Avis Kalfsbeek is a Real Estate Broker (DRE #01062009) with over 20 years of real estate experience. Her current focus is conservation real estate. Avis holds a Master of Business Administration in Wine Business from Sonoma State University. She has represented buyers and sellers in land transactions in Northern California (Colusa, Sutter, and Napa Counties), including orchards, row crops, recreational and ranch properties, vineyards, and wineries. Her MBA coursework in marketing, financial statements, strategy, and sustainability and her business, legal, and hospitality work experience help her solve problems and guide clients in their property decisions.
Avis comes from a multi-generational farming family. Her great grandfather, Asa Kalfsbeek, came to Colusa County from the Netherlands and farmed rice with a barn full of mules. In addition to advising on large parcels, Avis enjoys helping buyers and sellers of smaller farmsteads and family farms. She owned and operated a 4-acre organic rose farm in Sutter County when her children were young.
Avis Kalfsbeek loves to be in nature and to read nature writings. Some of her favorite authors are Aldo Leopold, Wendell Berry, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Muir, and Mary Oliver. She is the author of the environmental adventure fiction book series Pedro the Water Dog Saves the Planet, the mother of two grown children, and enjoys hiking and swimming with her Portuguese Water Dog, Teo Panadero Pescadero.
Agriculture and Ranch Land
Vineyards and Wineries
Organic, Regenerative, Sustainable
Urban and Small Town Homesteading
Ecosystem Services, Carbon Credits, Environmental Mitigation
"And the response to people who say you can't go back... Well, what happens if you get to the cliff and you take one step forward... or you make a 180 degree turn and then take one step forward? Which way are you going? Which way is progress?"
-- Doug Tompkins