Sonoma, CA, March 2, 2018 – Terra Firma Global Partners co-founders Bill Facendini and Heidi Rickerd-Rizzo announced today that Sales Associate Ricardo Gutierrez has joined Terra Firma Global Partners in the firm’s Sonoma office located at 10 Maple Street. Gutierrez brings an extensive and varied background in client services to his real estate practice in Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties.
A resident of Sonoma County for more than three decades, Ricardo started his real estate career in November of 2014 and specializes in representing first-time buyers, relocation buyers new to the North Bay, 1031 exchange sellers/buyers, investment transactions and buyers using FHA and VHA loans. He is a Glen Ellen Resident that was born and raised in Santa Rosa, moved to Los Angeles at age 25 and after 20 years in Southern California returned to the North Bay in 2011 – originally to Petaluma.
“At a certain point in my service and sales-oriented career I realized I wanted to be in the real estate industry and I wanted to do so at home. Sonoma County is home to me and given my heritage, while I have clients from many backgrounds, there is an enormous opportunity to tap the burgeoning Hispanic market for homebuyers in the North Bay. I’ve admired Terra Firma’s business philosophy from a distance for a few years now and wanted to be part of a company that emphasizes local lifestyles and acts as a true liaison between clients and our housing market.”
Prior to working as a REALTOR®, Ricardo was a Territory Sales Representative (Sonoma and Marin counties) for Kellogg Co. based in Battle Creek, MI. He sold core Kellogg, Kashi and Keebler brands to established grocery and retail stores including Safeway, Lucky, Target and Walmart. He was also responsible for merchandising stores and managing in-store promotions.
About Terra Firma Global Partners – A Real Estate Company for Life
Terra Firma Global Partners (www.terrafirmaglobalpartners.com) is a locally owned and operated boutique real estate company with offices in Napa, Sonoma and Marin Counties. Founded in 2010 by real estate veterans Bill Facendini and Heidi Rickerd-Rizzo, the company’s vision is to provide clients with a personal experience that keeps them a client for life, giving them the trust and confidence to refer friends and family to Terra Firma for all of their real estate needs. The firm has been voted one of the best places to work in the North Bay for two consecutive years and company co-founder Heidi Rickerd-Rizzo was recognized in 2016 as one of the North Bay’s top women business leaders by the North Bay Business Journal.