About Marie

Sonoma County Real Estate Expert. Let Marie help you buy and sell Sonoma vineyard, ranch, horse, and residential property.

18 Years Experience

Marie has been a real estate professional for 18 years. After growing up in Sweden, Marie came to Truckee as an aupair when she was 20. Marie worked in Truckee in real estate for the next 13 years. In 1999 Marie moved with her fiancé to Santa Rosa where they started a new life as vineyard owners, horse owners and she started her local career in real estate.

Having gone through the entire process of purchasing a vineyard that was reputed to be ready to go only to find out that it would be cheaper in the long run to rip it out and start over – Marie has seen the experts that weren’t and the real estate agents that professed knowledge and had none. Because of that painful process, Marie has the sensitivity and has developed the knowledge to make sure your vineyard purchasing experience is as smooth as possible.

I Can Help

I have the experience. 18 years selling real estate in Northern California. I have the domain names: SonomaRanches.com and SonomaVineyardLand.com, dedicated to attracting buyers for properties just like yours. The site is filled with great information for potential buyers of rural property, horse property and vineyard property.

I can expose your property. If you want your property to sell, it needs the right exposure. In addition to exposing your property on the Internet to a worldwide audience on my web site and others like GreatHomes.org. I know from experience which of the publications work and which don’t.

I love rural land and I love to help people buy and sell rural properties. So many real estate agents won’t even get out of the car in in rural areas. I can read a map, work a compass, operate a GPS, and I am not scared of cows.

I have lived on rural land all my life and understand things like wells and septic systems. I can help you understand important issues when you are buying a property and I can help you make sure your buyers are fully informed and you fully protected when you selling your property.

I know horses. If you have a horse property I can help you communicate the unique value of your property to potential buyers or if you are looking for a horse property I can help you sort out the good from the bad.

I know vineyards. Actually, I know more about vineyards than most of the real estate agents claiming to specialize in vineyard properties. I’ve taken the entire viticulture series from Rich Thomas at the JC and know the difference between a good vineyard installation and a bad one.

Vineyard Owner

Since moving to Santa Rosa, Marie has attended the viticulture program at Santa Rosa Junior College, the fourth ranked program in the state. She has been a partner in two vineyards with 30 acres of grapes on 80 acres of land and has been involved in a small (very successful) wine brand. She understands, through personal experience, the process of finding, evaluating and acquiring just the right property. This site was built with you in mind. There is a wealth of information here intended to help you make an educated purchase.

Community Involvement

Marie is President of the Board of Brush Creek Montessori and helped them purchase the school property in 2011, donating her commission.  http://www.bcmontessori.org/

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Our house was being sold under very negative conditions during a divorce. Marie took great care to make sure both parties were educated about what was going on, and did not take one side or the other. She navigated this difficult situation with great professionalism!