Don moved to Savannah with his partner Mark in 1997. Leaving the cozy confines of Key West they found Savannah and its wildly diverse neighborhoods to be welcoming and intriguing. They were also stunned by the physical beauty of the town ? it still seemed something of a hidden jewel ? just as it does today.
The process of purchasing his first home and all that it entailed quickly made him aware that real estate was "in his blood," and in 1998, he dove in with both feet and has been a player on the local scene ever since. Don has been a top producing agent since he began working in real estate 11 years ago. He was voted "Best Real Estate Agent" by Connect Savannah in 2005 and 2008 and has been a long-term member of the Distinguished Sales Society. Recent years have brought some of the most exciting professional growth with Don becoming a partner in Keller Williams Realty Savannah Downtown and Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners. He has taken on an amazing assistant, Laura Hyatt, who has been invaluable in helping him to grow his business and now has an accredited buyer's representative on the team.
In 2008 Don received national recognition by being selected as one of "The Ten Most Dependable Real Estate Professionals of the Eastern United States" by Goldline Research. Perhaps the most noteworthy award he has received in his career, it was published in the December 22, 2008 issue of Forbes Magazine.
It is not awards and accolades that continue to propel Don in this industry though. It is the personal interactions with people that continue to drive him. He is thrilled every time he has the opportunity to meet someone new or rekindle a friendship through his profession. In his opinion, PEOPLE are the key to a successful real estate transaction. He interested in helping someone find the perfect home, not just selling them a house.
Don also continues to have something of a love affair with the city of Savannah. Everything about this city captivates him. From the oak-shaded mossy squares of Downtown to the funky "bohemian" vibe of the Starland District to the laid back Low Country attitudes of the Islands and everything in between. The city's multi-faceted character continues to engage him and makes him want to know more about the place he already feels he knows so well. His home, Savannah!
In his so-called spare time Don is an avid equestrian and has trained a thoroughbred in dressage for more than four years now. His training partner ? always at his side ? is his dog Audrey, an adopted hound dog from Ossabaw Island. Don has traveled with Mark extensively. The two, however, always find it easy to "come home" to Savannah.