With a career spanning over 25 years in the real estate industry….

Career Experience

 Starting in the real estate industry in 1987 here in Sonoma County, I began my career in mortgage lending when the rates were double digits.  I worked several years in lending, both with clients and brokers in Sonoma, Marin and San Francisco counties.   My career encompasses a real estate sales background, mortgage underwriting, loan origination, private trust deed management along with personal property acquisition and sales.  Most recently added was the certification of design and home staging, which I do with my company Grace Designs SoCo.  This experience has given me a level of knowledge and experience that truly sets me apart as a real estate agent knowledge that spans the entire process.  In an industry and market that constantly changes, it is important to stay on the cutting edge  about the best way to do business and always provide the absolute best results for my clients.

Relationships and Building Business

Many of the relationships I have had over the years started a long time ago.  The real estate industry is a business about building and maintaining relationships. It’s also about caring about people and helping them achieve their dreams of homeownership or transition.  Each client seeks something unique to them and  it is my job to help them achieve the results they want and make the process as seamless and profitable as possible.  My sincere belief is that in connecting with people and really getting to know them, you find out what they are looking for, how you can help them.  Each person I meet has their own story.  They also have their own dreams.  My goal with everyone of my clients is to listen and get to know them which helps me get them the results they are seeking.  My experience in this industry allows me to provide unparalleled service to my clients.

Personal

Originally from Southern California, my family moved us to Sonoma County in 1976.   I attended Piner High School and Santa Rosa Junior College and started my career in the real estate industry.  I most recently spent time in Orange County where I also worked for Coldwell Banker and started Grace Designs O.C., my home staging and design practice.   I have been so blessed to really enjoy living in 2 of California’s most beautiful places.  I still travel south to see wonderful friends and and up north to Washington to spend time with my daughter’s family and 2 beautiful grandchildren.  I stay very active and enjoy running (especially for causes or charities) and strength training and yoga.  Being of partial Italian descent, I have been perfecting my limoncello recipe,  10 years in the making, which is awaiting it’s trademark.  I am also an avid writer blogging about real estate, market trends and home design and other tips for good living. One of my goals is to continually inspire others to go for their dreams and never give up!

MY PHILOSOPHY

“I believe that it is most important to provide the kind of service you would want to receive.  Working with someone knowledgeable, experienced and you can trust is the only way to form a relationship that will work to benefit all involved.”

“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