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Real Estate Agent - Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty
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.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
A listing agent I trust has a client with a reverse mortgage. A 98 year old client with a home anchoring her in rising water. She needs to be in assisted living, but she won't leave her house until it sells. With bright eyes and a smile she welcomes buyers to her home. The conditions inside are a...
02/10/2012
I have a love hate relationship with charts. I love them...everybody else hates them. Unfortunately, there is no better way to convey a huge amount of information as quickly as you can graphically so I will continue to make occasional charts when the results can illuminate a story. A lot of peopl...
01/19/2012
I've shown some rugged coastal views in recent posts. I wanted to balance those rough images with a true sense of the coast as a life-affirming place. This photo from a few days ago shows the coast at Jenner where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean.  You can see the right side beach cover...
01/15/2012
My last posted image about the Sonoma coast inspired some commenters to think that waterfront living might not be as dangerous as an imminent collapse of a house into the lovely Pacific Ocean. I had another opportunity yesterday (taken whenever I can) for a drive past a notoriously collapsing se...
01/11/2012
After showing Bodega Bay property last week I took a leisurely drive up the coast. There are a few homes facing the risk certainty of falling into the ocean. This image shows the residue of former waterfront land now existing as rocks off the shore. Coastal property that fronts the ocean is beau...
01/08/2012
I've never had a dog sign a contract or write the check for an earnest money deposit. That doesn't mean they can't be integral to a property search. Puck has been helping my clients identify the perfect wine country retreat. Dog tasks include hiking with us, checking on interesting looking veget...
12/04/2011
Usability Testing Throw some spaghetti against the wall and see if it sticks. Fine for cooking, Messy for web site development and improvement. How many of us have added widgets, links, graphics, and other elements to our sites in search of more traffic, more email sign-ups, or more stickiness wi...
11/25/2011
Northern California is blessed with an abundance of turkeys, both wild and domestic. These road crossers look peaceful and orderly enough to be domestic, but they're classic wild turkeys. Ben Franklin much preferred turkeys to bald eagles as the national bird. From a culinary point of view, I ha...
11/23/2011
Correction. The beautiful fall foliage just for you is now waiting on my computer since this internal server error ate my uploaded version...Updated with photo. California may not have four seasons, but our brief interlude between dry summer and wet winter features some flashy bit of deciduous d...
11/20/2011
The phrase "Under all is the land" is the first sentence of the Realtor's Preamble to the Code of Ethics. The land is what keeps me inspired to show country property whenever I can. I find my pleasure in hiking the woods, meadows, and hills of Sonoma County. The plants and animals that live on to...
11/15/2011
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