My team consists of Michelle Magnus, Marketing Specialist and Real Estate Assistant, Erin O’Brien, Online Marketing and Website Consultant, and Joe Hughes of Phelps and Associates, on retainer for all mapping and survey data research. Led by our knowledge and love for the wine industry, we are ready to help you meet and surpass your real estate goals.
For those looking to buy or sell a winery in Sonoma, Napa or Mendocino County, realtor Mark Stevens is a powerful ally. Stevens draws from over 30 years of expertise in the region as a country properties specialist, with training as a commercial broker and extensive counseling in real estate investment and development.
Stevens earned a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Washington. His passion for science egged him on to studies of viticulture in the mid-90s, bringing him to his early work with Sonoma Cutrer (Brown-Forman). Over the years, he has enjoyed working with many prominent figures in the wine industry, on the sides of both vineyard and winery sales and acquisitions. He has assisted and advised in completing transactions with the following industry players: Kendall Jackson, Gallo, Paul Hobbs, Patz & Hall, Michel-Schlumberger (Jacques Schlumberger and The Adams Group), Carlisle Winery, and Richard and Saralee Kunde.
“I love this business,” he says. “It is exciting to participate in the process and counseling of property owners and businesses that make a real difference in the intelligent, rewarding use of our lands. [We’re] keeping our North Bay on a firm agricultural footing for generations to come through sustainable farm practices, and supporting a growing wine industry providing rewarding work for our residents.”
Marketing Specialist & Real Estate Assistant
A Southern California native, Michelle spent her childhood in Hawaii, obtained her B.S. Degree in Fine Art and Creative Writing from Eastern Oregon University, and went on to pursue a career in graphic design and marketing. Michelle obtained her Hawaii real estate license, worked as a real estate assistant in Lake Tahoe, and now works with the Mark Stevens team as a licensed real estate assistant and marketing specialist in Northern California Wine Country.
Online Marketing & Website Consultant
A Sebastopol Native, Erin O’Brien is an Online Marketing and Website Consultant with local, national & international clientele. She earned a Masters degree in Education with an emphasis in Technology and Sustainability, and has over a decade of experience writing, researching and editing. Additional areas of expertise include web development, data organization, educational programming & leadership training.
Her business—Erin O’Brien Creative—designs beautiful websites, graphics & content. Defined by innovation, research and excellent communication, she helps develop and meet your online marketing and web development goals. Erin builds creative relationships with her clients that bring out the best in everyone involved. Together with her clients, she designs authentic and motivational content that engages the values and needs of customers and/or audiences while helping them (her clients and their audiences) develop long-term relationships.
Phelps & Associates
Phelps & Associates Land Survyeors is a professional land surveying firm specializing in Boundary Retracement, Topographic Mapping, Subdivisions, Construction Staking, ALTA Surveys and GPS.
For over 30 years, Phelps and Associates Land Surveyors has served Sonoma, Marin, Napa and Mendocino counties. Phelps is licensed by the Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, and the firm is fully insured. The office and field procedures are fully computerized and all field equipment consists of the latest in electronic theodolites with built-in distance measuring capability, along with the best-you-can-get, real time kinematic Global Positioning System receivers.
Phelps is an invaluable asset to Mark Stevens’ team providing acurate mapping, ALTA surveys and boundary retracements. They are exceptionally knowledgeable and a joy to work with.