Proud to be Voted a Top San Diego Realtor 13 times by the readers of San Diego Magazine

Don Gardnier Brings a wealth of experience & advanced capabilities to the Real Estate industry & was voted 6 times San Diego’s Best Agent by the readers of San Diego Magazine®

  • Over 25 years combined experience in High Level Banking and Real Estate
  • Extensive business background
  • Great communicator with high level negotiations experience
  • Flawless contractual execution of his clients’ interests
  • Uncompromising customer service
  • Honored for the opportunity to be a part of your family’s dreams

Throughout San Diego, Don has developed a reputation for excellence among both his clients & other professionals in the real estate industry. When asked what sets him apart, Don replied, “A global approach to my clients’ needs. Buying or selling a home is much more than just client rapport & price. There are multitudes of mitigating factors, each affecting the bottom line. Success should not be defined merely by meeting my clients’ expectations; true success is defined by my ability to reach the fullest potential of my clients’ transactions. ‘Best in client satisfaction’ comes from meeting expectations that my clients never even knew they should have had.”

As a vice president of Bank of America, Don Gardnier spearheaded a program designed to educate consumers on critical but often overlooked opportunities in real estate.   As the market declined in 2005, he saw there was a demand for Realtors with his financial expertise.

Don is helping to shape the real estate future in San Diego. He served on the Housing Opportunities Committee from 2005-2010, was part of the Ambassadors for Cities Task Force, & teaches seminars on buying/selling tactics to bankers, agents real estate agents & consumers across San Diego.

Gardnier Inc was founded by Don Gardnier in 2009 for mutual collaboration of information & services by the different branches of his company.  The overall goal was to insure Gardnier clients have access to world class technologies & tools in a comprehensive yet easy to manage solution.  Today Gardnier Inc owns & operates the following subsidiaries & or does business under the following names.

  • Author of How To Get 5,000 to 50,000 More For Your Home Guaranteed (www.ownsdre.com.com/sellers/how-to-get-5000-to-50000-more-for-your-house-guaranteed/):  This is the article that started the “Maximized Transaction” sensation.  Read by over 40,000 people now it will give you an insight on how to get more for your home.
  • What’s My Shack Worth (www.WhatsMyShackWorth.com):  Don Gardnier created the only independent online Home Valuation & Market Analysis tool on the web.  Here buyer’s & Seller’s can get a computer generated estimated value of their home as well as the most comprehensive market data on the web.  Imagine being able to know what is happening in your neighborhood as recently as last week.  Imagine no more, just go to What’s My Shack Worth & get the most recent data on the net.
  • Own San Diego Real Estate (www.ownsdre.com):  is a real estate & information portal for Buyers & Sellers where the anticipated sales price will be in excess of 450,000.  This is the main website for our real estate services division.
  • San Diego First Time Home Buyer Programs (www.fthbsd.com/how):  Designed as an information portal for Buyers & Sellers where the anticipated sales price will be less than $450,000. This site is for Buyers & Sellers who are not currently working with an agent & wish help understanding how First Time Home Buyer Programs can help them Buy a house, or in the case of a seller, how First Time Home Buyer Programs can help them sell their house. Here client’s will find information on all of the San Diego First Time Home Buyer Programs, as well as consultation services.
  • Transaction Magic (www.TransactionMagic.com): Currently in Beta Test, TM is a nationwide project designed to allow online collaboration between all parties in a real estate transaction. Offers are made electronically & immediately available to the seller for review. The transaction & all of its documents are managed by a proprietary online Transaction & Document Management System. Agents, Buyers, Seller, Escrow & the Lender all have real time access.
  • True Mortgage Calculator (www.ownsdre.com/tmc):  The True Mortgage Calculator is the only online mortgage calculator in the word to allow buyers to calculate a full monthly payment including Principle, Interest, Taxes, Insurance, PMI Insurance, HOAs & more.   It has become so popular that in instructional video went all the way to page 1 on YouTube (not easy to do).
  • San Diego For You (www.sd4u.com): For the convenience of our clients we have provided this very easy to remember & easy to type shortcut to all of our websites. Go to sd4u.com & click on the name of our website service) you are interested in. It’s that easy. Speaking of easy, from any page, click the spinning globe to be taken back to sd4u.com.


Don Gardnier
CEO Gardnier Inc
877-696-7373 Extension 777
First Time Home Buyer Consultations Provided through Gardnier Inc License Number C3205087.
Real Estate Services Brokered Through Capital Realty BRE License Number 01523387
Don Gardnier BRE License Number 01510814