Rick Avery, Real Estate Advisor and Founding Compass San Francisco and Sonoma Agent. Drawing unsurpassed knowledge of the San Francisco and Sonoma Valley's real estate markets and more than 14 years of industry experience to counsel each client through buying or selling a home. He has lived in San Francisco for 18 years and lives in Sonoma for the past 7 years.
Rick recognizes that a successful real estate practice is a team effort, which allows him to fulfill his commitment to providing clients with superior service. Hayley Bennett has worked in real estate for 8 years, both independently and with other top producing agents.
Whether you’re selling your property or just starting to look for one, their knowledge of the San Francisco and Sonoma Valley markets will guarantee you results. They look forward to working with you and helping you accomplish your real estate goals.
Swimming serves as an apt symbol of Rick Avery's admirable level of dedication and ambition. Five days a week, or more, he’s up at dawn to swim the bay — a routine he doesn’t break regardless of season. Rick brings this same level of fierce commitment and tenacity to his real estate clients.
Each morning, when he takes in the breathtaking view of the city from the water, he’s reminded of what a privilege it is to live here and inspired to help others achieve the exceptional lifestyle San Francisco affords. Over the last 13 years, Rick has established a sterling reputation as an ambitious and diligent agent with unsurpassed knowledge of the Bay Area market. He lived in SF for 16 years and has owned a home in Sonoma for the past 5 years. He excels by being patient, caring and working at his clients’ pace. "I try to make it easy for folks to complete one of the most significant and important transactions they’ll ever make," he says.
A Connecticut native, Rick resided in New York City before making the move to the West Coast. He holds a degree in accounting from Georgetown University and worked at the prestigious Price Waterhouse after graduation. Rick has been a member of the renown Dolphin Swimming and Boating Club for 14 years. When he's not in the water, he enjoys running, hiking and playing with his dog Bruno.
Hayley Bennett has worked in the real estate industry for six years, both independently and in partnership with other top producing agents. Her background working in public schools and in fund raising have honed her organizational, negotiation and communication skills. Hayley’s outgoing, compassionate personality allows her to interact seamlessly with clients and the community, and her attention to detail and can-do attitude enable her to push through deadlines and guide her clients accurately through the process of buying a home.
Hayley has four children attending local Sonoma Valley schools and plays an active role in their education. She also coaches volleyball at Boys and Girls Club - Sonoma Valley and is the team manager for her daughter’s competitive club soccer team. In her spare time, she enjoys long hikes, working out and spending time with her family.