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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.



Nothing sells a country property better than walking around on it. My experience has been that a couple of hours spent hiking the trails and perimeter is more effective at persuading buyers to embrace a property than any drive-around tour could hope to. I don't know whether it's a function of kno...
  I've seen lots of doors in my life, both as user and agent. This set of doors on my new listing has to rank as among the most spectacularly detailed I have seen. I'll let you guess in comments about where they originated, but they're currently in place high on a Healdsburg ridge with commandin...
One of my favorite clients was able to summarize her house transformation with a simple drawing. She shared this plan with family and friends so they would understand how she was going to convert a house with multiple illegal additions into a decent home. I think this sketch does a better job ca...
2010 was a slow time for lot and land sales in Healdsburg. Some months had zero sales, and the second best month, December, featured a grand total of two lots sold. The market was glutted with bank owned lots which squeezed out the market priced lots that regular owners might have wanted to sell....
The Russian River was famed for steelhead fishing for generations. Over the last few decades, the fishery resource has declined as a century and a half of logging, agriculture, and development have led to soil runoff that clogs streams and makes water conditions unhealthy for fish. Things are imp...
  Getting nature to cooperate with a clear day when the photographer is available is always a dilemma. This Sonoma County retreat property has had non-rainy days when I have tried to grab some pictures, but clear is a relative term when your viewshed includes mountains more than fifty miles away....
Sonoma County is a great destination At just under an hour and a half to San Francisco, Guerneville and the Russian River Valley are popular destinations for weekend visitors and outdoor enthusiasts. Within half an hour you can be abalone diving or kayaking in the surf along the Pacific Coast, mo...
I love gardening and flowers, so I'm always pleased to find commercial building owners who are happy to landscape their building with more than the minimal juniper or other low maintenance plants. This happens to be the building where I take my dog for her regular maintenance so I have seen the p...

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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.