Donald Van de Mark works in Sonoma and Napa Valleys, where he sets records selling real estate. In the 2nd quarter of 2015, Donald preformed in the top half of 1% of Sotheby’s 47,000+ agents worldwide. During the 2nd quarter of 2014, his listings were the three most expensive sales in all of Sonoma Valley. In 2006, he and one colleague sold over $88,000,000 worth of property. 

Good representation requires market intelligence, careful listening, communication skills, and hard-nosed negotiation.  These are skills Donald honed as a top business and political correspondent for CNBC and CNN. The other skill that Donald brings to real estate sales is video production. Properties come alive on video and do so in particular when a skilled story teller highlights key attributes. Donald is a keen judge of value, an excellent writer and among the best presenters.

“Even though I came from the world of TV, I am astonished at how effective video is at selling real estate. No seller should go to market without a beautiful video package that tells the story of their property.”

Donald is very much at home at Sotheby’s International Realty because of his international network of friends and associates. He currently lives in Sonoma Valley and San Francisco, was reared in Toronto, educated in New England, was the first Washington Correspondent for CNBC and anchored for CNN. He’s the author of The Good Among the Great, 19 Traits of the Most Admirable, Creative and Joyous People. And best of all, we will craft a video that tells the unique story of your home.

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Team Van de Mark


René Nerviani

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Rene Nerviani has been working with Donald since July 2016. She is a Bay Area native hailing from

Novato. Rene spent over two years as manager at Milvali Salon in Mill Valley, where she honed her

skills in client services and learned to work with a variety of personalities often under a considerable

amount of pressure. Having always held a strong interest for Real Estate, she is in charge of all

transaction coordination, advertising and marketing placement and key aspects of social media for

Donald and his team.