Feel What It's Like To Be ELITE
Experience a culture focused on the resources that lift our businesses and each other. Like supportive brokers and Partners with relevant field insight. Values that make a difference in our communities. Worldwide exposure and connections with industry experts. And over 140,000 talented agents around the globe who will inspire you to work toward greatness.
Our selective hiring process means that only the best and most productive agents work become Elite. Our Elite Partners love knowing that their colleagues are the best in the business. We focus on the tools and support that busy and successful Partners need.
*The above statistics are from BAREIS MLS data for the Solano County only.
Centered in the photo are the Founding partners Don McDonald and Donovan Schemke. Today the Elite Partners are 30+ agents strong throughout Northern California.
Feel What It's Like To Be More Than A TEAM MEMBER
When you walk among top producers, feeling motivated to grow your business is only natural. You’ll learn faster. You’ll strive for more. And you’ll find yourself serving clients with a fresh perspective. See how being part of a hardworking team can energize your career.
RE/MAX is the world’s largest and most recognizable real estate brand. Transacting business in over 110 countries with over 140,000 agents strong. RE/MAX Gold is the largest Single Franchised RE/MAX in the world and 10th Largest real estate company in the world* The Elite Partners are a group of agents who collaborate together to achieve REAL ELITE RESULTS! Currently The Elite Partners Rank #7 in the World within all of RE/MAX. You will be surrounded by the best of the best in business.
*According to RisMedia Power broker Results 2021
Culture can’t be seen—it’s felt. We invite you to experience ours.
Elite Partners receive high-level support and guidance that’s hard to find at other companies. We know at the end of the day support is what matters most. You need someone who always has you back, covers you when you need them and a place to bounce ideas off.
FEEL WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE
Set Up To Sell.
In-market broker support, a big brand, education, a referral database, user-friendly tools – if it’s on your wish list, we likely have it. And when it comes to building your personal brand, sky’s the limit. We do it all for you.
We take care of all your marketing tasks. Things like social media property promotions, flyers, postcards, brochures are all designed and implemented for you… Done For You!
We have an AMAZING APP that does it all. Navigate RE takes your business to a whole other level with simple point click and order the marketing you need.
Feel What It's Like To Be ELITE
Who knows how to best run your business? You do. And we’ll be there, empowering you with the technology, guidance and progressive ideas to help you find sustainable, entrepreneurial success. Plain and simple — happiness is standard here.
Turn-key marketing services allow our agents to focus on what’s important: their customers and transactions. Supported by an experienced marketing and technology department, our agents have quick and effortless access to a variety of services and solutions.
MARKETING DONE FOR YOU
Here's What We Offer Every Partner (No Charge)
Our in-house design team will work with you to create a personal branded logo consumers can identify with and one that you love!
1,000 stylish, ultra thick business cards with a red line sandwiched in the middle. These cards have a velvet touch and wow everyone you come in contact with.
Our in-house design team will build a super “Rock Star” website all about you. This is custom built nothing you can buy off the shelf. It is packed with SEO so you are sure to be found.
The Elite Partners Create design team will curate a real estate related blog post each week that is packed with strong search optimization words, meta tags and formatted to grab the attention of Google. This will in turn cause your website to gain influence each and every week.
Imagine every time you take a listing the Elite partners Create team goes to work to design a single property website for your sellers. Site includes the property address as the URL. The sites feature, photo tours, video, mapping, school reports, mortgage information and of course how to reach you so they can buy the home.
Each and every Thursday our Elite Partners Create design team curates an entire newsletter packed with lifestyle articles about the home, health and wealth. The newsletter title “front porch” also includes local events and happenings, real estate market updates and fully branded to you, from you, by you but we do all the work. you just watch it get delivered to your entire sphere.
All of your business promoted for you. Simply click “Social property Promotion” in the Navigate RE APP and request a post for a transaction in place. We will post all of your Coming Soon, Just Listed, For Sale, In Contract, Contingent, Pending and Sold Properties. We even include all open house promotions. FREE – No charge for any of this.
You get 100 copies FREE to share with your sphere and consumers you meet. These impactful brochures come loaded like a listing presentation. Front the front velvet touch cover each page tells a story about how you and your Elite Partners sell homes. We include a personal bio, testimonials, and real facts about how we sell homes. See for yourself one of our examples here
Aside from the 12 page booklet our Elite Partners Create has designed a powerful listing presentation that will be customized for each listing you go on. We have even taken the time to create a pre-listing email that covers everything a consumer might want to know regarding how we sell homes. We prepare them, print them and ready them for delivery. You just need to point, click in the navigate App and tell us.
Exclusive use of our in-house marketing design team to assist in all your marketing needs. Fron creating brochures, signs, business cards, flyers, special promotions, pie day party invites we do it all and we do it all for you.
Say Hello to Navigate RE, our exclusive app that allows you to manage your entire transaction from the palm of your hand. Take listings, write offers, add agreements, modifications, addendums etc. All with the point and click of our app. You will never have to fill out a form again. Our A.I. powered app does it all for you and super fast and efficient. Think of having a transaction coordinator that does literally everything you can imagine! You really have to see this to understand how this will change the way you do business.
Our offices are designed as collaborative hubs for socializing, networking, meeting with clients, hosting events and or playing games or just lounging around. Each office has been specifically designed to enhance your sensors, make you feel comfortable while working and playing. We currently have offices located in Fairfield, Vacaville, Petaluma, Napa and Hidden Valley Lake.
We kow you work hard and at times you want to relax and or play for a while. Each of our offices offers unique ways to play. From Corn Hole, Pin Pong, Foos Ball, darts, board and card games. You are sure to enjoy a pop by the office. Did we mention there are TV’s everywhere with full access to every channel?
Unlimited snacks and beverages are available in each of our offices. The fridge is always loaded, the snack racks full of chips, energy bars, candy, and a full bar accessible 24/7 for all our partners. Bring a friend and come chill and relax in a great environment surrounded by friends and family. Be responsible!
Throughout the year we host various social events, team building opportunities, get togethers and special meetings. Many friends in the industry utilize our unique offices for their events so there is always something coming and going. We publish a calendar so you are always in the loop. Plus you can ue our spaces for your own special events.
All In One Real Estate Solution
Meet our APP Navigate RE. Designed to revolutionize the real estate process. Seamlessly take listings, write offers, create addendums, manage your entire transaction without ever opening Zip Forms. A.I. driven technology keeps your transaction moving and on time. Timelines and alerts are automatically scheduled when you open escrow.
Take A Listing
Simply tap the apps listing icon to open a listing agreement. →
Navigate RE pulls from the CAR Listing agreement and populates all the required fields for you to enter data in. You can do this from your phone, laptop, tablet or a desktop.
Input Listing Info
Follow the online screen prompt to input all the required listing agreement data. once you are finished, the app will generate a listing agreement ready to be sent off for digital signature. ↴
Tracks Your Business
The app keeps track of all your business. Listings, offers and manages the transaction for you. With the app there is no room for error. Alerts keep your agreement on track to close. →
Marketing Done For You
Looking to post that the home is now pending? All you need to do is open the app, click the listing, change the status to pending and a new social post is generated and posted for you.
The Navigate RE App is exclusive to the Elite Partners and not available through any other brokerage. We built it and we will continue to maintain it. You can manage all your transactions, all your marketing, all contacts, tasks, vendor relations, connect with other Partners and stay in front of your client for life.
Innovation is at our core, and technology is the basis of innovation. Our suite of technology provides a simplified approach to real estate that streamlines the process for agents and customers.
While most companies use multiple, off-the-shelf software solutions that are fragmented and unable to be customized, NavigateRE is a single software platform that Elite Partners can continually improve and adapt to the needs of our customers and agents. It’s a powerful, ever-evolving tool for a high-volume agent.
Over 140,000 Agents Worldwide in over 110+ countries you can be assured your home will be seen around the world.
RE/MAX Gold enjoys a near 3 to 1 market share advantage. This means 1 our of every three homes is a Gold Nation Home
With over 50 years local market sales and over $3.5+ billion sold you can trust your dealing with experts who will get it done
Check our reviews. Our client's love us. We put in the work, and always put you first. Trust, integrity, honesty and passion!
The Elite Managing Partners pictured left to right: Peter Gray COO Commercial Division, Carmen Gray President Commercial Division, Don McDonald CEO and Founding Partner, Donovan Schemke President Residential Division
WHO YOU WORK WITH MATTERS
Don founded the Elite Team in 2006. As a dynamic leader and creative marketing guru, Don leads the partner’s marketing and business development efforts. After building one of RE/MAX’s Worldwide Top 10 Teams from 2007 through 2011 Don Joined RE/MAX Gold’s leadership team as their Director of Marketing and from 2015 through 2018 Don was Vice President of RE/MAX Gold the largest independent real estate company in California and #9 largest in the world. Today Don is back doing what he loves most helping agents achieve their very best results and working hand in hand with the Elite Partners and their in house marketing company Elite Partners Create.
Sharp and focused, Donovan Schemke is a second generation Realtor with a strong mind for business. Practicing Real Estate for 17+ years, Donovan brings a sales background from the computer sector and has been well trained by corporate management in both sales and technology. Additionally, Donovan Schemke and his mother Pam have been among the Top Producing Realtors in Solano County. for over 40 years. Donovan clearly, understands the mindset of home buyers and sellers and has a thorough knowledge of the regional marketplace, which is what allows us to connect exceptional homes to exceptional lives.
The key to making this business look easy is that I surround myself around a brilliant team of professionals and clients. I am passionate about Real Estate and look forward to waking up each morning to help clients reach their goals and live their dreams!
My diverse background includes a history of business, corporate sales, team management and a degree in intercultural communications. This has enhanced my ability to think outside of the box and focus on maximizing the return on investments for my Real Estate Clients. I am also well known for my collaborative working style both within and between dynamic business organizations.
I obtained a BA in Speech Communications, with an emphasis in Intercultural Communications from San Francisco State University. I am a Licensed Real Estate Agent throughout the State of California.
As a long time Solano County resident, I know from experience the multi-fold benefits to both businesses and families for choosing this incredibly centralized, convenient and affordable location within Northern California. We are on the edge of the most amazing Wine Country and within easy reach of three major international airports, as well as an easy drive away from San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Walnut Creek and Santa Rosa.
I have been a business growth professional and Fractional Chief Operating Officer to my Clients for over 16 years, helping my Clients to grow their businesses and eventually to turn them into independently viable assets that can operate without them, if necessary. This ensures that the business can fetch the maximum valuation possible when it comes time for the Owner to sell it …even if that “sale” is merely to the next generation of the family or to key employees/management.
To demonstrate ELITE performance in every aspect of our business. From marketing to our personal commitment we promise to always make the ELITE experience the very best!
Every project starts with a story. your story. It’s our job to take your story and create the collateral that connects to potential buyers, Storytelling is the most effective way to reach your buying audience. We must capture the imagination and allow the consumer to vividly see themselves in their new home. Our process starts with you and finishes with a collaborative effort of great success!