Client Stories: Sheila's Clients Say It Best

Thank you so much for helping us find our new home! You are a professional who stood by us through a complex transaction. We are very blessed to have found you!
Best wishes,

Diem, Jarlath, Dylan and Tyler

Dear Sheila,

Thank you for making the home buying experience so easy and rewarding. We owe you our gratitude for guiding us through our first home purchase! Thanks!

Natalie and Dylan Galante

I am a writer and yet I am at a loss for words excellent enough to describe how fantastic Sheila is.  Her expertise, her ability to hold all the variables, to consult, console and maintain one’s confidence, plan and vision in the process of buying and selling a home are truly remarkable. She is a true guide and advisor.  She knows how to be with people in liminal, change states, knows how to navigate the fluctuations and how to stay on course for the best decision and end result.  And, she knows how to make things happen:  whether a subtle move or a big sweep, she knows the nuances of the art of the deal. These are life-changing and life-forming decisions people are making and she respects the magnitude of the endeavor and yet can stay on the ground, detail by detail, with you during every step of the process. She provides expert teams of inspectors, financial brokers, contractors-- all the people that help to lead to a perfectly sold home and perfect new home. She is warm, funny, clear thinking, always returns phone calls and emails, and keeps you posted at every step and turn.  In life, there are people who help one make turning points and move into the next important phase and Sheila is one of those amazing, visionary, talented, experienced persons that one is fortunate to have on your team.  We are grateful to have her on ours!

Pamela and Bruce Bochte 

Sheila helped us purchase our very first home! We had such a great experience with her! I would recommend her to all of my friends. I loved knowing that I didn't need to worry about anything! Sheila took care of it all!!

Thank you Sheila!!
Sharon Neves, (Linkedin)

Dear Sheila,

You told me when I started the process that you were my advocate for my house search and you showed that throughout. I truly appreciated it. You made the experience of buying a house very comfortable. You were always able to calm my anxiety at times during the process. My brothers were also very impressed by your work as well. If anyone I know needs a realtor, I will definitely refer them to you.
Well, thank you again.

Sincerely, Jim Sullivan

Hi Sheila,

I just wanted to let you know that I truly appreciate all that you have done to ensure that my family and I were able to find a home to call our own.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart... because I know that if it weren't for you, our dream of home ownership would have been just that, "a dream".

Sincerely, Lexi Hollon

Dear Sheila,
What a great job you've done—we appreciate your "can do" attitude, and your being so readily available and helpful through this long process. A big thanks!

Dear Sheila,
My appreciation for all that you've done to help us achieve our dream home. Thank you very much!

—Pat, Tony, Andrew, & Reina

Dear Sheila,
What a fantastic piece of property for Richard. Now I'll know where to find him.

All this wouldn't have been possible if it weren't for your hard work.

As if that wasn't enough, you spoied us even more with the owl sculpture, my owl house and your generous gift to the Humane Society. You have gone above and beyond for us and we'll never forget it.

Love, Joanne and Rich

Dear Sheila,

I just wanted to thank you again for a smooth transaction and for your excellent service. Since I am new to the wine country, I do not know many people there yet but feel that I already have a friend in you. I will recommend you to my family and friends.

Sincerely, Christine Schwartz

When our family decided to put our home on the market, we interviewed a few agents from here in the valley. After meeting with Sheila we knew immediately that our search was over. We found exactly who we needed in Sheila. Our house has now sold and we have to say that it has been a pleasure working with her. We found in Sheila not only an amazing agent, but a friend as well. She is professional, honest and an absolute joy to work with. Her ability to care for every detail made things go smoothly. She is everything you could want in an agent and more!

Knolle family

Need Results?

I was in need of finding the right agent to sell my home, and in a hurry too!   So, I set out to find that “perfect agent”.   After 4 interviews, I felt that Sheila and I connected perfectly.  Having a marketing background myself, I understood the value in marketing and so, did Sheila!  When I asked her about the strategies she would apply to marketing my home, she touched on all the keys influencers and markets that resonated with my goals too.   The next question I asked was how she approached her business and lastly, her reporting and communications on the process.  Well,  not only did she express her professionalism, she practiced it...and in a very warm and welcoming a friend.  She was very communicative on the process, which was also very important to me, since knowledge is power!  So, if you are looking for that “right agent”,  Sheila may be the perfect one for you too!

John Caron

When purchasing our 1031 exchange property, Sheila worked hard to insure our exchange was a successful transaction. She was always in contact and available to everyone needed for the purchase to happen on time. Our lender and agent selling our LA property found Sheila accessible, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. We were lucky to have a great team of people for our first 1031 exchange and we are grateful that Sheila was part of that team. Thanks Sheila!

Hilary and Steve Kinney


All of these and more describe Sheila. For a 1031 exchange, Sheila found a buyer for my Sonoma property (without even listing the property) and helped me find the perfect Marin replacement property.

Without Sheila, I’m not certain this transaction would have been completed in the expeditious fashion that it was. Whenever a glitch arose (as frequently happens in real estate transactions), Sheila was there to smooth everything out. In the end, my buyers were happy, my seller was pleased, and I was elated.

Maria Hilakos Hanke

I was told by friends, family and other professional Realtors that a goal to have my house on the market and sold within two months was probably unrealistic since the market was a bit slower these days. Through a referral, I contacted Sheila Deignan, who after seeing my house and meeting with me said that she'd do everything that she could to make my goal a reality.

The offer I was looking for was made immediately following our first open house. Escrow closed 15 days before my desired deadline. No matter the challenge Sheila was confronted with during the process of selling my home, she showed pure professionalism and class throughout the entire transaction. I was proud to have her on my side.

In the end, I not only found an amazing Realtor, but a great person that I could call a friend. Sheila will be the one that I refer to friends and family and she will be the first person that I call when I move back to Sonoma County.

Thank you Sheila!!

Jenny Davenport

Sheila Deignan gets my highest recommendation! She has been 100% professional, knowledgeable, patient, and supportive through every aspect of searching for, purchasing, inspection, and closing my new home.

When there were no houses for sale in my favorite neighborhood, Sheila enthusiastically created fliers and went door-to-door meeting everyone personally, looking for that one owner who might consider selling.

When a house came up for sale that I liked, Sheila acted fast. The close was smooth with Sheila handling all the many details efficiently and timely.

Ellen Mueller

We want to thank you for helping us find our first house. My wife, my daughter, my son, and I are really happy because we have a house.

Miguel Alvarado

I want to thank you for everything—for being so patient and being so thoughtful. Thanks to you, now I have my own room.

Jessica Alvarado

Sheila, I want to thank you for your help in finding our dream. I'm very happy. Thank you for all you've done.

Martha Alvarado

I have had the pleasure of dealing with a realtor who defines the word "professional." Through Sheila's dedication and obvious caring for her client, she was able to keep digging until she made the dream happen.

I would recommend Sheila to anyone who wants someone who has their best interest at heart. She is so much more than a terrific realtor, she is a protector and friend.

Marty Reddell

When our house went on the market we had already moved to the East Coast.  We are so grateful for Sheila's assistance with some the last minute cleanup matters, and her conscientious attention to every detail concerning the sale of the house.  Our telephone calls were always returned promptly and any concerns we had were thoroughly addressed.  Before we knew it, the house was sold!
Thank you again, Sheila."

Terri Ann

My wife and I immediately were impressed by Sheila’s thorough knowledge of Petaluma—its neighborhoods, schools and other qualities. We immediately decided that Sheila should be our agent and we put our trust in her to find us our perfect home.

Within a day, Sheila had us looking at homes based on our needs and we soon found the home of our dreams. Sheila exhaustively worked with the home seller’s agent and us to complete our offer without a single difficulty. Our confidence in Sheila extended throughout the entire process and we are grateful for her dedication and diligence. Most importantly, our family appreciates working with such a friendly professional and we will certainly recommend Sheila for any of your real estate needs.

David and Lisa Bell

Moving across country is a big task for a family. Sheila Deignan made finding a home that fit our lifestyle, budget and desire for a neighborhood within a strong school district a reality. We were thousands of miles away during our search, but Sheila was always reachable and addressed our concerns as if she was next door. We highly recommend Sheila to all our friends due to her knowledge of the market, consideration of our needs, patience and support, and her negotiating skills. Sheila was with us 100% throughout the purchase process.

Teresa and Mac Tillman

Sheila went above and beyond the call of duty to find the perfect home for me.  Sheila took me to areas I hoped to relocate to and found the perfect home for me staying within my budget and remaining close to family and work. Once we found the home, I was taken step by step through the process until I was handed the key to my new home.  She referred me to the perfect loan person, who also helped me every step of the way, explaining everything as we went. I couldn’t have had a better experience with caring and knowledgeable people.  THANK YOU SHEILA!

Joyce G

470 First Street East
Sonoma, CA 95476
Office: (707) 939-2079
Fax: (707) 939-2042