- Chris, a native of Northern California, has a keen understanding of the unique property values specific to this area. Chris' dream has been to lead a real estate firm that is designed to help achieve success through detailed knowledge and experience in the multiple facets of home ownership and sales. The Bay Area is a unique and challenging area to value property, and families trust his expertise in the decision-making process.
- Chris graduated from Arizona State University and became a trader. After spending a decade as a Market Maker on the Pacific Exchange trading equity options, Chris decided to start a family-run real estate business to be near home in Fairfax and his two young children. Chris also has a background in construction and renovating properties, and feels Marin has the need for a real estate company that provides more than just traditional broker services. "My trading background has been a real help in analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of individual properties. It's given me the discipline to make smart, quick, yet informed, decisions." Considering the real value of a renovation or a potential money-saving enhancement to a property allows Chris' clients to economize where others haven't considered, allowing for net wealth savings.
- The Cal Marin Group or what has turned into CMG Realty REO was created with the vision to helps throughout the entire real estate process, not just the buying and/or selling side of the business.
One of Chris' real passion is for the fireservice where he is a volunteer Fireman in his community at Ross Valley Fire in San Anselmo/Fairfax. "Nothing makes us happier at CMG than to give back to the community through the Fire Department. It is very rewarding to help someone and we are honored to be part of such a great organiztion." Chris MacDonald