Donna Chamness began working as a real estate salesperson in 1995 with a local Kansas City company. She soon expanded her career by obtaining her broker’s license and becoming co-owner of an office in rural Cass County. She joined United Country Real estate, at the corporate office, in August of 2012. Her current role there is OnBoarding Manager, working with new, existing, or transferred franchise owners. She helps them get familiar with the United Country brand, marketing, training opportunities and technology platform. Being able to work with UC affiliates all over the country, as well as internationally, has helped her gain a wealth of knowledge about the industry and valuable tips in marketing various niche property types.
Her previous career experience includes working for a major stock transfer company with its home base in Kansas City, MO. There she had many roles including processing transactions on mutual fund and retirement accounts, monitoring high dollar trades for accuracy and managing a group of mutual fund representatives. Before leaving the company she was promoted to quality assurance analyst, working with a team of developers and testing new software functionality.
Donna is a lifelong member of Missouri, growing up on a farm, outside the small rural town of Drexel. She comes from a large farm and ranch family with members throughout Cass, Jackson, Johnson, Bates and Vernon Counties. In her off hours Donna enjoys hiking, bicycling, working in her yard, DIY projects, weekends on the lake, spending time with her family and spoiling her grandchildren.
Real estate has been a passion of hers ever since purchasing her first home and 10 acres right out of high school. Over the years, she has bought, remodeled and sold multiple properties and weathered many market ups and downs. She understands the needs of buyers and sellers as well as the importance of listening and communication. She believes in a strong work ethic and prides herself in being able to provide an excellent level of customer service and follow up to her clients.