Thirty years in the Real Estate Industry, from Mortgage Loans to Real Estate

Career Experience

My career began in mortgage lending in the late 80’s when the rates were double digits.  I worked for 25 years in lending, both with clients and brokers in Sonoma, Marin and San Francisco counties. My experience encompasses a real estate sales, mortgage underwriting, loan origination and private trust deed management.  Most recently added was the certification of design and home staging.  My background has given me a level of knowledge and experience that truly sets me apart as a real estate agent and allows me to provide unparalleled service to my clients.

Client Service

Each and every client I serve has their own story and their own goals or dreams they are wanting to achieve.  My job is to help them achieve those.  Building a relationship with each client is key and helps us both, so I have a very good understanding of who they are and the best way I can help them.  Doing a real estate transaction is one of the biggest financial decisions individuals can make. My goal is making sure each of my clients are well taken care of, protected and arrive to the place they want to be as smoothly as possible.  Who you choose to work with makes all the difference in your outcome.


Originally from Southern California, my family moved us to Sonoma County in 1976.   I graduated from both Piner High School and Santa Rosa Junior College. I enjoy staying active with strength training, yoga and swimming. I also love my time with friends and family and my sweetheart, Larry and my yorkie, Bentley.  At 57, I am a grandmother of two, Harlow and Jace, which adds a whole new dimension to life.

As I have gotten older, having a passionate connection to what I do has become integral to me, as I believe that our passion allows us to really create amazing things for ourselves as well as for others.

The best part of what I do are the relationships I form and really being able to provide a wonderful service to people I care about.  This work has also allowed me to pursue my love of writing, whether it be the blogs on my website or my newsletter “The Santa Rosa Charm“, a monthly community newsletter for inspired home living.

Live Your Best Life,


“I believe that it in any service you provide to others, the most important thing is to give tremendous value and your absolute best, always.”

“Holly is a real pleasure to work with when it comes to buying or selling your home. Her knowledge, integrity, and honesty are second to none. You feel comfortable knowing that Holly is with you all the way 24 hours a day . I couldn’t imagine working with anyone else.”

Robert D. –  REALTOR.COM