Local Real Estate Expertise with a Global Reach: Engel & Völkers


Donna Faulkner was born in San Francisco and raised in Marin County. She attended Marin Catholic High School and College of Marin before earning the Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Dominican University in San Rafael.

Before becoming a Realtor, she worked with her father in the insurance industry as a broker selling property and casualty insurance. She has been a Realtor for over 20 years, first with Pacific Union and then with Bradley Real Estate in their Mill Valley, San Rafael, and Kentfield offices.

Donna joined Engel & Völkers in 2019 and enjoys its international reach for her clients. She is comfortable with European sensibilities and backgrounds, being something of a Francophile; her travels have taken her to England, France, Germany, Italy, and The Netherlands. She is very interested in the varied cultures, including their architecture, museums, and cuisine. She has been fortunate to have been invited to visit people in their homes and gain an appreciation for how they live their daily lives.

Donna has sold properties in Marin County and San Francisco, representing sellers and buyers. She prides herself on being both comprehensive in her research for clients and conscientious and caring in her relationships with them. “My interest is in making the home-buying or selling experience a positive one that achieves not just my clients’ goals but their aspirations,” she says.

She is married and has three sons and six grandchildren. She lives in Larkspur with her husband, Rodger, with whom she ran an estate liquidation business in the past. When not scouting homes and prospects, she enjoys volunteer work for Hospice, collecting antiques, and baking with her grandchildren. She has also volunteered for the American Cancer Society and the Larkspur Library and been a member of the American Decorative Arts Forum at the DeYoung Museum and the Ceramics Circle at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco. She looks forward to getting to know you as you explore this beautiful area of California.