Collette McDonald Real Estate Agent at EXP Realty

Collette McDonald

Real Estate Agent at
EXP Realty

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A professional dynamo, Collette McDonald is widely recognized for her in-depth knowledge of the entire metro Atlanta real estate market. Collette grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Atlanta in 1995. Her direct, engaged and charismatic personality shines through in her work as a REALTOR®, local community advocate, television expert and small business owner. About Collette McDonald: • Over $300 Million in Real Estate Sales • #1 Team RE/MAX Around Atlanta Realty 2013-2017 • #1 Brookhaven RE/MAX Agent 2013-2017 • Top 10% of All Metro Atlanta REALTORS® (ABR) • Titan Team for RE/MAX of Georgia for 2015-2017 • In-depth knowledge of entire metro Atlanta real estate market; laser-sharp focus on Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Decatur, Buckhead and Dunwoody • Official REALTOR® of the Atlanta Falcons Football Franchise 2013-2016

University Of WI and Johns Hopkins, DeForest High School


National Association of REALTORS Member, Atlanta Board of REALTORS Member, Certified Relocation Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®)


ABR 2014 Phoenix Award, Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club Life MBR, #1 Team RE/MAX Around Atlanta Realty 2013-2017, #1 Brookhaven RE/MAX Agent 2013-2017, Titan Team for RE/MAX of Georgia for 2015-2017

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Collette earned the Best of HomeLight Award in 2018 for being in the Top 1% of agents in the area.

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Collette McDonald's Reviews & Ratings

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    • "Collette provided excellent guidance during the sale of our condo. Throughout the process, she provided sage advice and great negotiation skills. We would recommend her to friends and family. Thanks, Collette!"

      - "03/14/2015 - user02541211 -Zillow"
    • "They helped us find our dream home!!! Highly recommend! Very patient and were right in synch with finding our specific tastes. Very professional and always there for us."

      - "03/07/2015 - TrentRice - Zillow"
    • "Collette and her team are by far the best in Atlanta. They have helped us sell three of our homes and never have we been dissatisfied. They are truely professional, knowledgeable, experienced and I would recommend highly to anyone."

      - "02/28/2015 - cedangar - Zillow"
    • "When I was moving to GA, I had to get a rental house sight unseen due to the amount of time we had between my husband's job offer and when he had to start. I found Collette McDonald on Zillow. I called her and discussed my situation with her. Unfortunately, her office does not help people find rentals, but she gave me as much information as she could about the area. I was also able to e-mail her some rentals and have her give me information about what was near by it and information about the schools. When I e-mailed her, she was always very responsive. Now that I have moved to GA, I realize Collette really is knowledgeable about Marietta, GA. Currently we are renting but she was fantastic helping us even though she knew she wasn't getting a commission for it."

      - "01/12/2015 - Charles Cox - Zillow"
    • "Great experience working with Collette and Susan Renno! Great team, very responsive and helpful. We have to buy close and move within 30 days and they made it a great experience."

      - "12/10/2014 - user2185350- Zillow"
    • "If you are looking for someone to partner with you in the real estate market of buying and selling then look no further. Collette and her team are efficient, knowledgable and focused. She brought the tools and we came up with a plan and executed. My house went under contract in 4 days, her results speak for themselves."

      - "11/24/2014 - AlisonCargo - Zillow"
    • "Very thorough and has a team to help provide her with great service. I'd go if she taught a sales class! She definitely helped out during the closing when the buyer was being unfair and unruly."

      - "11/24/2014 - cargolimo - Zillow"
    • "Collette is extremely professional and knowledgeable, yet compassionate and understanding of the stress and emotion of selling a house. She was fantastic and I would highly recommend her."

      - " 10/30/2014 - pencekm - Zillow"
    • "Collette McDonald has an incredible combination of skills that make her an exceptional asset as a real estate agent. She is thoughtful and perceptive with regard to your wants and needs as a buyer, and at the same time she is very strategic in maximizing the value of your current property for sale. Collette is highly capable communicator and brings a laser focus to the home buying process due to her experience in the Atlanta marketplace. Coupled with her uncanny intuition (backed with solid data) and her straightforward negotiating ability, Collette's knowledge of in-town, near-town and suburban Atlanta neighborhoods is incredibly helpful for those relocating to Atlanta or just looking to move within the growing Atlanta-scape. I believe that if you expect the best, you should work with the best. Call Collette and she will get things moving for you immediately."

      - "11/03/2014 - Jeffrey Durmer, MD, PhD - Zillow"
    • "If you're smart and you've done your're ready to make the move and you want to get things done quickly...this is the woman you want. Collette McDonald starts working for you before you even ask her to work for you. She's a top tier business professional that lives in the community-- knows the location, the contacts, the great deals, and the great dealmakers personally. I've known her for years as a great, community involved parent, and the person I finally turned to when I needed to make a life changing move. It's about trust, knowledge, respect, and energy, and Collette got me what I wanted in a few phone calls between good people that respected my needs and were aware of my timeline. I also worked with her associate Gunner Delay. Collette surrounds herself with people she knows can match her energy and expertise while amazingly maintaining a real and personal connection with her clients that is so necessary in the final deal closing moments. It's a stressful job, but Collette manages to juggle many hats with a friendly flair, yet there is never any doubt in your mind that she is razor focused on closing the deal for you. Justine Albree, Murphey Candler community for 23 years/teacher/ mother/ SAG/AFTRA"

      - "01/25/2015 - justinealbree - Zillow"
    • "Collette is amazing! She sold our home in March 2015. She surpassed all of our purchase price and timing hopes, all while being very responsive and professional. She knows Brookhaven like no other agent. She also helped us find our new home which is scheduled to close in April 2015, and we couldn't be more happy with those results as well."

      - "03/30/2015 - mgatuga - Zillow"
    • "Collette and her team handled the sale of my property with extreme professionalism. They were quick to help resolve any issues that arose all the way thru closing. It was a pleasure working with them and look forward to future business."

      - "06/29/2015 - bacpinecrest - Zillow"
    • "It is impossibly hard to get a home on Murphey Candler Park, especially on our budget. That is why I am SO glad we went with Collette and her wonderful cohort, Susan Renno. Their local knowledge cannot be matched. At every home, they could tell me what is typical of that style/age of house, could tell me specific things about the neighborhood for me to consider, and could point around the cul de sac/street and tell me which houses had kids my children's age! More importantly, their response time is what bought us our home. Our house popped up at 1pm on a Friday, I called Susan immediately. She was in a closing but Colette was able to meet me by 2:30pm. Whether it was wise council with the purchase price, knowledge of the area, or negotiation skills, we felt they took care of us when we were very overwhelmed with the task! Could not recommend Collette enough!"

      - "06/01/2015 - edwards03 - Zillow"
    • "We had tried twice in the past, with 2 other listing agents, to sell our home. The third time we did our research and hired Collette McDonald. She was local to our neighborhood, and new the ins and outs of our market, our area, and the social/political/inside information that could affect the sale of our home. She knows all, trust me. Collette is a shark, and you want her in your corner. Selling our home has been one of the more stressful experiences in our life, but Collette was the guiding light of sanity, calm, and inspiration to keep us on the right path. She helped us to navigate and evaluate offers, counters, and amendments to the contract. Whenever we had a question, she was there to answer it, the same day too! We could not, and would not have been able to successfully sell our home for the right price, within the right timeframe, and so smoothly, if it hadn't been for Collette McDonald. Thank you Collette!"

      - "05/20/2015 - AbbieLane -Zillow"
    • "Collette is very professional and listens to her clients very carefully. Our experience was very good and we would recommend her services to anyone buying or selling their home. Our home was under contract 24 hours after the listing went live on the MLS!"

      - "05/16/2015 - user1055698 - Zillow"
    • "Collette never ceases to amaze us! This is the fifth time we have engaged Collette in the purchase or sale of a home and she is always on top of every detail. In this particular case, we had to deal with quite a few bumps in the road and Collette handled them all with professionalism and grace. She made what would have been an otherwise extremely stressful negotiation and closing much easier. I honestly don't know what we would have done without her. I would (and always do) recommend Collette to anyone interested in buying or selling property anywhere in the Metro area and even beyond into the areas outlying the perimeter. Her grasp of the market is so solid and her advice is always spot-on. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my real estate needs. Collette is the absolute BEST!"

      - "05/08/2015 - missmaisie5 - Zillow"
    • "The agency is great and Gunner was wonderful. We (first time home buyers) went through a lot of offers before we were able to buy a house, and Collette and her whole agency held our hands and did everything the whole way. The market in Atlanta is very difficult to purchase in right now, and Collette (and Gunner) were extraordinarily patient and walked us through the purchase process from beginning to end. We'll definitely be using them again."

      - "04/15/2015 - RobbLoeb - Zillow"
    • "Trust in Collette's process and she will lead you to a quick and successful sale of your house. Her market knowledgeis tremendous and she is super responsive. We highly recommend her."

      - "04/05/2015 - joe urban - Zillow"
    • "Collette is amazing! She sold our home in March 2015. She surpassed all of our purchase price and timing hopes, all while being very responsive and professional. She knows Brookhaven like no other agent. She also helped us find our new home which is scheduled to close in April 2015, and we couldn't be more happy with those results as well."

      - "03/30/2015 - mgatuga - Zillow"
    • "Collette is a marketing master: timing of the listing based on market inventory; signage indicating that my home was "coming soon"; staging; professional photography and videography; and pricing. She knows exactly what needs to be done to sell a house as painlessly and quickly as possible. I was going away for five days beginning the day my home was officially listed - Collette told me she would sell my house while I was gone and she did! In addition to selling my home in Brookhaven, she helped me find a realtor In Tennessee with similar experience/expertise and provided advice and support during the search/purchase of my new home."

      - "04/06/2015 - kwurzel - Zillow"
    • "Excellent all the way around!! First class in every facet. Her support staff was also top notch as well. Her history and expertise in all areas of owning a home were a huge benefit overall in the process."

      - "03/16/2015 - chrismorgan6262 - Zillow"
    • "Collette and her team were excellent! They walked us through each step of the selling process. Collette knows the market well and what is driving it. She defined the potential buyers for our house and tailored a marketing approach for these buyers. Collette and her team were always available and very responsive to our question. She provided weekly updates of how things were going and recommended what should be done next. Collette is not only a true professional, but a warm and caring person. Selling or buying is stressful enough, having Collette in your corner is the best way to mitigate this stress."

      - "01/16/2018 - zuser20170706113543714 - Zillow"
    • "Collette and her team were awesome, even when we got a little frustrated with all of the paperwork we had to do!!! No matter what questions we had, they responded to us promptly every time! If they didn't know the answer, they went out of their way to find out who we should call, or what we should do. A special thanks to Christina for getting us though the visits, paperwork, and final inspection! Very efficient lady!"

      - "03/31/2017 - Laura Behm - Zillow"
    • "We have never, in all our many home sales transactions, had as positive experience as we had with Collette and her team. Collette made the marketing (yes, actual marketing!) of our home a process. Follow the proven formula, get the desired results. Within days of signing an agreement we had a stager (Collette's expense) and required contractors in to carry out the appropriate work prior to filming a beautiful video and listing. Then came the coming soon sign and the phone calls. 3 weeks to the day we had a signed contract and within a month we were closed and off to our next adventure. We can't thank Collette and her team enough for the advice during the negotiation process, as well. Cheers!!!"

      - "04/26/2017 - user0775127 - Zillow"
    • "Love our agent Susan Reno! She treated us like family! She found us perfect spot. She took our call anytime and was very patient with our needs. She provided us with resources to make our move easier."

      - "03/02/2018 - dawn chao - Zillow"
    • "Top notch agent with a first class team. I remand impressed with Collette and every member of her team's willingness to walk us through every step in the process. I will work with her and her agency again."

      - "11/01/2015 - user60306056 - Zillow"
    • "I worked with Julie Bakken and she did an excellent job working with me in finding my first home. She was very patient with my during the search and suggested areas I should look at based on my preferences. She consistently looked out for my best interests and ensured I was getting a fair deal!"

      - "09/01/2015 - AlexGomez4 - Zillow"
    • "Collette handled every detail almost before it happened. She made selling my house effortless and has built an amazing team around her. Her knowledge shined when a few bumps were hit and all was taken care of smoothly. I would highly highly recommend Collette to sell or buy a house and I got full price!"

      - "05/15/2017 - Drlascala- Zillow"
    • "Susan at Collette McDonald & Associates helped my family find and move into our new home that has everything we need and want. Susan and the team at Collette were extremely patient, helpful, responsive, and caring throughout this process. We were looking to purchase a home during a "seller's market" but Susan and the team at Collette got it done. There were also some unforeseen issues with the closing process but Susan and the team at Collette knew how to resolve the issues and went out of their way to make sure the deal got done. We will definitely use Susan and Collette again."

      - "03/08/2018 - zuser20171129100711833 - Zillow"
    • "We were renovating an existing house and Collette worked with us from beginning to end. The insight she provided was invaluable. Most importantly she got us to and through closing without any issues. I think all parties in the transaction were happy."

      - "10/02/2017 - user396147 - Zillow"
    • "Collette is the best! She is so knowledgeable and attentive. She helped us easily navigate our sale. We plan to use her in the future and would recommend her to all of our friends and family! If you want someone on your side that knows all the finite ins and outs of real estate, I highly suggest working with her!"

      - "06/03/2018 - ivycarroll8 - Zillow"
    • "Collette and Kim were amazing. They could not have worked harder to get our home sold. They helped us with the presentation of our home, prepared an awesome video tour, got lots of traffic to our house, and got our house sold quickly. They were patient with our questions and always responsive."

      - "01/08/2017 - Rebecca Strickland - Zillow"
    • "Collette is the best in the business. She helped me negotiate and navigate through a VERY difficult buying process. Several pushed closing dates and inspections (all the fault of the seller) and she never lost her composure or drive to help get to the closing table. She is the only realtor I will ever use."

      - "06/08/2018 - stephenmdonaldson - Zillow"
    • "Collette was great! She and her team helped me get my home ready for sale and I really needed the help. With her experience and marketing skills, I got a lot of "traffic" and was able to sell my home in what I thought was record time. I hope I never have to sell/buy another home again, but if I do, I know who I'm going to call!"

      - "08/15/2018 - g102022 - Zillow"
    • "Collette was outstanding in all aspects of selling my home from listing though closing. She kept me informed throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend Collette and her team for any of your real estate needs."

      - "08/15/2018 - Chris Garner - Zillow"
    • "Collette was fantastic to work with in listing and selling our house. She gave us great advice to prepare our house for showings and did a great job communicating with us during the entire process. We ended up selling at a price much higher than we originally thought we could get. Collette sets herself apart from other agents with her extensive knowledge of the area and a fact-based approach to listing prices and comps. I highly recommend Collette to anyone looking for the best agent in Atlanta."

      - "11/01/2015 - willhinton - Zillow"
    • "Collette and her amazing team worked with us on both the sale of our existing home and the purchase of our new home. We were very impressed with everything Collette and Susan did to make both of those transactions as smooth as possible, and we recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!"

      - "03/02/2017 - alexdyoung -Zillow"
    • "Collette has extensive knowledge of the area and helped us sell our home in less than a day! She is very responsive and easy to work with. We highly recommend her."

      - "02/11/2017 - nancy collicutt - Zillow"
    • "Incredibly responsive team. Even over the holidays they were there when needed. Very knowledgeable about the market and help educate and guide throughout the processs."

      - "01/14/2017 - thalaburt - Zillow"
    • "My wife and I want to give a huge shoutout to our agent Susan Renno who helped us find the perfect home! ?? We've heard about how bad this process could be, but thanks to Susan we had about as smooth a transition as we could have possibly ask for, and now we're about to move into our dream home!"

      - "11/04/2016 - edgarortiz05 - Zillow"
    • "I can't say enough wonderful things about Collette and her team. The fact that I have entrusted her with the the sell and purchase of three homes speaks for itself! Responsive, knowledgeable, trustworthy and professional - "negotiator extraordinaire" she goes to bat for you to ensure that you get the best deal on both sides."

      - "03/25/2017 - zuser20160625144604161 - Zillow"
    • "Collette and Kim were amazing. They could not have worked harder to get our home sold. They helped us with the presentation of our home, prepared an awesome video tour, got lots of traffic to our house, and got our house sold quickly. They were patient with our questions and always responsive."

      - "01/08/2017 - Rebecca Strickland - Zillow"
    • "My wife and I are so glad that we hired Collette and her great team when we sold out home recently. What led us to hire her was her vast knowledge of our local market. That was key, as she knew all the other comps back and forth. Other agents we interviewed did not have this deep understanding of the market and mis-priced our house in their quotes to us. Collette suggested a listing price that was perfect for the market. We got the interest from buyers that we were looking for and an offer in a relatively short period of time. Before we listed, she had great professionals help us with photography and staging which made our house look better than ever. Her value didn't end there as she assisted us a great deal when our buyers had started to become difficult. She took a lot of stress off of us by taking care of many of the buyers' requests without us needing to get involved. We would definitely recommend Collette as she is an expert in her market and will always fight for you. She wants you to get the best price, as opposed to some other agents who want to lowball your listing just to get it sold quickly. Her team is excellent and very responsive as well!"

      - "08/30/2016 - user99629159 - Zillow"
    • "My sister and I had to sell the family home after our mother moved to senior living. We were clueless about the whole process and were overwhelmed by how much was ahead of us. Collette was amazing! She and her team helped us understand each step along the way and answered all our questions (many time the same questions!) with promptness and patience. She is warm, friendly and very knowledgeable. I cannot say enough good things about our experience with her. Highly recommended!!"

      - "03/14/2018 - bethchuff - Zillow"
    • "We have bought 2 homes and sold 2 homes with Collette and her great team. We love her honesty and great knowledge of Atlanta. We have had no unpleasant surprises, the closings have been quick and actually enjoyable. We feel that we have sold our homes above market because of her ability to promote properties. Collette stays current on all things real estate and especially on different city requirements and codes. What ever our questions or confusion may be during the process Collette is able to clear things up for us. We have and will continue to refer our family and friends to her. In our minds there is no other realtor in Atlanta!!!!!"

      - "09/25/2015 - dmathews51 - Zillow"
    • "Collette was wonderful! She did an outstanding job of guiding my sister and me through the process of selling our childhood home. She was knowledgeable and answered all of our questions in a timely manner. I highly recommend Collette!"

      - "03/14/2018 - jancdavenport - Zillow"
    • "My wife and I recently purchased our first home. Like most first time buyers the thought and process of purchasing seemed very intimidating. Collette and her team erased all of those concerns. Her team was a joy to work with as well as professional and on point at every turn. From the initial home search to the final closing this team assisted us through every step and did not miss a beat. If you are looking for a home in the Atlanta area Collette and her team should be your first call!"

      - "06/27/2018 - Josh Lewis -Zillow"
    • "So you know you have found a really good realtor when..... you text her with some questions about how to find a realtor to sell your parent's home in another state and she interviews & rejects the one's you are looking at AND then finds you an awesome local realtor. Collette understood the emotions connected with helping my parents move out of their home and the need for a smooth transition. She identified the perfect realtor for them and made the introductions. The sale went off without a hitch and we are so very grateful for Collette's expertise and care for her clients. I highly recommend her! Thank you!!!!!!"

      - "06/28/2018 - kdernavich - Zillow"
    • "I cannot say enough good things about Collette and her team. From start to finish, they give excellent service and support. If you have a home to sell in Atlanta, Collette and her team should be your first call."

      - "08/15/2018 - jfmccard - Zillow"
    • "Collette and her team are a breath of fresh air. The process of selling your home and searching and buying a new one is very stressful. Our experience with Collette and her team made this process so much easier. From start to finish, they are with you along the way. They are knowledgeable, responsive and enjoyable to work with. We have no reservations what so ever recommending them."

      - "10/21/2018 - jbkisla - Zollow"