Partners

Partners
THe RE/MAX Elite Partners

If you live here already, you know how blessed we are. If you’re considering living or investing here, you’ve probably experienced some of the area’s extraordinary possibilities: country settings and small-town communities; enthralling agricultural beauty, and true farm to fork lifestyle, If Northern California is your real estate destination, you’ve arrived at the right spot. Whether you’re looking to buy your first home – or to sell an estate – expect nothing less from us than a Meritage blend of real estate expertise, professional service, creativity, and a passion for achieving your goals. 

MEET THE PARTNERS

With a combined 40+ years of real estate experience, I think you’ll find that we are up to the task. 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.

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Local Offices

With offices located in Solano, Napa, Sonoma, and Lake County our Partners are everywhere you are.

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Homes Sold

Collectively the Partners have sold more than 4,450 homes in the last decade. We know a thing or two about selling homes.

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Elite Partners

With offices located in Solano, Napa, Sonoma, and Lake County our Partners are everywhere you are.

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Happy Clients

Our clients love us. 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.

Managing Partners

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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 McDonald Founding Partner with RE/MAX Elite Partners

Don McDonald

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.

Donovan Schemke

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.

Donovan Schemke Co-Founding Partner and President of Residential
Carmen Gray Managing Partner and President Commercial

Carmen Gray

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!


EXPERIENCE
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.

Peter Gray

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.

EXPERIENCE
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.

Our Mission

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!

Philosophy

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!

Serving The Following Counties

Solano | Napa | Yolo | Sonoma | Marin | Lake | Sacramento

Erica Bergstrom

Partner - Realtor
707.272.5222
Lake | Napa | Sonoma Counties
DRE License# 001215931
www.EricaBergstromHomes.com

Mike Martin

Partner - Broker Assoc.
707.592-1272
Solano | Napa Counties
DRE License# 02020020
www.MikeWMartin.com

Robin Jaurique

Partner - Realtor
707.333.3009
Solano | Napa | Yolo Counties
DRE License# 01436290
www.RobinJaurique.com

Dana Adona

Partner - Realtor
+1 707.688.3491
Solano | Napa | Yolo Counties
DRE License# 01796510
www.DanaAdona.com

Denise Kilker

Partner - Realtor
+1 707.695.6172
Sonoma | Marin Counties
DRE License# 01939014
www.DeniseKilker.com

Adrean Hayashi

Partner - Realtor
+1 925.384.8888
Sonoma | Marin Counties
DRE License# 01523018
www.AdreanHayashi.com

The Schemke Team

Partners- Realtors
+1 707.803.0308
Solano | Napa | Yolo Counties
DRE License# Pam: 01131343 & Donovan: 01348670
www.ValleysAndVineyards.com

Victoria Gindele

Partner - Broker Assoc.
+1 707.6972.3030
Sonoma | Marin Counties
DRE License# 01215931
www.VictoriaGindelehomes.com

Paul Ponitkoff

Partner - Broker Assoc.
+1 707.344.8115
Solano | Napa Counties
DRE License# 01814133
www.PaulPonitkoff.com

Kelley Jacob

Marketing
+1 707.815.6631
Serves All Areas
www.ElitePartnersRealEstate.com/Marketing

Dawn Wagner

Partner - Realtor
+1 707.365.8242
Solano | Napa | Yolo Counties
DRE License#01428443
www.DawnWagnerHomes.com

Jim Hamilton

Partner - Broker Assoc.
+1 916.601.0500
Sacramento County
DRE License# 01871309
www.jimhamiltonre.com

Lea Loux

Partner - Realtor
+1 415.314.4810
Sonoma | Marin Counties
Commercial
DRE License# 02006092
www.LeaLoux.com

Rebecca Harker

Partner - Realtor
+1 707.787.1487
Sonoma County
DRE License# 02128778
www.rebeccaharker.com

Melinda Capp

Partner - Realtor
+1 707.321.2552
Solano | Napa | Yolo Counties
DRE License# 01726029
www.MelindaCappHomes.com

Stefani Rutledge

Partner - Realtor
+1 707.310.9996
Sacramento | Tahoe | Yolo Counties
DRE License# 01463999
www.stefanirutledge.com.com

Elias Moreno

Partner - Realtor
+1 707.430.3273
Solano | Napa | Yolo
DRE License# 02153614
www.melindacapphomes.com

Armando Lincoln

Partner - Realtor
+1 707.799.9907
Napa | Solano | Sonoma Counties
DRE License# 01260649
www.armandolincoln.com

Steve Cohn

Partner - Realtor
+1 707.775.4738
Sonoma | Marin Counties
DRE License# 01211151
www.SteveCohnHomes.com

Marie Sherman

Partner - Realtor
+1 707.365.8061
Lake County
DRE License# 01215391
www.MarieSherman.com

Vincent Palomera

Partner - Realtor
+1 707.999.1428
Solano | Napa | Yolo Counties
DRE License# 02071474
www.morenopalomera.com

Petra Bergstrom

Partner - Realtor
+1 707.272.5822
Lake | Napa Counties
DRE License# 01215391
www.PetraBergstrom.com

Peter & Carmen Gray

Managing Partners - Commerical
Direct: 415-839-8339 | Cell: 248-935-9853
Califonria
DRE License# 02035568
www.CarmenGrayTeam.com

Our Next Partner

Is This You?
+1 707.580.3499
Solano | Napa | Yolo | Sonoma | Lake Counties
DRE License# 01215931
www.elitepartnersrealestate.com.com/join

LOCAL OFFICES

Global Connections

Over 130,000 Agents Worldwide in over 110+ countries you can be assured your home will be seen around the world.

Market Share

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

$100+ Million

With over 30 years local market sales and over $100 million sold you can trust your dealing with experts who will get it done

Happy Campers

Check our reviews. Our client's love us. We put in the work, and always put you first. Trust, integrity, honesty and passion!

If you live here already, you know how blessed we are. If you’re considering living or investing here, you’ve probably experienced some of the area’s extraordinary possibilities: country settings and small-town communities; enthralling agricultural beauty, and true farm to fork lifestyle, If Northern California is your real estate destination, you’ve arrived at the right spot. Whether you’re looking to buy your first home – or to sell an estate – expect nothing less from us than a Meritage blend of real estate expertise, professional service, creativity, and a passion for achieving your goals. 

What Our Beautiful Happy Clients Say

Mike Martin and The Elite Partners were a great help in finding our first home , he answered all our questions and was honest on what he could and couldn’t do. When we contacted him he got back to us within a few hours which was great , it made the whole process less stressful and fore the most part pretty easy. We love our new home and would happily recommend Mike and the RE/MAX Elite Partners.

-Jason & Amanda

Steve Cohn is an excellent realtor. When my wife and I were buying our first home he was eager to help. He knows and understands the process of buying a home as well as the market very well. Steve and the RE/MAX Elite Partners were responsive and helped us out the whole way through. I will surely use him in the future and have recommended him to a number of people already.

-Melissa & Steve

It was a pleasure to work with Victoria to sell our first home. She was very knowledgeable and helped us through the hole processes. She made sure we understood what was happening and what we needed to do as sellers. If we were staying in the area we would have helped her find our new home as well. She and The Elite Partners were able to refer us to another great agent when we purchased our next home. I highly recommend her if you are looking to buy or sell your home.

-Rachel Demario

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