Laura Richards and Kent Byers
Cal BRE #01354895 and #01013997
Global Luxury Specialists, Broker Associates

Kathleen Erba
Cal BRE #01290752
Broker Associates

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Meet Laura Richards & Kent Byers

Laura Richards and Kent Byers are Top-Producers and offer 30+ years of experience and expertise to best serve the needs of coastal buyers and sellers.

Laura is a certified Global Luxury Specialist, a designation awarded to an elite group of seasoned real estate professionals, all of whom are proficient in marketing luxury properties. With a passion for marketing, Laura stays current on how to best reach ever evolving real estate consumers. Laura’s focus is to fully utilize internet marketing techniques, along with traditional methods, to sell homes for top dollar in the least amount of time. Laura’s experience and background help her work at the highest level of competency.

Kent is a lifetime resident of Sonoma County and has been a licensed Real Estate Broker since 1988. Kent’s extensive builder experience includes the positions of Vice President of Land Acquisition and Project Manager for Christopherson Homes. Kent maintains his General Contractors license. His expertise with construction, development, land use, zoning ordinances as well as working with buyers and sellers is an incredible asset to this partnership. Together, Kent and Laura offer a fully comprehensive approach to their client’s real estate experience.

Laura and Kent are ready to share with you their deep knowledge of the local real estate market. To learn about an Exclusive Property Marketing strategy for your coastal property, or to help you fulfill that special coastal dream with the purchase of the perfect coastal home, contact Laura and Kent and get the specialized service you deserve.

Laura and Kent: 707.206.2109 |

Kathleen Erba

Kathleen Erba grew up in Sonoma and Marin Counties. Kathleen graduated from UC Santa Barbara and worked in investment banking with Hambrecht & Quist and Morgan Stanley. Subsequent to those pursuits, they together started and sold three businesses, along the way making Bodega Bay their home in 1991. In 2000, they began exclusively selling real estate on the Sonoma Coast and successfully pursued broker licensing in 2006.

The Erbas’ entrepreneurial spirit garnered them two decades of rewarding careers as Bodega Bay Realtors, earning them a position in the top 1% of NRT agents (Coldwell Banker’s parent company) worldwide, from among over 45,000 agents. They received the International President’s Elite award – an esteemed designation earned by only an elite few Coldwell Banker sales associates worldwide.

After many years of full-time residence in Bodega Bay, the Erbas began pursuing opportunities in the Carefree/Scottdale Arizona area, and, in 2018, partnered with Laura Richards and Kent Byers, a successful team operating in the nearby Coldwell Banker Sebastopol office. Together the four have completed a high volume of transactions and are pleased to report the shared work ethic and high level of professional experience has ensured a seamless transition for their real estate services.

Kathleen has always striven to represent the best in the real estate industry. With a personal touch and commitment to excellence that has resulted in a clientele that returns for service. She is delighted to give an unequivocal recommendation for Laura and Kent’s real estate services. Laura and Kent have similar backgrounds to Kathleen and operate much the same way, providing the highest level of service resulting in extremely satisfied clientele and an excellent reputation throughout their peers and their community.

Kathleen: 707.484.9857 |