Buying a home or selling a house in Sonoma County? Thinking of investing in Sonoma County real estate? Ready for retirement living, but not sure where you'll go? Wondering about options? Unable to keep up your mortgage payments? Want to know your alternatives? Want help buying a bank owned or short sale property? Wondering if a green remodel will really enhance your home's value? Confused by conflicting real estate information?
Looking for an experienced and intelligent Sonoma County REALTOR to talk with? Want a highly credible agent to negotiate on your behalf? ASK'S Broker, Sharon Hawthorne invites your inquires.
ASK Realty's mission is to provide expert real estate guidance and assistance. From well-researched relevant information and first-rate vetted referrals to savvy representation and diligent advocacy, my goal is to achieve optimal results for both buyers and sellers — though not both at the same time.
Whether acting as a Buyer's Agent or Seller's Agent, I believe in single agency as the most effective and satisfactory form of representation. I have no interest in attempting to advocate for both sides in the same transaction. As your real estate broker, I work for you and you alone.
Specializing in Sonoma County real estate along the Hwy 101 corridor and westward to the Sonoma County coast — from Petaluma and Cotati/Rohnert Park through Oakmont and Santa Rosa to Windsor and Healdsburg, from the farmlands of the West County — Sebastopol, Bloomfield, and Graton — through the forests of Freestone, Occidental, and Camp Meeker —along the Russian River —from Forestville through Rio Nido, Guerneville, Monte Rio, Duncan Mills and Cazadero.
ASK stands for Access, Service, Knowledge — the inquiry and investigation essential to a successful real estate purchase or sale outcome. ACCESS: to properties you may want to buy and to property specific research. SERVICE: from answers to exploratory questions through managing a transaction to its satisfactory conclusion, delivered in a way that suits you and at a pace that matches your timetable. KNOWLEDGE: drawing on 17 years of experience and training, I will guide you through the overload of information and irrelevant data available through the media to the facts and figures pertinent to your unique situation.
Serving as consultant, advisor, project manager, and negotiator — I am committed to creating a minimal stress real estate purchase or sale transaction. Starting from clarifying what you hope to accomplish in terms of investment objectives, comfort, and lifestyle, we will work together to determine a best course of action for you.
We begin with "getting your ducks in a row". Buying? We'll first identify the character and condition of properties to best suit your needs, then where you should be looking to find them and how much to anticipate paying, followed by a search strategy that works well for you. Selling? We'll discuss where you expect to go, whether your sale proceeds will likely support this, a time frame that makes sense, then devise a plan for making that move as smooth and as profitable as possible.
"Sharon dedicated herself to our search for the right place with tremendous patience … as we defined and redefined what we wanted, relying on her extensive knowledge of west county properties. We feel we'd never have ended up with this house which is so right for us without Sharon as our agent" Carol Bloom-Rifati, Graton
"She stayed in constant contact with me, answering all of my questions, offering suggestions and helping me every step of the way. Thanks to Sharon the sale of my Mom's property was quick, profitable and painlessly easy." Maureen McGuire, San Rafael
"We had worked with several agents in the Bay Area before we decided to move to Santa Rosa. Many were prepared, knowledgeable, and prompt, but none of them had Sharon's unique ability to listen and communicate, to intuit what was needed at the moment. To us this is the rare quality that makes a good sales person an exceptional one." Cecile Keefe, Santa Rosa
"Sharon's dedication to the sale of our property, depth of real estate knowledge, her source of vendors to take care of repairs, her patience, understanding and professionalism, and friendliness, clearly rate her as an "A1" agent." Bill Croxton, Sebastopol
Want an educated real estate professional? I am an Accredited Buyers Representative, a Sonoma County Country Properties Graduate, a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, an EcoGreen Real Estate Agent, an Advanced Certified Green Building Professional, a Certified Distressed Property Expert, and an e-Pro Internet Professional, with a BA in Management from Sonoma State University. And I enjoy sharing my knowledge.
Experienced as a Sonoma County REALTOR since 1993, I have a host of happy customers to recommend me. Yet I am keenly aware that my enduring success relies on a ongoing commitment to excellence —a curiosity and love of learning, a driving sense of personal responsibility, and a genuine enthusiasm for working collaboratively with the many others involved in a successful real estate transaction.
Knowing that receiving exceptional service NOW matters more to you than my history — I welcome the opportunity to demonstrate my skills. Please, give me a call or send an email with your real estate questions and concerns. I invite you to make an appointment at your earliest convenience, so that we can talk face to face and discover how we may work together to accomplish your real estate investment objectives.
Toll free 877-823-8329
Monday - Saturday 10:30am - 6:30pm
Sundays - 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Department of Real Estate License # 01169237