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Mary Ellen Donato

Mt. Lebanon Office, PA
701 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
(412) 561-7400



Multi-Million Dollar Producer

My goal is to service you with integrity, pride and enthusiasm.  I will give you the attention you deserve from a real estate professional.   My goal is to provide top-notch service.  I take great pride in being able to provide the kind of personal service required in even the most challenging circumstances.  No question or concern is too demanding.  I treat each client as my only client.  That being said, I focus my attention to customer care and building lasting relationships.  I consistently bring to the table not only my exceptional customer care, but always my honesty, integrity and my unrivaled commitment to my community as well.  I know that buying and selling a home can be one of the largest transactions in a person’s life, therefore, I make it my goal to ensure it’s as easy as possible every step of the way.


Honest, Dedicated, Professional Service for all of your Home Buying and Selling needs

  • Full service real estate professional
  • Resident of Mount Lebanon
  • Graduate of Cambria Rowe Business College
  • Graduate of Educational Development School of Real Estate
  • Graduate of Mount Lebanon Resident's Academy - 2019
  • 2nd Vice President, Mount Lebanon PTA Council - 2018-2019, 2019-2020
  • President of Mount Lebanon's Foster Elementary PTA, President for Years 2016-2017, 2017-2018
  • Treasurer of Mount Lebanon's Foster Elementary PTA, Treasurer for Years 2014-2015 & 2015-2016
  • Committee Member of Mount Lebanon Foster Elementary 75th Anniversary Celebration - 2016
  • Chairperson of various committees for Mount Lebanon Foster Elementary PTA
  • Co-Chairperson of Children's Hospital Free Care Fund for the Mount Lebanon Office - 2015, 2018, 2019
  • Member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Volunteer Lector

The Howard Hanna Advantage

  • Howard Hanna is a locally owned and operated family company
  • We offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee
  • We provide your home with its own web site
  • Howard attracts more than one million buyers daily
  • Your home is placed on all major real estate search websites
  • We offer exclusive programs to help buyers including the Buy Before You Sell and Apartment Dwellers Trade-In programs
  • We offer one-stop-shopping including mortgage, title, and insurance services.
  • We market your home in the newspaper, on the internet, through email, television, telephone, voicemail, direct mail, and signage




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Mary Ellen Donato was an absolute joy to work with. Prior to Mary Ellen, we worked with an individual who did not provide the support Mary Ellen could. Biggest recommendation I can give a home buyer is to make sure your realtor delivers their promises. I can say this was true of Mary Ellen. She worked around our schedules to assist us in our home buying, even though at the time she wasn’t our actual realtor. Tells you how much she invests in Howard Hanna customers! Throughout the process she was prompt in communication; the information delivered was also very clear and easily understood. She makes the home process, which is indeed long, F-U-N. She has an awesome personality and is willing to meet any buyers home needs. She is also motivated, whether it’s to sell your home or to find you one. We truly, 110%, stayed with Howard Hanna just for Mary Ellen!!!! I really wish we found such an awesome realtor the first time. - D.G.
Could not be more pleased. Found our family a great home. Kept in communication with us from start to closing. Such a low stress buying process because Mary Ellen handled the stress for us. This kind of service is beyond value in today's market! Can't go wrong with allowing Mary Ellen to find you your new home. - Aaron and Crista Newman
After having poor experiences with realtors in the past, I had nearly given up hope until I met Mary Ellen. For a first time homebuyer like myself, Mary Ellen made the process enjoyable and simple. She kept our key "must haves" in mind and found us our dream house. There was no rushing or pushing for the houses that didn't have everything we were looking for throughout the search. Mary Ellen was extremely patient with us even when I needed to take a few months break due to my work schedule. Her recommendations for everything I needed during the purchasing, negotiating, inspecting and closing really helped make for a smooth transition into our new house. Overall, I would highly recommend Mary Ellen and will personally utilize her in the future if I ever intend to move again. - Patrick Vescovi
Mary Ellen was amazing during our entire house buying process. It took many months longer than we thought it would to find our perfect home. She never forced us to give up and buy something we weren't completely happy with and was completely understanding when we had to change our desired location because of a job change. I would recommend her to anyone and if I ever have to move again she will be the first person I call. - Gareth and Makenna Maylin
Mary Ellen was great. She was always very flexible when scheduling times to look at houses. She was very engaged in trying to find us the house we wanted. I never felt pressured by her at any time. She kept me informed and was happy and quick to answer any questions I had during the loan and closing process. I would gladly recommend her to any family member or close friend. - Stan and Tina Rodina
Mary Ellen helped us every step of the way. This was our first time selling a house so we had no idea what to do. She was very patient and happy to help us out. Our house sold the first people who looked at it! - John and Wendy Davis
Excellent representative, we tried two others and they definitely did not compare. Mary Ellen is excellent at getting back to you if she misses a call or email and promptly responds to what ever concern or question you can imagine. If all realtors were like this, buying a home would be much less stressful. The other two realtors we tried were very nice guys but did not give us the warm fuzzy feeling you want to have when you are making such a big decision. When we were prepared to make a counter offer, she helped us to make a fair equitable offer for both parties. Mary Ellen is excellent at having any and all paperwork ready and quick to follow through with an offer or counter offer to make a sale go through. I feel confident that when we are ready to sell our house we will hopefully be able to retain her services. - David and Karen Gifford
As first time home buyers, my wife and I could not have asked for someone better than Mary Ellen. From the start she made us feel like she would find us what we wanted and not just the first available thing. Not only did we feel like she had our best interests in mind but we could trust her and her opinions were valued. Once we decided on what we were looking for she would send listings to me daily that were all good possibilities. Any questions we had were answered pretty much immediately and in a way that we understood the answer with clarity and honesty. She is a warm and caring individual and makes you feel like you have known her for years or is a member of your own family. Overall our home buying experience was enjoyable, memorable, and very professional. We will be recommending Mary Ellen to all of our friends and family that are in the market for a new home.  - Jon Engel & Michelle Myers


I am so appreciative of all the patience you have shown through my home buying process.  You went above and beyond and then beyond the beyonder!  Couldn't have done it without you!  You're a true friend!  THANK YOU!  - J.W.


Mrs. Donato:

You have been so helpful during the process of finding our home. You work tirelessly to answer all of our questions and concerns, and I cannot imagine finding anyone who cares as much as you do about clients. You have even helped us to find a better mortgage deal! Though we haven't found our home yet, I know that when we do, that home will be purchased with YOUR help!- L.C.



Mary Ellen:

My wife and I would like to sincerely thank you for everything you did helping us to buy our first home this October. You made our experience buying a home thoroughly enjoyable and stress free, allowing us to be able go about our daily lives while you took care of all the intricacies of purchasing a home. We appreciate your steadfastness and desire to make everything go smoothly from the moment we found our beautiful home until we moved in shortly thereafter. Even as we settle in, we have continued to rely on your expertise and resourcefulness. Anyone who is in the market for a new home will be in good hands with you and the folks at Howard Hanna working for them. - C & J S.




This is my first time buying a home. I have very little to no understanding of the process. Mary Ellen has been fantastic at helping me! She always gets back to you quickly and with good information. I never thought I would get such good service since the homes I'm looking for aren't that expensive. If you have no idea on how to buy a home, you should call her...and if you have already been through the process before, I'm sure you'll recogize the hard work she puts in for you! - M.S.



This lady is a wonderful agent. Hard working, quick to respond, does not let things slide. All the best of things that you want in an agent. She also has a great fun personality. The kind that envelops you when are around her. Even days I know she has been busy with all day work meetings, she spends a moment during short breaks working to update you on your purchase. Now that is an Agent. She has a great future in any endeavor she applies herself too. I know this sounds cheesy, but I have worked with many, more than 20, agents in my life and she is by far the best I have had. She gets my "Top Agent" recommendation. - S & K R.



Mary Ellen was a terrific contact for myself and my husband during our recent real estate experience. She paid attention to the details that were important to us and was very efficient in getting back to us with any questions we had during the process. She seemed to be very detail oriented which is always helpful in this situation. She was also quick to put us in contact with any other individuals who needed to assist in our decision-making process. Mary Ellen also has a very nice disposition and we enjoyed our many conversations. We would highly recommend her services. - P & K P.



My wife and I are in the process of preparing for sale our current property and the purchase of a new home. Mary Ellen has made us comfortable throughout. Her valuable suggestions have created a positive selling environment and has made it likely that we will receive the highest value for our current home. Before Mary Ellen we were apprehensive, and had numerous questions that added to our stress and uncertainty. We are thankful that she will be there to guide us through our next acquisition. Nothing can be more personal than a home, & no one in our experience has been more personable and business-like than Mary Ellen. - G & B M.



As somone who appreciates customer feedback in my own career, I wanted to write and provide you with feedback on my recent home purchase experience.  After having to move rather quickly, I contacted one of your agents, Mary Ellen Donato.  After touring numerous properties, I decided to purchase a home in the Scott Township area.  In less than 30 days, I was able to close on the home.  Mary Ellen negotiated a great price as well as items in the home, helped me through the inspection and loan process and assisted me with obtaining my home owner's insurance.  Through the entire process, Mary Ellen provided me with prompt feedback and great results.  I will be always grateful for Mary Ellen's help and will be happy to refer her and the Howard Hanna Mount Lebanon office with referrals.  -- R.V.

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