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About Avis Kalfsbeek

Avis Kalfsbeek is a Real Estate Broker with over 20 years of real estate experience. Her current focus is conservation real estate with the following property specialties:

  • Agriculture and Ranch Land
  • Family Farmsteads
  • Conservation  Easements
  • Vineyards and Wineries
  • Organic, Regenerative, Sustainable
  • Recreational Land
  • Urban and Small Town Homesteading
  • Ecosystem Services, Carbon Credits, Environmental Mitigation

Avis began her real estate career in the late 1990s and 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. Avis holds a Master of Business Administration in Wine Business from Sonoma State University and has worked in business administration, legal, management, and hospitality roles in the wine industry. Her MBA coursework in marketing, financial statements, strategy, and sustainability and her work experience help her solve problems and guide her real estate clients in their property decisions.

Avis comes from a multi-generational farming family. Her great grandfather, Asa Kalfsbeek, came to Colusa County, California, from the Netherlands and farmed rice with a barn full of mules, followed by her grandfather and father after that  -- with farm machinery, no 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, 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.

"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