We recently closed on a house listed by The Hopkins Team. I wanted you to know how impressed we were with Dondi and all of her team members. From the first showing to closing, they were totally professional, organized and responsive. We are so happy with our new home and look forward to recommending The Hopkins Team to all of our friends.
This was a very unusual sale. I truly do not believe that anyone could ever experience difficulties that Dondi faced! Yet through it all she and I worked together and got the sale and closing done. Thank you Dondi for your patience, support, professionalism and outstanding job!!!!!!!!!
Richard Phillips MD
It is my sincere honor and privilege to speak with you this evening about Dianna and Dondi, otherwise known as The Hopkins Team. Dondi Hopkins was the very first agent I met when I came to South Florida from the Washington, DC company and I thought…wow! If she is any indication of the kind of energy and passion The Plantation agents have, I’m in for an exciting adventure!
There are many things that make the Hopkins Team the special team they are. The first thing you notice when you meet them is their positive can do attitude and energy…it’s contagious! When I walk into the office in the morning the first thing I do is I pop back to their office to soak in some of that energy. And yes, they usually beat me to the office.
Before there was a The Hopkins Team, there was Dianna Hopkins who was licensed in 1976. She and her husband Dave owned an ERA franchise and Dianna was the managing Broker and also top sales associate. Dondi, or the “real” energizer bunny, as I like to call her, got her real estate license in 1996. She started working with her mom and dad but there was no business handed to her…not at all. She started off in the business calling FSBOs, expired listings, knocking on doors – whatever it took – and her first year in the business she did over 7 million in sales and was named Rookie of the Year…that was just the beginning and she hasn’t missed a beat since then. When Coldwell Banker bought their company in 2000 The Hopkins Team was formed.
When I’m asked what makes The Hopkins Team the success they are my answer is simple yet not so simple…they make their business about relationships providing the best customer service they possibly can combined with hard, hard work. Dondi and Dianna are both incredible networkers…through the Women’s Group Dondi formed, Women in Charge, or Dianna’s many friends she golfs and plays bridge with at Ft. Lauderdale Country Club, they are true members of the Plantation Community. Dianna had been working with longtime Broward county builders and developers for many, many years and those relationships continue today. They truly do their business by building upon those relationships. Their friends become customers and their customers become friends.
The Hopkins Team started off as a mother daughter team and has grown into a team of 16. It’s been a pleasure to watch these dynamic ladies continue to grow their business and thrive but also make time for their families…Dondi is a Mom of four and somehow still manages to participate actively in all of their lives. Dondi and Dianna work together AND play together…it’s an incredibly special and unique relationship founded on love and respect. Again, family and relationships mean more to them than anything else.
It has been a true pleasure for me to know these two incredible and generous ladies and I look forward to even more for them…the sky is truly the limit!
-Ruth Papuchis Grelewicz / Managing Broker / Coldwell Banker Lakeside
We are so pleased that we chose The Hopkins Team at Coldwell Banker to sell our home. Dondi was very knowledgeable, efficient and assertive. Your team approach was very impressive. Each of the associates took an interest in selling our home. Kudos to all of you. We thank you all for a very pleasant experience.
Maddy and Bill Sullivan
Hi, I found your listing on Trulia. Not interested in buying (I live in Los Angeles) but I lived at 102 SW 61st Ave, Plantation, FL 33317 throughout my elementary school years in the 60’s. Though I’ve driven by the outside several times since then, I’ve never seen the inside again until now. It looks lovely and, surprisingly, some of the features are the same. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to “peek inside!”
Best, Marian Hersh
Thanks so much for being a part of our CB Recharge Event here in Ohio. It’s so cool that Gen Blue has allowed us to connect and build a great friendship. Your passion and excitement for what you do is a big reason why you’re such an all star. Thanks for being so “on target” with your ideas. Keep building relationships, solving problems and having fun. See ya in LA!
“Let me start by saying both my wife and I are experienced real estate professionals, and we were hesitant to involve another agent in our own transaction. However, Dondi demonstrated her superior market knowledge and made it an easy decision for us to have her represent our interest. She has a very thorough understanding about the current market conditions and the listings in Central Broward County. We could not have closed on the home without her leadership through the entire process of buying a short sale. Her dedication to ensuring that we had the best deal possible was evident during the entire process of the sale. We continue to recommend her to our friends and family.”