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I found Ron to be the consummate professional. He is extremely skilled and accomplished at all phases of the sales process. His hard work and negotiating skills were the deciding factor in closing the sale of our home in less than 90 days at 97% of our asking price. That is a real accomplishment, as our home was priced at the upper end of the market where buyers were far and few between.

I would highly recommend Ron’s services for anybody looking to purchase or sell a home in this area.


Mr. Welsh provided excellent service all the way from house hunting through the closing and beyond. I am a first-time home buyer, and he was very patient with my many questions and took the time to educate me in the process. He understood what I was looking for and found the right place for me. Mr. Welsh has my highest recommendation.
MF LloydA1

We were looking for a unique house with character. Ron took the time to understand our needs and was patient with us as we spent many months looking for the right house. He was always available to answer questions or tour properties, and didn’t push us to commit to something that wasn’t right. Ron was a calm, reassuring presence during our search. He knows both the real estate business and the local market. Ron is an experienced advocate you’ll be glad to have in your corner. He is the Realtor we would recommend to friends and family.
MF Warren

We met Ron Welsh at my former rental property about 6 weeks before we listed the house for sale in early October 2013. The task before us, preparing the property for sale, seemed impossible given the poor condition the tenants had left the property in. I assumed it would take 6 months (at least) for repairs and I could try to be ready for sale in spring. I didn’t look forward to holding and maintaining a Russian River property vacant through a winter and all the effort that would take to manage normal maintenance in addition to the repairs.

Ron was able to find a better perspective and suggested we could resolve all the issues and have the property listed and sold in October, in about 6 weeks. This seemed hard to believe given the unique obstacles buyers would encounter associated with both the area and the recent tenant issues. And of course the prospect of listing just as winter was about to commence was scary. But Ron impressed us with his confidence and strong knowledge of the specifics involved regarding the property, neighborhood and ability to successfully market our former home. Before leaving the property on that first day we had pest inspections and electrical scheduled through his high quality network and were able to complete substantial construction and repair in just over a month.

We were able to hit our target date for listing and Ron had us priced right to get multiple offers within 48 hours. From that we were able to choose a strong buyer and close in under 3 weeks, still in October. What had seemed an impossible dream became our new reality thanks to Ron’s experience and ability to get us connected to the right people and complete our pre-sale tasks.

Aside from all this Ron is simply a great person to know and work with. He is hands on (literally helping me tear down a false wall the tenants had erected) and was constantly extending offers to help in any way he can with the contractor and appliance deliveries. I strongly recommend Ron to anyone looking for a top quality real estate experience.

Sincerely, Kevin E.

Kevin E.

Ron has helped our family members buy two homes and sell another. I’ve also recommended him to several friends over the years – something I only do when I really trust someone to take good care of them. Everyone has really enjoyed working with him and they’ve become repeat customers of his now too. He knows Sonoma County so well and has a great mellow personality. except when you need him to really rally for you during price negotiations – the perfect combo you want in a realtor!
Kelley K.

Ron negotiated our very challenging deal with multiple transacations and deadlines. This was definately the kind of situation the required experience. He went the extra mile to ensure that both our real estate sale and purchase closed on time. This was such a tricky process, I really don’t think it would have happened without Ron there to help us through!
Nick S.

Ron Welsh, has been our real estate the past few months, He has conducted himself, very professional, has been very sincere in our needs of real estate. Dealing with past agents some were not very reliable, Ron was always on time with appointments. It has been a pleasure working with him.
David & Linda R.

I’ve had 2 purchase and one sell experiences in my life so far; hands down Ron Welsh / Sonoma County Properties was best real estate experience I’ve had to date.

This was my first land-only purchase (no house, no anything, just land), so it was very different than buying a house. Lots of contingencies, lots of milestones, lots of considerations. Ron supported a complex purchase throughout, including multi-round negotiations.

Once in contract, he went way out of his way to help me find the right people to do the needed work to confirm that the land was fully suited to build our house, from geotech reports to drilling a well, from engineering docs getting tossed in at escrow to a thorough vetting at the county, we had to accomplish a lot in a short period of time.

In the end, I felt like Ron was really on my side, advocating my position at every step. Thanks to him, our project is well on its way and we should have our new home for the next holidays.

s lietzke

Ron is a seasoned professional that has been in the business for ever. He knows Sonoma County inside and out. I was selling a home in Santa Rosa after moving 1,000 miles away. His support and care for the property and extra efforts were outstanding. You could do no better.