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Drawing upon my extensive familiarity with the North Bay region, I consistently orchestrate transactions that culminate in mutual benefit for buyers and sellers across Sonoma, Napa, Marin, and San Francisco Counties. Employing a multifaceted approach, I assist my clientele in realizing their real estate aspirations through a bespoke framework tailored to their individual requirements. This approach integrates cutting-edge technological solutions, up-to-the-minute market insights, and a meticulously crafted marketing strategy.

As an enterprising individual, I proudly share ownership of a renowned Tae Kwon Do establishment in Novato alongside my husband, emblematic of our entrepreneurial spirit. Our family landscape is enriched by the presence of four daughters, one of whom, displaying extraordinary resilience, navigates life with the unique challenges of Down Syndrome. My deep-rooted engagement with the special needs community is a testament to my commitment to inclusivity and advocacy.

Recognizing the significance of personalized attention, I prioritize a client-centric approach, aligning my services with the unique objectives of those I serve. It is my belief that success in real estate hinges upon the cultivation of genuine connections and the delivery of unparalleled service. I will ensure your needs are met during one of the most important times of your life."

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TERI KAINZ

707.364.2061 |  DRE Lic# 01876760

REALTOR®  | NavigateRE | teri@kainzteam.com

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2567 Prosper Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834

🛏️ 3 Bedrooms,  🛀🏻 2.5 bath,  📐 1,698 sq. ft.

Welcome to your dream home! This stunning 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath Brownstones model residence exudes elegance and sophistication, offering a generous 1,693 square feet of meticulously designed living space.

The open-concept layout seamlessly integrates the living room, dining area, and kitchen, creating an ideal environment for both relaxation and entertaining.

1553 Casa Grande Rd, Petaluma, CA 94954

🛏️ 4 Bedrooms,  🛀🏻 3 bath,  📐 2,775 sq. ft.

Welcome to your dream home! This stunning 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath Brownstones model residence exudes elegance and sophistication, offering a generous 1,693 square feet of meticulously designed living space.

The open-concept layout seamlessly integrates the living room, dining area, and kitchen, creating an ideal environment for both relaxation and entertaining.

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SONOMA COUNTY

Sonoma County beckons with its bucolic charm, world-class wineries, and laid-back sophistication. Boasting a diverse tapestry of vineyards, from the sun-drenched slopes of the Russian River Valley to the cool coastal terroir of the Sonoma Coast. The county offers a rich array of cultural experiences, from the historic town plaza of Sonoma to the artistic enclave of Healdsburg. With its vibrant farmers' markets, farm-to-table dining scene, and commitment to sustainability, Sonoma County exemplifies the quintessential California lifestyle.

MARIN COUNTY

Nestled amid the picturesque landscapes of Northern California, Marin County stands as a testament to natural splendor and cultural richness. Renowned for its panoramic vistas, including the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the rugged coastline of Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County embodies a harmonious fusion of urban sophistication and idyllic charm. Boasting a vibrant arts scene, bustling farmers' markets, and a plethora of outdoor recreational opportunities. Each corner of Marin County exudes a distinct allure, inviting exploration and discovery amidst its timeless beauty.

NAPA COUNTY

In the heart of California's renowned wine country, Napa County beckons with its timeless charm, bountiful vineyards, and unparalleled culinary delights. Home to some of the world's most prestigious wineries and vineyards.  Beyond its vineyard-draped hills, the county boasts a rich tapestry of cultural attractions, including art galleries, historic landmarks, and vibrant festivals celebrating local arts and heritage. From the quaint streets of downtown Napa to the scenic beauty of Calistoga, residents are enchanted by the county's scenic vistas.

SAN FRANCISCO

Living in San Francisco offers a unique blend of cosmopolitan vibrancy, cultural diversity, and breathtaking natural beauty. From the iconic landmarks of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz and Angel Island to the historic neighborhoods of Chinatown and the Mission District, the city is a tapestry of eclectic sights and experiences. With its mild climate, progressive attitudes, and innovative spirit, San Francisco is a dynamic urban oasis that captivates the imagination and fosters a deep sense of community among its diverse inhabitants.

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I believe my business has a responsibility to serve, connect, grow and protect the communities I operate in.

If you live here already, you know how blessed we are. If you're considering living or investing here, you've probably experienced some of the area's extraordinary possibilities: City living with country settings and small-town communities; enthralling agricultural beauty, and true farm to fork lifestyle, If Sonoma County, California is your real estate destination, you've arrived at the right spot. Whether you're looking to buy your first home - or to sell an estate - expect nothing less from me than a Meritage blend of real estate expertise, professional service, creativity, and a passion for achieving your goals. 

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Agent Testimonials

Teri Kainz is a realtor par excellence. She’s truly the professional you need to buy or sell. We feel so lucky to have met her and to have worked along side her and her team to sell our home. She’s whip-smart, efficient, motivated—and a great communicator. She’s experienced and knows the way to get it done—I afraid to go that extra mile, extra step, to secure her clients the best outcome. You’d be lucky to work w Teri!

-Kerry Enright

We worked with Teri to buy our new house and sell our existing townhouse in Petaluma. In a difficult market, she educated us about the dynamics of finding a new home in the community— and helped us find our dream home so quickly. She also was incredibly thoughtful in the way she worked with us to prepare to sell our existing home. In both cases, she used very relevant and timely data to formulate her recommendations, and always shared her vast experience as well. She is a great negotiator, and we felt so good about where we landed on price points for both the purchase and the sale. Executing both transactions went so smoothly— Teri and her team made it so easy— from their due diligence to coordinating inspections, recommending service providers and financing options, and transferring utilities. They spent a lot of time with us— helping us take measurements, bringing flowers and doormats for staging! We feel like we have not only found a great colleague and resource, but we have also made a new friend. We highly recommend Teri Kainz and her team.

-Jill & Larry

Teri was introduced to us by a close friend who has known, and greatly respected, her since they attended high school together decades ago. This was one of the most valuable referrals we have ever received! Not only is Teri a wonderful person to spend days touring towns and homes with, but she's extremely knowledgeable, and most importantly, takes great pride in working with integrity. She worked with our calendar, when we were able to make trips into the area, shared her significant insights into the tradeoffs inherent in different options available to us, and NEVER made us feel rushed or pressured to do anything we did not want to do. Even after "the checks cleared", she's been nothing short of an extraordinary resource and friend to us, as we continue to build relationships in the community.

-Thomas & Adrian

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Every Home Has A Story... We Would Love To Tell Yours!

Each property is different and requires a unique approaching to marketing. You and your listing agent will work together and agree upon the best strategy for positioning your home for sale. We approach each real estate transaction differently - working diligently to ensure that each property has its own unique personality and purpose.

Our marketing team of designers, analysts, artists and technology gurus are constantly offering strategically driven marketing solutions and custom tailored work to meet the individual needs of our clients.

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Better companies make better communities.

We believe our business has a responsibility to serve, connect, grow and protect the communities we operate in.

OUR VALUES

Independence is worth preserving. Our independence matters more than our size. It allows us to prioritize our community involvement and better serve our agents and clients.

Social impact at the center

Everything we do has a cause and effect. We maintain a responsibility to contribute to every community in which we operate.

Communities over shareholders

If our business has to grow at the expense of the communities around us, it isn't worth it. It is important to us to continually invest in building community.

Growth for the sake of bigger impact

We grow our business to become a stronger, independent network of individuals who benefit as a result of more resources.

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Stories about home, health and wealth

Beyond being real estate professionals, we're community members, family people, and friends who are on a continuous adventure to enjoy everything around the cities we live and play in. You can often find us dining around town, having picnics in the park, hiking Rockville Trails, and drinking really good wine from our local neighbors in Suisun Valley. New to town and need some recs? From restaurants to hiking trails and home inspectors to painters, we've got you covered. Us Navigators are as passionate about the lifestyle as we are about helping you create your own.  Below are some of our favorite local places to truly experinece our community.

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Over the past year or so, a lot of people have been talking about how tough it is to buy a home. And while there’s no arguing affordability is still tight, there are signs it’s starting to get a bit better and may improve even more throughout the year. Elijah de la Campa, Senior Economist at Redfin, says: […]
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Ways To Use Your Tax Refund If You Want To Buy a Home

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