Christine Benson

In times like these you need a Realtor that understands your housing needs and goals.

Meet Christine

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34 W. Spain Street Sonoma CA 95476
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Christine Benson

I am a Sonoma Valley full-time Realtor® with over 35 years of experience. I love matching buyers and sellers. Let me help you with your real estate needs.

• #1 top producing sales agent at Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley Sonoma Office 
• 5-Star Agent rating with Zillow.
• Consistent recipient of Coldwell Banker’s International President's Circle Award for outstanding Sales Production 
• Top 6% of Coldwell Banker Sales Associates worldwide
• Graduate of CSUA with a degree in Business Administration and Real Estate Management.
Professional Designations & Affiliations:
Community Affiliations:
Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Agent
Certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Vintage House - Sonoma
Certified Real Estate Investment Advisor
Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club (past co-president of trustee board)
Top Producers – Agent Referral Group
Northern California Connection – Agent Referral Group
TAN – Top Agent Network
Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce
Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

When clients think of a word that best describes Realtor® Christine Benson, the word that most often comes to mind is passionate. Sonoma Valley is where she lives and works, and she loves her work so much, her clients often become her friends.

When you work with Christine, you can hear the excitement in her voice as she talks about the special highlights of each home she is selling or finding for buyers. She brings that energy to every real estate transaction, and her extensive knowledge and experience selling Sonoma Valley Real Estate greatly benefit her clients.

From beginning to end, Christine takes a systematic approach to each transaction, which includes continual assessment of the local market inventory for accurate pricing and staying abreast of real estate trends. Communication and good humor are also key parts to Christine’s winning formula. She prides herself on being honest, consistent, and straightforward with all involved– creating a positive experience by keeping stress to a minimum.

A recent recipient of the 2020 President’s Elite Circle Award, Christine was honored for her high sales record standing, earning a place among the highest six percent of Coldwell Banker agents worldwide and being named the top-producing agent in Coldwell Banker’s Sonoma Valley office. She is also a Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) and applies her extensive real estate experience to help mature clients find or sell real estate properties in the Sonoma Valley area.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Real Estate Management from California State University at Hayward and is a Certified Real Estate Investment Advisor. Christine can consult on rental and second home properties and provide current trends in those markets.

If you are in the Sonoma Valley Real Estate market and are looking to find the home of your dreams, an investment property to add to your portfolio, or want to sell your home at top dollar, then Realtor® Christine Benson is the one you want in your corner. Her three decades of experience selling real estate, proven record of success, and positive and energetic approach will ease your fears and worries of selling or buying your next property. Contact Christine today at her office at (707) 939-2638 or text her at (510) 816-7958 or email at [email protected].

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677 Crocus Drive
677 Crocus Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476

Imagine this 2+ bedroom 2 baths turnkey wine country home being yours. This single level Creekside adult (55+) community property offers a tranquil setting with back yard offering privacy and water sounds from the nearby stream. Sunny kitchen wi...

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196 Meadowlark Lane
196 Meadowlark Lane, Sonoma, CA 95476
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253 Pina
253 Pina, Sonoma, CA 95476

Tastefully Remodeled Single Level Home owned solar and close to historic Sonoma Plaza

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791 Fano Lane
791 Fano Lane, Sonoma, CA 95476

Bright and light, this updated and home is ideal for either a weekend home or full-time residence. Enchanting yard w/space for a pool and several entertaining areas w/ graceful water fountain. Within a stone throw to all conveniences, including t...

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147 Sierra Place
147 Sierra Place, Sonoma, CA 95476

Lovely 4-bedroom, 3 full bath, single level Sonoma home. Freshly painted exterior and professionally landscaped garden is the start of this quality, traditional home. Situated on a Private Road, the welcoming & large front porch flows into a sp...

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779 Verano Avenue
779 Verano Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476

Located close to Historic Sonoma Plaza, this single level home offers the best of all worlds with privacy and close proximity to Historic Sonoma Plaza. Formal entry, hardwood floors, fireplace, cathedral ceilings, plantation shutters throughout. R...

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1023 Manor Drive
1023 Manor Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476

Located near the to the Historic Sonoma Plaza, this is an incredible opportunity to create your own treasure with this original owner, light filled, 2-bedroom, 2 bath single level home. This property offers endless possibilities with flowing floor...

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254 S Temelec
254 S Temelec, Sonoma, CA 95476

Imagine yourself living carefree with this updated and remodeled Chantarelle 55 plus adult living community property in Sonoma Valley. This beautifully maintained home offers new vinyl flooring, exquisitely remodeled main bathroom with quartz and ...

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177 Theodor Lane
177 Theodor Lane, Sonoma, CA 95476

Opportunity awaits for this well maintained and private home. This light filled property is perched on a hill, with mountain views and private decking backing up to nature~ wine country ambiance with the potential of income as a vacation rental ...

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18105 vassar Court
18105 vassar Court, Sonoma, CA 95476

Welcome home to this beautifully remodeled and updated Sonoma Greens Hampton Model home. This Planned Unit Development offers the convenience of carefree living while entertaining guests from your 2 private and separate patios. Interior features e...

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655 Lobelia Court
655 Lobelia Court, Sonoma, CA 95476

Located on a cul-de-sac, and offering incredible vineyard and hill views from expansive decking and large yard. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has soaring cathedral ceilings with an additional room, formal dining, eat-in-kitchen, fireplace and two ca...

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17503 Middlefield Road
17503 Middlefield Road, Sonoma, CA 95476

Vintage charm accentuates this Sonoma Springs home offering hardwood floors, stone fireplace, updated kitchen and baths. Sunroom that can be used as a dining area or artist room that flows onto the sunny deck. Dont miss the lower level area for a...

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288 Avenida Barbera
288 Avenida Barbera, Sonoma, CA 95476

Peaceful, carefree living in this Creekside Village Adult Community. This well-maintained 2bd/2ba single level home provides a great opportunity to make it your own. Amenities include: vaulted ceilings, large bonus room above garage, 2 car attache...

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197 Avenida Barbera
197 Avenida Barbera, Sonoma, CA 95476

Beautifully transformed with elegant style and tasteful details, sophisticated single-story home is located in Sonoma's premier 55+ Creekside Village community. Highly desirable plan 4, begins with custom entrance gate flowing into courtyard with ...

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18456 3rd Avenue
18456 3rd Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476

Single level, light filled home located within a few minutes to Historic Sonoma Plaza and Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn. Well built in 2005 by an owner / contractor, this property offers 2 fireplaces, built in speakers throughout, fire sprinkler sys...

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230 Flint Court
230 Flint Court, Sonoma, CA 95476

Sonoma's best kept secret, with indoor/outdoor living, in this updated Temelec Adult Community residence. This single level, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is situated on a rarely available, private court, backing up to open, lush grounds and seasonal cr...

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124 South Temelec Circle
124 Temelec South Circle, Sonoma, CA 95476

Now beautifully staged! Light filled , 3+/2+, 1932 sf home is located in Chantarelle 55+ community. Well-maintained by orig. owner, Incredible value. Offering lovely outside areas to entertain. Main level offers 1 guest & 1 en suite master bed...

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20915 Via Colombard
20915 Via Colombard, Sonoma, CA 95476

Lovely light-filled 2 bedroom, 2 full bath home has quality touches throughout. This well-maintained home features hard wood floors, an enchanting garden with raised vegetable beds, new decking and a large patio area for chic Wine Country entertai...

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178 Saint James Drive
178 Saint James Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476

Welcome home to this light filled and meticulously maintained Chantarelle home. This 3+/2+, 1932 sf home offers many upgraded systems including, newer HVAC, roof, and plantation shutters. Additional features include low maintenance yard with gor...

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285 Carson Court
285 Carson Court, Sonoma, CA 95476

This single level home is ideally located close to all amenities: including Historic Sonoma Plaza, Walking Path ,Hiking Trails ,boutique wineries , and gourmet grocery. Offering such potential to create your own with Eat-in-Kitchen , living r...

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157 South Temelec Circle
157 Temelec South Circle, Sonoma, CA 95476

Beautifully decorated and light filled 3+ bedrooms /2+ baths, 1932 square foot Sonoma Valley home located in the highly desirable, Chantarelle, 55+ community offering lovely outside areas to entertain wine country style. Main level includes 1 gue...

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205 Avenida Barbera
205 Avenida Barbera, Sonoma, CA 95476

Peaceful, carefree living in 55 plus Senior Adult Community. Highly sought after and desirable Plan 4 property. Private and unique lot backing to tranquil open space and redwood grove. This updated and remodeled single level home provides a comfo...

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162 West Macarthur Street
162 Macarthur West Street, Sonoma, CA 95476

Charming 2 bedroom/1 bath single story cottage within a stroll of Sonoma Plaza offering world class dining, wineries, and boutiques. House has hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen, large laundry room, and newer roof. Situated on large lot it offers ex...

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315 Baines Avenue
315 Baines Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476

Clean and bright,single-level, 2 bd/2 ba manufactured home boasts many upgrades incl. SS appliances, windows, HVAC system. Master bath with Jet tub, Vegetable garden and additional parking for boat .This Sonoma Valley cottage has the added bonus...

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20747 Temelec Drive
20747 Temelec Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476

Ideally situated on quiet court, near vineyard and mountain views. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath single level home offers eat in kitchen, spa tub, , 2 car garage, gas fireplace, walking paths along fountain and ponds, enclosed screened porch perfect fo...

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191 Blue Wing Drive
191 Blue Wing Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476

Located in the premier east side Sonoma location, within a stones throw to the Historic Sonoma Plaza, this lovely 2 story home offers on main level, a living room with fireplace, dining area 1/2 bath. Upstairs has 2 bedrooms one bath and spacious ...

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247 Avenida Barbera
247 Avenida Barbera, Sonoma, CA 95476

Peaceful, carefree living in this Creekside Village home. Offering a unique, large lot with gardens, majestic fountain, Redwood grove, and located close to the community club house, pool and tennis courts. This two bedroom, two bathroom home offer...

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18775 Jamie Lee Lane
18775 Jamie Lee Lane, Sonoma, CA 95476

Single-level and sunny, 2 bed/2 bath Sonoma home offers a convenient floor plan centered around the dining area with accompanying glass sliding door to enter the large, yet manageable yard with plentiful fruit trees. This original condition home,...

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222 Temelec Circle
222 Temelec Circle, Sonoma, CA 95476

Great opportunity for this single level , 2 bd./2 ba home located within a stroll of Community pool & Victorian Clubhouse. This 55 plus ,Temelec Senior Community property offers Living Rm w/ fireplace, master suite, dining area, enclosed sun room...

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1508 Pinebrook Place
1508 Pinebrook Place, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Spacious, updated, and move in ready. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath PUD offers a cheerful kitchen including new stainless steel appliances. This home also includes a newer furnace and air conditioning system to keep you cool this summer. Conveniently l...

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380 Baines
380 Baines, Sonoma, CA 95476

Opportunity is here with this wine country fixer property that is situated on a level 6250 SF lot. Build your weekend retreat or a place to call home. Ideally located in Sonoma Boyes Hot Springs, within a stroll to dining, shopping, Fairmont Missi...

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188 Agua Caliente
188 Agua Caliente, Sonoma, CA 95476

Enjoy this Sonoma Valley Condo located in the Sonoma Oakwood Community. The property is near all conveniences and offers a glistening pool for those summertime gatherings. This single level, end unit offers great views. Living room w Fireplace, la...

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63 Portola Circle
63 Portola Circle, Sonoma, CA 95476

Incredible opportunity to live in the wine country within 10 minutes to Historic Sonoma Plaza, vineyard views, and community pool. This award winning Seven Flags, 55 plus community is well known for its pristine and tranquil lifestyle. Newer (...

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44 International Boulevard
44 International Boulevard, Sonoma, CA 95476

Ideally located, this 2 bedroom/2 baths mobile home is situated near vineyard views , club house and community pool. Well maintained, with updated kitchen offering new Stainless Steel stove top and hood, granite counters, wood laminate flooring ...

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199 Del Rio Paseo
199 Del Rio Paseo, Sonoma, CA 95476

Enchanting garden and private creek side setting highlight this beautifully updated property. Home is turnkey, modern and light filled, with 2 beds, 2 baths and a spacious, covered patio. Open concept kitchen with granite countertops, updated bath...

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257 English Flag Way
257 English Flag Way, Sonoma, CA 95476

Picture perfect home, starting with the welcoming and expansive and covered front deck to entertain family and friends. Incredible view of hills from rarely available , spacious and private lot including raised flower beds, meandering walkwa...

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  • Christine is a real professional who worked hard to understand our needs and then find the right home for us. In a tough, competitive real estate market, she has the experience and savvy to get the job done! She's a good listener and communicator and has a wealth of local knowledge and contacts. She gave us good advice on handling negotiations, and when our offer was accepted, she got the home inspection and closing done in record time while making sure all property and HOA questions were addressed to our satisfaction. Moreover, she's a delightful, upbeat person and a joy to work with. Highly recommended. We look forward to working with Christine again!"

    Randy and Karla

    Sonoma Buyers 4/2021

  • We met Christine touring a home she had listed and while that home was not right for us, we were so impressed with her market knowledge, responsiveness, insights and general good nature that we asked to represent us. Within a week we found a home, made an offer, got it accepted, had the inspections done (thanks to Christine's local connections), went into escrow and closed. My wife and I were most pleased with her and are glad to highly recommend her.

    Ross and Lucy (buyers) 1/27/2021

    Impressive market knowledge.

  • We, lawyer and family, loved Christine’s enthusiasm and warmth, and the information she was able to provide. She provided a topnotch marketing plan and an active effort to sell the house. Christine brought in a stager and was helpful in setting the price, negotiations, and bringing reliable inspectors to help. She communicated well, and her constant feedback on current and micro market conditions helped in our sale negotiations. We highly recommend her.

    Charlie M. (seller)

    Top notch marketing plan.

  • Christine Benson has an amazing attitude and detailed knowledge of the Sonoma real estate market. She understood the importance for me to be comfortable with my decision to sell the property, which was in the family for 70 years, and find a local buyer committed to the area. She was always responsive and kept me informed every step of the way.

    Paulette P. (seller) 3/2/2021

    Amazing attitude and detailed knowledge

  • She is very responsive, and kept in communication with us through every step in the process. She is very knowledgeable and explained everything in regards to what she was doing and what we needed to do. She recommended and helped coordinate inspections and people to work on the house. She did a great job in marketing which resulted in many people stopping by the open house. She even watered the plants since we live out of town. She was a pleasure to work with.

    Gary Valestrino

    Sold a Single Family Home in Sonoma

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