After graduating from Hotel Management School in Europe, Alain spent 25 years in the upscale hotel, private club and winery management industries. He grew up living between Brussels and the St. Emilion/Bordeaux area, due to his family’s extensive history in some of the most prestigious wineries of Bordeaux. In 1994 Alain discovered Sonoma County, and was immediately drawn to the stunning beauty and lifestyle, which is so similar to where he came from.
His passion for real estate grew after buying, renovating and selling a dozen homes in Healdsburg, Geyserville, Cloverdale, San Francisco, Palm Springs and Florida. This experience uniquely positioned him to counsel buyers and sellers in the sale and acquisition of homes, country properties, vineyard estates and wineries all over California.
The key to bringing a buyer and seller together is an extensive contact list. Alain’s network of friends and colleagues is vast; if you walk with him across Healdsburg’s town square, you’ll be stopped repeatedly by people wanting to chat with the area’s unofficial “French Ambassador”. As a result of this network, Alain is deeply familiar with the intricacies and unique challenges and opportunities of this wonderful region.
Alain is an active board member of The Healdsburg School. He is also an active participant in a variety of charitable organizations and events throughout the year.
Consistently ranking in the top 10% of all real estate agents in Sonoma County, Alain helps transform his clients’ real estate dreams into reality.
Johnny Drake is a native of San Francisco and the youngest of 14 children. Growing up in a large family taught him the value of hard work, perseverance, and the art of communication. Johnny started a business called Johnny’s Java in 1996. After opening nine locations throughout Sonoma County over a 20 year period, he decided to pursue his dream of working in real estate.
Johnny brings his experience as a heart-centered business owner, driven entrepreneur, and talented marketer to his real estate career. Above all else, he delivers exceptional service and unmatched devotion to every client. His attention to detail and level of transparency helps him guide clients through the intricacies of buying and selling a home.
As a regular volunteer and charitable donor in the Sonoma County community, Johnny supports many causes. They include; Canine Companions, Sonoma County Humane Society, Redwood Empire Food Bank, and Sonoma County High School Athletics & Little League and is the former Executive Vice President of the Volunteer Center Board of Directors.
Furthermore, Johnny is a dedicated, hands-on member of NorBAR, California Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Sonoma County Alliance and active member of the Humane Society Board of Directors.
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Nancy Johnson has several years of real estate experience serving clients all over Sonoma County. Some of her proficiencies include mortgage lending, property management, new construction sales, and mixed use development, to name a few. Her remarkable skill set and subject matter expertise has propelled her into a successful career as a real estate agent.
Nancy understands that being a great realtor means building strong relationships based on trust and dependability. She is attentive to her clients needs, and is adept at locating their perfect home. To provide even better customer service, Nancy has joined Compass, a technology-driven real estate company.
Nancy currently holds the Vice Chair position on the Windsor Chamber of Commerce Board and is an active volunteer throughout Sonoma County.
As a lifelong resident of Sonoma County, Nancy has deep roots in the community and understands the buying and selling landscape well. The greatest fulfillment in her career is bringing passion, commitment and professionalism to everyone she works with. The happiness of her clients is her number one priority.
REAL ESTATE CONCIERGE
Jenna Evans, our real estate concierge, provides print and digital collateral, incorporating the unparalleled Sotheby’s International Realty brand to promote Alain and Johnny's real estate business on and offline. Jenna successfully integrates property listings with Alain and Johnny's online presence through their social media platforms, blog, and website.
As the office manager and resident bookkeeper, Katina wears many hats and is an essential member of Alain and Johnny's team. She is also the co-owner of a yoga studio in downtown Healdsburg, runs a successful interior design practice and remains active in a variety of philanthropic interests.
Martha a native of Marin County and studied Design at California Polytechnic State University. For the last eight years, Martha has been the foremost authority of real estate staging in our area. Her taste, talent, and skills extract quality and beauty out of each property she works on, producing exceptional results.
Alain and Johnny's real estate team honors a high level of commitment, style, and attention to detail when working with clients. Whatever your real estate goals, they are well prepared to help you accomplish them.