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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.
I was honored to be able to share a 9/11 Day of Service with 50 of my fellow Sonoma County residents and a great team from Sonoma County Regional Parks. We planted some trees and repaired some trails around one of the lakes at Foothill Regional Park. Hard work, but each rock and wheelbarrow of g...
I first came to California in late summer many years ago. The dry landscape seemed harsh. Within weeks I saw the emergence of an amazing flower that still excites me every time I see one. The California poppy is a great representation for the wet-dry weather cycle that powers California plants a...
Calling All Apartment Opinions One of my long time residential clients just asked me to search for a piece of land in Marin or Sonoma County where he can build apartments. I'm a service oriented agent, so I'm hustling my normal contacts trying to find some land that is zoned properly and located ...
Testing for capacity of a water well is often wasteful. This well, about seven gallons per minute, passed its eight hour test just fine, but 7 gallons x 8 hours x 60 minutes per hour equals over 3,000 gallons of water pumped onto the ground rather than into a tank. That spot is going to be lush ...
A Tale of Three Cities There are three cities in the northern end of Sonoma County that can be considered a shared region. It's about a twenty minute drive from the southern edge of Windsor to the northern end of Cloverdale, so the cities are geographically connected. All feature vineyards and wi...
A magnificent purple princess plant frames our front door. The purple flowers are intense and wonderful when they're on the plant, both as buds and flowers. Even the phase with fading purple stamens emerging from the forming seed pods is great. This photo shows the last contribution of the purpl...
My head is freshly packed with jargon. I spent much of the last week doing my 45 hours of continuing education for renewal of my real estate license. Overall I'd have to give high marks to the content creators. I reviewed a wide variety of material that is useful to agents, but isn't used all the...
The Sonoma County Fair is always fun. You see the most diverse group of people gathered together to have fun, eat, watch some horses race around the track, admire each other's baking and craft skills, see the local livestock polished up by shiny-faced kids. Life at its finest.  The Hall of Flowe...
It's barn time for me with a couple of recent posts on my sonoma.net site about Sonoma Barns. This photo from a barn in the Shiloh area always appealed to me for the mix of rustic wood, the neon flag, and the age old hawking of eggs. 
I chose real estate because it lets me indulge all the things I enjoy most about being alive.  I get to work with people. I grew up in a big enough family that there was always something going on to engage our curiousity. I like a lot of time to myself, but I enjoy the company of new acquaintance...

Dave Roberts

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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.