"We highly recommend Yvette Preute, who helped us find a home in Petaluma this spring. We met her at an open house she held for a listing she had and began working together after that. She was always accessible and responsive to our questions; flexible in working with our schedules; unfailingly patient as we explored a range of properties in different neighborhoods, to figure out what we wanted; and knowledgeable and helpful through escrow and, now, into our actual ownership of a property. Being new to Petaluma, we greatly benefitted from Yvette’s professional expertise and generous and friendly support in a difficult buyers’ market."
"We have been thinking of downsizing for a long time and Yvette has kept us abreast of the market and what would work for us. She took the time to 'listen' to our needs and concerns. I cannot say enough good things about Yvette. She is professional, kind, and cares not only about her client(s) but all parties involved. Her communication skills are exemplary, she is honest and professional. She was spot on with her recommendations of what to repair or hold off and let the new owner decide. Yvette is well connected to the community and was able to get multiple referrals for all the work we needed to complete first. Yvette is in it for the long term and building lasting relationships. I love how she puts a positive spin on every situation. She is knowledgeable about her profession and passionate about it! She made the process easy to understand and we appreciated her patience and expertise. Our "home" sold quickly, easily and we couldn't have done it without her. This was a journey. Dave and I are extremely grateful to have worked with you!
"Having Yvette and Tom Preute on our team, when selling our west Petaluma home, was an exceptional experience. They are organized, attentive, professional, and committed to their client. We are so pleased with the way things turned out. We would recommend Yvette and Tom to anyone who is interested in buying or selling a home.
"When we sold our home in Southern California last November and moved away from the town we had lived in since 1967, we were just a bit stressed. Nor had we fully anticipated how low inventory in Rohnert Park and Cotati would be. Yvette Preute was a god-send for us. Patient, kind, and very generous with her time, she offered constant encouragement and was always willing to show, reshow, and discuss in detail the advantages and problems with each property. She took the time to listen carefully to our expectations, to get to know us and to understand what we were needing at this point in our lives. When we finally chose a well located home, Yvette got us through a long list of inspections, negotiations with the sellers, and a very short escrow with amazing efficiency. We could not be happier, or more grateful, with the care and assistance we received."
"There is so much to say about the incredible experience we had working with Yvette. From the very first moment, we easily connected with Yvette as she brings such warmth and a down to earth approach to her interactions. Throughout the time we worked with Yvette she was a skilled, timely and transparent communicator. The depth of knowledge and experience she brings was evident, as was her ability to advocate and negotiate on our behalf. She is a person of the utmost integrity and character and it clearly shows in how she communicates with you as her clients but also with other people in the home buying process. I always thought the home buying process would be filled with stress at every corner, but Yvette made it virtually stress-free and helped us navigate it with ease. It was an absolute joy working with Yvette! We can’t recommend her enough."
"It's hard to put into words how grateful we are that we got to work with Yvette. After working with a few other agents in other parts of the Bay, thank goodness we finally found her.
We were tough clients, with very specific needs and a unique vision for our dream home, and Yvette more than delivered. She was an indispensable member of the team, and became like family over the course of the months we worked together. She spent countless hours on the phone with us and countless weekends touring houses she found for us that met our ever-changing specifications. She was always responsive, available, and flexible, and we never found ourselves waiting on her for information or action. She listened deeply, she made us feel so cared for, she calmed us down when we got nervous. When we decided to pivot our vision (many times), she was right there with us, never missing a beat.
Her dedication, professionalism, knowledge of the market, and excellent people skills landed us in the house that was always meant to be ours. Now we send all of our interested friends and family her way immediately. Buying a house can be scary; Yvette makes it easy and fun. We cannot recommend Preute Homes more strongly."
"From the minute we first met with Yvette I knew there was something different about her. She was genuinely curious about who we were, why we were buying a house, and what stage of life we were in. She recommended fantastic people to work with including a mortgage broker, plumber, and home inspector.
The market is crazy right now especially for first time home buyers. It's easy to get out bid and discouraged, but with Yvette we never lost hope and were able to buy a beautiful house. Chances are we'd still be looking for a house without Yvette's knowledge and experience. She's now helping my parents buy in the area."
"We just closed on our first home and we have Yvette to thank...we could not have done it without her. She found us a house off market due to her working relationship she has with other realtors. She is well respected in the industry and it's obvious why. Yvette is responsive, knowledgeable, patient and always calming in what we found can be a very stressful process. As first time buyers we had so many questions and she was always there with an honest and informative answer that helped us make smart decisions. We truly cannot recommend her highly enough."
"We felt like we were her only clients! We definitely were not. Yvette was amazingly knowledgeable, resourceful, and patient with us. As first time homebuyers with a relatively unimpressive budget; we were worried a realtor might focus more on their big fish clients. Especially right now with the market as crazy as it is. This never the case! Yvette was always available, and ready to show, tour, and advise. Even when we moved the search over a few towns, she was upbeat, positive and right there with us."
Her previous work experience includes Vice President/Branch Manager of three financial institutions in Marin, and Director of Sales and Marketing at Ramekins Event Center/Culinary School in Sonoma. As the top producer, Yvette led the sales team at Ramekins to achieve record growth, resulting in Ramekins becoming one of the premier destinations for private events in Wine Country. Yvette holds a Bachelor's Degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Yvette has extensive knowledge of the North Bay, including schools, neighborhoods, restaurants, and unusual locations to visit, and she is excited to share with clients the wonders of living in this area. Yvette has lived in Wine Country for 20 years with her husband (Tom) and two sons (Noah, 23, San Francisco State, and Luke, 21, Pace University, New York ).
Yvette looks forward to assisting you and your family as homeowners in Wine Country.