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I believe that each of our lives tells a story — our story — and includes chapters that reflect different parts of ourselves — a manifestation of dreams. As a young child, my dream was to become a Clinical Psychologist, to understand and facilitate the path, both current and past, of those who graciously invited me to join them as an intimate witness in their life journey. For 27 years, I resided in the San Francisco Bay Area and lived that dream. When my daughter left home for college in 2007, I was excited to begin yet another chapter — one that would expand my role as an intimate witness in people’s lives to include “The Home as a Metaphor for the Self.” I left the Bay Area to head north where I had purchased 20 acres in 2002 - to build upon and embrace new dreams— to begin a new life on the extraordinary North Coast and simultaneously become a Realtor, a Professional Facilitator for those seeking their dream home on the North Coast of California. Having always loved the world of Design and Architecture and dabbled as a visual artist in the medium of photography, I was thrilled to spend hours photographing and sharing special Sea Ranch/Gualala homes with those seeking the same. As a Realtor, it became immediately obvious to me that my role was not only to matchmake buyers and sellers, homes and aesthetic but to serve as an intermediary, a visionary of sorts where the medium of photography could bring a space to life and thus another dream was born: to capture, communicate and preserve the emotions and aesthetic of space through the art of photography.
Joan O’Connell, an esteemed and well-respected Broker of 40 years, and I immediately joined forces to create a top producing Team on the North Coast where our diligence, integrity, and passion about what we do and how we do it dictates our life work. This is evidenced by the fact that the Coldwell Banker Brokerage where we were affiliated for more than a decade annually honored us as members of the Elite Presidential Team. As Zillow Premier Agents, 47 five-star Reviews are available for review. All of these life events have led us to open yet another door and excitedly join forces with Liisberg & Company where a shared aesthetic and sensibility abound. We are thrilled to begin this new chapter where more chapters can begin and dreams can be realized. We love where we live and our enthusiasm is contagious. Many dreams of living on the Sonoma- Mendocino coast. Specializing in real estate sales on The Sea Ranch, Gualala, Anchor Bay, Point Arena, Timber Cove, northern Sonoma, and southern Mendocino coastal areas, the real estate team of Joan O'Connell (DRE#00596122) and Diane Wilson (DRE# 01525375) is dedicated to making your dream of homeownership on this dramatic, awe-inspiring, and majestic coastline a reality.