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Daniel Casabonne
Sotheby's International Realty
About Daniel

Daniel Casabonne has a proven track record only a handful of real estate professionals have attained worldwide. He has been long recognized as one of both Sonoma Valley and Sonoma County’s Top Producing agents. Part of his success is that he represents all price points within the market and quite often represents as many buyers as sellers. Along with Daniel being ranked as the #11 individual agent associated with Sotheby's International Realty, Inc., the company-owned brokerages, he ranked #21 for individual agents within the entire brand. NRT ranks Daniel in the top half of 1% of over 42,000 esteemed sales associates since joining Sotheby's International Realty. The Wall Street Journal named Casabonne as #123 of the "Top 250 Agents" in the United States in 2018. In this same year, Real Trends named him "#40 in the State of California" and the Luxury Marketing Council named him one of the "Top 50 Agents" in the Bay Area. Most of Daniel’s new clients are referrals from past clients. He treats his clients like family because he sees the relationship as long term…it is not just about the current transaction, it is about future business. Since becoming a real estate agent, he has had the opportunity to help many buyers and sellers and this has lead to many industry awards and designation. Recent Accomplishments: Nearly $1 Billion in Sales. "Ranked #123 of all agents in the United States" by the Wall Street Journal. "Ranked #40 of all agents in the State of California" according to Real Trends. "Ranked #11 of all Sotheby's International Realty agents worldwide". "Ranked #26 by Sales Volume" in The Leading 100 featured in Real Trends. “Top half of 1% of All Real Estate Agents Nationwide” according to “The Thousand” ranking by the Wall Street Journal. “Most Homes Sold in Sonoma Valley” every year since 2002. Sonoma County’s Highest producing agent in dollar volume since 2010. “Best Realtor in Sonoma Valley” KVON 1440 AM & 99.3 FM The Vine Annual Survey. Voted Best Realtor in the People's Choice Awards every year since the award was created. 2018 Neighborhood Favorite winner on nextdoor.com for favorite Real Estate Agent. Along with the dedication to his clients, Daniel is wholeheartedly generous to Sonoma Valley and beyond in his philanthropy donating and sponsoring programs such as Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Friends in Sonoma Helping (F.I.S.H.), LaLuz, Greenbelt Alliance, Home for a Home, Sonoma International Film Festival, Sonoma Valley Youth Soccer Association, Presentation School Scholarships, Education Scholarships, Sonoma Community Center, Quarry Hill Botanical and more. Our homes are our most valuable and cherished assets. That's why it's important to partner with a trusted advisor who has a deep understanding of the real estate market and who can expertly price a property to help the seller find the highest possible offer in a timely manner. The best agents put their sellers first. They inform the seller of marketplace realities and can help market a home so that it attracts the greatest number of qualified buyers.

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Single Family Home Transactions
51
Condo Transactions
3
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Peg & Jeremy King
Coldwell Banker
About Peg & Jeremy

Peg King has been a full-time Realtor since 1978 and #1 Coldwell Banker Realtor North of the Golden Gate Bridge. Her son, Jeremy, joined her in 2005 and quickly made a name for himself. Why? Because the Kings are fully committed to those they work with, from a first time buyer to a million dollar seller! Supporting their efforts is a staff of full time employees that have mastered their trade and are determined to meet and exceed the King's high expectations daily. You won't find dropped balls or loose threads when you choose the King Team, Sonoma County's dream team Realtors!

Single Family Home Transactions
76
Condo Transactions
4
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Mary Anne Veldkamp
Coldwell Banker - Santa Rosa
About Mary Anne

Achieving distinction comes from years of dedication and success. Since 1989, Mary Anne Veldkamp has been devoted to serving California’s Napa-Sonoma Wine Country real estate market. Mary Anne and her team look forward to introducing you to the communities, the lifestyle and the real estate market of the Wine Country. Mary Anne Veldkamp is recognized as a leader in real estate with unsurpassed market knowledge and offers you personal and professional attention while respecting your privacy and handling your transaction with the utmost integrity. She is dedicated to evaluating each client’s unique needs and finding the ideal property for you. When you consider selling, Mary Anne offers specialized marketing expertise, fine-tuned negotiation skills, dedication, perseverance, and integrity. Her clients’ satisfaction is most important to her. Mary Anne develops lasting relationships that extend beyond the close of escrow. Mary Anne is backed by the global presence of Coldwell Banker

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"Excellent experience. Wonderful to work with. Great outcome."

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Single Family Home Transactions
56
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Rosie Martinoni
Coldwell Banker-sebastopol
About Rosie

~ Licensed since 1992 ~ Coldwell Banker Diamond and Sterling Award Winner ~ Coldwell Banker Previews Property Specialist ~2007 President of the Sebastopol Chapter of Realtors ~2007 Realtor of the Year for the Sebastopol Chapter ~2008-2009 Sebastopol Representative for the Northbay Association of Realtors ~2010 Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource ~2011 Certified Distressed Property Expert ~2012 CTA Certified Tourism Ambassador Professional Affiliations Northbay Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Professional Philosophy My clients are my number one priority. My goal is to help them successfully get their property sold and/or help them find their "home". I take pride at the end of the transaction knowing, and feeling how excited and happy my clients are about the entire experience. Personal Background Prior to my real estate career I worked as a Professional Photographer while raising two children. I studied real estate in 1991 after purchasing my first home, and received my license in 1992.

Single Family Home Transactions
10
Condo Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Maria Lounibos
Sotheby's International Realty
About Maria

Maria and Michael have 40+ years of combined experience in Sonoma County, specializing in residential, income and land properties. During this span, this accomplished “bi-lingual” team has achieved many industry awards and have been among the top Realtors in Sonoma County in closed sales volume. Maria and Michael credit their success in real estate to their willingness to put in long full days on the hard work of sales and satisfying their clients’ needs which always comes first. As Maria says, “we know how to work, we love what we do and that makes the big difference.” In an LA Times feature article on Maria Lounibos entitled, “Success From The Ground UP,” staff writer, Terry McDermott writes, “Maria is a woman of unanticipated discipline... Maria elevates the ordinary…and one of the reasons Maria does so much business is because she doesn’t wait for it to come to her.” Yes, Maria and Michael work actively and aggressively, on the phone and knocking on doors to find qualified buyers for their current listings to get them Sold and find homes for their qualified buyers. That is a pivotal element that sets them apart from their competition. They are an innovative team; so don’t look to them for passive traditional methods. Both Maria and Michael are also strong believers in cutting edge training and professional development. They work with North America’s #1 Real Estate trainer and coach Michael Ferry. Working together as a team, they use their strengths and preferences to balance the workload and give their clients the benefits of two real estate professionals in one, cohesive team. Maria and Michael can be reached in the Sotheby’s International Realty office at the downtown Sotheby’s office at 25 East Napa St., and at 707-935-2266.

Single Family Home Transactions
32
Condo Transactions
2
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
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Sheila Deignan
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate | Wine Country Group
About Sheila

Before starting my real estate career full time over 15 years ago, my business background was in contract administration, paralegal work and venture capital coordination. Looking back it seems that my work experience had been the preparation that allowed me to achieve the Emerald Elite designation as a top producer for Sonoma County (and company-wide) for the last 7+ years. Along with my Realtor certification, I have attained the coveted CRS accreditation which is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents. I am also designated as an EcoGreen Certified Realtor, a Senior Real Estate Specialist, Resort Second Home Property Specialist and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist of the Million Dollar Guild. Lastly, I have recently been named one of the “100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents in Northern California” by Rael Estate Executive, as well as one of “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” in Real Trends. I believe in Five Star Service, and I guarantee the same from my professional team and the related professionals that I recommend for your needs. Client Communication and attention to detail are an integral part of my work, as well as disciplined and successful negotiation skills. I handle my real estate business with the passion and care that wins my client’s loyalty, trust and friendship. Integrity is not just my way of doing business, it is the hallmark of every choice I make in life, and it’s what I offer to you.

Single Family Home Transactions
21
Condo Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Ernest Berghof
Berghof Realty
About Ernest

Ernest Berghof is a recognized leader in Wine Country real estate specializing in fine wine country homes & vineyard properties. Ernest Berghof specializes in matching discerning buyers with fine wine country homes. As Broker/CEOfor Berghof Realty, Ernest uses his deep market knowledge and industry connections to help his clients fulfill their real estate dreams in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Mr. Berghof ranks among the top 3% of agents nationally. He is a certified Luxury Property Specialist with Previews International.

Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
21
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Tina Shone
Sotheby's International Realty
About Tina

Tina Shone, Broker Associate, has touched all facets of the real estate profession since her start in San Francisco in 1976. Leveraging the real estate knowledge and experience of two generations before her, Tina has acquired a deep understanding of the industry’s intricate processes resulting in artful negotiating skills, insightful marketing and a unique ability to close complicated transactions. Her career includes listing and selling property of all types throughout the Bay Area and Northern California wine country, with expertise in rural, vineyard, equestrian, development and historic properties. Tina joined Sotheby’s International Realty in 2004 and has placed in its top 1-3% for the last 3 years. She is currently ranked #2 in sales volume in Sonoma and #6 in Sonoma County. The combined commitment to quality, professionalism and performance has created a strong, successful partnership and ensures that her clients' properties are exposed to strategic regional, national and international markets and high net worth customers. Warm, professional relationships, work ethic and integrity are the hallmarks of Tina’s career and just a few of the qualities that have earned her an impeccable reputation amongst her extensive network of clients and associates. The Tina Shone Group also includes her son and daughter, both licensed sales agents, as well as several administrative and marketing team members.

Single Family Home Transactions
16
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Wayka Bartolacelli
Compass Real Estate
About Wayka

Wayka comes from a colorful, cultural background and speaks German and Spanish. After spending five years in Caracas, Venezuela, she spent her school years in Philadelphia, after which she spent over 10 years in Europe working for the U.S. Army & Air Force Exchange Services. Arriving in the Bay Area in 1979, Wayka followed several career paths including legal, marketing, bilingual administrative work, and as a reservation agent for Philippine Airlines. Wayka embraced her new experience in real estate in 1986 with Merrill Lynch Realty and it became quite clear that real estate was her niche. She has since always been a consistent top producer and an asset to her community. Together with daughter and partner, Gina, her strategy for a successful sale includes assistance with pre-market preparations such as purging, organizing, staging and assistance with home repairs, painting, garden spruce-up, and partial remodeling.

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"Wayka was supportive, always available, and walked us through listing our town home and getting us i..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
7
TIC Transactions
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Zack Sperow
Keller Williams Napa Valley
About Zack

Covering These Californian Cities *Napa *Vallejo *Benicia *Fairfield *Vacaville *Suisun City *Yountville *St. Helena *American Canyon Zack has always loved Northern California and specifically the Bay Area and Napa Valley. He believes being here is a lifestyle choice filled with amazing recreation, good eats, a melting pot of great people. His approach to being a Real Estate Agent is to always deliver 5 star service, have fun, and put his clients in the best and highest position to buy or sell. Zack was awarded the Rising Star Award in California in 2018 and it is without question because of his work ethic, creativity, and determination to help his clients. He delivers excellence, over communicates, and advocates for you every step of the way. He aligns himself with your goals and helps you achieve the next property that is right for you. He builds long-lasting relationships with everyone he meets and is spoken highly of in the community. In 2019 Zack Launched is own brand MORE powered by Keller Williams Real Estate. MoreEstates.com group is now one of the most tech advanced groups in the region, tracking and data is behind a lot of their decisions, but Zack ensures that there is a human element to the entire transaction.

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"I could not have picked a better realtor to sell my home! Zack laid out everything for me and kept m..."

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Condo Transactions
7
Townhome Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
24
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
  • Cash Close Specialist 2020
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Sonoma

Why you need a top real estate agent in Sonoma, CA

Top real estate agents in Sonoma, CA have 416.77 more transactions than average agents in the city and they tend move homes off the market in 47 days. The average Sonoma real estate agent only moves 123 homes, and each of those stay on the market an average of 82 days. See how top Sonoma agents compare on other metrics.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller's agents in Sonoma know how to help their clients make up to $78,273 more on home sales and can sell their homes 35.01 days faster than the average agent.

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Top Buyer's Agents

Top buyer's agents in Sonoma help home buyers purchase 1.7x more homes when they're measured against the average real estate agent in Sonoma. Top buyer's agents also save clients $99,212 on transactions.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Sonoma, CA

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
3.9 stars

Top real estate agents in Sonoma score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Sonoma agent who scores only 3.9 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Sonoma and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

Recent reviews for Sonoma real estate agents and REALTORS

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Charles Corley
Pacific Union International
Sep 14, 2020

“For selling our house we wanted someone who could highlight the special location and other features we felt our home had compared to other homes on the market. When we looked for a real estate agent we searched online first and spent a lot of time reading reviews on each agent in our area. Then we...“

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Oneida McNeal
RE/MAX TOP PRODUCERS
Oct 09, 2020

“I first met Francis when I was looking for my first home, the experience was wonderful. She is an expert in her field. I knew that when it came time to sell my house I wouldn’t have anyone else but Francis. From the moment I signed it moved quickly, the house sold in 2 days and over asking price. He...“

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Chris T.
Coldwell Banker
Mar 12, 2021

“Hetti was absolutely amazing to work with. She knew Marin and worked with us to find the right home. As first time home buyers, we also wanted a realtor to give us an honest assessment of the homes we were looking at, and Hetti was great at this. She had clearly sold many homes and could flag issues...“

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Lucía Velásquez
RE/MAX TOP PRODUCERS
Nov 25, 2020

“Working with Francis was amazing! I can not thank her enough for all her hard work , my husband was in another state while our house went up for sell and I was terribly scared and nervous since my husband has always been the one to handle all bussiness. But on the contrary Francis took care of every...“

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Find top real estate agents in cities near Sonoma, CA

Richmond

Active Agents1,792
Time on Market48
Avg. Sale Price$540,000

Vallejo

Active Agents3,039
Time on Market57
Avg. Sale Price$413,000

Novato

Active Agents1,367
Time on Market71
Avg. Sale Price$820,000

Napa

Active Agents1,246
Time on Market67
Avg. Sale Price$690,000

Fairfield

Active Agents2,650
Time on Market60
Avg. Sale Price$450,000

Santa Rosa

Active Agents2,949
Time on Market64
Avg. Sale Price$579,000

Vacaville

Active Agents1,722
Time on Market59
Avg. Sale Price$455,000

San Rafael

Active Agents1,334
Time on Market66
Avg. Sale Price$1,099,000

Petaluma

Active Agents1,246
Time on Market58
Avg. Sale Price$719,000

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a top real estate agent do?
Top real estate agents have more local expertise, prepare in-depth market analyses, and have industry connections that you can’t find by yourself. They know your neighborhood like the back of their hand and use their market knowledge to sell your home faster than the average agent and for money.
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What should you look for when interviewing a real estate agent in Sonoma?
When you sell a house, your real estate agent becomes your business partner, financial advisor, and emotional support system. It’s crucial to partner with someone you trust, so make sure you’re looking for an agent who can answer all of your questions with confidence during the interview. During this process, you want to get to know the agent’s business and find out how well they know the area. You’re listening for things that signal experience, expertise in your community, and workload. Selling a home takes an enormous amount of work, so you need an agent who’s got a plan for prep, pricing, and marketing and who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
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How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Sonoma?
Our data shows that the top 5% of listing agents sell homes for as much as (+9%) more than the average real estate agent. A great agent makes a difference when you buy a house, too: We’ve found that the top 5% of buyer's agents on average save their clients 2.5% more on their home purchase. So, whether you’re in the market to find your dream home or sell your house at a great price, the right agent matters. We encourage you to connect with a top real estate agent if you’re buying or selling a home in Sonoma, CA.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Sonoma?
The best window to contact an agent to sell your home is anywhere from three to six months in advance of your list date. When you start the search for an agent several months before hitting the market, there’s plenty of time to find the best agent, make key renovations, and market your home effectively, all of which are essential steps in selling your home for a great price. You can also hire an agent based on the best time to sell in Sonoma to take advantage of seasonal and cyclical trends in the market. The right time to hire a real estate agent depends on the temperature of the housing market. For example, the best time to sell in Sonoma is in May. And since it takes around 3 months to close on a home, you should list in February. We recommend that you hire a real estate agent as soon as you're thinking of selling your home. Generally speaking, that's anywhere from 3 to 6 months prior to your desired move date.
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What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in Sonoma?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents in Sonoma work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a Sonoma real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Sonoma to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Sonoma real estate agent and will only introduce you to the top performing agents. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. To give you the best object recommendations, we consider things like: how fast a real estate agent sells, how many properties they work on, how much money they save or earn their clients, and what cities and neighborhoods they specialize in. You can trust that we’ll match you with the right agents for your needs.
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