Carolina Salmonsen

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Office: 707.694.4100

Bio

It’s Your Dream. Own It. 

Carolina Salmonsen – California Wine Country Real Estate

For some people, real estate sales is just a job; for Carolina Salmonsen, real estate is a passion. Carolina “found” real estate long ago…or perhaps it might be better said that real estate found her. Living in and loving the Sonoma valley since 1994, it is no surprise that Carolina enjoys fine food, great wines, and the interesting people you will find in the wonderful, diverse and magical area people in Wine Country call home.

Carolina’s real estate career has been accomplished since she first began. She has an extraordinarily innate ability to match buyers with ideal property – whether a cottage, estate or dream vineyard property. Carolina’s enthusiasm and commitment in working with sellers and buyers alike is exceptional, and she is a strong negotiator who works diligently on behalf of her clients.

Being born in San Francisco and growing up in Marin gives Carolina the inside knowledge and understanding about the Bay Area that buyers and sellers need. From Marin to Sonoma or Napa counties, Carolina knows the California wine country real estate market from top to bottom, and is definitely the professional you want on your team.

Contact Carolina directly at 707.694.4100 or e-mail her at carolina@pacunion.com

Testimonials

Leah Jones

This is a note to share my appreciation for your excellent work. It’s a jungle out there in the real estate market. After 5 disappointing offer results, and at the time, unbelievable truths such as “the right house just has not come along,” I can finally say you were right, and I would like to thank you for a job well done. As you know, I had owned a condominium in Napa for 10 years before attempting to purchase my house. I had also lived abroad for 3 years and feared that the proof of foreign income would not be sufficient for qualification in the Sonoma housing market. I had a few musts that I was looking for, but was willing to compromise to get into the market and start somewhere. With your thorough commitment and endless searches, we located a house at Fetters Hot Springs. I was skeptical of the neighborhood, and dismayed by the earlier attempts at houses that were beat out by other more financially prolific offers. The escrow closed in August 2005, and I am now in not only the best of all houses we offered on, but the best place I have lived, ever—including Switzerland. This older 1948 home is adorable and felt like home in the first week I owned it. I would like you to share this letter with your clients who are disheartened by the process of buying a home. When they work with you, they will learn to trust your instincts on finding the right home, and they will benefit from your perseverance. After they successfully purchase their home, they will be reminded that you have not forgotten them with handy follow-up pieces (thank you for the reminder and copies of important tax records) in the mail. I will forever be grateful for your help in acquiring this lovely 3-bedroom home that is full of potential that I love so much I plan to keep for many years to come. Thank you again for all you did on behalf of this gorgeous home purchase

H. Lee Evans

I became acquainted with Carolina Salmonsen as a reference from a well-regarded Sonoma realtor in 2005. Carolina acted as my agent for the purchase of my current home. My wife and I had enjoyed a weekend home in Sonoma for many years. After two years of looking for a full time residence, Carolina was able to assist us with making a final selection. Carolina handled all aspects of the transaction, through the initial offer to the close of escrow. My wife and I were pleased with Carolina’s ability to represent our interests in a professional and pleasant manner. I felt comfortable that Carolina understood our specific needs and had the integrity and competence to represent us in all aspects of contract negotiations. Our buying experience was made pleasurable due to Carolina’s knowledge of local property values and amiable relationships with other listing agents. Her excellent contacts with tradespeople and inspection kept us on schedule and well protected. Whenever necessary, Carolina was happy to go the extra mile and make things happen. My wife and I were so pleased with Carolina’s abilities that we selected her to represent us in selling our weekend home. Carolina set our expectations appropriately, helped to maximize our investment, aggressively marketed, and found us a suitable buyer. She handled all facets of the sale of our home adeptly and resourcefully. Should my wife and I have any further real estate dealings, Carolina would be our first choice as an agent. We enjoyed working with her both professionally and socially.

Mary C. McDevitt, MD

Some boxes in the garage are yet to be unpacked, but otherwise I have settled into my new home, and I am loving it. Spring is coming to Sonoma, and the green of the hillsides reminds me of Ireland. I wanted to express my appreciation for all your help in finding the perfect house for me. You were efficient of my time, and selected homes for me to see that met my specifications. The closing process went well, and everyone was pleasant and helpful. I am delighted to join the Sonoma community and look forward to becoming active in community affairs. Over the years I have bought and sold four homes. This experience was the best

Mark Bierman

This was our first home searching and buying experience, and my wife and I were skeptical and anxious about the whole process – including working with an agent. Carolina was recommended to us by a family member, and our experience with her was excellent in all respects. I believe she made the home buying experience much less stressful and confusing for us. She was very knowledgeable, extremely responsive, super energetic, and very flexible. We didn’t feel pressure from her to buy, and when we finally found the place that was right for us, we felt that she really fought for our interests in the negotiation process and all the way through closing. She will even hold your baby while you tour the house! She is seriously good with kids. My wife and I would highly recommend her

Paul Li

Carolina helped me find and buy a house in Sonoma. In short, she did a fantastic job. Specifically: The property I bought was not one I would have thought to view but for Carolina’s recommendation. She was very persuasive about why it might be the right property, and she was right. I am a first time buyer in the US, and Carolina made the entire process seem simple and stress free. Just about everything happened as she described, including the negotiation process and the result. She gave good advice and inspired confidence throughout. Everything Carolina said she would do she did by the time she said it would be done, if not before. It was a very reassuring experience. The excellent support has not ended with the purchase. Carolina has continued to help to ensure that everything is okay. It is difficult to do justice to Carolina’s efforts in short review. I would definitely use her again. She is highly recommended

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2176 2178 Monticello Road Napa, CA 94558

$1,595,000
4 Beds
1 Bath
2,665 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21726443
Property Type Single Family Residence
Stone barn from 1880 and charming duplex on 3.3 acres. All the country character with income and upside potential! One unit has 4 bedrooms, the other has 3 bedrooms. Both have living room, dining room, large kitchens and laundry. Also listed as MLS #21725107 under Multi 2-4 units.

443 West Spain Street Sonoma, CA 95476

$799,000
1 Bed
1 Bath
753 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21723247
Property Type Single Family Residence
This vintage cottage is nestled among mature landscaping on a double-sized lot. City of Sonoma allows a larger home to be added and the cottage would become the guest house. All these possibilities and less than a mile from the Historic Sonoma Plaza.

22050 Bonness Road Sonoma, CA 95476

$750,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,600 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21723245
Property Type Single Family Residence
Ready to build your country dreams next Spring on nearly 3 level acres with vineyard views. Approved plans for contemporary single-level home by renowned architect, Strata, with pool are included in this offering. Permits are ready to be pulled, 2013 well and electricity in place. The existing house is perfect for glamping while you build. Roche and Robledo are just a few of your neighbors as you watch the sunsets over the western hills.

961 Broadway Sonoma, CA 95476

$497,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,408 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21720731
Property Type Single Family Residence
Moderate income home, buyers to qualify with the City of Sonoma. Darling 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath and 1-car garage. High ceilings throughout and master suite features walk-in closet. Sliding doors lead to private and fenced patio. Close to schools, shopping and transportation. Less than a mile to the Plaza and ready to call Home!