Donna Nazir is the CEO and Founder of The Skye Group Inc. She is currently ranked Top 1% In The US by Wall Street Journal. Top 250 Agents in the US by National Assoc. of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.
With her infectious warmth and love of building long lasting relationships, you will make Donna your agent for life. As she guides you through the real estate process, she will get you the best deal in the least amount of time, with the fewest hassles, and you will have fun doing it! She will provide a level of service that makes it very easy for you to refer your friends and family to her team for an unforgettable experience! She understands that buying/selling your home is one of the biggest financial decisions most people will ever make, and she takes that very seriously!
When not actively selling homes, Donna can be found public speaking to help others build a successful business, and working on their mindset. She is also the Co-Founder of Rena’s Dresses, A Free Prom Boutique for local disadvantaged youth which has grown to service over 50 High Schools and provide scholarship program. Donna’s passions outside the office include hiking, creating amazing meals in her kitchen, writing books to help encourage self-exploration and growth, and spending time with her family. Donna is passionate about living life to the fullest, and choosing happiness above all else. Thank you in advance for your trust.
The tough times you have weathered have made you who you are today.
As a first-generation Cuban American, Donna Nazir doesn’t take her opportunities for granted. “My family escaped communist Cuba when I was a little girl with nothing but the shirts on our backs,” she says. “The communist regime forced my mother to take off her wedding ring and leave it behind because, according to them, everything we had—belonged to them.”
“We arrived with the clothes we were wearing.” They set sail with no provisions, food or medications in storm-like conditions. “It was a mass exodus and humanitarian crisis. The U.S. Coast Guard intercepted our vessel in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and saved us. We were escorted to Key West and eventually sent to a camp at Arkansas’s Fort Chaffee—famous for where Elvis got his haircut for the Army—where we were retained for six months.”
Her humble beginnings taught her the value of hard work. “Dad gave us the gift of freedom, and we were one of the lucky families who got to call this country home. The day I became a U.S. citizen, I cried. As a Realtor, knowing I am helping families live the American Dream, excites me.”
Every challenge and every obstacle has made me stronger and more grateful.
My journey has not been smooth, and how boring would it be if it was. Every challenge and every obstacle has made me stronger and more grateful. Nothing last forever, especially not hard times. As a Cuban refugee, my family and I lived in Ft Chaffee, Arkansas, The Ku Klux Klan demonstrated against us. It was scary times. It made us closer as a family.
My advice is to know your brand, know your story. Don’t be embarrassed by the tough times you have weathered, the good and the bad have made you who you are today. They have to lead you to this exact moment in time. Your experiences are unique and did not occur as a coincidence, our obligation as humans is to give back and help others. That means being brave and learning from your past, embracing it and helping others along the way.