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About Donna Cartwright

                Donna Cartwright is a REALTOR® Associate with RE/MAX Estate Properties in Palos Verdes Estates and she is a Palos Verdes Peninsula native. She has additional professional certifications, including designations as a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), First Time Buyer Specialist (FTBS), and Palos Verdes Specialist (PVS). Donna has been representing clients in the acquisitions and dispositions of coastal luxury real estate on the PV Peninsula, the South Bay beach cities, and throughout Southern California for the last 19 years.  

               First licensed as a REALTOR® in 2004, Donna started her professional real estate career with Keller Williams Realty West in the Riviera Village of Redondo Beach where she quickly earned Top Producer awards. Known for her consultative approach and free public seminars focused on relevant real estate topics, Donna’s clients also valued her diligence, dedication, discretion, and resourcefulness. In 2009 Donna earned her real estate Broker’s license and worked as a Broker Associate for First Manhattan Realtors in Manhattan Beach. Donna joined REMAX Estate Properties in Palos Verdes Estates in 2017, where she earned membership into the 100% Club & Executive Club. 

               Donna has a bachelor’s degree in business administration (BA), Major in Accounting, earned from the University of San Diego (USD). In her early post college career, she was a Contract Auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) in El Segundo, where she sharpened her knowledge and skills in precise valuations, strategic negotiating and gained experience in the nuances of contracts while auditing multi-billion-dollar price proposals and conducting incurred cost audits for companies like RAND Corp., Teledyne, Inc, Hughes, and R&D Associates. Donna’s application of numbers and attention to details have been an asset in all her business endeavors. Donna is also a California credentialed teacher who worked for a decade in the Manhattan Beach Unified School District (MBUSD). Her love for education and first-hand knowledge of the local PV and South Bay beach cities’ schools is evident and her ability to explain complex topics and simply them is a gift that comes naturally to her.

               Donna was raised on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. After living in Manhattan Beach in her early post college years for almost a decade, Donna returned to the Peninsula where she raised her two sons. Her oldest son, Matthew Plough, recently earned his business degree in Marketing from Loyola Marymount University (LMU) and is now working in marketing for a sports media company. Donna’s youngest son, JD Plough, attends the University of Southern California (USC) and is a Guard on the Trojan Men’s Basketball Team. When Donna is not helping clients with their real estate needs, Donna loves to hike the Palos Verdes Peninsula trails, dine in the beach cities with her family and friends, spend quality time with her sons, and cheer for JD Plough at USC basketball games.