Donna and Michael

Donna and Michael Lacey, Realtors


Sometimes two is better than one. Donna and Michael Lacey have been married for 36 years and share a deep commitment to the Delaware River valley communities. (Donna has lived here since ’77; Michael since ’79.) Both hold Realtor Licenses in PA and NJ. In 2017, Donna and Michael were the top producing agents at LJO.


After earning her degree from Boston University, and beginning her career in Philadelphia as a Social Worker, Donna was drawn to the area she now calls home by its history, fascinating mix of people, and great beauty.

Over the years, she’s worn many hats as a community member. They include involved parent, business owner, and volunteer. Her work supporting the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, Kalmia Club Community Outreach, Women’s Federations, Phillip’s Mill Community Association, Riverside Symphonia, the Michener Art Museum and the SPCA are examples of the innumerable projects she’s dedicated her energies to over the years.

Needless to say, she is an enthusiast for her community and enjoys introducing her clients to its many attributes. Donna’s enthusiasm for the area is matched by her dedication to helping clients find that “right fit” in their new home, or to market and successfully sell the place they’ve called home to the right buyer.

Within a short time of being recruited at Lisa James Otto Country Properties, Donna became one of the Top 3 Producers in the company. Prior to joining Lisa James Otto Country Properties, she was awarded ‘”Top Producer” status at her previous firm. To the benefit of her clients, Donna pays great attention and care to the many and varied details of both buying and selling procedures. She is a true partner to her clients throughout the entire process and beyond.


Michael holds two Master’s degrees from Rutgers University and is known for his thoughtful, respectful negotiating style. He originally moved to the area when he was working as a legislative analyst for the New Jersey League of Municipalities. After that, he enjoyed a long, successful career as Director of Human Resources for the South Brunswick Board of Education.

Michael is an avid kayaker, hiker, and all-around nature enthusiast. He is now enjoying a second career as a Realtor in partnership with his wife, Donna, where he has the opportunity to help their clients explore the inspiring river valley area. His skills as a professional negotiator, coupled with deep knowledge of the Bucks County and Hunterdon County area make him a valuable asset to his clients throughout the home-buying process.

Together, Donna and Michael Lacey bring knowledge, integrity, negotiating skills and a deep concern for all those involved to each client relationship. Their joy for helping their clients is obvious every step along the way.

Testimonials: “I cannot say enough about Donna Lacey as a business person and a friend. She always greets me with a smile…will work around my busy schedule and is always prepared with any supporting materials necessary so I can make the right decision…You will not be disappointed to have Donna on your side.” Ginny

“To whom the lucky person is to get Donna Lacey to market their house: My husband and I met her at an open house and immediately fell in love with her positive energy and knowledge of the real estate market. In no time at all she found us a house we loved and we quickly and easily bought it. The negotiations and closing were painless, all due to Donna’s expertise and incredible loyalty to her clients. (When we) were not around…Donna met with our fence person, picked up packages that were left on our doorstep and regularly checked on the house. I highly recommend Donna Lacey. She has the skill, energy and talent to market your home in the most effective and impressive way possible.” Sincerely, Jill Harrison Kalfin

“Donna was the key to our success in purchasing our first home. She is the perfect combination of “all business” and “personal touch”. She was available for us during the day, on weekends, and late into the evening. Donna was the catalyst for an amazing bargain on a perfect home. We highly recommend Donna Lacey.” Juli E. Greenberg

“I consider her integrity and kindness second to none and have recommended and continue to recommend her to everyone.” Sincerely, Beth

“Donna is a true advocated for her real estate clients.”

“Dear Donna, The dedication that you have shown in helping me find that perfect home has been extraordinary. I have never met a more diligent, knowledgeable, courteous and helpful real estate agent. Your excellent support has given me a high comfort level and a more thorough understanding of the important issues involved in buying a home in today’s market. Thank you for being one of the best and most caring real estate agents.” Kind regards, Deb

“Donna made our search for a great Bucks County condo not only manageable, but actually pleasurable. Her care and concern for our needs and her ability to listen make her an outstanding agent. Donna’s knowledge of local resources is near encyclopedic; she made sure that our expectations were met and our budget was respected. We can’t say enough about the extra effort, kindness and attention to detail that Donna brought to our successful search.” – Pam & Louis Revesz

“As a fellow real estate professional, I can attest to the high level of professionalism exhibited by Donna and Mike Lacey. They diligently assisted us through the most complicated closing I have ever experienced in my 40 years in the business. Throughout the long (9 month’s), trying and often frustrating period, they stuck by us. Due to their patience and support, we were finally able to finalize the transaction to purchase the property of our dreams. I doubt any other agent could have accomplished what they did. We are forever grateful and I am confident to say, so will be any client wise enough to chose them as their realtor.” – Paul Bernstein

“Dear Donna & Michael: Having worked with five real estate agencies in the area over the past few years, we have truly never been any more impressed by, or appreciative of, the services provided by anyone as we are by yours.

Certainly, we are thrilled with our new farm, and the way in which you consistently made yourselves available for us to feel confident in our decision by viewing the property together with you (I was shocked to learn how many properties & buyers you were working with given that we felt like we were your only focus!). And naturally the quick sale of our home in Doylestown due to your personal investments in targeted advertising, signage, events and fielding of inquiries was a tremendous relief.

But the real significance of your service was the expert skills that each of you brings to the table. With Donna’s many years of real estate experience – knowing what to look for, how to “read” us by artfully decoding our dream – and Michael’s genius negotiating skills and measured advice, you are truly a power-family in the Bucks County real estate community.

We highly recommend your service to everyone who sees our farm, which feels like an obligation considering that we will not likely have the privilege of working with you again to buy a house…because you already helped us to find and secure our “Forever Home”. We are, however happy to give a personal testimony to anyone who wishes to contact us directly.

Donna & Michael, we wish you every success that hard working, determined and expert professionals such as yourselves deserve!” – Shane Wolf & Michael Shawn Ranspot

“Donna and Michael’s guidance, professionalism, and positivity meant the world to my family as we navigated the process of selling a home in Philadelphia and buying a new one in Bucks County. Always available for phone calls, listening to our concerns, and providing sound advice, my husband and I felt like we had two wonderful parents by our side who cared foremost about our happiness and finding us the best possible home to raise our two young children. They were also able to negotiate an amazing price!! We cannot recommend them enough.”