Donnel is a long-time resident of Williamson County and has been consistently recognized as one of the top-producing agents in her community since she started her real estate career in 2002. Highly professional yet personable, she understands the important role that local knowledge, commitment, follow-through and personal relationships play in a service-based industry. Her skills as a strong communicator and negotiator–together with her experience, attention to detail and problem-solving abilities–are why past clients continually reward her with repeat and referral business.
Donnel is passionate about helping others and actively supports local and international non-profits including Room in the Inn, Harvest Hands, the American Cancer Society and Raise the Veil Ministries in Haiti. She is a member of Brentwood United Methodist Church where she leads a weekly adult discipleship class and is active in the Williamson County Chamber and business networking opportunities throughout Nashville.
In 1980, Donnel married Bob and they later moved to Nashville where they have called Green Hills, Brentwood and Franklin “home.” Together they have two well-loved sons with two well-loved wives and lots of happy grandchildren. A former expert on swimming, diving, football, track, forensics, musicals, rock bands and dirty socks, Donnel now enjoys beating her husband in Scrabble®.
Donnel loves UNSECRETING™ the great city of Nashville for her clients and referral partners and works primarily with finer homes, move-up buyers, empty nesters, new construction and corporate relocation.
What is one word to describe yourself?
What do you not leave home without?
Phone and jewelry.
What is your go-to power outfit?
Black pencil skirt and jacket with pumps.
If you were a holiday what would you be?
What is your favorite home cooked meal?
Of what will you never tire?
Wine on the patio with Bob.
Learn more about Donnel and The Milam Group at Fridrich and Clark at TheMilamGroup.com.
Working with Donnel was fantastic from the moment we contacted her. She knows Nashville and the surrounding area better than anyone I’ve met. She has a keen understanding of the evolving Nashville market, and she is both a savvy Realtor and a compassionate ally. We emailed her after seeing a house online that we were interested in, and she got back with us so quickly that we saw it the next day. We didn’t end up buying the first house we saw, but we did end up wanting to work with Donnel! We saw another home a week later, put in an offer, and listed our current home. She and her team went above and beyond throughout both the listing and buying processes. They were efficient, professional, and personable. Donnel was always available for questions small and large, and she and her entire team guided us excellently through the process. If we ever move again in the future, we will absolutely need Donnel by our side! Green Hills/Forest Hills
Donnel helped us quickly sell our home immediately after we had purchased our dream home. All of her advice was spot on: from advising us how to prepare our home for showing, to pricing our home, to helping us review, select and negotiate our multiple offers. We were able to close on both houses the same day so the process was seamless. We can’t say enough about how great Donnel and her team are! Brentwood/Oak Hill
Donnel and her team helped us secure our dream home in a multiple offer situation. She is an excellent realtor, but more importantly she navigates her deals with integrity & honesty. She is truly a joy to work with! What more could you ask for? Oak Hill
If you are needing to get your house sold, She is your Agent!! From the time we contacted Donnel about placing our house on the market, she and the Milam Group were there to help in any way possible. Things went at our pace the entire time. We loved the time and patience she took with us to ensure we were 100% satisfied. Her team helped us prepare, stage, take photos, and get our house ready to sell! Did I mention her patience! Never once did we feel pressured to get things done. Words cannot describe how much time she will spend with her clients. We are so thankful that we contacted her when we decided to sell our house! Franklin/Nolensville
“We had a short time to sell our house. The Milam Group clearly explained to us what needed to be done to maximize our sale price. Within 1 week we received a full price cash offer. We are very impressed with their ability to navigate the real estate market in Brentwood.” Brentwood
Donnel Milam and The Milam Group recently assisted me in selling my home and in finding my new home. I could go into great detail regarding the positive experience I had during what can often be a very stressful experience, but suffice it to say you would be hard pressed to find an organization to exceed The Milam Group. Their marketing is top notch, their attention to detail is terrific, they are extremely well-connected in the Nashville Real Estate community, their online tools are invaluable, and they genuinely care about taking care of you as an individual. My home sold very quickly. Donnel and her team walked me through each step of the negotiation process, and when I found my new place they were equally helpful start to finish. If you want to deal with true professionals who also happen to be terrific people, look no further. Thank you Donnel and The Milam Group! Oak Hill/Nashville