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We connected with Thera when we were interested in one of her listings in Bodega Bay. As luck would have it Thera is *THE area expert on the Sonoma Coast and we're SO grateful we met Thera! She helped us determine which home was right for our family and negotiated a fantastic deal in this incredibly hot market. Thera was always available for our calls and texts... a total professional throughout the transaction. We successfully closed in just a few weeks and now we have our very own beach house :)
– Greg S.
I have known Thera Buttaro for many years as a neighbor to wave to in passing - Bodega Bay is a village and most of us are acquainted with each other. But I've known her well in a professional capacity for the last two years. When I accepted a position as a journalism professor at the University of Oregon, my wife and I needed to rent our home. It is not a casual investment; it is our home and we intend to return to it. Hence it was critical that the tenants be hyper-responsible. We bought the house new, we kept it in impeccable condition and it was imperative that those living in it appreciated not only the sweeping bay and ocean view but also the house and yard and we wanted the place appreciated as our home so that the tenants would consider themselves guests even as they made it their own home for the duration of the lease. Thera Buttaro immediately understood our emotional and real estate needs. She worked hard, quickly and efficiently to find just the right family. There is no need to write here that I would work with her again because we are working with her again. Our perfect occupants purchased their own house and we need to replace them. There was no question who we would choose to find the new tenants: Thera Buttaro is on the job, showing the house, querying the prospects and making sure that the rent will be paid promptly and that when we return to Bodega Bay, our home will still be in pristine condition.
– Peter L.
Thera represented us as buyers in Bodega Harbour. With her extensive experience and knowledge of the real estate market throughout Sonoma County, she brought professionalism and expertise to a challenging negotiation throughout the process. Always accessible, professional, patient with the seller's mistakes, and efficient at surmounting obstacles with ease, it was abundantly clear to us that we chose the right agent to represent us. She consistently smoothed the way, from researching property specifics, finding answers to our inquiries immediately and offering astute comparative analytics, to executing responsive communication with all parties. In our extensive experience as property buyers and sellers, we can honestly say her knowledge, expertise and professionalism are simply unmatched. We highly recommend her!
– Judy T.
I highly recommend Thera as a sales representative. I would have not been able to sell my home with any other agent. She performed far beyond her obligations as a agent. My property had many unfinished issues that had to be resolved before the close of escrow that were extremely complicated and very time consuming to complete. She personally handled all the aspects that I had no knowledge or expertise. We had 3 escrows with very demanding buyers but she never gave up. I have bought and sold many properties over the years and never had a agent who was so devoted to the task at hand. She would a very smart choice by anyone who wants their property sold.
– Seller
Larry and I have worked with Chris since our first purchase in Bodega Bay 2014. I highly recommend working with Chris. He is efficient, knowledgeable dependable with spot on communication. He made a complicated process very simple for us. He kept us up-to-date almost daily and exceeded our expectation throughout the entire process. You can Count on Kris to handle your transaction professionally with communication you can count on that results in a positive outcome. We have had three transactions with Kris each one exceeding expectations. We highly recommend Kris if you are considering buying or selling in Bodega Bay.
– Mariann M.
Kris has always been on top of everything from both buying and selling of homes. We have used Kris for both, buying and selling of our homes. Our experiences doing business with him has been nothing but excellent. Very communicative, willing to and does explain the languages of real estate to those "not in the know". Kris has also been thoughtful, kind and patient to many of his clients, including us, who know very little about the purchasing and selling of homes.
– Seller
Kris Lepore was instrumental in our renting of a home in Bodega Bay. He is a fantastic communicator, has a positive attitude and is very knowledgable on all facets of landlord/tenancy regulations. Kris is honest and tells it like it is. He is prompt and followed up with any questions that we had almost immediately. We highly recommend using Kris Lepore. He is proactive, engaging and organized. He's truly a top notch guy. Five Stars all around.
– Brian K.
In a time when purchasing a home is expected to be even more stressful than normal (2020) Kris made the process easy. He was responsive and available and spent the time to explain the whole process to us (multiple times) until we knew what to expect. Kris is knowledgeable, professional, friendly and his wealth of experience helped us to make great decisions. We would use Kris again and would happily recommend him to friends.
– Matthew T.
Thera helped us buy three and sell two homes in Bodega Bay. She was patient, informative, and honest in her advice and paid careful attention to all the details of the transactions. Most importantly she listened to both my wife and I, and was able to bridge our differences so both of our interests were met. We are pleased that we made the wise decision to select such a thoughtful and competent real estate professional.
– Buyer | Seller
I have had wonderful success with Thera on three different occasions. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable about real estate, but she has a depth of knowledge that only a long time professional can obtain. Thera is effecient, easy to like and pays attention to every detail. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for the perfect piece of real estate, especially in Bodega Bay.
– Buyer
Thera is a big part of the reason we are now financially secure. She helped and guided us through buying and selling both investment and personal properties. She was able to listen to our desires and concerns and translate them into wise property choices. She's smart, she's determined and she's extremely knowledgable about every aspect of real estate. If she's your agent, you'll do well.
– Buyer | Seller
Kris was very helpful and professional during the process of my purchase. He kept me informed and updated during the whole transaction. He made sure that it went smoothly and was very supportive when I had questions. He is honest and puts his clients needs first. I would recommend him for his expertise and knowledge as a Real Estate Agent.
– Buyer
My husband and I recognized almost immediately that we were working with a real estate expert who had local knowledge beyond that of the average real estate agent. Thera's honesty, integrity and passion for delivering what is right is the reason we are in our home today. We don't believe we could have closed the sale without her!
– Laura S.
Kris knows the local market and will prepare you well to know what to expect in the process. He is very patient and pleasant to work with. During negotiations and/or the contingency phase, Kris provides valuable insights to facilitate decision making. You are in good hands with Kris if you engage him as your agent.
– Seller
Thera helped us with selling our house and finding a beautiful home in Sebastopol. She is very professional and really cares about her clients. I would recommend her to anyone looking for property anywhere but especially on the Sonoma Coast or West County. Thanks again to Sonoma Coast Living Real Estate.
– Laura B.
Thera's extensive knowledge and years of experience working and living in Bodega Harbour made her an invaluable resource. In today's competitive marketplace, real estate issues can be complex and Thera provided wisdom and insights that made her a trusted partner. All our best to you
– Julie & Rich V.
Thera is very knowledgeable about the local real estate market, based on several years of experience. She perceived my needs correctly and showed me houses that fit my needs. She is diligent, very responsive and an effective negotiator. I highly recommend her.
– Smith D.
Kris has faithfully worked with us for years while we shopped for the right second home. He made himself available at short notice, was responsive to our calls and emails and when we finally made a purchase, he walked us through the entire process!
– Buyer
We had the pleasure of working with Kris on two home purchases, and the sale of a home. He is always knowledgeable, professional and fun. He held multiple open houses, and managed to sell our home during these crazy covid days.
– Seller
Thera is very professional and conducts herself with the highest ethical standards. She has looked after my real estate needs, managed my property and returned back to me very good profits.
– Richard N.
We love our new house and are happy to be in this beautiful area. Kris helped us close this deal very quickly. He is kind and professional. We recommend his services. Thank you Kris!
– Buyer
Kris was excellent. He has stuck with us for years while we looked and looked for a home. Great service even after offers were accepted. Stuck with us the entire way.
– Shaun P.


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