If you are considering buying at The Sea Ranch, you should be represented by Michaela Suess. It's simply the smart place to start. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of properties and building regulations here. She understands the aesthetics and principles of the community at a fundamental level. Her keen appreciation of the place, informed by being a resident, is evident in every conversation you have with her.
Most importantly, she inspires trust and she earns it. Her honesty and directness are immediately evident from your first meeting with her. She will dispassionately, and patiently, list the pros and cons of every decision you will make in the light of her masterful knowledge of real estate at and near Sea Ranch. You will be happy you have her on your side when you make offers.
Michaela will not try to influence your decision, only to inform it. When we made our final decision, which was to buy a particular lot, we were happy with and already understood every particular about beginning the process of building. She has connections with local trades that will serve you well. We could not be happier with our experience and are honored to have worked with her.
We are very happy with our experience and gladly recommend you use Hanne Liisberg as your real estate agent/broker. We've known Hanne for over 16 years. Firstly, when we bought our home at Sea Ranch, and then secondly, during the bittersweet experience of selling. She was the agent for the sellers when we bought, and our agent when we sold. Thus, we've known Hanne on each side of a real estate transaction. When we decided to sell, we remembered how fair and reasonable she was to us as buyers and wanted that as we sold. For example, in each case, she participated in making the sale happen, when a few dollars more or compromise was needed. In setting the sale price with us, Hanne used the resources of her company and other agents to come to what we considered a fair price for all. At Hanne's direction, Paul Kozel prepared a beautiful portfolio of images. Our house was presented for sale in many platforms, including national newspapers and periodicals. Hanne also holds a J.D. (juris doctorate). Together with her years of experience she clearly understands all the nuances of real estate transactions.
Michaela is truly the best! She was an absolute pleasure to work with- kind, positive, informative, knowledgable, responsive, non-pressuring but willing to always go the extra mile and wanting to help you find the right home for you- everything you would want in an agent to help you buy a house.
She helped us navigate a tricky market, always over-delivered, and in the end, helped our family find the gem we were dreaming of. She even helped get the house ready for our first visit and went out of her way to make sure we were happy and comfortable and is still following up with contacts and details. She is incredibly helpful and actually cares.
We would highly recommend working with Michaela, you don't need to look anywhere else!
Kristen Winant performed an outstanding sale transaction for us during the busy holiday season. The entire episode achieved great results. Kristen arranged for all the necessary inspections, staging and repairs. She took care of the appropriate steps to prepare the house for sale. She listened well and attended to our concerns. We benefitted from her suggestions and advice when we had to make difficult decisions. She was very prompt with communication and correspondence. Kristin was always available and accommodating. She knows Sea Ranch well and covers the unique details relevant to this community. We have enormous confidence and trust in her.
We were fortunate to find Kristen Winant when we were thinking of buying a house at Sea Ranch as a retreat from the Bay Area. We had by then found something that we really liked online. We had 3 days to decide. Kristen arranged a tour for us and was able to quickly structure a bid that was a stretch but kept within our budget. Our bid was accepted over 3 other bidders. Throughout the process, Kristen was professional and thorough. She has continued to assist us even after her formal role was over.
Hanne has a commanding knowledge of the market she works in and all the technical expertise you’ll need to close a deal, but what we found most important was her rare and uncanny subjective feel for who we were and what would suit us, she was exactly correct. You are in good hands with this woman. Thanks, Hanne!
Carol has excellent knowledge of the market. She is very pleasant, professional, and available. She guided us through home tours, offers, and a successful purchase expertly. In an otherwise stressful market situation, she made it a very pleasant experience
Michaela was a determined and tireless advocate. It was not a straightforward purchase and her input was critical for our success. She could not have been better. Outstanding!
Marianne Harder is by far the best real estate agent we have ever had the pleasure of working with. She is incredibly knowledgeable about The Sea Ranch community, the TSR culture, the Ranchers and the Association. Having lived and worked in the community for decades, she is very well connected, and knows who to call to get anything done, fast. She takes care of everything. We have used Marianne for three real estate transactions over the years, and now that we are leaving the coast, we only wish we could take her with us for all our future real estate needs. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Marianne. She made it so easy! We are very grateful, and wish her and Hanna continued success!
Hanne Liisberg was wonderful to work with. She was always there to answer questions and help us through the process of selling. Hanne respected our property and our opinions. She’s easy to work with and knows the local area well and who’s looking to buy.
It was a pleasure to work with Hanne. She is extremely knowledgeable about the area and the market. Hanne understood what we were looking for and helped us think through the various (albeit limited!) options, both in pointing out the pros but also highlighting any cons. She was direct and honest and she was always responsive.
Michaela is extremely knowledgeable about Sea Ranch properties, and so much more - she has great design knowledge and taste, she is extremely well organized, she is very responsive and pays great attention to details. Michaela went beyond her typical agent responsibilities, and we will be more than happy to work with her again.
I wish I could give Michaela a 10 out of 5! We had such a positive experience working with her from the start: from her open and direct style on our initial call to looking at properties to developing an accepted offer to hammering out many, many details. She is extremely knowledgeable about Sea Ranch, she is professional,100% reliable, and responsive, she has a great sense of design, and is a super smart problem solver. Michaela is very organized and a strong yet playful communicator - what can be a stressful situation was truly wonderful and I think it was her positive spirit that made it so. She's a pro and I highly recommend working with her.
Kristen is a real local expert in her areas. She has been brillant with us, and we got the house in the first shot. Cannot recommend her enough. She was precise in her process knowledge and accurate. She has a deep understanding of her area.
Kristen is the most competent real estate professional I have worked with. She is professional, smart, and courteous. Selling a house is a complex and stressful process. At the outset, Kristen put a strategy in place that was effective. Her knowledge of the process and attention to detail made a big impact on selling the house at the best price and protecting my interests. Through it all, she maintained a calm demeanor that reduced my anxiety in some of the stressful moments. I highly recommend her to anyone planning to sell their house.
We were so incredibly fortunate to have had Michaela as our agent during our recent Sea Ranch home purchase. (She came highly recommended to us by another very satisfied client). We were purchasing in a very competitive market, and without Michaela’s knowledge and expertise, we feel certain that we would have missed out on this amazing house that we can now call our own! Michaela is a long-time resident of the Sea Ranch and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the area and the houses. She also has an expert understanding of how to navigate the current market. It was due to her guidance that we were able to make a successful offer on our house. Additionally, she has wonderful professional contacts in the area (mortgage brokers, inspection companies, etc etc). - which helped the whole process, from beginning to end, go surprisingly smoothly and quickly. We would highly and unequivocally recommend Michaela to be your Sea Ranch agent. And if you, like us, are lucky enough to have her as your agent, you will not be disappointed!
Carol has lived in the area for a long time and has a fount of knowledge regarding the properties and their locales. She scheduled all of the inspections and was onsite to facilitate the inspections. Her proposed (and actual) timeline of inspections, reports, listing date (10 days on the multiple listing), and a date to receive offers all led to a painless selling of our home.
We were thrilled to work with Michaela Suess while looking for a Sea Ranch home to buy this past summer. Michaela has a wealth of information about Sea Ranch, Gualala and the Sonoma Coast. We asked her tons of questions about everything on and off the market, and if she didn't have the answer, which she most often did, she was able to quickly direct us to a source that was able to help out. Michaela is responsive, honest and gave us good tips while negotiating the competitive real estate market. We could not be happier with her insights, patience and guidance. If you're looking to purchase land or a home in this slice of paradise, we highly recommend working with Michaela. She's a gem.
Carol was wonderful to work with as our buying agent. Super knowledgeable of the area and responsive. She is genuine and represented us fairly. She patiently worked with us with several home offers and always had our interests in mind. We cannot recommend her enough!
Tim and I can highly recommend Hanne Liisberg and Liisberg and Company. We have known Hanne for over 10 years now and she has patiently helped us kick the tires on many Sea Ranch homes. But in the last two years, we have looked more intensively and bid on multiple homes. Because we got outbid given our budget, we through Hanne’s help successfully bid on a coastal lot. And then we bid again on a house and won that one, and imposed on Hanne to immediately sell the lot. Throughout all these turns, Hanne has given us candid professional and supportive advice. She is just terrific and is THE realtor to work with for Sea Ranch properties. We also want to call out the very able assistance of Reba Correia in Hanne’s office. Together they got us through all of this.
Kristen is a delight! I reached out to her when my family was looking to purchase a lot at Sea Ranch because I loved that she had recent experience choosing a lot herself and building her own home! Her experience and knowledge have been incredibly helpful -- she's also lovely to work with, uber professional, and a savvy negotiator.
Carol is awesome. Purchasing a home in Sea Ranch can be daunting but her experience, intuition and patience enabled us to persevere. We are thrilled with our house and Carol remains a source of knowledge as we get acquainted with the house and area...and a friend!
Kristen Winant is a terrific real estate agent. She's very personable and professional and enabled us to purchase a home in The Sea Ranch in a VERY competitive market. She was able to do this because of her great relationship with other local agents and because of her intimate knowledge of The Sea Ranch. Kristen and her husband have build their home there and know all the "ins & outs" of the area. She knows the microclimates and the local market. She uses an escrow agent who is also terrific. Our entire transaction was the smoothest and most congenial I've ever been through! She personally introduced us to the sellers, who have been very helpful in giving us a running start with the house. Kristen also gave us a GREAT recommendation for multiple things, including a local handyman who has been very competent. Altogether, my wife and I highly recommend Kristen Winant.
Kristen was a pleasure to work with. Helped us find a home that worked for us and our budget. Advocated for us in the negotiation process. Saved us a significant amount of money on our offer by adjusting our parameters as offer window came to a close. Provided helpful contacts and information in local area. An excellent realtor and great person!
Hanne is by far the most professional of the realtors on Sea Ranch and environs. She knows most houses on the Ranch either from selling them or from social gatherings and understands the buying and selling of a house is a very personal process that each person faces in a different way. So she doesn’t push and is always understanding. She is a great communicator and let’s her clients know what’s happening with the sale at all times. She has good instincts about people and houses and is the sort of person you’d want to spend a lovely afternoon on a Sea Ranch deck with and a glass of something cold in hand.
We just got the keys to our new beautiful home at Sea Ranch, and feel that we were very lucky to have Michaela as our agent. In this very competitive market, with her help, we were able to find a perfect home for our family. Michaela has extensive and intimate knowledge of the Sea Ranch/Coastal Sonoma and she deeply loves the area. Michaela is professional, flexible, straightforward, very personable and absolutely devoted to providing exceptional service to her clients. Through every step of the sale we felt well advised and taken care of and were able to close on the house very quickly. Michaela kept us informed of all the steps in the process “real time”, emailing and texting updates, and that helped complete the sale fast and as stress free as possible. She also has a lot of helpful and interesting information about the area the way only locals do, and our experiences at and around Sea Ranch are all the better thanks to her. Additional bonus about Michaela is that she has great taste and a lot of interior design experience, and she can quickly point out how a place can be transformed and the space optimized. We are very happy with Michaela’s services and highly recommend her to any future clients.
We first met Carol through our neighbors, she had represented them as both their buying and selling agent, and when we finally had the chance to talk to her my husband and I both said that if we were to ever sell our house, she would be the person we’d call. Well, earlier this year we purchased a home out of state and the long drive quickly became too much. On a visit to Sea Ranch I decided that it was time to call Carol to see if she might be interested in listing our home. Carol was very professional throughout the entire process, was always there if we needed anything or had any questions, and was there to guide us through a real estate process we were not entirely familiar with. After listing our home it quickly went into contract after a week of back to back showings and multiple offers. We have done several real estate transactions over the last few years, and this was by far the smoothest from start to finish.
Kristen recently sold our vacant land at the Sea Ranch in 3 weeks and we closed escrow 30 days after. Kristen brings in her marketing insight and familiarity to the transaction. She is sensitive to buyer's needs, plans her marketing strategies accordingly. She offered comprehensive property details, including professional survey of corner marks, which help to clear buyer's confusion and uncertainty. The entire process was smooth and successful. We were fortunate to have Kristen as our agent. We appreciate for her proactive services, knowledge and operational efficiency.
We had a wonderful experience working with Kristen as buyers. We actually found her through a random search for realtors when we happened to be in the area for a short visit as we didn't know anyone in the area. Of the many realtors we reached out to, Kristen responded promptly and even was able to take us around to look at a few places so we could get a sense of the area and offerings. She spent a whole morning with us and our very active young kids and was patient and helpful even when it was obvious that we were just starting our search and in "browsing" mode.
For the next few months, we were completely occupied with distance learning and pandemic life, but Kristen continued to send us regular email updates about places on the market. We finally saw a place that seemed to be what we were looking for, and Kristen was able to get us in to see it. It turned out to be our dream home, and Kristen expertly advised and represented us through the process. I don't think we would have gotten the place if it wasn't for Kristen. She also made the contract process seamless, using technology to help us track various deadlines. We were thrilled with Kristen's work. On our move in day, she showed up with pizzas so we wouldn't have to worry about cooking as we set up the place. She thinks of everything, has amazing taste, and is just a generally nice and down to earth person to boot. She has our highest recommendation.
I had known Carol as a Sea Ranch neighbor and found her engaging and fun, and when I became her client upon deciding to sell my house, I saw her professional side, which was not only engaging and fun but also competent, caring, extremely detail-oriented, prudent and savvy all along the way. I had no fear that any lack of attention on my part or any ball dropped by anyone involved would undermine our goal to get the highest and most trustworthy offer and close the deal. She was even thorough enough to ensure that in a worst-case scenario, if escrow fell through due to a fault of the buyer, there was a negotiated backup offer waiting in the wings to take its place. Because I was out of state and it was COVID times, it fell to Carol to help with the removal of my family's personal items from the house, and many other tasks that she took on with enthusiasm. Unlike my previous realtor when selling my San Francisco condo, Carol didn't farm out the staging and photography jobs to high-priced vendors, and I didn't have to pay extra for those things even though the photography by her award-winning photographer husband was superb, and she included, at no cost to me, much of the staging furniture in the deal so the buyer could buy a house that was truly turn-key. All in all, I felt very well taken care of and very effectively served by Carol's diligence, devotion and good humor. I would recommend her highly to anyone needing a great realtor. She's the best.
My husband and I purchased our house on The Sea Ranch in December of 2017. We were living in Georgia at the time and were looking to retire back to California. Hanne was such a great help in finding the right house for us. Shopping for a house long distance is difficult, but she made sure that everything ran smoothly, from showing us houses of interest to completing the final paperwork from Georgia for our purchase. She was always available to answer our questions and to find positive solutions to any problems that arose. 3 years after purchasing our Pine Cone house, we decided to downsize and move to the hillside of The Sea Ranch. This move would prove to be a bit more complicated due to the Covid outbreak and also the time frame needed to simultaneously sell our home and buy another. With Hanne's help and expertise, including positive suggestions on how to best present the house we were selling, we were able to easily accomplish this in September of 2020. I would highly recommend Hanne to anyone interested in a house purchase. She is extremely competent in the area of real estate and also very enjoyable to work with.
Kristen’s upbeat personality and “can do” attitude paved the way for a very pleasant and smooth home purchase process. She was quick in arranging several homes to show us as soon as it was safe to do so (following the pandemic shelter in place order). She thoughtfully planned the tours so that we could maximize our time seeing different homes. The timing was perfect as the buying market picked up quickly after we made the offer on our home. Had we waited a few more weeks, we might have found ourselves in multiple offer situations. Kristen kept detailed notes on the many follow up items and questions that we had and was extremely responsive in answering those questions. She provided sound advice and contacts that helped move the process through escrow. Everything went according to plan and we couldn’t be happier. We highly recommend working with Kristen.
We were very fortunate when we made a phone call to a Realtor’s office in late June and Kristen picked up the phone. In two months we went from dipping our toes in the water to being owners of a Sea Ranch property, and we couldn’t have done it without Kristen. She was an excellent partner throughout the process, providing insights on the Sea Ranch area, giving thoughtful and pragmatic perspectives on various properties, guiding us through the negotiation process, and keeping things moving through the Close process. She was always available when we needed her help, and if there was something she didn’t know, she would find out. She is professional and knowledgeable, and has a wide range of contacts to help with various aspects of the process. Kristen is a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend her.
Where do I start? We met Kristen when she showed us a home that we asked to see and she stepped in for the realtor. She stayed in touch, and then the stars aligned. She listens so well, and she kept us informed so that when the time came to discuss a new place in The Sea Ranch, we naturally went to Kristen. She walked us through several options, including buying a lot and building, but we ended up selling our place and buying another at the same time and during one of the biggest inventory shortages the TSR has ever seen! How she found the perfect place for us and got us what our house was worth at the same time was amazing. Then, she sold us the lot next door to the new place! Wow, she is amazing.
Hanne and her team did a wonderful job for us in selling our very special Sea Ranch home, which is the only one yet listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The sale involved a couple of complicating factors that Hanne handled very skillfully. First, we wished to complete our sale before we purchased our next home, which presented some delicate timing issues. Second, our original grant deed contained an error by the original title company, which had to be corrected in the eleventh hour before our sale could close. Hanne orchestrated solutions to both of these stressful complications coolly and efficiently. We highly recommend Hanne and her team.
We retained Hanne Liisberg in the sale of our property at the Sea Ranch California. I recommend her wholly and without reservation. Hanne possesses a broad and comprehensive knowledge of the market she serves-with an eye to design uncommon in real estate sales. Ms. Liisberg demonstrates an extraordinary matchmaking attribute, reconciling needs and desires of potential buyers with the specific attributes of a seller's property. As both broker and agent, Hanne executes her fiduciary responsibilities with total professionalism-prompt, responsive and ever conscious of the need to consummate the transaction with ease and expediency for both buyer and seller.
Hanne helped us to find a great house in The Sea Ranch, California in September 2020. She had previously helped us with our first Sea Ranch property purchase 3 years earlier and although we loved our first house, we decided to downsize. Attempting to sell our current house while trying to find/ finance another house was not the easiest thing to do, especially with the Covid pandemic soaring. With Hanne's expert advice and keen knowledge of the area we made a very smooth transition. Hanne is a very competent real estate broker and enjoyable to work with. I highly recommend her for all of your real estate needs.
Working with Kristen was a great experience. We had limited knowledge of the Sea Ranch, and she was quickly able to give us the lay of the land while coming up to speed with our requirements for property. TSR has a general easy going "beach attitude" but Kristen understood our Bay Area need for responsiveness and details. She was able to explain how the market was different in this area, and helped wrangle the other parties involved in our purchase to get them to respond when we needed answers. To top it all off, she's super nice! Really personable and friendly while still being efficient and knowledgable.
Kristen is a spectacularly responsive broker for The Sea Ranch area. This year was extremely competitive and through Kristen's extreme responsiveness and personal network, she found me an amazing house that I bought before it went on the market! During the process of close, she was extremely on top of everything communication-wise and organization-wise even including helping my mortgage broker find an appraiser since they were so busy! I strongly strongly recommend using Kristen if you are looking for a place up on the Mendonoma coast. She's great!
We just spent our first night in our wonderful new home at The Sea Ranch and we couldn’t be more satisfied with the service and support we received from Hanne Liisberg. Hanne’s perseverance, professionalism and expertise is the reason we were successful finding and acquiring the perfect home in this intensely competitive real estate environment. Her knowledge and years of experience with California's coastal real estate is a great advantage. It has been our absolute pleasure and good fortune to work with Hanne Liisberg.
Being new to the home buying process I chose Hanne based on the level of professionalism, attentions to detail, and evidence of design awareness in her listings. Those qualities reflected in her command of the process, and her ability to communicate the inevitable complexities of escrow to someone new. Hanne and her team kept us up-to-date, and gave solid advice in areas where we were had little knowledge and helped us navigate it all comfortably. We're happy with out new home. I would highly recommend her and her team.
Hanne is an extremely knowledgeable, professional, trustworthy and delightful Lady! We wanted to find just the right place in Sea Ranch and Hanne was exactly the right person to help us! We were in touch via email for 6 months and then in person as our hunt became more deliberate. We are now proud new owners of a perfect place for us. We are writing this enthusiastic advocacy of Hanne overlooking the Gorgeous Pacific Ocean in our new home! Hanne is The Best!
Kristen was a pleasure to work with! She lives in, loves and knows Sea Ranch. She is focused on your needs with no pressure and truly enjoys working with buyers. We especially appreciated that she brought with her from prior careers incredible organization and communications skills. She was a very effective negotiator and facilitator throughout the buying process making it easy and pleasant for all. Thanks Kristen!
Kristen was wonderful to work with. You wouldn't think she only had 2 years experience! She was "on it" from start to finish, keeping us posted throughout the whole process (she sold a lot for us at Sea Ranch), responding quickly to everything, doing a great job of marketing, and showing that she wanted to do this job! I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a realtor to work with.
Hanne and her team are thorough and professional. They make the buying process simple and stress-free. Hanne completely understands the local market; The Sea Ranch is unique, and she is a master at covering all the local conditions. Never felt any pressure, but once decisions are made, she responds quickly and moves the deal to closure. An excellent realtor and a wonderful person!
Working with Kristen was great from start to finish. She had the big picture but also kept us up to date on every detail. She took every text email or call from us right away and with the best attitude. She has even helped get things arranged after the sale, meeting service providers at our house in our absence etc. In short, she was great and we’d be happy to work with her again.
Carol handed the very fast sale of our house during all of the complications of the pandemic with excellent attention to detail, keeping the process moving forward. She was very reassuring as we were in a simultaneous buying position elsewhere that everything would be completed in a timely manner. We would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a top level agent.
Carol maneuvered my multi-generational family--which was spread throughout the state-- through a somewhat complex sale masterfully. She had her finger on a changing market for sales, used great communication skills and was able to anticipate next steps for us all the way. She is very organized and extremely professional. I highly recommend her!
Hanne Liisberg has been more than spectacular in selling our very uniquely situated oceanfront property. Friends raved about the on-line listing that she created, both with aerial and inside views. We left for the Thanksgiving holiday so she could show the home easily, and when we returned, we had two offers, one of which we happily
Kristen was extremely professional and always responded promptly, often within minutes of receiving a text or email. Her in-depth knowledge of the area and especially, the local Sea Ranch Rules made the home-buying process easy and brought us peace of mind. She truly is on your 'team' and a pleasure to work with.
Kristen is fantastic. She worked hard to understand exactly what we were looking for and then zeroed in on likely properties, and negotiated with seller so that both we and the seller were satisfied. We were not easy clients, but Kristen managed every twist and turn amazingly. I highly highly recommend Kristen!
We feel truly lucky to have found Hanne! She knows Sea Ranch extremely well, has great connections, is organized, punctual, and thoughtful. All around, she is simply a pleasure to work with! We will definitely call her next time we want to buy or sell in Sea Ranch and we will recommend her to our friends.
Hanne is the premier agent in the Sea Ranch for both sellers and buyers for a very good reason. She makes your needs her top priority. She has local contacts to get any job done on time. And she is a crazy selling machine. Also incredibly nice. We couldn't be more pleased with the results of our sale.
Kristen did a great job for us. She worked hard to find properties that had not hit the MLS, enabling our successful acquisition without having to deal with an incredibly competitive field of buyers. She was and is a pleasure to deal with.
Best experience I've ever had with a realtor! She dealt with the unique intricacies of Sea Ranch in an extremely efficient way. Her advice on pricing was right on target. She guided us skillfully through the copious paperwork.
Hanne handled the sale of our property while we were in Los Angeles. She kept us aware of the day-to-day changes when necessary, and was always prompt in addressing our concerns. She is thoughtful, professional and aware.
Hanne is exceptional. Her vast knowledge paired with her drive and determination make her the best in the business. We would highly recommend Hanne and her team to anyone who wants a successful real estate experience.
Carol is great. She is very knowable and was always available to answer our many questions. She went above and beyond in assisting with everything. We are very happy with the process and with our new home.
We purchased a lot with Kristen as our real estate agent. She was very knowledgeable about the building process in Sea Ranch and as able to negotiate an excellent price for the lot we wanted.
I am writing this letter of commendation about Hanne Liisberg and her colleagues at her real estate brokerage firm at The Sea Ranch, California because they have just completed a masterfully planned and executed sale of an estate property at Sea Ranch of which I am one of the Trustees. Hanne and her team get well deserved credit for proposing an efficient and dignified manner for soliciting only serious offers for a world class coastal property belonging to the estate. The program resulted in multiple offers at and above the asking price and resulted in a prompt and orderly closing in less than two months from date of offering. Along the way Hanne and team managed all the pre-sale preparations at the property including obtaining all the myriad reports to advise a buyer. Accordingly, I can recommend Hanne wholeheartedly to manage a sell or buy transaction wherever she does business.