Don Pelletier

With over 36 years as a professional Realtor, and the 2,200 San Diego home sellers and buyers Don has represented, he has a long-standing tradition and track record of success.

He has developed advanced systems and processes, including what he calls his ‘pilots checklist’ to help provide structure, consistency and transactional ‘rules’ that help ensure a predictable and positive outcome for his clients.

He takes his responsibility to you seriously and is committed to helping you achieve your real estate goals!

Don has the expertise, competence, Team members, and the systems in place to help ensure a trouble-free transaction.

He has sold an average of one home, every 4.5 days, for over 30 years regardless of ‘market conditions. 

His annual number of homes sold consistently places him amongst the top one percent of all agents in the USA for the past three decades. 

With this level of experience there is no transaction or escrow-related problem that he has not handled before.

Don is recognized as one of San Diego’s foremost experts when it comes to residential real estate, having sold more homes over his career than 97.3% of all Realtors in San Diego County. 

In fact,, the national ‘agent-ranking’ website, has Don ranked at # 18-out of over 16,600 San Diego agents-based on his track record and results in selling properties.

Don has been featured on San Diego’s Chanel 10 News on multiple occasions, as well as numerous interviews on 760AM Talk Radio. 

He has been an Expert Witness for the San Diego Court system, on behalf of several local law firms, regarding real estate matters, and was featured in ‘Who’s Who Among Rising Young Americans’ and Who’s Who in American Real Estate’. 

Don is also the recipient of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award and the highly coveted ‘Lifetime Achievement’ Award’; two of the industry’s highest awards.

Don likes negotiating, competing and wining-on your behalf-and the results he consistently achieves, for his clients, speak for themselves.

It comes as no surprise that over 80% of his annual business is the direct result of repeat clients and their referrals!

He consistently sells homes faster and for more money, too.

In fact, a recent statistical search of the local MLS the numbers show that, based on Don’s last 100 homes sold, Don's listings, sold on average for 98% of the Sellers asking price - versus other MLS agents selling for 95.1% of the Sellers asking price.

On an $850,000 home, for example, that difference of 2.9% could result in an additional $24,650 for the Sellers. 

Additionally, these homes sold within 27 days on average, compared to other MLS agent’s market average of 46 days. This saves Don's Clients valuable time-and money- by selling their home 58% FASTER and for 2.9% MORE, on average! 

Don served on the Professional Standards Committee (Ethics and Arbitration) for the San Diego Association of REALTORS® for 16 years.

He was appointed and served as Chair of the Committee, as well. Learning how to best protect a client's interest, in the Contract-and throughout the transaction process has proven to be of great benefit to Don's clients.

Don utilizes a "team concept" in which he has “specialists‟ to serve your every real estate need. 

Don has a great team of caring and competent team members, with the highest ethical standards, that will always have your best interests at heart in every action they take on your behalf.

A Team can provide far better, quality and personalized service than an individual agent trying to do everything themselves. 

The sense of ‘family’ ‘teamwork’ and ‘contribution’ is evident from the first time you engage Dons’ Team and witness their personal caring and involvement. They truly want to do the very best job that they can, on behalf of you and your family.

Don consistently takes action, on behalf of his clients, to make sure no opportunity is missed!

The Team frees up Don’s time so that you can have direct access to him whenever a question or need arises. 


Don has the following professional Designations, and areas of expertise, and as a result, can better assist you, your family and friends: 

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS): Don is one of only a handful of agents in San Diego that has received the prestigious “Luxury Home" designation as an expert in successfully marketing multi-million-dollar Luxury homes and Estates.

 He has a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success in the Luxury market, having sold numerous luxury homes and estates in many communities throughout greater San Diego.

Best in Client Satisfaction Award: Don has been the recipient of this prestigious award for the past eight consecutive years and is annually featured in ‘San Diego Magazine’.

Each year, approximately 23,000 home Sellers and Buyers, from the previous year, are asked about their real estate transaction experience, and who the very best agents are? Don is proud of the fact that his clients have named him for the past eight consecutive years. 

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS):  Don has extensive training in every aspect of “best practices‟ when representing Sellers and home Buyers. Less than 5% of REALTORS® across the USA have this designation and training. 

Graduate of Realtor Institute (GRI): This professional designation provides education in all aspects of the real estate business including agency, contract negotiations, appraisal, Buyer and Seller representation, marketing, market analysis, and customer care.                                     

Certified Probate Expert (CPE): This certification is specifically geared towards families that have inherited a home from a loved one. Oftentimes, this can be a very emotional time and can also be overwhelming because they are still grieving and, at the same time, there is ‘much to do’. I have helped many families through the Probate process, handling as much as possible, for them, so that they can focus on their family-and in an effort to make this as ‘easy as possible’ for them during a difficult time.

Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR): This designation provides specialized training in exclusive Buyer representation and how to achieve the very best results for the home Buyers he represents. 

E-Professional (e-PRO): The focus of this certification is utilizing technology, and the internet, to maximize the exposure and marketing of Don’s Listings and to deliver maximum efficiency and service to his clients.

Certified Default Property Expert (CDPE): This designation is particularly helpful to those families who are struggling with their home mortgage(s) and need to understand their options. Don is available for free consultations and is very often able to help save families from foreclosure through his expertise and years of training as a Short Sale Specialist. He has helped hundreds of local families in this situation during the last distressed real estate market from 2007-2013.

Because of his expertise in both Short Sales-and the “Luxury Market‟ Don is also a “Luxury Homes and Estates Short Sale” Expert, as well. 

Master Default Intermediary (MDI): Don is the recipient of the Master Short Sale Certification™ training course, which earns real estate professionals the Master Default Intermediary™ designation and is the most advanced short sale training available today. It focuses on training agents in various aspects of the distressed property market, including how to counsel and help distressed homeowners, how to recognize when a short sale is and is not a homeowner’s best option, how to price and sell short sale homes, and how to work with lenders to facilitate the sale’s approval. Banks prefer to work with MDI certified agents over all others.

For more information on the services provided by Don Pelletier and his Team, you can visit his website at: .

Also, you can check out over 104 Customer Reviews on his home page-or at the link below:


Remember, the agent you select makes ALL the difference-so choose your agent wisely!

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