Lisa Hemenway

    Lisa Hemenway

    CalDRE #01804115

    I use my previous work experience and nearly four decades in the area to help others find fantastic forever homes in Sonoma County.

    I've watched this area grow into one of the nation's most famous destinations and see its potential in the future. I specialize in buying and selling properties throughout Sonoma, Marin, and Mendocino counties. I'll help you find a home that fits everything you're looking for in an area you'll treasure for years to come. Let me help you find your next home in Sonoma County.

    I first moved to Sonoma County nearly 40 years ago to study interior design at Santa Rosa Junior College. There, I learned the intricacies of making a house a home, from feng shui to spiral staircases. I fell in love with the area, frequenting the county's wonderful eateries while meeting local wine-makers and chefs. Throughout the years, I watched as boutique wineries grew into national wine enterprises. These wineries and gourmet restaurants made the area what it is today.

    How I Got Here

    I've had several reinventions throughout my life, which helped me gain the knowledge and experience needed to be a Sonoma County realtor.

    Designer & Carpenter
    Directly after college, I worked alongside a master carpenter, designing furniture, building staircases, and renovating the historic homes that dot Sonoma County and surrounding areas. I was quickly enamored with these extraordinary neighborhoods and waited for the day I would own a historic home myself.

    Whether redoing kitchen tile or knocking out walls to create a more inviting dining room, I relished every opportunity to improve the restaurants I owned. This work translated to my houses, spending my spare time renovating an Italian Worker's Cottage and a Queen Anne Victorian. From repairing the foundation to installing lighting fixtures, I always desired to create a comfortable space while keeping the home's integrity in mind.

    The area is known for inspiring food lovers, and I am one of them. After spending years in carpentry, I opened five local restaurants. I also operated a full-service catering company, where my team and I toured wine country's top venues and visited local homes. I even hosted two cooking shows on local media networks.

    Commercial Real Estate Agent
    Moving from owning restaurants to selling them was a smooth transition. My first venture into the real estate world was working at a small commercial real estate firm specializing in restaurant sales. For over 12 years, we helped budding chefs find property, train staff, and secure small business funding.

    Call me at 707-290-9337 to get started.

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