Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Mark Donar

Mark Donar Joins Windermere CarlsbadOriginally from the Midwest, Mark Donar enjoyed growing up in the Chicago suburb of Westmont, Illinois. After attending and graduating from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mark started his quest to serve our nation as a United States Marine.  Within his 22 years of service, Mark experienced several relocations, providing the opportunity to purchase five homes. During this time, Mark enjoyed “the hunt” for the next perfect home and taking on significant home improvement projects as he transitioned from one home to the next.  After being assigned to Camp Pendleton, Mark found himself enjoying the beauty Southern California has to offer, from the surf of Oceanside to the sunny beaches running down the coast.


While the Marine Corps had moved Mark and his family several times, he always found his way back to Southern California.  As Mark’s career as a Marine came to a close, he decided to plant his flag firmly in the Oceanside area, enjoying both the lifestyle and a community they now call home.


The direct result of five home purchases and eight moves within Mark’s career finally brought him into the Real Estate field.  This experience has taught Mark about the different aspects of the Real Estate market with each purchase and sale.  With his personal experience, Mark is now able to assist home buyers and sellers during their transitions, helping them to find their first, or next, perfect home. Applying his character, integrity, and negotiating skills that he has honed over his career culminating as a Lieutenant Colonel, Mark is able to ensure that his clients wants and needs are met, all the while leading them through the process from start to finish.


“Mark’s travels have given him an important perspective.  Seeing the process from both sides so many times enables him to educate his clients about the process, and we’re delighted to have Mark on our Carlsbad team,” says Brian Gooding, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.


To learn more about Mark’s career in Real Estate, or to discuss your next home purchase or sale, you can reach him direct at: 760-505-7466.


About Windermere Real Estate


Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 3.5 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 16 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.


Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 86,000 sides for more than $31.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit