Timothy Hedges, Broker Associate, and REALTOR®
Founder and Managing Broker of The Hedges Group at Vanguard Properties in Santa Rosa specializes in unique luxury properties, building client relationships and protecting the land.
For Timothy Hedges, it was love at first sight
“It” is Sonoma County, and their relationship began soon after Timothy earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and accepted a job teaching at Caritas Creek, an outdoor school located in west Sonoma County. There, over a period of three years, he developed a deep and enduring appreciation for Sonoma’s lush vineyards, dense forests, scenic rivers, creeks and coastline and committed himself to becoming a life-long steward of the land. Except for a brief period teaching high school in his native Berkeley and a year learning the real estate “ropes” from his father, Timothy has called Sonoma County home ever since.
The opportunity to practice real estate in ways that reflect his values and those of his teammates and the broader Sonoma community is one reason why he founded The Hedges Group under the Vanguard Properties banner in 2013. It’s an approach that has been successful for Timothy over the course of managing more than 1,000 real estate transactions totaling more than $700 million in sales volume.
One of the biggest reasons for our success is our very personal approach,” Timothy explains. “For example, we believe in meeting face to face before we ever look at properties. At this meeting, we thoroughly go through the needs of the client and establish a close relationship. While we have all the technological resources at our disposal, deep down our experience has been that a personal relationship with the client is No. 1. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, we have a network of relationships that we can leverage to help you find what you want.”
Hard-to-sell properties; country properties, one-of-a-kind, custom-built luxury estates; and homes “with a lot of character” are his specialty, Timothy says. He also enjoys rolling his sleeves up when clients are looking to buy, sell or lease raw land or commercial and retail properties.
And, more recently, the fast-changing cannabis business. “Finding ground that complies with fast-changing state and local regulations can be a challenge,” Timothy said. “In addition to working with traditional homebuyers, Timothy from our team has become fluent in state law and local ordinances related to the cannabis industry. Not only is he well-versed in the cannabis business, he collaborates with the leading cannabis attorney in the San Fransico Bay Area” he said.
A resident of Sebastopol with his wife, Camille, and children Makenna and Zephyrus, Timothy is active in the Waldorf School community, is a past member of the board of the Sebastopol Chapter of REALTORS®, 2014 president of the North Bay Association of REALTORS®, and a director of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. He also is a past board member of the Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce.