Kathleen Leonard specializes in helping people sell and buy exceptional properties in the California Wine Country -- just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. This is where she lives, works, entertains friends, and enjoys the good life with her husband, Bob Leonard. Kathleen founded Own the Wine Country in 2003 to help all of her clients achieve their real estate dreams in this beautiful area.
A graduate of the University of California, Davis, Kathy grew up in Northern California, where she learned to ride horses and ski at an early age. As a past president of the San Francisco Professional Food Society, her former name Kathleen Prisant was familiar in the world of culinary arts. She is a published cookbook author, magazine writer, food stylist, and developer of recipes and new products. After successfully buying, renovating, and selling homes in the San Francisco Bay area for 25 years, Kathy turned a passion into her profession. A top-producing agent for several years, she brings added value in today’s market as a Country Property Expert and a Certified Distressed Property Expert.
Kathy is a sustainer and past board member of Junior League of Napa Sonoma and past board member of Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center and Sonoma Greens Homeowner Association. She is a past president of Slow Food Sonoma Valley and an active member in Impact 100 Sonoma and on the Citta Slow Sonoma Advisory Committee. Kathy and Bob sponsor the annual holiday Toys for Tots Disney/Pixar movie at the Sebastiani Theater in Sonoma. For 10 years, they have co-chaired the Wine Country Marine Corps Birthday Ball, a major fundraiser for the families of wounded warriors returning from the global war on terrorism.
Because she works mainly by referral, she spends her time serving clients. This is her number-one competitive advantage.
Sonoma and Napa’s Wine Country, according to Kathy, is as close to perfect as a place can be. Her passion for this place shows in her enthusiastic marketing of her client’s homes and when it comes to finding a piece of this paradise for buyers. Come to the Wine Country and enjoy the good life. Kathy is here to help you make your move!