Don Schinella is an associate broker for Select Realty and has been a real estate agent for 19 years. He was born in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and has lived in Marquette County for 33 years. He has been married to Joyce for 30 years and together they raised 4 children. He belongs to the local methodist church and donates his time to serve on several church committees. Surprisingly Don’s journey to selling real estate was quite different than many others.
He started out with a passion to live on beautiful Teal Lake, which was a large undertaking that used all of his attributes like hard work, dedication, integrity and attention to detail in its fullest order to make a project like this to come to fruition. He developed, arranged financing and negotiated a large real estate transaction with a major steel company that owned the property on Teal Lake since Abraham Lincoln was president. He was successful with purchasing, developing and the selling of each lot in the 22 lot subdivision, where he now lives. This first project is what introduced him to selling lake property, luxury homes, new construction, residential and commercial development properties.
Don has always worked 24 hours, 7 days a week when needed for his clients. He believes strongly that it is not only his duty to represent his clients to the best of his ability, but also to educate them throughout the process so they can make the best possible decisions. Don is a believer in giving back to the community through his church and other organizations that help others in many different ways. As an avid outdoors person, he enjoys fishing, biking, hiking, hunting and water sports whenever he gets the chance and also likes to visit his children and grandson who reside in Arizona. There are four words you can count on when working with Don Schinella; integrity, commitment, passion and fun.
Don is a member of the Michigan Association of REALTORS®,the National Association of REALTORS® and Upper Peninsula REALTORS®.
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