I was born here in Raleigh at the old Rex Hospital on the corner of St. Mary’s St. and Wade Avenue (for those of you who remember it there). I grew up in the Coley Forest neighborhood. I have spent most of my life here “inside the beltline,” attending Lacy Elementary, Martin Middle, and Broughton High School. I even graduated from N.C. State University. This rich history in the area has allowed me to know this part of Raleigh as well as anyone.

As far as credentials, I’ve been in Real Estate full time since 1983. In fact, it’s the only career I’ve had since graduating from college. I’ve closed about 1000 deals, and almost half of these properties were located inside the beltline. I have owned Cornerstone Properties since 1988 and have strayed from the trend of large real estate companies that have superstar agents with dozens of assistants. It’s just me and my son Dale here at Cornerstone Properties. We  list and sell residential property and do all the work ourself. As they say - the buck stops here!

Over 85% of my yearly business comes from past clients and referrals. Many of my clients have completed several transactions with me over the years. If personal attention sounds like a thing of the past, call me. I’d love to earn your current business and even your future business too.

I have been happily married since 1980 to Jane, who also grew up inside the beltline. We have two sons,  Dale who is an NCSU graduate and works with me here at Cornerstone Properties and Neal, who graduated from UNC and works at a startup company in Durham. I've recently become a grandfather to a beautiful little girl. In my free time, I enjoy playing the bass guitar in local cover bands including The Midlife Crisis Band I founded in 1999 and The Stray Dogs as well as writing and recording original Americana songs with my other band, The Fearless Hearts. I love riding my bike on the greenway and hiking in Umstead Park.  
 

Contact Don:

don21480@gmail.com

919-821-4500