In 2007, Diane Donnelly formed The Donnelly Group and partnered with Andrea Loretangeli to create an innovative team strategy that would provide clients with agents dedicated specifically to the unique needs of buyers and sellers. This approach allows each client to access the experience, expertise and resources needed to successfully buy or sell a home. It also allows the agent(s) to focus all their efforts, training and skills unique to each of these processes. This approach has been overwhelmingly successful! The Donnelly Group is now among the Top 10 real estate teams in Anne Arundel County and among the Top 50 in the State of Maryland. Meet our team below!
President, Seller's Division
Diane Donnelly President, Seller's Division
Diane Donnelly serves as President of The Donnelly Group with primary responsibility for the Seller’s Division. With more than 25 years of experience, her knowledge and expertise extend well beyond real estate.
Diane’s career began in the lending industry first as a loan processor and then a loan officer. This experience gave her very unique perspective on the intricacies and challenges required to move a home through the buying and selling process from a financing perspective. This experience is one of the primary reasons Diane is able to navigate a sale forward when her counterparts are standing still. Diane later went on to work with a national builder and won a variety of awards and acceptance into the Burgundy Club (a prestigious achievement for the top 10% of the salespeople of the company). Diane continued to excel and was promoted to various leadership positions in Sales Training and Sales Management.
In 2007, Diane formed The Donnelly Group with the goal of providing clients with a unique team strategy – allowing clients to access full-time dedicated agents in buyer or seller divisions. This business model offers agents that are experienced, trained and dedicated specifically to the unique needs and negotiation requirements for buyers vs. sellers.
“We work with people at very joyful and sometimes very stressful times in their lives. We recognize how life-changing the home buying or selling process can be. We have helped people buy their very first home, sell a home after a death in the family; buy a bigger home for a growing family or downsize due to divorce. No matter what the situation, we go to great lengths to understand the ideal situation for each client and help them achieve their goal. We treat every client with dignity, respect and integrity. That may sound like a no-brainer, but it’s commonly overlooked in our industry,” commented Diane.
Diane is an expert negotiator and committed to effectively communicating with her clients throughout the entire process.
Diane volunteers her time, throughout the year, as a guest speaker for local workshops dedicated to educating home owners on the best ways to sell their houses and gain the most from their investment. Diane is also a photographer, boater and nature lover!
President, Buyer's Division
Andrea Loretangeli President, Buyer's Division
Andrea Loretangeli has been in real estate since 1996 and leads the buyers division of The Donnelly Group. In this role, she oversees all activities surrounding the process of buying a home.
Andrea has an extensive background in real estate and new construction. During her career, she has held a number of leadership roles in Sales and Marketing with a national builder, where she also won many top awards for volume and customer service.
Andrea has a very strong commitment to customer service and strives to understand each customer’s unique needs so that she can provide a pleasurable buying experience for her clients. She fully respects and understands that the process of buying a home is often one of the biggest investment decisions that most families make, and Andrea is committed to making the process as easy as possible.
Andrea also volunteers her time throughout the year as a guest speaker for local home buying workshops. These workshops provide first-time home buyers the tools, resources and education they need to feel confident when making their first-time home purchase. “This part of my business is particularly rewarding because it allows me to watch my clients experience the power of the American Dream coming true. There is nothing more enjoyable than handing someone the keys to their very first home!” Andrea is also a proud cancer survivor, mom of two fur babies, and an avid boater and sports fan!
Andrea is passionately committed to being your guide, your expert, your resource, your advocate.
Donna Cordaro Closing Manager
Donna has 20 years of experience working for a Fortune 500 consumer products company in various Financial Management positions. Most recently, she partnered with the some of the industry's top leaders for reverse mortgages and refinance loans. Her experience with mortgages led her to an interest in the sales side of real estate! A Maryland resident for over 25 years, she lives in Crofton with her husband Paul, son Nicholas and their dog Smokey.
Suzanne Ratti Marketing Specialist
Suzanne Ratti leads all of the marketing initiatives for The Donnelly Group and provides over 20 years of sales and marketing experience to our team. She assists the team with digital marketing strategies, social media, and traditional marketing to enhance buyer and seller initiatives and improve our customer's overall experience. Suzanne is a lifelong Maryland resident who lives with her husband in Arnold, MD.