Meet Steve Carnes...
My wife and I have owned a second home in this area since 1982 and we moved to The Sea Ranch full time in 1999. We built our own home here and began a new career in the real estate business that same year. Having gone through the entire process from raw land to finished residence we have considerable first hand experience that has proven to be very useful to our clients whether they are looking to purchase an existing home or to build their own dream.
Prior to discovering this beautiful corner of the world I was very fortunate to have had a full and interesting life. I studied business at the University of Oregon, flew off carriers for the United States Navy, owned an air charter company in the Sacramento Valley and acted as Chief Pilot for an Electronics Company out of Grass Valley, California, and then, when we moved here permanently in 1999, discovered my current passion - real estate. From 1999 until 2008, I worked with Sea Ranch Realty. In 2008, I decided to join the newly formed Coastal Real Estate Company, because I liked their innovative concepts and bedrock values.
Community is important to both my wife and myself. Wherever I have been I have served in local community organizations. I am currently a member of the Board of Directors of Gualala Arts, belong to the local Flying Club, and serve as President of our local Rotary Club. My wife, Kristin is also heavily involved in community affairs and devotes a lot of her time and effort to fund raising for various community needs. Our family immersion in our community is an important asset to our real estate clients. We can help our client understand the all important ethos of the wonderful group of people who live here.
The right physical structure, on the right piece of land are important elements for a wonderful home, but these concrete factors are not the only critical ingredients that make for a great place to live. Government, community services, social activities, and perhaps most important of all, neighborhood, are all vital to happiness. There are people who buy here and then decide for a variety of reasons that they must move on. Others (like my wife and myself) are here for keeps. I would like to help you understand all of these factors so that you can make exactly the right decision about one of the most important things in your life - where you call home.