It is not often in one’s career that you have the honor and opportunity to represent a property through an evolution over 29 years. I have this honor with the sale of 886 Chiquita Road. In 1991 it sold for $325,000 as raw land. The owners built their family home, a barn, and developed a high-end Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. When they decided to sell in 2009, I represented them, and it sold for $1,750,000. The new owner virtually tore down the existing home, except for the fireplace, and recreated an elegant European style home with a stunning pool, olive grove, lush landscaping and remodeled the guest unit above the barn. Even though I did not represent this buyer when he decided to sell,
I was asked to represent the sale again in 2012. It sold for $3,150,000. The new buyers have improved the property yet again with a pool pavilion, pool house, outdoor kitchen, petanque court, raised garden area, and many more exquisite details. I did not represent the current owners as buyers, but I am now representing them as sellers with an asking price of $6,995,000.
This stunning estate encompasses the epitome of the wine country lifestyle. It is located minutes from the historic Healdsburg Plaza down a private gated lane on an elevated knoll overlooking the vineyard and surrounding hills.
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I've worked with Kaaren on multiple property transactions over the past 18 years. In every situation, she has handled herself very professionally. I can trust her to be thorough in her work and to get things done. She has provided me sound advice, even in challenging markets. Kaaren has been a strong advocate for me when representing my interests in negotiations. She is well connected and well respected among her peers. It has been a pleasure working with Kaaren, and I wholeheartedly recommend her to others.
Karl Shubert, Research and Development Manager, Agilent Technologies
Kaaren Atkin has handled my real estate transactions for the past eight years. She has successfully closed 5 separate transactions during that time. Several of them had situations arise that I did not foresee. It made me truly appreciate having a seasoned pro on my side during these difficult situations. There are so many realtors out there, but until you encounter a problem or challenge with your deal, you do not realize the vast difference a GREAT realtor makes.
Her depth of knowledge of issues affecting country property and development is invaluable. When I was purchasing vineyard property she guided me through the complicated points of utility easements, water issues, septic, access and all the aspects of vineyard development. Above all, the biggest reason I keep coming back is she is unquestionably a person of integrity. She is authentic and respectful with all she comes in contact with. She is focused, extremely hard working with a willingness to listen and understand. Kaaren understands good relationships create good business. Nobody does it better!
— Jean Fruth, Flora Ranch, Healdsburg
Kaaren Atkin is a pro - pure and simple. She is experienced and highly knowledgeable about properties and property values in the Healdsburg/Windsor/Santa Rosa area. In our case, we were contemplating a major move from the Midwest to Healdsburg. We knew no one and had only a limited understanding of property values and the impact of location. Its speaks to Kaaren's expertise that the first house she showed us was the house we bought - about 5 hours later. She provided us with the right local resources - gardener, contractor, painter and introduced us, as part of her welcome package, to Shelton's (formerly Anstead's) delicious vegetarian panini. She was there when we had questions long after the sale. We knew we had a friend we could count on in any pinch. Most importantly - we bought a fabulous house at a great price.
— Mary Burke, PhD,
President, Board of Trustees, Healdsburg Unified School District