Donna Panzarella
Donna Panzarella
o: 202-506-3674
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About Me

I am a suburban transplant loving the lifestyle that Washington DC has to offer. Having moved 11 times in the last 30 years, I can relate to the questions and concerns that you may have when looking to buy or sell your home.


As a former department store buyer for Federated Department Stores and Woodward & Lothrop/John Wannamaker, I have extensive Marketing, Advertising and Business negotiation experience. My former career as a retail executive provided me with the skills to determine and then meet my customer’s needs, just as I can do for you as your realtor. I also had a successful career in Healthcare Management and Human Resources.


I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Boston University. I also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health from Towson University, and an Associates Degree in Business Administration


I am an avid runner, cyclist, gardener, and ice hockey fanatic. I have 2 sons, 2 dogs, and I am happily married to my high school sweetheart.


I look forward to helping you buy or sell your home.

Restaurant of choice

Rose's Luxury


Running and Cycling

Favorite Sport

Ice Hockey

Beach or Mountain?


Coffee or tea?

Starbucks addict

Before Real Estate

Department Store Buyer

Customer Ratings

Donna Panzarella has been rated by 19 customers


“Donna is amazing. She researched the comparables and helped us reach a sales price. She worked with us diligently to achieve our goal. Donna is very easy to work with. Her experience in selling real estate and knowing deadlines made it easier for us to complete our end of paperwork on time. She is thorough in her work; double-checking figures and facts. Donna is cheerfully available any time. She is a pleasure to work with. This office consists of a great group of people. I have recommended them; and know of several who have used Century 21 Redwood; and Donna in particular.”
Sue Heyman, Elkridge, MD (Seller)
“Having used Donna Panzarella in the past; we knew that we would use her for these current transactions. We have recommended Donna to several people who were looking to sell/buy; and are pleased that some have enlisted Donna for their transactions. I have heard stories of agents who do not return calls; leave clients in the dark. This is not Donna's way of doing business. Her hours are not 9-5. More like 6 AM-1AM. She is a hard worker; and that is reflected in her success. You cannot go wrong using Donna as your agent!”
Sue Heyman, Elkridge, MD (Buyer)
“Donna was instrumental in getting my property ready for sale. She handled far more of the logistics, contacts with contractors, and small details than I expected. Had I known how effective she was I would have listed the property sooner. She was a joy to work with. ”
Jon M. Washington, DC (Seller)
“Donna was such a delight to work with. She made the home buying process simple and easy to understand. We are so happy we used her, and can’t believe we got such a great house!”
Andrew, Arlington VA (Buyer)
“Donna is absolutely one of the most thorough, detail oriented, and organized real estate agents in the area. She truly works 24/7 for her clients and is available no matter what. We were very picky clients and had many "change of hearts" before finding the right home. However, Donna never made us feel rushed or bothersome despite many late night conversations and frequent texts. There were multiple homes we visited where Donna asked extremely important questions and left the sellers agent stumped for answers. There is honestly no one more prepared you could work with, which was crucial for us considering the size of the purchase. We are so grateful Donna helped us find our dream home, not to mention she had our current home sold in 3 days! Thank you Donna!! ”
McDaniel Family, Washington DC (Buyer)
“Donna Panzarella showed professionalism and courtesy on a daily basis. She worked with me when for a long time to find my specific needs and was always available to answer questions or complete tasks to reach my goal. I would recommend Donna for her tenacity to find a home that fits an individuals specific needs and her encouragement and support thoughtout the process. I cannot speak highly enough about Donna and the overall experience she facilitated for me in my search for a home, and would highly recommend her to anyone looking in the D.C. area.”
Drew Wurst, Cleveland park (Buyer)
“I have known Donna for a long time and it really wasn't even a question on who we would work with to purchase our first home. I am very please with Donna and our experience. Donna is extremely knowledgeable and was always available to answer any questions. She is hard working, personable, and made the transaction seamless. A wonderful experience and would recommend Donna to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. ”
Melissa - Rockville, MD (Buyer)
“ Donna is a hard-working realtor, stager extraordinaire, and ultimate professional. Our house was transformed with her guidance and we sold above listing within days! She kept us informed of the progress of financing, etc along the way and was always available for our many questions. She is a pleasure to work with- I highly recommend Donna Panzarella for your home sale/purchase needs.”
Maura, Takoma Park (Seller)
“Donna helped ease the overwhelmingness of the home-buying process and was there every step of the way. I trusted her knowledge and insight, and she always had my needs in her best interest. I am grateful for her hard work, guidance, and friendship!”
Leandra, DC (Buyer)
“Our results far exceeded our expectations. Five offers in first weekend of listing/showing at typically slower time of year. We did a lot of prep work and followed her suggestions to improve the outcome. Overall, a great partnership!”
Carolyn Toland, Columbia (Seller)
“First real estate transaction in many years. Donna was so informative and helped guide me through the process so I was totally informed and comfortable. She was responsive and thorough every step of the way. I always felt as If I was her priority. ”
Carolyn Toland, Columbia, MD (Buyer)
“Choosing Donna as our agent was the best step we could have made. Donna kept our stress level dealing with paperwork, inspections, contact with title company, etc. at a minimum. Donna was available to us at all times. All contact with other staff from CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty was professional and thorough. Donna made this a smooth transition for us. I would definitely recommend her to friends and family due to her professionalism, thoroughness, knowledge of the area and real estate laws; and she's fun to deal with.”
Steve Heyman, Elkridge, MD (Buyer)
“Donna Panzarella was diligent in getting the job done. She explained what was going on, what needed to be done, and how it was happening. We were always kept up to date as the sale progressed. We have already recommended Donna to others who are thinking about selling their homes. She is a thorough, tireless worker. Donna had vacation scheduled the week after our open house. She had us covered by fellow agents, who were also quite capable. In her absence, Kim Vilov stepped right in and took over. The whole process was smooth. For us, Donna made this transaction as smooth as silk. She worked long, hard hours in preparation for this sale. I could not see many other agents doing that for their buyers. Donna is a long time friend. It was logical for us to choose her. Knowing her for as long as we have, we knew that we could not go wrong with her; and we were correct. She goes above and beyond what is required to get the job done. She's on the ball, and keeps the buyer/seller on the ball. We were confident that Donna was the right choice for us, and we were right.”
Sue Heyman, Elkridge, MD (Seller)
“Donna Panzarella is thorough, efficient, effective, an excellent communicator and a confident and calming presence, I can't imagine working with anyone else in the future. She really is the person you want in your corner; she jumped beyond any expectations I had and over-delivered making my first time home-buying experience better than I ever imagined. I would choose her again and again. ”
Erin Brennan, Gambrills, Md. (Buyer)
“Donna Panzarella has been so efficient in finding the perfect house for us. She guided us and helped us refine our search. She has been available all the time, very reactive and efficient. We will definitively stay in contact and use her services again in the future.”
Lydie (Buyer)