Kathleen Leonard - Luxury Property Professional
Kathy specializes in helping people sell and buy exceptional properties in the California Wine Country -- just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. This is where she lives, works, entertains friends, and enjoys the good life with her husband and business partner, Bob Leonard. Kathy became a licensed real estate agent in 2003 and they began working as a team in 2004 to help all of their clients achieve their real estate dreams in this beautiful area.
Ranked within the top 1% of agents in her geographic area, Kathy brings added value in today’s market as a Country Property Expert and a Certified Distressed Property Expert. Because she works mainly by referral, she spends her time serving clients. Kathy and Bob are also committed to exceed each of their clients’ expectations with a delightful and drama-free customer service experience, which is second to none. This is their number-one competitive advantage.
A graduate of the University of California at Davis, Kathy grew up in Northern California, where she learned to ride horses and snow ski at an early age. For over 20 years prior to her real estate career, she owned and operated San Francisco Kitchens, a public relations firm specializing in the food industry. Her high profile public relations clients included: The Dole Food Company, Del Monte Foods, Nestlé USA, Häagen-Dazs, Monterey Gourmet Foods Inc., Sargento Foods, the California Milk Advisory Board and the California Beef Council. As a past president of the San Francisco Professional Food Society, her former name Kathleen Prisant was familiar in the world of culinary arts. She is a published cookbook author, magazine writer, food stylist, and developer of recipes and new products. After successfully buying, renovating, and selling homes in the San Francisco Bay area for 25 years, Kathy turned a passion into her profession.
Kathy is very active within her community in many non-profit and service organizations. She is a sustainer and past board member of Junior League Napa-Sonoma and serves on the executive board of the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. She is a member of the world’s oldest international food society La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, a past president of Slow Food Sonoma Valley and a former "Capital Grant" committee chair and active member of Impact 100 Sonoma. Kathy is also a past board member of Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center and the Sonoma Greens Homeowner Association. She and Bob (a former Marine Corps officer) sponsor the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve "Toys for Tots: Disney•Pixar Holiday Movie" at the historic Sebastiani Theater on the Sonoma Plaza. For a decade, they also co-chaired the Wine Country Marine Corps Birthday Ball, a major fundraiser for the families of wounded warriors returning from the global war on terrorism.
Sonoma and Napa’s Wine Country, according to Kathy, is as close to perfect as a place can be. Her passion for this place shows in her enthusiastic marketing of her client’s homes and when it comes to finding a piece of this paradise for buyers. Come to the Wine Country and enjoy the good life. Kathy is here to help you make your move!