Every Home Has A Story

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

About The 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. 

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.

Managing Partners

WHO YOU WORK WITH MATTERS

Don McDonald

Founding Partner & CEO

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 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 & President Residential

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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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.

Serving The Following Counties

Solano | Napa | Sonoma | Lake

Every home has a story. It's our job to tell the story. Below are our featured active stories for the homes we represent. Each is unique in its own way, stories shared from the homeowners about the way you might enjoy living, playing, working, and relaxing in your new home. You can click on the image and see the homes entire story which often includes a video walkthrough, tons more images, and a detailed description of the home, the neighborhood in which it resides, and information about the local community you'll be participating in for the next chapter in your life.

Active | 1658 Rockville Rd, Fairfield, CA

1658 Rockville Rd is across the street from the Green Valley Country Club, this single story charmer could be your forever home! Situated on a 1/3 acre corner lot, there are multiple places to entertain, relax, and enjoy the sunset.

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4876 Summer Grove Cir. Fairfield, CA

Enjoy Cordelia living in this 4 bedroom 3 bathroom home. Main level features an open floor plan with a spacious brand new remodeled kitchen including Stainless Steel appliances, Quartz countertops and White Shaker soft closing cabinets.

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14047 Rosewood Ln. Clearlake, Ca

Lakefront exquisitely remodeled dream home features 4 Bedrooms, open spacious floor-plan & wonderful grounds. Welcoming entry foyer w/tile floors doors with intricate detail. Step into the living room with lake & Mt. Konocti views as a dramatic backdrop through the panoramic windows. The vaulted ceilings and stone floor-to-ceiling fireplace adds character & elegance.

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18119 Green Point Ct. Hidden Valley Lake, Ca

Previous Next NEW | 18119 Green Point Ct. Hidden Valley Lake 3 Bedroom | 2 Baths | 1,298 sq. ft. $295,000 An absolutely lovely setting on a charming cul-de-sac… This home features a open living concept with vaulted ceiling in the living area. Newer carpeting and very warm tasteful color scheme makes you feel instantly at home…plus a propane “wood-stove” for comfy winter evenings. A patio in the back accessed from the dining area is perfect for

Active | 4518 Glencannon Dr, Fairfield, CA

4518 Glencannon Dr, Fairfield, CA Prepare to be dazzled from the smoothly paved approach to this special home, perched high above the clouds in Green Valley’s Highlands 3. This impressive property offers the treehouse charm of a multi-level, with the livability of a single story.

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Active | 147 Elna Dr. Vallejo, CA

Charming and clean single level custom home on a large, flat and useable lot is ready for its new owners! You’ll love the indoor-outdoor access to a nicely maintained backyard that shows amazing sunsets through the trees over the bay.

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Active | 124 Oakmead Court Vacaville

Active | 124 Oakmead Court Vacaville Tri story level home that features a living room, dining room, and family room! Plenty of room throughout this home for all of our desires. As you walk up to the home you will notice a nice seating area out front.

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Serving The Following Counties

Solano | Napa | Yolo | Sonoma | Marin | Lake

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WONDERFUL CLIENTS

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The road to the top was difficult but we would not be here without all these people that trusted us. We would like to say thank you so much!

Only Best Stories

Stories from about home, hesalth and wealth

Solano County Housing Report March 2021

The Solano housing report for February 2021 is a monthly overview and statistical look at how the housing market is performing in Solano County including Fairfield, Vacaville, Vallejo, Benicia, Suisun City, Dixon and Rio Vista

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PANAMA BAY COFFEE COMPANY

We operate six independent coffee houses in the Bay Area, starting out in 1993 as Panama Bay Coffee Co.

We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service

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Vino Godfather Winery

Vino Godfather Winery is unique in how our wines are hand-crafted to be exceptionally delicious, while available at an exceptionally reasonable price.

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RUTHIES CARIBBEAN KITCHEN

20 years cooking and catering to residential Hotels in San Francisco including various sites in Berkeley, Hayward and Castro valley all in the Bay Area.

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HIDDENBROOKE GOLF CLUB

Golf Digest awarded Hiddenbrooke with the prestigious four-and-a-half out of five star rating. Hiddenbrooke Golf Club is proud to be the only course in the surrounding Contra Costa

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VALLEJO FARMERS MARKET

The Vallejo Certified Farmers’ Market is a proud member of the Vallejo community and a supporter of the Vallejo Main Street Partnership

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VALLEJO NAVAL & HISTORICAL MUSEUM

The Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum preserves and exhibits the diverse and exciting history of the City of Vallejo and the former United States Naval Shipyard at Mare Island.

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LEAGUE OF CHEFS

League of Chefs is a specialty catering services with a focus on seasonal ingredients and delicious foods at an affordable price. We provide pre ordered dinners to private schools and business throughout the Bay Area

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EMPRESS THEATRE

The Empress Theatre in Vallejo is a live music and entertainment venue that features a state of the art sound system, velvet seats, dance floor & full bar.…

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MARE ISLAND ART STUDIOS

Presently, the 8,000 sq. ft building provides individual creative work spaces for 17 artists working in a variety of media such as wood, metalworking, photography, sculpture, painting and printmaking.

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Come experience Northern California’s most thrilling theme park filled with over 45 exciting rides, shows, & attractions. Park is now open to California residents..

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Active | 147 Elna Dr. Vallejo, CA

Charming and clean single level custom home on a large, flat and useable lot is ready for its new owners! You’ll love the indoor-outdoor access to a nicely maintained backyard that shows amazing sunsets through the trees over the bay.

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Active | 412 Calle Del Caballo St. Fairfield, Ca

1658 Rockville Rd is across the street from the Green Valley Country Club, this single story charmer could be your forever home! Situated on a 1/3 acre corner lot, there are multiple places to entertain, relax, and enjoy the sunset.

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Spirits Around Town

To make the best cocktails you need to start with the best ingredients. Fortunately, Sonoma County distilleries have been on the leading edge of the spirits revolution from the very beginning.

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Santa Rosa Wineries

Sonoma County is home to over 495 wineries spread out over 18 unique appellations. With over 60 different varietals available, the question is not should I come to Sonoma Wine Country, but where should I go?

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The Sandman in Santa Rosa

With the convenience of a roadside inn and the character of a vibrant Wine Country hotel, The Sandman invites guests to experience the best of Sonoma County.

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Hotel E

Nestled on the east side of Santa Rosa in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country, Hotel E, features 39 contemporary guest rooms, 1,500 sq.ft of meeting space and a lobby wine bar

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Marys Pizza Shack

Family-owned and operated since 1959 featuring Mary Fazio’s original recipes (plus a few more over the years), Mary’s Pizza Shack serves an exciting array of homemade Italian comfort food.

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Beer Pubs In Santa Rosa

Choosing the best city in America for microbreweries is, like judging the best beer, very subjective. The most obvious metric to look at is the total number of small brewers

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Safari West

Beyond a zoo, far more than any drive-through park, Safari West thrives as a world-renowned preserve dedicated to conservation and home to the earth’s most graceful

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