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 four 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 349 by REAL Trends 500 in 2018, and previously named Brokerage of the Year for the RE/MAX Central Atlantic Region and the proud recipient of the RE/MAX Eagle Award. In 2022, RE/MAX Gateway closed over $1 Billion 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 30 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.
CDPE, CNHS, RCC, RENE, SRES
Hall Of Fame 2004, Lifetime Achievement 2009, Platinum Club 2015, 20 Year RE/MAX Anniversary 2021, Platinum Club 2016, Chairman's Club 2017-2022.
"Scott was great! He was very professional and very helpful with the whole process. It was the first time we have sold a house and he was able to answer all of our questions and concerns. He was on top of everything that needed to be done in getting our house sold and the whole process right through the closing. His support staff was also excellent."
Dianne and Steve S., Centreville, VA
"Trust Scott with all of your home buying needs! His knowledge and experience put him miles above others in the NOVA area!"
Jake M., Clifton, VA
"Scott is the man. He was very patient with my fiancé and I as we went through the process. By patient I mean that he took us to what felt like a ton of different cities/towns to find exactly what we wanted. I would advise anybody looking to purchase/sell a home to go through Scott. The most smooth process imaginable. Thanks again!!"
Nick D., Warrenton, VA
"Scott is one of, if not the best real estate agent we have ever worked with! His knowledge of the entire buying process, not to mention his patience in dealing with a selling agent who lacked professionalism makes Scott a shining star in our eyes! He went over every detail and spent hours answering all of our questions and making sure we were comfortable with every step the process. You won't find a better broker or firm around!"
JM & AM, Aldie, VA
meet our leadership team
Scott MacDonald | Broker/Owner
Jenifer Morin | Director of Operations & Career Development
Kevin Bednoski | Director of Business Strategy
Penny Glenn | Director of Real Estate/Managing Broker
Jenny Almond | Controller
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