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I specialize in representing my clients in the purchases and sales of Idaho real estate; residential, commercial and investment properties in the cities of Boise, Nampa, Meridian, Eagle, Caldwell and throughout the Treasure Valley; Idaho Real Estate. I keep current with market statistics in these areas.
Since becoming licensed in 1996, I have averaged selling 70 homes each year. My clients know they can count on my experience to best sell their home as well as the best guidance in purchasing a home.
Though I have hundreds of hours in education in all aspects of real estate, I consider myself a specialist in residential properties. Whether it is a single-family home or multi-family dwellings, this is where I shine in expertise and in negotiating skills.
Certifications and Recognitions:
- Licensed Idaho Real Estate Agent
- Realtor of the Year 2000 (Nampa Assoc. of Realtors)
- RE/MAX 100% Club Award Winner 1999, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
- RE/MAX Platinum Award Winner 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2012
- RE/MAX Chairman's Club Award Winner 2005
- Multi-Million Dollar Producer
- RE/MAX Hall of Fame Member since 2004
Education & Designations:
- Electronic Real Estate Professional (e-Pro)
- Real Estate Innovator (REI)
- Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI)
- Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
- Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
- Quality Service Certified (QSC)
- Real Estate Brokerage Administration
- Tax Deferred Exchange Specialist (1031)
- Real Estate Law
- Real Estate Finance
- Relocation Training
- Real Estate Practices
- Real Estate Essentials
- Real Estate Valuation & Analysis
- Land Development Specialist
A Quick Background
Don is a 1982 graduate of Caldwell High School. He attended Treasure Valley Community College and Boise State University. He was employed as a sales rep for a sporting goods distributor in Caldwell, Idaho. Don then began a career in drafting and design in the Engineering Dept. for a manufactured housing company. After realizing he was more of a “people person”, he then managed a retail music store for nearly 7 years before beginning his Idaho Real Estate career in 1996.
Don is now licensed with RE/MAX Executives, a real estate firm in Nampa, Idaho with approx. 15 full-time real estate associates. As well as being a member of the Top Producers Club and a recipient of the RE/MAX Chairmans Award, Don has furthered his education as a Graduate of the Realtors Institute (GRI), a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR). In 2003, Don was awarded the “Hometown Hero” award by the Idaho Association of Realtors for making a difference in his community. He is known around the area for his honesty in business, his community involvement and for his Idaho “HOME 4U” license plate. Most recently, Don has completed further education, making him Quality Service Certified® and is a Land Development Specialist.
Real Estate Services for Buyers and Sellers
Don provides Idaho real estate services for both buyers and sellers, specializing in residential properties in Idaho. He attributes most of his success to hard work and caring for the people he serves. Some of his creative marketing techniques include the use of the internet, text messaging, the Talking House System and direct mail in addition to traditional real estate promotions. Ask Don about his interactive CD-ROM business card, explaining his services in the Idaho real estate business.
Selling mostly residential real estate, Don has averaged selling 70 homes EVERY year since 1996!
Don works with a team approach, knowing that his time is valuable to and appreciated by his customers and clients.
Don is the past President and Board member of the Nampa Association of Realtors. He was selected by his peers as the 2000 “Realtor of the Year” for the Nampa Association. Don is also a past member of the Honor Society for the Idaho Association of Realtors and a member of the National Association of Realtors. He is a member of the Nampa Rotary Club and served as a Director and Past President for the Treasure Valley God & Country Festival and is a member of the Nampa, Caldwell & Meridian Chambers of Commerce. Modern Woodmen of America has selected Don to be a National Officer for their Company and Don has served as Watchman during their national convention in 2005.
Don has been married to his wife Barbara for over 28 years. They have two sons, Tyler, age 25 and Mitchell, age 23, two grandsons and two beautiful daughters-in-law. They attend Church in Caldwell, Idaho. They live in Nampa on a 1-acre parcel where they have room for their cat "Gato" and their Dachshund, "Copper". Don enjoys 4-wheeling, golfing, classic cars, sport shooting and an occasional camping trip. Don takes "therapy time" reloading, working in the yard and taking care of the landscaping.