The dynamic duo behind Sonoma County Home Group compliment each other in all the best ways! Angela and Melissa play off each others strengths, and together they work hard to make their clients goals of owning their dream home a reality. Keep reading to learn more about this team!
Why did you choose to pursue a career in real estate?
We both kind of fell into real estate and we’re so glad we did!
Angela- I was approaching year number ten of working at a local grocery store and decided it wasn’t where I saw myself long term. During that time a good friend of mine got their real estate license and I would hear on a regular basis how much they loved it. Their excitement ended up rubbing off on me enough that I signed up for real estate classes myself.
Melissa- I was a cosmetologist prior to getting into real estate, but I knew pretty quickly that wasn’t a great fit for me. After a few years of doing hair, an opportunity to take over a property management company presented itself so I decided to get my real estate license and jump in. After using my license to buy my own homes and to help friends & family buy homes, I realized how much I loved it.
How have you adapted your marketing/business during the era of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?:
Luckily, our primary form of marketing has always been using social media so when COVID began it just forced us to get better at what we were already doing.
What’s the best thing that happened to you this month?:
We both had the opportunity to help each of our best friends move up out of their starter homes into their forever homes!
Are you a morning or a night person?:
One of each! If we ever have an inspection or appointment before 9:00 Angela will always be the one to show up. If you ever receive an email from us that was sent after midnight, that’s always Melissa.
What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?:
Angela would love to go to Italy and Melissa would love to do a few more road trips exploring the U.S.
What is something you wish you could be good at?:
Angela- I wish I was better at resisting online shopping!
Melissa- I wish I was a better cook (I’m sure my husband would agree as well!)
What is something most people would never guess about you?:
Angela- Even though I’m an extrovert and very outgoing, in a large setting I’m really shy.
Melissa- I used to live in London, England. It was a great experience but I learned I’m definitely not a city person.
Must have purse/car item?:
Hand sanitizer and back up masks in case the kids forget theirs at home.
What does a perfect day in Sonoma/Mendocino/SF County look like for you?:
Packing up a cooler and lunch and heading to the lake for a day of boating with our families.
What’s your favorite local restaurant?:
Angela- So many good options! I love Starks, Campo Fino, Willi’s Wine Bar, Barndiva, Toyo, Bird & The Bottle…the list could go on and on.
Melissa- I’m probably not qualified to answer this question as I’ve never been to any of the above and don’t share Angela’s sophisticated palate. I love Amy’s Kitchen.
What are you most looking forward to in the New Year?:
We’re both looking forward to our kids going back to school!
Professionally, we’re excited to continue helping our clients and friends make their real estate goals a reality.