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Sheila Lawrence

Premier Agent

6 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor (15 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
1031 Exchanges

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I love being an advocate for my clients...

With Buyers it is important to remember that a home supports the whole person. So, whether they are in the market for a primary residence, or a second home, getting to know my Buyer clients; their lifestyle likes and dislikes, the way they live in their homes, what they do for fun as well as what they do for work helps me to find the right selection of homes for them to view.
 

For Sellers; the sale of their current home is the spring board that will get them to the next stage in their life, whether it's trading up, downsizing, or relocating.  So, it's critical that the home is well placed in current market values, professionally presented and marketed effectively.  

With investment property owners, it is about planning the sale and reinvestment of funds to get them the property with the most upside and to maximize their savings on taxes. (I have authored and taught a class on 1031 Exchanges at the Santa Rosa Junior College through Community Education on this topic, and all the different ways in which you can use an exchange to gain a very real financial advantage.) 

My focus is on laying out the available options, pluses and minuses, and to supply the information and advice my client needs to make the decision that is right for them.

I advise Buyers on the best steps to making an informed purchase.  I want them to be happy with their purchase for years to come.

I guide Sellers through the best practices in preparing their house to stand out above their competition.  I value my clients' trust and I am rewarded by making a difference in people's lives.  What could be more fulfilling than that?!
 
When I am not working I love to tour art galleries and craft fairs, hike on the coast, read, and spend time with my two grown daughters whenever I can.  I aspire to cycle more, do more of my own art, get another Westie (dog),do the San Francisco Stairway hikes and to never stop learning. 

I also serve as Advocacy Chair on the board of EcoRing, a non-profit focused on encouraging environmentally responsible tourism, and raising the awareness of the unique beauty of Sonoma County. EcoRing is the contributing sponsor to the 2012 Eco Odyssey, a twelve day, 200 mile journey from San Francisco to Jenner by bike, kayak, hike, horse, and electric car following the old North West Pacific Railroad route.

Designations: Senior Real Estate Specialist, Certified Distressed Property Expert

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About Sheila Lawrence: I love being an advocate for my clients... <br/> <br/>With Buyers it is important to remember that a home supports the whole person. So, whether they are in the market for a primary residence, or a second home, getting to know my Buyer clients; their lifestyle likes and dislikes, the way they live in their homes, what they do for&nbsp;fun as well as what they do for&nbsp;work helps me to find the right selection of homes for them to view. <br/> &nbsp; <p>For Sellers; the sale of their current home is the spring board that will get them to the next stage in their life, whether it's trading up, downsizing, or relocating. &nbsp;So, it's critical that the home is well placed in current market values, professionally presented and marketed effectively. &nbsp;<br/><br/>With investment property owners, it is about planning the sale and reinvestment of funds to get them the property with the most upside and to maximize their savings on taxes. (I have authored and taught a class on 1031 Exchanges at the Santa Rosa Junior College through Community Education on this topic, and all the different ways in which you can use an exchange to gain a very real financial advantage.)&nbsp;<br/><br/>My focus is on laying out the available options, pluses and minuses, and&nbsp;to supply the information and advice&nbsp;my client needs to make the decision that is right for them.<br/><br/>I&nbsp;advise Buyers on the best steps to making an informed purchase.&nbsp; I want them to be happy with their purchase for years to come.<br/><br/>I guide Sellers through the best&nbsp;practices in preparing their house to stand out above their competition. &nbsp;I value my clients' trust and I am rewarded by making a difference in people's lives.&nbsp; What could be more fulfilling than that?!<br/>&nbsp;<br/>When I am not working I love to tour art galleries and craft fairs, hike on the coast, read, and spend time with my two grown daughters whenever I can.&nbsp; I aspire to cycle more, do more of my own art, get another Westie (dog),do the San Francisco Stairway hikes and to never stop learning.&nbsp;</p> <p>I also serve as Advocacy Chair on the board of EcoRing, a non-profit focused on encouraging environmentally responsible tourism, and raising the awareness of the unique beauty of Sonoma County. EcoRing is the contributing sponsor to the 2012 Eco Odyssey, a twelve day, 200 mile journey from San Francisco to Jenner by bike, kayak, hike, horse, and electric car following the old North West Pacific Railroad route.<br/><br/>Designations: Senior Real Estate Specialist, Certified Distressed Property Expert<br/><br/>References are happily supplied!</p>

Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings

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Past Sales  

(25 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Seller
01/08/2015
$735,000

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01/08/2015 - Seller - $735,000

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Buyer
11/23/2014
$387,000

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11/23/2014 - Buyer - $387,000

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Buyer
11/02/2014
$549,000

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11/02/2014 - Buyer - $549,000

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Seller
04/30/2014
$1,250,000

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04/30/2014 - Seller - $1,250,000

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Buyer
03/01/2014
$555,000

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03/01/2014 - Buyer - $555,000

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Ratings & Reviews

We worked with Shelia on 6 transactions in 12 years. We find her responsive, supportive, persistant and always professional. For example we have worked with Shelia since 2002 and through these years she has worked diligently to meet our needs. We have bought and sold several properties and she has always been there to walk us through from beginning to end of sale.

  

06/08/2014 - wwisely6
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.275M in Glen Ellen, CA.

We worked with Shelia on 6 transactions in 12 years. We find her responsive, supportive, persistant and always professional. For example we have worked with Shelia since 2002 and through these years she has worked diligently to meet our needs. We have bought and sold several properties and she has always been there to walk us through from beginning to end of sale.  More Less 

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Response from Sheila on 06/25/2014

Thanks for this review! You two were one of my first clients and I have always highly valued your trust. You have accomplished a great deal on the Real Estate front since we first met and found that nightmare fixer, and it has been fun watching your progress since. All the properties you've bought have certainly been the better for it.

 

  

01/11/2014 - leahy michelle
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Rohnert Park, CA.

Neither my husband nor I could ever thank Sheila enough for all her hard work in selling our home for us. From our very first meeting we knew we had found the perfect realtor for our needs. She was always preparred and no question ever went unanswered, and we had a lot of them. She always kept us informed on what was next. She also made herself available and was present for any and all inspections. She is very honest and straight forward. It is very obvious that she knows her business and really loves what she does. We have both said that we wish she could be our realtor in Oregon, which is where we plan on moving to.  More Less 

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Response from Sheila on 01/13/2014

Thank you so much. You two were wonderful clients. It was a pleasure to work with you both and very satisfying to see the sale go smoothly for you. I will miss you when you move, but I know there's a great home in Oregon for you, just waiting in the wings.

 

  

06/16/2013 - user6991950
Bought a Single Family home in 2006 for approximately $475K in Santa Rosa, CA.

Sheila found the house I bought in 2006. She knew what I was looking for and found my perfect home. She answered any questions I had, was always proactive, attended all inspections, and always kept me up to date on the escrow process. I have bought four other homes in the past, and this was definitely my best experience. She is thoughtful and smart and wonderful. I am never moving again, but if I did she is the only agent I would work with. Cesca Tillman  More Less 

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