Sonoma County Blog June 10, 2023

News You Can Use and Market Reports June, 2023

Dear clients and friends:

Welcome to June! Our monthly blog includes all areas of Sonoma County and the Sonoma Coast.

Real Estate Snapshot: Finally, more inventory is coming on the market which is giving active buyers homes to purchase. Properties that are presented well and priced appropriately are commonly getting more than one offer and going into contract quickly. Our contemporary new construction listing in Santa Rosa went into contract within 3 days of coming on the market and closed for all cash 10 days later for over the asking price. Our country listing in Occidental received 2 offers and closed for well over the asking price with a 1 month rent back to the sellers at no charge. Our farmhouse listing in Freestone gained 2 offers, will close in 10 days, all cash, for over the asking price with a 60-day free rent back to the sellers. We’ve included the single property websites for reference below. And we’ve included a “sneak peek” of two of our upcoming coastal listings.

1412 Lorraine Way, Santa Rosa WEBSITE

2975 Joy Rd, Occidental WEBSITE

434 Bohemian Hwy, Freestone (Sebastopol) WEBSITE

Here’s a sneak peek of our upcoming coastal listing on Meyers Grade in Jenner. This unique property has two parcels equaling over 3 acres and ocean views.

Another Sneak Peek in South Bodega Harbour: This property has great ocean and golf course views, an excellent location, is attractively remodeled and turn-key, except for one living area with a separate entrance that has been taken down to the studs and is ready for a custom finish envisioned by a future owner.

Included below are LINKS to real estate reports for Sonoma County and the Sonoma Coast, community information, local news and events, and GIVEAWAYS. If you have any questions, no matter how big or small, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about Sonoma County real estate, coastal or country living, or living in our communities.


Here are the May 2023 reports analyzing data as it affects these specific market areas. The Market Summaries below offer a look at sales activity for the prior month and year, along with current and past year-to-date statistics. The graphs cover several different aspects of the real estate market. Note how some of the graphs break out trends by price increments. Please contact us if you would like more information on the current market.


Below are links to our Coastal Market Reports ending June 1, 2023. Each of these market reports include Active, Under Contract and SOLD properties for the last 12 months. A Market Snapshot is followed by a Market Summary, then the Local Inventory shows full details of every property included in that report.

If you’re thinking of selling or want to know your property’s value, we’d be happy to provide you with a free in-depth analysis, share our exclusive marketing plan and consult on pre-market improvements.

If you’re looking to purchase a property in Sonoma County, we have the tools to help you achieve your real estate goals. Just give us a call or text us at (707) 206-2109. Or email Laura@LauraRichards.Net. We love hearing from you!

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If you want to explore ALL Sonoma County properties currently on the market, click on SONOMA COUNTY PROPERTY SEARCH. Let us know if you would like us to set up a Custom Search that gets emailed to you daily. Here’s a link to OUR BIO. Here’s OUR ACTIVE LISTINGS. Here’s OUR SOLD PROPERTIES.



We attended the first “Friday Nights Live” of the season in Cloverdale on Memorial Day weekend. We had an enjoyable stay in the historical Bed and Breakfast called the PINSCHOWER INN. It was such a fun way to kick off the weekend. There are many fun outdoor music events across Sonoma County in the summertime. Here’s a list below and links to these weekly event websites:

Tuesdays in HEALDSBURG  “Tuesday Night in the Plaza” Website 

Wednesdays in SEBASTOPOL “Peacetown Summer Concert Series” Website

Thursdays in WINDSOR “Summer Nights on the Green” Website

Fridays in CLOVERDALE  “Friday Nights Live” Website

Fridays in SANTA ROSA “Music on the Square” Website

THIS MONTH:  The Ultimate Summer BBQ guide

Tuesday, June 13th: You’ll receive our email Tuesday, June 13th. No give away this month, just a fun summer guide that you can share.  Next month, we’ll include details about how to enter for a chance to score the latest school supplies and gear with a Target gift card. If you’re not on the email recipient list and you would like to be, just shoot us an email to Laura@LauraRichards.Net.

Enjoy the bounty of our county: Share your experiences with us or news we can use, we love hearing from you!

Laura Richards & Kent Byers
Global Luxury Specialist, Broker Associate
Mobile: (707) 206-2109
Email: Laura@LauraRichards.Net
CalBRE #01354895 & CalBRE #01013997
“The Pacific Ocean in Your Front Yard,Wine Country in Your Back Yard!
Laura Richards & Kent Byers