Dennis and Kathleen have been local homeowners in Bodega Bay since 1994 and exclusively selling real estate on the Sonoma Coast since 2000.

Dennis is a Marin County native who traveled the country and abroad pursuing his cycling career. Dennis’s commitment to the sport rewarded him as a top national cyclist and he was invited to the Olympic Training camp for the 1988 Olympics. Dennis moved on from the Olympic Training camp to racing for a French team until he retired from the sport in 1989.

Kathleen is a Sonoma native graduating from UC Santa Barbara in 1988 with a Bachelor’s degree in communications. Her first jobs out of college were in the investment banking industry. She worked for Hambrecht & Quist and Morgan Stanley. She left the industry in 1992, after marrying Dennis in December of 1991, to start their own businesses together.

As local Bodega Bay real estate agents, Dennis and Kathleen have been part of the Coldwell Banker brand since they started in the business in 2000. They became brokers in 2006. With their business background (having started and sold three prior businesses), their entrepreneurial spirit has allowed them to become Top 1% among NRT (Coldwell Banker’s parent company) agents worldwide (over 45,000 agents) and they received the “International President’s Elite” award – an esteemed designation earned by only an elite few Coldwell Banker sales associates worldwide.

Dennis and Kathleen strive to represent the best in the real estate industry. A personal touch and commitment to excellence has resulted in a clientele that return for service. Dennis and Kathleen have a proven marketing strategy, coupled with strong negotiating skills, providing the service and results that you expect from a real estate professional.

We are delighted to announce we are partnering with a couple we are pleased to introduce to you:  Laura Richards and Kent Byers.  They have similar backgrounds to our own respectively and operate very much the same way we do, providing the highest level of service resulting in extremely satisfied clientele and an excellent reputation throughout their peers and their community.

Here is their biography:

Laura Richards and Kent Byers offer their combined 30+ years of experience and expertise to best serve their clients. They are dedicated to providing outstanding service, helping their clients fulfill their goals and are committed to representing their client’s best interests.

Laura is a Global Luxury Certified Specialist. A designation awarded to an elite group of seasoned real estate professionals, all of whom are proficient in marketing luxury properties. Kent is a Real Estate Broker and maintains his General Contractors license. Together, Kent and Laura are able to offer a fully comprehensive approach to their client’s real estate experience.

Laura and Kent use technology to empower their clients: For Sellers, they fully utilize online marketing techniques, along with traditional methods, to sell their client’s home for top dollar in the least amount of time. They also keep Buyers informed of up to the moment information on newly available properties.

Kent and Laura have a deep passion for the beauty of the Northern California Coast. Having represented sellers in the sale of exceptional coastal properties, they also enjoy helping buyers fulfill that special coastal dream.

Laura Richards, REALTOR®  & Kent Byers, REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
101 Morris Street, Suite 100
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Cell: (707) 206-2109 (Laura) & (707) 206-8087 (Kent)
Email: and
CalBRE # 01354895 & CalBRE # 01013997