ILOVEBODEGABAY: Laura Richards & Kent Byers | Kathleen Erba
M: 707.206.2109 | 707.484.9857 mobile
O: 707.829.4500 office
Global Luxury Specialist, Broker Assoc.

ILOVEBODEGABAY: Laura Richards & Kent Byers | Kathleen Erba

Broker Associates
License #:
01354895, 01013997


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 and her husband Dennis purchased a home in South Bodega Harbour in 1991 and they began exclusively selling real estate on the Sonoma Coast in 2000. The Erba's 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/Scottsdale 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.

Dennis and Kathleen have 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. They are delighted to give an unequivocal recommendation for Laura and Kent’s real estate services. Laura and Kent have similar backgrounds to Dennis and 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 |

"We appreciate their responsiveness and would recommend them highly. "

  -Rachel & Craig T. , Client

"From start to finish a superb job and we appreciate it."

  -David & Kathy S. , Client

"Thank you so much for everything, we will miss you and Bodega Bay! "

  -Tim & Cathy D. , Client

"A big thank-you for all your work in successfully getting my home prepared/listed/sold/fully closed while I've been overseas. Your efforts are much appreciated."

  -Jonathan L, Client

Coldwell Banker Realty

As local experts, we bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling coastal real estate. You need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. Here are some of the things we can do for you:

Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! We can work with you to find the right home, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home.

Sell a Home
When it's time to sell your property, we can take care of everything you need, from start to close. We consult on pre-market improvements to best position your home in the marketplace. We will utilize our exclusive marketing program to create the best exposure and help sell your home for the highest possible price. We will show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork, supervise the closing and more. Our track record speaks for itself. 

Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. We can help make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.


101 Morris St Ste 100
Sebastopol, CA