We met Carol when we started our search for a weekend home. We initially thought that we would like a house in Guerneville, and we set a price limit. Carol searched for properties with features we wanted and in our price range and toured them and showed us the best ones. After a few rounds, it became clear that my husband was not thrilled with Guerneville even though I loved being so close to the river. After Carol listened to what our family wanted husband wants fine dining, wine tasting, and other amenities found in cities; my kids wanted a place to bike, an ice cream shop nearby, a chance to play in the river, and I wanted a slower pace, small-town charm and access to the river. Carol suggested that we explore a few other towns to expand our search, and she said she thought we'd get what we all wanted in Healdsburg. So we started looking there, and then one day in January, Carol called because she saw 2 homes, one in particular that she felt would meet our needs. She was absolutely right. And she helped to craft a compelling bid (not the highest price but the winning bid) and we closed in February 2015. Carol made our dreams come true. My husband loves all the amenities available in Healdsburg; my kids love riding their bikes to the library and to the Plaza for gelato, or spending a day splashing in the river, searching for rocks on the beach, and I love our friendly neighbors. We feel that we owe it all to Carol because Healdsburg wasn't even on our radar. She really listened and understood our needs and she knew the area so well that she could guide us to the right place, the right home. We have never had such a wonderful agent.