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Sonoma County real estate agent. Healdsburg Sotheby's associate with interests in architecture, green building, classic fixers, and country property. Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley Vineyard specialist with wine country estates as a particular specialty. Dave can also help find the perfect weekend getaway or river front cottage.



Hiking a beautiful Sonoma County property with clients a few days ago we encountered glorious flowers, dramatic boulders, a rushing creek complete with waterfalls, and magnificent meadows. I don't want to make you all envious of the tough life of a wine country agent, so I'll show you a crappy pi...
Bloggers can join the list of drivers to watch out for. We probably aren't quite as bad as cell phone talkers and lipstick appliers, but it's hard watching for great blogging images while trying to navigate back country roads. At least for me. This latest adventure didn't occur while driving, but...
We get an early spring compared to the East coast and Midwest. This shot was taken in the middle of February on Eastside Rd just south of Healdsburg. I got a little worried that the hundreds of bees buzzing around the tree would take an interest in me, but they seemed fully dedicated to pollinat...
Gardening is much easier when the plants do all the work. This beautiful cymnbidium orchid was a housewarming gift that's long overdue to be divided and replanted. It doesn't complain about being neglected, but instead keeps on giving us beautiful blooms year after year in spite of being ignored...
Bored with Wine and Golf? Some people visit Sonoma County for wine tours or our great restaurants. A lot of Sacramento residents visit us in the summer for the cool coastal temperatures and great golf along the coast. For the intrepid few who are looking for a change of pace, we can now add anima...
Byron Duerksen - House Inspector A few weeks ago during an office training session, our Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty agents were introduced to Byron Duerkson, a home inspector who works in several counties in our area. Byron had an impressive stack of credentials behind him. He's cer...
Don't read this post until you're ready to have some fun. The advice to use keywords when you write is everywhere. Using a few phrases consistently is great for search engine optimization and it can focus your writing. On the other hand, it's easy to start sounding stale if you don't add some var...
Two Agents Who Sparked A Spirited Debate There was a recent post about "no time for blogging" by Amy Hahn with an interesting rebuttal from Donna Harris. I thought both posts along with their comments created a dialog that defined what we expect on the best days here. The collective wisdom of au...

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Real estate and green building information for Sonoma County California with an emphasis on Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Forestville, Guerneville, Graton, and the Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley. and Alexander Valley.I write a lot about REO property, fixers, luxury estate homes, and vineyard property. I love to analyze sales trends.