Scott MacDonald is a real estate investor, real estate broker, owner, and president of RE/MAX Gateway specializing in residential real estate, headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia.
Scott began his career in 1988 with Shannon and Luchs, a regional company, which at the time was the third oldest real estate firm in the country. He left there to work with Prime Properties based out of Fair Lakes in Fairfax, Virginia. It was a company tied to one of the most renowned developers in the area, The Peterson Companies. There he learned about land development, new home sales, and developed his skills as a Broker. In 2001, he embarked on a new course, joined the RE/MAX network, as an owner of RE/MAX Gateway. Scott has built his business on providing excellent customer service, enabling clients to achieve their goals and thus feel confident in referring others to RE/MAX Gateway. This same level of commitment to his clients has carried over to how he treats his agents and helps them to succeed in today’s ever-changing market, providing the tools, systems, and training to make the agents thrive under any market conditions.
Through Scott’s extensive knowledge and experience, RE/MAX Gateway has grown to 6 offices and is highly regarded in the real estate industry as a leader in the Northern Virginia and DC Metro real estate market. RE/MAX Gateway is an award-winning organization, nationally ranked 264 by REAL Trends 500 in 2013, and most recently named Brokerage of the Year for the RE/MAX Central Atlantic Region and the proud recipient of the RE/MAX Eagle Award. In 2018, RE/MAX Gateway closed over $794 million in volume.
Throughout his career, Scott has received numerous accolades including a nomination for Realtor of the Year and induction into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. With over 25 years of experience, Scott is highly regarded for his real estate expertise, as the RE/MAX International Convention Speaker in both 2002 and 2007, a panelist for a National Association of Realtors focus group on RPAC, has served on the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors’ Board of Directors and has been selected as a RE/MAX R4 2014 convention panelist on the how-to of “Maximizing Office Profits”.
Most recently, Scott was recognized as one of the 2019 Top Real Estate Newsmakers by RIS Media and he received the Outstanding Leadership Award from NOVA Real Producers Magazine.
On September 10, 2015 Scott MacDonald successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. “With determination, will and strong work ethic, you can make positive things happen in life. Complaining gets you nowhere – suck it up buttercup, do it or get out. It is important to look back to see where you came from and what you accomplished, but you must also look ahead to see what challenges lie before you. Also, keep your head down, nose to the grindstone and get your job done. Help others, make them feel good, praise them, build them up and help them achieve their goals. Be grateful for what you have, what you have done and what you have the ability to accomplish going forward. As you climb, set priorities. Although you can encourage others, you can’t control them. Realize how best to communicate with others to help them and you get what you want, don’t become frustrated – learn to adapt your communications to how they best respond. Now, remember, this was never a bucket list item for me.
“I was challenged, rose up to the challenge and conquered the mountain.“