Agent to Watch July 17, 2020

Agent to Watch – David Hargreaves

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In our latest edition of W Agents to Watch we are excited to feature David Hargreaves!

David Hargreaves or some know him as the man behind the ultra-sleek company Modern Living Sonoma, is originally from the UK but has lived in California for over 10 years. He has over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing as a successful entrepreneur building his own marketing business working for brands such as Google and Virgin as well as buying and selling property. So when David made the decision to join our company we knew we were getting someone special. 

Continue reading to learn more about the Agent to Watch.


Why did you choose to pursue a career in real estate?
I used to run a marketing business working for brands like Facebook and Apple in San Francisco and decided I wanted to move up to wine country with my wife. Real Estate was the obvious route out of San Francisco given all I have ever done is sales and marketing and I’ve already developed and own a few properties.


How do you think your clients would describe you?
That’s probably one for them to say. Hardworking, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and has an awesome blog Oh, and a nice accent!


What is your motto?
“Innovate or die.” Coined by Andy Grove, CEO of Intel, this has never been more true than the moment we find ourselves in right now.


What is something most people would never guess about you?
I love nothing more than disappearing off into the wilderness with a backpack and my camera gear into far-flung places like Mt Everest and Greenland


What is one thing people must do when they visit Sonoma County?
We have some of the best cycling around. If you don’t ride, rent yourself an e-bike and explore the amazing backcountry routes.


What does a perfect day in Sonoma County look like for you?
Go for a run or bike ride, coffee at Flying Goat, get what I need to cook from the Farmers market, have friends around, cook dinner with super fresh ingredients and drink good wine.


What’s your favorite way to relax?
My wife, Nancy, will say, not sitting still! Cycling, running, photography, hiking, cooking and gardening but not the weeds and flowers bit, the growing food part!


What’s your favorite local happy hour?
My back yard! Every hour is a happy hour!


What’s your favorite local dinner spot?
Has to be Bravas in Healdsburg or Guiso. I just hope the restaurants manage to make it through these tough times.


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