Every Home Has A Story... Let's Find Yours.

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Buying or selling a home is more than a transaction: It’s a life-changing experience that should be memorable for all the right reasons. As your trusted resource for professional insight and guidance, Don McDonald will make sure your individual real estate needs aren’t just met, but exceeded. Based in Green Valley of Fairfield, Don's knowledge of local communities across the Bay Area is extensive. And, with a “client-first” philosophy, he strives to be in constant communication, keeping you informed along the way.

As your agent, you can count on me to utilize years of industry expertise, in-depth local knowledge, and relentless professionalism to exceed your highest expectations. My mission is to bring my years of success and experience to the table to guide you through and help you get the most out of your home sale. I accomplish this by leveraging some of the most cutting edge marketing technology available to get your property maximum market exposure. By working with me, I guarantee you will get top dollar value for your home.

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Don McDonald

+1 707.495.0774  |  don@navigatere.com  |  DRE Lic# 01436448

Every Home Has A Story... We Would Love To Tell Yours!

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Wherever you're are going... We'll get you there!

We see home as more than a house, so we approach real estate as more than a transaction. It’s how we build relationships – by making people feel happy and confident about the biggest investment of their lives. This is more than our profession; it’s our passion because our family never forgets how much home truly means to you and your family. So when you’re ready for your next moment or your next adventure, call The NavigateRE. We’ll help you get there.

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OUR

PHILOSOPHY

Better companies make better communities.

We believe our business has a responsibility to serve, connect, grow and protect the communities we operate in.

OUR VALUES

Independence is worth preserving. Our independence matters more than our size. It allows us to prioritize our community involvement and better serve our agents and clients.

Social impact at the center.
Everything we do has a cause and effect. We maintain a responsibility to contribute to every community in which we operate.

Communities over shareholders.
If our business has to grow at the expense of the communities around us, it isn’t worth it. It is important to us to continually invest in building community.

Growth for the sake of bigger impact.
We grow our business to become a stronger, independent network of individuals who benefit as a result of more resources.

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When your home is represented by NAVIGATE REAL ESTATE, it benefits from the worldwide recognition and prestige RESAAS the world’s largest network of real estate professionals (466k+) and enables unprecedented scope for network-building, opportunity sharing, and peer-to-peer collaboration. This give our agents exclusive access to global and highly qualified clientele.

EXCEPTIONAL PROPERTIES DESERVE
EXTRAORDINARY MARKETING

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PROVEN*

PERFORMANCE

↦ HUNDREDS OF 5-STAR REVIEWS

↦ $4.0B+ IN TOTAL SALES

↦ 5,150+ TRUSTING CLIENTS

↦ 40+ YEARS OF SUCCESS

*Statistics are based on the combined historical sales of all our brokers and agents

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MARKETING

  • PLANNING CONSULTATION
  • STAGING ADVICE
  • PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
  • 4K VIDEO
  • AERIAL DRONE VIDEO
  • PROPERTY BROCHURE
  • PROPERTY WEBSITE 

  • SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN
  • STRATEGIC ADVERTISING
  • RESAAS GLOBAL NETWORKING
  • EMAIL CAMPAIGN
  • BROKER OPEN
  • OPEN HOUSE
  • NEIGHBORHOOD INVITES

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We approach each real estate transaction differently – working diligently to ensure that each property has its own unique personality and purpose. Our marketing team of designers, analysts, artists and technology gurus are constantly offering strategically driven marketing solutions and custom tailored work to meet the individual needs of our clients.

Every Home Has A Story...

WHO YOU WORK WITH MATTERS

Raving Fans...

"I couldn't have asked for a better person to help me buy and sell my first home. She was extremely patient with me learning the lingo and asking a lot of questions, always taking the time to explain things in layman's terms. Melinda was very knowledgeable and professional throughout the whole process and I absolutely recommend her to anyone!"

-raganr2000 - Seller

"Alicia was amazing helping me secure my first home. Not only will I use her again in the future but, I'll recommend her to all my friends. Fast, responsive and got me the deal with the seller I was looking for on the new purchase."

-Rob Elilott - Buyer Fairfield, CA

"Paul is awesome, we can't thank him enough for all the hard work, dedication and time he spent in selling our home (for over asking) and finding our dream home. He made it easy in a very difficult market, we very much appreciate it. We most definitely would suggest him to anyone we know who is selling or wanting to purchase a home, we were lucky to have him as a Realtor."

-Lori & Gym Abster - Sold and purchased a new home.

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Whether you’re looking to buy, sell or rent, trust our expert agents to help guide you through the process.

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Stories about home, health and wealth

Beyond being real estate professionals, we’re community members, family people, and friends who are on a continuous adventure to enjoy everything around the cities we live and play in. You can often find us dining around town, having picnics in the park, hiking Rockville Trails, and drinking really good wine from our local neighbors in Suisun Valley. New to town and need some recs? From restaurants to hiking trails and home inspectors to painters, we’ve got you covered. Us Navigators are as passionate about the lifestyle as we are about helping you create your own.  Below are some of our favorite local places to truly experinece our community.

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