Scott MacDonald is a real estate investor, real estate broker, owner and president of RE/MAX Gateway specializing in residential real estate, headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia. Scott began his career in 1988 with Shannon and Luchs, a regional company, which at the time was the third oldest real estate firm in the country. He left there to work with Prime Properties based out of Fair Lakes in Fairfax, Virginia. It was a company tied to one of the most renowned developers in the area, The Peterson Companies. There he learned about land development, new home sales, and developed his skills as a Broker. In 2001, he embarked on a new course, joined the RE/MAX network, as an owner of RE/MAX Gateway. Scott has built his business on providing excellent customer service, enabling clients to achieve their goals and thus feel confident in referring others to RE/MAX Gateway. This same level of commitment to his clients has carried over to how he treats his agents and helps them to succeed in today’s ever-changing market, providing the tools, systems, and training to make the agents thrive under any market conditions. Through Scott’s extensive knowledge and experience, RE/MAX Gateway has grown to five offices and is highly regarded in the real estate industry as a leader in the Northern Virginia and DC Metro real estate market.
RE/MAX Gateway is an award winning organization, nationally ranked 241 by REAL Trends 500 in 2015, and most recently named Brokerage of the Year for the RE/MAX Central Atlantic Region and the proud recipient of the RE/MAX Eagle Award. Throughout his career, Scott has received numerous accolades including a nomination for Realtor of the Year and induction into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. With over 30 years of experience, Scott is highly regarded for his real estate expertise, as the RE/MAX International Convention Speaker in both 2002 and 2007, a panelist for a National Association of Realtors focus group on RPAC, has served on the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors’ Board of Directors and has been selected as a RE/MAX R4 2014 convention panelist on the how to of “Maximizing Office Profits”. On September 10, 2015, Scott MacDonald successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. “With determination, will and strong work ethic you can make positive things happen in life. Complaining gets you nowhere – suck it up buttercup, do it or get out. It is important to look back to see where you came from and what you accomplished, but you must also look ahead to see what challenges lie before you. Also, keep your head down, nose to the grindstone and get your job done. Help others, make them feel good, praise them, build them up and help them achieve their goals. Be grateful for what you have, what you have done and what you have the ability to accomplish going forward. As you climb, set priorities. Although you can encourage others, you can’t control them. Realize how best to communicate with others to help them and you get what you want, don’t become frustrated – learn to adapt your communications to how they best respond. Now, remember, this was never a bucket list item for me.”
Vice President | Managing Broker
David is an Associate Broker with RE/MAX Gateway and the Managing Broker for RE/MAX Gateway’s Lorton and Fairfax Offices. David earned his Real Estate License in 1991 and has helped over 500 buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants in Northern Virginia. He’s a full-time Realtor and a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia. David is community driven and has special programs to assist Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Military (active/retired), Medical, Clergy and Teachers buy or sell a home. He is a proud Business Supporter of local schools, supports the Boosters by being a business partner for Freedom High School, coaches youth soccer and basketball teams, is Bi-District Trustee for the United Methodist Church, Stage Manager for the Fairfax Ballet, Leadshare Chairman for Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce and President of a local Condominium Association. David has been recognized and received many awards including the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors Life Time Top Producer, RE/MAX Platinum Club, Prudential Legend Award, and many others. David is very knowledgeable about Northern Virginia and has experience in residential and commercial properties. His determined commitment to helping customers includes overseeing countless details, educating clients about market trends and protecting their interests, while seeing each transaction to a successful end. Buying or selling real estate can be one of the most significant decisions in your lifetime, and its important to have a valued advisor at your side. David takes this role seriously, and for the past 25 years has been helping his clients find the right property and secure the best deal. His motto is “Who you work with matters!“ When considering Buying, Selling, Leasing or a Career in Real Estate, call David for all your real estate needs.
Business Broker | Consultant
Mike Saedlo has had a long and successful career in the restaurant, commercial real estate and business brokerage industries. He has held senior corporate positions as well as that of a main street entrepreneur. From the corporate perspective, Mr. Saedlo was East coast Regional Director of Operations for International House of Pancakes and Company Operations and District Manager of Gino’s restaurants in Philadelphia. Capitalizing on his corporate experience in the restaurant industry Mr. Saedlo founded the successful Philadelphia Mike’s Restaurant Franchise which operated 14 stores in the Washington, D.C. area. Presently there are still three operating in Maryland and Virginia. Transitioning from the restaurant industry, Mr. Saedlo has a successful career in commercial real estate where he was an Associate Broker with Sperry Van Ness in Frederick, MD. He has taught at the Professional Development Institute as Instructor Curriculum Developer for continual education for commercial real estate brokers. For the past 20 years, along with his real estate experience, he has also been a Business Broker. Presently the president of the Saedlo Group, he has successfully provided business brokerage services focusing on main street and the middle market. In this capacity he has helped many business owners, from a wide variety of industries, to successfully sell their businesses. the Saedlo Group has sold over $100 Million Dollars of Main Street businesses along with mid-size companies.
Sally Vahaji is a knowledgeable, resourceful, and ethical mortgage loan originator with a diverse background in Finance and IT. She has an MBA and a master’s degree in finance from George Washington University. Sally is vibrant and enjoys supporting clients in the loan process. Her knowledge in Finance and Economics makes her a great person to answer all client’s questions and concerns about the home buying and loan application life cycle, from the beginning to closing.