Donald Van de Mark works in Sonoma and Napa Valleys, where he sets records selling real estate. In 2006 alone, he and one colleague sold over $88,000,000 worth of homes, land and vineyards. In 2006 and 2007 he was part of a sales team that placed among the top five among over 3,600 agents nationwide. Through 2012, Donald was among the top agents within his office.
Good representation in real estate requires up-to-the-minute market intelligence, careful listening, communication and skilled negotiation. These are skills Donald honed as a top business and political correspondent during the 1980s and 1990s on CNN and CNBC.
Donald is acutely sensitive to issues of value, accuracy and timeliness. Buyers and sellers want detailed and complete information that reflects current market conditions. Clients also need an agent who knows how to subtlety gather information about those across the table from them, and then how to negotiate to extract the very best terms. Having been a student of the most successful entrepreneurs, business leaders and politicians, Donald comes to the table with a deep understanding of how to help his clients make the most rational decisions.
Donald is very much at home at Sotheby's International Realty because of his nationwide network of friends and associates. He currently lives in Sonoma Valley and San Francisco, was reared in Toronto, was educated in New England, reported the news out of Washington DC and anchored from New York City. He has just written "The Good Among the Great, 19 Traits of the Most Admirable, Creative and Joyous People," and he's been selling real estate throughout Wine Country since 2002.