Janice and Steve Best, Sonoma, CA

Pat and Norm’s knowledge of the Sonoma area, of the specific neighborhoods, helped us find a new home.

They are easy to work with, and guide you along in the process of making an informed choice. They are good negotiators and work hard to find the best outcome for all involved in the complex world of real estate.

I recommend Pat and Norm for their business sense, professionalism, hard work, and good sense of humor — all important when making important decisions like purchasing a home.

Ellen Brantley and Ron Vitt, Sonoma, CA

When we made the choice to move to Sonoma, we hired Pat Brown as our agent. My brother and his wife had hired her for their home purchase and my dad subsequently had Pat and Norm Brown help with the purchase of two homes — we figured we’d be in good company.

She and Norm know the area like the back of their hands and they’re patient, professional, thorough, and upfront about the pros and cons of a particular property. They bend over backwards to make sure that the house you buy meets your needs and will help you explore those needs so that you end up with exactly what you want.

We can’t imagine hiring anyone else.

Ron and Anita Thall

As newlyweds, each in a second marriage we acquired our dream home with help from Pat and Norm.  Naturally we each had to sell our existing homes in the process thus having three transactions in a single year. Pat and Norm handled everything and we used their services for an additional two properties sold recently.  Perhaps, if they get licenses in Nevada, or we return to California, we can go for six. We highly recommend Pat and Norm Brown — they’re pros.

Joan Fabian

I depend on my rental properties for income and have used Pat and Norm Brown several times in recent years to make adjustments to my portfolio. This year I sold two four-plex properties in Sonoma with their assistance. The transaction was professionally handled with few surprises due to the sale preparation advice I was provided. Thank you, Pat and Norm!

Sonoma State University Economic Outlook

On Wednesday, February 27th North Bay business leaders attended Sonoma State University’s Economic Outlook Conference at the newly opened Weill Hall at the Green Music Center. The focus of the event was “Game-Changers: Innovations and Leaders Transforming the North Bay Economy”.

Keynote speeches were provided by Sandy Weill, Former Chairman and CEO of Citigroup, and lead donor to the Green Music Center; and Dr. Robert Eyler, Frank Howard Allen Research Fellow in Economics, at Sonoma State University (SSU). Nearly 700 university students also attended the event as members of a large civics course taught at the university. [Read more…]

Sonoma Adult Community Update – 2012

2012 marked a year of transition for Sonoma Valley’s adult communities. Prices and the volume of homes sold had been falling steadily since the market peak of 2005-2006. Prices began to stabilize in late 2011, with 2012 showing marked increases beginning in spring and extending through year end. [Read more…]