Kelly Valera brings over a decade of experience in preparing homes for sale to the Cozza Real Estate Team. Having always had an affinity for real estate, she began a staging company in 2011 and helped her clients make quicker and more profitable sales with her industry knowhow and design artistry. Real estate agents consistently trusted her to work directly with their own clients and it was those very agents who convinced her that she could better serve within the industry by becoming an agent herself.
Kelly moved to the Bay Area nearly twenty years ago from the East Coast and immediately felt at home. She immersed herself in the local community by joining non-profit boards and running several fundraisers that have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the local community and children of Petaluma. Her powers of persuasion, immense knowledge of Sonoma and Marin neighborhoods, along with her innate interpersonal skills mean that she gets the job done for her clients with ease and aplomb.
Kelly’s motto is that she’s never met a stranger and that serves her clients well as they feel like they are being heard and immediately put at ease. She understands that for a lot of people, this is the biggest investment they will make in their lives and makes it her mission to complete transactions lucratively and expediently.
On a rare day off Kelly enjoys pouring over the latest real estate listings, hiking, practicing Yoga, reading or enjoying all that Sonoma and Marin have to offer with her husband Jeff (a Sonoma County native) and her two children, Calder who attends Petaluma Accelerated Charter and Monet who attends McKinley Elementary School.
Kelly has a bachelor’s degree from Mount Saint Mary and stays involved with community fundraising as a member of The Petaluma Community Guild.
I hope to effectively communicate how deeply grateful I am for Kelly. She has been an integral part of my thriving and successful real estate career. I can always trust her vision and completion of each staging project. Knowing she takes great pride in the end result and goes the extra mile to assure a beautiful transformation alleviates the need for oversight which allows me to focus my attention on other aspects of my business. She is a key to my success.
- Colleen Cornell
Kelly Valera walks into a home, makes notes, and then the magic happens. No matter what style architecture, Kelly knows just how to make the home feel welcoming. On more than one occasion, my clients have said they wished they hired her to furnish their home before they sold it! Kelly is a joy to work with and I highly recommend her staging services.
- Laura Slanec
Kelly is remarkable. Her taste and vision are unsurpassed and her rapport with clients is top notch. I know I can trust her with any project I have, and that peace of mind is priceless.
- Peter Chovanes