The Power Of RE/MAX

#1 Independently Owned Residential Real Estate Company in California

#1 RE/MAX Franchises in the World

Over 185,000 Closed Transactions, $57.5 Billion in Real Estate Sold in 25+ Years

1,700+ Agents at 79 Locations in 24 California Counties 

Over $682,000 Donated to Local Children’s Miracle Network in the Past 4 Years

Making A Difference


Homes Sold in 2019


Donated to Charity

The Elite Partners epitomize integrity, energy, hard work, and service throughout each and every transaction they have. The Partners have been responsible for over $1 Billion in sales over the last 15 years and have ranked in the top ten worldwide within RE/MAX. Whether you’re ready to move into your first home or move on to the next one, The Elite Partners are with you at every important moment along the way.

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 Elite Team. We’ll help you get there.

-The Elite Partners Powered by RE/MAX Gold
Broker DRE LIC# 01215931

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Managing Partners

Who You Work With Matters

Don McDonald | Managing Partner

CA DRE License# 01436448


Don founded the Elite Team in 2006. As a dynamic leader and creative marketing guru, Don leads the Teams 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 #23 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 Team The only thing that has changed is our name. We are now The Elite Partners still delivering outstanding customer satisfaction results!

Donovan Schemke | Managing Partner

CA DRE License# 01348670


Sharp and focused, Donovan Schemke is a second generation Realtor with a strong mind for business. Practicing Real Estate for 15+ 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.


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Trusting Clients

$1 Billion

In Real Estate Sales

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Top Producers

Northern California


Located in the center of Sonoma County on the Highway 101 corridor, Cotati (pop. 7,275)...
Just 55 miles north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa is a good base for exploring...
Located one hour north of San Francisco, family-friendly Rohnert Park is in Southern Sonoma County....

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The ELITE Partners were invaluable to me when I first decided to sell my house. they gave practical advice on how to stage the home and knew the right price to list it. The've got a great attitude and is are a pleasure to work with.

Lisa B.

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Every home has a unique story and the Elite Partners would love to tell yours. We understand real estate and serve the following counties. Napa, Solano, Lake, Marin and Sonoma. Our Partners live, work and contribute to each community. Our primary objective in partnering with you is to achieve the highest net proceeds as quickly as possible. We expect you’re asking, “Why The Elite Partners?” Because WHO YOU WORK WITH MATTERS

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