Robert Mark McDonald
- Licensed in
- New Jersey
Summarize yourself in a tweet.
Social activist, amateur photographer, dog rescue advocate, beach lover, occasional exercise buff. Creating connections and global change are my passions.
What's your favorite client story?
I helped a couple find their first home in Asbury Park. 7 years later they were looking for something larger. I'd kept my eye open and when the perfect one came on the market - I gave them a call and we went to see it that morning and had an offer in by noon the same day. We developed a strategy and beat out 5 other offers and today they have the home of their dreams!
You have a day off in Asbury. What do you do?
What I do every day...Coffee at Asbury Roastery in Convention Hall followed by a sunrise walk on the boardwalk. If I'm lucky I might see some dolphins. A couple times a year I'll see a whale or two and in the fall and spring the seals are out. If it's summer, you can find me at the beach. I love Friday night T Dance at The Asbury and on Saturday you can always find me enjoying sushi at Taka, followed by an independent film at The Show Room!
What's the architectural detail your eye always gravitates towards?
Windows! It's all about the light and how we choose to fill our homes with it. I'm fascinated with finding creative ways to capture more of it. It's the one detail that has a physical, spiritual and emotional impact on the well-being of everyone in the household.
Favorite community organization.
The Q-Spot. The Jersey Shore's LGBT Community Center.
The Q-Spot is open seven days a week and offers everything from book clubs, twelve-step recovery meetings, social activism meeting space, older LGBT services, movie nights and so much more.
What differentiates you within real estate?
I have an uncanny knack for connection. Connecting people to people, people to neighborhoods and people to homes. I have a real sensitive side and I use that to help my clients find what is absolutely best for them.
One last thing...
Born and raised in the mid-west, I attended graduate school in Missouri before moving to Maine, then NYC then Asbury Park.