feel completely comfortable during and over the past two months which in turn required Vince to adapt to my needs knowing that I was out of the country; I felt I was in safe hands throughout to conclusion of contract exchange. Vince is still keeping me informed now through the conveyancing settlement period process. I would even go further to state that Vince’s knowledge of the local area in terms of my property location was paramount to achieving a sale. I have no reservations in endorsing Vince Donovan and his team at Donovan Estate Agents in acting on behalf of the vendor or the buyer in whatever capacity to deliver the needs of the client. Please contact me through Vince Donovan if you require additional information."
" Demonstrated Absolute Integrity "
My wife and I would very much like to commend the Donovan team, because they have recently pulled together a very sensitive, ethical and win/win outcome in the purchase of our new family home. Vince and Shelley, in particular, have demonstrated absolute integrity as they have rightly represented the vendors; whilst keeping prospective buyers, like us, reasonably informed. Ultimately we are now the proud owners of a beautiful new home, having paid a fair price for a quality property, and I'm certain that the vendors will also be pleased. Buying or selling real estate can be a highly stressful experience, but we can honestly say that Vince's and Shelley's approach takes the pain away. Having exchanged contracts today, we now look forward to sharing a glass of champagne, very soon, with the happy vendors and the very professional members of the Donovan team.
" Vince is tenacious in his negotiations to the point of being relentless "
I've known Vince Donovan for a number of years now. I originally purchased my home through him and I've now just sold this home through Donovan Estate Agents. Vince has kept in touch with me over the years, regularly updating me on the market, so when it came time to choose an agent, I naturally went with Vince and his team. During both real estate transactions, I found Vince and his team to be thorough professionals. I know they treated me very well as the vendor but I also believe the purchaser was treated fairly, as well. I can also say Vince is tenacious in his negotiations to the point of being relentless, he is forever on the case. I can confidently recommend Vince to get the job done.
" Vince had a genuine respect for his vendors and represented them admirably and honestly "
Recently we purchased our family home from Vince Donovan and his team at Donovan Estate Agents. Our dealings with Vince were always very straightforward and he was quick to respond to any of our requests and to supply us with the information we were after. He had genuine respect for his vendors and represented them admirably and honestly. He was always upfront about the vendor's expectations, and most importantly, the sale was negotiated to everyone's satisfaction. Thank you to Vince and his wonderful team.
" Donovan team worked tirelessly "
The Donovan team worked tirelessly to assist me in the selling of my home. Vince, Eman, and Shelley were thorough and tenacious throughout the selling process, they kept me up to date on everything that was happening and were always very informative. As a single lady, I valued their support and found them to be totally understanding and trustworthy with the sale of my valued asset. They achieved an amazing price, they did not give up on me or my property and I would recommend them to any prospective vendors.
" Ethical real estate agent "
Vince is an ethical real estate agent who is unwavering in achieving great results. He is a pleasure to deal with and I would not hesitate in recommending the services of Donovan Estate Agents. In fact, I dealt with the team at Donovan for varying reasons including property styling, advertising and also the actual sale process and I found them to be a cohesive team and a team that is easy to deal with.
" I have no hesitation in recommending Vince to prospective buyers "
My wife and I were very pleased with the results achieved by Vince and the Donovan team in the sale of our waterfront property. Vince was diligent in selecting qualified buyers to view the property. Vince demonstrated enthusiasm, commitment, and tenacity and went right to the wire ensuring that the deal was completed in a professional manner. I have no hesitation in recommending Vince to prospective buyers.
" Market knowledge, Responsiveness, Persistence and Straightforward "
As a property buyer, it's not too often that you can say good things about the vendors' agent, after all, their job is to sell at the highest price...Throughout the negotiation process, they were proactive and reactive in meticulously following up on every detail and query. Providing information on comparable sales and other properties for sale in the area helped me get a good background understanding of values in the area. Their ideas and imagination based on their vast experience motivated me and enabled me to better visualize the end product. I think their market knowledge, responsiveness, persistence and straightforward no-nonsense approach were the key elements in achieving what I believe is a fair result for buyer and seller. I would have no hesitation in recommending Vince Donovan to anyone considering selling their home or investment property.