National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals

Royal Oak Gay Realtor & Gay Real Estate

Real Estate One-Royal Oak - Don Chisholm

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Contact: Don Chisholm
Title: Realtor

Member Since 2018

Company Address
Real Estate One-Royal Oak
26236 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, Michigan
United States 48067

Cities Served
Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac, Royal Oak, Sylvan Lake, Troy, Waterford


Cell: (248) 425-4366


Professional Achievements
For 2015-2023, my listings sold in an average of 15.9 days for an average of 100% of their list price. I can help you be successful in 2024, too!

Hello! My value for you:  It's all about education.  Never before in our history has so much raw, ever-changing information (and misinformation!) been available so easily and so quickly - it's staggering. You need a teacher who can help you make meaningful understanding of the relevant data so it can be useful to you in your decision-making.  You need somebody who can do so in a nurturing and supportive way, with the patience to listen, explain, and assist you in your discovery.  And you need somebody who has the business savvy to know when and how to move at the speed of our  market so quick decisions become fully-informed and well-reasoned judgments.  I will be with you every step of the way. While my practice takes me all over Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties, my office is located right here in Royal Oak - in the heart of the Woodward Corridor.  From Detroit and Ferndale, through Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills, to Pontiac and beyond, please consider me your Woodward Corridor resource.  And as a Seminole Hills resident since 2003, I am also your historic district neighbor. If you are thinking of moving to this area, I can help you find the perfect new home.  If you are thinking of selling your house to move up, relocate, or simply downsize, I can give you a free Comparative Market Analysis and a free, no-obligation consultation to help you determine the best price and marketing strategy for your property.  I have been very successful helping owners sell their houses and I know I can help you, too. My friendly, no-pressure approach will put you at ease and my expertise will give you the confidence you need to achieve your goals.  Please call me - you won't be disappointed! or - My website Real Estate with Don Chisholm  - useful, up-to-date information  (recent musings...) Read testimonials from my clients! Referrals from happy, satisfied clients are the backbone of my business! </

Randall A - Waterford, Michigan: 2023-10-23

Don is the BEST! From the initial meeting in the Winter, through the home renovation process in the Summer, to the home sale in the Fall, Don clearly demonstrated how good he is at what he does. He is careful to give you information and tasks in bite-sized chunks when you need it, and never overwhelms you with unnecessary things. Every step of the way, I had 100% confidence that I was in good hands with a truly skilled professional who cared about us as customers and worked tirelessly to get the best results. Our home sold on the third day and for above asking price! We were thrilled with this result, but recognized it was due to all of his behind-the-scenes work and all of the things he had us do to make our home the best it could be for the next owner/family to enjoy. As an LGBTQ+ person, it was awesome to be able to ask questions that are specific to our experience. For example, "Is it cool if we leave our pride flag up for showings?" He was also knowledgeable about how mortgage companies, title companies, and the like deal with gay couples who bought real estate prior to the 2015 marriage legalization supreme court decision. This was all super helpful as we moved through the complexities of selling a home here and buying another home elsewhere. I highly recommend Don addition to being an expert in real estate, he is a terrific guy and a pleasure to work with!

Aaron S - Waterford, MI: 2023-10-18

Don went Above and Beyond to maximize the sale of our house! 3 days and it was SOLD above asking price. He is very thorough and offers exceptional advice on how to maximize sale. We followed his expert advice and our house was sold in no time. He is very humble in saying, "it's my job," but how he worked with us in our contentiousness he was able to help us get above and beyond our expectations. Highly recommend Don for all your real estate needs. His attention to detail is what makes it a success!

David K - Ferndale, Michigan: 2023-04-17

Don Chisholm was a pleasure to work with during our search and purchase of our first home. He is very knowledgeable, responsive, and helpful throughout the entire process. We appreciated his ability to thoroughly and patiently explain each step of the house-buying journey, referrals, and overall support as we looked for our future home. I highly recommend reaching out to Don for your real estate agent needs.

Monica R - Plymouth , Michigan : 2022-10-20

Don is very attentive and available for his clients. I appreciated his professionalism and open communication. If I ever needed a realtor again or would recommend one, it would be Don.

Vince L - Troy, MI: 2020-12-24

Mr. Chisholm was an incredible real estate agent throughout the home-buying process. I was re-locating from New York to the Michigan area and needed a reliable pair of boots and eyes on the ground since I'd be buying a home remotely, which is (needless to say) both a daunting and scary prospect. But from our very first virtual meeting, Don immediately put me at ease. He knows the market very well and was able to translate all of the items on my "must-have" and "wish-list" inventories into real and tangible listings for me to peruse. Once I had found a few, Don tirelessly toured the homes for me, even going so far as to use virtual technologies like Facetime so that I could be part of the process. He was incredibly patient throughout the entire process. Once I found the home I wanted, Don worked hard to help negotiate the price I was willing to pay and went above and beyond in meeting with the home inspector and appraiser in my absence and interacting regularly with my mortgage loan officer to ensure that all contractual deadlines were met. Any hiccups in the process were met by Don with calmness, reason, and an excellent ability to troubleshoot and strategize on my behalf. In short, Don was a genuine godsend and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him wholeheartedly. His expertise, level of professionalism, and ability to handle a logistically complicated interstate real estate transaction are simply unparalleled in today's business world.

Quintessence M - Ferndale, Michigan: 2020-07-09

We met Don at a LGBT wedding expo. Years later when purchasing our new construction home we sought out his assistance. It was a long process and Don was there with us every step of the way making sure we asked the right questions and thought about every angle or possibility. Don is very knowledgeable and has integrity. I can comfortable say if you require any services in relation to real estate do no hesitate to call him.

Elizabeth S - Pontiac, MI: 2020-06-16

What an excellent agent for our first home buying experience! Don is well-informed and professional. You’ll love his quick and friendly responses. He advised us very well. Thanks again, Don!

James P - Madison Heights, MI: 2019-11-12

From our first meeting, it was clear that Don was the agent to guide my husband and me through the sale of our home. Calm, confident and patient, he explained the whole process to us and walked through the house with us, offering honest, yet polite, advice on items that should be done to enhance market value. He had expert knowledge of the market for our house, but allowed us to make the decisions that were right for us and supported us in those decisions. He was always available to us - in fact, all of our meetings with him were after regular business hours to meet our schedule. If he did not answer a call immediately, we received a return call within an hour. Don kept us informed of every aspect of the sale: showings, feedback from other agents who showed the house, information on active listings within our market area - everything we needed to make informed decisions on the sale. After receiving 8 offers within three days after listing, he also helped us to determine the best offer, based on a number of factors that we would never have known to consider on our own. Don truly made the sale of our home a stress-free, even enjoyable process. We recommend him, without reservation, to anyone contemplating selling a home!

Nick B - Ferndale, MI: 2018-09-28

When my husband and I began the process of buying a home, we knew we wanted to work with an agent we could trust to understand our unique needs as a gay couple and to advocate for our interest. We found Don via a business card we obtained at an LGBT wedding expo and had saved it for two years, and we are so lucky we did. Throughout the entire process, from showings to offers and from closing to getting the keys, we were blown away by the depth of Don's expertise and his valuable insights. We also greatly appreciated his responsiveness whenever we reached out (even in the evenings and on weekends), his availability and prioritizing our search when we sent him listings we wanted to see on short notice, and his honesty and kindness. It was wonderful working with Don, and should our young family outgrow our new home years down the road, he will be the first agent we call. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sellin the area.

Tyrone T - Pontiac, MI: 2018-09-21

My partner and I stumbled upon Don's profile on the NAGLREP website. We made the absolute best decision with selecting Don as our realtor after we met him. He made us feel comfortable and was completely transparent. Thanks to Don's professionalism, our first time home buying experience was fantastic. Don's willingness to be very detailed and thorough allowed us to not only have a smooth and quick home buying experience but an experience that was also not as stressful as we originally thought. I will definitely recommend Don to future friends family and work colleagues who are looking for a realtor in the Metro Detroit area.

Michael S - Royal Oak, MI: 2018-01-22

Exceptional Professionalism, Don was/is very knowledgeable and sincere, taking on his role seriously as if it were his very own home. Very supportive and willing to go above and beyond any expectations I had through every step of the way. I will never hesitate to seek out Don's assistance in the future. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!! Thank You Don for Everything!!!

Jess C - Oak Park, MI: 2018-01-22

Don was amazing during the sale of our house in Oak Park. He was prompt, courteous and insanely knowledgeable about the market. The listing price was on target. Our house was listed, viewed, signed and sold in 28 days! I've never been through a process so smooth and efficient. I highly recommend him to anyone. I specifically chose him because he was LGBT friendly. I am happy as a member of the LGBT community to give my business to those that support me and my household. Don is simply the best!

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