“A stellar professional and tenacious advocate … Her communication was excellent and her attention to detail paid off… She kept in touch with all the involved parties (seems buyer and seller are just a small part of the village of people it takes in a real estate transaction) and helped to assure that the process moved along with minimal hitches.”

Stephen Smith

(full testimonial on Yelp)

“We cannot recommend Sharon Hawthorne highly enough … she really knows her stuff, and she goes that extra mile for you – and then some! We are so glad that we found her.”

Celia Goldie

Mark's Wife

“Sharon tenaciously pursued all our requirements and eventually found for us the gem that we had been searching for … Sharon relentlessly negotiated the purchase price for us … And even when it was all done, she was still there with ‘move-in’ help and introductions to the neighborhood … I wouldn’t want to work with anyone else.”

Mark Hurston

Celia's Husband

“Everything went smoothly from start to finish…. Your considerable knowledge of construction, of septic and water systems, and of the ins and outs of country property in general, was most useful….I really appreciated your attention to detail in everything…. I respect and recommend you for your real estate expertise and for your personal and professional integrity. All that, plus your wry sense of humor made it a real pleasure to work with you.”

Helen Kincheloe


“You were consistently responsive to our questions and concern, to say nothing of the initiative and energy you put to our service throughout….you never lost patience during a negotiation fraught with aggravation; instead you took endless pains to craft our position, at each of many stages, so that our wishes were truly represented and ultimately carried through……we feel fortunate indeed to have found you, and we are recommending your services to anyone and everyone with great pleasure.”

Barbara & Marco Giordano

JC area, Santa Rosa

“When you need a real estate agent that is responsive, diligent, and understanding, call Sharon ….. Her patience and intimate knowledge of the area and the market was invaluable in helping us find the right house for our family. Choose her–you will be in good hands.”

Maclain & Jane Wells

“Sharon dedicated herself to our search for the right place with tremendous patience and flexibility …. managing, both tactfully and honestly, to remind us of important considerations that we temporarily forgot… these reminders were an invaluable contribution. Her familiarity with property in the western part of the county made her the perfect agent for us. We truly feel that we would never have ended up with this house, which is so right for us, without Sharon as our agent.”

Carol Bloom & Sani Rifati


“Your being on top of things made a big difference, and I enjoyed the process of looking with you. Your style worked well for me. We also so much appreciated your letters to the seller which we believe ultimately were crucial in us getting this house.”

Margo and Charlie Klipp


“You have been the reason this experience has been a relatively easy, positive, and manageable experience for us. Your patience, expertise and encouragement has been invaluable. Thank you so much! I can’t believe we have a house! Thank, Thank You, Thank You!”


Rincon Valley, Santa Rosa

“You made the process so much easier….with your close daily contact via phone calls and emails. Even when you were laid up for a couple of weeks, we always felt like you were there to support us. Thank you so much for being such a thorough REALTOR®. I will definitely recommend you.”

Catlin Rice

Rincon Valley, Santa Rosa

“I really appreciate the fact that you listened to our specifications and really stuck to them…. And your continued perseverance even when we didn’t find a suitable property on our first time out….I am sorry that nothing came from your efforts on our behalf, but I assure you that if we ever need a REALTOR® in the Santa Rosa , or know of anyone else who does , we will definitely be in touch with you.”

Note: This couple could not find a home at the price they wanted in Sonoma County but later referred his mother, Adrien Avis, to me. I helped her to both buy a home and then a few years later to sell it to move to a retirement community.

Jennifer Raymond

“Sharon helped me find a house when I moved to Santa Rosa. I liked her very much and appreciated the personal interest she took in finding the right place for me. When I decided to move to Spring Lake Village I called her to help me. She was such a support at every step along the way. That meant a lot to me.”

Adrien Avis

Montecito area, Santa Rosa

“You should be extremely pleased, gratified, and feel just plain fortunate that your company has a person of Sharon’s integrity, dedication, real estate knowledge and resourcefulness. I rate her as an “A1″ agent….”

William F. Croxton


“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. You are very lucky to have her on your staff.”

Cecile Keefe

Northeast Santa Rosa

“Sharon gave us her full attention, listened to our wants and assisted us thru everything. She is very knowledgeable and eager to help. We would highly recommend her.”

The Purcells

Northwest Santa Rosa

“Ms Hawthorne is an excellent agent… She quickly grasped what I was looking for and previewed numerous homes to spare me time and energy. I enjoyed her style; she gave me facts, possible outcomes, and let me make the decisions….I will refer Ms Hawthorne to anyone who asks.”

Michelle Porter

East to West Santa Rosa

“Sharon was simply indispensable; and on many occasions went ‘above and beyond’ what would be considered a REALTOR®’s obligations to his/her client…She has been so kind, gracious, and thorough in her professionalism. We recommend her highly.”

Mary Lynn & Michael Adzema


“Sharon was consistently professional and resourceful … we especially appreciated her flexibility in scheduling appointments that accommodated our drive to Santa Rosa from San Francisco. We would definitely recommend Sharon to anyone buying property in the area.”

Jeremy Hughes & Betsy Dilernia

JC area, Santa Rosa

“Sharon was consistently professional and resourceful … we especially appreciated her flexibility in scheduling appointments that accommodated our drive to Santa Rosa from San Francisco. We would definitely recommend Sharon to anyone buying property in the area.”

Jeremy Hughes & Betsy Dilernia

JC area, Santa Rosa

“We are very pleased to tell you how happy we have been with Ms Hawthorne’s efforts…. She functioned as our buyer’s agent during an as-is purchase involving several inspections and protracted negotiations and was extremely professional, cordial, and knowledgeable throughout this stressful process.”

Bill Zavora & Monique Semp

Westside Petaluma

“Sharon could not have been better. She made the process as easy as possible. I will definitely recommend her to others and use her services again.”

Louis Ganzler Southeast

Santa Rosa

“Sharon Hawthorne was a gift from the heavens throughout the process of purchasing my first home……… I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked to fully participate in the process, and I had full confidence in Sharon’s acumen and commitment ….I came to trust and heed her advice, even when it wasn’t advice that I necessarily wanted to hear. She is a wonderful asset.”

Kathleen Haviland


“My situation was a challenging one… my parents were coming up from Central California for 3-4 days to look at houses. Sharon was prepared with listings and devoted her time to working with us…guiding us through the process start to finish. She was totally professional and thorough.”

Kathy Lebs


“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…. if the need ever arises again we will definitely call on her again.”

Maureen McGuire

Roseland area, Santa Rosa

“Sharon worked with me 6 months sending me, via email, current listing while I got ready to enter the market frenzy in Sonoma County…….. Her competence at looking at each house and condo and analyzing its features and prices were remarkable.”

Renee Lo Pilato

Northeast Santa Rosa

“I was very satisfied with Sharon Hawthorne’s assistance. My needs were especially challenging, I needed a space to conduct a business and set up a painting studio….many REALTORS® would not want to take on such a task, thinking that it would take too much effort, I experienced such a situation prior to choosing Sharon. I would recommend her to any of my friends or colleagues.”

Nora Daniels


“I experienced Sharon as a meticulous methodical businesswoman…I would recommend Sharon as a REALTOR® who inspires and earns your confidence and trust.”

Pat McKenzie

Northwest Santa Rosa